McCain voted Yes on a crime bill which mandated prison terms for crimes involving firearms and stricter penalties for other gun and drug law violations. InMcCain skipped most of the Iowa caucuses during his presidential bid, in large part because his opposition to ethanol subsidies was a nonstarter in a state where making corn into fuel was a large and profitable business. McCain argues that American military and intelligence personnel in future wars will suffer for abuses committed in by the US in the name of fighting terrorism. Along with Senator Daniel Inouye and Representative Mo UdallMcCain was one of the main writers of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act  which codified rules regarding Native American gambling enterprises and established the balance between Indian tribal sovereignty and regulatory oversight by the states of such activity. On January 24, he voted Yes on legislation that would allow employers to pay less than the federal minimum wage if the state set a lower minimum. ICE confirms 45 transgender women being held at Texas detention center. Retrieved May 16,
Presidential electiontook positions on many political issues through his public comments, his presidential campaign statements, and his senatorial voting record.
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Inin a Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth CollegeMcCain opposed the legalization of marijuana. And you know, it's kind of a favorite tactical ploy now that opponents use, of saying the person has changed. McCain's alternative would have had a sliding scale of benefits to encourage retention by only offering the top level of benefits to those who stay for six years. At the end of a long and distinguished life of public service, he recognized the important contribution of LGBT Americans to our country. You have a reputation for having challenged your party in the past. It sounds like a lot of fun to bash China and others, but free trade has been the engine of our economy. He called for arming the Free Syrian Army with heavy weapons and for the establishment of a no-fly zone over the country.
Every time the United States has become protectionist In a major economic speech on April 15,McCain proposed a number of tax reductions and backed away from his pledge to balance the budget by the end of his first term, saying it would take him eight years. Regarding protectionismin McCain said, "I'm a student of history. McCain called the crisis with Iran "the most serious crisis we have faced — outside of the entire war on terror — since the end of the Cold War. Inhowever, on the eve of a campaign appearance in Nevada, he called for the establishment of "an international repository for spent nuclear fuel", which, he said, might make it unnecessary to open Yucca Mountain.