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Scott Walker on Technology
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Spend $810M on roads instead of high-speed rail. (Jun 2012)
  • Pulled plug on light rail; fix roads and bridges instead. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

WI 2012: 2012 Wisconsin Senate Debates


Tammy Baldwin on Technology
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 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 NO 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 NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
Ron Johnson on Technology
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Herbert Kohl on Technology
Democratic Sr Senator (WI): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Herbert Kohl on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits. (Oct 1998)
John Schiess on Technology
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for John Schiess on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Sean Duffy on Technology
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Duffy 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)
Ron Kind on Technology
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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 NO 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 banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Gwen Moore on Technology
Democratic Representative (WI-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gwen Moore on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
Tom Petri on Technology
Republican Representative (WI-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tom Petri on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Mark Pocan on Technology
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pocan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Reid Ribble on Technology
Republican (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Reid Ribble on other issues.
  • Develop infrastructure to serve economic development. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (Jan 2011)
  • Dedicated funds for harbor maintenance. (Jan 2011)
Paul Ryan on Technology
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Bring FISA up to 21st century communications standards. (Aug 2012)
  • Within government limits are things like infrastructure. (Aug 2012)
  • Keep free expression on the Internet; I oppose SOPA. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep free expression on the Internet; I oppose SOPA. (Jan 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
James Sensenbrenner on Technology
Republican Representative (WI-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for James Sensenbrenner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES 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 NO 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 YES 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)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Stop foreign internet piracy of copyrighted materials. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jim Doyle on Technology
Democratic WI Governor: Click here for Jim Doyle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Kagen on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Kagen 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 $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Ron Kind on Technology
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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 NO 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 banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Mark Neumann on Technology
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tommy Thompson on Technology
Republican Challenger; previously HHS Secretary: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tommy Thompson on other issues.
  • Donít let one high tech company escape Wisconsin. (Jan 2001)
  • Uniform state computer standard saved $10M annually. (Sep 1996)
Tammy Baldwin on Technology
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 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 NO 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 NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
Tom Barrett on Technology
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Barrett on other issues.
  • Build high-speed rail from Milwaukee to Madison. (Jun 2012)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
Scott McCallum on Technology
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McCallum on other issues.
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Ed Thompson on Technology
Libertarian Challenger 2000: Click here for Ed Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Russ Darrow on Technology
2004 former Republican Challenger: Click here for Russ Darrow on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Gunderson on Technology
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Steve Gunderson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jerry Kleczka on Technology
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Kleczka on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Scott Klug on Technology
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Klug on other issues.
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Tim Michels on Technology
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Tim Michels on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Neumann on Technology
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Toby Roth on Technology
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for Toby Roth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Russell Feingold on Technology
Democratic Jr Senator (WI): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Russell Feingold on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted NO on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers. (Apr 2008)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
  • Televise proceedings of the Supreme Court. (Feb 2009)
Mark Green on Technology
Republican (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Green on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES 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)
Steve Kagen on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Kagen 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 $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Robert Lorge on Technology
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Lorge on other issues.
  • I am perhaps the most pro-technology candidate in America. (Aug 2006)
  • No funding increase for Amtrak until they reform ticketing. (Aug 2006)
David Obey on Technology
Democratic Representative (WI-7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for David Obey 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 $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 NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
David Redick on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for David Redick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rae Vogeler on Technology
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rae Vogeler on other issues.
  • Government now listens into phones and email. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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