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Democrat:
Harry Mitchell on the Issues

Harry Mitchell on Abortion

  • Fundamental right to choose when to have children. (Nov 2006)
  • Invest in Stem Cell Research. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Harry Mitchell 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)

Harry Mitchell on Civil Rights

  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)

Harry Mitchell on Corporations

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

Harry Mitchell on Crime

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

Harry Mitchell on Drugs

No stance on record.

Harry Mitchell on Education

  • More funding for NCLD and IDEA. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Harry Mitchell on Energy & Oil

  • Oil dependence threatens long-term national security. (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)

Harry Mitchell on Environment

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

Harry Mitchell on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Harry Mitchell on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Harry Mitchell on Free Trade

  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)

Harry Mitchell on Government Reform

  • 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)

Harry Mitchell on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Harry Mitchell on Health Care

  • Allow negotiations for lower Medicare prices. (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)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)

Harry Mitchell on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (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)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)

Harry Mitchell on Immigration

  • No amnesty; secure our border. (Nov 2006)

Harry Mitchell on Jobs

  • Voted NO 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)

Harry Mitchell on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Harry Mitchell on Social Security

  • Serious overhaul like privatization is unneeded. (Nov 2006)

Harry Mitchell on Tax Reform

  • Voted NO 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)

Harry Mitchell on War & Peace

  • We need an exit plan; “stay the course” is just a slogan. (Nov 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)

Harry Mitchell on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.