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Donald Carcieri on Government Reform
Republican RI Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • Reduce our reliance on government. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Limit Congress to two terms. (Jul 2011)
Jack Reed on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • 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 YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Overturn Citizens United; it undid 100 years of regulations. (Oct 2012)
  • Total ban on gifts from lobbyists. (Sep 2006)
  • Stricter rules for lobbyists and ethics. (May 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 granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
Mark Zaccaria on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Keep contribution limits & campaign finance regulations. (Nov 2010)

House:


David Cicilline on Government Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Cut federal budget but not at expense of important services. (Oct 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)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
James Langevin on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Feb 2013)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Government Reform
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Vindicated for opposing Alito, by Alito's bad votes. (Aug 2006)
  • Has concerns about Bush's expansion of executive power. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Lincoln Almond on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Myrth York on Government Reform
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Government Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee 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 YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Lincoln Chafee on Government Reform
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Vindicated for opposing Alito, by Alito's bad votes. (Aug 2006)
  • Has concerns about Bush's expansion of executive power. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Claiborne Pell on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Matt Brown on Government Reform
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
  • America’s promise is broken by problems in Washington. (Dec 2005)
  • $15M for voter list improvements. (Dec 2005)
Patrick Kennedy on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
Stephen Laffey on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Supported Sam Alito nomination to Supreme Court. (Aug 2006)
  • Endorses the Pork-Barrel Reduction Act. (Feb 2006)
Carl Sheeler on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Reduce federal election spending & lobbying influence. (Jun 2006)
  • Term limits for governor but not for legislature. (Nov 2004)
  • Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign contributions. (Nov 2004)
Bob Tingle on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Public funding of political campaigns. (Aug 2008)
Robert Weygand on Government Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Chris Young on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Aug 2008)
  • Has never taken one penny from anyone in campaigns. (Sep 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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