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Former Democratic Representative (PA-4, 1993-2001):
Ron Klink on the Issues

Ron Klink on Abortion

  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

Ron Klink on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Ron Klink on Civil Rights

  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)

Ron Klink on Corporations

No stance on record.

Ron Klink on Crime

  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)

Ron Klink on Drugs

  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)

Ron Klink on Education

  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)

Ron Klink on Energy & Oil

No stance on record.

Ron Klink on Environment

No stance on record.

Ron Klink on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Ron Klink on Foreign Policy

  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)

Ron Klink on Free Trade

  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

Ron Klink on Government Reform

  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)

Ron Klink on Gun Control

  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)

Ron Klink on Health Care

  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)

Ron Klink on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)

Ron Klink on Immigration

  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)

Ron Klink on Jobs

No stance on record.

Ron Klink on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: United Church of Christ. (Nov 2000)

Ron Klink on Social Security

  • Social Security bridges the generations; keep it as is. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)

Ron Klink on Tax Reform

  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)

Ron Klink on War & Peace

  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)

Ron Klink on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)