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Amy Klobuchar on Abortion
Click here for 20 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Codify Roe v. Wade into law; the people are with us. (Nov 2019)
  • Public supports contraception and safe abortion. (Oct 2019)
  • Against criminalizing abortion & imprisoning doctors. (Jun 2019)
  • Repeal Hyde Amendment; fund Planned Parenthood. (Jun 2019)
  • New restrictive state laws are "just wrong". (Jun 2019)
  • Make abortions safe and make them rare. (Feb 2019)
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Jul 2006)
  • Decision between a woman and her doctor. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Amy Klobuchar on Budget & Economy
Click here for 14 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Focus on issues affecting small business, rural America. (Apr 2019)
  • Budget & Economy. (Aug 2015)
  • Cut $2.2 trillion over 10 years, in a balanced approach. (Oct 2012)
  • Cut discretionary spending like “bridge to nowhere”. (Oct 2006)
  • Fiscal responsibility in our federal budget. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Civil Rights
Click here for 25 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Name your favorite woman president--we're not done yet!. (Nov 2019)
  • Collect data on GLBT issues so we can persuade Congress. (Oct 2019)
  • Throughout career, fighting hate crimes a priority. (Oct 2019)
  • Ban conversion therapy; it makes no sense at all. (Oct 2019)
  • Yes to federal law that allows third gender on documents. (Oct 2019)
  • We need environmental justice in this country. (Sep 2019)
  • Gut punch from White House stopped election reform bill. (Jun 2019)
  • Trump's failed to protect security of our elections. (May 2019)
  • Pushed for sexual harassment training in Senate. (May 2019)
  • Government must address integrity of elections. (Apr 2019)
  • Paper ballots allow audits, ensure election integrity. (Mar 2019)
  • Reparations can mean investing in communities. (Mar 2019)
  • Anti-gay discrimination is bad for business. (Feb 2019)
  • Hired 30% lawyers of color in County Prosecutor's office. (Aug 2015)
  • Supports civil unions and equal rights for gay partners. (Jan 2006)
  • No constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
  • Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites. (Apr 2018)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Amy Klobuchar on Corporations
Click here for 7 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Consolidation of business leading to startup slump. (Oct 2019)
  • Update law, but treat tech companies on case by case basis. (Mar 2019)
  • Put burden of proof on competitiveness on companies. (Mar 2019)
  • I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships. (Oct 2012)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Amy Klobuchar on Crime
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  • Safe harbor for prostitutes;but don't decriminalize sex work. (Oct 2019)
  • I support racial justice: make prosecutors accountable. (Sep 2019)
  • Reduce sentences for nonviolent offenders. (Sep 2019)
  • Abolish capital punishment. (Jul 2019)
  • Reduce mandatory minimum sentences. (Jul 2019)
  • Supports prison reform & treatment over punishment. (May 2019)
  • We must address human trafficking abroad and domestically. (Jul 2016)
  • Victims want convictions, but also want to trust courts. (Aug 2015)
  • People who break the law need to be held accountable. (Aug 2015)
  • Lock up predatory sex offenders indefinitely. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Amy Klobuchar on Drugs
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  • Legalize marijuana, but no expungement. (Jul 2019)
  • Fund treatment & mental health with opioid tax. (May 2019)
  • Opioid manufacturers should help fund treatment. (May 2019)
  • Use drug courts; diversity in law enforcement. (Apr 2019)
  • Reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Mar 2019)
  • Opioid companies should fund addiction treatment. (Feb 2019)
  • More resources to fight the meth epidemic. (Oct 2006)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Amy Klobuchar on Education
Click here for 13 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Let graduates refinance loans at a better rate. (Jul 2019)
  • Boost teacher pay. (Jul 2019)
  • An infrastructure plan that includes schools. (Jul 2019)
  • Magic genie could fix college cost; I'd focus on Pell Grants. (Jun 2019)
  • Address student debt in ways beyond free college. (Apr 2019)
  • Loan forgiveness for those taking public service jobs. (Apr 2019)
  • I am not for free four-year college for all. (Feb 2019)
  • Free community college; expand Pell Grants. (Feb 2019)
  • No Child Left Behind is an unfunded mandate. (Jan 2006)
  • Expand early childhood education opportunities. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Mar 2018)
Amy Klobuchar on Energy & Oil
Click here for 27 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Reverse Trump climate rollbacks and put a price on carbon. (Dec 2019)
  • Show how investment in climate change will benefit Midwest. (Dec 2019)
  • Our mission: solve climate crisis, without harming economy. (Sep 2019)
  • No all-out ban on fracking; we need a transition. (Sep 2019)
  • Carbon neutral is goal; nuclear/coal during transition. (Sep 2019)
  • Energy efficiency is low-hanging fruit. (Sep 2019)
  • Would rejoin climate pact & propose new legislation. (Apr 2019)
  • Open to carbon tax, but without increased prices. (Apr 2019)
  • Green New Deal is aspirational; don't over-promise. (Feb 2019)
  • Green New Deal opens discussion on climate change. (Feb 2019)
  • Rejoin Paris climate deal; meet UN goals. (Feb 2019)
  • 2007: increased gas-mileage standards. (Aug 2015)
  • Invest in homegrown, renewable energy sources. (Jan 2006)
  • Gas gouging penalty against oil companies. (Jan 2006)
  • National strategy to address global warming. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Jan 2007)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
Amy Klobuchar on Environment
Click here for 14 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Environmental justice: impacted community gets what's needed. (Sep 2019)
  • Supports Endangered Species Act, but supports de-listing. (Sep 2019)
  • Support nuclear power. (Jul 2019)
  • Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range. (Jun 2018)
  • I don't think manure is toxic waste. (Aug 2015)
  • Preserve open spaces, farmlands, hunting lands, & wetlands. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 40% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Amy Klobuchar on Families & Children
Click here for 12 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Three months paid family leave, but be fiscally responsible. (Nov 2019)
  • We need to talk about aging population, long term care. (Oct 2019)
  • Churches & agencies should follow law on gay rights. (Oct 2019)
  • Make it easier for LGBTQ couples to adopt. (Oct 2019)
  • Do what science tells us on obesity: more info on labels. (Sep 2019)
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • 1996 AdWatch: my daughter endorses 48 hour stay for new moms. (Aug 2015)
  • Daughter's "drive-by birth" inspired 48-hour maternal stay. (Aug 2015)
  • Allow adoption of older kids to keep siblings together. (Aug 2015)
  • Strengthen Family and Medical Leave Act. (Jan 2006)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Amy Klobuchar on Foreign Policy
Click here for 28 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Trump impeachment about foreign power influencing elections. (Dec 2019)
  • Transition Heartland from isolationism to Internationalism. (Dec 2019)
  • Five Rs: restore, repair, rejoin, respond, and reassert. (Dec 2019)
  • Beware China's Uighur internment camps & Hong Kong crackdown. (Dec 2019)
  • New foreign policy: align with allies and call out misdeeds. (Nov 2019)
  • Need consistency in our foreign policy. (Oct 2019)
  • Talking to North Korea good, working with allies better. (Jun 2019)
  • Diplomacy with North Korea not easy; we need clear focus. (Jun 2019)
  • Iran nuclear deal was imperfect but made us more safe. (Jun 2019)
  • Military an option in Venezuela, but focus on diplomacy. (Mar 2019)
  • Stand with our allies, invest in diplomacy. (Feb 2019)
  • Fight ISIS Internet recruiting, but don't indict Islam. (Jun 2016)
  • Tackle terrorist groups, and stand up for Israel. (Aug 2015)
  • Internationalism should include humanitarian policies. (Aug 2015)
  • When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated +4 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Dec 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Apr 2013)
  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Amy Klobuchar on Free Trade
Click here for 17 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Supports USMCA because it improves labor standards. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump tariffs have already cost us 300,000 jobs. (Sep 2019)
  • Demand changes to NAFTA; use tariffs to crack down. (Jul 2019)
  • Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA. (Jul 2019)
  • Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries. (Jul 2019)
  • China trade problems are real; use allies, not broad tariffs. (Jun 2019)
  • Can't just talk about trade war with China, get it done. (Jun 2019)
  • Increase jobs by exporting, and enforcing against dumping. (Aug 2015)
  • Immediate action on steel dumping, to protect U.S. jobs. (Apr 2015)
  • I will fight for fair trade. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposes CAFTA. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
  • Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Amy Klobuchar on Government Reform
Click here for 24 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United. (Dec 2019)
  • Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. (Nov 2019)
  • Experience is needed to get voter rights passed. (Nov 2019)
  • Register all to vote; ban gerrymandering and voter purges. (Nov 2019)
  • Russia didn't just meddle in our election; they invaded it. (Oct 2019)
  • Pass Equality Act by marshalling public support. (Oct 2019)
  • Election Security Act: mandate paper ballots. (Jul 2019)
  • Automatically register citizens to vote when they turn 18. (Mar 2019)
  • Honest Ads Act: no more foreign meddling in elections. (Feb 2019)
  • Washington’s pay to play system hurts the middle class. (May 2006)
  • Institute MN-style restrictions on lobbyist-funded gifts. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Mar 2013)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Nov 2018)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Feb 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges. (Jul 2018)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Gun Control
Click here for 16 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Public is with us on background checks & police vetting. (Oct 2019)
  • Make sure that domestic abusers don't get AK47s. (Sep 2019)
  • Banning assault weapons will reduce fatalities. (Sep 2019)
  • Banning assault weapons will reduce fatalities. (Sep 2019)
  • We passed universal background checks and NRA blocked it. (Jul 2019)
  • Gun violence is about politicians folding to the NRA. (Jul 2019)
  • No gun confiscation; sensible gun laws don't hurt hunters. (Jun 2019)
  • Commonsense gun laws have wide support. (Feb 2019)
  • Sensible reforms like enhanced background checks. (Jun 2016)
  • I would do nothing to hurt hunting. (Jan 2006)
  • Extend the ban on assault weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Amy Klobuchar on Health Care
Click here for 34 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Take on Big Pharma, to make drugs more affordable. (Oct 2019)
  • More mental health resources for LGBTQ. (Oct 2019)
  • Do not eliminate employer insurance plans. (Sep 2019)
  • Provide immediate health care for undocumented immigrants. (Jun 2019)
  • Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices & re-import. (Jun 2019)
  • Medicare/Medicaid can be step towards universal care. (Jun 2019)
  • Backs Medicare Advantage, alternative to Medicare. (May 2019)
  • Ensure vets get equal support for mental health. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports public option for Medicaid & Medicare. (Apr 2019)
  • Take on Big Pharma on prices & lack of competition. (Apr 2019)
  • For public option, taking on Big Pharma. (Mar 2019)
  • We can bring drug prices down; Trump can't. (Mar 2019)
  • Medicare-for-all is aspirational and for the future, not now. (Feb 2019)
  • Medicare-for-All for the future; public option now. (Feb 2019)
  • Expand Medicare to age 55. (Feb 2019)
  • Allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices. (Feb 2019)
  • Allow sick people to obtain insurance. (Aug 2018)
  • 1996: testified & passed 48-hr maternity hospital stay rule. (Aug 2015)
  • Crack down on the price of health care. (Jan 2006)
  • Universal coverage is our goal. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services. (Feb 2017)
  • Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians. (Jan 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Homeland Security
Click here for 19 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Boost the defense budget. (Jul 2019)
  • Voted for 95% of military spending bills in Congress. (Mar 2019)
  • Offer troops care for traumatic brain injury. (Aug 2015)
  • I supported the Patriot Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools. (Oct 2006)
  • Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster. (Oct 2006)
  • Our troops need the best equipment and intelligence. (Jan 2006)
  • More screening at ports and nuclear plants. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Jul 2014)
  • Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze. (Jan 2017)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Amy Klobuchar on Immigration
Click here for 16 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Immigrants don't diminish America; they ARE America. (Jul 2019)
  • Against open borders & decriminalizing illegal entry. (Jul 2019)
  • Administration to blame for chaos at the border. (Jul 2019)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform is an economic issue. (Jun 2019)
  • 25% of our Nobel laureates were born in other countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Immigrants crucial to labor & management. (Apr 2019)
  • Increase legal immigration but don't abolish ICE. (Feb 2019)
  • Path to citizenship for people who have been law abiding. (Aug 2018)
  • No amnesty for companies hiring illegal immigrants. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later. (Sep 2015)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Amy Klobuchar on Jobs
Click here for 16 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Focus on rural & job aspects of green energy transition. (Sep 2019)
  • Enact laws to assure equal pay & equal opportunity. (Apr 2019)
  • Minimum wage must be raised. (Feb 2019)
  • Supported auto bailout to save local car dealerships. (Aug 2015)
  • Level playing field and fair prices for farmers. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union. (Nov 2015)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Principles & Values
Click here for 16 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • President focusing on personal interests risks democracy. (Nov 2019)
  • This election is a value, decency, and patriotism check. (Nov 2019)
  • Trump's actions make Russia great again, not America. (Oct 2019)
  • What unites us is bigger than what divides us. (Oct 2019)
  • I'm the street-fighter from the Iron Range. (Jul 2019)
  • I passed over 100 bills because I listen and I act. (Jun 2019)
  • Heartland Amy: an experienced bipartisan pragmatist. (May 2019)
  • Hold president accountable with investigations & election. (Apr 2019)
  • Minnesota Nice: reliable, calm, aw-shucks bipartisanship. (Nov 2018)
  • Nicknamed "The Senator of Small Things," but some are big. (Nov 2018)
  • Minnesota Nice: Disagree without being disagreeable. (Nov 2018)
  • From Slovenian immigrants; "Klobuchar" means "hatmaker". (Aug 2015)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 94.1% of 324 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • This election is about change; crowd in charge won’t do it. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
Amy Klobuchar on Social Security
Click here for 10 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Proposed new retirement accounts for those without. (Apr 2019)
  • Address national debt without cutting entitlements. (Feb 2019)
  • No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase. (Oct 2006)
  • President’s privatization scheme puts us at risk. (Jan 2006)
  • Raise cap from $90,000 for paying in. (Jan 2006)
  • Privatization is a risky scheme. (Jan 2006)
  • Make Social Security more secure for the long term. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives for private retirement options. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 99% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Amy Klobuchar on Tax Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Repeal significant portions of Trump tax bill. (Oct 2019)
  • Changes in corporate tax would fund infrastructure. (Mar 2019)
  • Extend Bush tax cuts except for those earning over $250K. (Oct 2012)
  • Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year. (Oct 2006)
  • Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%. (Oct 2006)
  • Middle class tax cuts good; but current cuts are for rich. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Keep the inhertiance tax. (Jul 2018)
Amy Klobuchar on Technology
Click here for 17 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • We need infrastructure plan; fix the damn roads. (Jul 2019)
  • $1 trillion for infrastructure from raised taxes. (Jul 2019)
  • Infrastructure the "top budget priority". (May 2019)
  • Sweeping legislation that invests in green infrastructure. (Apr 2019)
  • Users of social media should be able to control their data. (Mar 2019)
  • Investigate big tech for monopolistic practices. (Mar 2019)
  • Tax tech giants when they sell access to personal data. (Mar 2019)
  • $100M for I-35W Mississippi River Bridge collapse. (Aug 2015)
  • Maintain traditional and high-tech infrastructure. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports the V-Chip & Internet filters. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers. (Apr 2008)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet. (Jan 2013)
  • Televise proceedings of the Supreme Court. (Feb 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on War & Peace
Click here for 26 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • Talking to enemies good if there's results; Trump has none. (Jun 2019)
  • Would not accept North Korea as nuclear power. (Jun 2019)
  • Require that Trump consult Congress before war with Iran. (Jun 2019)
  • Supported regime change in Libya; supports Israeli military. (Mar 2019)
  • Keep US military presence in Syria. (Feb 2019)
  • 2006: turn over governance of Iraq to the Iraqis. (Aug 2015)
  • 2007: Withdraw combat troops from Iraq on sensible timetable. (Aug 2015)
  • Work together with other countries to solve Iraq problem. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq has devolved into a civil war; get US troops out. (Oct 2006)
  • Solution in Iraq is diplomatic, not just military. (Oct 2006)
  • Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases. (Oct 2006)
  • Bring the troops home in a responsible manner. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism. (Oct 2006)
  • Fight for accountability for the run-up to the Iraq war. (Aug 2006)
  • Supported invading Afghanistan, but not Iraq. (Aug 2006)
  • Iraq war needed moral compass of int’l cooperation. (Jan 2006)
  • Fight for a clear plan to bring our troops home safely. (Jan 2006)
  • Fight for accountability for the run-up to the Iraq war. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Economic opportunity must be for everyone. (Jul 2019)
  • Expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). (Jul 2019)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Public supports contraception and safe abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Against criminalizing abortion & imprisoning doctors: Strongly Favors topic 1
Repeal Hyde Amendment; fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
New restrictive state laws are "just wrong": Strongly Favors topic 1
Make abortions safe and make them rare: Favors topic 1
Supports embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Decision between a woman and her doctor: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges: Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors: Favors topic 1
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Economic opportunity must be for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 2
Pushed for sexual harassment training in Senate: Favors topic 2
Enact laws to assure equal pay & equal opportunity: Favors topic 2
Reparations can mean investing in communities: Favors topic 2
Hired 30% lawyers of color in County Prosecutor's office: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Collect data on GLBT issues so we can persuade Congress: Favors topic 3
Anti-gay discrimination is bad for business: Favors topic 3
Supports civil unions and equal rights for gay partners: Favors topic 3
No constitutional amendment defining marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Churches & agencies should follow law on gay rights: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Provide immediate health care for undocumented immigrants: Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices & re-import: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare/Medicaid can be step towards universal care: Favors topic 5
Backs Medicare Advantage, alternative to Medicare: Favors topic 5
Supports public option for Medicaid & Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Take on Big Pharma on prices & lack of competition: Strongly Favors topic 5
For public option, taking on Big Pharma: Strongly Favors topic 5
We can bring drug prices down; Trump can't: Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-all is aspirational and for the future, not now: Opposes topic 5
Medicare-for-All for the future; public option now: Favors topic 5
Expand Medicare to age 55: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices: Favors topic 5
Allow sick people to obtain insurance: Favors topic 5
Crack down on the price of health care: Favors topic 5
Universal coverage is our goal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians: Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Proposed new retirement accounts for those without: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Address national debt without cutting entitlements: Opposes topic 6
No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase: Strongly Opposes topic 6
President’s privatization scheme puts us at risk: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Raise cap from $90,000 for paying in: Opposes topic 6
Privatization is a risky scheme: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Make Social Security more secure for the long term: Opposes topic 6
Incentives for private retirement options: Favors topic 6
Rated 99% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Boost teacher pay: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No Child Left Behind is an unfunded mandate: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support nuclear power: Favors topic 8
Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range: Favors topic 8
I don't think manure is toxic waste: Favors topic 8
Preserve open spaces, farmlands, hunting lands, & wetlands: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abolish capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Reduce mandatory minimum sentences: Opposes topic 9
Supports prison reform & treatment over punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Use drug courts; diversity in law enforcement: Opposes topic 9
Reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
We must address human trafficking abroad and domestically: Favors topic 9
Victims want convictions, but also want to trust courts: Favors topic 9
People who break the law need to be held accountable: Strongly Favors topic 9
Lock up predatory sex offenders indefinitely: Favors topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Public is with us on background checks & police vetting: Opposes topic 10
We passed universal background checks and NRA blocked it: Opposes topic 10
Gun violence is about politicians folding to the NRA: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No gun confiscation; sensible gun laws don't hurt hunters: Opposes topic 10
Commonsense gun laws have wide support: Opposes topic 10
Sensible reforms like enhanced background checks: Opposes topic 10
I would do nothing to hurt hunting: Favors topic 10
Extend the ban on assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal significant portions of Trump tax bill: Strongly Favors topic 11
Expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit): Favors topic 11
Focus on issues affecting small business, rural America: Favors topic 11
Budget & Economy: Favors topic 11
Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%: Strongly Favors topic 11
Middle class tax cuts good; but current cuts are for rich: Strongly Favors topic 11
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
CC:Keep the inhertiance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Immigrants don't diminish America; they ARE America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against open borders & decriminalizing illegal entry: Opposes topic 12
Administration to blame for chaos at the border: Favors topic 12
Comprehensive immigration reform is an economic issue: Strongly Favors topic 12
25% of our Nobel laureates were born in other countries: Favors topic 12
Immigrants crucial to labor & management: Favors topic 12
Increase legal immigration but don't abolish ICE: Opposes topic 12
Path to citizenship for people who have been law abiding: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No amnesty for companies hiring illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Opposes more border security, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Trump tariffs have already cost us 300,000 jobs: Strongly Favors topic 13
Demand changes to NAFTA; use tariffs to crack down: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA: Opposes topic 13
Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Can't just talk about trade war with China, get it done: Strongly Favors topic 13
Increase jobs by exporting, and enforcing against dumping: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Immediate action on steel dumping, to protect U.S. jobs: Opposes topic 13
I will fight for fair trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes CAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Level playing field and fair prices for farmers: Opposes topic 13
Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets: Favors topic 13
Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
NO on promoting free trade with Peru: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Transition Heartland from isolationism to Internationalism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Five Rs: restore, repair, rejoin, respond, and reassert: Opposes topic 14
Fight ISIS Internet recruiting, but don't indict Islam: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Internationalism should include humanitarian policies: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases: Opposes topic 14
Iraq war needed moral compass of int’l cooperation: Strongly Favors topic 14
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror: Opposes topic 14
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Opposes topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Boost the defense budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Ensure vets get equal support for mental health: Favors topic 15
Voted for 95% of military spending bills in Congress: Favors topic 15
Offer troops care for traumatic brain injury: Favors topic 15
Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Our troops need the best equipment and intelligence: Favors topic 15
Fight for a clear plan to bring our troops home safely: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze: Favors topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Election Security Act: mandate paper ballots: Favors topic 16
Gut punch from White House stopped election reform bill: Strongly Favors topic 16
Trump's failed to protect security of our elections: Opposes topic 16
Government must address integrity of elections: Favors topic 16
Paper ballots allow audits, ensure election integrity: Favors topic 16
Automatically register citizens to vote when they turn 18: Strongly Favors topic 16
Washington’s pay to play system hurts the middle class: Favors topic 16
Institute MN-style restrictions on lobbyist-funded gifts: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Beware China's Uighur internment camps & Hong Kong crackdown: Opposes topic 17
Keep the troops deployed abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Talking to North Korea good, working with allies better: Opposes topic 17
Diplomacy with North Korea not easy; we need clear focus: Strongly Opposes topic 17
China trade problems are real; use allies, not broad tariffs: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Talking to enemies good if there's results; Trump has none: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Would not accept North Korea as nuclear power: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran nuclear deal was imperfect but made us more safe: Opposes topic 17
Require that Trump consult Congress before war with Iran: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supported regime change in Libya; supports Israeli military: Opposes topic 17
Military an option in Venezuela, but focus on diplomacy: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Stand with our allies, invest in diplomacy: Opposes topic 17
Keep US military presence in Syria: Opposes topic 17
Tackle terrorist groups, and stand up for Israel: Opposes topic 17
2006: turn over governance of Iraq to the Iraqis: Strongly Favors topic 17
2007: Withdraw combat troops from Iraq on sensible timetable: Strongly Favors topic 17
Work together with other countries to solve Iraq problem: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq has devolved into a civil war; get US troops out: Strongly Favors topic 17
Fight for accountability for the run-up to the Iraq war: Favors topic 17
Supported invading Afghanistan, but not Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
CC:Keep alliance with Israel: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We need environmental justice in this country: Favors topic 18
Our mission: solve climate crisis, without harming economy: Opposes topic 18
No all-out ban on fracking; we need a transition: Opposes topic 18
Carbon neutral is goal; nuclear/coal during transition: Opposes topic 18
Energy efficiency is low-hanging fruit: Favors topic 18
Would rejoin climate pact & propose new legislation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Open to carbon tax, but without increased prices: Neutral on topic 18
Sweeping legislation that invests in green infrastructure: Favors topic 18
Green New Deal is aspirational; don't over-promise: Opposes topic 18
Green New Deal opens discussion on climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rejoin Paris climate deal; meet UN goals: Strongly Favors topic 18
2007: increased gas-mileage standards: Favors topic 18
Invest in homegrown, renewable energy sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Gas gouging penalty against oil companies: Favors topic 18
National strategy to address global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18
Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Legalize marijuana, but no expungement: Opposes topic 19
Fund treatment & mental health with opioid tax: Favors topic 19
Opioid manufacturers should help fund treatment: Favors topic 19
Opioid companies should fund addiction treatment: Opposes topic 19
More resources to fight the meth epidemic: Favors topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services: Opposes topic 19
Criminalize imports of opioid precursors: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supported auto bailout to save local car dealerships: Strongly Favors topic 20
Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year: Favors topic 20
Fiscal responsibility in our federal budget: Opposes topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Favors topic 20
YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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