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Niki Tsongas on the Issues

Niki Tsongas on Abortion

  • Endorsed by EMILY’s List for support of abortion rights. (Oct 2007)

Niki Tsongas 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)

Niki Tsongas on Civil Rights

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

Niki Tsongas on Corporations

No stance on record.

Niki Tsongas on Crime

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

Niki Tsongas on Drugs

No stance on record.

Niki Tsongas on Education

  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Niki Tsongas 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)

Niki Tsongas on Environment

  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)

Niki Tsongas on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Niki Tsongas on Foreign Policy

  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)

Niki Tsongas 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)

Niki Tsongas on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Niki Tsongas on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Niki Tsongas on Health Care

  • Supports SCHIP bill, including veto override. (Oct 2007)
  • 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)

Niki Tsongas 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)

Niki Tsongas on Immigration

  • Supports undocumented immigrants earning citizenship. (Oct 2007)

Niki Tsongas on Jobs

  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)

Niki Tsongas on Principles & Values

  • Casts 2007 House election as referendum on Bush’s policies. (Oct 2007)

Niki Tsongas on Social Security

No stance on record.

Niki Tsongas 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)

Niki Tsongas on War & Peace

  • Set a timetable for withdrawing US troops from Iraq. (Oct 2007)
  • War costs $15 million an hour; time to change course. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)

Niki Tsongas on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.