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Democratic Challenger:
Scott Kleeb on the Issues

Scott Kleeb on Abortion

  • Personally opposes abortion, but keep Roe v. Wade. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Budget & Economy

  • Bush & Johanns created current failed policies. (Sep 2008)
  • Return to pay-as-you-go spending. (Aug 2008)
  • End pork-barrel spending. (Aug 2008)
  • Return to pay-as-you-go budgeting rules. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Civil Rights

No stance on record.

Scott Kleeb on Corporations

  • Close corporate tax loopholes; keep R&D tax credits. (Aug 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Crime

No stance on record.

Scott Kleeb on Drugs

  • Treat kids’ substance abuse as a mental health issue. (Aug 2008)
  • Focus attention on the growing meth problem. (Mar 2006)
  • Adequate treatment options first, to deal with meth. (Mar 2006)

Scott Kleeb on Education

  • Deeply committed to science & technology education. (Sep 2008)
  • Accountability should enhance and support, not to punish. (Aug 2008)
  • More college via Pell Grants, & G.I. Bill. (Aug 2008)
  • Recruit high quality math and science teachers. (Aug 2008)
  • Support early childhood education and quality childcare. (May 2008)
  • Reform No Child Left Behind. (May 2008)
  • Bring more qualified teachers into the classroom. (May 2008)
  • Don’t punish struggling schools. (Nov 2006)

Scott Kleeb on Energy & Oil

  • Time to stop questioning sound science on climate change. (Sep 2008)
  • Always a supporter of ethanol; along with solar & wind. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act. (Aug 2008)
  • Release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. (Aug 2008)
  • Renewables ok, but oil exploration must continue. (Jul 2008)
  • Develop a new energy economy. (May 2008)
  • Renewable energy create new industries and jobs. (May 2008)
  • Grant program for early adopters of energy efficiency codes. (May 2008)
  • Encourage next generation bio-fuels. (May 2008)
  • Moral test of our lifetime is combating climate change. (Mar 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Environment

  • Increase flexibility in the Conservation Reserve Program. (Aug 2008)
  • Develop a long-term water strategy. (Aug 2008)
  • Nebraska farmers should grow crops for cellulosic ethanol. (Jun 2008)
  • Implement a market-based cap-and-trade system. (May 2008)
  • Confront deforestation and promote carbon sequestration. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Families & Children

  • Support healthy childbearing & treat post-partum depression. (Aug 2008)
  • FMLA is one of the greatest legislative accomplishments. (Jun 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Foreign Policy

  • Stop genocide in Darfur. (Aug 2008)
  • Strength comes not just from military; build partnerships. (Jun 2008)
  • Continue to see Israel’s security as connected to our own. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Free Trade

  • Promote fair trade, not free trade. (Aug 2008)
  • Make free trade agreements part of U.S. diplomacy. (Jul 2008)
  • Trade should spread standards, not just enrich us. (May 2008)
  • Expand markets abroad for specialty agricultural products. (Nov 2006)

Scott Kleeb on Government Reform

  • Johanns wastefully spent $20M studying crawdads in Australia. (Sep 2008)
  • More disclosure and transparency in appropriations. (May 2008)
  • Earmarks have been abused. (May 2008)
  • Shine light on lobbyists’ ties to candidates via Internet. (Oct 2006)

Scott Kleeb on Gun Control

  • Second Amendment is part of our rural way of life. (Aug 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Health Care

  • Enhance Medicare Rx program, and fill “donut hole”. (Oct 2008)
  • Shouldn’t phase out adult mental health care services. (Oct 2008)
  • Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress. (Oct 2008)
  • Alternative community treatment not adequately funded. (Sep 2008)
  • Parity for mental health; coverage for dental health. (Aug 2008)
  • High-quality and affordable coverage for all Americans. (May 2008)
  • Healthcare plan similar to what all Members of Congress have. (May 2008)
  • Reward employer who ensure that their employees. (May 2008)
  • Supports universal health-care system. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Homeland Security

  • We have forgotten how to use diplomacy. (Aug 2008)
  • Refocus war on terror on Afghan-Pakistan border. (Aug 2008)
  • Give our troops needed armor, equipment, and health care. (May 2008)
  • Strengthen diplomatic corps, but also add 92,000 soldiers. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Immigration

  • Oppose giving benefit to illegal workers. (Oct 2008)
  • Build border fence; increase border patrol. (Aug 2008)
  • No amnesty for lawbreakers. (Aug 2008)
  • Both employers and illegal immigrants should be punished. (Jul 2008)
  • Not feasible to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Jobs

  • Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers. (Aug 2008)
  • Fight discrimination in the workplace. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports Farm Bill, & its nutrition & conservation programs. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop alternative fuels and green-collar industries. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Principles & Values

  • Always keep Nebraska’s interest first. (Aug 2008)
  • Emphasizes uniting people behind change. (May 2008)
  • Fourth generation Nebraskan raised on homesteading stories. (Mar 2008)

Scott Kleeb on Social Security

  • Supports COLA reform and Notch reform. (Oct 2008)
  • Privatization only serves Wall Street, not Main Street. (Oct 2008)
  • Strengthen, not privatize, Social Security. (Aug 2008)
  • Don’t divert payroll taxes to private accounts. (Oct 2006)

Scott Kleeb on Tax Reform

  • Supports $1B in tax funds for research on celluosic ethanol. (Aug 2008)
  • Keep middle-class out of AMT, estate tax, and capital gains. (Aug 2008)
  • Tax relief for middle class families. (May 2008)
  • Simplify the tax code. (May 2008)
  • Balance tax cuts with need to bring deficit under control. (May 2008)

Scott Kleeb on War & Peace

  • Draw down US troops, but no timetables. (Aug 2008)
  • Make it clear there will be no US permanent bases in Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Pursue a new accord on Iraq’s Constitution and governance. (May 2008)
  • Address the humanitarian crisis of 2,000,000 Iraqi refugees. (May 2008)
  • Deal strongly and effectively with Iran. (May 2008)
  • More diplomacy; start drawdown of troops now. (May 2008)
  • Iraq was a mistake, but don’t destabilize further by leaving. (Nov 2006)

Scott Kleeb on Welfare & Poverty

  • Stop predatory lending; close mortgage loopholes. (Aug 2008)