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Peter King MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Support for the construction of prisons or detention centers

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

    Increase the number of local prosecutors

  • 1995-02-08: Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder
  • 1994-04-14: Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment

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

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

    Legal age for prosecution as an adult: Decrease

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

    Use of treatment centers for violators of criminal laws targeting drug-use

  • 1998-09-16: Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests

    Civil Rights

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 2012-11-15: Encourage adoption of children in foster care
  • 2011-05-05: Prohibit federal funding for abortion
  • 2010-07-29: Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans
  • 2005-04-27: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 2004-02-26: Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 2003-10-02: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life

    Support marriage rights between a man and a woman only

  • 2009-04-02: Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 2007-11-13: Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 2006-12-31: by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • 2006-07-18: Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 2004-09-30: Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 1999-07-29: Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC

    Support for gun rights

  • 2005-10-20: Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 2003-04-09: Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse
  • 1999-06-18: Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1

    Abortion rights: Ban all abortions

  • 2011-05-04: Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 2000-04-05: Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions
  • 1999-06-30: Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion

    Support for gun control measures

  • 2013-09-09: Block terrorists from buying firearms
  • 2009-05-07: Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 2013-09-09: Our tax code is excessively complex and convoluted
  • 2006-12-31: by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 2005-12-08: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 2001-04-04: Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax (death tax)
  • 2001-03-14: Phaseout the death tax

    Implement a flat tax

  • 2007-11-06: Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus
  • 2004-09-23: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 2002-04-18: Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 2001-05-16: Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years

    Taxes for large corporations: Decrease

  • 2001-01-03: Reduce the capital gains tax
  • 2000-03-09: Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business

    Reduce taxes for middle class tax payers

  • 2000-07-12: Voted YES on eliminating the marriage penalty
  • 1994-09-27: Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes

    Reduce taxes for all tax payers

  • 2012-01-01: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 2010-08-12: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes

    Reduce taxes for small businesses

  • 2003-12-31: by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record

    Support a balanced federal budget by constitutional amendment

  • 1994-09-27: Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 2011-03-30: Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program
  • 1998-08-06: Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools
  • 1997-11-04: Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools

    Support privatization of mass education

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

    Environmental Issues

    Support off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2011-05-12: Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling
  • 2007-01-18: Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 2006-06-29: Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Support domestic continental drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2013-09-09: Use American energy: ANWR; Keystone; fracking; & off-shore
  • 2001-08-01: Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 2009-06-26: Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution
  • 2009-01-09: Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules

    Eliminate tax incentives and/or subsidies to the fossil fuel industry

  • 2013-09-09: Energy tax credits for alternative and renewable energy
  • 2008-02-12: Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy

    Support cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 2000-06-26: Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol

    Invest in the creation and further development of mass transit systems

  • 2013-09-09: Mass transit benefit to encourage public transportation

    Reduce or remove environmental regulations that address oil refinement

  • 2005-09-29: Voted YES on deauthorizing critical habitat for endangered species

    Regulate average miles-per-gallon production for consumer vehicles

  • 2001-08-01: Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels

    Healthcare Issues

    Increase amount of children covered by Medicaid reimbursements for health costs

  • 2009-01-14: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 2008-01-23: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 2007-10-25: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 2011-04-15: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 1999-10-06: Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

  • 2008-07-15: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare


    Increase border security between U.S. and Mexico

  • 2006-09-14: Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border
  • 2006-06-06: Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project

    Oppose amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2013-09-09: We must secure our borders; 700 mile fence on Mexican border

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

  • 2004-05-20: Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment

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

  • 1998-09-24: Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers


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