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Democratic Jr Senator (NJ):
Jon Corzine on the Issues

Jon Corzine on Abortion

  • Leave abortion decision to a woman, her doctor, & her family. (Oct 2000)
  • Strongly supports "Abortion is a woman's right". (Sep 2000)
  • Right to choose regardless of income. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)

Jon Corzine on Budget & Economy

  • Will not vote for any bill that will put us into deficit. (Oct 2000)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)

Jon Corzine on Civil Rights

  • Consider race & sex in government hiring decisions. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports "Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws". (Sep 2000)
  • Favors requiring companies to hire more women & minorities. (Sep 2000)
  • End Racial Profiling. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted NO on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

Jon Corzine on Corporations

  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Jon Corzine on Crime

  • Impose "truth in sentencing" for violent criminals. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Sep 2000)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

Jon Corzine on Drugs

  • Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2000)
  • Neutral on "Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it". (Sep 2000)

Jon Corzine on Education

  • Support charter schools. (Nov 2000)
  • Universal access to preschool and higher education. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Organized Prayer In Public Schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Universal right to public education, pre-school thru college. (Sep 2000)
  • Federal support & tax breaks for college tuition. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • 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)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Jon Corzine on Energy & Oil

  • Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)

Jon Corzine on Environment

  • Supports Clean Water Act and a well-funded EPA. (Oct 2000)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 84% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)

Jon Corzine on Families & Children

  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

Jon Corzine on Foreign Policy

  • Opposes linking Human Rights to trade with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Monitor human rights in Uganada-Sudan crisis. (Aug 2004)

Jon Corzine on Free Trade

  • Supports NAFTA, GAT, & WTO. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports retaliatorytarrifs; opposes Fast Track. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes expanding Free Trade. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • 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)
  • Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)

Jon Corzine on Government Reform

  • No Constitutional Amendment forTerm Limits. (Nov 2000)
  • 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 & corporations. (Apr 2001)

Jon Corzine on Gun Control

  • Opposes absolute right to gun ownership. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)

Jon Corzine on Health Care

  • Universal access to health care, with restrictions. (Oct 2000)
  • Share health costs among business, employees, & government. (Oct 2000)
  • Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation 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)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • End government propaganda on Medicare bill. (Mar 2004)

Jon Corzine on Homeland Security

  • Opposes spending on Missile Defense ("Star Wars"). (Sep 2000)
  • Opposes more spending on Armed Forces personnel. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)

Jon Corzine on Immigration

  • Maintain human services to children of immigrants. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports "Immigration helps our economy-encourage it". (Sep 2000)

Jon Corzine on Jobs

  • Increase minimum wage now; index it to inflation for later. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

Jon Corzine on Principles & Values

  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus . (Jan 2001)

Jon Corzine on Social Security

  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Commit funds to secure Medicare & Soc. Sec. “absolutely”. (Sep 2000)
  • 15% government investment in equities; no privatization. (Sep 2000)
  • No privatization; government invests in market. (Feb 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Jon Corzine on Tax Reform

  • Targeted tax cuts including ending marriage penalty. (Oct 2000)
  • Too-large GOP tax cuts foreclose on social investments. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes making income tax flatter & lower. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • 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)
  • Rated 17% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

Jon Corzine on War & Peace

  • UN has not recognized Israel’s right of national security. (Oct 2000)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Wage war on Terrorism, not on fellow Americans. (Sep 2001)

Jon Corzine on Welfare & Poverty

  • Supplement poverty aid via religious organizations. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
  • Focus on social injustice in distributing prosperity. (Sep 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promite home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)