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Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1):
Bobby Jindal on the Issues

Bobby Jindal on Abortion

  • Iím pro-life. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)

Bobby Jindal on Budget & Economy

  • Invest the retirement benefits for teachers & state workers. (Mar 2008)
  • Encourage investment in our low-to-moderate income areas. (Mar 2008)

Bobby Jindal on Civil Rights

  • Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

Bobby Jindal on Corporations

  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)

Bobby Jindal on Crime

  • Capital punishment for rape as well as murder. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)

Bobby Jindal on Drugs

  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)

Bobby Jindal on Education

  • Too many of our campuses have buildings with leaking roofs. (Mar 2008)
  • Tax deductions for tuition & qualified educational expenses. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)

Bobby Jindal on Energy & Oil

  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)

Bobby Jindal on Environment

  • $300 million for hurricane protection & coastal restoration. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)

Bobby Jindal on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Bobby Jindal on Foreign Policy

  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)

Bobby Jindal on Free Trade

  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)

Bobby Jindal on Government Reform

  • Legislator salary increase should be smaller & post-election. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)

Bobby Jindal on Gun Control

  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

Bobby Jindal on Health Care

  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

Bobby Jindal on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)

Bobby Jindal on Immigration

  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)

Bobby Jindal on Jobs

  • Revamp our workforce training programs. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)

Bobby Jindal on Principles & Values

  • Rated B by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

Bobby Jindal on Social Security

No stance on record.

Bobby Jindal on Tax Reform

  • Federal tax rebate should be exempted from state income tax. (Mar 2008)
  • Eliminate the permanent tax on business utilities. (Mar 2008)
  • Speed up the elimination of the tax on capital debt. (Mar 2008)
  • Use vehicle taxes & license fees for transportation expenses. (Mar 2008)
  • Make the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

Bobby Jindal on War & Peace

  • Prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)

Bobby Jindal on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)