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Former Republican Representative (MO-8):
Bill Emerson on the Issues

Bill Emerson on Abortion

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Budget & Economy

  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on Civil Rights

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Corporations

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Crime

  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeus 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)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on Drugs

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Education

  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)

Bill Emerson on Energy & Oil

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Environment

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Families & Children

  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Free Trade

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Government Reform

  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Health Care

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Homeland Security

  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on Immigration

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Jobs

  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on Principles & Values

  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on Social Security

  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on Tax Reform

  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)

Bill Emerson on War & Peace

No stance on record.

Bill Emerson on Welfare & Poverty

  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)