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John Kerry - Inside Voting Record -Long-

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posted on Mar, 4 2004 @ 07:07 PM
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Thought this might help some people or might at least interest some.



  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions.
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions.
  • Voted NO on disallowing overseas military abortions.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts.
  • Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget.
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment.
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes.
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping.
  • Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation.
  • Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women.
  • Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation.
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning.
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds.
  • Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy.
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program.
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals.
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards.
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits.
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits.
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms.
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses.
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control.
  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors.
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors.
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction.
  • Voted NO on Educational Savings Accounts.
  • Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules.
  • Voted NO on education savings accounts.
  • Voted NO on school vouchers in DC.
  • Voted NO on $75M for abstinence education.
  • Voted NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer.
  • Voted YES on national education standards.
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010.
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill.
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds.
  • Voted NO on replacing CAFE standards within 15 months.
  • Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling.
  • Voted YES on keeping CAFE fuel efficiency standards.
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy.
  • Voted NO on approving a nuclear waste repository.
  • Voted NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline.
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior.
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat.
  • Voted NO on transportation demo projects.
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests.
  • Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California.
  • Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments.
  • Voted YES on restricting violent videos to minors.
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe.
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons.
  • Voted NO on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion.
  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions.
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech.
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF.
  • Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba.
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo.
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations.
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam.
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules.
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China.
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world.
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority.
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market.
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads.
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration.
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions and corporations.
  • Voted YES on continuing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance.
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto.
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts.
  • Voted YES on background checks at gun shows.
  • Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations.
  • Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows.
  • Voted NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks.
  • Voted YES on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages.
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit.
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare.
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction.
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions.
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning.
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing.
  • Voted YES on medical savings acounts.
  • Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
  • Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures.
  • Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels.
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP.
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%.
  • Voted NO on deploying missile defense as soon as possible.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training.
  • Voted NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects.
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons.
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty.
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations.
  • Voted NO on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work.
  • Voted NO on visas for skilled workers.
  • Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants.
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium.
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation.
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress.
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage.
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time.
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports.
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt.
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees.
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts.
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes.
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years.
  • Voted NO on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years.
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates.
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition.
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'.
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut.
  • Voted NO on $792B tax cuts.
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes.
  • Voted NO on FY99 tax cuts.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants.
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps.
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers.
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul.
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq.
  • Voted NO on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo.
  • Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo.
  • Voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo.




posted on Mar, 4 2004 @ 07:28 PM
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It's crazy he's voted for more liberal issues than Kennedy or Hillary.

Here is a list that is broken down.
www.issues2000.org...




[Edited on 4-3-2004 by ANMAN]



posted on Mar, 4 2004 @ 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by ANMAN
It's crazy he's voted for more liberal issues than Kennedy or Hillary.

Here is a list that is broken down.
www.issues2000.org...



[Edited on 4-3-2004 by ANMAN]


There in lies the reason why he will lose.

The GOP can make a person like Gore look like a radical Massachussets Liberal, imagine whats gonna happen to this real one.



posted on Mar, 4 2004 @ 07:30 PM
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Thanks ANMAN, I couldve used that a half hour ago..I went through each issue on the site one by one and copy and pasted.
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