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Michael Steele on the Issues

Michael Steele on Abortion

  • Support stem cell research that involves no embryonic cells. (Oct 2006)
  • See embryonic stem cells as lives. (Oct 2006)
  • Set up adoptions for unwanted embryos. (Oct 2006)
  • Roe v. Wade should remain in place. (Oct 2006)
  • More funding for adult stem-cell research, but not embryonic. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports Bush's veto of embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2006)
  • Support stem cell research that does not destroy embryos. (Aug 2006)
  • Pro-life Republicanism is mainstream of America. (Apr 2006)
  • Pro-life, but we have to live with 33 years of reality. (Mar 2006)

Michael Steele on Budget & Economy

  • Deficit spending mortgages our great grandchildren's future. (Aug 2006)

Michael Steele on Civil Rights

  • Support affirmative action and its improvements. (Oct 2006)
  • Affirmative action programs still necessary to close divides. (Aug 2006)
  • Marriage is a covenant between a man, a woman and God only. (May 2006)
  • We're still discovering affirmative action in corporations. (Apr 2006)
  • Led commitment to $70M in grants to minority-owned business. (Apr 2006)
  • Affirms marriage is between one man and one woman. (Jan 2006)
  • Move struggle to right to own the diner, not just sit in it. (Oct 2005)

Michael Steele on Corporations

  • Expand minority-owned business opportunities. (May 2006)

Michael Steele on Crime

  • More focus on victims of violent crime. (Oct 2006)
  • Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders. (Oct 2006)
  • Combat the proliferation of gangs. (May 2006)
  • Personally opposed to the death penalty. (Mar 2006)
  • Use anti-terrorism tools on criminals in our neighborhoods. (Oct 2005)

Michael Steele on Drugs

  • More enforcement against Drug Trafficking. (Oct 2006)

Michael Steele on Education

  • Oppose the No Child Left Behind Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Standardized tests keep teachers from educating students. (Aug 2006)
  • Reinstate college-level grant and loan programs. (Aug 2006)
  • Don't trap poor kids in failing schools. (Oct 2005)

Michael Steele on Energy & Oil

  • Moratorium on gas taxes until price stabilizes. (Aug 2006)
  • Create and sustain real energy independence. (Aug 2006)
  • Solar and renewables are the energy sources for the future. (May 2006)
  • More biomass, more hybrids, more fuel efficiency. (May 2006)

Michael Steele on Environment

  • Revitalize the Chesapeake; focus on open space preservation. (May 2006)

Michael Steele on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Michael Steele on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Michael Steele on Free Trade

  • Led trade mission to Ghana and South Africa. (Oct 2006)

Michael Steele on Government Reform

  • I have to take money in small increments, in current system. (Oct 2006)
  • Declines to sign Voters First Pledge for campaign reform. (Sep 2006)

Michael Steele on Gun Control

  • No ban on guns; focus on enforcement instead. (Oct 2006)

Michael Steele on Health Care

  • Let businesses avoid burdensome and ineffective system. (Aug 2006)
  • Extend sign up period for the Medicare Rx Drug plan. (Aug 2006)
  • I don't need government dictating socialized medicine. (Apr 2006)
  • Spend more on care and less on bureaucracy. (Oct 2005)

Michael Steele on Homeland Security

  • Rumsfeld wouldn't be my secretary of defense. (Oct 2006)
  • Terrorism's tentacles penetrate within US and abroad. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports secret biodefense research at Fort Detrick. (Aug 2006)
  • More spending on biodefense. (Aug 2006)

Michael Steele on Immigration

  • Opposes amnesty for undocumented workers. (Aug 2006)
  • Secure our borders immediately; meaningful reform later. (Aug 2006)

Michael Steele on Jobs

No stance on record.

Michael Steele on Principles & Values

  • Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party. (Oct 2006)
  • Campaigns are about the man, not just about the issues. (Oct 2006)
  • For Cardin to call himself a change agent is laughable. (Oct 2006)
  • Cardin was hand-selected by Rep. Steny Hoyer. (Oct 2006)
  • Knew difference between having dollars & having values. (Oct 2005)
  • Independent-minded bridge between two parties. (Oct 2005)
  • Empower people, instead of empowering government. (Oct 2005)
  • Studied for priesthood and briefly took vows at a monastery. (Feb 2005)
  • Suffered thrown Oreos during Lt. Gov. race. (Feb 2005)

Michael Steele on Social Security

  • Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices. (Oct 2006)

Michael Steele on Tax Reform

  • Make tax relief permanent and repeal the death tax. (Aug 2006)
  • Create legacy wealth for future generations. (May 2006)

Michael Steele on War & Peace

  • We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov't. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons. (Oct 2006)
  • Withdrawal is on the table if Iraqis want a civil war. (Oct 2006)
  • Make sure we leave behind in Iraq is an ally. (Oct 2006)
  • Yes, I would have authorized the use of force in Iraq. (Oct 2006)
  • Israel has the right to defend itself against Hezbollah. (Aug 2006)
  • No timetable for Iraq; don't second-guess the president. (Aug 2006)
  • No cut and run strategy in Iraq. (Aug 2006)
  • Precipitous withdrawal from Iraq is dangerous. (Apr 2006)

Michael Steele on Welfare & Poverty

  • Facilitated faith-based institutions to tap into resources. (Feb 2005)
  • Government should have limited control over welfare & family. (Feb 2005)