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Charlie Wilson on the Issues

Charlie Wilson on Abortion

  • Legal abortion only for incest, rape, or life of woman. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)

Charlie Wilson 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)

Charlie Wilson on Civil Rights

  • Supports affirmative action for state agencies & colleges. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Charlie Wilson on Corporations

  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)

Charlie Wilson on Crime

  • Supports alternative sentencing & rehabilitation. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)

Charlie Wilson on Drugs

  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 1998)

Charlie Wilson on Education

  • More funding for teachers. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Charlie Wilson on Energy & Oil

  • Invest in clean coal technology. (Sep 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)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)

Charlie Wilson on Environment

  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)

Charlie Wilson on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Charlie Wilson on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Charlie Wilson on Free Trade

  • So called “free trade” is not fair to Ohio workers. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)

Charlie Wilson on Government Reform

  • Supports public funding for political camapigns. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)

Charlie Wilson on Gun Control

  • Require child-safety locks. (Nov 1998)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

Charlie Wilson on Health Care

  • An outrage that 46 million Americans are uninsured. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

Charlie Wilson 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 YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)

Charlie Wilson on Immigration

  • More border security to protect our country. (Sep 2006)

Charlie Wilson 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)

Charlie Wilson on Principles & Values

  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)

Charlie Wilson on Social Security

  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)

Charlie Wilson on Tax Reform

  • Supports progressive state income tax. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)

Charlie Wilson on War & Peace

  • Ask tough questions to end serious mistakes in Iraq. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)

Charlie Wilson on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.