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Former Republican Representative (FL-13, 2003-2007):
Katherine Harris on the Issues

Katherine Harris on Abortion

  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Budget & Economy

  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)

Katherine Harris on Civil Rights

  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)

Katherine Harris on Corporations

  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 97% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Crime

No stance on record.

Katherine Harris on Drugs

No stance on record.

Katherine Harris on Education

  • $2000 for individual Educational Savings Accounts. (Oct 2002)
  • Vouchers for students in failing schools. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Energy & Oil

  • Drilling ANWR is like a postage stamp on a football field. (Oct 2006)
  • Prevent Orimulsion use; no offshore drilling near FL. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)

Katherine Harris on Environment

  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 15% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Families & Children

  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Foreign Policy

  • Donít negotiate bilaterally with terrorists like North Korea. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)

Katherine Harris on Free Trade

  • Pressure China on intellectual property rights. (Oct 2006)
  • Worked to get Free Trade Area of the Americas office in FL. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)

Katherine Harris on Government Reform

  • In wake of 2000 election controversy, led impetus for reform. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)

Katherine Harris on Gun Control

  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Health Care

  • Add Rx drug plan to Medicare. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • 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 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Immigration

  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Jobs

  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)

Katherine Harris on Principles & Values

  • Vision for FL: low taxes, secure from terrorists & illegals. (Oct 2006)
  • Separation of church and state is a lie. (Sep 2006)
  • Non-Christian legislators legislate sin, like gay marriage. (Sep 2006)
  • Passed over one hundred bills in State Senate. (Jan 2006)
  • Will run for US Senate, but not this year. (Jan 2004)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)

Katherine Harris on Social Security

  • Preserve social security trust fund. (Oct 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on Tax Reform

  • Supports Fair Tax: 23% sales tax to replace income tax. (Nov 2006)
  • Income tax requires 5 billion hours for annual compliance. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • 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 60% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

Katherine Harris on War & Peace

  • Military solution needed, no political solution of cut-&-run. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)

Katherine Harris on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)