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Matt Dunne on Foreign Policy
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Matt Dunne on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Scott on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger for Governor: Click here for Phil Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Shap Smith on Foreign Policy
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Shap Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

VT 2016: 2016 VT Governor's race


John MacGovern on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Foreign Policy
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 50 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Opposed Monroe Doctrine interventionism in Latin America. (Mar 2016)
  • Ending embargo with Cuba is right step. (Mar 2016)
  • Vulture capitalists responsible for Puerto Rican debt. (Mar 2016)
  • America stands for hope; we should take Syrian refugees. (Feb 2016)
  • Won't take advice from Henry Kissinger; he assisted genocide. (Feb 2016)
  • Beef up NATO against Russian aggression. (Feb 2016)
  • Key doctrine: We can't do it alone; must work in coalition. (Feb 2016)
  • North Korea is run by nuclear-armed paranoid dictator. (Feb 2016)
  • I worry about Putin in Crimea but worry more about N. Korea. (Feb 2016)
  • Lean on China to deal with North Korea. (Jan 2016)
  • Putin regrets invading Crimea & the Ukraine. (Oct 2015)
  • Normalize relations with Cuba; & respect their independence. (Sep 2015)
  • Begrudgingly supports NATO, but no eastward expansion. (Sep 2015)
  • Promote democracy in China, but not at expense of US workers. (Sep 2015)
  • US should be more selective about using drone strikes. (Aug 2015)
  • War is a local issue because local youngsters fight and die. (Jun 1997)

    Mideast

  • Need to look at consequences of removing dictators. (Feb 2016)
  • We should try and talk to enemies, even Iran. (Feb 2016)
  • Encourage Saudis and Iran to work together, despite distrust. (Feb 2016)
  • Move forward with Iran with relations the long-term goal. (Feb 2016)
  • Normalize relations with Iran even though we disagree. (Jan 2016)
  • Think about what happens AFTER we get rid of dictators. (Dec 2015)
  • Not policeman of the world; focus on ISIS first. (Dec 2015)
  • I do not believe in unilateral action against terrorism. (Dec 2015)
  • Easy to overthrow a dictator but hard to control aftermath. (Dec 2015)
  • Moral responsibility to reach out to Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar should take charge in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • Address humanitarian crisis in Syria with allies in region. (Sep 2015)
  • Two-state solution for Israel & Palestine. (Sep 2015)
  • We have to negotiate with others, even Iran. (Aug 2015)

    Voting Record

  • Focus on domestic needs instead of international conflict. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)

House:


Peter Welch on Foreign Policy
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch 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)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Sep 2013)
  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Aug 2014)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Foreign Policy
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Foreign Policy
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bruce Lisman on Foreign Policy
Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Bruce Lisman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Minter on Foreign Policy
Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Sue Minter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Shumlin on Foreign Policy
Democratic Governor (retiring 2016): Click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Foreign Policy
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Jack McMullen on Foreign Policy
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Foreign Policy
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Foreign Policy
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Foreign Policy
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Parke on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger: Click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Tarrant on Foreign Policy
Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Leahy on Foreign Policy
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Monitor human rights in Uganda-Sudan crisis. (Aug 2004)
  • 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 +3 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Nov 2012)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Scott Milne on Foreign Policy
Republican candidate for Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Milne on other issues.
  • US out of the UN, and UN out of the US. (Sep 2016)
Bernie Sanders on Foreign Policy
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 50 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Opposed Monroe Doctrine interventionism in Latin America. (Mar 2016)
  • Ending embargo with Cuba is right step. (Mar 2016)
  • Vulture capitalists responsible for Puerto Rican debt. (Mar 2016)
  • America stands for hope; we should take Syrian refugees. (Feb 2016)
  • Won't take advice from Henry Kissinger; he assisted genocide. (Feb 2016)
  • Beef up NATO against Russian aggression. (Feb 2016)
  • Key doctrine: We can't do it alone; must work in coalition. (Feb 2016)
  • North Korea is run by nuclear-armed paranoid dictator. (Feb 2016)
  • I worry about Putin in Crimea but worry more about N. Korea. (Feb 2016)
  • Lean on China to deal with North Korea. (Jan 2016)
  • Putin regrets invading Crimea & the Ukraine. (Oct 2015)
  • Normalize relations with Cuba; & respect their independence. (Sep 2015)
  • Begrudgingly supports NATO, but no eastward expansion. (Sep 2015)
  • Promote democracy in China, but not at expense of US workers. (Sep 2015)
  • US should be more selective about using drone strikes. (Aug 2015)
  • War is a local issue because local youngsters fight and die. (Jun 1997)

    Mideast

  • Need to look at consequences of removing dictators. (Feb 2016)
  • We should try and talk to enemies, even Iran. (Feb 2016)
  • Encourage Saudis and Iran to work together, despite distrust. (Feb 2016)
  • Move forward with Iran with relations the long-term goal. (Feb 2016)
  • Normalize relations with Iran even though we disagree. (Jan 2016)
  • Think about what happens AFTER we get rid of dictators. (Dec 2015)
  • Not policeman of the world; focus on ISIS first. (Dec 2015)
  • I do not believe in unilateral action against terrorism. (Dec 2015)
  • Easy to overthrow a dictator but hard to control aftermath. (Dec 2015)
  • Moral responsibility to reach out to Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar should take charge in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • Address humanitarian crisis in Syria with allies in region. (Sep 2015)
  • Two-state solution for Israel & Palestine. (Sep 2015)
  • We have to negotiate with others, even Iran. (Aug 2015)

    Voting Record

  • Focus on domestic needs instead of international conflict. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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