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Peter Shumlin on Technology
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • Connect VT: $53M for rural broadband & cell service. (Jan 2011)
  • $106M to improve 65 bridges; plus high speed rail. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Technology
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted NO on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Sponsored requiring websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet. (Jan 2007)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
John MacGovern on Technology
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Technology
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet. (Jan 2007)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)

House:


Peter Welch on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Technology
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Technology
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Technology
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Jack McMullen on Technology
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Technology
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Technology
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Technology
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Parke on Technology
Republican challenger: Click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Tarrant on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Technology
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet. (Jan 2007)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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