John McCain/Labor, Immigration and Retirement Policy
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|This article is part of the Wiki-The-Vote project to detail the positions and records of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. This article covers McCain and Labor, Immigration and Retirement Policy. See the main page on John McCain for other positions and more info.|
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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.
- Project Vote Smart's interest group ratings and important votes on senior and social security issues.
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.
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.
- JohnMcCain.com - Border Security
and Immigration Reform
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.
- Project Vote Smart's interest group ratings and important votes on employment and affirmative action.
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
- Project Vote Smart's interest group ratings and important votes on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Articles and resources
- John McCain
- John McCain/Economic Policy
- John McCain/Education Policy
- John McCain/Elections and Government Policy
- John McCain/Energy and Environment Policy
- John McCain/Food and Agriculture Policy
- John McCain/Health Policy
- John McCain/Infrastructure and Transportation Policy
- John McCain/Labor, Immigration and Retirement Policy
- John McCain/National Security and Foreign Policy
- John McCain/Rights, Liberties and Courts Policy
- John McCain/Communications, Science and Intellectual Property
- John McCain/Social Policy
- John McCain/Controversies
- Barack Obama
- Barack Obama/Economic Policy
- Barack Obama/Education Policy
- Barack Obama/Elections and Government Policy
- Barack Obama/Energy and Environment Policy
- Barack Obama/Food and Agriculture Policy
- Barack Obama/Health Policy
- Barack Obama/Infrastructure and Transportation Policy
- Barack Obama/Labor, Immigration and Retirement Policy
- Barack Obama/National Security and Foreign Policy
- Barack Obama/Rights, Liberties and Courts Policy
- Barack Obama/Communications, Science and Intellectual Property
- Barack Obama/Social Policy
- Barack Obama/Controversies
- ↑ "Transcript: Republican Debate in Simi Valley, Calif.", New York Times, January 30, 2008
- ↑ "McCain caters to GOP voters," The Washington Times, October 30, 2007
- Project Vote Smart's database of Obama's interest group ratings, Obama's important votes, McCain's important votes and McCain's interest group ratings.