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Democrat:
Joe Courtney on the Issues

Joe Courtney on Abortion

  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)

Joe Courtney 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)

Joe Courtney on Civil Rights

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

Joe Courtney on Corporations

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

Joe Courtney on Crime

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

Joe Courtney on Drugs

No stance on record.

Joe Courtney on Education

  • No public funds diverted to private schools. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Joe Courtney on Energy & Oil

  • 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)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)

Joe Courtney on Environment

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

Joe Courtney on Families & Children

  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)

Joe Courtney on Foreign Policy

  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)

Joe Courtney on Free Trade

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

Joe Courtney 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)

Joe Courtney on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Joe Courtney on Health Care

  • Every American should have access to affordable health care. (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)

Joe Courtney 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 NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)

Joe Courtney on Immigration

No stance on record.

Joe Courtney 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)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)

Joe Courtney on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Joe Courtney on Social Security

  • Oppose any plan that jeopardizes or privatizes the system. (Nov 2006)

Joe Courtney on Tax Reform

  • 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)

Joe Courtney on War & Peace

  • Iraq war is biggest foreign policy disaster in a generation. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)

Joe Courtney on Welfare & Poverty

  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)