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Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Corrine Brown
Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Single; 1 Child: Shantrel
Birth Date: 11/11/1946
Birth Place: Jacksonville, FL
Home City: Jacksonville, FL
Religion: Protestant
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Corrine Brown refused to tell citizens where she stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2012, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Letter to Democratic Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. 13 September 2011. "As you consider Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations legislation, we urge you to protect the District of Columbia's right to self-government as well as the health and reproductive rights of low-income women in the District of Columbia [¦] By failing to permit the District of Columbia to spend local government funds on abortion, we are sending the message that low-income women should not have access to the same medical services that middle- and upper-income women can access." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Speaks in Opposition to Republican Resolution on Replacing the Affordable Care Act. 20 January, 2011. "Finally, one goal of today's resolution that I must take issue with is the provision regarding abortion. Nothing in the PPACA allows for taxpayer funded abortions and I would strenuously object to any new laws that further restricted a woman's right to choose or allow medical professionals to deny legitimate services based on their own religious beliefs." (corrinebrown.house.gov)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Corrine Brown a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Corrine Brown voted Did Not Vote on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial birth" abortion."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Corrine Brown Supports Troop Increase To Vanquish Taliban Forces. 1 December 2009. "General Stanley A. McChrystal, the U.S. Coalition Commander in Afghanistan, has assessed that without an immediate surge of approximately 40,000 additional troops on the ground in Afghanistan, our mission would be doomed to failure, and a return to Taliban rule would likely follow [¦] As a fervent supporter of our troops overseas, I am a firm believer that we need to provide them with all of the resources they need to complete their mission and defeat the Taliban and Al-Qaeda." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Commends President Obama in our Nation's Fight against Terrorism. 23 June 2011. "While I recognize that it is in our own best interest to ensure that the region remains stable, after nearly a decade, with thousands of American lives and a trillion dollars invested, it's time to ask the Afghan government to stand on its own. For almost a decade, American troops have served valiantly in Afghanistan. Their efforts have not only led to the death of Osama bin Laden, but also to greatly deflecting al-Qaeda's capability to plan and launch attacks against Americans from Afghanistan. These were our original objectives in Afghanistan, and to a great extent, they have been achieved." (corrinebrown.house.gov)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of Peace Action West 63 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Peace Action 63 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. c) Defense" Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "worker training & education C) training for troops"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Medium Priority" for: "Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus. a) Defense"
  • Corrine Brown. Issue Position: Defense. 1 July, 2011. "I stand 100% behind our troops. I have supported Defense funding every year since coming to Congress, and proudly supported both Defense bills in the 106th Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Issue Position: Homeland Security. 1 July 2011. "Many of the men and women serving to protect our freedom are our friends and neighbors right here in Florida. I am proud to support our troops, and have consistently voted in support of defense bills that ensure that our armed forces are the most prepared, best equipped, and best trained in the world." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Gainesville Sun: Record Speaks For Itself. 22 October 2002. "I have fully supported our nation's fight against terrorism, and voted to increase defense spending, and to enhance cooperation between the intelligence communities' various branches." (news.google.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Issue Position: Budget. 7 September 2012. "I believe that sacrifice must come first from those who can most afford it. Therefore, I oppose tax cuts on incomes over $250,000 and large estates. Due to the tax deal enacted last December, these handouts to millionaires and billionaires cost the government over $80 billion in 2011 alone." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Two Weeks Continuing Resolution. 8 March 2011. "The Republican Party, while slamming through tax cuts for the rich last December is leading the charge for tens of billions of dollars in budget cuts for job training programs, environmental protection, disease control, programs to assist homeless veterans; transportation and infrastructure (including cuts to high speed rail and Amtrak), crime protection, education programs and dozens of other critical Extension of Remarks areas for our country." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. 18 December, 2010. "I categorically oppose a return to Republican tax policies that benefit only the rich at the expense of the Nation. The elections told us that Americans are tired of giveaways to Wall Street and CEOs. But that is exactly what these tax cuts represent." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011. 16 February 2011. "The House Republican CR in fact is very similar to the last December tax cut bill, which included billions of dollars in tax breaks for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans, while driving up the budget deficit an extra $700 billion. The proposed continuing resolution will be what I usually call reverse Robin Hood: it will rob from the poor and working people to give tax breaks to the rich." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Corrine Brown Supports Tax Breaks for the Middle and Working Class. 2 December 2010. "During President Bush's tenure, the President and the Republican majority pushed multi-billion dollar tax cuts for the rich through Congress. In their reverse robin-hood policy agenda, giving away tax breaks to the wealthiest 2% of Americans at the expense of the poor and the rest of the nation, the former President erased a huge budget surplus built up during the Clinton years and left the nation in tremendous debt. That said, I categorically oppose a return to Republican tax cut policies that benefit the rich. I do, however, support a more equitable, deficit reducing plan consisting of tax cuts to assist the middle-class (98% of Americans) while allowing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent to expire, and use the estimated $700 billion in additional revenue to pay down our budget deficit." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Strongly Opposes Republican Budget. 13 April 2011. "Just last December, the Republicans forced a vote on extending the Bush Tax Cuts for millionaires and billionaires, adding $700 billion to our nation's deficit. In reality, it was not that long ago, during the Clinton years from 1993-2000, when our budget had a surplus. Yet eight years of horribly reckless spending and excessive tax cuts for the rich under President Bush and the Republican leadership has left America trillions of dollars in debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Strongly Denounces Republican Push to Shutdown Federal Government. 6 April 2011. "The Bush years and Republican Congresses have created huge holes in our budget that cannot be filled by just slashing discretionary domestic spending. In fact, the Bush tax cuts for the rich removed $2.5 trillion from the Treasury over the past 10 years alone." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Reacts To President Obama's Address To The Nation. 24 February, 2009. "We have already moved significantly away from the policies of the former administration, whose excessive reliance on tax cuts for the wealthy, lax oversight of the financial industry, and terribly expensive war in Iraq drove the nation into terrible financial straights." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Denounces Republican Intransigence Leading to near Government Shutdown. 7 April 2011. "The Bush years and prior Republican Congresses created huge holes in our budget that cannot be filled by just slashing discretionary domestic spending. In fact, the Bush tax cuts for the rich removed $2.5 trillion from the Treasury over the past 10 years alone. And when the Republicans insisted that Congress extend them last December, it took another $95 billion off the table for the next two years." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 5 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key below, indicate what levels you support concerning taxes, deductions, and tax credits in the following categories. Select one number per tax. d) Over $150,000"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key above, indicate what federal tax levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Over $150,000" Family Income Other or expanded principles: "over $200,000"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate the levels you support concerning taxes in the following categories. Select one number (level) only. k) Corporate income taxes"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "1) Indicate the changes you support (if any) concerning the tax levels for the following categories. Select one number only. j) Corporate income taxes"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "1) Indicate the levels you support concerning taxes in the following categories. Select one number (level) only. e) Family income over $150,000"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Corrine Brown a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Would you support enforcing the spending limits agreed to in 1997 by the President and Congress to balance the budget?" Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following general categories. Other or expanded principles: "veterans programs"
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "State" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • Corrine Brown. Issue Position: Education. 7 September 2012. "Although I am not a Member of the Committee on Education and Labor, I continually work closely with my colleagues to support innovative and critical education legislation to promote the betterment of our nation's students and learning institutions [¦] I have fought and will continue to fight relentlessly to improve and enforce full funding of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. 1 January 2012. Issue Position: Education. "Just two years ago, amid great media fanfare, President Bush signed the bipartisan NCLB education bill. The plan was to expand the federal role in public education by greatly increasing funding for badly needed education programs. The president and congressional leaders promised the American public that once passed, the government would give states sufficient funding so that they could comply with the law's requirements, which in turn, would dramatically improve the education system. However, primarily because of administration driven budgets containing trillions of dollars in tax cuts (an obvious drain on the public expenditures) and a precipitous economic downturn, the legislation (and consequently public education in America) has been severely under funded [¦] I am a wholehearted supporter of educational programs designed to improve and expand education not only in Florida's Third Congressional District, but throughout the entire nation [¦] In the 108th Congress, I have fought relentlessly to enforce full funding for the No Child Left Behind Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education" Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "worker training & education C) training for troops"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. Hearing of the House Rules Committee - H.R. 1231 -Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act. 10 May 2011. "My amendment is simple. It would make permanent the current moratorium on drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico that currently expires in 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. The Honorable Richard W. Pombo. 29 September 2005. "We are writing to express our grave concern regarding legislative efforts to weaken the existing offshore drilling ban off Florida's fragile coastline. As you know, the existing ban, which has had strong bi-partisan support, was put in place to protect Florida's highly fragile ecosystem. Eliminating the drilling ban poses a clear danger to our environment and an economy that are inextricably linked." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Denounces President's Decision to Rescind Offshore Oil Drilling Ban. 15 July 2008. "Drilling off the coast of Florida is political misdirection at the cost of Florida's livelihood," continued Congresswoman Brown. "Before any new areas are opened and we risk Florida's pristine beaches, I"d like to see drilling in the areas already opened, increased funding for research for new technologies such as clean coal, as well as alternative public transportation methods such as commuter rail." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Introduces Legislation to Prevent Offshore Oil Drilling off Florida's Coasts. 13 May 2010. "Along with my colleagues in the Florida delegation, I will do everything within my power to make sure that drilling does not take place anytime in the near or distant future in the state of Florida." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of Environment America 87 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Denounces Plan For Potential Drilling Off Florida's Gulf Coast. 1 April 2010. "Indeed, drilling for oil anywhere near Florida's coasts, even if the drilling takes place more than 125 miles offshore, could prove devastating to Florida's tourist industry." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Conference Report on H.R. 6, Energy Policy Act of 2005. "I am categorically opposed to this bill because of provisions which would increase pressure for oil drilling in the protected waters off Florida's coast. It would also give billions of dollars in tax breaks and other giveaways to traditional fossil-fuel producers." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Outraged at Republican Sellout of Florida's Shores. 21 June 2006. ""Despite claims to the contrary, there are serious environmental risks associated with near-shore natural gas drilling. The impact of offshore drilling threatens irreversible scarring to the landscape, affecting thousands of species, each critical to the ecosystem. Liquid hydrocarbon found with natural gas could float on top of the water and wash up on Florida's beaches. Moreover, one huge problem with offshore drilling plans is that the areas that are off limits to drilling now are not where the resources are." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Corrine Brown to Offer Amendment to Block Future Drilling from Florida's Shores. 11 May 2011. "I strongly believe that any drilling off of Florida's Gulf Coast would be extremely detrimental to the state's economy and ecosystem." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007. 18 May 2006. "Florida's coastline is a treasure not just for Floridians, but all Americans and the rest of the world. For years Florida's delegation has worked together to protect our coastline and natural resources. Even conducting an inventory of resources in the Gulf of Mexico will begin to destroy the efforts we have made as a state to preserve our sensitive lands." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of Environment America 87 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Corrine Brown. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 93 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Corrine Brown a grade of 18." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Corrine Brown in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H. Res. 717, Recognizing 58th Birthday of William Jefferson Clinton. 13 September 2004. "This President had the leadership to push through Congress an assault weapons ban that stopped dangerous and unnecessary automatic and semi-automatic guns from our neighborhoods." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Strongly Supports Additional Crime Fighting Assistance to Orlando Area. 1 June 2007. "I have been working hard during the last few years to spearhead new efforts, and assist already existing ones, to offset the violence that has beset Orlando. For example, I have been a strong supporter of the AME Minister's "Gun Buy Back" program, and have been worked closely with the Ministers in their efforts to clear weapons off of our city's streets." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Urges Renewal of Assault Weapon Ban. 28 March 2004. "As a mother concerned about gun violence in the United States, I stand strongly behind the mothers of this nation in urging President Bush and the Congressional Republican leadership to renew the assault weapons ban. This ban, which is unfortunately set to expire in September of this year, is an important public safety measure that serves to protect not only our nation's citizens, but also our officers." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Corrine Brown Strongly Urges Reauthorization of Assault Weapon Ban. 14 September 2004. "I am simply appalled that the Republican leadership of this House outright refuses to reauthorize the assault weapons ban." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3288, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010. 10 December 2009. "Today, as subcommittee Chair of Railroads, I am appalled that we are including language in this omnibus bill that allows people to carry guns on Amtrak. This is a failure of leadership on every single level. We are passing legislation that endangers the safety of 27 million passengers who ride Amtrak each year." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Jacksonville Times-Union: 14 August 2000 Ask The Candidates. Responded "I support the Second Amendment, which provides the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I also support gun safety legislation that requires mandatory trigger locks, as well as the closure of background check loopholes at gun shows -- both top Democratic priorities [¦] Although modest gun safety bills that are presently languishing in conference will not stop every tragedy, they will provide at least a first step in the effort to keep guns away from those responsible for yesterday's and today's tragedies. It is disgraceful that the Republican leadership in the U.S. Congress and the powerful gun lobbyists have put a stranglehold on gun control legislation, blocking even the most minimal of reforms." to the question: "What is your stand on the ownership of firearms by private citizens and on gun control legislation?" (jacksonville.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Corrine Brown Praises Health Care Ruling. 31 January 2011. "I have worked to make affordable, quality health care available for ALL Americans. Indeed, for nearly a century, leaders [¦] have fought for health care and health insurance reform. Yet it wasn't until 75 years later that our nation finally came together and passed the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court upheld today. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Obamacare Update - Obama Cares!. 7 September 2012. "This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) [¦] No matter what the Supreme Court decides, I will fight to protect the gains we have made in making healthcare more affordable and more reliable." (corrinebrown.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Corrine Brown. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 86 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 83 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Corrine Brown voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 95 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the American Family Association 5 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Corrine Brown voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Corrine Brown voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Opposes Gay Marriage Amendment. 18 July 2006. "I have always believed that our Constitution has served to expand the civil rights of our citizens, not restrict them. However, in this instance we are doing just the reverse; namely, proposing an amendment to the constitution to effectively deny the rights of a single group of people. This proposed constitutional amendment is not only unnecessary and divisive, but has already been defeated by the Senate earlier this year. Moreover, it is an unwarranted intrusion into an area that traditionally has been left to the states, which ironically, is a key tenet of Republican Party ideology, not dictating social policy from the federal level. To date, 45 states have already enacted either laws or constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Marriage Protection Amendment. 30 September 2004. "States currently have jurisdiction over marriage, and can outlaw the act of same sex marriage if they choose." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Corrine Brown Responds to Death of Osama Bin Laden. 2 May 2011. "Today's death of Osama Bin Laden proves that with time, patience and focus, justice will be served. Although the United States will have to be particularly vigilant following Bin Laden's death; I am certain that our nation will continue to serve as the leader of the free world's global battle against terrorism." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 1998 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2004 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Corrine Brown. Project Vote Smart: 2002 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Corrine Brown supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congressional Black Caucus Meets with President Bush. 26 January 2005. "To begin, I wholeheartedly believe that the Bush administration's long term plan for Social Security is to privatize the entire system. In fact, if the Administration's planned changes are carried out, Social Security benefits will be cut drastically, perhaps by as much as one-third in the coming decades." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Responds to State of the Union Address. 20 January 2004. "Even more troubling for Florida's seniors, is the President's plan to privatize Social Security, the only safety net seniors have to keep them out of poverty. Privatization would increase financial risk for Social Security beneficiaries, undermine disability and survivors' benefits, and is unfair to woman and minorities who generally make less through their lifetime, and would have less to invest." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Congresswoman Brown Speaks Out On Social Security and Medicaid. 7 June 2005. "What is also of great concern to me is President Bush's plan for privatizing social security, which clearly, will dry up our country's retirement savings. Indeed, this poorly thought plan is bad for America, it's bad for our senior citizens, and it is especially bad for women, for minorities and for children." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Corrine Brown Concerned About Quality of Health Care. 28 June 2005. "The Republican plan is based on the ludicrous idea of allowing younger workers to create private accounts to invest toward social security. And even though the White House refers to the plan as "ownership," in reality, it is quite obvious that this is a plan to privatize the system, just like they are secretly planning to do with Medicare and Medicaid. For the nearly 5 million African Americans who receive Social Security this plan could prove to be devastating." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Issue Position: Social Security. 1 July 2011. "I am also strongly opposed to any plan that privatizes Social Security. I have always fought against putting Social Security funds into the Stock market. The recent corporate scandals have show how devastating relying on the market for your retirement can be." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President, The United States of America. 15 October 2010. "We write today to express our strong support for Social Security and our view that it should be strengthened. We oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including raising the retirement age. We also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (votesmart.org)
  • Corrine Brown. Supporting Railroad Retirement Day. 20 July 2010. "And I can tell you that some people have not always been supportive of Social Security. I remember when Social Security passed, it passed without any Republican vote. And constantly, year after year, Bush and the Republicans tried to privatize it, and the American people said ``no'' and the Democrats said ``no'' and I say ``no, no.'' (votesmart.org)

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Congressional Election 2004 National Political Awareness Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.
a) Abortions should always be illegal.
Xb) Abortions should always be legal.
c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial-birth" abortion.
g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
h) Other or expanded principles
Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category.
Budget Priorities
Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Slightly Increaseb) Arts
Slightly Increasec) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland security
Slightly Increaseg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Law enforcement
Slightly Increasei) Medical research
Slightly Increasej) National parks
Greatly Increasek) Public health services
Maintain Statusl) Scientific research
Maintain Statusm) Space exploration programs
Greatly Increasen) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Increaseo) Welfare
p) Other or expanded categories

worker training & education
C) training for troops

Defense Spending
Greatly Increasea) Armed Forces personnel training
b) Intelligence operations
c) Military hardware
d) Modernization of weaponry and equipment
e) National missile defense
Greatly Increasef) Pay for active duty personnel
Greatly Increaseg) Programs to improve troop retention rates
h) Research and development of new weapons
Greatly Increasei) Troop and equipment readiness
j) Other or expanded categories

g) pay
j) expand help for veterans

Using the key above, indicate what federal tax levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category.
Taxes
Income Taxes:
Family Income
Eliminatea) Less than $25,000
Slightly Decreaseb) $25,000-$75,000
Maintain Statusc) $75,000-$150,000
Greatly Increased) Over $150,000
Greatly Increasee) Other or expanded categories

over $200,000

Retiree Income
f) Over $40,000
g) Other or expanded categories
Other Taxes:
a) Alcohol taxes
b) Capital gains taxes
c) Cigarette taxes
d) Corporate taxes
e) Gasoline taxes
f) Inheritance taxes
g) Other or expanded categories
Deductions/Credits:
Maintain Statusa) Charitable contributions
Greatly Increaseb) Child tax credit
Greatly Increasec) Earned income tax credit
Greatly Increased) Medical expense deduction
e) Mortgage deduction
Greatly Increasef) Student loan credit
g) Other or expanded categories
No4) Do you support permanent repeal of the federal estate tax?
No5) Do you support eliminating taxes on dividends paid to individual investors?
Yes6) Should a married couple filing jointly pay the same taxes as if they were an unmarried couple filing separately?
7) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.
a) Support public taxpayer funding for federal candidates who comply with campaign spending limits.
b) Increase the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns.
c) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
d) Allow unregulated soft money campaign contributions to political parties or committees.
e) Allow ads paid for by soft money that support or attack a candidate for federal office.
f) Allow issue advocacy commercials by corporations, labor unions, and non-profit groups which appear within 60 days of a general election and within 30 days of a primary election.
g) Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns and parties.
h) Do you support instant run-off voting (IRV)?
Yesi) Should Election Day be a national holiday?
j) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
k) Should marriage be restricted to a union only between a man and a woman?
l) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.
a) Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
b) Eliminate the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
c) Impose "truth in sentencing" for violent criminals so they serve full sentences with no chance of parole.
Xd) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
Xe) Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
Xf) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
g) Support additional criminal penalties if a fetus is killed in the commission of a federal crime against a pregnant woman.
Xh) Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, and disability be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.
Xi) Support programs that provide job training and placement services for at-risk youth.
j) Impose stricter penalties for those convicted of white-collar crimes.
Xk) Enforcement of civil rights should primarily be the responsibility of the federal government.
l) Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
m) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding drugs.
a) Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Xb) Expand federally sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.
Xc) Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Xd) Allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes.
e) Increase border security to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States.
f) Eliminate federal funding for programs associated with the "war on drugs."
Xg) Other or expanded principles

The only sensible solution is to work closely with other nations & at a local level, support law enforcement while helping rehabilitate drug victims.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students.
b) Allow parents to use vouchers (equal opportunity scholarships) to send their children to any public school.
c) Allow parents to use vouchers (equal opportunity scholarships) to send their children to any private or religious school.
d) Allow teachers and professionals to receive authorization and funding to establish charter schools.
e) Increase funding for block grants to states to aid in the hiring of additional teachers.
f) Support teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
Xg) Increase funding for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings, infrastructure, technology).
h) Support granting states limited control over Head Start programs.
Xi) Support changing the mission of Head Start to emphasize improving the math and reading skills of disadvantaged children.
j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government.
Xk) Support affirmative action in public college admissions.
Xl) Increase funding of programs such as Pell grants and Stafford loans to help students pay for college.
m) Support federal tax incentives to help families save for college.
n) Other or expanded principles
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.
Xa) Increase funding for national job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
b) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
Xc) Provide tax credits or grants to businesses that offer child care services to employees.
Xd) Encourage employers to offer flex-time scheduling, comp-time, and unpaid leave for family emergencies.
e) Eliminate all federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
Xf) Increase the federal minimum wage.
Xg) Support the right of workers to strike without fear of being permanently replaced.
h) Allow workers to sell company stock and to diversify their company retirement funds into other investment options.
i) Other or expanded principles
2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding affirmative action.
Xa) The federal government should consider race and gender in government contracting decisions.
b) The federal government should discontinue affirmative action programs.
Xc) The federal government should continue affirmative action programs.
d) Include sexual orientation in federal anti-discrimination laws.
e) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
Xa) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
Xb) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
c) Require states to compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses of privately-owned land.
d) Relax logging restrictions on federal lands.
e) Relax standards on federal lands to allow increased recreational usage.
f) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil).
g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
h) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration.
Xi) Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.
j) Support the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel.
k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits.
Xl) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming.
m) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.
Xa) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.
Xb) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
Xf) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
Xg) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
Xh) Require a license for gun possession.
Xi) Establish a national database of ballistic "fingerprints" to track guns used in criminal activities.
j) Support legislation that would protect manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers of firearms from civil lawsuits by crime victims.
k) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health care.
a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government.
Xb) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income.
Xc) Support a Patient's Bill of Rights which includes appeal mechanisms when claims are denied.
Xd) Support a Patient's Bill of Rights which includes the right to sue when claims are denied.
e) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts.
f) Establish limits on the amount of punitive damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Xg) Support expanding prescription drug coverage under Medicare.
h) Support expanding prescription drug coverage under private managed care plans.
i) Offer tax credits to individuals and small businesses to offset the cost of insurance coverage.
Xj) Support automatic enrollment of children in federal health care programs such as CHIP and Medicaid.
k) Allow 55-65 year-olds to buy into Medicare.
Xl) Support stem cell research on existing lines of stem cells.
Xm) Allow laboratories to create new lines of stem cells for additional research.
n) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.
a) Decrease the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country.
b) Establish English as the official national language.
c) Increase the number of visas issued for agricultural workers.
Xd) Relax restrictions barring legal immigrants from using social programs (e.g. public housing, food stamps).
Xe) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States.
f) Support the detention of asylum seekers from countries known to sponsor terrorism.
g) Other or expanded principles
International Aid
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding United States economic assistance.
a) Aid should be granted to countries when extraordinary circumstances cause disaster and threaten civilian lives.
b) Aid should be granted to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States.
c) Aid should be eliminated for any nation with documented human rights abuses.
d) Aid programs should be scaled back and eventually eliminated.
e) Other or expanded principles
International Policy
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the Middle East.
Yesa) Should the United States continue to provide leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
Yesb) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Noc) Should the United States withdraw its troops from Iraq?
d) Discuss your proposals for the reconstruction of Iraq. What funding sources would you use to implement these proposals? (75 words or less. Please use an attached page if the space below is not adequate.)

The US MUST negotiate with other countries to help with Iraq. New leadership in the White House (Kerry-Edwards) will restore confidence in the US at home & abroad & bring other countries to the table regarding Iraq. Bush must go!

e) Other or expanded principles
2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Central and East Asia.
Yesa) Should the United States use diplomatic and economic pressure to encourage North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program?
b) Should the United States use military force to destroy the North Korean nuclear weapons program?
c) Should the United States remove the North Korean government from power?
d) Should the United States increase financial support to Afghanistan?
e) Should the United States increase military support to Afghanistan?
f) Other or expanded principles

We must work with other countires!

3) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the United Nations.
Yesa) Should the United States maintain its financial support of the United Nations?
b) Should the United States decrease its financial support of the United Nations?
Yesc) Should the United States commit troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions?
d) Other or expanded principles
Yes4) Should the United States lift the travel ban to Cuba?
5) Should the United States increase its financial support to Colombia to combat "the war on drugs"?
Yes6) Should aid to African nations for AIDS prevention programs fund distribution of contraceptives?
Yes7) Should aid to African nations for AIDS prevention fund abstinence education?
8) Other or expanded principles
International Trade
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international trade.
Yes1) Do you support the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
2) Do you support the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)?
Yes3) Do you support continued U.S. membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
Yes4) Should a nation's human rights record affect its normal trade relations (most favored nation) status with the United States?
5) Do you support the trade embargo against Cuba?
Yes6) Should trade agreements include provisions to address environmental concerns and to protect workers' rights?
7) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security.
a) Do you support using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists when ordinary civilian courts are deemed inappropriate or impractical?
b) Should the United States adopt stricter rules for student visa applications from nations known to sponsor terrorism?
Noc) Should the United States grant law enforcement agencies greater discretion to read mail and email, tap phones, and conduct random searches to prevent future terrorist attacks?
d) Should the United States hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?
e) Should the federal government increase funding to states and cities for homeland security?
f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?
Yesg) Other or expanded principles

We need increased funding for law enforcement (reinstate the COPS program) & fire dept. & greater co-operation with other countries.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.
a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves.
b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government.
c) Invest a portion of Social Security assets collectively in stocks and bonds instead of United States Treasury securities.
d) Increase the payroll tax to better finance Social Security in its current form.
e) Lower the annual cost-of-living increases.
f) Raise the retirement age for when individuals are eligible to receive full Social Security benefits.
Xg) Other of expanded principles

We must roll back tax cuts for the wealthy & help other countries pay for Iraq. We can save social security! AND we will have dollars for other of America's needs! We can save social security! AND we will have dollars for other of America's needs!

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding technology and communication.
a) Collect taxes on commercial Internet transactions.
b) Continue the moratorium on Internet taxation.
c) Implement regulation of Internet content.
d) Support government mandates to curtail violent and sexual content on television.
e) Support strict penalties for Internet crimes (e.g. hacking, identity theft, worms/viruses).
f) Support legislation to detail how personal information can be collected and used on the Internet.
g) Regulating the Internet is not a responsibility of the federal government.
Xh) Impose regulations on "spam" emails.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare and poverty.
a) Require welfare recipients to spend at least 40 hours a week in a combination of work and training programs.
Xb) Increase funding for child care programs.
c) Continue to give states and local governments flexibility in and responsibility for welfare programs through federal block grants.
d) Direct federal poverty aid through religious, community-based, or other non-profit organizations.
e) Abolish all federal welfare programs.
Xf) Support housing assistance for low-income families.
Xg) Other or expanded principles

This Administration must be replaced by a Kerry-Edwards Admin. We are working to GET THE VOTE OUT!

On an attached page, disk, or via email, please explain in a total of 75 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
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