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Bob Smith on Families & Children

Republican Sr Senator (NH; retired 2002)


Welfare reform promotes families

The old welfare system failed welfare recipients and taxpayers alike by contributing to social problems such as family break-up and illegitimacy. The new welfare reform law promotes families by requiring deadbeat parents to pay support, teenage mothers to stay in school and live at home, and welfare recipients to help establish the paternity of their children in order to receive full benefits.
Source: (Cross-ref to Welfare Reform) Smith for president homepage Jul 2, 1999

Against Ameri-Corps National Service Program

Sen. Smith does not support funding the National Service Program (Ameri-Corps) in which young people receive money from the federal government for college in return for performing community service.
Source: 1996 National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1996

Moral rebirth begins with tax policies that help families

America continues to suffer from moral and ethical decline. Our moral and ethical rebirth must begin in the most basic organizing unit of society -- the family. Government ought to promote tax policies that help families, such as ending the marriage penalty and providing tax credits for families with children.
Source: (X-ref Principles) Project Vote Smart NPAT 1996 Jul 2, 1996

Voted YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors.

Vote to kill an amendment that would prohibit the distribution of violent video programming to the public during hours when children are reasonably likely to comprise a substantial portion of the audience. Voting YES would kill the amendment proposing the new restrictions. Voting NO would suport the amendment proposing the new restrictions.
Reference: Bill S.254 ; vote number 1999-114 on May 13, 1999

Other candidates on Families & Children: Bob Smith on other issues:
NH Gubernatorial:
John Lynch
NH Senatorial:
Jeanne Shaheen
Kelly Ayotte

Retiring as of Jan. 2011:
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Unseated as of Jan. 2011:
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Newly elected, Nov. 2010:
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Page last updated: Nov 26, 2010