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Phil Hare on the Issues

Phil Hare on Abortion

  • Abortions always legal, except some partial birth abortions. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Phil Hare 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)

Phil Hare on Civil Rights

  • No constitutional definition of marriage. (Nov 2006)
  • Continue affirmative action. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Phil Hare on Corporations

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

Phil Hare on Crime

  • Support the use of the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • More community police; more prison rehabilitation. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)

Phil Hare on Drugs

  • Medical marijuana ok; but more penalties for distributors. (Nov 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)

Phil Hare on Education

  • More school funding; more teacher mentoring. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Phil Hare 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)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Phil Hare on Environment

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

Phil Hare on Families & Children

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

Phil Hare on Foreign Policy

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

Phil Hare on Free Trade

  • Race to the bottom must be stopped. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

Phil Hare on Government Reform

  • Supports public funding of campaigns. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)

Phil Hare on Gun Control

  • No armor piercing ammunition; yes child safety locks. (Nov 2006)

Phil Hare on Health Care

  • Health Care should be a right and not a privilege. (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)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)

Phil Hare on Homeland Security

  • No phone-tapping; no random searches; no pre-emptive strikes. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)

Phil Hare on Immigration

  • Decrease legal immigration; enforce against illegals. (Nov 2006)

Phil Hare on Jobs

  • Farm Bill helps farmers AND weans us off Mideast oil. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)

Phil Hare on Principles & Values

  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)

Phil Hare on Social Security

  • Total opposition to any type of privatizing. (Nov 2006)

Phil Hare on Tax Reform

  • Eliminate Bush tax cuts for earners over $200,000. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)

Phil Hare on War & Peace

  • Iraq war needs an exit strategy. (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)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)

Phil Hare on Welfare & Poverty

  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)