Sunday, October 12, 2008

Jim McDermott On the Issues

Mr McDermott is the incumbent Democrat running for re-election in Washington's 7th District for U.S. House of Representatives.

Civil Rights
Opposes Constitutional Amendment banning same sex marriage.
Opposes Constitutional Amendment banning flag desecration.
Rates 93% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record.

Corporations
Supports stockholder voting on executive compensation.

Crime
Supports funding for alternative sentencing instead of building more prisons.
Opposes making death penalty appeals harder.
Opposes the death penalty - supports life imprisonment as replacement.

Drugs
Supports the legalization of medicinal marijuana.
Opposes military border patrols to battle drugs.

Energy & Oil
Supports tax incentives for renewable energy.
Supports investments in homegrown bio fuels.
Supports the criminalization of OPEC.

Free Trade
Supports assistance for workers whose jobs were sent overseas.
Opposes CAFTA

Health Care
Health Care is a right, not a privilege.
Opposes establishment of tax exempt Medical Savings Accounts.
Supports more federal funding for health coverage

Jobs
Supports restrictions on employer interference in union organizing.
Supports increase in national minimum wage.
Rates 100% by AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record.

War
Supports investigation of Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq.
Support redeployment of troops out of Iraq.
Opposed use of military force in Iraq.

Welfare & Poverty
Supports funding for Section 8 Housing vouchers.

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