Senators

Overview

State Last Name, First Name Party Elected
NH Sen. Ayotte , Kelly R 2010
WI Sen. Baldwin , Tammy D 2012
CA Sen. Boxer , Barbara D 1992
WA Sen. Cantwell , Maria D 2000
ME Sen. Collins , Susan R 1996
CA Sen. Feinstein , Dianne D 1992 *special election
NE Sen. Fischer , Deb R 2012
NY Sen. Gillibrand , Kristen D 2008
NC Sen. Hagan , Kay D 2008
ND Sen. Heitkamp , Heidi D 2012
HI Sen. Hirono , Mazie D 2012
MN Sen. Klobuchar , Amy D 2006
LO Sen. Landrieu , Mary D 1996
MO Sen. McCaskill , Claire D 2006
MD Sen. Mikulski , Barbara D 1986
AK Sen. Murkowski , Lisa R 2004 *appointed by governor, later elected
WA Sen. Murray , Patty D 1992
NH Sen. Shaheen , Jeanne D 2008
MI Sen. Stabenow , Debbie D 2000
MA Sen. Warren , Elizabeth D 2012

Details

An exclamation point ( ! ) indicates that not only does that candidate support that idea, but they belong to a committee dedicated to supporting that idea (such as Republicans for Choice) or have been chosen by voting watchdog reports (such as the League of Conservation Voters’ National Environmental Scorecard). A “NO” indicates a bad score on a similar watchdog report and blank means more information needed.

HRC = Human Rights Campaign LCV = League of Conservation Voters CTJ = Citizens for Tax Justice
SANE = Peace Action (formerly Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy) NARAL = National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

SEN AYOTTE, Kelly – NH

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN BALDWIN, Tammy – WI

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN BOXER, Barbara – CA

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy – YES!
  3. middle class – YES
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN CANTWELL, Maria – WA

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy – YES!
  3. middle class – YES
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN COLLINS, Susan – ME

  1. gay marriage – NO
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class – NO
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice – YES

SEN FEINSTEIN, Dianne – CA

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class – YES
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN FISCHER, Deb – NE

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN GILLIBRAND, Kirsten – NY

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN HAGAN, Kay – NC

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN HEITKAMP, Heidi – ND

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN HIRONO, Mazie – HI

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN KLOBUCHAR, Amy – MN

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class – YES
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN LANDRIEU, Mary – LO

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN MCCASKILL, Claire – MO

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN MIKULSKI, Barbara – MD

  1. gay marriage – NO
    -YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage
    -rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
    -YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation
    -YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation
    -YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes
    -NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage
  2. green energy –
    -voted NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land.
    -voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations.
    -voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior.
    -voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat.
    -voted NO on transportation demo projects.
    -voted YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests.
    -voted YES on continuing desert protection in California.
    -voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments.
    -rated 79% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes.
  3. middle class – YES
    -voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million.
    -voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset.
    -voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M.
    -voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax.
    -voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million.
    -voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts.
    -voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`.
    -voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut.
    -voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends.
    -voted NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends.
    -voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years.
    -voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates.
    -voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition.
    -voted NO on eliminating the ‘marriage penalty’.
    -voted NO on across-the-board spending cut.
    -voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes.
    -rated 13% by NTU, indicating a “Big Spender” on tax votes.
    -rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation.
  4. military – YES
    -voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months.
    -voted YES on designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorists.
    -voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008.
    -voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007.
    -voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan.
    -voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding.
    -voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan.
    -voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq.
    -voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo.
    -voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo.
    -voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo.
    -voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army.
    -voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls.
    -voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad.
    -voted YES on limiting soldiers’ deployment to 12 months.
    -voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report.
    -voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.
    -voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods.
    -voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act.
    -voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act’s wiretap provision.
    -voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism.
    -voted YES on restoring $565M for states’ and ports’ first responders.
    -voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
    -voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures.
    -voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels.
    -voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP.
    -voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%.
    -voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training.
    -voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects.
    -voted YES on banning chemical weapons.
    -voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty.
    -voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations.
    -rated 90% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record.
  5. pro-choice – YES
    -voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies.
    -voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP.
    -voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion.
    -voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.
    -voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.
    -voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives.
    -voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime.
    -voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life.
    -voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions.
    -voted NO on banning partial birth abortions.
    -voted NO on banning human cloning.
    -recommended by EMILY’s List of pro-choice women.
    -rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record.
    -rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance.

SEN MURKOWSKI, Lisa – AK

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN MURRAY, Patty – WA

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy – YES!
  3. middle class – YES
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN SHAHEEN, Jeanne – NH
(former  Governor)

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy –
  3. middle class –
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice – YES!

SEN STABENOW, Debbie – MI

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy – YES!
  3. middle class – YES
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –

SEN WARREN, Elizabeth – MA

  1. gay marriage –
  2. green energy – YES!
  3. middle class – YES
  4. military –
  5. pro-choice –



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