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Democrat:
David Loebsack on the Issues

David Loebsack on Abortion

  • Donít chip away at Roe v. Wade. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

David Loebsack 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)

David Loebsack on Civil Rights

  • Vigilance against restricting civil liberties. (Nov 2006)
  • Guarantee full civil rights for GLBT people. (Nov 2006)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)

David Loebsack on Corporations

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

David Loebsack on Crime

  • Eliminate the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Support prison rehabilitation & drug treatment. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)

David Loebsack on Drugs

  • Allow medical marijuana. (Nov 2006)
  • More funding for Colombia to combat the war on drugs. (Nov 2006)

David Loebsack on Education

  • Provide needed resources for failing schools. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

David Loebsack on Energy & Oil

  • Energy policy that benefits the Midwest, not the Mideast. (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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

David Loebsack on Environment

No stance on record.

David Loebsack on Families & Children

No stance on record.

David Loebsack on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

David Loebsack on Free Trade

  • Fair trade agreements should help open markets. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

David Loebsack on Government Reform

  • Public campaign financing to end politics-as-usual. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)

David Loebsack on Gun Control

  • Ban semi-automatics; require licenses & background checks. (Nov 2006)

David Loebsack on Health Care

  • Work towards truly universal coverage. (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)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)

David Loebsack on Homeland Security

  • Bush ignoring FISA courts may constitute impeachable offense. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)

David Loebsack on Immigration

  • Supports temporary worker program; enforce employer laws. (Nov 2006)

David Loebsack 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)

David Loebsack on Principles & Values

  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)

David Loebsack on Social Security

  • I will never vote to privatize Social Security. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase FICA cap to $150,000. (Nov 2006)

David Loebsack on Tax Reform

  • Donít repeal the estate tax; do repeal Bush tax cuts. (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)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)

David Loebsack on War & Peace

  • Iraq war did not need to happen; disengage immediately. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)

David Loebsack on Welfare & Poverty

  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)