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Former Democrat/Farmer/Labor (MN-4):
Bruce Vento on the Issues

Bruce Vento on Abortion

  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)

Bruce Vento on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Bruce Vento on Civil Rights

  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)

Bruce Vento on Corporations

No stance on record.

Bruce Vento on Crime

  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)

Bruce Vento on Drugs

  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)

Bruce Vento on Education

  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)

Bruce Vento on Energy & Oil

No stance on record.

Bruce Vento on Environment

No stance on record.

Bruce Vento on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Bruce Vento on Foreign Policy

  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)

Bruce Vento on Free Trade

  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

Bruce Vento on Government Reform

  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)

Bruce Vento on Gun Control

  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)

Bruce Vento on Health Care

  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)

Bruce Vento on Homeland Security

  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)

Bruce Vento on Immigration

  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)

Bruce Vento on Jobs

No stance on record.

Bruce Vento on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)

Bruce Vento on Social Security

  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)

Bruce Vento on Tax Reform

No stance on record.

Bruce Vento on War & Peace

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

Bruce Vento on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)