Supports increased funding for block grants to states to aid in the hiring of additional teachers.
Supports increased funding for improvements in buildings and technologies.
Supports increased funding of programs such as Pell grants and Stafford loans to help students pay for college.
Supports federal tax incentives to help families save for college.
As a lifelong educator and researcher of biological sciences, David understands how critical an excellent Public Education System is for our economy and our society.
Voted to give federal aid only to schools that allow voluntary prayer. (Source: Bill sponsored by Riggs, R-CA; Bill HR 2746 ; vote number 1997-569 on Nov 4, 1997)
Voted to reduce public education funds in favor of issuing select private school vouchers. (Source: Amendment introduced by Armey, R-TX; Bill HR 4380 ; vote number 1998-411 on Aug 6, 1998)
Voted for the No Child Left Behind Act which left public schools with $9 billion in unfunded mandates in 2004. (Source: Bill sponsored by Boehner R-OH; Bill HR 1 ; vote number 2001-145 on May 23, 2001)
Was given a grade of 18% (failing) in his support for public education by the National Education Association in 2003. (Source: vote-smart.org)
Supports strengthening the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
Supports strengthening emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
Supports providing incentives for the development and use of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.
Supports the enhancement of public transportation options including a revival of passenger rail.
Supports re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming.
As a scientist, David understands the impact of human activity upon our environment and believes we must strive to minimize it's consequences.
Voted against providing incentives for using alternative fuels and raising fuel efficiency standards. (Source: Bill HR4 ; vote number 2001-311 on Aug 1, 2001)
Voted to speed up forest thinning projects. (Source: Healthy Forests Restoration Act; Bill HR 1904 ; vote number 2003-656 on Nov 21, 2003)
Sponsored an amendment to reduce the liability for persons who spill hazardous waste. (Source: House Resolution Sponsorship 01-HR1831 on May 15, 2001)
Voted against prohibiting oil drilling and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Source: Bill HR 4 ; vote number 2001-317 on Aug 1, 2001)
Voted against implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. (Source: Amendment sponsored by Olver, D-MA; Bill HR 4690 ; vote number 2000-323 on Jun 26, 2000)
Supports repealing Steve Buyer's prescription benefit for drug companies and replacing it with a prescription benefit for seniors.
Supports a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income.
Supports stem cell research on new and existing lines of stem cells.
Supports expanding federally sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.
Supports reducing the cost of health care benefit plans so businesses can create high paying jobs.
David is a renowned expert in virus research, an investigator of cystic fibrosis, an authority on gene therapy, and a cancer society research scholar.
Voted to limit a victims right to recover damages when they have been harmed by their doctor. (Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation bill; Bill HR 4280 ; vote number 2004-166 on May 12, 2004)
Voted for a limited prescription drug benefit which allows drug companies to increase prices for hundreds of common prescription drugs. (Source: Bill sponsored by Hastert, R-IL; Bill HR.1 ; vote number 2003-669 on Nov 22, 2003)
Voted against allowing the reimportation of prescription drugs. (Bill sponsored by Gutknecht, R-MN; Bill HR.2427 ; vote number 2003-445 on Jul 24, 2003)
Has accepted over $58,000 dollars from major tobacco companies since 1994 which is more than any candidate in Indiana's history. (Source: opensecrets.org)
Was given a grade of 0% (failing) by the American Public Health Association in 2003. (Source: vote-smart.org)