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Following are the bill sponsorships, open letters, and public writings used to indicate candidates' stances on the issues. Votes which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Apr 26, 2007
Provide emergency contraception at military facilities Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 80
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
on Sep 26, 2006
(1) Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals or (2) Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 115
Republicans: 11
Independents: 3
on May 19, 2006
(1) Expand contraceptive services for low-income women or (2) Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 53
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Nov 18, 2005
(1) Tax credit to remove lead-based housepaint or (2) Sponsored bill for tax credit to remove lead-based paint (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
on Sep 8, 2005
(1) Establish commission to examine Katrina response or (2) Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 16
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Dec 16, 2005
(1) Disallow renting violent-rated video games to children or (2) Sponsored bill against renting violent video games to kids (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Mar 23, 2007
Establish the United States Public Service Academy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 102
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Apr 17, 2007
Improve services for people with autism & their families (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 73
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1
on May 25, 2005
(1) Provide mental health services for older Americans or (2) Sponsored bill for mental health service for older Americans (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 20
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on May 26, 2005
(1) Maintain role of women in armed forces in Iraq or (2) Sponsored bill maintaining role of women in armed forces Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
on May 26, 2005
(1) Prevent "dirty bombs" via security of radiation sources or (2) Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on May 18, 2006
(1) Provide funding for social services for noncitizens or (2) Sponsored bill funding social services for noncitizens Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
on May 23, 2005
(1) Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP or (2) Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 16
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0

Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on May 4, 2006
(1) Match minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises or (2) Sponsored bill linking minimum wage to Congress' pay raises (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
on Jan 9, 2007
Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 110
Republicans: 48
Independents: 1


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