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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Pat Quinn on Technology
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Largest infrastructure construction program in IL history. (Jan 2014)
  • Create next-generation jobs with "1871" digital hub. (Feb 2013)
  • Pay backlog of $280M for mass transit. (Feb 2011)
  • Ban texting while driving. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Technology
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Supports "Fairness Doctrine" requiring balance in talk radio. (Nov 2009)
  • 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 disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet. (Jan 2013)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
  • Televise proceedings of the Supreme Court. (Feb 2009)
Sharon Hansen on Technology
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Kirk on Technology
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Enhance Internet privacy. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Jim Oberweis on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
  • Protect intellectual property rights, including lawsuits. (Jan 2012)
Doug Truax on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Judy Biggert on Technology
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. (Mar 2011)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Cheri Bustos on Technology
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Danny Davis on Technology
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis 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)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Rodney Davis on Technology
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Bob Dold on Technology
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Tammy Duckworth on Technology
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Bill Enyart on Technology
Democrat (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Bill Foster on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Luis Gutierrez on Technology
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Randy Hultgren on Technology
Republican (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
Robin Kelly on Technology
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
  • Support South Suburban Airport and the Red Line Expansion. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Adam Kinzinger on Technology
Republican (District 16): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
Dan Lipinski on Technology
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Member of House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
Mike Quigley on Technology
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Mel Reynolds on Technology
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Roskam on Technology
Republican: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Bobby Rush on Technology
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush 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 YES 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 YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
  • Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits. (Oct 1998)
Jan Schakowsky on Technology
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky 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)
  • 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 NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
Brad Schneider on Technology
Democrat (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Aaron Schock on Technology
Republican (District 18): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
John Shimkus on Technology
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Joe Walsh on Technology
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Technology
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Jerry Costello on Technology
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Technology
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • Build new airport south of Chicago. (Oct 2001)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
Timothy Johnson on Technology
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • Stop foreign internet piracy of copyrighted materials. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Donald Manzullo on Technology
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
  • Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits. (Oct 1998)
Bobby Schilling on Technology
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
George Ryan on Technology
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
James Thompson on Technology
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Technology
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
James Durkin on Technology
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Technology
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Fitzgerald on Technology
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
Mike Flanagan on Technology
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Denny Hastert on Technology
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Promote e-Contract with High Tech America. (Jan 2001)
  • Promote e-commerce and e-government. (Jan 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Alan Keyes on Technology
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable. (Sep 2007)
  • Apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks. (Sep 2007)
  • Transportation projects are top priorities in Illinois. (Oct 2004)
  • Abolish the income tax and eventually tax the Internet. (Jan 2000)
  • Publicly fund NASA like we funded the western frontier. (Oct 1999)
  • Supports the spiritual component of space exploration. (Oct 1999)
  • Regulate “offensive violence” on TV, not all violence. (May 1996)
  • Explore space to fulfill our sense of purpose. (May 1996)
  • V-chip to allow parents to regulate kids’ TV access. (Sep 1995)
William Lipinski on Technology
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Technology
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Fund reverse-commuting for distressed suburbs. (Apr 2006)
  • Let Chicago Tribune defer $30M taxes for minority sale. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Barack Obama on Technology
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 49 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Patent reform: Unleash the next great discovery. (Jan 2014)
  • $140 for each $1 spent on genome; make more such investments. (Feb 2013)
  • Cyber-attacks are real threats to security and economy. (Feb 2013)
  • World leadership via cutting-edge technology & workers. (Oct 2012)
  • Military needs to think about space and cybersecurity. (Oct 2012)
  • We need to train for the next generation of Apples. (Oct 2012)
  • Double funding for key research agencies. (Sep 2012)
  • Invest 3% of GDP in public & private R&D. (Sep 2012)
  • Free and open Internet is essential to modern economy. (Sep 2012)
  • Make science policy decisions based on facts, not ideology. (Sep 2012)
  • Send humans to Asteroids by 2025 & Mars by 2030s. (Sep 2012)
  • Media change since Clinton: intravenous Internet news feed. (Jun 2012)
  • Space-race-level investment in R&D; biotech; & green tech. (Jan 2011)
  • Network clean energy transmission lines like highway network. (May 2010)
  • Cancel moon program; develop human mission to Mars. (Jan 2010)
  • Iowa 2007: Tracked every college student & high school. (Aug 2009)
  • My.barackobama.com key to campaign, like Wall St to finance. (Aug 2009)
  • My.BarackObama.com enabled grassroots organizing. (Jan 2009)
  • Google for Government was a bipartisan initiative. (Sep 2008)
  • Invest in a digital smart grid for electricity utilities. (Jul 2008)
  • Double basic research funding; make the R&D tax permanent. (Jun 2008)
  • Feb. 2008: Had 250,000 members on Facebook to Clinton's 3250. (Apr 2008)
  • Incentives for next-generation broadband in every community. (Feb 2008)
  • Increase funding for math and science research & education. (Oct 2007)
  • Airlines got into trouble after deregulation. (Oct 2007)
  • Organizes campaign events via MySpace.com and FaceBook.com. (Oct 2007)
  • JFK inspired with space program; now same with energy R&D. (Sep 2007)
  • Increase funding for basic research; expand broadband access. (Aug 2007)
  • As Senate freshman spoke out on Katrina ramifications. (Aug 2007)
  • $42B more in university-based R&D. (Oct 2006)
  • National broadband plan: increase access to 90% by 2020. (Sep 2010)

    Infrastructure

  • FactCheck: Money stops infrastructure projects, not red tape. (Jan 2014)
  • Fix It First: urgent repairs like 70,000 bridges. (Feb 2013)
  • Rebuild the country's crumbling infrastructure. (Sep 2011)
  • Investing in the future is federal responsibility. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: High-speed rail for 80% possible; but not soon. (Jan 2011)
  • High-speed rail for 80% of US; high-speed web for 98% of US. (Jan 2011)
  • $13B stimulus funds to upgrade rail lines & build new ones. (Jun 2010)
  • There's no reason Europe & China should have fastest trains. (Jan 2010)
  • National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank: $60B in 10 years. (Jun 2008)
  • Broadband in heart of inner cities and rural towns. (Feb 2007)
  • Invest on transportation and clean coal technology projects. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
  • Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet. (Jan 2007)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
  • Website for competitive federal awards. (Jun 2008)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
Jack Ryan on Technology
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Technology
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • More spending on research & applying it commercially. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Melissa Bean on Technology
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Roland Burris on Technology
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cardiss Collins on Technology
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Kathy Cummings on Technology
Green Challenger: Click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rahm Emanuel on Technology
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Bring America's healthcare system into the 21st century. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
Lane Evans on Technology
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Thomas Ewing on Technology
Republican (District 15): Click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alexi Giannoulias on Technology
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Debbie Halvorson on Technology
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Phil Hare on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Henry Hyde on Technology
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Mark Kirk on Technology
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Enhance Internet privacy. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Ray LaHood on Technology
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • Seeking high-speed rail suppliers in Europe. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
David Phelps on Technology
Democrat (District 19): Click here for David Phelps on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Porter on Technology
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Glenn Poshard on Technology
Democrat (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Steven Sauerberg on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
  • Enhance our nation’s rail capacity. (May 2008)
Larry Stafford on Technology
Libertarian challenger: Click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jerry Weller on Technology
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Promote e-Contract with High Tech America. (Jan 2001)
  • Promote e-commerce and e-government. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Sidney Yates on Technology
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Blagojevich on Technology
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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