War authorization: Voted for the Iraq war authorization and has remained a staunch supporter of Bush's management of the war.
Security/liberties: American Civil Liberties Union give Hunter very low scores. Hunter supports the PATRIOT Act and other security measures favored by the Bush White House.
Social Security: Would like to privatize the system.
Stem cell research: Opposes.
Same sex issues: Opposes civil unions.
Trade issues: 2003-2004 he supported the interests of the free trade advocating CATO Institute 33% in 2003-2004, in 2001-2002, he voted their preferred position 24% of the time.
Budget issues: The balanced budget advocating Concord Coalition gave Hunter a rating of 8%
Business & labor issues: Hunter supported the interests of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 95 percent in 2004.
Hunter supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 14% and AFL-CIO 20% of the time in 2005.
Abortion issues: Pro-life. National Right to Life Committee always gives Hunter a 100% score.
Capital punishment: Favors the death penalty.
Marijuana: Opposes any legalization, including medical marijuana.
Gun control: Opposes any gun control.
Minimum wage: Since 1996, he has voted against four of six minimum wage increases, including the most recent.
Health care: Hunter supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 12% in 2005.
Prescription drugs: Voted against Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act and voted for Imports of Prescription Drugs bill and Medicare Prescription Drug bill.
Environmental issues: Environmenal groups give Hunter low marks, in the 0 to 10% range.
Immigration issues: "I was responsible for building the border fence in San Diego and one of my assistance wrote the legislation that made it the law that a 700 mile fence across the Mexican border must be built. If you control illegal immigration you not only solve illegal workers you solve a crime problem and a terrorism problem." -Hunter. Source Opposes amnesty/permanent legalization for illegal aliens and temporary legalization for illegal aiens as guestworkers
Education issues: Voted to pass a bill to allow states to use certain federal funds designated for elementary and secondary education to provide scholarships, or vouchers, to low-income families to send their children to private schools, including religious schools.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Riggs, R-CA; Bill HR 2746 ; vote number 1997-569 on Nov 4, 1997