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Democrat:
Charles Gonzalez on the Issues

Charles Gonzalez on Abortion

  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Charles Gonzalez 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)

Charles Gonzalez on Civil Rights

  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Charles Gonzalez on Corporations

  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)

Charles Gonzalez on Crime

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

Charles Gonzalez on Drugs

  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)

Charles Gonzalez on Education

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

Charles Gonzalez on Energy & Oil

  • 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)

Charles Gonzalez on Environment

  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Charles Gonzalez on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Charles Gonzalez on Foreign Policy

  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)

Charles Gonzalez on Free Trade

  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)

Charles Gonzalez on Government Reform

  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)

Charles Gonzalez on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Charles Gonzalez on Health Care

  • 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)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)

Charles Gonzalez 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)
  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)

Charles Gonzalez on Immigration

No stance on record.

Charles Gonzalez on Jobs

  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)

Charles Gonzalez on Principles & Values

  • Member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (Nov 2007)

Charles Gonzalez on Social Security

No stance on record.

Charles Gonzalez on Tax Reform

  • 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)

Charles Gonzalez on War & Peace

  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)

Charles Gonzalez on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.