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Former Democrat/Farmer/Labor (MN-2):
David Minge on the Issues

David Minge on Abortion

  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

David Minge on Budget & Economy

  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)

David Minge 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)

David Minge on Corporations

No stance on record.

David Minge on Crime

  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • 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)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)

David Minge on Drugs

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

David Minge 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)

David Minge on Energy & Oil

  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)

David Minge on Environment

  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)

David Minge on Families & Children

  • TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories. (Jun 1993)

David Minge on Foreign Policy

  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)

David Minge on Free Trade

  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Promote fair trade restricting Canadian wheat. (Oct 1993)

David Minge on Government Reform

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

David Minge on Gun Control

No stance on record.

David Minge on Health Care

  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)

David Minge on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES 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)

David Minge on Immigration

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

David Minge on Jobs

No stance on record.

David Minge on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)

David Minge on Social Security

  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)

David Minge on Tax Reform

  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)

David Minge on War & Peace

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

David Minge on Welfare & Poverty

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