John McCain/Labor, Immigration and Retirement Policy

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As a border-area senator, John McCain has been on the front lines of the immigration debate. He helped write comprehensive reform legislation in 2005 (the [w:Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007


Senior and Social Security Issues

Senator McCain supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 0 percent in 2007, and in 2006 he supported the interests of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association 100 percent.



Sen. John McCain backed away from supporting legislation he wrote in 2006 which would have provided a pathway for illegal immigrants to become residents and citizens.[1]

He also withdrew his support of the DREAM Act, which would have created a path to permanent residency and citizenship for some undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, if they enrolled in college or the U.S. military for two years.[2]

Senator McCain supported the interests of English First 100 percent in 2007, and in 2006 he scored 18 percent from Americans for Better Immigration.


and Immigration Reform


Senator McCain supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 0 percent in 2007, while the Utility Workers Union of America gave him a grade of 50.


Employment and affirmative action

In 2004, Senator McCain voted to pass an amendment that would extend until November 30, 2004 an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits for people who have exhausted their state jobless benefits.


Women's issues

In 2005-2006, Senator McCain supported the interests of the American Association of University Women 20 percent; of the Business and Professional Women USA 33 percent; and the Federally Employed Women 30 percent.


Sexual orientation and gender identity


Articles and resources

See also


  1. "Transcript: Republican Debate in Simi Valley, Calif.", New York Times, January 30, 2008
  2. "McCain caters to GOP voters," The Washington Times, October 30, 2007

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