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Republican Appointee:
John Barrasso on the Issues

John Barrasso on Abortion

  • Sponsored state legislation to protect sanctity of life. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)

John Barrasso on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

John Barrasso on Civil Rights

No stance on record.

John Barrasso on Corporations

No stance on record.

John Barrasso on Crime

No stance on record.

John Barrasso on Drugs

  • Make criminals pay for their meth lab mess. (Jan 2008)

John Barrasso on Education

  • Local control is paramount for improving education. (Aug 2008)
  • Parents & teachers decide about schools, not bureaucrats. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)

John Barrasso on Energy & Oil

  • Recognize the importance of domestic energy production. (Aug 2008)
  • Favor investment in coal and natural gas production. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration. (Feb 2008)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
  • Establish energy security strategy with domestic production. (Jul 2008)

John Barrasso on Environment

  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)

John Barrasso on Families & Children

  • Believes in traditional family values. (Jun 2007)

John Barrasso on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

John Barrasso on Free Trade

  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)

John Barrasso on Government Reform

  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)

John Barrasso on Gun Control

  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

John Barrasso on Health Care

  • Ensure Wyoming is fairly reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)

John Barrasso on Homeland Security

  • Believes in a strong national defense. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)

John Barrasso on Immigration

  • Block illegal immigrants from securing a driverís license. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)

John Barrasso on Jobs

  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)

John Barrasso on Principles & Values

  • Voted with Republican Party 94% of 100 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Former surgeon and state senator. (Jun 2007)
  • Appointed by Wyoming Governor to replace Craig Thomas. (Jun 2007)

John Barrasso on Social Security

No stance on record.

John Barrasso on Tax Reform

  • Believes in limited government & lower taxes. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)

John Barrasso on War & Peace

  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)

John Barrasso on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.