Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 2004 General Election

Candidates for U.S. Senate, Colorado

Wayne Allard - R
7340 East Caley, Suite 215Englewood, CO 80111
303.220.7414
Ben Nighthorse Campbell - R
6950 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 200Greenwood Village, CO 80111
3038434100
Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell - C
7124 Eldridge CourtArvada, CO 80004
69
Pete Coors - R
www.petecoorsforsenate.comwww.petecoorsforsenate.com
300 West Plaza Drive Suite 175Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Victor Good - REF
WWW.VOTEGOOD.USWWW.VOTEGOOD.US
PO Box 104Lewis, CO 81327
303-868-1964
Finn Gotaas - U
403 Forest Ridge RoadPine, CO 80470
John R. "Rob" Harris - I
www.harrisforussenate.comwww.harrisforussenate.com
P.O. Box 140207Lakewood, CO 80214
303-249-2092
Richard Randall - L
www.dawnforgovernor.org/www.dawnforgovernor.org/
10432 South Hyacinth StreetLittleton, CO
Ken Salazar - D
www.salazarforcolorado.comwww.salazarforcolorado.com
5140 Chase StreetDenver, CO 80212
303.455.7600
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Wayne Allard

U.S. Senator Wayne Allard is a Colorado veterinarian committed to cutting taxes, eliminating the deficit, returning power to state and local governments and assuring the security of America both at home and abroad.

In December of 2004, Senator Allard was appointed to serve on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee in the 109th Congress, where he will be working to shape the nation's spending priorities and to ensure that Colorado's people and projects receive federal support where it is most needed.

He serves as well on the Senate Budget Committee. As a fiscal conservative, Senator Allard believes that Congress must reduce wasteful spending and strive for a balanced budget.

He is also a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Housing and Transportation Subcommittee; additionally, he serves on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and the Subcommittee on Securities and Investments. During the first session of the 108th Congress, Senator Allard successfully secured the passage of the American Dream Down Payment Act, which will help thousand of first-time home buyers realize the American dream of home ownership.

In January 2005, Senator Allard was reappointed by Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell to serve as a Deputy Majority Whip. He is also the Chairman of the Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, and the Space Caucus.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

I will vote the Constitution.

Pete Coors

At this critical crossroads in American history, I believe we are all called to step up to even greater service. That's why I'm running for the U.S. Senate.

In a U.S. Senate dominated by lawyers and professional politicians I believe there is room for at least one new Senator with real-world business experience, bringing fresh perspective and new leadership to a Congress too often gridlocked by stale ideas and political gridlock. With your help, I can be that Senator.

Working together we can reduce the crushing tax burden, create more good-paying jobs, help parents get the best education for their children, and protect our special quality of life. And we can pull together to protect our homeland, keeping us safe from terrorism.

We can do these things and more - if we step up together.

Victor Good

The US Senate race in Colorado has come down to a choice of the Good, the Bad or the Ugly!

We've all heard enough from Mr. Salazar and Mr. Coors! Enough of the Bad and the Ugly!

It's time to vote for "GOOD"!

Take advantage of your opportunity to support Victor Good for US Senate. CALL 10 PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND ASK THEM TO VOTE FOR VICTOR GOOD FOR SENATE. Ask them to pass the word to 10 more people with the same request. DO IT NOW- EARLY VOTING HAS STARTED!!!!

HELP THROW THE BALANCE OF POWER IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO AN INDEPENDENT REFORMER WHO IS UNCORRUPTED BY THE PAC AND SPECIAL INTEREST CONTRIBUTIONS THAT HAVE CORRUPTED OUR POLITICAL PROCESS.

The voters are currently only hearing about THE BAD & THE UGLY - let's make them aware of "GOOD"!!

DON'T FORGET THIS RACE CAN HAVE SERIOUS NATIONAL IMPACT!

The balance of power is at stake in the US Senate, and an Independent Reformer could be the swing vote. Colorado is equally divided between Independents, Democrats and Republicans. The major party candidates are spending millions of dollars and the voters are being turned off by the whole ordeal and are looking for a viable option. The Colorado media and the major parties don't even want to acknowledge that there's an Independent choice. A choice for "GOOD" government. The Victor Good for Senate campaign accepts no contributions from special interests or corporations--just from voters like you who care about the future of our country.

If you believe in TRUE freedoms, if you believe that the underdog can win, if you believe the political system in this country needs a shock,

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE FOR GOOD!

visit web site at- WWW.VOTEGOOD.US

Finn Gotaas

The most important issues facing America today:

1. Universal Health Care - My plan calls for a privately administered, federally funded (with federal taxes and a 'Graduated Corporate Health Care Contribution) program that is affordable for everyone. It is vital to the entire nations welfare that we provide this benefit for all. It could be model on or an extension of the government employees plan in Washington D. C.

2. Education - Increase funding, increase Social Skills, Languages and Arts programs. Delay other fiscal programs if necessary and de-emphasize national test scores.

3. Social Security - Preserve and enhance. My plan calls for using this years surplus, approximately 89 million dollars, by giving it to national banks to used for loans and mortgages with a percentage of the profits paid to the fund. This will preserve and enhance the principal and return money to the economy.

4. Security - Instead of using our national resources to fight so called 'wars of liberation' , because the Iraq conflict was neither justified nor imminently necessary; once our needs are met at home we should use our resources to perform worldwide acts of kindness, i.e. clean drinking water for everyone, win their hearts and then their minds and earn everyone's' respect, instead of making enemies.

John R. "Rob" Harris

I would like to invite you to join with me in sending Washington D.C. a message: We want our Civil Liberties protected. I am an Independent who represents the citizens of Colorado, not political party interests. I first registered as an Independent in September of 2001 after the first Patriot Act was passed. I decided in 2003 to run for the United States Senate after the press release of the 2nd Patriot Act. We have also witnessed the worst fiscal irresponsibility in Washington ever seen. I can no longer stand by as Washington continues to eviscerate our Bill of Rights and Constitution.

Richard Randall

I believe that the values of American individualism and freedom, rooted in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, form the basis for our national unity and are the essential elements of our national strength. My positions on the issues facing this nation are consistent with these documents and are based upon the princples of the Libertarian Party.

Libertarian Party - Statement of Principles: "We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose."

Ken Salazar

Ken Salazar was elected to the United States Senate in November 2004 as Colorado's thirty-fifth United States Senator.

A fifth generation Coloradan, Ken and his family have been farmers and ranchers in the San Luis Valley since before Colorado became a state. As Colorado's Senator, Ken Salazar fights for Colorado's people. He champions a strong defense and homeland security, including military, veterans and law enforcement needs; economic opportunity and security, including energy independence; revitalizing rural America and agriculture; affordable health care; and protecting America's land and water.

Salazar helped lead the successful bipartisan effort to pass the National Energy Policy Act of 2005, an important first step toward energy independence. He has since helped form a bipartisan coalition of ten Senators pressing for greater use of renewable fuels and improved motor vehicle efficiency. He worked with Republicans and Democrats to reauthorize the PATRIOT Act so that it provides our Nation's law enforcement agencies with the tools necessary to fight terrorism while at the same time ensuring that our basic constitutional rights are protected. Senator Salazar has also partnered with Arizona Senator John McCain to propose a national, non-partisan commission to undertake a fresh review of health care in America, and to develop real solutions to our health care crisis.

Ken is a member of five Senate Committees: Agriculture, Energy & Natural Resources, Veterans Affairs, Ethics, and Aging.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Wayne Allard

Senator Allard was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, on December 2, 1943, and raised on a ranch near Walden, Colorado. Allard married Joan Malcolm. The Allards raised their two daughters, Christi and Cheryl, in Loveland and have five grandsons.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Male; Age:58; Widowed; Children:Jennifer, Amanda, and Sean; Home Town:Arvada, CO

Pete Coors

Male; Age:58; Married; Spouse:Marilyn; Children:Father of six children; Place of Birth:Golden, CO; Home Town:Golden, CO

Victor Good

WWW.VOTEGOOD.US; Age:WWW.VOTEGOOD.US; WWW.VOTEGOOD.US; Spouse:WWW.VOTEGOOD.US; Children:WWW.VOTEGOOD.US; Place of Birth:WWW.VOTEGOOD.US; Home Town:WWW.VOTEGOOD.US

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

Male; Age:37; Married 16 years; Spouse:Ann, 34; Children:Chelsi, 15; AnnaChristina, 13; Jakob, 11; Eli, 9; Zedekiah, 5, John, 2; Place of Birth:California; Home Town:Lakewood, Colorado

Richard Randall

Male; Age:47; Divorced; reside in Highlands Ranch, CO

Ken Salazar

Born on March 2, 1955, in Colorado, Salazar is married to Hope and has two children: Melinda and Andrea.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Wayne Allard

Allard received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1968.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

AA, Engineering Technology, DeAnza Community College, Cupertino, CA, 1969

BS, Business Administration, University of Colorado, 1974

Pete Coors

bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Cornell University master's degree in business administration from the University of Denver in 1970

Victor Good

WWW.VOTEGOOD.US WWW.VOTEGOOD.US WWW.VOTEGOOD.US

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

Rocky Mountain High School, Byron Wy 1985

Lettered in Basketball and Track

Numerous Math awards

F.F.A. vice-president 2 yrs.

Student Council AA - Psychology - Northwest Collge, Powell, WY - 1989

Certificate of Graduation - Accounting Management - Barnes Business College, Denver, CO - 1991

BA - Psychology - Regis University, Denver, CO 1994

P.O.S.T. Certification - Red Rocks Police Academy, Lakewood, CO 1995

Richard Randall

Degree in Electronic Sciences.

Ken Salazar

Salazar received a political science degree from Colorado College in 1977 received a law degree in 1981 from the University of Michigan.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Wayne Allard

Allards built their veterinary practice in Loveland, the Allard Animal Hospital, from scratch. Allard served as Health Officer for City of Loveland in 1970-1978 and as Chair of Board of Health in 1980.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Teacher, engineering technician

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

WWW.VOTEGOOD.US WWW.VOTEGOOD.US

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

1990-04 Independent Contractor, Denver Newspaper Agency

1996-03 Police Officer, Morrison P.D.

1996-97 ATM Technician, Bantek

1995-96 Security Officer, American Protective Services

1990-94 Corrections Counselor, Independence House

1989-90 Juvenile Facility Manager, Youth Benefits Unlimited

Richard Randall

Management Consultant.

Ken Salazar

Ken has been a farmer and rancher in the San Luis Valley, a natural resources lawyer, and small business owner much of his life. He and his wife have owned radio stations in Pueblo and Denver and have owned and operated a Dairy Queen in Westminster. Ken Salazar has also served as the chief legal counsel to the Governor, chairman of the Rio Grande Compact Commission, and practiced water, environmental and public lands law for eleven years in the private sector.

From 1990 to 1994 Ken Salazar served in the Cabinet of Governor Roy Romer as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Among his accomplishments as executive director, Ken crafted reforms for oil, mining, and gas operations to better protect the environment and the public, protected Colorado's interstate water compacts, and created the Youth in Natural Resources program that allowed thousands of Colorado's young people to work on and learn about Colorado's natural resources. And he co-authored the Colorado constitutional amendment creating Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), led the successful campaign for its passage, and served as its first chairman. GOCO is the most successful land conservation effort in modern Colorado history.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Wayne Allard

None.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

U.S. Air Force Reserve ; Years of Service:1966-71

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

N/A ; Years of Service:0

Richard Randall

None

Ken Salazar

None.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Wayne Allard

American Veterinarian Medical Association

Colorado Veterinarian Medical Association

Loveland Rotary Club.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

His numerous and diverse civic responsibilities include serving as a trustee and member of the executive board of the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the National Western Stock Show Association executive committee. He also is a member of the International Chapter of Young Presidents Organization and a trustee for the Seeds of Hope Foundation. Pete serves as Chairman for the Vision 2006 Campaign for Johnson & Wales University at Denver and is a board member of the University of Colorado Hospital.

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

; Board of Directors - Jefferson County Youth Alcohol Intervention Program (Y.A.I.P.) 2001-2003

Richard Randall

I actively support FreedomWorks Colorado and Colorado Citizens for Property Rights.

Ken Salazar

Attorney General Salazar has served on many boards and commissions including six years as Chair of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and selection committees for United States Attorney and Federal District Court judges. He has served on many nonprofit boards. He is currently a member of the American Farmland Trust President's Council and the Board of Trustees of Colorado College.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Wayne Allard

Allard represented Larimer and Weld Counties in the Colorado State Senate from 1983 to 1990. He was best known during his time in the Colorado State Senate for sponsoring the state law that limits state legislative sessions to 120 days, preserving the concept of a "citizen-legislator." Senator Allard served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 4th Congressional District from 1991 to 1996.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Currently serving second term as the Legislative Director for the Libertarian Party of Colorado.

Ken Salazar

Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Ken Salazar served for six years as Colorado's 36th Attorney General from 1999 through 2004, winning statewide elections to that office in 1998 and 2002. Ken served as chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General and received the "Profiles in Courage" award from his fellow state attorneys general in recognition of his dedication to preserving and promoting the rule of law. Ken Salazar led efforts to fight crime and to make Colorado communities safer, strengthen the state's sex offender laws, address youth and family violence, enhance and enforce Colorado's consumer protection laws, combat fraud against the elderly, and protect Colorado's environment.

As Attorney General Ken Salazar established the first-ever Colorado Attorney General Fugitive Prosecutions Unit to apprehend and prosecute fugitive murderers, the first-ever Attorney General Gang Prosecution Unit, and an Environmental Crimes Unit.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Wayne Allard

Protestant.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

Catholic Previous Affiliations:Episcopalian

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (L.D.S.) Beliefs:I have a strong belief in family values. A country is only as strong as its families are. Thus I will introduce legislation that will help preserve and protect families.

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Catholic

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Wayne Allard

Allards built their veterinary practice in Loveland, the Allard Animal Hospital, from scratch.

In December of 2004, Senator Allard was appointed to serve on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee in the 109th Congress. He serves as well on the Senate Budget Committee.

He is also a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Housing and Transportation Subcommittee; additionally, he serves on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and the Subcommittee on Securities and Investments. During the first session of the 108th Congress, Senator Allard successfully secured the passage of the American Dream Down Payment Act, which will help thousand of first-time home buyers realize the American dream of home ownership.

In January 2005, Senator Allard was reappointed by Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell to serve as a Deputy Majority Whip. He is also the Chairman of the Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, and the Space Caucus.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

From 1990 to 1994 Ken Salazar served in the Cabinet of Governor Roy Romer as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Among his accomplishments as executive director, Ken crafted reforms for oil, mining, and gas operations to better protect the environment and the public, protected Colorado's interstate water compacts, and created the Youth in Natural Resources program that allowed thousands of Colorado's young people to work on and learn about Colorado's natural resources. And he co-authored the Colorado constitutional amendment creating Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), led the successful campaign for its passage, and served as its first chairman. GOCO is the most successful land conservation effort in modern Colorado history.

Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Ken Salazar served for six years as Colorado's 36th Attorney General from 1999 through 2004, winning statewide elections to that office in 1998 and 2002. Ken served as chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General and received the "Profiles in Courage" award from his fellow state attorneys general in recognition of his dedication to preserving and promoting the rule of law.

Salazar helped lead the successful bipartisan effort to pass the National Energy Policy Act of 2005, an important first step toward energy independence. He has since helped form a bipartisan coalition of ten Senators pressing for greater use of renewable fuels and improved motor vehicle efficiency. He worked with Republicans and Democrats to reauthorize the PATRIOT Act so that it provides our Nation's law enforcement agencies with the tools necessary to fight terrorism while at the same time ensuring that our basic constitutional rights are protected. Senator Salazar has also partnered with Arizona Senator John McCain to propose a national, non-partisan commission to undertake a fresh review of health care in America, and to develop real solutions to our health care crisis.

Ken is a [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

National Security & Terrorism
Homeland Security, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Following the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 Congress created the Department of Homeland Security to respond to the rising threat of terrorism on our soil. The Department of Homeland Security and efforts by our military to root out the sources of terrorism around the globe will serve to make both America and world a safer place. As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security I am committed to securing our borders, enhancing transportation security, and crafting practical partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. I am also interested in promoting homeland security by increasing our capacity to deal with infectious diseases and bioterrorism.

We must continue to take proper steps to defend our homeland and ensure that American citizens remain safe. We can only do this with a strong and effective defense. Iraq must remain a top priority and winning in Iraq is a huge component of winning the war on terror. We must allocate the necessary resources and tools for our troops on the ground, as they continue to sacrifice themselves for the defense of the United States.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

The highest duty of any government is the protection and safety of its people. As Colorado's Attorney General, I am keenly aware of this solemn obligation. The security of our country and our citizens, at home and around the globe, is one of the most significant challenges for America. Unfortunately, although Washington talks about the war on terror, our homeland is not more secure.

Until recently, our enemies were hostile states, with governments that, however misguided, were nonetheless keen on their own self-preservation and ultimately hoped to avoid war with the United States. Today, however, our enemies include a constantly changing array of terrorists, weapons proliferators, organized crime affiliates, and shadowy individuals and organizations. Longstanding religious, ethnic, cultural or tribal conflicts and grudges form the basis for some of their hateful motivation. In the 21st century, our enemies are diverse, dynamic, unpredictable, and constantly evolving. Although there is no military power that can challenge America today or in the foreseeable future, these new enemies pose new challenges. They embrace conflict and do not care about self-preservation. Their goal is not to defeat our armed forces, but to defeat our spirit.

The extermination of international terrorism is our highest national priority. We need to re-gather our friends and allies to this essential international goal, a goal we all share.

We must also commit ourselves to fight terror without sacrificing the very freedoms we are fighting to protect. Many terrorists see our way of life and our personal freedoms as a direct challenge: We are democratic, they are autocratic; we value diversity, they demand religious, cultural or political uniformity; we look forward to a future of peace, they look back to a past of violence. If we sacrifice our freedoms and values in the name of war on terror, then we give the terrorists their first victory. By protecting the rights and liberties that [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Making Our Homeland More Secure
Wayne Allard

Following the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 Congress created the Department of Homeland Security to respond to the rising threat of terrorism on our soil. The Department of Homeland Security and efforts by our military to root out the sources of terrorism around the globe will serve to make both America and world a safer place. As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security I am committed to securing our borders, enhancing transportation security, and crafting practical partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. I am also interested in promoting homeland security by increasing our capacity to deal with infectious diseases and bioterrorism.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

The number one job of our federal government as outlined in the Constitution is protecting our homeland and keeping us safe from enemies. Today, our nation confronts enemies like we have never seen. Those enemies seek to destroy all we, and those who cherish freedom hold dear.

We're blessed by the brave men and women who wear our nation's uniform and safeguard our freedom. I believe we must give our military the resources they need so they can continue to be the best fighting force in the world.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

Instead of using our national resources to fight so called 'wars of liberation' , because the Iraq conflict was neither justified nor imminently necessary; once our needs are met at home we should use our resources to perform worldwide acts of kindness, i.e. clean drinking water for everyone, win their hearts and then their minds and earn everyone's' respect, instead of making enemies.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

The highest duty of any government is the protection and safety of its people. As Colorado's Attorney General, I am keenly aware of this solemn obligation. The security of our country and our citizens, at home and around the globe, is one of the most significant challenges for America. Unfortunately, although Washington talks about the war on terror, our homeland is not more secure.

None of what we must do to meet the challenges of national defense and homeland security is easy or inexpensive. But failure to act aggressively and wisely will cost more in the long run, both in terms of human lives, and the impact on our economy, security, and freedom.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

The bipartisan September 11 Commission's report and recommendations to improve our intelligence services cannot be ignored. I believe that business as usual is not acceptable and the commission's report simply cannot be put on a shelf to gather dust, as was done with the Hart-Rudman Commission pre-9/11 terrorism report.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Bioterrorism
Wayne Allard

I am particularly interested in promoting homeland security by increasing our capacity to deal with infectious diseases and bioterrorism. Veterinarians have a special expertise in preventing and controlling diseases such as anthrax, West Nile Virus, and bird flu. Yet, there is a critical shortage of veterinarians working in public health practice, and the nation's veterinary medical colleges do not have the capacity to meet the need. I believe that we should assist them in expanding their training programs for public health professionals.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Wayne Allard

Following the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 Congress created the Department of Homeland Security to respond to the rising threat of terrorism on our soil. The Department of Homeland Security and efforts by our military to root out the sources of terrorism around the globe will serve to make both America and world a safer place. As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security I am committed to securing our borders, enhancing transportation security, and crafting practical partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Wayne Allard

I am committed to crafting practical partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Our intelligence agencies must be shaken up. As the events of the last several years show, we simply must improve intelligence gathering and coordination, so that future attacks on America can be prevented and decisions to send our armed forces on foreign missions are based on more accurate information. Finger-pointing is divisive and unproductive, but denial is even more dangerous. We now know that there were intelligence failures leading up to 9/11. We now know that the claims made to Congress, the American public, and to the world about the imminent threat posed by the Iraqi regime on which the decision to go to war was ostensibly made, were based upon flawed intelligence estimates. We must do better.

We must prioritize the dissemination of intelligence from all sources. Nearly three years after 9/11, the federal government still maintains a host of separate Terrorist Watch Lists, and the sharing of information with state and local law enforcement agencies remains disturbingly uneven.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Local First Responders
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Local law enforcement, fire departments and emergency health care providers will be the first responders in the event of terrorist attack. First responders must be able to distinguish between conventional, radiological, chemical and biological attacks and to provide the appropriate response. These critical tasks require proper training and equipment. Nearly three years after September 11, our first responders are still awaiting adequate training and equipment. As Colorado's chief law enforcement officer and chairman of the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, Ken Salazar has worked with first responders all across our state on training and preparedness. He understands the reality of the demands made upon them and the lack of funding that hampers their departments. Playing shell games with federal funding by moving dollars from an existing program to a new program labeled "homeland defense" does not increase the net dollars available to these agencies. Ken Salazar will fight to increase support for our first responders.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

War on Terror, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Since September 11th, 2001, our enemies have tested our love for freedom by declaring a war on our ideals and way of life. The outcome of the Global War on Terror against ruthless criminals will determine our will and commitment to the true ideals of freedom. I am grateful to our men and women in uniform and committed to provide necessary resources required to prevail over those wishing us harm.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

War on Terrorism Policies
Wayne Allard

Since September 11th, 2001, our enemies have tested our love for freedom by declaring a war on our ideals and way of life. The outcome of the Global War on Terror against ruthless criminals will determine our will and commitment to the true ideals of freedom. I am grateful to our men and women in uniform and committed to provide necessary resources required to prevail over those wishing us harm.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

See above.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Immigration
Immigration, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I feel that the U.S. immigration system is in need of reform. It is important to make a clear distinction between illegal and legal immigration. We must crack down on all illegal immigration. I feel we should not reward illegal behavior with citizenship. As for legal immigrants, I favor strong sponsorship requirements and other policies, which aim to ensure that immigrants enter this country as productive members of society in pursuit of opportunity, not public assistance. As Americans, we must not forget that many of our forefathers were immigrants who had a strong sense of personal responsibility and who established the strong foundations of individualism which have made this country what it is today.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Current immigration law is not working. I support stronger border enforcement and efforts that would crack down on illegal human trafficking. A bipartisan effort in the Senate, which I believe provides a good platform for this important discussion, would strengthen national security, fix the current visa system, improve economic stability, and provide an opportunity for some presently undocumented workers to gain legal status.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Immigration Reform
Wayne Allard

I feel that the U.S. immigration system is in need of reform. It is important to make a clear distinction between illegal and legal immigration. We must crack down on all illegal immigration. I feel we should not reward illegal behavior with citizenship. As for legal immigrants, I favor strong sponsorship requirements and other policies, which aim to ensure that immigrants enter this country as productive members of society in pursuit of opportunity, not public assistance. As Americans, we must not forget that many of our forefathers were immigrants who had a strong sense of personal responsibility and who established the strong foundations of individualism which have made this country what it is today.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
Wayne Allard

We must crack down on all illegal immigration. I feel we should not reward illegal behavior with citizenship.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Opposes amnesty for illegal aliens. Supports more interior enforcement of immigration laws.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Current immigration law is not working. I support stronger border enforcement and efforts that would crack down on illegal human trafficking. A bipartisan effort in the Senate, which I believe provides a good platform for this important discussion, would strengthen national security, fix the current visa system, improve economic stability, and provide an opportunity for some presently undocumented workers to gain legal status.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Guest Worker Program
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Opposes large-scale importation of workers.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Securing Our Borders
Wayne Allard

I am committed to securing our borders.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

Notwithstanding claims that significant new funding has been authorized for homeland security, modest increases in border patrol officers, customs agents and Immigration and Naturalization Service agents will not change the reality on the ground. Our air passenger, air cargo, seaport and sea cargo security systems are not sufficiently upgraded. The security of our nuclear and private chemical production facilities needs greater attention. If we want these agencies to be more effective in preventing infiltration of our borders by terrorists and in tracking suspects who are already here. We need to allocate the necessary funds for hiring and training.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Wayne Allard

It is important to make a clear distinction between illegal and legal immigration. We must crack down on all illegal immigration. I feel we should not reward illegal behavior with citizenship.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Americanization
Wayne Allard

I favor strong sponsorship requirements and other policies, which aim to ensure that immigrants enter this country as productive members of society in pursuit of opportunity, not public assistance.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Gay & Lesbian
Gay Rights, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

As the core social institution of our society, marriage in the United States should be defined as it has been in every civilization around the world for thousands of years: marriage is the union between a man and a woman. The definition of marriage is far too important to leave open to interpretation by unelected activist courts. In response to recent efforts by activist judges to experiment with this vital social institution I have sponsored an amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman and leaving all other questions of partnership, civil unions or contractual relationships to state legislatures.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. I oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment. I support expanding hate crimes laws to include sexual orientation, and I support laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Gay Marriage
Wayne Allard

As the core social institution of our society, marriage in the United States should be defined as it has been in every civilization around the world for thousands of years: marriage is the union between a man and a woman.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

I believe marriage is between a man and woman. I oppose the activist judges who try to change the traditional definition of marriage.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

The government has no authority legislating conditions for marriage.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

This question is completely irrelevant.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Wayne Allard

As the core social institution of our society, marriage in the United States should be defined as it has been in every civilization around the world for thousands of years: marriage is the union between a man and a woman. The definition of marriage is far too important to leave open to interpretation by unelected activist courts. In response to recent efforts by activist judges to experiment with this vital social institution I have sponsored an amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman and leaving all other questions of partnership, civil unions or contractual relationships to state legislatures.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Oppose

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Domestic Partnerships
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Opposed to same-sex adoption and partnership rights.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Civil Unions
Wayne Allard

I have sponsored an amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman and leaving all other questions of partnership, civil unions or contractual relationships to state legislatures.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

States

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Legislation for Hate Crimes
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I support expanding hate crimes laws to include sexual orientation.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I realize that the future of our homeland greatly depends on security, trade, freedom, and opportunity beyond the country's borders. I support the Administration's Millennium Challenge Project that provides assistance to developing nations that are pursuing political and economic reforms. I will continue to help those people around the world who are striving to live in a free and democratic society.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Protection of the human rights was the most important issue when the Founding Fathers established the Union. The United States continues to be a leader of democracy and human rights in the international arena, helping secure the peace, deter aggression, promote rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and assist during humanitarian crises. I have worked closely with my colleagues and the current Administration to spread democracy and prevent human rights violations worldwide, regardless of people's political, ethnic, or religious affiliation.

With free and fair trade opening up foreign markets, we export our number one commodity--democracy.

UNITED NATIONS

I believe the U.N should remain true to its initial Charter of serving as an international body aimed at solving international issues through diplomatic means. Over the last several decades, the United Nations has followed a pattern of big government solutions and encroachment on the sovereignty of its member nations. As the investigation of the several U.N. programs continues, I am committed to reforming the U.N.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Foreign Aid
Wayne Allard

I realize that the future of our homeland greatly depends on security, trade, freedom, and opportunity beyond the country's borders. I support the Administration's Millennium Challenge Corporation that provides assistance to developing nations that are pursuing political and economic reforms. If fully implemented, the initiative would represent one of the largest increases in foreign aid spending in history. I will continue to help those people around the world who are striving to live in a free and democratic society.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

North Korea
Wayne Allard

I am very concerned about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction from countries like Iran and North Korea, and believe that it is one of the greatest threats we face today. The possibility that a terrorist organization may acquire such a weapon grows as more unstable regimes develop weapons of mass destruction. It is my firm believe that the United States must do all it can to stop the spread of these weapons.

Although I agree that diplomacy should always be the primary means of negotiation with North Korea, I believe that we must also recognize the reality of situations and understand that further actions may be necessary. North Korea has referred to UN sanctions as a "declaration of war," and their continued disregard for diplomatic attempts made by several nations demonstrates their unwillingness to work with the international community. I believe that this situation in North Korea highlights our country's need for a national missile defense system.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Promotion of Democracy Around World
Wayne Allard

Protection of the human rights was the most important issue when the Founding Fathers established the Union. The United States continues to be a leader of democracy and human rights in the international arena, helping secure the peace, deter aggression, promote rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and assist during humanitarian crises. I have worked closely with my colleagues and the current Administration to spread democracy and prevent human rights violations worldwide, regardless of people's political, ethnic, or religious affiliation.

With free and fair trade opening up foreign markets, we export our number one commodity--democracy.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

United Nations (UN)
Wayne Allard

I believe the U.N should remain true to its initial Charter of serving as an international body aimed at solving international issues through diplomatic means. Over the last several decades, the United Nations has followed a pattern of big government solutions and encroachment on the sovereignty of its member nations. As the investigation of the several U.N. programs continues, I am committed to reforming the U.N.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Worldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Wayne Allard

I support the Administration's efforts to fight the increasing threat presented by the surge of HIV/AIDS and other infections diseases facing the world today. I am confident that the $6.55 billion in U.S. assistance spent in just the last two years to countries in Africa and the Caribbean will make a positive impact. No other country matches our efforts to combat these diseases. I continue to work together with my colleagues and the Administration to monitor the situation and take necessary steps to solve this international crisis.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Jobs
Jobs, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I support programs that continue to help lower-income and other individuals achieve job training success. Some of these programs include youth and adult job training and coaching, dislocated worker programs, youth job corps programs and grants, and workforce training for U.S. veterans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

As a small businessman and farmer, I know that private enterprise, not government, creates jobs. But government policies and priorities can make a difference to families and businesses, and Washington has an obligation to act responsibly, and fairly, when it comes to federal spending, the deficit and tax and fiscal policy.

Unfortunately, too many families are struggling, feeling the pain of job cuts and insecurity, and their dreams for the future put on hold or changed forever. I want to be a voice in the Senate for those families.

One of my highest priorities will be to promote policies that create jobs and economic opportunity. I will work with business and community leaders throughout Colorado to achieve that goal.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Foreign Job Outsourcing
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Yes, absolutely. We should not reward companies for shipping American jobs overseas.

Under my plan, companies with at least 90 percent domestic production would receive favorable tax treatment, as would their stockholders. Stockholders would pay lower taxes on dividend income and no capital gains in common stock held at least five years. We should give stockholders a reason to demand domestic production.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Affirmative Action
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Libertarians are opposed to Affirmative Action.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Job Growth
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

Creating jobs and strengthening the economy is at the top of my agenda. With 35 years of business experience, it's a topic that I understand. Big, growing, burdensome government gets in the way of job creation and job preservation. That's why I am committed to streamlining government, reducing red tape and bureaucracy on business, simplifying the tax code, and tackling the tough issue of tort reform and frivolous lawsuits.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Eliminate various taxes and regulations.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

As a small businessman and farmer, I know that private enterprise, not government, creates jobs. But government policies and priorities can make a difference to families and businesses, and Washington has an obligation to act responsibly, and fairly, when it comes to federal spending, the deficit and tax and fiscal policy.

Unfortunately, too many families are struggling, feeling the pain of job cuts and insecurity, and their dreams for the future put on hold or changed forever. I want to be a voice in the Senate for those families.

One of my highest priorities will be to promote policies that create jobs and economic opportunity. I will work with business and community leaders throughout Colorado to achieve that goal.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Workers Benefits
Wayne Allard

I support programs that continue to help lower-income and other individuals achieve job training success. Some of these programs include youth and adult job training and coaching, dislocated worker programs, youth job corps programs and grants, and workforce training for U.S. veterans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Employment Discrimination
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I support laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Economy
Economy, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I will be an independent voice for agriculture and our rural economy and small towns. Economically, Colorado has become two states -- many parts prosperous, dynamic, and growing, and others poorer, stagnant, and shrinking. I want to prevent the permanent creation of "Two Colorados."

The federal government has had a long and important role in helping rural economies, from the Homestead Act designed to bring settlers west to the efforts of President Kennedy to revitalize Appalachia. The time is ripe for a similar effort today.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Stimulating the Economy
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I will be an independent voice for agriculture and our rural economy and small towns. Economically, Colorado has become two states -- many parts prosperous, dynamic, and growing, and others poorer, stagnant, and shrinking. I want to prevent the permanent creation of "Two Colorados."

The federal government has had a long and important role in helping rural economies, from the Homestead Act designed to bring settlers west to the efforts of President Kennedy to revitalize Appalachia. The time is ripe for a similar effort today.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Taxes
Taxes, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

In recent years, Congress has made important strides in reducing the tax burden on Americans. We have expanded the child tax credit, expanded eligibility for the lowest tax bracket, provided marriage penalty relief, and begun to eliminate the death penalty. While I have supported these tax cuts, I agree with the President that we need to undertake fundamental tax reform. The current tax code is far too large, complex, and burdensome. While this would involve the elimination of deductions and credits, it would more than be offset by a lower rate. While I was a member of the Colorado State legislature we implemented a 5 percent flat tax for Colorado. I believe we need to take similar action on the federal level I am also willing to consider a national sales tax or other ideas. This is appealing in that it would allow for elimination of the IRS. However, mechanisms would have to be put into place to ensure that the collection burden on small businesses would not be excessive, and that the income tax could not be resurrected. Unless the 16th Amendment were to be repealed, Americans could end up with both an income tax and a consumption tax.

Whatever specific proposals are considered, my priority is to ensure that any reform is a benefit to the middle class, which has borne much of the burden of the current system. Any reform should also reward savings and investment and promote economic growth and job creation. Finally, a new, simpler system must not penalize marriage or family and should protect the rights of taxpayers.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No one likes paying more taxes. But we must have a fairer tax policy that rewards work, not just wealth. We need to be realistic: we cannot fund a strong national defense, homeland security, continue the war and nation-building in Iraq, as well as address education, health care, infrastructure and other domestic needs, at the same time that we permanently and significantly reduce our revenue base. Those who suggest we can safely increase spending while we permanently decrease taxes risk crippling the economic future of our nation.

I support corporate tax changes that encourage domestic investment. Companies with domestic production would see their tax rate cut by up to 3.5 percent. We must reward companies for manufacturing goods in the U.S. by linking the size of the tax cut with the amount of goods produced here at home.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Tax Code
Wayne Allard

The current tax code is far too large, complex, and burdensome. While this would involve the elimination of deductions and credits, it would more than be offset by a lower rate.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Tax Reform
Wayne Allard

In recent years, Congress has made important strides in reducing the tax burden on Americans. We have expanded the child tax credit, expanded eligibility for the lowest tax bracket, provided marriage penalty relief, and begun to eliminate the death penalty. While I have supported these tax cuts, I agree with the President that we need to undertake fundamental tax reform. The current tax code is far too large, complex, and burdensome. While this would involve the elimination of deductions and credits, it would more than be offset by a lower rate. While I was a member of the Colorado State legislature we implemented a 5 percent flat tax for Colorado. I believe we need to take similar action on the federal level I am also willing to consider a national sales tax or other ideas. This is appealing in that it would allow for elimination of the IRS. However, mechanisms would have to be put into place to ensure that the collection burden on small businesses would not be excessive, and that the income tax could not be resurrected. Unless the 16th Amendment were to be repealed, Americans could end up with both an income tax and a consumption tax.

Whatever specific proposals are considered, my priority is to ensure that any reform is a benefit to the middle class, which has borne much of the burden of the current system. Any reform should also reward savings and investment and promote economic growth and job creation. Finally, a new, simpler system must not penalize marriage or family and should protect the rights of taxpayers.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I support corporate tax changes that encourage domestic investment. Companies with domestic production would see their tax rate cut by up to 3.5 percent. We must reward companies for manufacturing goods in the U.S. by linking the size of the tax cut with the amount of goods produced here at home.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Corporate Income Taxes
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I support corporate tax changes that encourage domestic investment. Companies with domestic production would see their tax rate cut by up to 3.5 percent. We must reward companies for manufacturing goods in the U.S. by linking the size of the tax cut with the amount of goods produced here at home.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Wayne Allard

We have begun to eliminate the death penalty.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Taxes Policy
Wayne Allard

Whatever specific proposals are considered, my priority is to ensure that any reform is a benefit to the middle class, which has borne much of the burden of the current system. Any reform should also reward savings and investment and promote economic growth and job creation. Finally, a new, simpler system must not penalize marriage or family and should protect the rights of taxpayers.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

National Sales Tax
Wayne Allard

I am willing to consider a national sales tax or other ideas.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Marriage Penalty
Wayne Allard

We have provided marriage penalty relief.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

2001 Tax Cuts
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

I will fight to make the tax cuts permanent. Millions of Coloradans are benefitting from the tax cuts. Unlike my opponent, I would like to see this continue.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No, it is not fiscally responsible to do so.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Tax Credits for College
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

Yes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Child Tax Credit
Wayne Allard

We have expanded the child tax credit.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Corporate Tax Loopholes
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Yes, absolutely.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Education
Education, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

It is important that education remain locally controlled. Those closest to the students are in the best position to know their educational needs. Parents and school boards should be able to tailor educational curriculum to local needs. Federal financial support should not encumber local programs with federal mandates. After all, the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and it is essential that we prepare them for what lies ahead. We must continue to search for ways to make a good system of education even better.

I believe that education needs to be easier to attain through loans, grants, and scholarships. The price of education is increasingly high, but so are efforts to manage loans, develop community education sponsorship programs, explore grant and fellowship opportunities, and reign in many of the spiraling education costs students face. I feel the obligation of working, borrowing, and paying for an education is as good an investment as a young person can make.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

My parents always said they couldn't give us riches, but they could give us an education. All eight of us children went to school in the San Luis Valley, and then on to college. My education helped with everything I have achieved in life. Now I want to help insure that every child has the same opportunity to succeed.

Colorado's future, indeed the nation's future, continues to depend on how well we educate our children. In our democratic and diverse society, our public schools have been a unifying force for 300 years. Nine of 10 American children attend K-12 public schools, including my two daughters. Ensuring that our public schools provide a quality education is the key to improving our economy, insuring our ability to compete and interact internationally, strengthening our military, bettering our foreign policy and, fundamentally, making America a better place.

The funding and support for public education, both K-12 and higher education, is primarily a state and local government function. However, for decades the federal government has provided secondary financial support and general guidance. Passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 is a continuation of the federal government's involvement. This law mandates that all school children meet standards for proficiency in reading and math, and also establishes requirements for school performance, student testing, teacher training, and other matters important to the success of our public schools. While the purposes are worthy, the law has proven to be inflexible and unnecessarily punitive and must be fixed. The requirements of No Child Left Behind are important, but are also costly. Washington has not kept its end of the bargain, and has shortchanged our schools by billions of dollars. These unfunded federal mandates are unfair and place enormous burdens on local schools and state governments.

In the Senate, one of my highest priorities will be to help make sure that Washington is responsive and respo [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

'No Child Left Behind' is a failure on more than one level. It may be workable but the federal government, which mandated the program did nothing to fund the program; they gave it to the states to fund and guess what there aren't any funds to support it. In order to institute the Act funds were cut to Social Skills, Languages and Arts classes thus resulting in less well-rounded students at graduation. And how can it possibly make sense to cut funds to schools that don't meet standards; those schools should get more funds to help their programs. I would increase educational spending, even if it means delaying other fiscal projects, this is the future of our nation with which we are dealing. I would increase Arts, Social Skills and Language programs, especially at the High School level and probably in earlier grades; this will give us well-rounded graduates who will have a better idea of what is available to them after High School. And I would de-emphasize national test scores.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 is a continuation of the federal government's involvement. This law mandates that all school children meet standards for proficiency in reading and math, and also establishes requirements for school performance, student testing, teacher training, and other matters important to the success of our public schools. While the purposes are worthy, the law has proven to be inflexible and unnecessarily punitive and must be fixed.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Religion in Public Schools
Wayne Allard

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS DECLARED.

WORD `GOD' IN PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE- The power to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions of such States is among the powers reserved to the States, respectively. The Pledge of Allegiance shall be, `I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and justice for all.'.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Wayne Allard

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS DECLARED

WORD `GOD' IN PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE- The power to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions of such States is among the powers reserved to the States, respectively. The Pledge of Allegiance shall be, `I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and justice for all.'.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Local Control Over Education
Wayne Allard

It is important that education remain locally controlled. Those closest to the students are in the best position to know their educational needs. Parents and school boards should be able to tailor educational curriculum to local needs. Federal financial support should not encumber local programs with federal mandates.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Private School Vouchers
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Yes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Standardized Testing
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I support setting high standards for our kids, but we must provide the resources to our teachers and schools to meet them. The testing requirements under federal law should serve to diagnose where additional support is needed, not punish struggling schools or students. The promises of the federal government to help upgrade our schools, improve our educational resources and support our teachers must be honored.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Improving Education
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Supports tax credits for all parents to let them make their own school decisions. Supports abolishing the U.S. Department of Education.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

I'm proud that one of my daughters is a teacher. Through her I see the difference that she and other good teachers make in the lives of young Coloradans.

Every child deserves a chance at a quality education. Denying the best education to a boy or

a girl snuffs out the light of ambition in their eyes. We must help parents get the best education

for their children. And we must do everything we can to help teachers do the job they are called to do.

In Colorado, we have put into place accountability and standards in our public schools and I believe this is an important step toward improving our schools.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

Increase funding, increase Social Skills, Languages and Arts programs. Delay other fiscal programs if necessary and de-emphasize national test scores.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Privatize the education system.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

In the Senate, one of my highest priorities will be to help make sure that Washington is responsive and responsible to the needs and concerns of state and local governments without ultimately supplanting their traditional authority, and that Washington supports, rather than undermines, our students, schools and teachers.

I support setting high standards for our kids, but we must provide the resources to our teachers and schools to meet them. The testing requirements under federal law should serve to diagnose where additional support is needed, not punish struggling schools or students. The promises of the federal government to help upgrade our schools, improve our educational resources and support our teachers must be honored.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Higher Education
Wayne Allard

I believe that education needs to be easier to attain through loans, grants, and scholarships. The price of education is increasingly high, but so are efforts to manage loans, develop community education sponsorship programs, explore grant and fellowship opportunities, and reign in many of the spiraling education costs students face. I feel the obligation of working, borrowing, and paying for an education is as good an investment as a young person can make.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

We must strengthen our commitment to higher education, at our universities, community colleges, trade schools and other places of learning. With tuition costs soaring, especially at state schools whose funding has been slashed due to budget shortfalls, America's college students are finding it harder and harder to pay their way through school. We must keep higher education affordable and accessible to all students who pursue the dream of a college degree. We must also boost remedial education programs such as those that promote adult literacy. And we must support workers who take time off from the workplace, or find themselves unemployed, to develop the skills they need to adjust to changes in their industry or in the economy.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
Wayne Allard

I believe that education needs to be easier to attain through loans, grants, and scholarships. The price of education is increasingly high, but so are efforts to manage loans, develop community education sponsorship programs, explore grant and fellowship opportunities, and reign in many of the spiraling education costs students face. I feel the obligation of working, borrowing, and paying for an education is as good an investment as a young person can make.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

We must strengthen our commitment to higher education, at our universities, community colleges, trade schools and other places of learning. With tuition costs soaring, especially at state schools whose funding has been slashed due to budget shortfalls, America's college students are finding it harder and harder to pay their way through school. We must keep higher education affordable and accessible to all students who pursue the dream of a college degree. I support an increase in funding for Pell grants for needy students.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Education Tax Credits
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

We should double the HOPE scholarship tax credits.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Head Start
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

To prepare our kids for school, we must strengthen our commitment to early childhood education. Studies consistently show such investments are re-paid in savings and benefits to society many times over. And after-school programs are proven ways to keep our kids safe, increase academic performance, and strengthen communities. As your Senator I will work to increase funding for Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-school, and after-school programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Federal Mandates
Wayne Allard

Federal financial support should not encumber local programs with federal mandates.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Federal Funding of Private Schools
Wayne Allard

Federal financial support should not encumber local programs with federal mandates. The price of education is increasingly high, but so are efforts to manage loans, develop community education sponsorship programs, explore grant and fellowship opportunities, and reign in many of the spiraling education costs students face. I feel the obligation of working, borrowing, and paying for an education is as good an investment as a young person can make.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

The funding and support for public education, both K-12 and higher education, is primarily a state and local government function. However, for decades the federal government has provided secondary financial support and general guidance. Passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 is a continuation of the federal government's involvement. This law mandates that all school children meet standards for proficiency in reading and math, and also establishes requirements for school performance, student testing, teacher training, and other matters important to the success of our public schools. While the purposes are worthy, the law has proven to be inflexible and unnecessarily punitive and must be fixed. The requirements of No Child Left Behind are important, but are also costly. Washington has not kept its end of the bargain, and has shortchanged our schools by billions of dollars. These unfunded federal mandates are unfair and place enormous burdens on local schools and state governments.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

The requirements of No Child Left Behind are important, but are also costly. Washington has not kept its end of the bargain, and has shortchanged our schools by billions of dollars. These unfunded federal mandates are unfair and place enormous burdens on local schools and state governments.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Special Education
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Suports legislation to enable the parents of non-public, school children to obtain special-education services through providers of their choice.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

As Senator, I will honor our promises to improve funding for special education.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Environment
Environment, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

As a fifth generation Coloradan, I have a deep desire to protect Colorado's environment and wildlife, so that each of our grandchildren can enjoy the beautiful wonders our state has to offer. As a policy maker I believe that we must approach our treatment of the environment with sound science, something that is too often lost in the current debates on energy, natural resources, public lands, endangered species and the environment. I also believe that local consensus and control must be an important part of any environmental debate.

ANIMAL WELFARE

I am in a unique position as both a veterinarian and Senator to emphasize the need for the humane treatment of animals and to thoroughly evaluate federal legislation dealing with animal welfare.

ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

The Endangered Species Act is one of the most contentious pieces of legislation Washington, D.C. has ever produced. There is one thing most folks agree on, however: the Endangered Species Act is not functioning the way Congress originally intended. As the Act reaches its 30th anniversary, we are in a unique position to take a meaningful look back at some of its successes, but more importantly, at how we can make the act actually function better in the future.

FORESTS

The conservation and care of our public lands is important to Colorado and our nation. As a fifth generation Coloradan and an avid sportsman, I have a strong desire to protect our forests. As you might know, I favor a common sense approach to the management of our National Forests and natural resources. We need to conserve our forests so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the same breathtaking scenery which we have been fortunate to enjoy. I also recognize the need to practice good forestry to protect our forests from disease and fire, and will continue to work for policies that further that goal.

WATER

Water has played an essential role in the economic growth of the western United States. Water is a relative [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Throughout my career, in both the public and private sectors, I have been deeply involved in water, environmental and natural resources issues. And now I want to take this expertise, passion and experience to Washington.

My background provides me with a unique perspective and understanding about the importance of careful, responsible stewardship of Colorado's most precious asset -- its incomparable environment.

Above all, I know that water is our lifeblood, and protection and careful use of our water resources is paramount to Colorado's continued well-being. It is critically important that Colorado's representatives in Washington know this issue thoroughly. I have spent a career fighting to protect Colorado's water and am prepared for the challenges ahead.

Colorado's beauty and our natural resources are central to life in our State. Our incredibly diverse landscape provides opportunities to hike, fish, ski, camp, boat, raft, or hunt, as well as places where we can go to simply enjoy the great outdoors.

Our farms and ranches provide open spaces, produce food for our families, and are the economic and community fabric of our rural way of life. They are the "fruited plains" that, with our "purple mountains majesty," make Colorado so attractive to the world. On my desk in the Attorney General's office, I have a sign that says "No Farms-- No Food" to remind all who come into my office of the importance of agriculture.

For me, the balance between preserving our natural heritage and protecting our environment and economic development has been a reality, not some distant theory. I believe that maintaining a strong economy while preserving our special Colorado quality of life necessarily entails sound stewardship of our natural heritage. Balancing environmental, economic and recreational issues, particularly in rural areas, means dealing in good faith with different interests. That has been my approach in Colorado and will be my approach in Washington.

I k [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No free passes on pollution. Illegal pollution of our nation's air, water and land is wrong, regardless of who is responsible. It damages our environment, our health and our economy. Polluters should be held accountable for violations, whether they are federal agencies, large corporations or midnight dumpers. We should expect the federal government to be a model of compliance, not the major offender. I took a leading role with Republican and Democratic state attorneys general around the nation to force federal facilities into compliance and will continue that fight in the U.S. Senate.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Clean Water Act and Water Quality
Wayne Allard

Water has played an essential role in the economic growth of the western United States. Water is a relatively scarce resource in the West. Colorado officials work hard to ensure that her citizens have enough water. The distribution of water to other states is regulated by a series of interstate compacts; these compacts were signed into law decades ago and they determine the amount of water given to each downstream state. The state plays an essential role in managing water, and we should not be altering our compact agreements.

Generally, water regulations are made and enforced at the state, rather than the federal level. I believe that my role - as a federal legislator - is to protect the rights of states to continue to make the decisions that affect their water, and will continue to do so.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I know that water is our lifeblood, and protection and careful use of our water resources is paramount to Colorado's continued well-being. It is critically important that Colorado's representatives in Washington know this issue thoroughly. I have spent a career fighting to protect Colorado's water and am prepared for the challenges ahead.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Less

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

As Senator, I will restore EPA's budget and enforcement authority. Since 2001, the budget and independence of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce federal environmental laws have been decimated. Wealthy friends and contributors of Washington powerbrokers rewrite federal policy and get free passes on violations. I will press to restore EPA's budget and independence to enforce environmental laws without regard to political influence and work to insure proper funding of Superfund.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

National Parks
Wayne Allard

The conservation and care of our public lands is important to Colorado and our nation. As a fifth generation Coloradan and an avid sportsman, I have a strong desire to protect our forests. As you might know, I favor a common sense approach to the management of our National Forests and natural resources. We need to conserve our forests so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the same breathtaking scenery which we have been fortunate to enjoy. I also recognize the need to practice good forestry to protect our forests from disease and fire, and will continue to work for policies that further that goal.

I have consistently worked to develop local consensus to protect public lands. Coloradans have historically enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. Protecting the environment is a legitimate priority. These interests should not suffocate the rights of private property owners and the freedom of the public to utilize and enjoy the lands which belong to them. I will continue working to ensure that Colorado's interests, lands and traditions are preserved.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Land, Rivers and Lakes
Wayne Allard

The conservation and care of our public lands is important to Colorado and our nation. As a fifth generation Coloradan and an avid sportsman, I have a strong desire to protect our forests. As you might know, I favor a common sense approach to the management of our National Forests and natural resources. We need to conserve our forests so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the same breathtaking scenery which we have been fortunate to enjoy. I also recognize the need to practice good forestry to protect our forests from disease and fire, and will continue to work for policies that further that goal.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Colorado's beauty and our natural resources are central to life in our State. Our incredibly diverse landscape provides opportunities to hike, fish, ski, camp, boat, raft, or hunt, as well as places where we can go to simply enjoy the great outdoors.

Our farms and ranches provide open spaces, produce food for our families, and are the economic and community fabric of our rural way of life. They are the "fruited plains" that, with our "purple mountains majesty," make Colorado so attractive to the world. On my desk in the Attorney General's office, I have a sign that says "No Farms-- No Food" to remind all who come into my office of the importance of agriculture.

For me, the balance between preserving our natural heritage and protecting our environment and economic development has been a reality, not some distant theory. I believe that maintaining a strong economy while preserving our special Colorado quality of life necessarily entails sound stewardship of our natural heritage. Balancing environmental, economic and recreational issues, particularly in rural areas, means dealing in good faith with different interests. That has been my approach in Colorado and will be my approach in Washington.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Endangered Species
Wayne Allard

The Endangered Species Act is one of the most contentious pieces of legislation Washington, D.C. has ever produced. There is one thing most folks agree on, however: the Endangered Species Act is not functioning the way Congress originally intended. As the Act reaches its 30th anniversary, we are in a unique position to take a meaningful look back at some of its successes, but more importantly, at how we can make the act actually function better in the future.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Cruelty to Animals
Wayne Allard

I am in a unique position as both a veterinarian and Senator to emphasize the need for the humane treatment of animals and to thoroughly evaluate federal legislation dealing with animal welfare.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Military & Defense
Military, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

AIR FORCE ACADEMY

The United States Air Force Academy, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was created in 1959 for the purpose of developing professional military officers who possess sound judgment and exceptional character. The Academy has achieved this goal beyond our expectations. Thousands of Academy graduates, including over 200 that have become general officers, have served our nation with honor and distinction. Hundreds continue to serve in today's United States Air Force. I strongly support the Academy and continue to recommend it to high school students around the State of Colorado.

BRAC

After years of hard work by the Colorado congressional delegation and communities to help strengthen Colorado's major military installations, Colorado is uniquely placed to gain missions during this year's BRAC round. While there are no assurances that the 2005 BRAC round will not negatively affect Colorado, I know our state's installations are playing a vital role in the defense of our country. I will continue to support the BRAC process so that we can more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness and reduce the cost of doing business in the Department of Defense.

FORT CARSON

Fort Carson, the Mountain Post, is an Army post located southwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This post is recognized as one of the world's premier locations for preparing soldiers to win on the battlefield. The Fort Carson team fosters personal and professional growth by providing a command climate that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. One of my top priorities continues to be securing federal funding to protect against industrial and residential encroachment, provide quality family housing, and enhance the Post's numerous training ranges.

MILITARY APPROPRIATIONS

Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the Fiscal Year 2005 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. I would like to commend Senator Cochran, the manage [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Missile Defense System
Wayne Allard

Several countries of concern including North Korea and Iran continue to develop weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them. As long as these nations continue to pursue these capabilities, the United States will need strong ballistic missile defenses. Although we currently possess a limited missile defense system, I believe we need to further test and operate the system to improve its effectiveness and reduce the likelihood of a successful ballistic missile attack.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Defense and Military Budget
Wayne Allard

It is necessary that the United States maintains a strong national defense in order to protect our very way of life. September 11th proved that attacks on American soil are possible. We must continue to take proper steps to defend our homeland and ensure that American citizens remain safe. We can only do this with a strong and effective defense. Iraq must remain a top priority and winning in Iraq is a huge component of winning the war on terror. We must allocate the necessary resources and tools for our troops on the ground, as they continue to sacrifice themselves for the defense of the United States. Additionally, missile defense is an essential component of our international defense policy and will prove to be vital in ensuring the safety of our citizens against nations such as North Korea and Iran who strive to reach nuclear capability. Lastly, we must provide the proper funding that ensures our military dominance in the air, land, sea, and space.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

No response

Military Policy
Wayne Allard

Fort Carson, the Mountain Post, is an Army post located southwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This post is recognized as one of the world's premier locations for preparing soldiers to win on the battlefield. The Fort Carson team fosters personal and professional growth by providing a command climate that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. One of my top priorities continues to be securing federal funding to protect against industrial and residential encroachment, provide quality family housing, and enhance the Post's numerous training ranges.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Military Adequacy
Wayne Allard

The United States is increasingly reliant on military and commercial space assets to protect and safeguard our nation's security and quality of life. U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq again demonstrated how important securing the high ground is to our military's success. Colorado's Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, and Buckley Air Force Base all assist in operating and performing key U.S. space capabilities including navigation, targeting, battle damage assessment, ballistic missile warning, and communications.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Wayne Allard

After years of hard work by the Colorado congressional delegation and communities to help strengthen Colorado's major military installations, Colorado is uniquely placed to gain missions during this year's BRAC round. While there are no assurances that the 2005 BRAC round will not negatively affect Colorado, I know our state's installations are playing a vital role in the defense of our country. I will continue to support the BRAC process so that we can more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness and reduce the cost of doing business in the Department of Defense.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Middle East
Middle East Policy, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I believe that it is imperative that the United States remain engaged in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and continue to act in its role as an impartial mediator. Peace will not come until both sides realize that conflict is not in their best interests and that peace is a better alternative. I will be ready to assist both parties to work toward a final solution.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Wayne Allard

I believe that it is imperative that the United States remain engaged in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and continue to act in its role as an impartial mediator. Peace will not come until both sides realize that conflict is not in their best interests and that peace is a better alternative. I will be ready to assist both parties to work toward a final solution.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No. This is their problem, no ours.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Iraq, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I am grateful to the Coalition forces who have eliminated Saddam's and the Baath Party's control over Iraq. Our men and women in uniform have fought valiantly during this conflict. Their courage under fire and determination to see this conflict to the end have sustained our military operations and proved to be a deciding factor. Those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country deserve our highest praise and honor.

Both the transfer of sovereignty from the Coalition Provisional Authority to the interim Iraqi government on June 28, 2004 and the historic Iraqi election on January 30, 2005, helped shape a new era for the Iraqi people. The focus for the Multi-National Coalition has now shifted towards stabilizing the democratic structure, reconstruction, and economic and social stability. I continue to support these efforts as it is important to regional peace and U.S. national security.

I look forward to working in the 110th Congress with my Senate colleagues towards reconciling competing visions for what needs to happen in Iraq. The mission of our military men and women in Iraq is of utmost importance to us here at home. We must overcome the challenges in Iraq and continue to make progress in the fight against terrorism as it is important to regional peace and U.S. national security.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

After September 11, the U.S. acted correctly in pursuing, with international support, Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan. After Afghanistan, that international unity dissolved with the invasion of Iraq. Although it was argued that the attack on Saddam Hussein was part of the war on terror, many of our closest allies doubted our intelligence and questioned the need for the invasion.

The President and his administration presented a case to Congress and the American people on the imminent danger presented by weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, President Bush committed a grave mistake in how he pulled the trigger of war. That decision was based on faulty intelligence, a failure to develop the international coalitions needed to succeed, and an underestimation of the difficulty and costs of the war in Iraq.

The men and women of our Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have served with bravery and professionalism, and we must do all we can to support these young men and women -- and their families at home -- as they fight to establish peace and stability in foreign lands.

Even though sovereignty has now been officially handed over to Iraq's new leadership, the United States will likely remain there for the foreseeable future. As we work to bring greater stability to the region, we need to take a hard look at the lessons learned by acting without broad international support, and with intelligence that has proved to be faulty and misleading.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

ONLY in pursuit of criminals who have committed crimes against Americans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

We are correct to pursue war in Afghanistan against Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Iraq Policy
Wayne Allard

I look forward to working in the 110th Congress with my Senate colleagues towards reconciling competing visions for what needs to happen in Iraq. The mission of our military men and women in Iraq is of utmost importance to us here at home. We must overcome the challenges in Iraq and continue to make progress in the fight against terrorism as it is important to regional peace and U.S. national security.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Iraq Reconstruction
Wayne Allard

Both the transfer of sovereignty from the Coalition Provisional Authority to the interim Iraqi government on June 28, 2004 and the historic Iraqi election on January 30, 2005, helped shape a new era for the Iraqi people. The focus for the Multi-National Coalition has now shifted towards stabilizing the democratic structure, reconstruction, and economic and social stability. I continue to support these efforts as it is important to regional peace and U.S. national security.

I look forward to working in the 110th Congress with my Senate colleagues towards reconciling competing visions for what needs to happen in Iraq. The mission of our military men and women in Iraq is of utmost importance to us here at home. We must overcome the challenges in Iraq and continue to make progress in the fight against terrorism as it is important to regional peace and U.S. national security.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Iraq Political Progress
Wayne Allard

Both the transfer of sovereignty from the Coalition Provisional Authority to the interim Iraqi government on June 28, 2004 and the historic Iraqi election on January 30, 2005, helped shape a new era for the Iraqi people. The focus for the Multi-National Coalition has now shifted towards stabilizing the democratic structure, reconstruction, and economic and social stability. I continue to support these efforts as it is important to regional peace and U.S. national security.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Cutting Off War Funding
Wayne Allard

We must allocate the necessary resources and tools for our troops on the ground, as they continue to sacrifice themselves for the defense of the United States.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Wayne Allard

Both the transfer of sovereignty from the Coalition Provisional Authority to the interim Iraqi government on June 28, 2004 and the historic Iraqi election on January 30, 2005, helped shape a new era for the Iraqi people. The focus for the Multi-National Coalition has now shifted towards stabilizing the democratic structure, reconstruction, and economic and social stability. I continue to support these efforts as it is important to regional peace and U.S. national security.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

The men and women of our Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have served with bravery and professionalism, and we must do all we can to support these young men and women -- and their families at home -- as they fight to establish peace and stability in foreign lands.

We cannot abandon the Iraqi people. But we must change course. There has not been enough straight talk about Iraq -- both before the President committed America to the war, and in the challenges and complexity of rebuilding that nation. President Bush convinced the American people that Iraq presented an imminent threat to our national security, with its possession of weapons of mass destruction and a picture that portrayed links between Al Qaeda and Iraq. In committing us to the military invasion of Iraq, President Bush also committed us to the stabilization of Iraq, politically and economically. It is clear that the mission in Iraq has been mishandled, but we must do our best to honor our commitment as the new Iraqi leadership struggles to stabilize the country. We must constantly reevaluate the safety of our troops and the viability of our mission.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Deadline for US Pullout
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Wayne Allard

Iraq must remain a top priority and winning in Iraq is a huge component of winning the war on terror.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Wayne Allard

I am grateful to the Coalition forces who have eliminated Saddam's and the Baath Party's control over Iraq. Our men and women in uniform have fought valiantly during this conflict. Their courage under fire and determination to see this conflict to the end have sustained our military operations and proved to be a deciding factor. Those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country deserve our highest praise and honor.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

Even though sovereignty has now been officially handed over to Iraq's new leadership, the United States will likely remain there for the foreseeable future. As we work to bring greater stability to the region, we need to take a hard look at the lessons learned by acting without broad international support, and with intelligence that has proved to be faulty and misleading.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Marginally if at all.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Iran
Iran, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

The danger of Iranian possession of long or short range missiles in addition to nuclear weapons is considerable. These weapons pose a threat to Israel, moderate Arab countries, and to U.S. forces both in Europe and the Persian Gulf region. We cannot stand by and allow our allies the opportunity to provide equipment and technology to Iran. Short term economic gains should not override our long term security interests.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Iran Nuclear Deal
Wayne Allard

The danger of Iranian possession of long or short range missiles in addition to nuclear weapons is considerable. These weapons pose a threat to Israel, moderate Arab countries, and to U.S. forces both in Europe and the Persian Gulf region. We cannot stand by and allow our allies the opportunity to provide equipment and technology to Iran. Short term economic gains should not override our long term security interests.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No. Many countries have WMD. Including the USA.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Guns
Guns, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Congress must be careful to address gun control issues thoughtfully and critically while keeping the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in mind. The Federal government should not restrict the right of law-abiding citizens to own a firearm. There is a clear distinction between legitimate and safe use of firearms and criminal or irresponsible uses.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

My philosophy and views regarding guns is based in large part on my upbringing, as well as on the law. I believe that the individual right to use firearms for protection, hunting, and recreation should be protected. I learned to use and respect firearms growing up on a ranch in the San Luis Valley, 5 miles from the nearest town, and often slept alone with a .22 rifle next to my bed for protection.

I believe we must have stronger enforcement of our existing gun laws, and I supported closing the gun show loophole. I support longstanding restriction on the possession of firearms by felons, instant background checks, a ban on specific automatic weapons and assault weapons to protect the health and safety of the public and importantly law enforcement officials.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Wayne Allard

The Federal government should not restrict the right of law-abiding citizens to own a firearm. There is a clear distinction between legitimate and safe use of firearms and criminal or irresponsible uses.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

What part of "shall not be infringed" is hard to understand. The first thing Hitler did after election was to require registration of all guns "to restore law and order." Of course, the thing he did after all the guns were registered was to go out and pick them up - it was easy - he knew where they all were. And the people no longer had the means to resist his tyranny.

"The only entity that can be a tyranny is your own government, and the best defense against it is the broad based ownership of guns by the widest possible range of citizens.

I know this may be hard to understand, but "an armed society is a polite society." Furthermore, "when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." I'm sorry, but my right to self-defense (and yours) is ABSOLUTE.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

Yes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I believe that the individual right to use firearms for protection, hunting, and recreation should be protected.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Gun Control Legislation
Wayne Allard

Congress must be careful to address gun control issues thoughtfully and critically while keeping the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in mind. The Federal government should not restrict the right of law-abiding citizens to own a firearm. There is a clear distinction between legitimate and safe use of firearms and criminal or irresponsible uses.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Supports weakening gun control legislation. Supporter of the Second Amendment.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

As an avid sportsman and hunter, I believe that we must protect our right to bear arms. I also believe in teaching our children proper respect for firearms and the freedom that our forefathers gave us with the Second Amendment.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Weaker

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I believe we must have stronger enforcement of our existing gun laws, and I supported closing the gun show loophole. I support longstanding restriction on the possession of firearms by felons, instant background checks, a ban on specific automatic weapons and assault weapons to protect the health and safety of the public and importantly law enforcement officials.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I support a ban on specific automatic weapons and assault weapons to protect the health and safety of the public and importantly law enforcement officials.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

National Rifle Association (NRA)
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Trade
Trade, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

International Trade is a high priority for the health and well-being of the American and Colorado economies. I am a strong supporter of increasing our multilateral and bilateral free trade agreements around the globe. Other benefits of international contact brought about by trade with businessmen, foreign goods, and corporate presence, serves to increase access to a higher standard of living and a better quality of life for our trading partners. With free and fair trade opening up foreign markets, we export our number one commodity--democracy. I am committed to a sound agriculture policy that will continue to open up markets.

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CAFTA

Mr. President, I rise today in strong support of the U.S.-Central American and Dominican Republic Free Trade agreement and our Administration's current trade policies.

Prior to the Bush Administration, the momentum for trade liberalization had clearly slowed. Thankfully, the Congress re-approved the Executive Authority for trade agreements and with the leadership of President Bush, the Administration has made International Trade a high priority for the health and well-being of the American economy.

We have acted to strengthen the President's ability to eliminate trade barriers with other countries, and the first steps have been taken towards a new era of trade liberalization. At the end of 2002, the Bush Administration completed Free Trade Agreement negotiations with Chile and Singapore first begun by the Clinton Administration in 2000. These FTA's with Chile and Singapore entered into force on January 1, 2004. In 2004, the agreements with Australia and Morocco were signed and approved by Congress, and the Australia agreement recently came into force this January. These agreements have made a strong statement about the United States' commitment to international trade, and CAFTA continues the trend of reaching bilateral trade agreements in our own hemisphere, and further abroad.

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Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Trade Policy Priorities
Wayne Allard

I have always said that even if we were to set aside all of the economic benefits for continuing liberalization of international trade, like CAFTA, there are still many other reasons--most notably humanitarian reasons. History has shown that it is the isolated, closed societies that are the most brutal and repressed. International contact brought about by increased trade, with businessmen, foreign goods, exchanges, corporate presence and marketing serves to increase access to a higher standard of living and a better quality of life.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Protective Tariffs
Wayne Allard

In closing, we must always remember that America's number one export is democracy. Increasing tariffs, or other false barriers to trade will damage not only our bottom line, but also our national security interests and we cannot allow that to happen.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Trade Deficit
Wayne Allard

In closing, we must always remember that America's number one export is democracy. Overreaction to our trade deficit or other false barriers to trade will damage not only our bottom line, but also our national security interests and we cannot allow that to happen.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Fast Track Authority
Wayne Allard

Prior to the Bush Administration, the momentum for trade liberalization had clearly slowed. Thankfully, the Congress re-approved the Executive Authority for trade agreements and with the leadership of President Bush, the Administration has made International Trade a high priority for the health and well-being of the American economy.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
Wayne Allard

Mr. President, I rise today in strong support of the U.S.-Central American and Dominican Republic Free Trade agreement and our Administration's current trade policies.

Prior to the Bush Administration, the momentum for trade liberalization had clearly slowed. Thankfully, the Congress re-approved the Executive Authority for trade agreements and with the leadership of President Bush, the Administration has made International Trade a high priority for the health and well-being of the American economy.

We have acted to strengthen the President's ability to eliminate trade barriers with other countries, and the first steps have been taken towards a new era of trade liberalization. At the end of 2002, the Bush Administration completed Free Trade Agreement negotiations with Chile and Singapore first begun by the Clinton Administration in 2000. These FTA's with Chile and Singapore entered into force on January 1, 2004. In 2004, the agreements with Australia and Morocco were signed and approved by Congress, and the Australia agreement recently came into force this January. These agreements have made a strong statement about the United States' commitment to international trade, and CAFTA continues the trend of reaching bilateral trade agreements in our own hemisphere, and further abroad.

The countries entering into the CAFTA are among the developing countries that already enjoy duty free access to the U.S. market for the majority of their exports. While these developing countries have high tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. exports and impose restrictions on U.S. businesses, the agreement will liberalize trade in goods, services, government procurement, intellectual property, investment, and addresses important labor and environmental issues.

Trade between the United States and the CAFTA countries totaled over $33 billion alone last year. The United States exported almost $16 billion in goods to the five Central American countries and the Dominican Republi [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Other Trade Agreements
Wayne Allard

I am a strong supporter of increasing our multilateral and bilateral free trade agreements around the globe. Other benefits of international contact brought about by trade with businessmen, foreign goods, and corporate presence, serves to increase access to a higher standard of living and a better quality of life for our trading partners.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

One of the most important things policy makers can do is to enact a sensible and enforceable budget. Every year Congress should enact a budget to serve as a guideline for all federal spending. Perhaps the greatest threat to the long term fiscal health of our nation is running deficits and the increasing of our national debt. The first and best place to address long term fiscal burdens is through the annual budget process. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee I will continue to work to reduce the deficit and debt and to inject greater accountability in to the budget and appropriations process.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Government should be a responsible steward of the money entrusted to it, and it should prepare now to meet its future obligations. Yet in just three years, the federal budget has gone from record surpluses to record deficits. Today, the national debt has grown to more than $60,000 for each and every American household. That must change.

As a Senator, I will be a strong voice for fiscally conservative policies that don't saddle our children and grandchildren with even more debt. America's long-term economic health is at a crossroads. It is simply immoral to pass the responsibility of paying off the national debt onto our children and their children.

I am committed to work on crafting deficit reduction proposals. Our nation needs a balanced approach, a combination of spending cuts, budget reforms, and tax reforms that spread fairly the pain of deficit reduction.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Federal Budget & Debt
Wayne Allard

One of the most important things policy makers can do is to enact a sensible and enforceable budget. Every year Congress should enact a budget to serve as a guideline for all federal spending. Perhaps the greatest threat to the long term fiscal health of our nation is running deficits and the increasing of our national debt. The first and best place to address long term fiscal burdens is through the annual budget process. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee I will continue to work to reduce the deficit and debt and to inject greater accountability in to the budget and appropriations process.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Government should be a responsible steward of the money entrusted to it, and it should prepare now to meet its future obligations. Yet in just three years, the federal budget has gone from record surpluses to record deficits. Today, the national debt has grown to more than $60,000 for each and every American household. That must change.

As a Senator, I will be a strong voice for fiscally conservative policies that don't saddle our children and grandchildren with even more debt. America's long-term economic health is at a crossroads. It is simply immoral to pass the responsibility of paying off the national debt onto our children and their children.

I am committed to work on crafting deficit reduction proposals. Our nation needs a balanced approach, a combination of spending cuts, budget reforms, and tax reforms that spread fairly the pain of deficit reduction.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Republicans don't go far enough in limiting the size of government.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

With fifty-seven lawyers in a Senate dominated by professional politicians, no wonder spending is out of control. As a businessman, I've lived within budgets and created jobs. I know we can cut spending and balance the budget - without raising your taxes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule for Tax Cuts or New Spending
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

The federal budget deficit is at the highest level in history. Spending has increased to levels not seen since World War II. The surpluses of the 1990s have turned almost overnight into the largest deficits in history, with more record deficits projected as far as we can see -- a fiscal reversal of nearly ten trillion dollars. To reverse this fiscal train wreck, we must change the way we do business in Washington. Families and small businesses have to balance their budgets, and so should the federal government. It can, and must be done. It is time to consider re-establishing the successful "pay as you go" budget rules, and force Washington to make tough but necessary choices and to stop simply piling on new spending and tax cuts for the wealthy, adding to the deficit, and forcing our children, for years to come, to bear the burden of Washington's mismanagement.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

Medicare and Medicaid provide an important medical safety net for some of our most vulnerable citizens. Every year hundreds of billions of dollars are used to assist low-income, elderly and sick Americans with their health care needs through Medicare and Medicaid. Because this represents a significant investment of taxpayer dollars, federal legislators should ensure Medicaid and Medicare funding is allocated responsibly. Congress needs to create more efficient and effective health coverage programs. More choice and competition need to be implemented in these programs, creating proper health care coverage that fits the different needs and desires of beneficiaries. I support Medicaid and Medicare and share your concern for the future of the programs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

There are 43 million people without health insurance nationwide, and 720,000 of them live right here in Colorado, and nearly twice that many have been without insurance sometime during the past two years. Health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket - 11 percent in 2001, 13 percent in 2002 and 14 percent in 2003. Brand-name prescription drug prices rose almost three times the rate of inflation, so fast that the discounts promised in last year's Medicare reforms can't keep pace.

Those living in rural Colorado face additional hurdles: higher premiums, greater distances to providers and decreased choice in health plans. Rural Americans make up 20% of the population, but are served by less than 10% of the nation's physicians.

We need to get started right away to get more people covered -- including children, employees of small business and the self-employed.

We can both improve care and reduce costs by assuring consistency between many federal health care programs. Administrative expenses are a big piece of our health care costs. All federal health care programs should use the same forms, procedures, compatible computer programs and standards. There's no reason why Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs and other federal programs can't be consistent in these administrative practices, saving money both for the federal agencies and for the private parties who must deal with them.

I want to help small businesses provide health insurance with tax credits. Over 60 percent of uninsured workers are self employed or employed by a small business. Many small employers want to provide health insurance to their workers but just can't afford it. A tax credit of up to 50 percent will help small businesses (those with less than 50 employees) provide quality health coverage to their employees. By assisting these employers to provide insurance, a tax credit will also help reduce the nearly $40 billion that the state and federal governments now spend to p [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Medicare
Wayne Allard

Medicare and Medicaid provide an important medical safety net for some of our most vulnerable citizens. Every year hundreds of billions of dollars are used to assist low-income, elderly and sick Americans with their health care needs through Medicare and Medicaid. Because this represents a significant investment of taxpayer dollars, federal legislators should ensure Medicaid and Medicare funding is allocated responsibly. Congress needs to create more efficient and effective health coverage programs. More choice and competition need to be implemented in these programs, creating proper health care coverage that fits the different needs and desires of beneficiaries. I support Medicaid and Medicare and share your concern for the future of the programs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

We can both improve care and reduce costs by assuring consistency between many federal health care programs. Administrative expenses are a big piece of our health care costs. All federal health care programs should use the same forms, procedures, compatible computer programs and standards. There's no reason why Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs and other federal programs can't be consistent in these administrative practices, saving money both for the federal agencies and for the private parties who must deal with them.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

To provide more Americans with insurance while protecting small businesses and low income workers from skyrocketing costs, my plan calls for Association Health Plans (AHP). Association Health plans allow small firms, farmers and ranchers, churches, Chambers of Commerce and other groups to combine forces, giving them the buying power they need to negotiate favorable insurance rates.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

There are 43 million people without health insurance nationwide, and 720,000 of them live right here in Colorado, and nearly twice that many have been without insurance sometime during the past two years. Health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket - 11 percent in 2001, 13 percent in 2002 and 14 percent in 2003. Brand-name prescription drug prices rose almost three times the rate of inflation, so fast that the discounts promised in last year's Medicare reforms can't keep pace.

Those living in rural Colorado face additional hurdles: higher premiums, greater distances to providers and decreased choice in health plans. Rural Americans make up 20% of the population, but are served by less than 10% of the nation's physicians.

We need to get started right away to get more people covered -- including children, employees of small business and the self-employed.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

The booming trial laywer industry is fueling an increase in health care costs across the country. As a result of frivolous litigation, medical malpractice insurance premiums hve skyrocketed, giving physicians and hospitals little choice - leave the industry, increase the cost of service, and cheapen your care. As United States Senator, I will stop the cycle of litigation. Medical decisions should be made between the doctor and his patient - not the lawyer and his lawsuit.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

I am opposed to tort reform.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I support the right of states to legislate in the area of medical malpractice lawsuits, and I am reluctant to expand federal authority at the expense of traditional state authority. For example, Colorado, like many other states has adopted procedural requirements and limitations on the amount of damages that can be recovered in medical malpractice cases. Colorado law requires that a qualified expert must determine that a medical malpractice case has substantial justification before the case is filed, and lawyers who file groundless cases may be sanctioned. In addition, the amounts that can be awarded for non-economic injuries or punitive damages are limited. To the extent there are abuses or flaws in the legal system that may contribute to high health care costs, we should work to eliminate them, and where the federal government can play a legitimate role in addressing these concerns, I would support congressional review.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

We can both improve care and reduce costs by assuring consistency between many federal health care programs. Administrative expenses are a big piece of our health care costs. All federal health care programs should use the same forms, procedures, compatible computer programs and standards. There's no reason why Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs and other federal programs can't be consistent in these administrative practices, saving money both for the federal agencies and for the private parties who must deal with them.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

A sound health care policy should create new opportunity for consumers, provide greater choices and empower the customer to customize his or her health care plans to best fit their individual need. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are one such tool. Established as a kind of medical IRA, HSAs can improve the nation's health care delivery system by allowing individuals to have direct control over their health care dollars.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Medicaid
Wayne Allard

Medicare and Medicaid provide an important medical safety net for some of our most vulnerable citizens. Every year hundreds of billions of dollars are used to assist low-income, elderly and sick Americans with their health care needs through Medicare and Medicaid. Because this represents a significant investment of taxpayer dollars, federal legislators should ensure Medicaid and Medicare funding is allocated responsibly. Congress needs to create more efficient and effective health coverage programs. More choice and competition need to be implemented in these programs, creating proper health care coverage that fits the different needs and desires of beneficiaries. I support Medicaid and Medicare and share your concern for the future of the programs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

We can both improve care and reduce costs by assuring consistency between many federal health care programs. Administrative expenses are a big piece of our health care costs. All federal health care programs should use the same forms, procedures, compatible computer programs and standards. There's no reason why Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs and other federal programs can't be consistent in these administrative practices, saving money both for the federal agencies and for the private parties who must deal with them.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Ensure consumer protection.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

I support efforts that would allow workers to use tax credits to help purchase their own insurance coverage if their employers do not offer it.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I want to help small businesses provide health insurance with tax credits. Over 60 percent of uninsured workers are self employed or employed by a small business. Many small employers want to provide health insurance to their workers but just can't afford it. A tax credit of up to 50 percent will help small businesses (those with less than 50 employees) provide quality health coverage to their employees. By assisting these employers to provide insurance, a tax credit will also help reduce the nearly $40 billion that the state and federal governments now spend to pay for care provided to the uninsured.

I want to authorize the creation of voluntary purchasing groups to make more choices widely available. Even with the limited tax credits described above, people without coverage at work would still face difficult choices. Premiums for individual coverage can be much higher than group rates offered to employers, and may not be readily available. Voluntary purchasing groups can be formed by a variety of organizations, including small business organizations, private non-profit organizations, labor unions, consumer "cooperatives," and state and local governments. By bringing many people together, these voluntary purchasing groups will give everyone an opportunity to obtain the same purchasing power as big employers to buy health insurance at lower premiums. Voluntary purchasing groups would remain subject to reasonable state oversight, like all other insurance programs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Abortion, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Yes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Pro-life.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

I have a fundamental belief in the sanctity of human life. I am opposed to abortion.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Pro-Choice

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I believe the decision to have an abortion should be between a woman and her God. I will defend that Constitutional right. But I hope that we can work together as a nation to find common ground that makes abortions rare, by providing the best information about and access to healthcare, and by teaching our children the life skills to make good choices.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Abortion, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I believe the decision to have an abortion should be between a woman and her God. I will defend that Constitutional right. But I hope that we can work together as a nation to find common ground that makes abortions rare, by providing the best information about and access to healthcare, and by teaching our children the life skills to make good choices.

I do not support mandatory waiting periods, spousal consent, biased counseling requirements or other extreme limits on abortion rights. I do support parental notification, with appropriate bypass procedures, and bans on late term abortions, except when necessary to protect the life or health of the mother.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Stem Cell Research, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I support adult stem cell research. As a veterinarian, I have a special appreciation for scientific research that produces results and cures diseases. Research using adult stem cells has produced results that have the potential to cure numerous diseases. According to Dr. Donald Orlic of the National Human Genome Research Institute, scientists have found that adult stem cells from the bone marrow of adult mice can rebuild a damaged heart by creating new heart muscle and blood vessels. Dr. Orlic stated that "this latest research shows that the embryos, which are politically controversial, may not be necessary. We are currently finding that these adult stem cells can function as well, perhaps even better than, embryonic stem cells."

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Parental Notification
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I do support parental notification, with appropriate bypass procedures.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Partial-birth Abortions
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Opposed to partial-birth abortion.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

I support a womans right to choose at ANY time during her pregnancy.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I support bans on late term abortions, except when necessary to protect the life or health of the mother.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Wayne Allard

I support adult stem cell research. As a veterinarian, I have a special appreciation for scientific research that produces results and cures diseases. Research using adult stem cells has produced results that have the potential to cure numerous diseases. According to Dr. Donald Orlic of the National Human Genome Research Institute, scientists have found that adult stem cells from the bone marrow of adult mice can rebuild a damaged heart by creating new heart muscle and blood vessels. Dr. Orlic stated that "this latest research shows that the embryos, which are politically controversial, may not be necessary. We are currently finding that these adult stem cells can function as well, perhaps even better than, embryonic stem cells."

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Wayne Allard

According to Dr. Donald Orlic of the National Human Genome Research Institute, scientists have found that adult stem cells from the bone marrow of adult mice can rebuild a damaged heart by creating new heart muscle and blood vessels. Dr. Orlic stated that "this latest research shows that the embryos, which are politically controversial, may not be necessary. We are currently finding that these adult stem cells can function as well, perhaps even better than, embryonic stem cells."

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Crime
Crime, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I have always supported measures that are tough on those who break the law, but the importance of rehabilitation can not be forgotten. I believe this should be the first course of action, but clearly there are some people who are not receptive to rehabilitation and continue to commit crimes. In these instances the courts and individual state legislatures have determined the legal forms of punishment, and in some jurisdiction, the death penalty is one legal option.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I support expanding hate crimes laws to include sexual orientation.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Reducing Crime
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

End drug prohibition & eliminate "victimless" crime laws - allowing law enforcement to focus on "real" criminals.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Rehabilitation
Wayne Allard

I have always supported measures that are tough on those who break the law, but the importance of rehabilitation can not be forgotten. I believe this should be the first course of action, but clearly there are some people who are not receptive to rehabilitation and continue to commit crimes.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Hate Crime
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I support expanding hate crimes laws to include sexual orientation.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

LEGISLATION FROM BENCH

The definition of marriage is far too important to leave open to interpretation by unelected activist courts. In response to recent efforts by activist judges to experiment with this vital social institution I have sponsored an amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman and leaving all other questions of partnership, civil unions or contractual relationships to state legislatures.

STATEMENT ON JUDICIARY NOMINATIONS

Mr. President, I rise this morning to address one of the most important obligations that we, as members of the United States Senate, are bound to fulfill - the approval or disapproval of the President's judicial nominations. Perhaps no other constitutional duty vests as much responsibility in the executive or the Senate than Article II, articulating the President's power of nomination. A power that is only realized when the constitution works as it was intended to - when the Senate fulfills its obligations as laid out in the clause requiring advice and consent. This fundamental duty carries with it the weight and responsibility of generations - a lifetime appointment to a position that requires a deep and mature understanding of legal thought, and a solemn oath to uphold the law.

This debate is not about numbers. It is not about percentages - how many Judges that Republicans confirmed or how many Judges Democrats confirmed. To frame the debate as nothing but a statistical argument is to betray the American people. We were not sent to Congress to focus on a numerical count, but instead to make sure that limited government allows for opportunity and promise without stifling individual freedom and liberty. We were sent here to build a stronger Union and to uphold our obligations under the Constitution. The founding fathers referred to judges as "the guardians" of the Constitution and gave to the President the responsibility to appoint them. Alexander Hamilton once wrote that, in or [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

America's Criminal Justice System, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I have always supported measures that are tough on those who break the law, but the importance of rehabilitation can not be forgotten. I believe this should be the first course of action, but clearly there are some people who are not receptive to rehabilitation and continue to commit crimes. In these instances the courts and individual state legislatures have determined the legal forms of punishment, and in some jurisdiction, the death penalty is one legal option.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Death Penalty
Wayne Allard

There are some people who are not receptive to rehabilitation and continue to commit crimes. In these instances the courts and individual state legislatures have determined the legal forms of punishment, and in some jurisdiction, the death penalty is one legal option.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Yes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Three Strikes Criminal Sentencing Standard
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Oppose

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Wayne Allard

The definition of marriage is far too important to leave open to interpretation by unelected activist courts. In response to recent efforts by activist judges to experiment with this vital social institution I have sponsored an amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman and leaving all other questions of partnership, civil unions or contractual relationships to state legislatures.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Judicial Appointments
Wayne Allard

No where does the Constitution give Congress the ability to ignore the appointment process. By refusing to give judicial nominations an up or down vote, it is nothing more than a Congressional veto with a fancy name. James Madison characterized the appointment of judges as the remote choice of the people. Failure to provide an up or down vote deprives the people of the United States the choice selected by their representatives, denying choice to the very same people that elected us to office and the same people who live under the Constitution that we have sworn to protect

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Conservative / Liberal Balance on Supreme Court
Wayne Allard

This debate is not about numbers. It is not about percentages - how many Judges that Republicans confirmed or how many Judges Democrats confirmed. To frame the debate as nothing but a statistical argument is to betray the American people. We were not sent to Congress to focus on a numerical count, but instead to make sure that limited government allows for opportunity and promise without stifling individual freedom and liberty. We were sent here to build a stronger Union and to uphold our obligations under the Constitution. The founding fathers referred to judges as "the guardians" of the Constitution and gave to the President the responsibility to appoint them. Alexander Hamilton once wrote that, in order to maintain the health of the three branches of government, all possible care is requisite to enable the judiciary to defend itself. It is frightening to think that a minority in the Senate are eroding the foundation of the third branch by perpetuating obstruction and endangering the citadels of justice.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Federal Judges Confirmation Procedures
Wayne Allard

Through strong and courageous leadership, the President has stood firm against terrorist and terrorist regimes. But our government cannot function without an equally strong Judiciary - the third branch of government. It is through the judiciary that justice is served, rights protected, and that law breakers are sentenced for their crimes. The Senate cannot willingly refuse to provide an up or down vote on judicial nominees without acknowledging that irreparable harm may be done to an equal branch of government.

Judges must take an oath to uphold the law, regardless of their personal views. Time after time, a nomination has been blocked by a minority of Senators because they feel that they are better judges of a nominee's ability to fulfill that oath than a majority of the Senate. The result of this obstruction is a broken nomination process.

Mr. President, I sincerely hope we can work through the impasse the judicial nomination process. I hope those opposed to the President's nominees will vote against them and speak their mind about it. But I also hope that we will be allowed to provide the guidance we are required to provide under the Constitution. As I have said so many times before, "vote 'em up, or vote 'em down, but just vote."

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Legal Reform, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

The Constitution of the United States is among the most historically significant documents ever written. The Constitution remains at the heart and root of our society and serves as a foundation for democracy and freedom all around the world. It is incumbent upon Congress to examine the constitutionality of various legislative and judicial issues every year. As the body most directly accountable to the American people Congress can not shirk this duty by leaving questions of interpretation solely to the courts.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Government
Influence of Special Interests
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

I have pledged during my campaign that I will not accept money, contributions, from any Special Interest Group, Corporation or Lobbyist, in fact I have not solicited money from anyone for use in my campaign, and this will remain so even after I am elected. My vote will always belong to the citizens of Colorado and no one else.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

As health care costs continue to rise, more American families face problems accessing quality health care. We need to do everything possible to make affordable health insurance options available to families and small businesses. We must also increase access to care and improve health care quality, including through advancements in information technology and special attention to the unique needs of rural areas.

I am particularly interested in promoting homeland security by increasing our capacity to deal with infectious diseases and bioterrorism. Veterinarians have a special expertise in preventing and controlling diseases such as anthrax, West Nile Virus, and bird flu. Yet, there is a critical shortage of veterinarians working in public health practice, and the nation's veterinary medical colleges do not have the capacity to meet the need. I believe that we should assist them in expanding their training programs for public health professionals.

AIDS

I support the Administration's efforts to fight the increasing threat presented by the surge of HIV/AIDS and other infections diseases facing the world today. I am confident that $15 billion in U.S. assistance over the period of five years to countries in Africa and the Caribbean will make a positive impact. No other country matches our efforts to combat these diseases. I continue to work together with my colleagues and the Administration to monitor the situation and take necessary steps to solve this international crisis.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Everyday, millions of Americans struggle with health care expenses they can't afford. Washington has ignored the problem. I believe we have a moral obligation to make sure that all Americans have quality health care they can afford. My plan would cover every child and lower health care costs for millions of Americans.

Our health care system is the envy of many in the world. We have the best doctors, nurses and other caregivers, and we have access to the most advanced technologies and pharmaceuticals. But too many families cannot afford to access that system, and too many more struggle to provide even a basic level of health coverage to their families or employees.

There are 43 million people without health insurance nationwide, and 720,000 of them live right here in Colorado, and nearly twice that many have been without insurance sometime during the past two years. Health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket - 11 percent in 2001, 13 percent in 2002 and 14 percent in 2003. Brand-name prescription drug prices rose almost three times the rate of inflation, so fast that the discounts promised in last year's Medicare reforms can't keep pace.

Those living in rural Colorado face additional hurdles: higher premiums, greater distances to providers and decreased choice in health plans. Rural Americans make up 20% of the population, but are served by less than 10% of the nation's physicians.

We need to get started right away to get more people covered -- including children, employees of small business and the self-employed.

But we're never going to really solve our health care problems until we find ways to lower the costs, including: lower prescription drug costs; working harder to prevent medical errors and eliminate administrative costs; reduce groundless medical malpractice lawsuits; and place greater emphasis on prevention and education to prevent expensive hospitalizations and other crisis care. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," especi [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Improving Health & Medical Care
Wayne Allard

As health care costs continue to rise, more American families face problems accessing quality health care. We need to do everything possible to make affordable health insurance options available to families and small businesses. We must also increase access to care and improve health care quality, including through advancements in information technology and special attention to the unique needs of rural areas.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

Lawsuit abuse in America is out of control. It's causing health care costs to skyrocket and putting doctors out of business. While we lose, the trial lawyers cash in and liberal judges turn a blind-eye. All the lawyers and professional politicians in the Senate won't change things. But I will.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Stop passing unconstitutional legislation. There is NO provision in the Constitution for the Federal government to have ANY involvement in Health Care.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

Everyday, millions of Americans struggle with health care expenses they can't afford. Washington has ignored the problem. I believe we have a moral obligation to make sure that all Americans have quality health care they can afford. My plan would cover every child and lower health care costs for millions of Americans.

Our health care system is the envy of many in the world. We have the best doctors, nurses and other caregivers, and we have access to the most advanced technologies and pharmaceuticals. But too many families cannot afford to access that system, and too many more struggle to provide even a basic level of health coverage to their families or employees.

Our national health care system is in a crisis, and rural and small town America suffers unique problems due to the limited availability and high cost of health care. We should encourage doctors and nurses to work in rural areas through student loan forgiveness, ensure that rural hospitals and health care providers receive fair rates for the services they provide, and encourage the development of e-medicine, providing rural areas with access to the best medical advice via Internet-based teleconferencing and diagnosis.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Reducing Health Care Costs
Wayne Allard

As health care costs continue to rise, more American families face problems accessing quality health care. We need to do everything possible to make affordable health insurance options available to families and small businesses. We must also increase access to care and improve health care quality, including through advancements in information technology and special attention to the unique needs of rural areas.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

There are 43 million people without health insurance nationwide, and 720,000 of them live right here in Colorado, and nearly twice that many have been without insurance sometime during the past two years. Health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket - 11 percent in 2001, 13 percent in 2002 and 14 percent in 2003. Brand-name prescription drug prices rose almost three times the rate of inflation, so fast that the discounts promised in last year's Medicare reforms can't keep pace.

Those living in rural Colorado face additional hurdles: higher premiums, greater distances to providers and decreased choice in health plans. Rural Americans make up 20% of the population, but are served by less than 10% of the nation's physicians.

We need to get started right away to get more people covered -- including children, employees of small business and the self-employed.

But we're never going to really solve our health care problems until we find ways to lower the costs, including: lower prescription drug costs; working harder to prevent medical errors and eliminate administrative costs; reduce groundless medical malpractice lawsuits; and place greater emphasis on prevention and education to prevent expensive hospitalizations and other crisis care. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," especially for chronic illnesses.

Programs to teach Americans to prevent illness and to manage chronic disease provide an opportunity to improve health and reduce spending by identifying and monitoring high-risk populations. Every dollar we spend on preventing disease saves many dollars in more expensive treatment costs down the road. Savings could total $100 billion over 10 years.

We can both improve care and reduce costs by assuring consistency between many federal health care programs. Administrative expenses are a big piece of our health care costs. All federal health care programs should use the same forms, procedures, compatible computer programs and standards. Ther [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Medical Research
Wayne Allard

Veterinarians have a special expertise in preventing and controlling diseases such as anthrax, West Nile Virus, and bird flu. Yet, there is a critical shortage of veterinarians working in public health practice, and the nation's veterinary medical colleges do not have the capacity to meet the need. I believe that we should assist them in expanding their training programs for public health professionals.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Programs to teach Americans to prevent illness and to manage chronic disease provide an opportunity to improve health and reduce spending by identifying and monitoring high-risk populations. Every dollar we spend on preventing disease saves many dollars in more expensive treatment costs down the road. Savings could total $100 billion over 10 years.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Physicians
Wayne Allard

I am particularly interested in promoting homeland security by increasing our capacity to deal with infectious diseases and bioterrorism. Veterinarians have a special expertise in preventing and controlling diseases such as anthrax, West Nile Virus, and bird flu. Yet, there is a critical shortage of veterinarians working in public health practice, and the nation's veterinary medical colleges do not have the capacity to meet the need. I believe that we should assist them in expanding their training programs for public health professionals.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

HIV/AIDS
Wayne Allard

I support the Administration's efforts to fight the increasing threat presented by the surge of HIV/AIDS and other infections diseases facing the world today. I am confident that $15 billion in U.S. assistance over the period of five years to countries in Africa and the Caribbean will make a positive impact. No other country matches our efforts to combat these diseases. I continue to work together with my colleagues and the Administration to monitor the situation and take necessary steps to solve this international crisis.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)
Wayne Allard

Veterinarians have a special expertise in preventing and controlling diseases such as bird flu. Yet, there is a critical shortage of veterinarians working in public health practice, and the nation's veterinary medical colleges do not have the capacity to meet the need. I believe that we should assist them in expanding their training programs for public health professionals.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

West Nile Virus
Wayne Allard

Veterinarians have a special expertise in preventing and controlling diseases such as West Nile Virus. Yet, there is a critical shortage of veterinarians working in public health practice, and the nation's veterinary medical colleges do not have the capacity to meet the need. I believe that we should assist them in expanding their training programs for public health professionals.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Business
Business, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

BANKING

As consumers are becoming more sophisticated and demanding more options to meet their needs, the banking and financial services industries have undergone significant changes. In order to make their financial decisions, it is important that consumers receive accurate, useful information. Robust, healthy financial markets are vital to the health of our nation's economy, therefore we must ensure the safety and soundness of our financial institutions.

SMALL BUSINESS

As a former small business owner, I clearly understand both the challenges and rewards of starting and running a small business. Small businesses represent an entry point into the U.S. economy, especially for women and minorities. No other country in the world provides the opportunity for those with a hard work ethic and a clear business vision to experience success like the United States. There are currently more than 23 million small businesses in America, and they create 75 percent of the nation's net new jobs and employ more than half of the nation's private sector employees. Promoting small business promotes our economy. Therefore, it is essential that we implement policies and reduce taxes to help them grow and thrive.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Business Tax Incentives
Wayne Allard

Promoting small business promotes our economy. Therefore, it is essential that we implement policies and reduce taxes to help them grow and thrive.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

In the past three years, more than 100 million American taxpayers have seen their income tax bills reduced. And 23 million small businesses have tax savings to invest in new equipment, new facilities and new workers.

The result is that more than 300,000 jobs were created in March - the biggest increase in four years. I believe this trend will continue because we are now seeing some of the strongest economic growth rates in years.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Support

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Small Business
Wayne Allard

As a former small business owner, I clearly understand both the challenges and rewards of starting and running a small business. Small businesses represent an entry point into the U.S. economy, especially for women and minorities. No other country in the world provides the opportunity for those with a hard work ethic and a clear business vision to experience success like the United States. There are currently more than 23 million small businesses in America, and they create 75 percent of the nation's net new jobs and employ more than half of the nation's private sector employees. Promoting small business promotes our economy. Therefore, it is essential that we implement policies and reduce taxes to help them grow and thrive.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Minority-Owned Businesses
Wayne Allard

Small businesses represent an entry point into the U.S. economy, especially for women and minorities.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Banking Practices
Wayne Allard

As consumers are becoming more sophisticated and demanding more options to meet their needs, the banking and financial services industries have undergone significant changes. In order to make their financial decisions, it is important that consumers receive accurate, useful information. Robust, healthy financial markets are vital to the health of our nation's economy, therefore we must ensure the safety and soundness of our financial institutions.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

There is no single approach to solving the problems of energy dependence or current energy costs. I support an energy policy that calls for greater dependence on domestic energy sources, including oil, natural gas, clean coal, nuclear, and renewable resources. I remain committed to the passage of sound, workable energy policy. We are fortunate in Colorado to have access to a wide variety of energy sources.

ENERGY BILL

Mr. President, I rise today to speak about the energy bill which we are considering on the floor today. I am grateful to the Majority and Minority Leader, and to the leaders of the Energy Committee, for bringing this legislation to the floor. I want to especially commend Senator Domenici, Chairman of the Energy Committee, for his leadership on this bill. He has worked tirelessly on this important legislation and our nation owes him a great deal of appreciation for his persistence.

Ongoing events -- here in the US and around the world -- are daily reminders of how desperately our country needs a sound energy policy. One only has to pick up a newspaper or listen to the nightly news to know that our national security is one of the most important issues we are currently facing. And one only has to receive their monthly electric bill or drive past a gas station to know that our energy markets are in need of certainty and stability. This is the third Congress during which we have tried to pass an energy bill, and I say it's time to get it done.

I would like to first speak about oil shale, a promising fuel source found in abundance in the Rocky Mountains. The oil shale in this region produces a very light crude, suitable to fill needs for jet fuel and other very pure fuels. During the last several years a handful of companies have worked to develop technologies that will allow for economically and environmentally feasible development of this resource.

Some of the oil shale resource lies under private lands, but much of it - certainly the riche [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Salazar helped lead the successful bipartisan effort to pass the National Energy Policy Act of 2005, an important first step toward energy independence. He has since helped form a bipartisan coalition of ten Senators pressing for greater use of renewable fuels and improved motor vehicle efficiency.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Gas Prices
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

In a free Market economy the price of gasoline - and every other product/service will fluxuate based on demand and supply.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Wayne Allard

As a founder and co-chairman of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus I am supportive of incentives that are included in the legislation to continue moving the country's use of renewable resources forward. Technological advancements in solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, fuel cells and hydro have made great strides. And increases in technology have led to decreases in price. Government has played an important role in the research that will help us reach our renewable technology goals, and we should continue to further those goals. The input and investments of the federal government have been vital in furthering industry and private sector involvement in the renewable field.

Renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies provide clean, inexhaustible energy for millions of consumers. I believe that we should try to increase our use of renewable energy sources. Solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro and wind power are attractive energy sources for the future. We should continue to support the research, perfect the technology and expand their use.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Renewable energy is a win-win-win proposition. It's cost-effective, reduces air pollution, and is an economic boon to rural areas. Fourteen states already have renewable energy standards that encourage or require the development of renewable energy sources, usually wind power. The results exceeded all expectations. Energy companies surpassed the minimum requirements, thousands of jobs were created, and millions of dollars were paid in landowner royalties. Bio-fuels, like ethanol, will also play an important role in our renewable energy future. I will push for a federal renewable energy program to increase our national energy supply and to give an economic boost to rural America.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Yes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Solar Energy Investment Tax Credit Bill
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Salazar helped lead the successful bipartisan effort to pass the National Energy Policy Act of 2005, an important first step toward energy independence. He has since helped form a bipartisan coalition of ten Senators pressing for greater use of renewable fuels and improved motor vehicle efficiency.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Natural Gas
Wayne Allard

There are more than 1,300 wells producing clean, domestic supplies of natural gas within Colorado's Naval Oil Shale Reserve lands. Of these, 333 are operating on federal lands and the production royalties derived from these wells are deposited in a trust fund at the Department of Treasury. The monies in this fund are earmarked to pay for the clean-up of the Anvil Points site, but what happens to the remainder of the funds? My goal is to ensure that Colorado -- especially the Western Slope -- receives its fair share.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Energy Bill
Wayne Allard

I would like to first speak about oil shale, a promising fuel source found in abundance in the Rocky Mountains. Some of the oil shale resource lies under private lands, but much of it - certainly the richest deposit - is under federal lands. It is bad business practice to pour millions of dollars into research and development projects with no hint of assurance those projects will lead to commercialization. I believe it is important to give companies that are investing tens of millions of dollars into these research projects a proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel."

As a founder and co-chairman of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus I am also supportive of incentives that are included in the legislation to continue moving the country's use of renewable resources forward. Technological advancements in solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, fuel cells and hydro have made great strides. And increases in technology have led to decreases in price. The input and investments of the federal government have been vital in furthering industry and private sector involvement in the renewable field.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, often called NREL, in Colorado has made an incredible contribution, and has played a very important part in current technological advancements. The technologies being developed at NREL - whether providing alternative fuels and power, or making our homes and vehicles more energy efficient - are vital to our nation's energy progress.

We must continue to provide incentives for the implementation of renewables use and for the infrastructure necessary to support these renewable sources. These technologies are a necessary step in balancing our domestic energy portfolio, increasing our nation's energy security and advancing our country's technological excellence, and I believe this bill takes an important step in that direction.

It is my hope that Congress passes an energy bill this year.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Labor Wages & Unions
Labor, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I have consistently opposed legislation that would compel employees to join unions, and will carefully examine any legislation that would compromise an employee's right to choose his or her representation. For the most part, there are already existing laws and regulations that protect the rights of employees in their occupations. Thanks to the free market, individuals also have a choice in choosing the occupation that they feel best suits their needs, whether that be wages or working conditions.

I support programs that continue to help lower-income and other individuals achieve job training success. Some of these programs include youth and adult job training and coaching, dislocated worker programs, youth job corps programs and grants, and workforce training for U.S. veterans.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Unions, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

I have consistently opposed legislation that would compel employees to join unions, and will carefully examine any legislation that would compromise an employee's right to choose his or her representation. For the most part, there are already existing laws and regulations that protect the rights of employees in their occupations. Thanks to the free market, individuals also have a choice in choosing the occupation that they feel best suits their needs, whether that be wages or working conditions.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Minimum Wage
Wayne Allard

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Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

The Federal minimum wages laws should be abolished.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Values, Religion & Family
American Values
Wayne Allard

Over two hundred years ago, our founding fathers recognized the importance of becoming an independent nation; a nation where all men were created equal and have an inherent right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the beginning, most thought the Union would fail, and now it stands alone as the world's leader. Although this country has seen over 230 years of great transformation, the ideals on which this nation was founded remain unchanged. Americans still strive to better our nation and practice the freedoms provided to us by our independence, just as they did in 1776.

We must never lose sight of those men and women who have fought to protect our freedoms and liberties. I wish we could say that the fight is over, but the again faces the starkness of war. We are confronted by an enemy that ultimately wishes to deprive the world of freedom and human rights. As generations before, our men and women have been called upon to fight for freedom and liberty - the same values we declared over 230 years ago.

Our troops have performed their duties with unflagging commitment and courage. We are forever indebted to all those who have served and continue to serve this great country. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice, and for those, words could never express the gratitude and reverence felt for their sacrifice. Time may help heal, but time will never erase the memory of the young soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who have given their lives for the freedoms of the United States of America.

Our determination and willingness to protect this country has been evident for over two centuries. I truly believe that it is because of our undying faith in the principles of liberty and justice for all, the honor and courage of our servicemen and women, and the commitment of each citizen, that the will remain a strong and prosperous nation. May we all celebrate these freedoms together this Independence Day and every day.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Religion, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

S. 1558

To restore religious freedoms.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Religious Liberties Restoration Act'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following:

(1) The Declaration of Independence declares that governments are instituted to secure certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, with which all human beings are endowed by their Creator and to which they are entitled by the laws of nature and of nature's God.

(2) The organic laws of the United States Code and the constitutions of every State, using various expressions, recognize God as the source of the blessings of liberty.

(3) The first amendment to the Constitution secures rights against laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof made by the Federal Government.

(4) The rights secured under the first amendment have been interpreted by the Federal courts to be included among the provisions of the 14th amendment.

(5) The 10th amendment reserves to the States, respectively, the powers not delegated to the Federal Government nor prohibited to the States.

(6) Disputes and doubts have arisen with respect to public displays of the Ten Commandments and to other public expression of religious faith.

(7) Section 5 of the 14th amendment grants Congress the power to enforce the provisions of the 14th amendment.

(8) Article III, section 2 of the Constitution grants Congress the authority to except certain matters from the jurisdiction of the Federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court.

SEC. 3. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS DECLARED.

(a) DISPLAY OF TEN COMMANDMENTS- The power to display the Ten Commandments on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions of such States is among the powers reserved to the State [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Religion in Government
Wayne Allard

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS DECLARED.

(a) DISPLAY OF TEN COMMANDMENTS- The power to display the Ten Commandments on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions of such States is among the powers reserved to the States, respectively.

(b) WORD `GOD' IN PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE- The power to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions of such States is among the powers reserved to the States, respectively. The Pledge of Allegiance shall be, `I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and justice for all.'.

(c) MOTTO `IN GOD WE TRUST'- The power to recite the national motto on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions of such States is among the powers reserved to the States, respectively. The national motto shall be, `In God we trust'.

(d) EXERCISE OF CONGRESSIONAL POWER TO EXCEPT- The subject matter of subsections (a), (b), and (c) are excepted from the jurisdiction of Federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Americans are increasingly reliant on aviation for personal and business travel. As access to aviation continues to grow the federal government must be responsive to the needs and safety of pilots and passengers.

Public transportation is a key component of our nation's transportation infrastructure and can provide safe, reliable, efficient, and economical service. Public transportation can create jobs and stimulate economic development, as well as reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Air
Wayne Allard

Americans are increasingly reliant on aviation for personal and business travel. As access to aviation continues to grow the federal government must be responsive to the needs and safety of pilots and passengers.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Public Transportation
Wayne Allard

Public transportation is a key component of our nation's transportation infrastructure and can provide safe, reliable, efficient, and economical service. Public transportation can create jobs and stimulate economic development, as well as reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

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Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

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Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

We must never forget those who have served their country proudly and defended the freedom we all hold dear. Since my tenure on the Senate Budget Committee starting in 2000, we have been successful in securing a more than 40% increase in the Veterans' Administration budget. Of course, the face-to-face contact of medical health care is one of the more important services that the VA provides. To that end, I was able to pass legislation requiring the VA to open three healthcare clinics throughout southern Colorado and a nursing home in Pueblo. Additionally, the Pikes Peak region of our state is in need of a national veterans' cemetery and I have introduced legislation to that end. I am also pleased that the entire delegation has continued to facilitate the important negotiations to move the Denver VA Hospital to the Fitzsimmons campus. Our veterans' population in the Rocky Mountain region deserves a first-class medical facility, and the continued collaboration with the University of Colorado will ensure that we can provide the medical services our veterans require.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

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Victor Good

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Finn Gotaas

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John R. "Rob" Harris

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Richard Randall

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Ken Salazar

My family takes pride in military service. My father insisted, even though Alzheimer's had taken much of his mind, that he be buried in his World War II uniform when he died almost three years ago. My Uncle Leandro was killed defending our nation in that war. Like millions of other veterans, they lived up to their word. Now it's time for the nation to live up to ours.

In June, 1944, our nation enacted the G.I. Bill, creating education, job training and home mortgage benefits for the veterans of World War II. Now, 60 years later, we should recommit ourselves to honor the promises we have made to the brave men and women who have served us. Washington promised to provide health care, retirement benefits, housing assistance and educational support to those who serve in our Armed Forces. We should all be ashamed that, in recent years, our government has failed to make good on these promises.

Our nation promised free health care for life to our veterans, but the federal government now imposes monthly premiums, deductibles and co-pays upon them. The federal government even excludes veterans from health care if they earn more than the modest income of $28,000 a year. Washington taxes and offsets the limited benefits provided, and the current administration wants to cut those benefits even more. The Administration's 2005 proposed budget shortchanges veterans' programs by $3.8 billion, and the 2006 proposed budget slices nearly $1 billion more. As a result of these budget cuts, Colorado's veterans' health-care facilities and programs are underfunded by $35 million.

When Washington tries to balance the budget on the backs of our troops and our veterans, I will stand with our troops, past and present. I will fight efforts to reduce health care and retirement benefits for veterans and their survivors.

When we promise to support our troops, that promise doesn't end when they come home. I will not allow this nation to breach our promises to our veterans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Veterans' Health and Medical Care
Wayne Allard

We must never forget those who have served their country proudly and defended the freedom we all hold dear. Under the Bush Administration, the VA budget has increased dramatically--in fact by nearly 75%. Of course, the face-to-face contact of medical health care is one of the more important services that the VA provides. To that end, I have passed legislation requiring the VA to open three healthcare clinics throughout southern Colorado and a nursing home in Pueblo and am continuing to work with the VA to establish a clinic in eastern Colorado.

I am also pleased that the entire Colorado congressional delegation has continued to facilitate the important negotiations to move the Denver VA Hospital to the Fitzsimons campus. Tremendous progress has been made over the last year cutting though the bureaucratic red-tape and I look forward to more success. Our veterans' population in the Rocky Mountain region deserves a first-class medical facility, and the continued collaboration with the University of Colorado will ensure that we can provide the medical services our veterans require.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Wayne Allard

We must never forget those who have served their country proudly and defended the freedom we all hold dear. Since my tenure on the Senate Budget Committee starting in 2000, we have been successful in securing a more than 40% increase in the Veterans' Administration budget. Of course, the face-to-face contact of medical health care is one of the more important services that the VA provides. To that end, I was able to pass legislation requiring the VA to open three healthcare clinics throughout southern Colorado and a nursing home in Pueblo. Additionally, the Pikes Peak region of our state is in need of a national veterans' cemetery and I have introduced legislation to that end. I am also pleased that the entire delegation has continued to facilitate the important negotiations to move the Denver VA Hospital to the Fitzsimmons campus. Our veterans' population in the Rocky Mountain region deserves a first-class medical facility, and the continued collaboration with the University of Colorado will ensure that we can provide the medical services our veterans require.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

In June, 1944, our nation enacted the G.I. Bill, creating education, job training and home mortgage benefits for the veterans of World War II. Now, 60 years later, we should recommit ourselves to honor the promises we have made to the brave men and women who have served us. Washington promised to provide health care, retirement benefits, housing assistance and educational support to those who serve in our Armed Forces. We should all be ashamed that, in recent years, our government has failed to make good on these promises.

When Washington tries to balance the budget on the backs of our troops and our veterans, I will stand with our troops, past and present. I will fight efforts to reduce health care and retirement benefits for veterans and their survivors.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Veterans Funding
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Our nation promised free health care for life to our veterans, but the federal government now imposes monthly premiums, deductibles and co-pays upon them. The federal government even excludes veterans from health care if they earn more than the modest income of $28,000 a year. Washington taxes and offsets the limited benefits provided, and the current administration wants to cut those benefits even more. The Administration's 2005 proposed budget shortchanges veterans' programs by $3.8 billion, and the 2006 proposed budget slices nearly $1 billion more. As a result of these budget cuts, Colorado's veterans' health-care facilities and programs are underfunded by $35 million.

When Washington tries to balance the budget on the backs of our troops and our veterans, I will stand with our troops, past and present. I will fight efforts to reduce health care and retirement benefits for veterans and their survivors.

When we promise to support our troops, that promise doesn't end when they come home. I will not allow this nation to breach our promises to our veterans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Civil Rights
Civil Rights, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

DEATH PENALTY

There are some people who are not receptive to rehabilitation and continue to commit crimes. In these instances the courts and individual state legislatures have determined the legal forms of punishment, and in some jurisdiction, the death penalty is one legal option.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Protection of the human rights was the most important issue when the Founding Fathers established the Union. The United States continues to be a leader of democracy and human rights in the international arena, helping secure the peace, deter aggression, promote rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and assist during humanitarian crises. I have worked closely with my colleagues and the current Administration to spread democracy and prevent human rights violations worldwide, regardless of people's political, ethnic, or religious affiliation.

PROPERTY RIGHTS

I am a strong supporter of private property rights. One of the basic foundations of our democracy, both economically and philosophically, is ownership of property. We need to be careful that state or federal government does not infringe the right to own property. I believe strongly in the principles of local control and property rights. I will study any developing legislation trying to address the needs of property owners and protect the authority of local government.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

We must commit ourselves to fight terror without sacrificing the very freedoms we are fighting to protect. Many terrorists see our way of life and our personal freedoms as a direct challenge: We are democratic, they are autocratic; we value diversity, they demand religious, cultural or political uniformity; we look forward to a future of peace, they look back to a past of violence. If we sacrifice our freedoms and values in the name of war on terror, then we give the terrorists their first victory. By protecting the rights and liberties that define America, even as we fight terrorism, we demonstrate that our strength and justice flow from these American principles.

As Attorney General, I understand the central role that intelligence gathering plays in law enforcement and national security. The Patriot Act increases law enforcement's ability to collect intelligence. But it goes too far in compromising cherished civil rights for uncertain benefits. I support the efforts of a bipartisan group of Senators who support the SAFE (Security and Freedom Ensured) Act of 2003. The SAFE Act makes appropriate amendments to the Patriot Act, such as requiring increased judicial review and higher standards of evidence before law enforcement agencies can obtain secret subpoenas to review medical, business and library records.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

USA Patriot Act
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

My impression of the Patriot Act is that in regard to basic civil liberties it is extremely unpatriotic. It takes away the very essence of what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America. This Act should be repealed in it's entirety and replaced with a new law that is both readable and understandable, one that has verifiable legal safeguards for the individual.The Patriot Act accomplishes nothing in the so called war on terrorism. If we as a nation must change the way we live and the freedoms under which we live to in order to defeat these individuals and groups, then they have already won. I for one choose not to live in fear; I choose to live in the embrace of the Freedoms that define me as a citizen of the United States; 'Vigilant but Free'.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

We must commit ourselves to fight terror without sacrificing the very freedoms we are fighting to protect. Many terrorists see our way of life and our personal freedoms as a direct challenge: We are democratic, they are autocratic; we value diversity, they demand religious, cultural or political uniformity; we look forward to a future of peace, they look back to a past of violence. If we sacrifice our freedoms and values in the name of war on terror, then we give the terrorists their first victory. By protecting the rights and liberties that define America, even as we fight terrorism, we demonstrate that our strength and justice flow from these American principles.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Human Rights
Wayne Allard

Protection of the human rights was the most important issue when the Founding Fathers established the Union. The United States continues to be a leader of democracy and human rights in the international arena, helping secure the peace, deter aggression, promote rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and assist during humanitarian crises. I have worked closely with my colleagues and the current Administration to spread democracy and prevent human rights violations worldwide, regardless of people's political, ethnic, or religious affiliation.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
Wayne Allard

I am a strong supporter of private property rights. One of the basic foundations of our democracy, both economically and philosophically, is ownership of property. We need to be careful that state or federal government does not infringe the right to own property. I believe strongly in the principles of local control and property rights. I will study any developing legislation trying to address the needs of property owners and protect the authority of local government.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Homes
Housing, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

While Americans today enjoy the worlds greatest opportunities for becoming homeowners, only 48 percent of African-American and Hispanic families own their homes as compared to 75 percent of non-Hispanic whites who own their homes. For many of these families, the biggest barrier to homeownership is their inability to afford downpayment requirements and closing costs. I strongly believe that this homeownership gap should be eliminated, and I am pleased to join President Bush and Secretary Martinez in achieving their goal of 5.5 million additional minority homeowners by the end of the decade by introducing S.811, the American Dream Downpayment Act.

The American Dream Downpayment Act will help 40,000 families annually, focusing on low-income families who are first-time homebuyers. The American Dream Downpayment Fund will provide communities across America with $200 million in grants to help homebuyers with the downpayment and closing costs.

I am hopeful that the Senate will move quickly in passing the American Dream Downpayment Act so that Americans, and Coloradans can be a part of making the American Dream a reality.

FLOOR STATEMENT (4/8/2003)

Mr. President, I rise to introduce the American Dream Downpayment Act, which will help thousands of families achieve the American Dream of homeownership. The rate of homeownership in the United States has risen steadily over the past few years. However, for many working families, low-income families, women-headed households, minorities, urban dwellers and young families the dream of homeownership remains elusive. While Americans enjoy the world's greatest opportunities for becoming homeowners, only 47 percent of African-American and Hispanic families own their homes as compared to 75 percent of non-Hispanic whites who own their homes. For many of these families, the biggest barrier to homeownership is their inability to afford downpayment requirements and closing costs. To help eliminate the gaps in homeownership [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Homeownership
Wayne Allard

Homeownership has long been the American dream, and fortunately many families have been able to achieve that dream. The rate of homeownership in the United States has risen steadily over the past few years to record high levels. However, for some families this dream remains elusive. By working together at the local, state, and federal level we can develop new and innovative solutions to address our affordable housing needs. As Chairman of the Senate Housing and Transportation Subcommittee, I will continue to make affordable housing a top priority. In particular, I have a strong commitment to affordable homeownership opportunities, such as my American Dream Downpayment Initiative that was enacted into law. Making homeownership attainable for Americans is a key to ensuring prosperity for our nation and individual families for years to come.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Affordable Housing
Wayne Allard

By working together at the local, state, and federal level we can develop new and innovative solutions to address our affordable housing needs. As Chairman of the Senate Housing and Transportation Subcommittee, I will continue to make affordable housing a top priority. In particular, I have a strong commitment to affordable homeownership opportunities, such as my American Dream Downpayment Initiative that was enacted into law.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Prescription Drugs
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

I believe in free trade where there is a level playing field and support importation so long as certain requirements are met that guarantee safety as assure the import does not undermine U.S. trade companies through unfair trade practices.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Support

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

There is no reason why American consumers should pay much more for the same drugs than our neighbors in Canada. Congress should direct the immediate creation of a program to regulate the safe importation of prescription drugs from Canada by licensed American pharmacists. There is broad bi-partisan support for this action.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

The Veterans Administration has worked to control the cost for providing health care to veterans by negotiating with drug companies for better prices. Astonishingly, Congress passed a law last year that prohibits Medicare from negotiating lower prescription drug prices. I will vote to repeal this nonsensical provision. This simple change would give Medicare the ability to negotiate a fair price and act as a prudent purchaser of prescription drugs - the same ability that every private health insurer already has.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Social Security & Pensions
Social Security, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Since its creation in 1935, Social Security has been an important component of retirement security for our nation's seniors. And while the system is safe for today's retirees, without reform it will not be available for our grandchildren. As the Social Security Trustees stated in their 2005 report, the current system cannot pay future retirees the benefits they are owed. Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system with current workers paying for current retirees' benefits. We have fewer workers paying into the system and more senior citizens receiving benefits with every passing year. This means that fewer people are paying more taxes for more retirees. It is simply unsustainable to continue down this road. We must look at a variety of options to ensure that benefits are protected both now and in the future.

I also support allowing younger workers the option to invest a portion of their money if they choose. Younger workers should have the ability to decide what is the best option for their personal financial future. Social Security is a valuable program, and I will work to make sure that it exists for future generations.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

My parents' generation has rightly been called the "greatest generation." They survived the Depression, fought and won World War II, and built the American economy into the most powerful economic machine the world has ever known. Along the way, they helped create and fund Social Security and Medicare to protect their own parents. Today, the remaining members of the greatest generation rely on those programs for retirement income and health care.

Many other older Americans, too, who worked and paid their taxes and supported these programs are today nearing retirement or have already retired. They, too, helped defend our nation and build the foundation on which we have thrived and prospered. Because of the sacrifices of those who came before us, we baby-boomers, and our children, have enjoyed greater opportunities and freedoms than any generation in human history.

As a nation, we entered into a compact with those who paved the way for us. As a nation, we promised them that if they worked hard and paid their taxes, there would be Social Security and Medicare benefits available to help support them when it came time to retire. We make that same promise to today's workers, who now pay the taxes that support those who came before. We must honor that promise. With prudent management of these programs and the federal budget, Social Security and Medicare will remain strong through the retirement of America's baby-boomers and for generations to come.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Long Term Viability of Social Security
Wayne Allard

As the Social Security Trustees stated in their 2005 report, the current system cannot pay future retirees the benefits they are owed. Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system with current workers paying for current retirees' benefits. We have fewer workers paying into the system and more senior citizens receiving benefits with every passing year. This means that fewer people are paying more taxes for more retirees. It is simply unsustainable to continue down this road. We must look at a variety of options to ensure that benefits are protected both now and in the future.

I also support allowing younger workers the option to invest a portion of their money if they choose. Younger workers should have the ability to decide what is the best option for their personal financial future. Social Security is a valuable program, and I will work to make sure that it exists for future generations.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Social Security should be banned.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

Preserve and enhance Social Security. My plan calls for using this years surplus, approximately 89 million dollars, by giving it to national banks to used for loans and mortgages with a percentage of the profits paid to the fund. This will preserve and enhance the principal and return money to the economy.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

The Social Security System should be abolished.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

As a nation, we entered into a compact with those who paved the way for us. As a nation, we promised them that if they worked hard and paid their taxes, there would be Social Security and Medicare benefits available to help support them when it came time to retire. We make that same promise to today's workers, who now pay the taxes that support those who came before. We must honor that promise. With prudent management of these programs and the federal budget, Social Security and Medicare will remain strong through the retirement of America's baby-boomers and for generations to come.

More than half of Americans over 65 years old would live in poverty if Social Security disappeared. I will push for a return to fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets to maintain a foundation for economic growth, and I will press to make the preservation of Social Security a national priority. With these prudent measures, Social Security will remain financially healthy for generations to come.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Privatizing Social Security
Wayne Allard

I support allowing younger workers the option to invest a portion of their money if they choose. Younger workers should have the ability to decide what is the best option for their personal financial future. Social Security is a valuable program, and I will work to make sure that it exists for future generations.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

Ensuring the stability of Social Security pensions is more important now than ever. Just as many Americans have lost all or part of their retirement savings because of corporate fraud and precipitous drops in the stock market, privatization proposals would subject Social Security -- the only retirement safety net -- to the volatility of the stock market. For too many Americans, privatization will change Social Security from a safety net into a roulette wheel. I will fight against proposals to privatize Social Security. As Colorado Attorney General, I am familiar with the many kinds of investment fraud schemes that particularly target our elderly. I would, therefore, be very wary of "individual investment accounts."

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Pensions, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

As the baby boomers near retirement, individuals and families are beginning to focus more on retirement security. Pensions are an important part of retirement planning. Along with Social Security and private savings and investments, pensions can help seniors maintain their standard of living during their retirement years.

Congress is currently considering a number of proposals to change the current structure of employer sponsored pension plans. I want to ensure that employers live up to their promises and that employees' contributions are safe. However, Congress must also be careful not to place so many restrictions and mandates on private pensions that employers simply choose to no longer offer pensions. We must also work to ensure the long term viability of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Pension Reform
Wayne Allard

As the baby boomers near retirement, individuals and families are beginning to focus more on retirement security. Pensions are an important part of retirement planning. Along with Social Security and private savings and investments, pensions can help seniors maintain their standard of living during their retirement years.

Congress is currently considering a number of proposals to change the current structure of employer sponsored pension plans. I want to ensure that employers live up to their promises and that employees' contributions are safe. However, Congress must also be careful not to place so many restrictions and mandates on private pensions that employers simply choose to no longer offer pensions. We must also work to ensure the long term viability of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Defaults
Wayne Allard

Congress must be careful not to place so many restrictions and mandates on private pensions that employers simply choose to no longer offer pensions. We must also work to ensure the long term viability of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Consumers
Consumer Fraud and Protection
Wayne Allard

The Securities and Exchange Commission has been active in combating securities and investment fraud aimed at seniors. The SEC convened the first ever Senior Summit last year to help develop strategies that safeguard senior's financial security. This year's Senior Summit hopes to integrate more of our national resources and expand on the three pronged strategy that was developed last year -- aggressive enforcement efforts, targeted examinations, and education.

For many seniors their home is the most valuable asset they own, also making it a target. Unscrupulous lenders use false or misleading sales tactics to make high-cost loans to seniors who are in need of cash. Victims often cannot afford the loan, and they may be pressured to refinance a loan repeatedly and pay high fees each time. Borrowers who pledge their house as collateral and can't repay the loan could lose the home in a foreclosure. Seniors should be wary of unsolicited offers of home equity loans or refinancing. Review all documents carefully before signing, and ask a family member or other neutral party for help reviewing them if necessary.

Sometimes the criminals are closer to home. Unfortunately even relatives and caregivers can prey on seniors in an attempt to bilk them out of their life savings and assets. Some seniors will not, or do not, report cases of fraud because they are ashamed or embarrassed because they have been taken advantage of by someone they trusted or loved. Victims of crime have nothing to be ashamed of and they should help prevent the victimization of others by reporting their situation to law enforcement.

Not one person or group can succeed in assembling a financial education system alone. It takes the cooperation of the government, private sector and individuals. I encourage you to utilize the many agencies and seniors groups that offer classes and seminars designed to protect seniors from financial fraud.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Financial Consumer Protection
Wayne Allard

The Securities and Exchange Commission has been active in combating securities and investment fraud aimed at seniors. The SEC convened the first ever Senior Summit last year to help develop strategies that safeguard senior's financial security.

Seniors must show due diligence when selecting the right investments and financial advisors for themselves. Seniors should not feel intimidated asking questions of others when it comes to investing their money because they have so much to lose.

For many seniors their home is the most valuable asset they own, also making it a target. Unscrupulous lenders use false or misleading sales tactics to make high-cost loans to seniors who are in need of cash. Victims often cannot afford the loan, and they may be pressured to refinance a loan repeatedly and pay high fees each time. Borrowers who pledge their house as collateral and can't repay the loan could lose the home in a foreclosure. Seniors should be wary of unsolicited offers of home equity loans or refinancing. Review all documents carefully before signing, and ask a family member or other neutral party for help reviewing them if necessary.

Sometimes the criminals are closer to home. Unfortunately even relatives and caregivers can prey on seniors in an attempt to bilk them out of their life savings and assets.

Some seniors will not, or do not, report cases of fraud because they are ashamed or embarrassed because they have been taken advantage of by someone they trusted or loved. Victims of crime have nothing to be ashamed of and they should help prevent the victimization of others by reporting their situation to law enforcement.

Not one person or group can succeed in assembling a financial education system alone. It takes the cooperation of the government, private sector and individuals. I encourage you to utilize the many agencies and seniors groups that offer classes and seminars designed to protect seniors from financial fraud.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Drugs have had a devastating impact on our society. One tragedy caused by drug use is the separation of families when one member is sent to prison for distributing or possessing drugs. However, the devastating impact drugs have had in the lives of habitual users and their families is an even greater tragedy. For these reasons, I favor strong penalties to deter drug use and distribution.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Medical Use of Marijuana
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Legalization of Marijuana
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No. Opposes legalization of all recreational drugs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

War on Drugs
Wayne Allard

Drugs have had a devastating impact on our society. One tragedy caused by drug use is the separation of families when one member is sent to prison for distributing or possessing drugs. However, the devastating impact drugs have had in the lives of habitual users and their families is an even greater tragedy. For these reasons, I favor strong penalties to deter drug use and distribution.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

The "War on Drugs" should end.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Punishments for Drug Crimes
Wayne Allard

Drugs have had a devastating impact on our society. One tragedy caused by drug use is the separation of families when one member is sent to prison for distributing or possessing drugs. However, the devastating impact drugs have had in the lives of habitual users and their families is an even greater tragedy. For these reasons, I favor strong penalties to deter drug use and distribution.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No. Far to strict and excessive.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Poverty & Welfare
Welfare, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Colorado has made remarkable progress in the Welfare to Work programs and has been able to move thousands from welfare rolls to working self-sufficiency because of the flexibility available under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. We cannot forget that welfare was intended to be a safety net for a transition period. Public assistance is meant to help people become responsible and self-sufficient. The first step to real welfare reform was taken in 1996 but more work remains to be done. Although the program has been temporarily extended, I look forward to reauthorizing the program to continue to promote flexibility and self-sufficiency.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Improving the Welfare System
Wayne Allard

Colorado has made remarkable progress in the Welfare to Work programs and has been able to move thousands from welfare rolls to working self-sufficiency because of the flexibility available under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. We cannot forget that welfare was intended to be a safety net for a transition period. Public assistance is meant to help people become responsible and self-sufficient. The first step to real welfare reform was taken in 1996 but more work remains to be done. Although the program has been temporarily extended, I look forward to reauthorizing the program to continue to promote flexibility and self-sufficiency.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

Supports legislation to allow families leaving welfare to receive Transitional Medical Assistance for up to one year as they move from welfare to work.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

The welfare system should be abolished.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

No response

Science, Technology & Space
Science, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

As a veterinarian I am personally aware of the practical application of scientific research in our daily lives. One of the most important things the federal government can do is to create an environment that fosters research and development in space and science.

Colorado benefits from the presence of numerous space and science research engines: the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Institute for Standards and Technology are just a few of the national assets headquartered or located in Colorado. The presence of such profound federal facilities is matched by the research being done by our public and private research universities and military facilities for a unique combination in the nation. I have and will continue to work to invest in scientific research that will benefit all Americans.

I believe we must create the proper environment for the private sector to develop, research, and market their technologies. I have worked with my Senate colleagues to accomplish this goal through the High Technology Task Force.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Science and Technology Research and Development
Wayne Allard

As a veterinarian I am personally aware of the practical application of scientific research in our daily lives. One of the most important things the federal government can do is to create an environment that fosters research and development in space and science.

Colorado benefits from the presence of numerous space and science research engines: the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Institute for Standards and Technology are just a few of the national assets headquartered or located in Colorado. The presence of such profound federal facilities is matched by the research being done by our public and private research universities and military facilities for a unique combination in the nation. I have and will continue to work to invest in scientific research that will benefit all Americans.

I believe we must create the proper environment for the private sector to develop, research, and market their technologies. I have worked with my Senate colleagues to accomplish this goal through the High Technology Task Force.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Technology, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Colorado has long benefited from the presence of our cutting edge research universities and innovative technology and telecommunications companies. Our state continually ranks among the top nationally in advanced degrees, technology workers per capita, average wage, and small business development. In my role as a founding member of the High Tech Task Force in the Senate I have worked hard to facilitate a policy environment that encourages competition, innovation and development in telecommunications, research, applied sciences, and education. Technology has virtually unlimited potential to improve the quality of life for all Americans.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Space, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Commercial space technology and development has contributed in numerous ways to improving our quality of life as well as enhanced our national security. Colorado is on the forefront of advancing commercial space technology that will both create jobs and allow the U.S. to remain the global leader in space exploration. I also encourage the advancement of commercial space in support of the Administration's Vision for Space Exploration Program. This program includes a commitment to a long-term human and robotic program to explore the solar system, completion of work on the International Space Station, retirement of the shuttle, development of a crew exploration vehicle (Orion), and return to the moon with an eventual establishment of a lunar base.

Source: allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue (04/21/2008)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

No response

Food & Agriculture
Agriculture, a General Statement
Wayne Allard

Agriculture has been, and continues to be, an important part of our economy. The problems and issues faced by agricultural producers are numerous. I grew up on my family's agricultural operation in northern Colorado, and have experienced first hand the dedication and sacrifice necessary to maintain a family agriculture business. When food is grown in the United States, it is safe, reliable, and nutritious.

I am committed to a sound agriculture policy that will continue to open up markets.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No response

Ken Salazar

I will also be an independent voice for agriculture and our rural economy and small towns. Economically, Colorado has become two states -- many parts prosperous, dynamic, and growing, and others poorer, stagnant, and shrinking. I want to prevent the permanent creation of "Two Colorados."

The federal government has had a long and important role in helping rural economies, from the Homestead Act designed to bring settlers west to the efforts of President Kennedy to revitalize Appalachia. The time is ripe for a similar effort today.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Farm Subsidies
Wayne Allard

No response

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

No response

Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell

No response

Pete Coors

No response

Victor Good

No response

Finn Gotaas

No response

John R. "Rob" Harris

No response

Richard Randall

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Ken Salazar

I will also be an independent voice for agriculture and our rural economy and small towns. Economically, Colorado has become two states -- many parts prosperous, dynamic, and growing, and others poorer, stagnant, and shrinking. I want to prevent the permanent creation of "Two Colorados."

The federal government has had a long and important role in helping rural economies, from the Homestead Act designed to bring settlers west to the efforts of President Kennedy to revitalize Appalachia. The time is ripe for a similar effort today.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

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