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Chris Bell on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Bell on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Chris Bell on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 50% by the US COC, indicating a mixed business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Crime
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Chris Bell on Drugs
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Chris Bell on Education
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  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
Chris Bell on Environment
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  • Voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 75% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 8% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Foreign Policy
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Chris Bell on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
Chris Bell on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
Chris Bell on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Chris Bell on Health Care
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  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Immigration
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  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 93% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Principles & Values
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Chris Bell on Social Security
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  • Rated 89% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on Technology
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  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
Chris Bell on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
Chris Bell on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rated 8% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Opposes topic 4
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Favors topic 5
NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 89% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 75% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Chris Bell is a Moderate Liberal.
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