Bob Dole Stands on Women's Issues
Dole Has Been a Leader in Expanding Opportunities for Women
Bob Dole has fought to expand opportunities for women throughout his Senate
career. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum says, "Bob Dole has a remarkable record of
putting the American Dream within reach of every woman by ensuring that the
doors of government and the private sector are open to us at every level."
He has also been leading the battle to protect women from violent crime.
Congresswoman Susan Molinari said, "Bob Dole is recognized across party
lines for his active leadership on women's legislative issues in Congress. He
introduced the Women's Equal Opportunity Act and the Sexual Assault Prevention
Act, and Clinton himself praised Bob Dole for the Violence Against Women
As a Senator, Bob Dole:
- Helped create the federal
Glass Ceiling Commission, which was charged with recommending ways in
which corporations can remove the barriers that often keep women from
reaching the top levels of management.
- Helped pass the Personal
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, which includes an additional $3
billion to provide day care to mothers who want to work but need help
caring for their children.
- Voted for the Health Care
Coverage Availability and Affordability Act, which prohibits insurance
companies from discriminating against domestic violence victims and
guarantees that victims will not be denied health insurance.
- Introduced the Sexual
Assault Prevention Act, which makes it easier to convict repeat rapists,
requires mandatory testing of alleged rapists for HIV, and increases
penalties for repeat offenders.
- Introduced the Women's
Equal Opportunity Act, which enhanced the ability of law-enforcement
authorities to combat violence against women, and established a federal
monetary remedy for sexual harassment.
- Led the Senate to fully
fund the Violence Against Women Act.
- Amended the immigration
bill making crimes by aliens against women and children deportable
- Supported the Personal
Responsibility Prevention Act, which beefs up child support provisions by
providing states more tools to go after deadbeat parents. It also provides
new state employer verification requirements permitting state revocation
of deadbeat parents' professional licenses.
Bill Clinton Has Consistently Opposed
Measures that Would Help Women
Bill Clinton talked a lot about helping women during the 1992 campaign.
But his record as President speaks for itself:
- Bill Clinton's
administration prosecuted only 18 individuals under the Violence Against
Women Act since it was passed in 1994.
- The Clinton administration
has released just $473,000 of the $175 million appropriated by Congress
for the Violence Against Women program in fiscal year 1996.
- Bill Clinton vetoed estate
tax relief that would have protected families from being forced to sell
their business or farm to pay inheritance taxes to Uncle Sam.
- Bill Clinton vetoed a tax
credit for expenses associated with the adoption of children.
- Bill Clinton vetoed a
reduction of the "marriage penalty" tax.
- Bill Clinton vetoed a tax
credit for expenses associated with long-term care of seriously ill
spouses or family members.
- Bill Clinton vetoed the
creation of favorable tax treatment for long-term care insurance, that
would have allowed families to secure needed coverage.
- Bill Clinton vetoed a $500
per child tax credit.
A Better America
With Bob Dole as President, women in America will have more opportuniy for
high-quality jobs. He will hold the first ever White House Conference
making the dream of owning a business a reality for more American women.
He will also attack violence against women and prosecute deadbeat dads.
opportunities. Smaller government. Stronger and safer families
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