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Ruben Hinojosa topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 04/05/2006: Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees
  • 09/14/1999: Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads
  • 02/25/2009: Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad
  • 01/16/2014: No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote
  • 11/15/2011: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge
  • 02/09/2012: Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures
  • 02/14/2002: Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions
  • 05/24/2007: Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations

    CON:

  • 07/12/2001: Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties
  • 06/28/2001: Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 06/07/2006: Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies

    CON:

  • 06/29/2006: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore
  • 08/01/2001: Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research
  • 01/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 06/30/1999: Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion
  • 02/26/2004: Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 09/25/2002: Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • 04/26/2007: Provide emergency contraception at military facilities

    CON:

  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record
  • 10/02/2003: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life
  • 04/05/2000: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 04/27/2005: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 03/10/2011: Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools
  • 09/30/2004: Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 07/08/2013: Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools
  • 07/29/1999: Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC
  • 04/03/2001: More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 03/05/2008: Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health

    CON:

  • 04/13/2011: Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund
  • 02/01/2006: Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record
  • 10/06/1999: Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts
  • 06/28/2000: Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 11/22/2003: Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 04/15/2011: Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 01/12/2007: Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D
  • 07/24/2003: Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs
  • 03/04/2009: Expand the National Health Service Corps
  • 03/13/2003: Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 07/12/2000: Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty"
  • 03/29/2001: Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 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
  • 04/18/2002: Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 03/09/2000: Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years

    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
  • 04/04/2001: Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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