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Martin O`Malley on Foreign Policy
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy. (Apr 2013)
  • Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall". (Apr 2013)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)

Senate:

MD 2012: 2012 Maryland Senate Debates


Dan Bongino on Foreign Policy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
  • Base Israel borders on 1967 lines, with Jerusalem as capital. (Aug 2012)
Benjamin Cardin on Foreign Policy
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Sep 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Apr 2013)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
Barbara Mikulski on Foreign Policy
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Sep 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur. (Feb 2007)
  • Afghan laws violate women's human rights on sex & divorce. (Apr 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Rob Sobhani on Foreign Policy
Independent Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
  • Focus on bringing foreign investment to Maryland. (Oct 2012)
  • Peace through strength. (Oct 2012)
  • Focus on dividing the Iranian people and Iran's regime. (Jan 2012)
  • Marshall Plan for Mexico; micro-finance for start-up capital. (Sep 2011)
  • Iran's worldview: oppose Shia victimhood with guns & blood. (Apr 2011)

House:


Roscoe Bartlett on Foreign Policy
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Foreign aid often more harmful than helpful . (Dec 2000)
  • Withdraw from UNESCO. (Jun 2004)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Elijah Cummings on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
John Delaney on Foreign Policy
Democrat (District 6): Click here for John Delaney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donna Edwards on Foreign Policy
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Rated +4 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)
Andy Harris on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • Maintain US sovereignty; limit supernational organizations. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
Steny Hoyer on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Rated -1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
John Sarbanes on Foreign Policy
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Chris Van Hollen on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Rated -1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Humanitarian aid to rebuild Haiti after earthquake. (Jan 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Aug 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Afghan laws violate women's human rights on sex & divorce. (Apr 2009)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Capps on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for William Capps on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Corrogan Vaughn on Foreign Policy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but not China. (Nov 2000)
Eric Wargotz on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Ehrlich on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Governor (2003-2006): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Ban foreign aid to oil-producers who restrict production. (May 2001)
Parris Glendening on Foreign Policy
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Foreign Policy
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
    No stance on record.
E.J. Pipkin on Foreign Policy
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
  • We donít want foreign policy to be dictated by France. (Oct 2004)
  • Commit US troops to UN peacekeeping missions. (Aug 2004)
Robert Ehrlich on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Ban foreign aid to oil-producers who restrict production. (May 2001)
Wayne Gilchrest on Foreign Policy
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest on other issues.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
Frank Kratovil on Foreign Policy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Kweisi Mfume on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Connie Morella on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Paul Sarbanes on Foreign Policy
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Michael Steele on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Vovak on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger: Click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Albert Wynn on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Silk Road Congressional Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
Kevin Zeese on Foreign Policy
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Opposes bombing Iran. (Jun 2006)
  • Re-think one-sided US support for Israel. (Jun 2006)
  • US should chide Israel for human rights abuses. (Jan 2006)
Benjamin Cardin on Foreign Policy
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Sep 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Apr 2013)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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