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Tom Cole MyOcracy topics and responses

    Civil Rights

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 01/04/2013: No family planning assistance that includes abortion
  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 01/07/2011: Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood
  • 07/29/2010: Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans
  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 02/26/2004: Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 10/02/2003: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life

    Support for gun rights

  • 10/12/2011: Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases
  • 09/02/2011: Recognize heritage of hunting & shooting on federal lands
  • 01/25/2011: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad
  • 04/30/2009: Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition
  • 10/20/2005: Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 04/09/2003: Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 04/02/2009: Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 06/25/2008: Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage
  • 11/13/2007: Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 12/31/2006: by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • 07/18/2006: Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 09/30/2004: Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 12/01/2011: Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection
  • 05/04/2011: Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 01/07/2011: Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization
  • 02/04/2009: Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 12/31/2006: by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 12/08/2005: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends

    Support a balanced federal budget by constitutional amendment

  • 01/05/2011: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution
  • 01/06/2009: Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override

    Reduce taxes for all tax payers

  • 01/01/2012: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 08/12/2010: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes

    Reduce taxes for small businesses

  • 12/31/2003: by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record

    Implement a flat tax

  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 03/30/2011: Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program

    Support privatization of mass education

  • 12/31/2003: by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes

    Environmental Issues

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 05/12/2011: Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling
  • 03/03/2011: Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants
  • 01/18/2007: Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 06/29/2006: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 11/02/2010: Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP
  • 06/26/2009: Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution
  • 01/09/2009: Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules

    Reduce or remove environmental regulations that address oil refinement

  • 09/18/2008: Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences
  • 09/29/2005: Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species

    Use tax incentives for wind energy development and use

  • 11/02/2011: Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit

    Eliminate tax incentives and/or subsidies to the fossil fuel industry

  • 02/12/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy

    Consumer tax credits for the purchase of hybrid or electric vehicles

  • 05/03/2011: Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018

    Healthcare Issues

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 04/15/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 07/04/2010: Repeal any federal health care takeover
  • 01/23/2008: Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 10/25/2007: Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 12/31/2003: by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record

    Eliminate financial penalty from Obamacare for taxpayers that do not have health insurance

  • 01/05/2011: Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law

    Immigration

    Increase border security between U.S. and Mexico

  • 09/14/2006: Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border
  • 06/06/2006: Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project

    Allow in-state tuition at public universities and colleges for undocumented students

  • 05/20/2004: Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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