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Peter Defazio topics and responses

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 06/07/2006: Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 08/01/2001: Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation

    CON:

  • 09/26/2008: Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 06/29/2006: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 04/05/2000: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research
  • 06/30/1999: Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record
  • 02/26/2004: Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 04/27/2005: Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 01/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 09/30/2004: Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 07/18/2006: Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 07/29/1999: Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

    Repealing ObamaCare

    CON:

  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 01/12/2007: Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 02/01/2006: Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 04/15/2011: Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 06/28/2000: Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage
  • 10/06/1999: Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 03/05/2008: Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 04/13/2011: Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes
  • 12/08/2005: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 03/29/2001: Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 12/12/2007: Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 04/04/2001: Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")
  • 04/15/2013: Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking
  • 03/09/2000: Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business
  • 07/12/2000: Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty"

    CON:

  • 06/25/2008: Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income
  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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