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RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Reed on Technology
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Technology
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Create new infrastructure to renew economy. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)

House:


David Cicilline on Technology
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Repair Amtrak in NE corridor to support jobs and save energy. (Aug 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
James Langevin on Technology
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Homeland Security authority over cyber-security. (Dec 2011)
  • Stop foreign internet piracy of copyrighted materials. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Donald Carcieri on Technology
Republican RI Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • The new I-Way connects life-science academics with research. (Jan 2010)
Lincoln Chafee on Technology
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
Lincoln Almond on Technology
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • $8.4 million Rhode Island E-government Fund. (Feb 2001)
  • Cooperate with Canada on regional info tech workforce. (Aug 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Create International Northern and Biotechnology Corridor. (Jun 1998)
Myrth York on Technology
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Technology
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Lincoln Chafee on Technology
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
Claiborne Pell on Technology
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Matt Brown on Technology
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Technology
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Stephen Laffey on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carl Sheeler on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Tingle on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Weygand on Technology
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Young on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Chris Young on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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