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Rick Lazio on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for 5 headlines about Medicare & Medicaid OR click here for presidential candidates on Abortion.
  • No litmus tests for Supreme Court justices; likes O’Connor. (Oct 8)
  • Partial birth abortion is infanticide. (Oct 8)
  • No Medicare funds for abortions; OK to fund privately abroad. (Jun 4)
  • No funding for abortion; but don’t criminalize it. (May 25)
  • First trimester abortion OK; partial birth not. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Budget & Economy
Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for 22 headlines from Lazio's debate witth Hillary in Buffalo OR click here for presidential candidates on Budget & Economy.
  • Bring Jets and Giants back to NY in new stadium. (Oct 8)
  • Stimulate upstate economy by tax breaks & tech partnerships. (Sep 13)
  • NY should get more back from Washington than it sends. (Sep 13)
  • Not a big fan of casino gambling, but it’s a local decision. (Sep 13)
  • Supported GOP budgets for “smaller decentralized govt”. (Jun 4)
  • Supported balanced budget amendment. (May 22)
Rick Lazio on China
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  • Supports retaliatory tariffs; human rights as MFN factor. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for 3 headlines about Gay Rights OR click here for presidential candidates on Civil Rights.
  • Work for better future rather than reparations. (Oct 8)
  • Racial profiling is not needed to keep NYC streets safe. (Oct 8)
  • Racial preferences OK in college admissions. (Jun 4)
  • Ban gays in the military. (Jun 4)
  • No gay adoption or marriage; domestic partners OK. (Jul 1999)
  • Limit bank info-sharing; but expand federal wiretapping. (Jul 1999)
  • OK: Day of Prayer; religious memorials; monitor persecution. (Jun 1999)
Rick Lazio on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for 3 headlines about Three Strikes OR click here for presidential candidates on Crime.
  • Limit death-row legal challenges. (Jun 4)
  • Tort Reform: Limit product liability damages. (Jun 4)
  • Law enforcement is a fundamental govt responsibility. (May 4)
  • Jennifer’s Law: help identify deceased children. (Mar 10)
  • More prisons; stricter sentencing; death penalty. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Defense
Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for 2 headlines about Armed Forces Personnel OR click here for presidential candidates on Defense.
  • Ensure the best-trained and equipped military. (May 4)
  • Supports F-22; ensure best technology for future wars. (May 4)
  • Veterans guaranteed democracy: we must never forget. (May 4)
  • Proudly supported $20 billion in emergency defense spending. (Aug 1999)
  • More spending on SDI; readiness; personnel; infrastructure. (Aug 1999)
Rick Lazio on Drugs
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  • Vote helped pass crime bill, drug courts, community police. (Oct 8)
  • Supports Weed and Seed anti-drug program. (May 4)
  • Stricter penalties for drugs; more funding & border security. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Education
Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for 28 headlines from Lazio's debate witth Hillary on NBC OR click here for presidential candidates on Education.
  • More teachers, smaller classes, no Washington decisions. (Oct 28)
  • Teacher testing for new teachers and current teachers. (Oct 28)
  • Arkansas education: high spending, disastrous performance. (Oct 28)
  • Testing only new teachers is trap by teachers’ unions. (Oct 28)
  • Immoral to force kids to stay in bad schools. (Oct 8)
  • Buffalo teacher’s strike illegal; get back to classrooms. (Sep 13)
  • $97 Billion Education Plan. (Sep 12)
  • Provide opportunity for education for all children. (May 4)
  • Supports easier certification & mentoring new teachers. (May 4)
  • Instill standards via local control over spending. (Aug 1999)
  • Ed-Flex gives school spending flexibility. (Aug 1999)
  • Teacher testing; merit pay; block grants for teachers. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Environment
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  • Develop alternative energy & a new energy policy. (Oct 8)
  • Clean up toxic areas with new Superfund legislation. (Sep 13)
  • Support EPA and CWA; but allow drilling in ANWR. (Jun 4)
  • Balance prosperity and conservation. (May 4)
  • Require reduced sulfur emissions from gasoline. (May 4)
  • Allow experimenting for voluntary greenhouse gas reductions. (May 4)
  • End “Mountain Top Removal” mining practice. (May 4)
  • More emission controls; more air & water standards. (Jul 1998)
  • More grazing & mining fees; promote pollution credits. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Families & Children
Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for 20 headlines from Hillary Clinton's biography Hillary's Choice OR click here for presidential candidates on Families & Children.
  • Require companies to allow unpaid family leave. (Jun 4)
  • Forgive college debt to encourage more day-care workers. (May 4)
  • Encourage-not require-notifying parents for contraceptives. (Oct 1999)
  • Blame Hollywood; maybe post Ten Commandments. (Jun 1999)
Rick Lazio on Foreign Policy
Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for 28 headlines from Lazio's debate witth Hillary on NBC OR click here for presidential candidates on Foreign Policy.
  • Allowing UN condemnation of Israel was great mistake. (Oct 28)
  • Unequivocal support for security of Israel. (Oct 28)
  • Hillary cavorts with terrorists & encourages Hamas violence. (Oct 28)
  • Move embassy to Jerusalem now; Hillary won’t do it. (Oct 28)
  • No support for Palestinian state. (Oct 8)
  • Pollard’s pardon is for only the President to decide. (Sep 13)
  • Follow Israel’s lead on independent Palestine. (May 26)
  • Embrace our role as a world leader. (May 4)
  • Israel: Supports strong partnership. (May 4)
  • Supports restitution of Holocaust assets. (Feb 9)
  • Supports military action against Iraq. (Jul 1998)
  • Pay our UN debt. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Free Trade & Immigration
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  • More aid for immigrants; more high-tech immigrant visas. (Jul 1998)
  • Supports NAFTA; GATT; WTO; Fast-Track. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Government Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for 5 headlines about Campaign Finance OR click here for presidential candidates on Government Reform.
  • Rejects use of soft money. (Oct 28)
  • Average donation is under $100. (Oct 28)
  • Public financing of elections is welfare for politicians. (Oct 8)
  • Demands Hillary sign “Freedom from Soft Money Pact”. (Sep 13)
  • Fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts. (Jun 4)
  • Ban soft money & issue ads. (Jun 4)
  • Supported a Term Limits constitutional amendment. (Jun 4)
  • No soft money; yes full campaign disclosure. (Jul 1998)
  • Term limits: 12 years for Senate & House. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Gun Control
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  • Require criminal background checks at gun shows. (Jun 4)
  • Use gun technology instead of licensing handguns. (Jun 2)
  • For Brady Bill & trigger locks; no fans at NRA. (May 25)
  • Against gun registration; for sportsmen’s rights. (May 22)
  • Ban assault weapons; maintain federal gun restrictions. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Health Care
Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for 5 headlines about Medicare & Medicaid OR click here for presidential candidates on Health Care.
  • Give uninsured employees a deduction to pay for health care. (Oct 8)
  • Lazio: Hillary’s proposals would destroy teaching hospitals. (Sep 13)
  • Patient rights include access but not unlimited lawsuits. (Sep 13)
  • Opposes allowing patient lawsuits against HMOs. (Jun 4)
  • Against allowing assisted suicide. (Jun 4)
  • Hillary’s universal health care is “an abysmal disaster”. (May 22)
  • Supports Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act. (May 9)
  • Focus on prevention; patient rights; more coverage options. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Juvenile Crime
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  • Tougher juvenile gun rules; more juvenile justice funds. (Sep 1999)
  • Religious memorials OK; Ten Commandments sometimes OK. (Jun 1999)
Rick Lazio on Kosovo
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  • Supported intervention in Kosovo. (Jun 4)
  • Keep army in Bosnia; with a deadline. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Principles & Values
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  • Supported NAFTA & assault weapon ban despite unpopularity. (Oct 28)
  • Hillary’s a good mom, but it’s about different philosophies. (Oct 28)
  • Contract with America votes led to surplus and opportunity. (Oct 8)
  • A majority party senator will be most effective for N.Y. (Oct 8)
  • NY is a great melting pot of bottom-line people. (Oct 8)
  • Lazio: Hillary has chutzpah to make guilt by association. (Sep 13)
  • With Dems on social issues; with GOP on taxes & impeachment. (Jun 4)
  • Proud of his “mainstream record”. (Jun 4)
  • Supported Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America. (May 22)
  • Effective representation comes from community partnership. (May 4)
  • Politics is philosophy in action. (Aug 1999)
  • Priorities: defense; education; social security; tax relief. (Aug 1999)
Rick Lazio on School Choice
Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for 3 headlines about Vouchers OR click here for presidential candidates on School Choice.
  • Vouchers help the poor escape failing schools. (Sep 13)
  • Vouchers for private school tuition. (Jun 4)
  • Supports limited vouchers & charter schools. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Social Security
Click here for 1 full quotes OR click here for presidential candidates on Social Security.
  • Invest Social Security funds; privately or via Trust Fund. (Jul 1998)
Rick Lazio on Tax Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for presidential candidates on Tax Reform.
  • Supports a “significant tax cut”. (May 22)
  • Limit tax burden: 38% is too high. (May 4)
  • Marriage is sacred event, not a taxable event. (Feb 10)
Rick Lazio on Technology
Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for 2 headlines about Internet OR click here for presidential candidates on Technology.
  • Keep the government’s hands off the Internet. (Oct 8)
  • Details of “Bill 602P” hoax. (Oct 8)
  • Technology fuels our economy. (May 4)
  • Maintain a world-class transportation infrastructure. (May 4)
Rick Lazio on Welfare & Labor
Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for presidential candidates on Welfare & Labor.
  • Advocate for public housing in Congress. (Oct 28)
  • Congressional fight against FHA was supported by HUD. (Oct 28)
  • Disallow hiring scabs during union strikes. (Jun 4)
  • Allow food stamps for legal immigrants. (Jun 4)
  • Public housing: More work & service; less concentrated poor. (Jun 4)
  • Tie minimum wage increase to business tax cut. (Jun 4)
  • Promote responsible fatherhood via faith-based institutions. (Nov 1999)
  • Tax incentives & vouchers to reduce homelessness. (Jul 1998)
  • Continue welfare-to-work & block grants. (Jul 1998)


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Opposes
Abortion is a woman's right
Abortion: Partial birth abortion is infanticide
Abortion: No Medicare funds for abortions; OK to fund privately abroad
Abortion: No funding for abortion; but don’t criminalize it
Abortion: First trimester abortion OK; partial birth not
Opposes
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
Civil Rights: Work for better future rather than reparations
Civil Rights: Racial profiling is not needed to keep NYC streets safe
Civil Rights: Racial preferences OK in college admissions
Opposes
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
Civil Rights: Ban gays in the military
Civil Rights: No gay adoption or marriage; domestic partners OK
Supports
Organized Prayer In Public Schools
Families & Children: Blame Hollywood; maybe post Ten Commandments
Civil Rights: OK: Day of Prayer; religious memorials; monitor persecution
Strongly Opposes
More Federal Funding for Health Coverage
Health Care: Lazio: Hillary’s proposals would destroy teaching hospitals
Health Care: Patient rights include access but not unlimited lawsuits
Health Care: Hillary’s universal health care is “an abysmal disaster”
Health Care: Focus on prevention; patient rights; more coverage options
Strongly Supports
Privatize Social Security
Social Security: Invest Social Security funds; privately or via Trust Fund
Supports
Parents Choose Schools via Vouchers
Education: Immoral to force kids to stay in bad schools
School Choice: Vouchers help the poor escape failing schools
School Choice: Vouchers for private school tuition
School Choice: Supports limited vouchers & charter schools
Supports
Death Penalty
Crime: Limit death-row legal challenges
Strongly Supports
Mandatory "Three Strikes" Sentencing Laws
Crime: Law enforcement is a fundamental govt responsibility
Crime: More prisons; stricter sentencing; death penalty
Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership
Gun Control: Require criminal background checks at gun shows
Gun Control: For Brady Bill & trigger locks; no fans at NRA
Gun Control: Against gun registration; for sportsmen’s rights
Gun Control: Ban assault weapons; maintain federal gun restrictions
Supports
Make Income Tax Flatter & Lower
Tax Reform: Supports a “significant tax cut”
Tax Reform: Limit tax burden: 38% is too high
Tax Reform: Marriage is sacred event, not a taxable event
Supports
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
Free Trade & Immigration: More aid for immigrants; more high-tech immigrant visas
Supports
Support & Expand Free Trade
Free Trade & Immigration: Supports NAFTA; GATT; WTO; Fast-Track
Strongly Supports
Link Human Rights to trade with China
China: Supports retaliatory tariffs; human rights as MFN factor
Strongly Supports
More Spending on Armed Forces Personnel
Defense: Ensure the best-trained and equipped military
Defense: Supports F-22; ensure best technology for future wars
Strongly Supports
Reduce spending on Missile Defense ("Star Wars")
Defense: More spending on SDI; readiness; personnel; infrastructure
Strongly Supports
Continue Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others
Foreign Policy: Embrace our role as a world leader
Foreign Policy: Israel: Supports strong partnership
Foreign Policy: Pay our UN debt
Supports
Spend Resources to Stop Global Warming
Environment: Balance prosperity and conservation
Environment: Allow experimenting for voluntary greenhouse gas reductions
Environment: More emission controls; more air & water standards
Environment: More grazing & mining fees; promote pollution credits
Supports
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
Drugs: Vote helped pass crime bill, drug courts, community police
Drugs: Supports Weed and Seed anti-drug program
Drugs: Stricter penalties for drugs; more funding & border security
Supports
Allow churches to provide welfare services
Welfare & Labor: Promote responsible fatherhood via faith-based institutions
Welfare & Labor: Tax incentives & vouchers to reduce homelessness
Welfare & Labor: Continue welfare-to-work & block grants


                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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