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vs.Cavasso(R)
vs.Hanabusa(D)
vs.Pirkowski(R)
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vs.Ernst(R)
vs.Butzier(L)
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vs.Clovis(R)
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vs.Mitchell(D)
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vs.Oberweis(R)
vs.Hansen(L)
vs.Truax(R)
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vs.Batson(L)
vs.Wolf(R)
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vs.Testerman(R)
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vs.Sabrin(R)
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vs.Adams(D)
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vs.Sanchez(G)
vs.Roland(L)
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vs.Gillespie(R)
vs.Sarvis(L)
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vs.Tennant(D)
vs.Buckley(L)
vs.Lawhorn(I)
vs.Raese(R)
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John Thune topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 02/25/2009: Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad
  • 05/11/2010: Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks
  • 09/14/1999: Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads
  • 07/12/2001: Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties

    CON:

  • 03/28/2006: Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity
  • 03/29/2006: Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 06/21/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 01/17/2007: Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025

    CON:

  • 08/01/2001: Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels
  • 06/17/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 06/16/2005: Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%)

    Making it Harder to Get a Gun

    PRO:

  • 06/18/1999: Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1

    CON:

  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains
  • 03/23/2009: Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights
  • 03/27/2007: Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC
  • 01/06/2009: Sponsored bill for national standard for concealed carry
  • 04/17/2013: Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets
  • 04/12/2011: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad
  • 08/11/2010: Ranked by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record
  • 07/29/2005: Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers
  • 02/08/2008: Allow firearms in National Parks
  • 09/06/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership
  • 02/03/2009: Sponsored bill to apply concealed carry permit to all states

    Abortion Rights

    CON:

  • 03/17/2005: Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives
  • 04/11/2007: Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 06/30/1999: Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion
  • 01/22/2008: Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion
  • 03/14/2008: Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP
  • 10/18/2007: Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions
  • 04/05/2000: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance
  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 07/25/2006: Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions
  • 03/05/2009: Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies
  • 06/11/2008: Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses
  • 02/04/2009: Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 06/28/2000: Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage
  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium
  • 10/06/1999: Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 07/15/2008: Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 05/25/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 02/02/2006: Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D
  • 01/29/2009: Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 04/18/2007: Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 03/07/2002: Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers
  • 11/01/2007: Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 03/17/2005: Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug
  • 11/03/2005: Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics

    CON:

  • 05/08/2006: Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000
  • 06/11/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug
  • 02/14/2008: Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    CON:

  • 02/02/2006: Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut
  • 03/29/2001: Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 08/12/2010: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes
  • 03/11/2009: Keep reduction of capital gains tax
  • 08/03/2006: Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 06/08/2006: Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`
  • 02/13/2008: Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M
  • 03/14/2001: Phaseout the death tax
  • 07/12/2000: Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty"
  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset
  • 03/23/2007: Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax
  • 02/02/2006: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 01/01/2012: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 03/21/2007: Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million
  • 04/04/2001: Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")
  • 11/18/2005: Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends
  • 03/09/2000: Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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