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Democrat:
Bruce Braley on the Issues

Bruce Braley on Abortion

  • Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research. (Nov 2006)
  • Uphold Roe v. Wade; no criminalization of medical decisions. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Bruce Braley on Budget & Economy

  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)

Bruce Braley on Civil Rights

  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Bruce Braley on Corporations

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

Bruce Braley on Crime

  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)

Bruce Braley on Drugs

No stance on record.

Bruce Braley on Education

  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Bruce Braley on Energy & Oil

  • Make Iowa the world’s renewable energy leader. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Bruce Braley on Environment

  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)

Bruce Braley on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Bruce Braley on Foreign Policy

  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)

Bruce Braley on Free Trade

  • Fight for Fair Trade laws; not NAFTA & CAFTA. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)

Bruce Braley on Government Reform

  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)

Bruce Braley on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Bruce Braley on Health Care

  • Expand access to healthcare to all Americans. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

Bruce Braley on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)

Bruce Braley on Immigration

  • Secure our borders; enforce the law; no amnesty. (Nov 2006)

Bruce Braley on Jobs

  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)

Bruce Braley on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Bruce Braley on Social Security

  • Protect Social Security from risky privatization. (Nov 2006)

Bruce Braley on Tax Reform

  • Roll Back the Bush Tax Cut for Millionaires. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)

Bruce Braley on War & Peace

  • Investigate fraud and no-bid contracts in Iraq. (Nov 2006)
  • Develop an exit strategy & a new direction for Iraq. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)

Bruce Braley on Welfare & Poverty

  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)