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Former Democratic Representative (IN-9):
Lee Hamilton on the Issues

Lee Hamilton on Abortion

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Civil Rights

  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)

Lee Hamilton on Corporations

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Crime

  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)

Lee Hamilton on Drugs

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton 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)

Lee Hamilton on Energy & Oil

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Environment

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Foreign Policy

  • Make a long-term commitment to supporting Pakistan. (Jul 2004)
  • Expand Saudi relations from oil to anti-extremism. (Jul 2004)
  • Multilateral coalition for Muslim youth outreach. (Jul 2004)

Lee Hamilton on Free Trade

  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

Lee Hamilton on Government Reform

  • Replace CIA director with new National Intelligence Czar. (Jul 2004)
  • End secrecy about national intelligence appropriations. (Jul 2004)
  • Replace "need-to-know" culture with "need-to-share". (Jul 2004)
  • Congressional oversight for intelligence is dysfunctional. (Jul 2004)
  • No new domestic intelligence agency-use FBI. (Jul 2004)

Lee Hamilton on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Health Care

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Homeland Security

  • Focus on potential terrorist sanctuaries like Saudi Arabia. (Jul 2004)
  • US majority support among Muslims on 9-11 collapsed by 2003. (Jul 2004)
  • Must defeat ideology of terrorism, not Muslim people. (Jul 2004)
  • Support "Cooperative Threat Reduction" on Soviet nukes. (Jul 2004)
  • Continue targeting terrorist financing; add terrorist travel. (Jul 2004)
  • Screen for individual terrorists at borders, no profiling. (Jul 2004)
  • Guidelines, supervision, & oversight of new security powers. (Jul 2004)
  • Fund better communications between emergency responders. (Jul 2004)
  • Improve human intel with racial and linguistic diversity. (Jul 2004)
  • Several missed opportunities to disrupt 9/11 hijackers. (Jul 2004)
  • Most important failure on 9/11 was one of imagination. (Jul 2004)

Lee Hamilton on Immigration

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

Lee Hamilton on Jobs

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Social Security

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Tax Reform

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on War & Peace

No stance on record.

Lee Hamilton on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.