Hoosiers for A Conservative Senate

Issues

Pro-Illegal Immigration?

Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)

Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)

Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)

Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006) Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)

Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)

Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)

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Russia Warns US on Missile Plan, Balks on START

The New START deal limits each country to 1,550 strategic warheads, down from the current ceiling of 2,200.

The treaty doesn't prevent the U.S. from building new missile defense systems, but Russia has warned that it reserves the right to withdraw from the treaty if the United States significantly boosts its missile shield.

The treaty doesn't prevent the U.S. from building new missile defense systems, but Russia has warned that it reserves the right to withdraw from the treaty if the United States significantly boosts its missile shield.

LUGAR VOTED YES. MOST REPUBLICANS VOTED NO!

 

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

The Senate passed this bill to overhaul the nation’s food safety rules. Shortly after passage, it was pointed out the bill contains revenue raising provisions and the constitution requires bills that raise revenue to originate in the House. At this time, the strategy to move the bill forward was unclear.

LUGAR VOTED YES!

 

 Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor

On the Nomination Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor, of New York, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 08/06/2009

Confirmed: 68-31

Senate confirmed the nomination by 68 yeas 31 nays (Vote No. EX. 262), Sonia Sotomayor, of New York, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

LUGAR VOTED YES

 

Prohibiting EarMarks

11/30/2010 Prohibiting Earmarks
S Amdt 4697

LUGAR VOTED NO

Motion Rejected - Senate
(39 - 56)

Nomination of Elena Kagan

Date: 08/05/2010

Vote to confirm President Barack Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

LUGAR VOTES YES

 

Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines

07/22/2009

Vote to pass an amendment allowing individuals who have conceal and carry permits in their home state to carry concealed firearms across state lines.

LUGAR VOTED NO!

 

Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing

07/08/2009

Vote to adopt an amendment to S Amdt 1373 to HR 2892 that requires the 700 miles of reinforced fencing along the Mexico border, authorized under existing law, be completed by no later than December 31, 2010.

LUGAR VOTED NO!

David F. Hamilton, Seventh Circuit Judge

11/19/2009

Judge Hamilton, served as counsel to Senator Evan Bayh when Mr. Bayh was the state’s governor;

A senior administration official said Judge Hamilton would have the support of both Mr. Bayh, a Democrat, and the state’s other senator, Richard G. Lugar, a Republican.

A definite left-leaning judge

LUGAR VOTED YES

 

Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005

07/18/2006

Vote to pass a bill that allows for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that uses human embryonic stem cells.

LUGAR VOTED YES

 

National Volunteer Program Expansion

03/26/2009

Vote to pass a bill that establishes national community service organizations and provides funding for community service organizations and projects.

Expands the Department of Education, the Education Corps, the Healthy Futures Corps, the Clean Energy Corps, the Veterans Corps, and the Opportunity Corps. All federally funded “non-profit” organizations with no oversight. Like ACORN

LUGAR VOTED YES

 

Amtrak Reauthorization

10/01/2008

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes $16.71 billion in appropriations for Amtrak and railroad safety measures. One of the most wasteful and non-profitable government programs

LUGAR VOTED YES

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the U.S. Supreme Court

8/3/1993

The most consistently liberal judge on the Supreme Court.

“Why shouldn’t we look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad with at least as much ease as we would read a law review article written by a professor?”

Financial Responsibility?

Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)

Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)

Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)

Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)

 

Why is it time for Richard Lugar to Retire?

          1) He’s Fiscally Irresponsible.

With the exception of his opposition to ObamaCare, Lugar has gotten nearly all the big issues wrong when it comes to spending. In 2008, he voted in favor of TARP and bailouts for Fannie and Freddie and the auto industry. In 2009, Lugar voted for expansion of CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) and against a bill to return unused TARP funds. Lugar has also consistently opposed efforts to place a moratorium on earmarks. In times that call for austerity, Lugar’s susceptibility to big spending makes him a liability.

 

          2) He’s a Foe of the Second Amendment.

In the aftermath of the Tucson shootings, Senator Lugar called for the re-imposition of the expired ban on assault weapons. Meanwhile, even President Obama edged away from easy answers, and most Democrats have political sense enough to know that the American people don’t want more gun control laws.

Lugar’s support for gun control has been a hallmark of his career. Lugar holds a career “F” rating from Gun Owners of America. In 2009, Lugar voted to uphold the D.C. gun ban, while the Democratic Senate voted to overturn it by a 62-36 margin. In an era when Second Amendment advocacy is bipartisan, Lugar’s support for more gun control is a political anachronism.

 

          3) He Supports Amnesty and He’s Weak on Illegal Immigration.

Senator Lugar was a key backer of the attempt to pass the DREAM Act. His voting record shows a clear support for amnesty, federal funding for sanctuary cities, and allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.

 

          4) His Version of Bipartisanship Is Going Along with the Democrats.

The media commonly praises Lugar for being bi-partisan. However, for Lugar, bipartisanship doesn’t mean getting Democrats to back conservative measures, or even half-measures, in the interests of the American people. It means voting with the Democrats. Lugar supported the Supreme Court confirmation of Justice Kagan and Justice Sotomayor as well as the confirmation of Eric Holder for attorney general, despite serious questions about the fitness and qualification of these nominees. Lugar also opposed the McCain amendment to the START treaty to protect our nation’s missile defense program.

On any number of issues that conservatives needed to win, Lugar delivered votes for the Democrats and gave them bipartisan cover.

Information put together on this page by Patrick Cloward ~ 5th District

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