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Abortion
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-340 banning partial birth abortions
on Oct 21, 1999 regarding bill S. 1692 Partial Birth Abortion Ban
Results: Y)63; N)34; NV)3 Bill Passed
This legislation, if enacted, would ban the abortion procedure in which the physician partially delivers the fetus before completing the abortion. Voting N counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 1: Abortion is a woman's right. Democrats: YES 2; NO 8
Republicans: YES 17; NO 2
Independents: YES 3; NO 0
Vote number 1999-148 disallowing overseas military abortions
on May 26, 1999 regarding bill S. 1059 Motion to table Murray Amdt #397
Results: Y)51; N)49 Motion to Table Agreed to
The Murray amdt would have repealed current laws prohibiting overseas U.S. military hospitals and medical facilities from performing privately funded abortions for U.S. service members and their dependents. Voting N counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 1: Abortion is a woman's right. Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 14; NO 4
Independents: YES 1; NO 1

Budget & Economy
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1998-314 $500B Omnibus spending bill
on Oct 21, 1998 regarding bill H.R. 4328 Conference Report on H.R. 4328
Results: Y)65; N)29; NV)6 Conf Rpt Agreed to
Passage of a $500 billion-plus omnibus spending bill for 1999. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 8; NO 2
Republicans: YES 11; NO 7
Independents: YES 0; NO 4
Vote number 1997-92 1998 GOP budget
on May 23, 1997 regarding bill H. Con. Res. 84 H. Con. Res. 84 as amended
Results: Y)78; N)22 CR Agreed to
Approval of the 1998 GOP Budget which would cut spending and taxes. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 8; NO 2
Republicans: YES 15; NO 4
Independents: YES 2; NO 2
Vote number 1997-24 Balanced-budget constitutional amendment
on Mar 4, 1997 regarding bill S. J. Res. 1 S. J. Res. 1
Results: Y)66; N)34 Joint Resolution Defeated
Approval of the balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 2; NO 8
Republicans: YES 18; NO 1
Independents: YES 4; NO 0

China
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-53 China in WTO
on Mar 18, 1999 regarding bill S.544 Motion to table Specter Amdt #77
Results: Y)71; N)21 Motion to Table Agreed to
This motion would kill an amendment that would prohibit U.S. support for China's admission into the WTO Voting N counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 14: Link Human Rights to trade with China. Democrats: YES 4; NO 7
Republicans: YES 17; NO 3
Independents: YES 1; NO 3

Civil Rights
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1997-275 ending special funding for minority & women-owned business
on Oct 23, 1997 regarding bill S.1173 Motion to invoke cloture
Results: Y)48; N)52 Cloture Motion Rejected
This legislation would have abolished a program that helps businesses owned by women or minorities compete for federally funded transportation. Voting N counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 2: Require companies to hire more women & minorities. Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 16; NO 4
Independents: YES 4; NO 0
Vote number 1996-281 prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation
on Sep 10, 1996 regarding bill S. 2056 Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Results: Y)49; N)50; NV)1 Bill Defeated
Would have prohibited job discrimination based on sexual orientation. Voting Y counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 3: Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws. Democrats: YES 9; NO 1
Republicans: YES 3; NO 17
Independents: YES 0; NO 4
Vote number 1995-600 Amendment to prohibit flag burning
on Dec 12, 1995 regarding bill S. J. Res. 31 Flag Desecration Bill
Results: Y)63; N)36 Joint Res. Defeated
Approval of a constitutional amendment which would prohibit desecration or burning of the U.S. flag. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 2; NO 8
Republicans: YES 19; NO 1
Independents: YES 1; NO 2

Crime
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number issues2000-B requiring DNA testing in every death penalty case
on Jul 2, 2000 regarding bill issues2000-B DNA for death penalty questionnaire
Results: (issues2000 questionnaire)
If the Senate were to vote on a bill that required DNA testing in every murder/homicide would you support such a measure in order to alleviate wrongful death sentences? Voting N counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 8: Death Penalty. Democrats: YES 0; NO 0
Republicans: YES 2; NO 1
Independents: YES 2; NO 2
Vote number issues2000-C Three Strikes law
on Jul 2, 2000 regarding bill issues2000-C Three Strikes questionnaire
Results: (issues2000 questionnaire)
If the Senate were to vote on a bill requiring a "three strikes" law, would you support such a measure? Voting Y counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 9: Mandatory "Three Strikes" Sentencing Laws. Democrats: YES 0; NO 0
Republicans: YES 2; NO 1
Independents: YES 4; NO 0
Vote number 1996-46 limiting product liability punitive damage awards
on Mar 21, 1996 regarding bill H. R. 956 Conference Report on H.R. 956
Results: Y)59; N)40; NV)1 Conf Rpt Agreed to
Approval of a limit on punitive damages in product liability cases. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 2; NO 8
Republicans: YES 19; NO 1
Independents: YES 2; NO 2
Vote number 1995-612 restricting class-action lawsuits
on Dec 22, 1995 regarding bill H.R. 1058 H.R. 1058 passage over veto
Results: Y)68; N)30; P)1 Veto Overridden
Restriction of class-action security lawsuits. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 6; NO 4
Republicans: YES 20; NO 0
Independents: YES 2; NO 2
Vote number 1995-270 repealing federal speed limits
on Jun 20, 1995 regarding bill S. 440 Motion to table Lautenberg Amdt #1428
Results: Y)64; N)36 Motion to Table Agreed to
Repeal federal speeding limits. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 3; NO 7
Republicans: YES 17; NO 3
Independents: YES 4; NO 0

Defense
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-325 adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
on Oct 13, 1999 regarding bill Treaty Document #105-28 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Results: Y)48; N)51; P)1 Resolution of Ratification Rejected
Adoption of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty would ban nuclear weapons testing six months after ratification by the 44 nations that have nuclear power plants or nucelar research reactors. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 16: Reduce spending on Missile Defense ("Star Wars"). Democrats: YES 9; NO 1
Republicans: YES 1; NO 19
Independents: YES 1; NO 3
Vote number 1999-149 cutting nuclear weapons below START levels
on May 26, 1999 regarding bill S. 1059 Motion to table Kerrey Amdt #395
Results: Y)56; N)44 Motion to Table Agreed to
The Kerrey (D-MA) amdt would strike bill language requiring that U.S. strategic nuclear forces remain at START I levels through the end of fiscal 2000 unless Russia ratified START II. Voting N counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 16: Reduce spending on Missile Defense ("Star Wars"). Democrats: YES 1; NO 9
Republicans: YES 18; NO 2
Independents: YES 0; NO 3
Vote number 1998-180 prohibiting same-sex basic training
on Jun 25, 1998 regarding bill S. 2057 Byrd Amdt #3011
Results: Y)39; N)53; NV)8 Amdt Rejected
Byrd Amdt (D-WV) that would prohibit same-sex military barracks and basic training. Voting N counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 2: Require companies to hire more women & minorities. Democrats: YES 3; NO 7
Republicans: YES 14; NO 4
Independents: YES 4; NO 0
Vote number 1997-287 favoring 36 vetoed military projects
on Oct 30, 1997 regarding bill S. 1292 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Results: Y)69; N)30; NV)1 Bill Passed
Overturning line-item vetoes of 36 military projects vetoed by President Clinton. Voting Y counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 15: More Spending on Armed Forces Personnel. Democrats: YES 6; NO 4
Republicans: YES 15; NO 5
Independents: YES 3; NO 0
Vote number 1997-51 banning chemical weapons
on Apr 24, 1997 regarding bill S. Res. 75 Resolution of ratification of the Chemical (Comprehensive) Weapons (Convention) Ban
Results: Y)74; N)26 Resolution of Ratification Agreed to
Approval of the chemical weapons ban. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 11; NO 0
Republicans: YES 14; NO 6
Independents: YES 1; NO 2
Vote number 1995-397 1996 Defense Appropriations
on Sep 5, 1995 regarding bill S. 1087 Defense Approps Bill FY 96
Results: Y)62; N)35; NV)3 Bill Passed
Approval of the 1996 Defense Appropriations bill. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 15: More Spending on Armed Forces Personnel. Democrats: YES 2; NO 7
Republicans: YES 19; NO 1
Independents: YES 2; NO 1

Drugs
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number issues2000-F Drugs
on Jul 2, 2000 regarding bill Drugs
Results:
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 0
Republicans: YES 0; NO 0
Independents: YES 0; NO 0

Education
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number issues2000-D allowing School Prayer
on Jul 2, 2000 regarding bill issues2000-D School Prayer questionnaire
Results: (issues2000 questionnaire)
If the Senate were to vote on a bill that allowed for student organized prayer in school, would you support such a measure? Voting Y counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 4: Organized Prayer In Public Schools. Democrats: YES 0; NO 0
Republicans: YES 2; NO 0
Independents: YES 2; NO 1
Vote number 1999-35 allowing more flexibility in federal school rules
on Mar 9, 1999 regarding bill S. 280 Motion to Invoke cloture on Jeffords Amdt #31
Results: Y)55; N)39; NV)6 Cloture Motion Rejected
This vote was a motion to invoke cloture on a bill aimed at allowing states to waive certain federal rules normally required in order to use federal school aid. [A YES vote implies support of charter schools and vouchers]. Voting Y counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 7: Parents Choose Schools via Vouchers. Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 19; NO 0
Independents: YES 1; NO 1
Vote number 1994-34 national education standards
on Feb 8, 1994 regarding bill H.R. 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act
Results: Y)71; N)25; NV)4 Bill Passed
Approval of national education standards. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 10; NO 0
Republicans: YES 3; NO 6
Independents: YES 0; NO 3

Environment
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-275 keeping CAFE fuel efficiency standards
on Sep 15, 1999 regarding bill H.R. 2084 Gorton Amdt # 1677
Results: Y)40; N)55; NV)4 Amdt Rejected
Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Bryan (D-NV) introduced a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate towards ending CAFE Standards. Senator Gorton motioned to table this amendment. [A YES vote is considered pro-business]. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 18: Spend Resources to Stop Global Warming. Democrats: YES 7; NO 3
Republicans: YES 4; NO 15
Independents: YES 3; NO 0
Vote number 1999-272 more funding for forest roads and fish habitat
on Sep 14, 1999 regarding bill H.R. 2466 Motion to table Bryan Amdt. #1588
Results: Y)54; N)43; NV)3 Table Motion Agreed to
The Bryan Amdt (D-NV) offered an amendment to raise funding levels for Forest Service road maintenance and wildlife and fisheries habitat management programs. Senator Craig (R-ID) motioned to table this amendment. [A YES vote is considered pro-business]. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 1; NO 9
Republicans: YES 16; NO 4
Independents: YES 1; NO 2
Vote number 1999-171 defunding renewable and solar energy
on Jun 16, 1999 regarding bill S. 1186 Motion to table the recommital
Results: Y)60; N)39; NV)1 Motion Agreed to
In June of 1999, Senator Jeffords (R-VT) was prepared to offer an amendment which would have added $62 million to the Energy Department solar and renewable energy programs. This action was blocked by Senator Reid (D-NV). Voting N counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 18: Spend Resources to Stop Global Warming. Democrats: YES 4; NO 6
Republicans: YES 14; NO 6
Independents: YES 0; NO 3
Vote number 1998-29 transportation demo projects
on Mar 12, 1998 regarding bill S. 1173 McCain Amdt #1726
Results: Y)78; N)22 Amdt Agreed to
McCain amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill (S. 1173) would require that funding for demonstration projects be covered by their respective state allocations instead of being funded individually in the transportation bill. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 6; NO 4
Republicans: YES 18; NO 2
Independents: YES 0; NO 3
Vote number 1997-42 approving a nuclear waste repository
on Apr 15, 1997 regarding bill S. 104 Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997
Results: Y)65; N)34; NV)1 Bill Passed
Approval of the interim nuclear waste repository. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 2; NO 8
Republicans: YES 20; NO 0
Independents: YES 2; NO 0
Vote number 1994-326 terminating desert protection in California
on Oct 8, 1994 regarding bill S. 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1993
Results: Y)68; N)23; NV)9 Cloture Agreed to
Invoking cloture on the California desert protection bill. [A YES vote is considered pro-business or anti-environment]. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 9; NO 1
Republicans: YES 5; NO 5
Independents: YES 4; NO 0
Vote number 1994-255 do not require ethanol in gasoline
on Aug 3, 1994 regarding bill H.R. 4624 Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995
Results: Y)50; N)50 Table Motion Agreed to
Permitting new regulations which would require the use of ethanol in gasoline. Voting N counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 18: Spend Resources to Stop Global Warming. Democrats: YES 3; NO 7
Republicans: YES 6; NO 5
Independents: YES 0; NO 3
Vote number 1994-117 requiring EPA risk assessments
on May 18, 1994 regarding bill S. 2019 Safe Drinking Water Act Amdt.s of '94
Results: Y)90; N)8; NV)2 Amdt Agreed to
Require risk assessments of new EPA regulations. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 9; NO 1
Republicans: YES 10; NO 1
Independents: YES 2; NO 1

Families & Children
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number issues2000-A V-chip on every television
on Jul 2, 2000 regarding bill issues2000-A V-Chip questionnaire
Results: (issues2000 questionnaire)
If the Senate were to vote on a bill that called for a V-chip on every television made/sold, would you support such a bill? (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 0
Republicans: YES 0; NO 2
Independents: YES 0; NO 2

Foreign Policy
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-312 cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion
on Oct 6, 1999 regarding bill H.R. 2606 H.R. 2606 Conference Report
Results: Y)51; N)49 Conf Rpt Agreed to
Adoption of the conference report on the 2000 Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill provided $12.7 billion for foreign aid programs in 2000. Voting N counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 17: Continue Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others. Democrats: YES 1; NO 10
Republicans: YES 20; NO 0
Independents: YES 0; NO 3
Vote number 1998-201 limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions
on Jul 15, 1998 regarding bill S. 2159 Motion to table the Lugar Amdt #3156.
Results: Y)53; N)46; NV)1 Motion to Table Agreed to
To kill a proposal limiting President Clinton's ability to impose economic sanctions on foreign nations. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 6; NO 5
Republicans: YES 9; NO 11
Independents: YES 3; NO 1
Vote number 1998-112 limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech
on Apr 30, 1998 regarding bill NATO Expansion Treaty #105-36 NATO Expansion limit-Warner Amdt. #2322
Results: Y)41; N)59 Amdt Rejected
This amendment would have limited NATO Expansion to only include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 17: Continue Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others. Democrats: YES 5; NO 6
Republicans: YES 6; NO 14
Independents: YES 1; NO 3
Vote number 1998-44 $17.9 billion to IMF
on Mar 26, 1998 regarding bill S. 1768 McConnell Amdt #2100
Results: Y)84; N)16 Amdt Agreed to
Would provide $17.9 billion for the International Monetary Fund. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 17: Continue Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others. Democrats: YES 10; NO 1
Republicans: YES 17; NO 3
Independents: YES 0; NO 4
Vote number 1996-22 Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba
on Mar 5, 1996 regarding bill H.R. 927 Conference Report on H.R. 927
Results: Y)74; N)22; NV)4 Conf Rpt Agreed to
Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 7; NO 4
Republicans: YES 17; NO 1
Independents: YES 0; NO 4
Vote number 1994-5 ending Vietnam embargo
on Jan 27, 1994 regarding bill S. 1281 For. Reltns. Auth. Act FY 94 & 95
Results: Y)62; N)38 Amdt Agreed to
Ending U.S. trade embargos on the country of Vietnam. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 8; NO 3
Republicans: YES 5; NO 6
Independents: YES 2; NO 1

Free Trade & Immigration
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1998-141 visas for skilled workers
on May 18, 1998 regarding bill S. 1723 The American Competitiveness Act
Results: Y)78; N)20; NV)2 Bill Passed
This bill expanded the Visa program for skilled workers. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 12: Immigration helps our economy-encourage it. Democrats: YES 6; NO 5
Republicans: YES 19; NO 1
Independents: YES 3; NO 1
Vote number 1997-292 fast track trading authority
on Nov 4, 1997 regarding bill S. 1269 Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.
Results: Y)69; N)31 Cloture Agreed to
Authorizing President Clinton to make fast-track trade pacts with foreign nations. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 13: Support & Expand Free Trade. Democrats: YES 5; NO 6
Republicans: YES 15; NO 5
Independents: YES 1; NO 3
Vote number 1997-111 limit welfare for immigrants
on Jun 24, 1997 regarding bill S.947 Motion to table Kennedy Amdt #429
Results: Y)59; N)41 Motion to Table Agreed to
This amendment would have restored food stamp benefits to the children of legal immigrants Voting N counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 12: Immigration helps our economy-encourage it. Democrats: YES 4; NO 7
Republicans: YES 18; NO 2
Independents: YES 0; NO 4

Government Reform
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-260 limiting funding for the National Endowment for the Arts
on Aug 5, 1999 regarding bill H.R. 2466 Motion to table Smith Amdt #1569
Results: Y)80; N)16; NV)4 Motion to Table Agreed to
This table motion would end debate on an amendment aimed at funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for the motion to table is a vote against NEA funding. [YES to table means defunding; NO means supporting the NEA]. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 10; NO 0
Republicans: YES 16; NO 3
Independents: YES 3; NO 1
Vote number 1998-174 ending some agricultural subsidies
on Jun 25, 1998 regarding bill S. 2057 Inhofe Amdt #2981
Results: Y)48; N)45; NV)7 Amdt Agreed to
Senator Inhofe (R-OK) offered an amendment to the 1999 Agriculture Appropriations bill to end government funding for agricultural market access and market promotion. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 2; NO 7
Republicans: YES 11; NO 7
Independents: YES 3; NO 0
Vote number 1998-16 cloture of 1998 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance
on Feb 26, 1998 regarding bill S. 1663 Motion to invoke cloture on the McCain Amendment #1646
Results: Y)51; N)48; NV)1 Cloture Motion Rejected
Failure to reach cloture ended debate on the McCain-Feingold plan to overhaul campaign finance laws. [Voting FOR cloture (a YES vote) is voting AGAINST campaign finance reform.] (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 10; NO 0
Republicans: YES 4; NO 15
Independents: YES 2; NO 2
Vote number 1997-267 favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance
on Oct 7, 1997 regarding bill S. 25 Campaign Finance Reform Bill
Results: Y)53; N)47 Cloture Motion Rejected
Support of the campaign finance bill proposed by Senators McCain (R-AZ) and Feingold (D-WI). (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 10; NO 0
Republicans: YES 2; NO 17
Independents: YES 0; NO 4
Vote number 1996-56 Approving the presidential line-item veto
on Mar 27, 1996 regarding bill S. 4 Conference Report on S. 4
Results: Y)69; N)31 Conf Rpt Agreed to
Approval of the presidential line-item veto authority. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 5; NO 5
Republicans: YES 17; NO 2
Independents: YES 2; NO 1
Vote number 1996-19 replacing farm price supports
on Feb 7, 1996 regarding bill S. 1541 Agriculture Market Transition Act of 1996
Results: Y)64; N)32; NV)4 Bill Passed
Replaces farm price supports with seven years of annual fixed payments. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 4; NO 6
Republicans: YES 15; NO 4
Independents: YES 0; NO 3
Vote number 1995-339 banning more types of Congressional gifts
on Jul 28, 1995 regarding bill S. 1061 Murkowski Amdt to S. 1061
Results: Y)39; N)60; NV)1 Amdt Failed
To exclude certain items from the Congressional Gift Ban. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 9; NO 10
Independents: YES 2; NO 0

Gun Control
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-134 background checks at gun shows
on May 20, 1999 regarding bill S. 254 Lautenberg Amdt #362
Results: Y)50; N)50 Amdt Agreed to
Require background checks on all firearm sales at gun shows. Voting N counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership. Democrats: YES 10; NO 0
Republicans: YES 4; NO 16
Independents: YES 0; NO 4
Vote number 1999-118 more penalties for gun & drug violations
on May 14, 1999 regarding bill S. 254 Hatch Amendment #344
Results: Y)48; N)47; NV)5 Amdt Agreed to
The Hatch amdt would increase mandatory penalties for the illegal transfer or use of firearms, fund additional drug case prosecutors, and require background check on purchasers at gun shows. [A YES vote supports stricter penalties]. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 9: Mandatory "Three Strikes" Sentencing Laws. Democrats: YES 1; NO 9
Republicans: YES 18; NO 2
Independents: YES 1; NO 3
Vote number 1999-118 more penalties for gun & drug violations
on May 14, 1999 regarding bill S. 254 Hatch Amendment #344
Results: Y)48; N)47; NV)5 Amdt Agreed to
The Hatch amdt would increase mandatory penalties for the illegal transfer or use of firearms, fund additional drug case prosecutors, and require background check on purchasers at gun shows. [A YES vote supports stricter penalties]. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 9: Mandatory "Three Strikes" Sentencing Laws. Democrats: YES 1; NO 9
Republicans: YES 18; NO 2
Independents: YES 1; NO 3

Health Care
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-202 limiting self-employment health deduction
on Jul 13, 1999 regarding bill S. 1344 Santorum Amdt #1234
Results: Y)53; N)47 Amdt Agreed to
The Santorum (R-PA) amdt would effectively kill the Kennedy Amdt (D-MA) which would have allowed self-employed individuals to fully deduct the cost of their health insurance on their federal taxes. Voting N counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 5: More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 17; NO 2
Independents: YES 0; NO 2
Vote number 1999-76 increasing funds for Medicare prescriptions
on Mar 25, 1999 regarding bill S. Con. Res. 20 Motion to waive Snowe Amdt #232
Results: Y)54; N)44; NV)2 Motion Rejected
The Snowe (R-ME) Amdt would allow the Medicare prescription drug benefit program to be paid for by an increase in tobacco taxes. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 5: More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. Democrats: YES 8; NO 2
Republicans: YES 8; NO 10
Independents: YES 0; NO 2
Vote number 1998-161 increasing tobacco restrictions
on Jun 17, 1998 regarding bill S. 1415 Motion to invoke cloture on a modified committee substitute to S. 1415
Results: Y)57; N)42; NV)1 Cloture Motion Rejected
This cloture motion was on a bill which would have increased tobacco restrictions. [YES is an anti-smoking vote]. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 9; NO 1
Republicans: YES 6; NO 13
Independents: YES 0; NO 2
Vote number 1998-10 banning human cloning
on Feb 11, 1998 regarding bill S. 1601 Motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to S. 1601
Results: Y)42; N)54; NV)4 Cloture Motion Rejected
This cloture motion was in order to end debate and move to consideration of legislation banning human cloning. [A YES vote opposes human cloning]. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 14; NO 5
Independents: YES 1; NO 2
Vote number 1997-113 Medicare means-testing
on Jun 24, 1997 regarding bill S. 947 Motion to table the Kennedy Amdt #440
Results: Y)70; N)20 Motion to Table Agreed to
Approval of means-based testing for Medicare insurance premiums. Voting N counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 5: More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. Democrats: YES 6; NO 4
Republicans: YES 16; NO 3
Independents: YES 1; NO 2
Vote number 1996-72 medical savings acounts
on Apr 18, 1996 regarding bill S. 1028 Kassebaum Amdt #3677
Results: Y)52; N)46; NV)2 Amdt Agreed to
Vote to block a plan which would allow tax-deductible medical savings accounts. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 5: More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. Democrats: YES 10; NO 0
Republicans: YES 2; NO 17
Independents: YES 2; NO 1

Juvenile Crime
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number issues2000-E Juvenile Crime
on Jul 2, 2000 regarding bill Juvenile Crime
Results:
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 0
Republicans: YES 0; NO 0
Independents: YES 0; NO 0

Kosovo
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-98 allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo
on May 4, 1999 regarding bill S. J. Res. 20 Motion to table S. J. Res. 20
Results: Y)78; N)22 Motion to Table Agreed to
Majority Leader Trent Lott motioned to kill the resolution that would have authorized the president to "use all necessary forces and other means," in cooperation with U.S. allies to accomplish objectives in Yugoslavia. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 9; NO 2
Republicans: YES 16; NO 4
Independents: YES 1; NO 3
Vote number 1995-331 ending the Bosnian arms embargo
on Jul 26, 1995 regarding bill S. 21 Bosnia Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of '95
Results: Y)69; N)29; NV)2 Bill Passed
Ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 6; NO 5
Republicans: YES 19; NO 1
Independents: YES 3; NO 1

Principles & Values
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number issues2000-G Principles & Values
on Jul 2, 2000 regarding bill Principles & Values
Results:
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 0
Republicans: YES 0; NO 0
Independents: YES 0; NO 0

School Choice
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1998-169 education savings accounts
on Jun 24, 1998 regarding bill H.R. 2646 H.R. 2646 Conference Report
Results: Y)59; N)36; NV)5 Conf Rpt Agreed to
This Conference Report approved tax-sheltered education savings accounts. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 7: Parents Choose Schools via Vouchers. Democrats: YES 4; NO 5
Republicans: YES 18; NO 1
Independents: YES 3; NO 0
Vote number 1997-260 school vouchers in DC
on Sep 30, 1997 regarding bill S. 1156 DC Appropriations Act
Results: Y)58; N)41; NV)1 Cloture Motion Rejected
This legislation would have amended the DC spending measure, imposing an unconstitutional school voucher program on the District. Voting Y counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 7: Parents Choose Schools via Vouchers. Democrats: YES 1; NO 9
Republicans: YES 19; NO 0
Independents: YES 3; NO 0

Social Security
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-90 Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt
on Apr 22, 1999 regarding bill S. 557 Motion to invoke cloture on Amdt #254 to S. 557
Results: Y)54; N)45; NV)1 Cloture Motion Rejected
This vote limited debate on the amendment offered by Sen. Abraham (R-MI) that would have created a Social Security "lockbox" and establish limits on the public debt. [A YES vote was for a lockbox]. This vote failed because 3/5 of the Senate did not vote. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 18; NO 1
Independents: YES 3; NO 0
Vote number 1998-120 allowing Roth IRAs for retirees
on May 6, 1998 regarding bill H.R. 2676 Roth Amdt #2339
Results: Y)56; N)42; NV)2 Amdt Agreed to
Senator Roth (R-DE) offered this amendment to the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act to allow people older than 70.5 with incomes over $100,000 to move funds from an Individual Retirement Account into a Roth IRA. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 6: Privatize Social Security. Democrats: YES 0; NO 9
Republicans: YES 19; NO 0
Independents: YES 4; NO 0

Tax Reform
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-313 across-the-board spending cut
on Oct 6, 1999 regarding bill S. 1650 Nickles Amdt #1889
Results: Y)54; N)46 Amdt. Agreed to
The Nickles (R-OK) Amdendment would express the sense of the Senate that Congress should adopt an across-the-board cut in all discretionary funding. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 19; NO 0
Independents: YES 4; NO 0
Vote number 1999-230 $792B tax cuts
on Jul 29, 1999 regarding bill S. 1429 Motion to waive Congressional Budget Amendment in regards to the Gramm Amdt #1405
Results: Y)46; N)54 Motion Rejected
This vote was on a motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act against the Gramm (R-TX) amendment which would reduce taxes by $792 billion over 10 years by reducing all income tax rates by 10 percent, effectively eliminating the so-called "marriage pena Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 11: Make Income Tax Flatter & Lower. Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 16; NO 3
Independents: YES 4; NO 0
Vote number 1998-71 requiring super-majority for raising taxes
on Apr 2, 1998 regarding bill S Con Res 86 Kyl Amdt #2221
Results: Y)50; N)48; NV)2 Amdt Agreed to
Senator Kyl (R-AZ) offered an amendment to the 1999 budget resolution to express the sense of the Senate on support for a Constitutional amendment requiring a simple majority to pass tax increases. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 11: Make Income Tax Flatter & Lower. Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 15; NO 4
Independents: YES 4; NO 0
Vote number 1998-55 FY99 tax cuts
on Apr 1, 1998 regarding bill S Con Res 86 Motion to waive CBA Re: Coverdell Amdt. # 2199
Results: Y)38; N)62) Motion Rejected
Senator Coverdell (R-GA) offered an amendment to the 1999 budget resolution to reduce revenues by $101.5 billion over the next 5 years. Voting Y counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 11: Make Income Tax Flatter & Lower. Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 14; NO 5
Independents: YES 4; NO 0

Technology
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1996-8 telecomm deregulation
on Feb 1, 1996 regarding bill S. 652 Conference Report on S. 625, the
Results: Y)91; N)5; NV)3 Telecommunications Competition and Deregulation Act of 1995
Deregulation of the telecommunications industry. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 10; NO 0
Republicans: YES 19; NO 0
Independents: YES 3; NO 0

Welfare & Labor
Senate BillVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageCandidate Voting
Vote number 1999-356 killing an increase in the minimum wage
on Nov 9, 1999 regarding bill S. 625 Motion to table Kennedy Amdt #2751
Results: Y)50; N)48; NV)2 Motion to Table Agreed to
The Kennedy (D-MA) Amdt would have increased the minimum wage by $1 an hour over two years, to $5.65 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2001. The Kennedy Amdt would have also provided $9.5 billion in tax cuts over five years. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 16; NO 3
Independents: YES 0; NO 3
Vote number 1997-68 allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time
on May 15, 1997 regarding bill S. 4 Motion to invoke cloture on a Committee amdt to S. 4
Results: Y)53; N)47 Cloture Motion Rejected
This bill would have allowed workers to choose between overtime and compensatory time. (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: YES 0; NO 10
Republicans: YES 19; NO 0
Independents: YES 0; NO 2
Vote number 1996-262 welfare block grants
on Aug 1, 1996 regarding bill H.R. 3734 Conference Report on H.R. 3734
Results: Y)78; N)21; NV)1 Conf Rpt Agreed to
Replacement of federal welfare guarantee with block grants to the states. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 20: Allow churches to provide welfare services. Democrats: YES 5; NO 5
Republicans: YES 19; NO 0
Independents: YES 1; NO 1
Vote number 1995-443 welfare overhaul
on Sep 19, 1995 regarding bill H.R. 4 Contract w/ America (Welfare Refm)
Results: Y)87; N)12; NV)1 Bill Passed
Approval of an overhaul on the federal welfare system. Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 20: Allow churches to provide welfare services. Democrats: YES 7; NO 3
Republicans: YES 19; NO 0
Independents: YES 1; NO 1


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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