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Lindsey Graham MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Support for the construction of prisons or detention centers

  • 06/22/2000: Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.
  • 09/27/1994: More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty

    Increase the number of police officers working in high-crime communities

  • 09/25/2001: Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism

    Legal age for prosecution as an adult: Decrease

  • 06/17/1999: Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime

    Increase the number of local prosecutors

  • 02/08/1995: Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder

    Civil Rights

    Support for gun rights

  • 09/25/2013: Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty
  • 04/17/2013: Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains
  • 03/23/2009: Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights
  • 02/03/2009: Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal
  • 09/06/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership
  • 07/29/2005: Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers
  • 06/18/1999: Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 08/12/2008: Protect the sanctity of life
  • 03/14/2008: Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP
  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion
  • 04/11/2007: Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 04/05/2000: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 06/30/1999: Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 05/05/2011: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 10/18/2007: Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions
  • 07/25/2006: Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions
  • 03/12/2003: Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life
  • 04/27/2001: Federal crime to harm fetus during an assault

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 08/12/2008: Support the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage
  • 06/25/2008: Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage
  • 12/31/2006: by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • 06/07/2006: Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage
  • 07/29/1999: Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC

    Support for gun control measures

  • 03/02/2004: Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 03/13/2008: Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million
  • 02/13/2008: Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M
  • 03/21/2007: Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million
  • 12/31/2006: by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 08/03/2006: Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts
  • 06/08/2006: Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`
  • 02/02/2006: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 11/18/2005: Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends
  • 05/23/2003: Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years
  • 04/04/2001: Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")
  • 03/14/2001: Phaseout the death tax

    Reduce taxes for middle class tax payers

  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset
  • 03/23/2007: Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax
  • 07/12/2000: Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty"
  • 09/27/1994: Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes

    Support a balanced federal budget by constitutional amendment

  • 01/01/2012: Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge
  • 01/06/2009: Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override
  • 09/27/1994: Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto

    Implement a flat tax

  • 11/06/2007: Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus
  • 04/18/2002: Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years

    Taxes for large corporations: Decrease

  • 12/31/2003: by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes
  • 03/09/2000: Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business

    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

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 08/06/1998: Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools
  • 11/04/1997: Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools

    Support privatization of mass education

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

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 10/26/2005: Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies

    Reduce federal government involvement with public education

  • 02/06/2014: Sponsored denouncing the Common Core State Standards

    Environmental Issues

    Support domestic continental drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 11/03/2005: Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR
  • 03/16/2005: Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • 08/01/2001: Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 04/01/2009: Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade
  • 06/16/2005: Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%)
  • 06/26/2000: Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 06/26/2008: Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing
  • 06/21/2007: Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies

    Reduce federal gasoline excise taxes

  • 04/17/2008: Gas tax holiday for the summer

    Healthcare Issues

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 05/25/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 01/29/2009: Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 07/15/2008: Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 11/01/2007: Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 02/02/2006: Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D
  • 12/31/2003: by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record
  • 10/06/1999: Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 02/08/1999: Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals

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

  • 03/03/2014: Opposed ObamaCare from day one
  • 10/20/2013: Let ObamaCare show itself as a continuing debacle

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

  • 04/14/2011: Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy
  • 03/13/2008: Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium

    Immigration

    Provide amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 06/23/2013: Secure border now in place with comprehensive immigration
  • 06/23/2013: New amnesty is tough and ends incoming illegals
  • 06/28/2007: Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform

    Increase the number of work visas granted to foreign workers each year

  • 05/25/2006: Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program
  • 09/24/1998: Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers

    Oppose amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 03/13/2008: Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities"

    Increase border security between U.S. and Mexico

  • 09/29/2006: Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border

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

  • 05/18/2006: Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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