Know Your Democrats.com--Obama

Barack Obama on the Issues

 

 Top 8 Voter Issues for 2008:


 

Majority of Americans

Barack Obama

Iraq War

No (72%)

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Patriot Act

No (76%)

Yes

Unrestricted Reproductive Rights

Yes (52%)

Yes

Torture

No (68%)

Yes

Amnesty program for non-citizens

Yes (57%)

No

Marriage Equality

No (54%)

No

Living Wage

Yes (59%)

No

Universal Health Care

Yes (59%)

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 Top reasons you would vote for this candidate?

#1 Like him as a person

#2 He has a diverse background

#3 His political opinions

 

* For a full statistical analysis, see the Harris Interactive report entitled "Just One-Third of US Adults Would Vote for Barack Obama"


 Abortion Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
03/17/2005 Unintended Pregnancy Amendment Y

Appropriations

Date Bill Title Vote
03/29/2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Y
07/12/2006 Transit Security Amendment Y
06/22/2006 Defense Department FY 2007 Authorization bill Y
06/15/2006 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Y
05/04/2006 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Y
05/03/2006 Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation Amendment Y
05/02/2006 Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment N
12/21/2005 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations bill N
12/21/2005 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations bill Y
11/16/2005 Commerce, Justice, Science, Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Y
11/15/2005 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization bill Y
11/10/2005 Foreign Operations FY2006 Appropriations Bill Y
11/03/2005 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act Y
10/27/2005 After School Funding Amendment Y
10/27/2005 Labor, HHS, Education, FY 2006 Appropriations bill Y
10/26/2005 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment N
10/20/2005 Transportation, Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, Appropriation Y
10/07/2005 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations bill Y
10/05/2005 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Y
09/22/2005 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act Y
07/29/2005 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Y
07/29/2005 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Y
07/20/2005 Foreign Operations FY2006 Appropriations Bill Y
07/19/2005 US Agency for International Development Amendment N
07/14/2005 Increase the Number of Detention Beds Amendment N
07/14/2005 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Y
07/11/2005 Air Cargo Security Programs Implementation Amendment Y
07/01/2005 Energy and Water Appropriations bill FY 2006 Y
06/29/2005 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Y
05/10/2005 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Y
04/21/2005 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Y
04/18/2005 Future Military Funding for Iraq Amendment NV

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Date Bill Title Vote
05/24/2007 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 N
03/23/2007 Congressional Budget for 2008 Y
08/03/2006 Death/EstateTax and Minimum Wage Bill of 2006 N
05/11/2006 Tax Reconciliation bill N
03/16/2006 Education Funding Amendment Y
03/16/2006 Debt Limit Increase Resolution N
03/16/2006 2007 Budget Resolution N
03/16/2006 Natural Resources and Environment Funding Amendment Y
03/14/2006 Reinstate Pay-As-You-Go through 2011 Amendment Y
02/02/2006 Tax Reconciliation bill N
12/21/2005 Budget Reconciliation bill N
11/18/2005 Tax Reconciliation Bill N
11/17/2005 Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment Y
11/17/2005 Hurricane Victims Tax Benefit Amendment Y
11/17/2005 Pay As You Go Amendment Y
11/17/2005 Temporary Tax on Crude Oil Amendment Y
11/17/2005 Tax Rate Amendment Y
11/03/2005 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment Y
11/03/2005 Budget Reconciliation bill N
11/03/2005 Pay As You Go Amendment Y
04/28/2005 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution N
03/17/2005 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution N
03/17/2005 Education Amendment Y
03/17/2005 Perkins Vocational Education Program Amendment Y
03/17/2005 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment Y
03/17/2005 Native American Funding Amendment Y
03/17/2005 Tax Subsidy for Domestic Companies Amendment Y

Business and Consumers

Date Bill Title Vote
05/24/2007 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 N
05/07/2007 FDA Drug Import Certification Amendment NV
04/26/2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Y
11/17/2005 Price-Gouging During Emergencies Amendment Y
11/03/2005 Targeted Case Management Amendment Y
07/26/2005 Corporate Financing of Terrorism Amendment Y
03/10/2005 Bankruptcy Reform Bill N
03/08/2005 Violent Protestor Amendment Y
03/07/2005 Minimum Wage Amendment N
03/07/2005 Minimum Wage Amendment Y

Civil Liberties

Date Bill Title Vote
06/27/2006 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment N

Congressional Affairs

Date Bill Title Vote
11/10/2005 Investigating Contracts in Iraq Amendment Y
10/18/2005 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Y
09/15/2005 Financial Relief For Hurricane Katrina Victims Amend Y
09/14/2005 Congressional Commission on Hurricane Katrina Y
09/14/2005 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Y

Defense

Date Bill Title Vote
05/24/2007 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 N
04/26/2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Y
11/15/2005 Status of Detainees Substitute Amendment Y
11/15/2005 Judicial Review of Detainees Amendment Y
11/10/2005 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment N
11/08/2005 National Commission on Detainees Amendment Y
07/26/2005 National Defense Authorization Act - Cloture N

Education

Date Bill Title Vote
10/26/2005 Elementary and Secondary Education Act Amendment Y
10/26/2005 Individuals with Disabilities Education Amendment Y
10/25/2005 To Increase The Maximum Federal Pell Grant Amendment Y

Energy Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
08/01/2006 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 N
03/16/2006 ANWR Revenues Amendment N
03/16/2006 LIHEAP Funding Amendment Y
11/03/2005 Alaska Judicial Review Amendment Y
10/26/2005 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Y
07/29/2005 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Y
06/28/2005 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Y
06/16/2005 Reduction in Dependence on Foreign Oil Y
06/16/2005 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Amendment Y
06/14/2005 Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment N
03/16/2005 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment Y

Environmental Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
12/21/2005 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863 Y
11/03/2005 ANWR Amendment Y
09/13/2005 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule Y

Executive Branch

Date Bill Title Vote
03/20/2007 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Y
12/07/2006 Andrew von Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs Y
12/06/2006 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense Y
05/26/2006 Michael Hayden Confirmation N
01/31/2006 Samuel Alito, Associate Justice N
09/27/2005 John Roberts, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court N
06/20/2005 Second cloture motion on John Bolton, Ambassador to UN N
06/14/2005 Thomas B. Griffith, US Circuit Judge Y
06/09/2005 Janice R Brown, US Circuit Court N
06/09/2005 William H. Pryor, Jr., US Circuit Judge N
06/09/2005 Richard A Griffin, US Circuit Judge NV
06/09/2005 David W. McKeague, US Circuit Judge Y
05/26/2005 First cloture motion on John Bolton, Ambassador to UN N
05/25/2005 Priscilla R. Owen, US Circuit Judge N
05/24/2005 Motion to invoke cloture on Priscilla R. Owen Y
04/21/2005 John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence Y
02/15/2005 Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security Y
02/03/2005 Alberto R. Gonzales, for Attorney General N
01/26/2005 Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Y
01/06/2005 Objection to Presidential Electoral Vote Certificate N

Family and Children Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
07/25/2006 Child Custody Protection Act N
07/25/2006 Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment Y

Foreign Aid and Policy Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
05/24/2007 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 N
09/07/2006 Media in the Middle East Amendment N
03/16/2006 National Defense Funding Amendment N
11/15/2005 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment Y
11/15/2005 Iraq Progress Reports Amendment Y

Gun Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
07/13/2006 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment Y
07/29/2005 Firearms Manufacturers Protection bill N
07/28/2005 Child Safety Lock Amendment Y

Health Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
05/07/2007 FDA Drug Import Certification Amendment NV
11/03/2005 Medicaid Generic Drug Amendment Y
11/03/2005 Medical Assistance and Prescription Drug Amendment Y
11/03/2005 Hurricane Health Care for Survivors Amendment Y
10/27/2005 AIDS Drug Assistance Program Amendment Y
03/17/2005 Medicaid Amendment N

Immigration

Date Bill Title Vote
10/31/2006 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Y
07/13/2006 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment N
06/20/2006 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment Y
05/25/2006 Confidentiality Requirement Amendment N
05/25/2006 Immigration Reform Bill Y
05/24/2006 H-2C Visa Program Ammendment Y
05/23/2006 Orange Card Program Amendment Y
05/23/2006 Employer Verification Amendment Y
05/18/2006 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment Y
05/18/2006 English As National Language Amendment N
05/18/2006 English as Unifying Language Amendment Y
05/17/2006 Employment-based Immigrant Visa Amendment N

Labor

Date Bill Title Vote
05/24/2007 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 N
04/26/2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Y
06/21/2006 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment Y
06/21/2006 Increasing Minimum Wage Amendment N

Legal Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
02/10/2005 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Y

Military Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
05/24/2007 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 N
04/26/2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Y
03/27/2007 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment N
03/15/2007 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Y
09/28/2006 Habeas Review Amendment Y
09/28/2006 Military Commissions Amendment Y
09/28/2006 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment Y
09/28/2006 Military Commissions Act of 2006 N
09/06/2006 Cluster Munitions Amendment Y
06/22/2006 Troop Redeployment Amendment N
02/02/2006 Military Funding and Tax Cuts Amendment Y

National Security Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
09/13/2006 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment Y
09/12/2006 National Security Amendment Y
07/12/2006 Rail and Transit Security Amendment Y
07/11/2006 USEMA Amendment Y
07/11/2006 FEMA Amendment Y
03/02/2006 USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Y
12/16/2005 USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization N
07/14/2005 Disclosure of Classified Information Amendment Y

Science and Medical Research

Date Bill Title Vote
04/11/2007 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Y
04/11/2007 HOPE Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 N
07/18/2006 Stem Cell Research Bill Y

Senior and Social Security Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
02/02/2006 Medicare Part D Amendment Y
11/17/2005 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Amendment Y
11/03/2005 Medicare Premiums Amendment Y
11/03/2005 Prescription Drug Plan Amendment Y
03/17/2005 Prescription Drugs Amendment Y

Social Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
06/07/2006 Same Sex Marriage Resolution N

Trade Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
09/19/2006 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Y
06/29/2006 U.S. -Oman Free Trade Agreement Y
07/28/2005 CAFTA Implementation Bill N
06/30/2005 CAFTA Implementation Bill N

Transportation Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
07/29/2005 Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Y
05/17/2005 Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Y

Veterans Issues

Date Bill Title Vote
02/02/2006 Tax Rate Extension Amendment Y
11/17/2005 Additional Funding For Veterans Amendment Y
10/05/2005 Health Care for Veterans Amendment Y