Issues and Issue Questions Available for Candidate Responses

These are the issues and questions we make available to the candidates to inform voters of their positions and views. All responses are provided by the candidate or are taken from the candidate's website, public statements or legitimate news articles.

Questions Available to All Candidates
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public OfficeGoals If ElectedAchievements If ElectedAreas to Concentrate OnOn Entering Public ServiceOpinions of Other Candidates
Opinions of Other Candidates
Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton
Questions Available Only to U.S. President, U.S. House and U.S. Senate Candidates
Immigration
Immigration, a General StatementIllegal Immigration and ReformMuslims Entering USIllegal Immigration AmnestyDream ActBorder SecuritySocial Services to Undocumented ImmigrantsE-Verify SystemUndocumented Immigrants Impact on US EconomyFederal Enforcement of Immigration LawsState Enforcement of Federal Immigration LawsLocal Enforcement of Immigration LawsState and Local Immigration LawsHigh-Skilled Worker ImmigrationGuest Worker ProgramSecuring Our BordersVisa EnforcementCitizenship through Military ServiceArizona's Strict New Immigration LawEnglish-Only LawsReview of the 14th AmendmentDeportationCitizenship for Illegal ImmigrantsSelf-DeportationReal ID ActDatabase Of ForeignersAmericanizationImmigration Application FeesUsing National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican BorderDriver's Licenses to IllegalsEmployers Who Hire IllegalsOrganization of American States (OAS) DiplomacyIllegal Immigration as a FelonyCriminalize Assistance to Illegal ImmigrantsH-1B ProgramImmigrant TroopsUndocumented ImmigrantsElectronic Verification System for EmployersLegal Status for Undocumented Farm WorkersImmigrant Birthright CitizenshipEnglish as the Official National LanguageNaturalization Backlog for ImmigrantsLegal Residency for Immigrant YouthAlien MinorsPermanent Partners Immigration ActMinutemen Project
Trade
TradePresidential Trade Fast-track AuthorityTrans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP)North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)Trade Policy PrioritiesGlobalizationFree Market VisionTrade with ChinaFree Trade Agreements (FTA)Global Workers' RightsGlobal Environmental StandardsChina Currency ManipulationBarriers to American Goods in Other CountriesIncentives to Move OffshoreProtective TariffsTrade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)Unfair Trade PracticesTrade DeficitFast Track AuthorityWorld Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)North American UnionOther Trade Agreements
National Security & Terrorism
National SecurityMuslim Terrorist AttacksWaterboardingNSA Surveillance of CitizensRadical IslamCyber SecurityNational Security Agency (NSA)USA Patriot ActAl-QaedaTorture of TerroristsMaking Our Homeland More SecureRecommendations of the 9/11 CommissionRadical FundamentalismWeapons of Mass DestructionBioterrorismDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS)National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. DefenseIntelligenceDomestic Intelligence AgenciesColor-Coded Warning SystemLocal First RespondersAir SecurityPort SecurityRail SecurityHazardous Materials SecuritySpent Nuclear FuelDrinking Water SecurityEvacuation PreparednessWar on TerrorWar on Terrorism PoliciesNational Intelligence Estimate AssessmentGuantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)Terrorist Prisoner Rights Under Geneva ConventionsTrials of Terrorist and Combantant DetaineesHabeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant DetaineesEnemy Combatants
Government
GovernmentPartisan GridlockLimits on Personal ContributionsUS PresidentSpecial InterestsSuper PACsEntitlement ReformInfluence of Religion in GovernmentRegulationsGovernment ReformGovernment AccountabilitySenate Filibuster RuleGovernment AgenciesBureaucracy & RegulationsState Block GrantsStates' RightsLobbying ReformReporting of Lobbyist ContactsGovernment EthicsGovernment Officials Becoming LobbyistsExecutive Branch Employees Accepting Corporate GiftsEarmarksPrivatizationSunset ClausesFreedom of Information ActCitizen ParticipationAvailability of Government InformationLive Broadcasts of Agency DeliberationsSingle 6 Year Term for US PresidentTerm Limits for Supreme Court & Federal JusticesTerm Limits for US Representatives and SenatorsFEMA and Hurricane KatrinaNew OrleansU.S. Postal Service
American Minorities
Muslim AmericansLatino AmericansAfrican AmericansNative AmericansRacism and Race RelationsRacial ProfilingAffirmative ActionNational Campaign for ToleranceAfrican American ReparationsNative Americans in American SocietyNative American RightsCasinos on Native American ReservationsUS Treaties with Native Americans
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBTGay MarriageCivil Unions & Civil BenefitsBusiness Owners Refusing to Serve Gay WeddingsNorth Carolina Law Restricting Public Bathroom Use by Transgender PeopleAmending 1964 Civil Rights Act to include Sexual Orientation DiscriminationThe Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell PolicyProhibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)Sexual Orientation DiscriminationHomosexuality as a Choice or GeneticsHomosexuality as being Immoral or a SinExposing Children to Gay CouplesMarriage Left Solely to the StatesSexual Orientation in Anti-Discrimination LawsFederal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage AmendmentEmployment Non-Discrimination ActEqual Tax Treatment of Same Sex CouplesDomestic PartnershipsDomestic Partner Health Benefits ActComparison of Gay Gights Movement with Civil Rights MovementLegislation for Hate CrimesGays Serving in the MilitaryGays Adopting Children
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Abortion, a General StatementLegality of Abortion - Roe v. WadePro-Life and Pro-ChoicePlanned ParenthoodStem Cell Research, a General StatementHealth Insurance Covering Birth ControlParental NotificationLife Beginning at ConceptionCriminalizing Out-of-State AbortionsAbortion ProtestersRight to Life Constitutional AmendmentAccess to ContraceptionThe Morning After Pill (Plan B)Partial-birth AbortionsFederal Funding for AbortionUnborn Victims of Violence ActChild Custody Protection ActAbortion for Rape and IncestStem-cell Research for Medical AdvancementsUsing Embryos in Stem Cell ResearchFederal Funding for Stem Cell ResearchCloning, a General StatementAnimal CloningHuman Cloning
Iran
Iran, a General StatementIran Nuclear DealMilitary StrikeSanctionsIranian OppositionIran DiplomacyPresident AhmadinejadIran's involvement in IraqEconomic Sanctions Against Iran
Foreign Policy
Foreign PolicyRefugee CrisisNuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation TreatyOverseas InterventionsNorth KoreaRussia, Ukraine and Eastern EuropeMost Important Foreign Policy IssuesChina, a General StatementChina as a ThreatChina's Human RightsAsiaNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)EuropeCuba, a General StatementEmbargo of CubaForeign AidIndiaLatin America (South & Central)MexicoAfricaSudan & DarfurPromotion of Democracy Around WorldAmerica's Image AbroadCIAUnited Nations (UN)International Criminal Court (ICC)Nuclear Treaty with IndiaUS TreatiesWorldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and MalariaNuclear Proliferation & Nuclear TerrorismHugo Chavez and Fidel CastroThird World Debt ReliefBalkansBurmaG8 (Group of Eight Countries)Dubai Ports Administration PurchaseUnilateralism
Middle East
Middle EastISISIsraelIsraeli and Palestinian ConflictRadical IslamSyriaSaudi ArabiaArab SpringEgypt, Libya, and TunisiaPalestinian StatehoodRecognition of a Palestinian StatePalestinian West Bank and GazaPalestinian Death TollWar in LebanonHizbullah and HamasTurkey
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Afghanistan, a General StatementPakistan, a General StatementIraq, a General StatementTimetable for WithdrawalUS Military Presence in AfghanistanPresident Hamid KarzaiPredator Drone StrikesTaliban & Radical Islamic JihadistsIraq PolicyIraq WarIraq ReconstructionIraq Political ProgressPrivate Security like BlackwaterCutting Off War FundingFederalizing Iraq into Kurd, Shiite and Sunni StatesSunnis and ShiitesHumanitarian Situation in IraqLength of DeploymentsContinued US Military Presence in IraqDeadline for US PulloutTroop SurgeIraq's Role in War on TerrorLoss of American Lives in IraqStaying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
MilitaryUse of Military ForceDefenseDefense SpendingMilitary FamiliesGays in the MilitaryCommander in ChiefGitmoMissile Defense SystemDefense and Military BudgetDepartment of Defense and PentagonMilitary AdequacyMilitary Industrial EstablishmentCluster BombsReducing Military CostsRe-instituting the DraftMilitary Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)Reservists and National GuardMilitary Pay, Medical Care and BenefitsNational Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and BenefitsAnti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) TreatyNuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Jobs
JobsPaid Sick, Family and Maternity LeaveWorking ClassEqual PayForeign Job OutsourcingAffirmative ActionWorkplace Violence Against WomenIndependent WorkersFamily and Medical Leave ActUnemployment InsuranceWorkplace ProtectionsMine Safety and HealthJob GrowthGovernment Subsidized JobsReward companies that create domestic jobsChild LaborQuality of JobsOccupational Safety and Health (OSHA)Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Unemployment Insurance (UI)Workers BenefitsOvertime RightsEmployment DiscriminationRetirees Returning To Work
Guns
GunsRight to Own Guns - Second AmendmentGun Control LegislationMental Health and Mass ShootingsGun-free ZonesRight to Carry a Concealed HandgunRenewal of Ban on Assault Weapons PurchasesHigh Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and AmmunitionNational Rifle Association (NRA)DC Gun BanGun ShowsState Gun LegislationGun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economy
EconomyEconomic Grown and StimulationWealth InequalityAmerica's InfrastructureDecline of Middle ClassJob CreationRecessionFederal ReserveFederal Reserve's Interest Rate PolicyAging of Population
Business
BusinessSmall BusinessWall StreetBankingDodd-Frank ActGlass-Steagall ActBusiness Tax IncentivesCapitalismAuto IndustrySarbanes-Oxley ActRelationship of Big Business and GovernmentExecutive CompensationConsumer PiracyMinority-Owned BusinessesStart-Up IncubatorsForeign Ownership of American BusinessesDecline in ManufacturingAntitrust EnforcementIntellectual Property ProtectionPatent SystemReporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Labor Wages & Unions
LaborWagesMinimum WageWage DiscriminationUnionsEmployee Free Choice ActRight-to-Work LawsNational Labor Relations Board (NLRB)Worker RetrainingImmigration of Highly Skilled WorkersTime-and-a-Half for OvertimeDavis Bacon ActPolitical Activities of Public Union MembersWage Gap between Rich and PoorCEO PayWage Gap between Men and WomenOrganized Labor's Place in AmericaPermanent Replacement of StrikersDeclining Percent of Unionized Workers
Taxes
TaxesTax ProposalsTax CodeMortgage Interest DeductionTax ReformOffshore Tax HavensTax LoopholesIncome Tax RatesTaxing the the Wealthiest 1%Corporate Income TaxesTaxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital GainsEstate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)Extending the Bush Tax CutsValue-Added TaxTaxes PolicyNational Sales TaxFlat TaxEarned Income Tax Credit (EITC)Marriage PenaltyIncome Tax on SeniorsTax Rates on Private Equity Funds2001 Tax CutsTax Credits for CollegeTax Credits for Health CareChild Tax CreditTax-Free Savings AccountsBusiness Tax CreditsR&D Tax CreditCorporate Tax LoopholesOil Company Tax BreaksProperty TaxesInternal Revenu Service (IRS)Profit Sharing Tax Credit
Education
EducationCommon Core EducationPre-SchoolHigher EducationStudent Loans, Scholarships and Pell GrantsNo Child Left Behind Act, a General StatementSex Education and Birth Control OptionsEvolution and Intelligent Design EducationGay and Lesbian Orientation EducationReligion in Public SchoolsPublic Schools K-12"Under God" in the Pledge of AllegianceLocal Control Over EducationTeacher Textbook SelectionPrivate School VouchersCharter SchoolsSchool SafetyStandardized TestingTeacher TenureImproving EducationEducation Tax CreditsTeacher UnionsDepartment of EducationHead StartHigh SchoolsAdult EducationDropoutsCommunity CollegesClassroom SizeExtended Learning TimeAfter-School ProgramsParental InvolvementComputers in SchoolsFederal MandatesFederal Funding of Private SchoolsNo Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding LevelTeacher PayTeacher StandardsStudent StandardsNational Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)Education Global SuperiorityJunk Food Vending Machines in Public SchoolsEducation Gap with Other CountriesSchool ChoiceHome SchoolingSpecial EducationMagnet SchoolsRural SchoolsSummer SchoolBoy-Girl Achievement GapBlack-White Achievement GapTitle IX 'Equal Opportunities for Girls'Bilingual EducationMath and ScienceArt and MusicDrugs in Schools
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal DrugsMedical Use of MarijuanaLegalization of MarijuanaWar on DrugsPunishments for Drug CrimesDrug CzarMarijuana, a General StatementDrug PreventionDrug RehabilitationInterstate Drug TraffickingDoping in SportsMetamphetamines
Elections & Politics
ElectionsPersonal Campaign FundingYounger VotersCampaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)Muslim PresidentKoch BrothersCampaign Spending LimitsVoter Photo ID and Other RequirementsTea Party MovementElection ReformCampaign Finance ReformPolitical Expenditures Disclosure527 'Stealth' PACsBundling Campaign ContributionsPublic Funding of Political CampaignsSmall DonorsSoft-money Political ContributionsLobbyist Campaign ContributionsReform of Redistricting (Gerrymandering)Voting and Election ReformVoting Machines and Paper BallotsElection-day RegistrationVoting Right of Felons & Ex-PrisonersEqual Ballot Box AccessHelp America Vote Act of 2002DC Voting Representation in Congress
Environment
Environment, a General StatementGlobal Warming, Climate ChangeKeystone XL PipelineANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil DrillingEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)Environmental RegulationClean Air Act & Clear Skies InitiativeClean Air TechnologiesCarbon TaxGreenhouse Gas Emission LimitsDeveloping World Greenhouse EmissionsDeveloping World and Climate ChangeEnvironment Technology for Developing WorldTropical DeforestationCap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon EmissionsFree Market IncentivesPower Plant EmissionsHigher Gasoline TaxKyoto ProtocolU.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)Clean Water Act and Water QualityClean Drinking WaterToxic WastePolluter-Pays Superfund FeesInterior DepartmentNational ParksNational Forests and Healthy Forests InitiativeNational Forest Roadless Area Conservation ActLand, Rivers and LakesFactory FarmsOceansTropical RainforestsWetlandsInvasive SpeciesEndangered SpeciesCruelty to AnimalsRecycling and Trash
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet, a General StatementInternet NeutralityCyber SecurityInternet Freedom Preservation ActTaxes on Internet PurchasesHigh Speed Broadband DeploymentBroadband Access for Rural and Disadvantaged CommunitiesSpammingInternet CrimeInternet PornographyInternet Sexual Assault of ChildrenParental BlockingInternet Privacy ProtectionsDigital Rights ManagementInternet GamblingChinese Censorship of InternetRich Poor 'Internet Divide'E-Science ResearchMedia, a General StatementFederal Communications Commission (FCC)Concentrated of Media OwnershipWireless SpectrumAdult-Oriented Commercial Advertising
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy, a General StatementReducing the DeficitDebt LimitGovernment Shut DownFederal Budget & DebtDeficit SpendingEntitlementsGold StandardEarmarksGovernment EfficiencyBalanced Budget & Constitutional AmendmentPresidential Line-item Veto PowerSpending LimitsPay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule for Tax Cuts or New Spending
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General StatementAffordable Care Act (Obamacare)Medicare VouchersUniversal Medical Care / InsuranceMedicareFixing MedicareMedically Uninsured or UnderinsuredPre-Existing Health ConditionsFixing Medical InsuranceMedical Malpractice Lawsuit LimitationsEmployers' Medical InsuranceEmployers vs Employees As Chief Health Care BuyerCoverage of ChildrenState Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)Free Market Health CareHealth Insurance Purchase ChoicesPortable Medical InsuranceState PlansHealth Savings Accounts (HSAs)Market-Based Medical InsuranceMedical Insurance Block GrantsMedicaidTRICARE Health InsuranceMedical Insurance DiscriminationMisuse of Health RecordsMedicare Reimbursement FormulasUniform Billing and ClaimsPaperless ClaimsFederal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) Buy-InFederal Reinsurance Medical PoolChronic & Catastrophic IllnessesHealth Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)Medical Malpractice ReformBusiness Tax Credits for Employee Health CoverageTax Credit / Deductible for Medical Insurance
Crime
Crime, a General StatementHuman TraffickingPolice & FBI AgentsReducing CrimeRehabilitationRecidivismNeighborhood CrimeYouth and Gang CrimeIdentity TheftHate CrimeSex-related CrimesCrimes Against ChildrenViolence Against WomenChild Abuse And NeglectCorporate CrimeVictimless CrimesNon-Violent CrimeDomestic ViolenceRapeCorporate Fraud
Courts, Laws & Justice
Replacement Appointment of Justice ScaliaCourtsSupreme CourtSupreme Court’s Citizens United CaseConstitutionAmerica's Criminal Justice SystemBlack Lives MatterRacial ProfilingDeath PenaltyJustice DepartmentCriminals Serving Their Full TermsThree Strikes Criminal Sentencing StandardVideotaping Criminal InterrogationsMandatory Minimum SentencingCrack-Powder Sentencing DisparityJudicial Discretion and Alternative SentencingVoting Rights for X-FelonsProperty Rights and Eminent DomainPrivacy RightsObscenity LawsActivist Judges Legislating from the BenchJudicial AppointmentsConservative / Liberal Balance on Supreme CourtFederal Judges Confirmation ProceduresLegal Reform, a General StatementTort Reform and Frivolous SuitsAlternative Dispute ResolutionProduct Liability ReformCaps on Punitive DamagesClass Action ReformBankruptcy ReformBankruptcy Means-Testing & Restrictions
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care, a General StatementImproving Health & Medical CareReducing Health Care CostsRationing Health CareDisease PreventionRural Health CareHealth Information Interchange NetworkQuality and Cost ReportingBiomedical SuperiorityPatient's Bill of RightsMedical ErrorsImmunizations and VaccinationsHealth Opportunity AccountsAlternative MedicineNational Institutes of Health (NIH)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Medical ResearchPhysiciansNursesPublic Health WorkersAssociation Health Plans (AHP)Children's HealthWomen's HealthElderly's HealthHealth DisparitiesExposure to Toxic ChemicalsHIV/AIDSCancerLead PoisoningMercury PollutionObesityDiabetesMental HealthBird Flu (Avian Influenza)Drug AddictionMad CowWest Nile VirusAutismAsthmaAlzheimer's DiseaseSubstance AbuseResistance to Antibiotics
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy, a General StatementEnergy Independence from Foreign OilOil DrillingGas PricesOil and Gas SubsidiesOil Company ProfitsCanadian Oil (Keystone) PipelineNuclear PowerRenewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and WindFuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) StandardsCoalShale Gas DevelopmentRegulation of Energy CompaniesGulf Oil SpillOffshore Oil Drilling Safety StandardsEnergy Efficiency and StandardsGreen Homes and ImprovementsEnergy Research and DevelopmentRenewable Fuels, Biofuels and EthanolSolar Energy Investment Tax Credit BillHydrogen Cell Fuel InitiativeUtility DeregulationNatural GasElectricity Transmission GridEnergy BillDepartment of EnergyDomestic Energy ProductionLow Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)Production Tax CreditStrategic Energy FundEnergy Efficient Government BuildingsGas & Oil, a General StatementDeveloping World Oil DemandWellhead TaxLow Carbon FuelsAuto IndustryHybrid & All Electric CarsFlexible Fuel Vehicles
Values, Religion & Family
FamilyFamily ValuesSchool & Public PrayerAmerican ValuesSexual Misconduct of PoliticiansReligionValuesTolerance & Political CorrectnessEuthanasia and Assisted SuicideNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA)Planned Parenthood & Family PlanningMosque Near Ground ZeroPope's Prosecution ImmunityReligion & State - First AmendmentReligion in GovernmentA Candidate's Religious BeliefsAtheists and AgnosticsMormon Religion and PolygamyOrdination of Gay ClergyOrdination of Women ClergyEvolution vs. Intelligent DesignFaith-Based Volunteer EffortsChild CareFoster CareAdoptionFatherhoodChild Custody and SupportChild Support Enforcement BudgetTeen PregnancyLow-Income First-Time MothersPrejudiceIndecency in the MediaMedia Violence and SexPornography and Adult Oriented MediaDesecration of Flag Constitutional AmendmentBoy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Transportation
Transportation, a General StatementInfrastructureAmtrakHighwaysTraffic CongestionTelecommutingHighway SafetyDrunk DrivingRailAirPublic TransportationBikes and PedestriansSeaports
Veterans
Veterans, a General StatementVeterans' Health and Medical CareGI Bill & Veterans' BenefitsRetired Veterans Benefits and Health CareSurvivor BenefitsDisabled Veterans Health CareHomeless VeteransVetreran Job RetrainingDepartment of Veterans Affairs (VA)Veterans FundingDisability ClaimsPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)Persian Gulf War IllnessesAgent Orange Related IllnessWalter Reed Army Medical Center ScandalPOWs and MIAsVeterans Administration (VA)Theft of Military Identity Data from VAVeterans' Recognition
Civil Rights
Civil Rights, a General StatementUSA Patriot ActGender Equality & Women's IssuesHate CrimesHuman RightsEqual Rights AmendmentPersons with DisabilitiesProperty Rights vs. Civil RightsPrivacyNational Security Agency (NSA) Electronic Surveillance of US CitizensPrivacy and Civil Liberties Oversight BoardAnti-semitism
Homes
Housing, a General StatementSubprime Mortgage CrisisDeclining Home PricesForeclosuresMortgage LendingFederal Mortgage RegulationMortgage CreditPredatory LendingFreeze Adjustable-rate Mortgage Interest RatesMortgage Bankers Lending StandardsFederal Housing Administration (FHA)Neighborhoods, a General StatementCommunity DevelopmentCommunity Development Block Grant ProgramHomeownershipAffordable HousingLow Income HousingHomelessnessVeteran Homeownership
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General StatementMedicare Prescription Drug PlansMedicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for SeniorsSafety of Prescription DrugsImporting Prescription Drugs from CanadaSafety of Imported DrugsIncreasing Prescription Drug CompetitionNegotiating Pharmaceutical PricesBringing Generic Drugs on the Market SoonerMedicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug CoveragePrescription Drug MarketingRegulating Drug Advertising, Like Cigarettes and Alcohol
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security, a General StatementWelfareLong Term Viability of Social SecurityPrivatizing Social SecuritySocial Security Trust FundRaising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment LevelsMeans Testing for Social Security PaymentsTax on Social Security BenefitsPensions, a General StatementPension ReformPension Benefit Guaranty CorporationCorporate Defined Benefit Pension DefaultsKey Employee Retention PlansIndividual Retirement Accounts401(k) PlansSavers' CreditOther Retirement Improvements
Consumers
Consumers, a General StatementCredit CardsConsumer Fraud and ProtectionTelemarketingCredit Card Bill of RightsCredit Card Company PracticesCredit AgenciesTruth In LendingInsurance IndustryFinancial Consumer ProtectionPayday LoansImported Products' SafetyConsumer Product SafetyConsumer Products Safety Commission
Poverty & Welfare
Poverty, a General StatementUrban PovertyUrban RecoveryRural PovertyRural RecoveryHungerPoor ChildrenHousing AssistanceKatrina VictimsWelfare, a General StatementFaith-based Initiative FundingImproving the Welfare System
Public Service
Public Service, a General StatementMandate Public ServiceEnlarged National Service ProgramAmeriCorpsPeace Corps
Science, Technology & Space
Science, a General StatementScience and Technology Research and DevelopmentNanotechnologiesBiotechnologyTechnology, a General StatementNational Science Foundation (NSF) FundingWomen and Minority Research GrantsSpace, a General StatementNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Transfer Space Travel to Private CompaniesSpace StationAerospace Industry
Food & Agriculture
Food, a General StatementAgriculture, a General StatementAgriculture ReformsGenetically Engineered FoodFood and Drug Administration (FDA)Protecting Food SafetyCountry of Origin LabelingDepartment of AgricultureFamily FarmFarm BillFarm SubsidiesFarmer Owned Biofuel RefineriesFarm Service Agency (FSA) ClosingsFarm Crop SupportsFarm Corporation SubsidiesOther Farm Assistance
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Alcohol, a General StatementLower Drinking Age from 21Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal FundsSelling Alcohol To MinorsDrunk Driving And Breath TestsUnderage DrinkingCigarettes, a General StatementSmoking and Tobacco BuyoutGambling, a General Statement
Financial Crisis
Financial CrisisBanks too Big to FailBank & Financial Corp BailoutsBail Outs of General Motors and ChryslerFannie Mae and Freddie Mac$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief BailoutConsumer Financial Protection BureauFinancial Industry RegulationProsecution of Financial FraudInvestment BankingHigh-Frequency TradingHedge Funds & Private Equity FirmsFinancial MeltdownAmerica's Brand of Capitalism
Questions Available Only to South Dakota Statewide, House and Senate Candidates
Homeland Security
South Dakota Security from Terror Attack, a General StatementMaking South Dakota More SecureSouth Dakota National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. DefenseSouth Dakota Local First Responders Federal FundingSouth Dakota Airport SecuritySouth Dakota Rail SecuritySouth Dakota Border SecuritySouth Dakota Port Security
Economy
South Dakota Economy, a General StatementStimulating South Dakota's Economy
Trade
South Dakota Trade with Other Countries, a General StatementBarriers to South Dakota Goods in Other CountriesProtective Tariffs for South Dakota Goods
Business
Sales in South DakotaSouth Dakota Business, a General StatementSouth Dakota's Small BusinessesSouth Dakota Business Tax IncentivesSouth Dakota Real EstateSouth Dakota Credit And Banking
Taxes
South Dakota Taxes on Alcohol and TobaccoSouth Dakota Taxes on Commercial InterestsSouth Dakota Taxes, a General StatementSouth Dakota Sales TaxSouth Dakota Property Taxes
Environment
South Dakota Prairie DogsSouth Dakota Department of Fish, Game and ParkMissouri RiverSouth Dakota's Environment, a General StatementGlobal Warming, Climate ChangeKyoto ProtocolSouth Dakota State ParksSouth Dakota Greenhouse-gas Emission LimitsSouth Dakota Clean Air and WaterSouth Dakota's Land, Rivers and LakesSouth Dakota Recycling and TrashSouth Dakota's Toxic WasteSouth Dakota's Invasive SpeciesSouth Dakota's Endangered Species
Energy
South Dakota Wind EnergySouth Dakota Energy, a General StatementSouth Dakota Energy Efficiency StandardsRenewable EnergyAlternate Energy Development
Gas & Oil
Oil and Gasoline, a General StatementSouth Dakota Fuel Economy StandardsOil Company ProfitsEthanolHybrid and All Electric Cars
Transportation
South Dakota State Highway FundSouth Dakota Transportation, a General StatementSouth Dakota Highway CongestionSouth Dakota Driver's LicensesSouth Dakota Motor Vehicles And InspectionsSouth Dakota Roads and HighwaysSouth Dakota Highway SafetyHigh-occupancy LanesDriver Safety MeasuresSouth Dakota Drunk DrivingSouth Dakota Rail TransportationAmtrakSouth Dakota Air TravelOff-road VehiclesSouth Dakota Bikes and Pedestrians
Immigration
South Dakota Immigration, a General StatementSouth Dakota Social Services to Illegal ImmigrantsUsing South Dakota National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican BorderBeefing Up the South Dakota Border PatrolFederal Enforcement of Immigration LawsIllegal Immigration as a FelonyAmnesty for Illegal Immigrants in USLocal Enforcement of Immigration LawsCriminalize Assistance to Illegal ImmigrantsGuest Worker ProgramUndocumented Immigrants in USElectronic Verification System for EmployersLegal Status for Undocumented Farm WorkersLegal Status for Children of Undocumented Immigrants Born in USLegal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Education
South Dakota Interscholastic and Athletic ActivitiesSouth Dakota LibrariesSouth Dakota Education, a General StatementImproving South Dakota EducationSouth Dakota Higher EducationFederal Funding of South Dakota Private SchoolsSouth Dakota Standardized TestingNo Child Left Behind Act, a General StatementNo Child Left Behind Act South Dakota Federal Funding LevelSouth Dakota Standards for TeachersJunk Food Vending Machines in South Dakota Public SchoolsPrivate School VouchersCharter SchoolsTeacher Tenure in South Dakota Public SchoolsSouth Dakota Special EducationTeaching Evolution and Intelligent DesignTeaching of Sex Education and Birth Control OptionsTeacher Selection of TextbooksReligion in Public SchoolsUnder God in the Pledge of Allegiance"South Dakota Student Loans, and ScholarshipsSouth Dakota Tax Credits for Tuition CostsLocal Control Over EducationAchievement Gap between Boys and GirlsTitle IX 'Equal Opportunities for Girls'Home SchoolingSchool SafetySouth Dakota's Average Classroom SizeComputers in South Dakota Schools
Health
South Dakota MidwiferySouth Dakota Health, a General StatementImproving South Dakota Health CareReducing Health Care CostsSouth Dakota Children's Health CareSouth Dakota ObesitySouth Dakota Drug AddictionSouth Dakota SmokingSouth Dakota Mental Health CareSouth Dakota Nursing Homes, Hospices and Assisted Living
Medical
South Dakota Medicine, a General StatementImproving South Dakota Medical FacilitiesAttracting Doctors and Medical Care ProvidersSouth Dakota Medical Malpractice Lawsuit LimitationsSouth Dakota Medical Malpractice Damage Caps
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General StatementHealth Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)South Dakota Medically Uninsured or UnderinsuredSouth Dakota Business Tax Credits for Employee Health CoverageState Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Consumers
South Dakota Consumers, a General StatementSouth Dakota Consumer Fraud and ProtectionSouth Dakota Telemarketing
Prescription Drugs
South Dakota Prescription Drugs, a General StatementNew Federal Medicare Drug BenefitImporting Prescription DrugsSouth Dakota Negotiating Pharmaceutical PricesSouth Dakota Regulating Drug Advertising, Like Cigarettes and Alcohol
Pensions
South Dakota State Pensions, a General StatementSouth Dakota Pension Reform
Welfare
South Dakota Welfare, a General StatementImproving South Dakota Welfare System
Housing
South Dakota Housing, a General StatementSouth Dakota Rental Housing SupportSouth Dakota Housing AffordabilitySouth Dakota Building Codes
Illegal Drugs
South Dakota Illegal Drugs, a General StatementMetamphetamines in South Dakota
Marijuana
Marijuana, a General StatementSouth Dakota Medical Use of MarijuanaSouth Dakota Legalization of Marijuana
Alcohol
Alcohol, a General StatementSelling Alcohol To Minors in South DakotaSouth Dakota Drunk Driving, Breath Tests and Alcohol-Related CrimesSouth Dakota Liquor LicensesSouth Dakota Underage Drinking
Cigarettes
Cigarettes, a General StatementSouth Dakota Restrictions on Smoking
Crime
Law Enforcement in South DakotaCapital Punishment in South DakotaFalse Documents in South DakotaTheft in South DakotaSouth Dakota Crime, a General StatementReducing Crime in South DakotaSouth Dakota Hate CrimeSouth Dakota Sex-related CrimesSouth Dakota Crimes Against ChildrenSouth Dakota Child Abuse And NeglectSouth Dakota Domestic ViolenceSouth Dakota RapeSouth Dakota Youth and Gang Crime
Courts
South Dakota Courts, a General StatementSouth Dakota Judicial Discretion in SentencingSouth Dakota Activist Judges Legislating from the BenchCourt CostsSouth Dakota Public Defender Services
Justice
South Dakota Criminal Justice System, a General StatementSouth Dakota PrisonsSouth Dakota Minority IncarcerationSouth Dakota Voting Rights for X-FelonsSouth Dakota Privacy RightsSouth Dakota Death Penalty
Guns
South Dakota Guns, a General StatementSouth Dakota Ban on Assault Weapons PurchasesSouth Dakota Gun Control LegislationCitizens Bearing ArmsSouth Dakota Guns for Hunting and SportSouth Dakota Gun PermitsCarrying Concealed Pistol
Civil Rights
South Dakota Civil Rights and Liberties, a General StatementAnti-SemitismWomen's IssuesSouth Dakota Persons with DisabilitiesSouth Dakota Property Rights vs. Civil RightsSouth Dakota PrivacyNational Security Agency (NSA) Electronic Surveillance of US CitizensNational Security Agency (NSA) Collection of US Phone Records
Gay
Gay Rights, a General StatementHomosexuality as a Choice or GeneticsSouth Dakota Gay MarriageSouth Dakota State Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage AmendmentSouth Dakota Equal Legal Rights for Domestic PartnershipsSouth Dakota Civil UnionsSouth Dakota Legislation for Hate CrimesGays Serving in the Military
Afro Americans
Afro-Americans, a General StatementRacismRacial Profiling
Latinos
Latino Americans, a General Statement
Native Americans
Native Americans, a General StatementTaxes on Native AmericansNative American Children
Abortion
Health Insurance for Contraception in South DakotaSouth Dakota Abortion, a General StatementRight to Life, a General StatementSouth Dakota Criminalizing Crossing State Lines for AbortionsSouth Dakota Parental NotificationPro-Life and Pro-ChoiceRoe v. WadeThe Morning After Pill (Plan B)Partial-birth AbortionsSouth Dakota Abortion for Rape and IncestSouth Dakota Adoption
Stem Cell
South Dakota Stem Cell Research, a General StatementSouth Dakota Stem-cell Research for Medical AdvancementsSouth Dakota Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Cloning
Cloning, a General StatementAnimal CloningHuman Cloning
Values
Values, a General StatementSouth Dakota Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Family
Family, a General StatementFamily ValuesIndecency in the MediaMarriageSouth Dakota Gay MarriageMedia Violence and SexPornographySouth Dakota Child CareSouth Dakota Foster CareSouth Dakota Adoption AssistanceSouth Dakota Child Custody and SupportBoy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Religion
Religion, a General StatementReligious Expression in South Dakota Public SchoolsSeparation of Church and StateEvolution vs. Intelligent DesignFaith-based Initiative FundingOrdination of Gay ClergyOrdination of Women Clergy
Patriotism
Patriotism, a General StatementDesecration of Flag Constitutional AmendmentDisplay and Burning of Flag
Gambling
Gambling, a General StatementSouth Dakota Lottery
Government
South Dakota State Government and Agencies, a General StatementSouth Dakota Seizing Property by Eminent DomainSouth Dakota Government Reform, a General StatementSouth Dakota Lobbying ReformSouth Dakota Influence of Special InterestsSouth Dakota Campaign Spending LimitsSouth Dakota Campaign Contribution LimitsSouth Dakota Public Funding of Political CampaignsSouth Dakota Soft-money Political ContributionsSouth Dakota Reform of Redistricting (Gerrymandering)South Dakota Voting and Election ReformSouth Dakota Regulatory Relief and Reform
Fiscal Policy
South Dakota Fiscal Policy, a General StatementSouth Dakota BudgetSouth Dakota Balanced BudgetSouth Dakota State Spending
Legal Reform
South Dakota Legal Reform, a General StatementSouth Dakota Product Liability ReformSouth Dakota Class Action ReformSouth Dakota Bankruptcy ReformSouth Dakota Medical Malpractice Reform
Jobs
South Dakota Jobs, a General StatementSouth Dakota Job GrowthSouth Dakota Quality of JobsAffirmative ActionSouth Dakota Mine Safety and HealthForeign OutsourcingSouth Dakota Child LaborSouth Dakota Occupational Safety and HealthSouth Dakota Unemployment InsuranceSouth Dakota Workers BenefitsSouth Dakota Employment DiscriminationEmployer-Employee Relations
Organized Labor
South Dakota Unions, a General StatementOrganized Labor in South DakotaDeclining Percent of Unionized WorkersCollective Bargaining
Wages
South Dakota Wages, a General StatementSouth Dakota Minimum WageSouth Dakota Wage Gap between Rich and PoorSouth Dakota Wage Gap between Men and Women
Military
Military, a General StatementSouth Dakota Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)South Dakota Reservists and National GuardSouth Dakota Military FamiliesGays in the Military
Veterans
Veterans, a General StatementVeterans' Beneifts
Science
South Dakota Science, a General StatementSouth Dakota Science Research and Development
Technology
South Dakota Radio TechnologySouth Dakota Technology, a General StatementSouth Dakota Technology Research and DevelopmentSouth Dakota Technology RegulationSafety of Technological ProductsSouth Dakota Telecommunications
Internet
Internet, a General StatementInternet GamblingInternet NeutralitySpammingSouth Dakota Taxing Internet PurchasesInternet PornographyDigital Rights Management
Agriculture
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