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Jim Risch on Technology

Republican Challenger; former Governor


Federally fund state infrastructure projects with no strings

Q: Please identify what option comes closest to your philosophy on transportation infrastructure policy.

A: I have always believed the state level is always the best home for these decisions. However, they can no longer meet these needs alone. I support more federal dollars that DO NOT COME WITH STRINGS attached to them.

Q: Would you vote for legislation to provide up to $100 billion or more in new transportation infrastructure funding through a federal bond program (similar to the Build America Bonds proposal?

A: Yes.

Q: Would you vote to allow federal investment through Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) for road, rail and transit projects?

A: Yes.

Source: BIPAC 2008 Senate Candidate Questionnaire , Nov 1, 2008

Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine.

Risch signed Broadcaster Freedom Act

A bill to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine. Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), notwithstanding any other provision of any Act, from having the authority to require broadcasters to present opposing viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance, commonly referred to as the Fairness Doctrine.

Source: S.34&H.R.226 2009-S34 on Jan 6, 2009

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Butch Otter
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Michael Crapo

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VA Bob McDonnell

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