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Former Republican SD Governor; Former Representative (SD-AL):
Bill Janklow on the Issues

Bill Janklow on Abortion

  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)

Bill Janklow on Budget & Economy

  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)

Bill Janklow on Civil Rights

  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Bill Janklow on Corporations

No stance on record.

Bill Janklow on Crime

  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)

Bill Janklow on Drugs

  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)

Bill Janklow on Education

No stance on record.

Bill Janklow on Energy & Oil

  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)

Bill Janklow on Environment

  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)

Bill Janklow on Families & Children

  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Bill Janklow on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Bill Janklow on Free Trade

  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)

Bill Janklow on Government Reform

  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Bill Janklow on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Bill Janklow on Health Care

  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

Bill Janklow on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)

Bill Janklow on Immigration

  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)

Bill Janklow on Jobs

  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)
  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis. (Sep 1999)

Bill Janklow on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Bill Janklow on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)

Bill Janklow on Social Security

  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

Bill Janklow on Tax Reform

  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)

Bill Janklow on War & Peace

  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)

Bill Janklow on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)