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Republican Sr Senator (KS):
Sam Brownback on the Issues

Sam Brownback on Abortion

  • Roe is not in the Constitution. (Sep 2007)
  • No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • Leave abortion up to states, but with human life amendment. (Aug 2007)
  • Iowa phone ad: Romney is not pro-life. (Aug 2007)
  • I am pro-life and I'm whole life. (Jun 2007)
  • Opposes abortion even for women pregnant by rapists. (May 2007)
  • Glorious day for human liberty when Roe v. Wade is repealed. (May 2007)
  • Could support a pro-choice nominee, as part of coalition. (May 2007)
  • Adult stem cell healing instead of embryonic stem cells. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: Adult stem cell can't replace embryonic stem cell. (May 2007)
  • Agrees with Supreme Court limiting partial birth abortion. (Apr 2007)
  • Did not convert to pro-life during first campaign. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses. (Jun 2008)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)

Sam Brownback on Budget & Economy

  • Stimulate economy in places where people are in need. (Sep 2007)
  • Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)

Sam Brownback on Civil Rights

  • Disgrace that national GOP narrowing base by ignoring blacks. (Sep 2007)
  • Fight against hate crimes legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Carried amendment defining marriage to Senate floor. (Sep 2007)
  • Ban gay marriage--it's a vast social experiment. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports marriage as the union of a man and a woman. (Feb 2007)
  • Robustly religious public square better than naked square. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 7% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)

Sam Brownback on Corporations

  • Favored Sarbanes-Oxley bill against corporate malfeasance. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Sam Brownback on Crime

  • Spent nights in jail & homeless shelters to study causes. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty only for bin Laden-level criminals. (Sep 2007)
  • Second Chance Act: faith-based & cuts recidivism in half. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes "hate crimes" legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 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)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

Sam Brownback on Drugs

  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)

Sam Brownback on Education

  • We still need integration, but voluntary & incentivized. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Evolution debate puts faith & science at odds unnecessarily. (Jun 2007)
  • Does not believe in evolution. (May 2007)
  • Stare decisis would have upheld separate-but-equal. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Sam Brownback on Energy & Oil

  • Energy security: drill every place you can find resources. (Oct 2007)
  • Get more biodiesel & biofuels into system to prevent $4 gas. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted NO on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997)
  • Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Sam Brownback on Environment

  • Disapproved of Labor Department's ergonomic rules. (Feb 2007)
  • Scored 0% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)
  • Voted YES on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997)
  • Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves. (Jul 2008)

Sam Brownback on Families & Children

  • Get back to the basics: life, family, & faith. (Sep 2007)
  • Rebuilding the family solves problems of education & crime. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck:No 80% illegitimacy in countries with gay marriage. (Sep 2007)
  • Highest priority is rebuilding the family. (Aug 2007)
  • Greatness depends on our communities more than our Capitol. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

Sam Brownback on Foreign Policy

  • Stand up in the face of genocide in Darfur. (Sep 2007)
  • Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
  • Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)
  • Be realistic about pushing democracy, or we get radicals. (Aug 2007)
  • Passed the Sudan Peace Act to end civil war and slavery. (Jul 2007)
  • Talk directly to Iran; but confront them also. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Monitor human rights in Uganda-Sudan crisis. (Aug 2004)
  • Sponsored aid bill to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Co-chair of the Silk Road Congressional Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)

Sam Brownback on Free Trade

  • Opposed to North American Union that gives up sovereignty. (Sep 2007)
  • Trade is key to growing our economy. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade very contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • Supported quota on wheat gluten & tariff on imported ethanol. (Feb 2007)
  • One of Senate's most consistent supporters of free trade. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 100% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)

Sam Brownback on Government Reform

  • Supports Constitutional Amendment to allow DC representation. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Consistent supporter of tort reform. (Feb 2007)
  • Frailty of culture cannot be compensated for by government. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)

Sam Brownback on Gun Control

  • Respect Second Amendment as strongly as First Amendment. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

Sam Brownback on Health Care

  • Expand Health Savings Accounts. (Sep 2007)
  • Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity. (Sep 2007)
  • Market-based solution over socialized government-pay system. (Aug 2007)
  • Eliminate death by cancer in 10 years. (Jul 2007)
  • Supports competitive marketplace with price transparency. (Jul 2007)
  • Supports Health Savings Accounts, not government control. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

Sam Brownback on Homeland Security

  • Don't-ask-don't-tell is a good policy. (Sep 2007)
  • Militant Islamists is central battle for a generation. (Sep 2007)
  • Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials. (Sep 2007)
  • Limit student visas to citizens of terrorist states. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)

Sam Brownback on Immigration

  • Push enforcement at the worksite. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose amnesty, but guest worker program ok. (Sep 2007)
  • Balance principles: nation of laws vs. compassionate society. (Jul 2007)
  • No new paths to citizenship, but reform bill ok if enforced. (Jun 2007)
  • Toughen the borders & combine enforcement with legalization. (May 2007)
  • Increase legal immigrants & build a fence on Mexican border. (Mar 2007)
  • Raise the number of legal immigrants over time. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)

Sam Brownback on Jobs

  • Unions do good, but need effective oversight. (Oct 2007)
  • No "sexual orientation" in Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

Sam Brownback on Principles & Values

  • Start with the basics: faith, family, and freedom. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted with Republican Party 90.0% of 201 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Bush has over-relied on Cheney's experience. (Aug 2007)
  • A Kemp-Bennett Republican: pro-growth & pro-cultural renewal. (Jul 2007)
  • Ex-presidents should not weigh in on policy. (Jun 2007)
  • Invite faith into the public square and celebrate it. (May 2007)
  • Our society has grown meaner, ruder, & more alienated. (Jun 2001)
  • Our nation is on the wrong track morally and culturally. (Jun 2001)
  • To renew our culture, restore culture-shaping institutions. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)

Sam Brownback on Social Security

  • Supports personal Social Security accounts. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted to stop the raid on the Social Security Trust Fund. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Sam Brownback on Tax Reform

  • Signed no-tax pledge as pledge to the American public. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Tax Freedom Day well before May for most people. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports optional flat tax in income tax; not FairTax. (Aug 2007)
  • Alternative flat tax to replace entire tax code system. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

Sam Brownback on War & Peace

  • Iraq war is about terrorism, not oil. (Oct 2007)
  • Biden-Brownback bill: 3-state federalized solution. (Sep 2007)
  • We DID declare war against Iraq. (Sep 2007)
  • Long-term US presence to defend Kurds & Sunnis. (Sep 2007)
  • Seek Congressional authority before attacking Iranian nukes. (Sep 2007)
  • We need a political surge to match the military surge. (Aug 2007)
  • Did not read NIE before war vote, but had briefings. (Jun 2007)
  • Ok to talk with Iran, but no diplomatic relations. (Jun 2007)
  • Get Iraq to point that we can turn it over to Iraqis. (Jun 2007)
  • We have not lost war; we can win by pulling together. (May 2007)
  • Iran is the lead sponsor of terrorism around the world. (May 2007)
  • Contain, confront, and convey those that won't engage. (May 2007)
  • Push politically for 3-state, 1-country solution in Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Surge is problematic; mix political with military solution. (Apr 2007)
  • Seeing some improvement, and surge not fully deployed yet. (Apr 2007)
  • Long-term presence or Iraq devolves into terrorist state. (Apr 2007)
  • Islamic fascists want US out and caliphate in. (Mar 2007)
  • Opposes troop surge; but also opposes precipitous pull out. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Condemn Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statement. (Feb 2008)

Sam Brownback on Welfare & Poverty

  • Supported welfare reform in House; but some pork in Senate. (Feb 2007)
  • Two-year limit on welfare benefits. (Nov 1996)
  • Fund welfare via block grants to states. (Nov 1996)