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Barry Hinckley on Foreign Policy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Reduce foreign aid; robust American military presence abroad. (Oct 2012)
  • End foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan. (Oct 2012)
Jack Reed on Foreign Policy
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Suspend aid to Egypt while military crushes protestors. (Aug 2013)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Foreign Policy
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Traditional internationalist and support of Israel. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)

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David Cicilline on Foreign Policy
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
James Langevin on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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 YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated -1 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)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Donald Carcieri on Foreign Policy
Republican RI Governor: Click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lincoln Chafee on Foreign Policy
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • End prevailing attitude of arrogant reckless war. (Sep 2012)
  • Hugo Chavez does not fit into all-good-or-all-bad rhetoric. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposes linking Human Rights to trade with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
Lincoln Almond on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Myrth York on Foreign Policy
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Foreign Policy
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Lincoln Chafee on Foreign Policy
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • End prevailing attitude of arrogant reckless war. (Sep 2012)
  • Hugo Chavez does not fit into all-good-or-all-bad rhetoric. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposes linking Human Rights to trade with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
Claiborne Pell on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Matt Brown on Foreign Policy
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
Stephen Laffey on Foreign Policy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Reporting Iran on nukes is a good start; UN should do more. (Feb 2006)
Carl Sheeler on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Combine energy policy & improve relations with oil exporters. (Jun 2006)
Bob Tingle on Foreign Policy
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • I strongly support Israel, our close friend and ally. (Jul 2008)
Robert Weygand on Foreign Policy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
Chris Young on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Chris Young on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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