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Tim Walz on the Issues

Tim Walz on Abortion

  • Abortions should always be legal. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)

Tim Walz 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)

Tim Walz on Civil Rights

  • Continue Affirmative Action against unequal representation. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Tim Walz on Corporations

  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)

Tim Walz on Crime

  • Eliminate the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports prison rehabilitation & job training. (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)

Tim Walz on Drugs

  • Supports medical marijuana. (Nov 2006)

Tim Walz on Education

  • Vouchers for public schools; tax incentives for college. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Tim Walz on Energy & Oil

  • Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)

Tim Walz on Environment

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

Tim Walz on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Tim Walz on Foreign Policy

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

Tim Walz on Free Trade

  • Opposes NAFTA and CAFTA, but stay in WTO. (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)

Tim Walz on Government Reform

  • Ban all privately funded congressional trips. (Nov 2006)
  • Public funding for political 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)

Tim Walz on Gun Control

  • Supports concealed carry. (Nov 2006)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

Tim Walz on Health Care

  • Supports universal health care. (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)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

Tim Walz on Homeland Security

  • Supports military tribunals to try suspected terrorists. (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 YES 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)

Tim Walz on Immigration

  • Supports path to citizenship for undocumented workers. (Nov 2006)

Tim Walz on Jobs

  • 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)

Tim Walz on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Tim Walz on Social Security

  • Increase the payroll tax. (Nov 2006)

Tim Walz on Tax Reform

  • The wealthy are not the engine of our economy. (Nov 2006)
  • Donít repeal the estate tax; do repeal Bush tax cuts. (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)

Tim Walz on War & Peace

  • Change the currnet course of action; need Iraq exit plan. (Nov 2006)
  • Stabilize Iraq, if possible, before withdrawing. (Nov 2006)
  • Ensure an achievable mission in Iraq. (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)

Tim Walz on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.