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Former Democratic Representative (TX-25, 2001-2005):
Chris Bell on the Issues

Chris Bell on Abortion

  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Chris Bell on Civil Rights

  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)

Chris Bell on Corporations

  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 50% by the US COC, indicating a mixed business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Crime

No stance on record.

Chris Bell on Drugs

No stance on record.

Chris Bell on Education

  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Energy & Oil

  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)

Chris Bell on Environment

  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 75% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Families & Children

  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 8% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Chris Bell on Free Trade

  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)

Chris Bell on Government Reform

  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)

Chris Bell on Gun Control

  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)

Chris Bell on Health Care

  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Immigration

  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Jobs

  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 93% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Chris Bell on Social Security

  • Rated 89% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on Tax Reform

  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

Chris Bell on War & Peace

  • Voted NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)

Chris Bell on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)