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Former Republican Representative (UT-2):
Merrill Cook on the Issues

Merrill Cook on Abortion

  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

Merrill Cook on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Merrill Cook on Civil Rights

  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)

Merrill Cook on Corporations

No stance on record.

Merrill Cook on Crime

  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)

Merrill Cook on Drugs

No stance on record.

Merrill Cook on Education

  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Merrill Cook on Energy & Oil

No stance on record.

Merrill Cook on Environment

No stance on record.

Merrill Cook on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Merrill Cook on Foreign Policy

  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)

Merrill Cook on Free Trade

  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

Merrill Cook on Government Reform

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

Merrill Cook on Gun Control

  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)

Merrill Cook on Health Care

  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)

Merrill Cook on Homeland Security

  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)

Merrill Cook on Immigration

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

Merrill Cook on Jobs

No stance on record.

Merrill Cook on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)

Merrill Cook on Social Security

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

Merrill Cook on Tax Reform

  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)

Merrill Cook on War & Peace

  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)

Merrill Cook on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)