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Positions and Views of Lamar S. Smith
on List of Issues
Currently Elected U.S. Representative District 21, Texas
Age: 67
Party: Republican Party of Texas
Phone: 210.826.1085
Address: P.O. Box 6155
San Antonio, TX 78209
Lamar S. Smith's positions and views on the issues:
Links are only provided where we have information. The first link is a report of all issues and questions made available to the candidates.
Issues Questions
Reasons & Objectives  
  Why I Am Running for Public Office
  Goals If Elected
  Achievements If Elected
  Areas to Concentrate On
  On Entering Public Service
  Jobs, a General Statement
  Working Class
  Foreign Job Outsourcing
  Affirmative Action
  Workplace Violence Against Women
  Independent Workers
  Equal Pay Act
  Paid Sick, Family and Maternity Leave
  Family and Medical Leave Act
  Unemployment Insurance
  Workplace Protections
  Mine Safety and Health
  Job Growth
  Government Subsidized Jobs
  Reward companies that create domestic jobs
  Child Labor
  Quality of Jobs
  Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  Unemployment Insurance (UI)
  Workers Benefits
  Overtime Rights
  Employment Discrimination
  Retirees Returning To Work
  Economy, a General Statement
  Stimulating the Economy
  America's Infrastructure
  Federal Reserve
  Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Policy
  Aging of Population
  Taxes, a General Statement
  Tax Code
  Income Tax Rates
  Taxing the the Wealthiest 1%
  Corporate Income Taxes
  Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains
  Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
  Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
  Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
  Value-Added Tax
  Tax Proposals
  Taxes Policy
  National Sales Tax
  Flat Tax
  Reforming and Simplifying Federal Taxes
  Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  Marriage Penalty
  Income Tax on Seniors
  Tax Rates on Private Equity Funds
  2001 Tax Cuts
  Tax Credits for College
  Tax Credits for Health Care
  Child Tax Credit
  Tax-Free Savings Accounts
  Business Tax Credits
  R&D Tax Credit
  Corporate Tax Loopholes
  Offshore Tax Havens
  Oil Company Tax Breaks
  Property Taxes
  Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy  
  Fiscal Policy, a General Statement
  Government Shut Down
  Federal Budget & Debt
  Deficit Spending
  Reducing the Deficit
  Debt Limit
  Gold Standard
  Government Efficiency
  Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
  Presidential Line-item Veto Power
  Spending Limits
  Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule for Tax Cuts or New Spending
Elections & Politics  
  Elections, a General Statement
  Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
  Campaign Spending Limits
  Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
  Tea Party Movement
  Election Reform
  Campaign Finance Reform
  Political Expenditures Disclosure
  527 'Stealth' PACs
  Bundling Campaign Contributions
  Public Funding of Political Campaigns
  Small Donors
  Soft-money Political Contributions
  Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
  Reform of Redistricting (Gerrymandering)
  Voting and Election Reform
  Voting Machines and Paper Ballots
  Election-day Registration
  Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
  Equal Ballot Box Access
  Help America Vote Act of 2002
  DC Voting Representation in Congress
  Government, a General Statement
  Government Reform
  Government Accountability
  Senate Filibuster Rule
  Government Agencies
  Bureaucracy & Regulations
  State Block Grants
  States' Rights
  Influence of Special Interests
  Lobbying Reform
  Reporting of Lobbyist Contacts
  Government Ethics
  Government Officials Becoming Lobbyists
  Executive Branch Employees Accepting Corporate Gifts
  Sunset Clauses
  Freedom of Information Act
  Citizen Participation
  Availability of Government Information
  Live Broadcasts of Agency Deliberations
  Single 6 Year Term for US President
  Term Limits for Supreme Court & Federal Justices
  Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
  FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
  New Orleans
  U.S. Postal Service
Health & Medical  
  Health & Medical Care, a General Statement
  Improving Health & Medical Care
  Reducing Health Care Costs
  Rationing Health Care
  Disease Prevention
  Rural Health Care
  Health Information Interchange Network
  Quality and Cost Reporting
  Biomedical Superiority
  Patient's Bill of Rights
  Medical Errors
  Immunizations and Vaccinations
  Health Opportunity Accounts
  Alternative Medicine
  National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  Medical Research
  Public Health Workers
  Association Health Plans (AHP)
  Children's Health
  Women's Health
  Elderly's Health
  Health Disparities
  Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
  Lead Poisoning
  Mercury Pollution
  Mental Health
  Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)
  Drug Addiction
  Mad Cow
  West Nile Virus
  Alzheimer's Disease
  Substance Abuse
  Resistance to Antibiotics
Medical Insurance  
  Health Insurance, a General Statement
  Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
  Medicare Vouchers
  Universal Medical Care / Insurance
  Fixing Medicare
  Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
  Pre-Existing Health Conditions
  Fixing Medical Insurance
  Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
  Employers' Medical Insurance
  Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
  Coverage of Children
  State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
  Free Market Health Care
  Health Insurance Purchase Choices
  Portable Medical Insurance
  State Plans
  Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  Market-Based Medical Insurance
  Medical Insurance Block Grants
  TRICARE Health Insurance
  Medical Insurance Discrimination
  Misuse of Health Records
  Medicare Reimbursement Formulas
  Uniform Billing and Claims
  Paperless Claims
  Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) Buy-In
  Federal Reinsurance Medical Pool
  Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
  Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  Medical Malpractice Reform
  Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
  Tax Credit / Deductible for Medical Insurance
Financial Crisis  
  Financial Crisis, a General Statement
  Bailout of Banks and Financial Corporations
  Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  $700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout
  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  Financial Industry Regulation
  Prosecution of Financial Fraud
  Investment Banking
  High-Frequency Trading
  Hedge Funds & Private Equity Firms
  Financial Meltdown
  America's Brand of Capitalism
  Business, a General Statement
  Business Tax Incentives
  Small Business
  Auto Industry
  Dodd-Frank Act
  Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  Relationship of Big Business and Government
  Executive Compensation
  Consumer Piracy
  Minority-Owned Businesses
  Start-Up Incubators
  Wall Street and Investments
  Foreign Ownership of American Businesses
  Decline in Manufacturing
  Banking Practices
  Antitrust Enforcement
  Intellectual Property Protection
  Patent System
  Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
  Environment, a General Statement
  Global Warming, Climate Change
  ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
  Environmental Regulation
  Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
  Clean Air Technologies
  Carbon Tax
  Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
  Developing World Greenhouse Emissions
  Developing World and Climate Change
  Environment Technology for Developing World
  Tropical Deforestation
  Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
  Free Market Incentives
  Power Plant Emissions
  Higher Gasoline Tax
  Kyoto Protocol
  U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  Clean Water Act and Water Quality
  Clean Drinking Water
  Toxic Waste
  Polluter-Pays Superfund Fees
  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  Interior Department
  National Parks
  National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
  National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
  Land, Rivers and Lakes
  Factory Farms
  Tropical Rainforests
  Invasive Species
  Endangered Species
  Cruelty to Animals
  Recycling and Trash
  Trade, a General Statement
  North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  Trade Policy Priorities
  Free Market Vision
  Trade with China
  Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  Global Workers' Rights
  Global Environmental Standards
  China Currency Manipulation
  Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
  Incentives to Move Offshore
  Protective Tariffs
  Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  Unfair Trade Practices
  Trade Deficit
  Fast Track Authority
  World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
  Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
  North American Union
  Other Trade Agreements
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos  
  Energy, a General Statement
  Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
  Oil Drilling
  Gas Prices
  Oil and Gas Subsidies
  Oil Company Profits
  Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
  Nuclear Power
  Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
  Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
  Shale Gas Development
  Regulation of Energy Companies
  Gulf Oil Spill
  Offshore Oil Drilling Safety Standards
  Energy Efficiency and Standards
  Green Homes and Improvements
  Energy Research and Development
  Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
  Solar Energy Investment Tax Credit Bill
  Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
  Utility Deregulation
  Natural Gas
  Electricity Transmission Grid
  Energy Bill
  Department of Energy
  Domestic Energy Production
  Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  Production Tax Credit
  Strategic Energy Fund
  Energy Efficient Government Buildings
  Gas & Oil, a General Statement
  Developing World Oil Demand
  Wellhead Tax
  Low Carbon Fuels
  Auto Industry
  Hybrid & All Electric Cars
  Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Labor Wages & Unions  
  Labor, a General Statement
  Wages, a General Statement
  Unions, a General Statement
  Employee Free Choice Act
  Right-to-Work Laws
  National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  Worker Retraining
  Immigration of Highly Skilled Workers
  Minimum Wage
  Wage Discrimination
  Time-and-a-Half for Overtime
  Davis Bacon Act
  Political Activities of Public Union Members
  Wage Gap between Rich and Poor
  CEO Pay
  Wage Gap between Men and Women
  Organized Labor's Place in America
  Permanent Replacement of Strikers
  Declining Percent of Unionized Workers
Values, Religion & Family  
  Family, a General Statement
  Family Values
  American Values
  Sexual Misconduct of Politicians
  Religion, a General Statement
  Values, a General Statement
  Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  Family Planning Funding (Title X)
  Mosque Near Ground Zero
  Pope's Prosecution Immunity
  Religion & State - First Amendment
  Religion in Government
  Religious Tolerance
  A Candidate's Religious Beliefs
  Atheists and Agnostics
  Mormon Religion and Polygamy
  School Prayer
  Ordination of Gay Clergy
  Ordination of Women Clergy
  Evolution vs. Intelligent Design
  Faith-Based Volunteer Efforts
  Child Care
  Foster Care
  Child Custody and Support
  Child Support Enforcement Budget
  Teen Pregnancy
  Low-Income First-Time Mothers
  Indecency in the Media
  Media Violence and Sex
  Pornography and Adult Oriented Media
  Desecration of Flag Constitutional Amendment
  Foley Page Scandal
  Terri Schiavo
  Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  Transportation, a General Statement
  Federal Infrastructure & Transportation Funding
  Traffic Congestion
  Highway Safety
  Drunk Driving
  Public Transportation
  Bikes and Pedestrians
Security & Terrorism  
  Homeland Security, a General Statement
  NSA's Spying
  Iraq War's Impact on National Security
  USA Patriot Act
  Making Our Homeland More Secure
  National Security Agency (NSA) Examinining Domestic Phone Records
  Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
  Radical Fundamentalism
  Weapons of Mass Destruction
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
  Domestic Intelligence Agencies
  NSA Surveillance of Citizens
  Color-Coded Warning System
  Local First Responders
  Air Security
  Port Security
  Rail Security
  Hazardous Materials Security
  Spent Nuclear Fuel
  Drinking Water Security
  Evacuation Preparedness
  War on Terror, a General Statement
  War on Terrorism Policies
  National Intelligence Estimate Assessment
  Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
  Terrorist Prisoner Rights Under Geneva Conventions
  Torture of Terrorists
  Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
  Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
  Enemy Combatants
Military & Defense  
  Military, a General Statement
  Missile Defense System
  Defense and Military Budget
  Military Policy
  Department of Defense and Pentagon
  Military Adequacy
  Military Industrial Establishment
  Cluster Bombs
  Reducing Military Costs
  Re-instituting the Draft
  Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
  Reservists and National Guard
  Military Families
  Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
  National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
  Gays in the Military
  Defense, a General Statement
  Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
  Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
  Veterans, a General Statement
  Veterans' Health and Medical Care
  GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
  Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
  Survivor Benefits
  Disabled Veterans Health Care
  Homeless Veterans
  Vetreran Job Retraining
  Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  Veterans Funding
  Disability Claims
  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
  Persian Gulf War Illnesses
  Agent Orange Related Illness
  Walter Reed Army Medical Center Scandal
  POWs and MIAs
  Veterans Administration (VA)
  Theft of Military Identity Data from VA
  Veterans' Recognition
Foreign Policy  
  Foreign Policy, a General Statement
  Overseas Interventions
  Most Important Foreign Policy Issues
  China, a General Statement
  China as a Threat
  China's Human Rights
  Cuba, a General Statement
  Embargo of Cuba
  Foreign Aid
  North Korea
  Latin America (South & Central)
  Sudan & Darfur
  Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
  Promotion of Democracy Around World
  America's Image Abroad
  United Nations (UN)
  International Criminal Court (ICC)
  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  Nuclear Treaty with India
  US Treaties
  Worldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
  Nuclear Proliferation & Nuclear Terrorism
  Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro
  Third World Debt Relief
  Russia and Eastern Europe
  G8 (Group of Eight Countries)
  Dubai Ports Administration Purchase
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq  
  Afghanistan, a General Statement
  Pakistan, a General Statement
  Iraq, a General Statement
  Timetable for Withdrawal
  US Military Presence in Afghanistan
  President Hamid Karzai
  Predator Drone Strikes
  Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
  Iraq Policy
  Iraq War
  Iraq Reconstruction
  Iraq Political Progress
  Private Security like Blackwater
  Cutting Off War Funding
  Federalizing Iraq into Kurd, Shiite and Sunni States
  Sunnis and Shiites
  Humanitarian Situation in Iraq
  Length of Deployments
  Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
  Deadline for US Pullout
  Troop Surge
  Iraq's Role in War on Terror
  Loss of American Lives in Iraq
  Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
  Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
  Iran, a General Statement
  Military Strike
  Iranian Opposition
  Iran Diplomacy
  Iran's Pursuit of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  President Ahmadinejad
  Iran's involvement in Iraq
  Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Middle East  
  Middle East Policy, a General Statement
  Arab Spring
  Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
  Palestinian Statehood
  Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
  Recognition of a Palestinian State
  Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
  Palestinian Death Toll
  War in Lebanon
  Hizbullah and Hamas
  Saudi Arabia
Courts, Laws & Justice  
  Courts, a General Statement
  Supreme Court
  America's Criminal Justice System, a General Statement
  Racial Profiling
  Death Penalty
  Justice Department
  Criminals Serving Their Full Terms
  Three Strikes Criminal Sentencing Standard
  Videotaping Criminal Interrogations
  Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
  Crack-Powder Sentencing Disparity
  Judicial Discretion and Alternative Sentencing
  Voting Rights for X-Felons
  Property Rights and Eminent Domain
  Privacy Rights
  Obscenity Laws
  Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
  Judicial Appointments
  Conservative / Liberal Balance on Supreme Court
  Federal Judges Confirmation Procedures
  Legal Reform, a General Statement
  Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits
  Alternative Dispute Resolution
  Product Liability Reform
  Caps on Punitive Damages
  Class Action Reform
  Bankruptcy Reform
  Bankruptcy Means-Testing & Restrictions
  Education, a General Statement
  No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
  Sex Education and Birth Control Options
  Evolution and Intelligent Design Education
  Gay and Lesbian Orientation Education
  Religion in Public Schools
  Public Schools K-12
  "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
  Local Control Over Education
  Teacher Textbook Selection
  Private School Vouchers
  Charter Schools
  Standardized Testing
  Teacher Tenure
  Improving Education
  Higher Education
  Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
  Education Tax Credits
  Teacher Unions
  Department of Education
  Head Start
  High Schools
  Adult Education
  Community Colleges
  Classroom Size
  Extended Learning Time
  After-School Programs
  Parental Involvement
  Computers in Schools
  Federal Mandates
  Federal Funding of Private Schools
  No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
  Teacher Pay
  Teacher Standards
  Student Standards
  National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
  Education Global Superiority
  Junk Food Vending Machines in Public Schools
  Education Gap with Other Countries
  School Choice
  Home Schooling
  Special Education
  Magnet Schools
  Rural Schools
  Summer School
  Boy-Girl Achievement Gap
  Black-White Achievement Gap
  Title IX 'Equal Opportunities for Girls'
  Bilingual Education
  Math and Science
  Art and Music
  School Safety
  Drugs in Schools
  Guns, a General Statement
  Right to Own Guns
  Gun Control Legislation
  Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
  Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
  High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
  National Rifle Association (NRA)
  DC Gun Ban
  Gun Shows
  State Gun Legislation
  Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
  Immigration, a General Statement
  Immigration Reform
  Social Services to Undocumented Immigrants
  E-Verify System
  Undocumented Immigrants Impact on US Economy
  Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
  State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
  Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
  State and Local Immigration Laws
  Border Control & Fence
  High-Skilled Worker Immigration
  Guest Worker Program
  Securing Our Borders
  Visa Enforcement
  Citizenship through Military Service
  Arizona's Strict New Immigration Law
  English-Only Laws
  Review of the 14th Amendment
  Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
  Real ID Act
  Database Of Foreigners
  Immigration Application Fees
  Using National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican Border
  Driver's Licenses to Illegals
  Employers Who Hire Illegals
  Organization of American States (OAS) Diplomacy
  Illegal Immigration as a Felony
  Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants
  Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
  H-1B Program
  Immigrant Troops
  Undocumented Immigrants
  Electronic Verification System for Employers
  Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers
  Immigrant Birthright Citizenship
  English as the Official National Language
  Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
  Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
  Alien Minors
  Permanent Partners Immigration Act
  Minutemen Project
Civil Rights  
  Civil Rights, a General Statement
  Women's Issues
  Hate Crimes
  Human Rights
  Equal Rights Amendment
  Persons with Disabilities
  USA Patriot Act
  Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
  National Security Agency (NSA) Electronic Surveillance of US Citizens
  Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Gay & Lesbian  
  Gay Rights, a General Statement
  Gay Marriage
  The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
  Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
  Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
  Homosexuality as being Immoral or a Sin
  Exposing Children to Gay Couples
  Marriage Left Solely to the States
  Sexual Orientation in Anti-Discrimination Laws
  Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
  Employment Non-Discrimination Act
  Equal Tax Treatment of Same Sex Couples
  Domestic Partnerships
  Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
  Civil Unions
  Comparison of Gay Gights Movement with Civil Rights Movement
  Legislation for Hate Crimes
  Gays Serving in the Military
  Gays Adopting Children
African, Latino & Native Americans  
  Latino Americans, a General Statement
  African Americans, a General Statement
  Racial Profiling
  National Campaign for Tolerance
  African American Reparations
  Native Americans, a General Statement
  Native Americans in American Society
  Native American Rights
  Casinos on Native American Reservations
  US Treaties with Native Americans
  Housing, a General Statement
  Subprime Mortgage Crisis
  Declining Home Prices
  Mortgage Lending
  Federal Mortgage Regulation
  Mortgage Credit
  Predatory Lending
  Freeze Adjustable-rate Mortgage Interest Rates
  Mortgage Bankers Lending Standards
  Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
  Neighborhoods, a General Statement
  Community Development
  Community Development Block Grant Program
  Affordable Housing
  Low Income Housing
  Veteran Homeownership
Prescription Drugs  
  Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
  Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
  Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
  Safety of Prescription Drugs
  Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
  Safety of Imported Drugs
  Increasing Prescription Drug Competition
  Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
  Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
  Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
  Prescription Drug Marketing
  Regulating Drug Advertising, Like Cigarettes and Alcohol
Social Security & Pensions  
  Social Security, a General Statement
  Long Term Viability of Social Security
  Privatizing Social Security
  Social Security Trust Fund
  Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
  Means Testing for Social Security Payments
  Tax on Social Security Benefits
  Pensions, a General Statement
  Pension Reform
  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Defaults
  Key Employee Retention Plans
  Individual Retirement Accounts
  401(k) Plans
  Savers' Credit
  Other Retirement Improvements
  Crime, a General Statement
  Reducing Crime
  Neighborhood Crime
  Youth and Gang Crime
  Identity Theft
  Hate Crime
  Sex-related Crimes
  Crimes Against Children
  Violence Against Women
  Child Abuse And Neglect
  Human Trafficking
  Corporate Crime
  Victimless Crimes
  Non-Violent Crime
  Domestic Violence
  Corporate Fraud
  Police & FBI Agents
  Consumers, a General Statement
  Credit Cards
  Consumer Fraud and Protection
  Credit Card Bill of Rights
  Credit Card Company Practices
  Credit Agencies
  Truth In Lending
  Insurance Industry
  Financial Consumer Protection
  Payday Loans
  Imported Products' Safety
  Consumer Product Safety
  Consumer Products Safety Commission
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana  
  Illegal Drugs, a General Statement
  Medical Use of Marijuana
  Legalization of Marijuana
  War on Drugs
  Punishments for Drug Crimes
  Drug Czar
  Marijuana, a General Statement
  Drug Prevention
  Drug Rehabilitation
  Interstate Drug Trafficking
  Doping in Sports
Abortion, Stem Cell & Cloning  
  Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
  Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
  Abortion, a General Statement
  Stem Cell Research, a General Statement
  Parental Notification
  Life Beginning at Conception
  Criminalizing Out-of-State Abortions
  Abortion Protesters
  Right to Life Constitutional Amendment
  Access to Contraception
  The Morning After Pill (Plan B)
  Partial-birth Abortions
  Federal Funding for Abortion
  Unborn Victims of Violence Act
  Child Custody Protection Act
  Abortion for Rape and Incest
  Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
  Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
  Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
  Cloning, a General Statement
  Animal Cloning
  Human Cloning
Poverty & Welfare  
  Poverty, a General Statement
  Urban Poverty
  Urban Recovery
  Rural Poverty
  Rural Recovery
  Poor Children
  Housing Assistance
  Katrina Victims
  Welfare, a General Statement
  Faith-based Initiative Funding
  Improving the Welfare System
Public Service  
  Public Service, a General Statement
  Mandate Public Service
  Enlarged National Service Program
  Peace Corps
Science, Technology & Space  
  Science, a General Statement
  Science and Technology Research and Development
  Technology, a General Statement
  National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding
  Women and Minority Research Grants
  Space, a General Statement
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  Transfer Space Travel to Private Companies
  Space Station
  Aerospace Industry
Internet, Media & Communications  
  Internet, a General Statement
  Internet Neutrality
  Internet Freedom Preservation Act
  Taxes on Internet Purchases
  High Speed Broadband Deployment
  Broadband Access for Rural and Disadvantaged Communities
  Internet Crime
  Internet Pornography
  Internet Sexual Assault of Children
  Parental Blocking
  Internet Privacy Protections
  Digital Rights Management
  Internet Gambling
  Chinese Censorship of Internet
  Rich Poor 'Internet Divide'
  E-Science Research
  Media, a General Statement
  Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  Concentrated of Media Ownership
  Wireless Spectrum
  Adult-Oriented Commercial Advertising
Food & Agriculture  
  Food, a General Statement
  Agriculture, a General Statement
  Agriculture Reforms
  Genetically Engineered Food
  Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  Protecting Food Safety
  Country of Origin Labeling
  Department of Agriculture
  Family Farm
  Farm Bill
  Farm Subsidies
  Farmer Owned Biofuel Refineries
  Farm Service Agency (FSA) Closings
  Farm Crop Supports
  Farm Corporation Subsidies
  Other Farm Assistance
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling  
  Alcohol, a General Statement
  Lower Drinking Age from 21
  Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal Funds
  Selling Alcohol To Minors
  Drunk Driving And Breath Tests
  Underage Drinking
  Cigarettes, a General Statement
  Smoking and Tobacco Buyout
  Gambling, a General Statement
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