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Former Administrator of D.E.A.; former Republican Representative (AR-3):
Asa Hutchinson on the Issues

Asa Hutchinson on Abortion

  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Budget & Economy

  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)

Asa Hutchinson on Civil Rights

  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)

Asa Hutchinson on Corporations

  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)

Asa Hutchinson on Crime

  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Drugs

  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Education

  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Asa Hutchinson on Energy & Oil

  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)

Asa Hutchinson on Environment

No stance on record.

Asa Hutchinson on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Asa Hutchinson on Foreign Policy

  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Free Trade

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

Asa Hutchinson on Government Reform

  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Gun Control

  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Health Care

  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Homeland Security

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

Asa Hutchinson on Immigration

  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Jobs

  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)

Asa Hutchinson on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)

Asa Hutchinson on Social Security

  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)

Asa Hutchinson on Tax Reform

  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)

Asa Hutchinson on War & Peace

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

Asa Hutchinson on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)