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Democratic challenger for Senate (IA):
Art Small on the Issues

Art Small on Abortion

  • No partial birth, no public funding, but some exceptions. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Art Small on Civil Rights

  • No civil unions; define marriage. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports affirmative action in colleges and government. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Corporations

  • Set up research facilities instead of trying to pick winners. (Mar 2004)

Art Small on Crime

  • No death penalty; provide rehabilitation. (Aug 2004)
  • Lower sentences for non-violent crimes. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow judges discretion in sentencing. (Dec 2002)
  • Involve faith-based providers in rehabilitation. (Dec 2002)

Art Small on Drugs

  • Consider loosening enforcement of marijuana laws. (Dec 2002)
  • Drug treatment more effective than incarceration. (Dec 2002)

Art Small on Education

  • Supports vouchers and charters. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Energy & Oil

  • Re-enter Kyoto, develop alternative fuels. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Environment

No stance on record.

Art Small on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Art Small on Foreign Policy

  • Keep US troops in UN peacekeeping missions. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Free Trade

  • Include human rights and worker rights in trade agreements. (Aug 2004)
  • Reduce deficit by giving exporters tradable import permits. (Jul 2004)

Art Small on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Art Small on Gun Control

  • Ban semi-autos, keep fingerprints and more restrictions. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Health Care

  • Supports single payer system with choice for all Americans. (Jul 2004)
  • Vouchers for health care will shrink government role. (Jul 2004)
  • Seniors deserve a break on prescription drugs. (Apr 2004)

Art Small on Homeland Security

  • More money for troops and intel. (Aug 2004)
  • Eliminate National missile defense but keep R&D. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Immigration

  • Amnesty and social programs for resident aliens. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Jobs

  • Bush and Grassley cost us manufacturing jobs. (Apr 2004)

Art Small on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Art Small on Social Security

  • Keep defined benefit program. (Aug 2004)

Art Small on Tax Reform

  • Eliminate Bush tax cuts and tax breaks for special interests. (Jul 2004)
  • Tax cuts drove up other government expenses. (Apr 2004)
  • Bush tax cuts mostly benefited the wealthy. (Apr 2004)
  • Tax cuts have short-term benefit and long-term costs. (Jan 2004)

Art Small on War & Peace

  • Neocons still believe there are WMDs in Iraq. (May 2004)
  • Signed anti-Vietnam petition in 1967 that Grassley opposed. (Apr 2004)

Art Small on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.