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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Mike Bloomberg on Government Reform
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Make getting on the ballot easier, & better people will run. (Apr 2013)
  • All presidential candidates should declare an issues matrix. (May 2007)
  • 2001: opposed Giuliani extending NYC term limit. (Jan 2007)
Andrew Cuomo on Government Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • Adopt NYC's public campaign finance system statewide. (Jan 2013)
  • Create early voting system for one week, including weekend. (Jan 2013)
  • Public Integrity Reform Act: state ethics disclosures. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates. (Jan 2011)
  • Tough new ethics standards & expand disclosure requirements. (Nov 2010)
  • Admit when programs become wasteful, and reform them. (Oct 2003)
  • 10% consolidation tax credit for merging counties. (Oct 2003)
  • Free air time for all candidates, to level the playing field. (Oct 2003)
  • End “government for sale” with public financing of campaigns. (Mar 2002)
  • Cannot be both a state vendor & campaign donor. (Mar 2002)
Bill de Blasio on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Battle corrupting influence of corporate money in politics. (Oct 2013)
  • Citizens United is a body blow to our democracy. (Oct 2013)

Senate:


Colia Clark on Government Reform
Green Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • Full public financing of elections. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Sunlight Report: lobbyist meetings & earmarks on website. (Jan 2009)
  • No lobbyist gifts. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Wendy Long on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
Scott Noren on Government Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
  • We need a National Whistleblower Act. (Jul 2011)
  • Amend 14th Amendment to exclude money as political speech. (Jul 2011)
Charles Schumer on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer on other issues.
  • Applauds Campaign Finance Reform ban on soft money. (Mar 2002)
  • Legitimize consideration of ideology for judicial nominees. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored DISCLOSE Act: ban political donations from Big Oil. (Apr 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Bishop on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Government Reform
Republican (District 25): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
Yvette Clarke on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke on other issues.
  • Supports public financing of congressional campaigns. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Chris Collins on Government Reform
Republican (District 27): Click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Crowley on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Mar 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
Eliot Engel on Government Reform
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Chris Gibson on Government Reform
Republican (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Michael Grimm on Government Reform
Republican (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Richard Hanna on Government Reform
Republican (District 22): Click here for Richard Hanna on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nan Hayworth on Government Reform
Republican (District 19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Brian Higgins on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Mar 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
Kathy Hochul on Government Reform
Democrat (District 26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Steve Israel on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
Hakeem Jeffries on Government Reform
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits. (Nov 2008)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Feb 2013)
Peter King on Government Reform
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Nita Lowey on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Dan Maffei on Government Reform
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Maffei on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Carolyn Maloney on Government Reform
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Sean Maloney on Government Reform
Democrat (District 18): Click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carolyn McCarthy on Government Reform
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Gregory Meeks on Government Reform
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
Grace Meng on Government Reform
Democrat (District 6): Click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jerrold Nadler on Government Reform
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
Bill Owens on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • Reduce the salary of Members of Congress. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Charles Rangel on Government Reform
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • Leave of absence as committee chair for ethics investigation. (May 2010)
  • 1974: On Watergate Committee, focused on Nixon's conviction. (Aug 2008)
  • GOP majority holds secret meetings for final bill drafting. (Aug 2008)
  • It's obscene what money has done to Congress. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Tom Reed on Government Reform
Republican (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Reed on other issues.
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
Jose Serrano on Government Reform
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions. (Jun 2001)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Louise Slaughter on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Paul Tonko on Government Reform
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Tonko on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Ed Towns on Government Reform
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing. (Apr 1993)
Nydia Velazquez on Government Reform
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions. (Jun 2001)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George Pataki on Government Reform
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Jul 1999)
David Paterson on Government Reform
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Paterson on other issues.
  • Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant. (Jan 2010)
George Maragos on Government Reform
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for George Maragos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Turner on Government Reform
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Gary Ackerman on Government Reform
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Maurice Hinchey on Government Reform
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Chris Lee on Government Reform
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Bob Turner on Government Reform
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Rudy Giuliani on Government Reform
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • President must be free to defend nation with surveillance. (Dec 2007)
  • Focus on terrorism, immigration, tax cut, & small government. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports tort reform like “loser pays” rule. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Thompson with GOP; not obstacle to tort reform. (Oct 2007)
  • Frivolous lawsuits eat up 2.2% of GDP. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports line-item veto, but Clinton’s was unconstitutional. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Frivolous lawsuits don’t eat 2.2% of GDP. (Oct 2007)
  • Qualification for VP is readiness for presidency, in wartime. (Aug 2007)
  • Pardoning Libby OK because sentence was excessive. (Jun 2007)
  • Gets credit for killing the line-item veto. (May 2007)
  • Line item veto is unconstitutional; beat Clinton’s in 1990s. (May 2007)
  • No city reinvention, but success on crime, colleges & budget. (May 2007)
  • Attempted to undo term limits to extend his mayoralty. (Jan 2007)
  • Ardent supporter of campaign finance reform. (Aug 2006)
  • Applied “reinventing government” to New York City. (Oct 2002)
  • Debates on campaign finance reform miss the point on honesty. (Oct 2002)
Carl McCall on Government Reform
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
  • Every citizen's voice should be heard. (Sep 2002)
  • Limit contributions and distribute public funds equally. (Sep 2002)
Eliot Spitzer on Government Reform
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
  • Submit a reform package for full public campaign financing. (Jan 2007)
Anthony Weiner on Government Reform
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
Michael Benjamin on Government Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
  • Politicizing judiciary sets a poor Constitutional precedent. (Sep 2003)
  • Investigation needed about NY campaign fundraising. (May 2003)
Ed Cox on Government Reform
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
  • New Yorkers want tort reform. (Jan 2006)
Al D'Amato on Government Reform
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Al D'Amato on other issues.
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Harold Ford on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Missed votes while campaigning, but voted 93% of the time. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
Daniel Frisa on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Giuliani on Government Reform
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • President must be free to defend nation with surveillance. (Dec 2007)
  • Focus on terrorism, immigration, tax cut, & small government. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports tort reform like “loser pays” rule. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Thompson with GOP; not obstacle to tort reform. (Oct 2007)
  • Frivolous lawsuits eat up 2.2% of GDP. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports line-item veto, but Clinton’s was unconstitutional. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Frivolous lawsuits don’t eat 2.2% of GDP. (Oct 2007)
  • Qualification for VP is readiness for presidency, in wartime. (Aug 2007)
  • Pardoning Libby OK because sentence was excessive. (Jun 2007)
  • Gets credit for killing the line-item veto. (May 2007)
  • Line item veto is unconstitutional; beat Clinton’s in 1990s. (May 2007)
  • No city reinvention, but success on crime, colleges & budget. (May 2007)
  • Attempted to undo term limits to extend his mayoralty. (Jan 2007)
  • Ardent supporter of campaign finance reform. (Aug 2006)
  • Applied “reinventing government” to New York City. (Oct 2002)
  • Debates on campaign finance reform miss the point on honesty. (Oct 2002)
Abe Hirschfeld on Government Reform
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Kelly on Government Reform
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
John LaFalce on Government Reform
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John LaFalce on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
David McReynolds on Government Reform
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • Institute instant runoffs and remove money from elections. (Sep 2004)
  • Widen the range of views by including Socialists. (Sep 1999)
Howard Mills on Government Reform
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Molinari on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susan Molinari on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Pat Moynihan on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Major Owens on Government Reform
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens on other issues.
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing. (Apr 1993)
Bill Paxon on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Gerald Solomon on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Michael Arcuri on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael Arcuri on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Gary Bernsten on Government Reform
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Government Reform
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Hillary Clinton on Government Reform
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY): Click here for 50 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Voter suppression revives old demons of discrimination. (Aug 2013)
  • Fight obstacles to voting disguised as election fraud claims. (Aug 2013)
  • FactCheck: Yes, more legislation & sponsorships than Obama. (Apr 2008)
  • Get D.C. full voting rights, plus more direct federal funds. (Feb 2008)
  • It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush. (Jan 2008)
  • Stand for public financing and getting money out of politics. (Jan 2008)
  • Transparent government includes federal agency blogs. (Jan 2008)
  • Never abuse the purpose of signing statements. (Dec 2007)
  • Change system from the inside, not from the outside. (Nov 2007)
  • HILL-PAC is one of politics biggest money-raisers. (Nov 2007)
  • McCain criticized 26 pork-barrel defense projects by Hillary. (Oct 2007)
  • Public financing would fix campaign donor problems. (Sep 2007)
  • Presidents should reveal donations to their foundations. (Sep 2007)
  • Move to public election financing, not banning lobbyists. (Aug 2007)
  • End no-bid contracts, end revolving door in government. (Aug 2007)
  • 1978: chaired Legal Services Corp. while at Rose Law Firm. (Jul 2007)
  • Same-day voter registration; no oppressive ID requirements. (Jul 2007)
  • Create a public service academy, like military academy. (Jun 2007)
  • 1970s: Worked on 18-year-old voting Amendment. (Jun 2007)
  • Cut gov’t contractors and end privatization of government. (Feb 2007)
  • Verified paper ballot for every electronic voting machines. (Nov 2006)
  • $5M in New York state “pork barrel” bills thru 2004. (Oct 2006)
  • Right to vote is precious & needs protection. (Sep 2005)
  • HILLPAC raised $31M through 2002. (Feb 2004)
  • Only explicit felonies should trigger impeachment. (Feb 2004)
  • Triangulation replaces partisanship with a dynamic center. (Nov 2003)
  • Defined appropriate high crimes for impeaching Nixon in 1973. (Nov 2003)
  • Visited many non-governmental programs on India trip. (Feb 2003)
  • Whitewater investigation ends; Hillary questions $52M spent. (Sep 2000)
  • Soft money ban & independent ad ban for Senate campaign. (Feb 2000)
  • New Democrat: Government is not the solution to all problems. (Feb 2000)
  • Give big states a big slice of federal pie. (Aug 1999)
  • We need strong and efficient governments. (Jun 1999)
  • Government should help people, not support bureaucracy. (Feb 1997)
  • 1973: Researched Nixon's White House tapes. (Aug 1993)

    Voting Record

  • Count Every Vote Act: end voting discrimination by race. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
Joe DioGuardi on Government Reform
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government. (Oct 2010)
  • 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity. (Oct 2010)
  • Constitutional Amendment for Line Item Veto. (Jan 1987)
Michael Forbes on Government Reform
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Forbes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Vito Fossella on Government Reform
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Benjamin Gilman on Government Reform
Republican (District 20): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Felix Grucci on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Felix Grucci on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
John Hall on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Hall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Howie Hawkins on Government Reform
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Supports publicly financed campaigns. (Aug 2006)
  • Abolish the Electoral College; support IRV. (Jun 2006)
Amo Houghton on Government Reform
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Caroline Kennedy on Government Reform
Former Democratic candidate (2008): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
  • Election Day makes me proud to be an American. (Apr 2005)
  • Bill of Rights most comprehensive individual protection ever. (Mar 1992)
Randy Kuhl on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Randy Kuhl on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
Rick Lazio on Government Reform
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • Rejects use of soft money. (Oct 2000)
  • Average donation is under $100. (Oct 2000)
  • Public financing of elections is welfare for politicians. (Oct 2000)
  • Demands Hillary sign “Freedom from Soft Money Pact”. (Sep 2000)
  • Fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts. (Jun 2000)
  • Ban soft money & issue ads. (Jun 2000)
  • Supported a Term Limits constitutional amendment. (Jun 2000)
  • No soft money; yes full campaign disclosure. (Jul 1998)
  • Term limits: 12 years for Senate & House. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Eric Massa on Government Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Massa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
KT McFarland on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
  • Supports stricter lobbying rules. (Mar 2006)
Mike McMahon on Government Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
Michael McNulty on Government Reform
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
Scott Murphy on Government Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
Marilyn O`Grady on Government Reform
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeanine Pirro on Government Reform
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Government Reform
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Thomas Reynolds on Government Reform
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
John Spencer on Government Reform
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for John Spencer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Sweeney on Government Reform
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Sweeney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Jay Townsend on Government Reform
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Jim Walsh on Government Reform
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Sunlight Report: lobbyist meetings & earmarks on website. (Jan 2009)
  • No lobbyist gifts. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
John McHugh on Government Reform
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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