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Former Democratic Jr Senator (MO):
Jean Carnahan on the Issues

Jean Carnahan on Abortion

  • Opposes partial-birth abortion, but agreed with veto on ban. (Nov 2000)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Jean Carnahan on Civil Rights

  • Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Corporations

  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Crime

  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Drugs

No stance on record.

Jean Carnahan on Education

  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Energy & Oil

  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)

Jean Carnahan on Environment

  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat. (Jun 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Families & Children

  • Long history as Missouriís First Lady on family issues. (Jan 2001)
  • Workplace child-care & more commitment to families. (Nov 2000)

Jean Carnahan on Foreign Policy

  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)

Jean Carnahan on Free Trade

  • Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Government Reform

  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions and corporations. (Apr 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Gun Control

  • Advocated for gun control with sportsmenís rights. (Nov 2000)

Jean Carnahan on Health Care

  • Medicare Rx plan;more breast cancer research. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Patient Bill of Rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Homeland Security

  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)

Jean Carnahan on Immigration

No stance on record.

Jean Carnahan on Jobs

  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Principles & Values

  • A centrist seeking commonsense solutions. (Jan 2001)
  • Set sail instead of choosing a safe harbor. (Jan 2001)
  • Agreed on most issues with Mel Carnahan. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Jan 2001)

Jean Carnahan on Social Security

  • Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare. (Nov 2000)

Jean Carnahan on Tax Reform

  • Targeted tax cuts to working families. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)

Jean Carnahan on War & Peace

  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)

Jean Carnahan on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.