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Brian Higgins MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

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

  • 01/23/2007: Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program

    Civil Rights

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 11/13/2013: Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services
  • 01/01/2012: by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance
  • 05/04/2011: Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion
  • 01/06/2009: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception
  • 04/27/2005: Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions

    Prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

  • 03/03/2010: Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

    Support for gun rights

  • 01/25/2011: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad
  • 10/20/2005: Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers

    Support marriage rights between same-sex individuals

  • 12/31/2006: by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
  • 07/18/2006: Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman

    Support for gun control measures

  • 01/03/2013: Ban large-capacity ammunition

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 12/31/2006: by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation
  • 12/08/2005: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 11/02/2004: Bush raided the Social Security trust fund for tax cuts

    Taxes for large corporations: Increase

  • 04/15/2013: Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking

    Invest money in more public projects to improve infrastructure

  • 03/13/2013: Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects

    Education Issues

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 04/11/2013: Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015

    Limit the authority of public educator unions

  • 08/01/2000: Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice

    Oppose school vouchers

  • 03/30/2011: Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program

    Environmental Issues

    Oppose off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

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

    Support cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 06/26/2009: Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution
  • 02/10/2005: Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances
  • 08/01/2000: Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases

    Use tax incentives for wind energy development and use

  • 11/02/2011: Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets

    Use tax incentives to promote efficient energy production and conservation

  • 05/21/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation

    Increase tax incentives for solar energy development and use

  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy

    Healthcare Issues

    Increase amount of children covered by Medicaid reimbursements for health costs

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

    Establish government-assisted non-profit organizations from which all taxpayers would obtain health insurance

  • 01/05/2011: Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

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


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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