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Frank LoBiondo's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 2, Republican
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Frank LoBiondo has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Frank LoBiondo is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Family Research Council 87 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Frank LoBiondo a rating of 56 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Will Oppose Speaker Pelosi's Healthcare Bill. 5 November 2009. "...the bill would allow the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, which I have long opposed." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Family Research Council 87 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Frank LoBiondo a rating of 56 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Will Oppose Speaker Pelosi's Healthcare Bill. 5 November 2009. "...the bill would allow the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, which I have long opposed." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. A New Congress Brings New Opportunity. 7 January 2011. "But we must go much further in order to put our nation once again on a firm financial standing. And we must do so without raising taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Misguided Spending Priorities 8 October 2010. "By allowing many popular tax cuts that benefit families and small businesses - from the marriage penalty tax and the child tax credit to reductions of the tax rate on dividends and long-term capital gains -- to expire at the end of the year, this Congress would effectively raise taxes in an economic recession. It is the wrong approach at the wrong time by Washington when the goal must be to create and sustain jobs.[...] Despite indicators of an economic recovery that some may point to, the real recovery won't be felt by South Jersey families until they have well-paying jobs and less strain on their personal finances. It is for this reason that I support significant reductions in wasteful spending, making the expiring tax cuts permanent, and ensuring pro-growth economic policies are put in place. Our economy cannot grow if our country's out-of-control spending continues. Our families cannot move forward if proposed tax increases keep holding them back." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes to Provide Tax Relief for Middle-Class, Working New Jersey Families. 10 May 2006. "Today's vote is a victory for 179,000 New Jersey hard-working taxpayers. The AMT unfairly targets middle-class individuals and families, causing needless and preventable strain on their personal finances. As our economy continues to grow, we should encourage additional investment in the middle-class of New Jersey and the country, not weaken their financial stability." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Ensuring South Jersey Residents Receive their Tax Rebate. 1 March 2008. "I believe these tax rebates should be viewed as only the first step in helping hard-working families and growing our nation's economy. South Jersey families need more than short-term fixes; they need to be empowered to make their own fiscal choices without the burden of unnecessary taxes and, thus, allow you to keep the greatest share of your hard-earned money. While Trenton continues to ignore this reality by expanding the tax burden on residents, I can and will continue to fight against additional federal taxes. It is for this reason that I support making the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent and the elimination of the death penalty. Going forward, I will continue to advocate for common-sense economic policies that promote and protect the interests of South Jersey taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 71 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Stop Strangling Small Business. 30 August 2010. "If we are truly serious about job creation and economic growth, Congress must continue these tax cuts that benefit our families and small businesses despite President Obama's call to allow them to expire, thus effectively raises taxes in an economic recession." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Misguided Spending Priorities 8 October 2010. "By allowing many popular tax cuts that benefit families and small businesses - from the marriage penalty tax and the child tax credit to reductions of the tax rate on dividends and long-term capital gains -- to expire at the end of the year, this Congress would effectively raise taxes in an economic recession. It is the wrong approach at the wrong time by Washington when the goal must be to create and sustain jobs.[...] Despite indicators of an economic recovery that some may point to, the real recovery won't be felt by South Jersey families until they have well-paying jobs and less strain on their personal finances. It is for this reason that I support significant reductions in wasteful spending, making the expiring tax cuts permanent, and ensuring pro-growth economic policies are put in place. Our economy cannot grow if our country's out-of-control spending continues. Our families cannot move forward if proposed tax increases keep holding them back." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 50 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. A New Congress Brings New Opportunity. 7 January 2011. "But we must go much further in order to put our nation once again on a firm financial standing. And we must do so without raising taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 50 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes to Provide Tax Relief for Middle-Class, Working New Jersey Families. 10 May 2006. "Today's vote is a victory for 179,000 New Jersey hard-working taxpayers. The AMT unfairly targets middle-class individuals and families, causing needless and preventable strain on their personal finances. As our economy continues to grow, we should encourage additional investment in the middle-class of New Jersey and the country, not weaken their financial stability." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Ensuring South Jersey Residents Receive their Tax Rebate. 1 March 2008. "I believe these tax rebates should be viewed as only the first step in helping hard-working families and growing our nation's economy. South Jersey families need more than short-term fixes; they need to be empowered to make their own fiscal choices without the burden of unnecessary taxes and, thus, allow you to keep the greatest share of your hard-earned money. While Trenton continues to ignore this reality by expanding the tax burden on residents, I can and will continue to fight against additional federal taxes. It is for this reason that I support making the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent and the elimination of the death penalty. Going forward, I will continue to advocate for common-sense economic policies that promote and protect the interests of South Jersey taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 71 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Stop Strangling Small Business. 30 August 2010. "If we are truly serious about job creation and economic growth, Congress must continue these tax cuts that benefit our families and small businesses despite President Obama's call to allow them to expire, thus effectively raises taxes in an economic recession." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 75 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Applauds President's Call for Bipartisanship in State of the Union. 28 January 2008. "The President's economic stimulus package will help working South Jersey families, but they need more. I have worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to provide additional federal assistance to South Jersey families, such as home heating aid, prescription drug coverage and an increase in the minimum wage." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Economic Stumulus: South Jersey Left Out. 27 February 2009. "The President was right to call for an economic stimulus package that would immediately and positively benefit struggling families and our nation's economy. I agree that we must reinstitute the free-flow of credit to qualified borrowers; to invest in our transportation infrastructure to spur job growth; to reduce the tax burden on our small businesses to encourage hiring; and to focus on growing the economy of tomorrow, not of yesterday. These are serious and challenging times that must be thoroughly addressed yet the bill written and passed by the Democrat Congress should not have been hastily rushed. This was not the best bill that Congress could have crafted. More importantly, it was not the best bill to get South Jersey residents back to work, to raise the standards of living for all Americans, and to get our country back on track." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes Against So-Called "Stimulus" Bill. 13 February 2009. "The President is right to call for an economic stimulus package that will immediately and positively benefit struggling families and our nation's economy. Congress should have and could have created a true economic stimulus that would create millions of new jobs without saddling the taxpayers with excessive, wasteful federal spending. Today, Congress failed the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Frank LoBiondo a rating of 64 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Economic Stumulus: South Jersey Left Out. 27 February 2009. "The President was right to call for an economic stimulus package that would immediately and positively benefit struggling families and our nation's economy. I agree that we must reinstitute the free-flow of credit to qualified borrowers; to invest in our transportation infrastructure to spur job growth; to reduce the tax burden on our small businesses to encourage hiring; and to focus on growing the economy of tomorrow, not of yesterday. These are serious and challenging times that must be thoroughly addressed yet the bill written and passed by the Democrat Congress should not have been hastily rushed. This was not the best bill that Congress could have crafted. More importantly, it was not the best bill to get South Jersey residents back to work, to raise the standards of living for all Americans, and to get our country back on track." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Applauds President's Call for Bipartisanship in State of the Union. 28 January 2008. "The President's economic stimulus package will help working South Jersey families, but they need more. I have worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to provide additional federal assistance to South Jersey families, such as home heating aid, prescription drug coverage and an increase in the minimum wage." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes Against House Spending Package. 28 January 2009. "The ailing national economy is undeniably in need of direct, targeted action that will put American workers back to work and restore confidence in our markets. Unfortunately, the legislation presented to the House today is merely a makeover of special programs and non-critical, non-job related projects that unquestionably miss the mark at the expense of helping families and small businesses. It is all sizzle and no steak and, thus, I cannot support the legislation." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Misguided Spending Priorities. 8 October 2010. "The excessive spending started immediately in 2009 with the $862 billion so-called "stimulus" bill that was meant to get our sluggish economy growing and spur job creation. Rather than targeted, proven job-creating projects such as shovel-ready construction jobs and business tax credits, taxpayers funded turtle highways in Florida and STD clinics in California." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Where Are The Jobs? 27 October 2009. "Mr. Speaker, the people in the 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey are asking, Where are the jobs? They have watched as this Congress has passed bailouts for AIG, for GM and for Chrysler. They watched as this Congress passed a huge bailout for Wall Street, and then followed up with a stimulus bill that had very little thought and that isn't providing the jobs for our citizens." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Where Are The Jobs? 28 July 2009. "Mr. Speaker, we are rapidly coming up on the 6-month anniversary of the stimulus bill. The question all across America, the question in New Jersey, and the question in my district in south Jersey is, Where are the jobs? We had jobs that were promised, good jobs that were promised, jobs that were going to be available. The unemployment rate was going to come down. The families in New Jersey are hurting. The families in south Jersey are hurting. Our unemployment rate in the State of New Jersey is 9.2 percent; and in most of my counties, it's well above 11 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes Against So-Called "Stimulus" Bill. 13 February 2009. "The President is right to call for an economic stimulus package that will immediately and positively benefit struggling families and our nation's economy. Congress should have and could have created a true economic stimulus that would create millions of new jobs without saddling the taxpayers with excessive, wasteful federal spending. Today, Congress failed the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Frank LoBiondo a rating of 64 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 75 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Where Are The Jobs? 28 July 2009. "Mr. Speaker, we are rapidly coming up on the 6-month anniversary of the stimulus bill. The question all across America, the question in New Jersey, and the question in my district in south Jersey is, Where are the jobs? We had jobs that were promised, good jobs that were promised, jobs that were going to be available. The unemployment rate was going to come down. The families in New Jersey are hurting. The families in south Jersey are hurting. Our unemployment rate in the State of New Jersey is 9.2 percent; and in most of my counties, it's well above 11 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Where Are The Jobs? 27 October 2009. "Mr. Speaker, the people in the 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey are asking, Where are the jobs? They have watched as this Congress has passed bailouts for AIG, for GM and for Chrysler. They watched as this Congress passed a huge bailout for Wall Street, and then followed up with a stimulus bill that had very little thought and that isn't providing the jobs for our citizens." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Misguided Spending Priorities. 8 October 2010. "The excessive spending started immediately in 2009 with the $862 billion so-called "stimulus" bill that was meant to get our sluggish economy growing and spur job creation. Rather than targeted, proven job-creating projects such as shovel-ready construction jobs and business tax credits, taxpayers funded turtle highways in Florida and STD clinics in California." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes Against House Spending Package. 28 January 2009. "The ailing national economy is undeniably in need of direct, targeted action that will put American workers back to work and restore confidence in our markets. Unfortunately, the legislation presented to the House today is merely a makeover of special programs and non-critical, non-job related projects that unquestionably miss the mark at the expense of helping families and small businesses. It is all sizzle and no steak and, thus, I cannot support the legislation." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Making Higher Education Affordable For South Jersey Students. 19 January 2007. "I was pleased to support H.R. 5, the "College Student Relief Act of 2007," which would lower interest rates on federal loans that students and parents take out to pay for college.[...]The legislation recently approved by the House should not be the Congress' only action on assisting our students. Valuable financial assistance, such as the Pell Grant Program and extending the higher education tax deduction, remain critical to making higher education affordable and must be promoted, with other options pursued. South Jersey students often look to federal and state governments for assistance in making their college dreams a reality. I hope my colleagues in the Congress listen to the concerns from our youth, as I did with Andrew Klimkowski, and work towards making college more affordable for our students." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Making Higher Education Affordable For South Jersey Students. 19 January 2007. "I was pleased to support H.R. 5, the "College Student Relief Act of 2007," which would lower interest rates on federal loans that students and parents take out to pay for college.[...]The legislation recently approved by the House should not be the Congress' only action on assisting our students. Valuable financial assistance, such as the Pell Grant Program and extending the higher education tax deduction, remain critical to making higher education affordable and must be promoted, with other options pursued. South Jersey students often look to federal and state governments for assistance in making their college dreams a reality. I hope my colleagues in the Congress listen to the concerns from our youth, as I did with Andrew Klimkowski, and work towards making college more affordable for our students." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

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Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Washington Post: Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) "LoBiondo was one of eight Republicans, three of which were from the Garden State, who voted for an energy bill passed by the House in June 2009 that would seek to curtail greenhouse gas through a cap-and-trade system . He called the bill 'the opportunity to break the cycle of inaction and finally move our nation towards real energy independence.' LoBiondo voted to overturn the presidential veto of the 2007 Water Resources Development Act, saying it had provisions 'critical for South Jersey' including LoBiondo-authored language devoted to beach restoration and shoreline-erosion prevention programs. In the 2010 version of the bill, LoBiondo requested ecosystem restoration projects in the heavily-industrialized Delaware River and Delaware Bay areas. The bill also includes storm-damage prevention projects for coastal regions." (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Castle & LoBiondo Argue to Accelerate Development of Switch Grass, Crop Waste & Other Cellulosic Biofuels. 17 June 2008. "Cellulosic biofuel holds enormous promise. According to the USDA, 25 percent of America's corn crop was diverted to produce ethanol in 2007 and 30 to 35 percent will be diverted in 2008. Nonetheless, fuels derived from corn and other food crops will displace only about 4 percent of America's gasoline supplies this year. By contrast, cellulosic biofuel could displace one-third or more of domestic gasoline supplies, could significantly reduce the price of gasoline, and could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fuels by 80 percent or more. As you evaluate the impact of the renewable fuels standard on rising food prices, we urge you to do so in a way that will accelerate the development of advanced biofuels." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. The Energy Crisis Is Long from Solved. 6 November 2008. "And we must aggressively pursue cleaner energies such as solar and wind, which are sustainable and produce no greenhouse gas emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 40 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of Environment America 80 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Our Energy Crisis. 17 June 2008. "Fourth, we must encourage smarter use of existing options while developing more fuel efficient technology such as hydrogen-based vehicles. Common-sense ideas such as conservation, alternate modes of transportation and mass transit ensure a greater return for consumers. Furthermore, we must seek to provide consumers with additional tax breaks for purchasing hybrid and electric vehicles, which reduce not only gasoline consumption but greenhouse gas emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Washington Post: Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) "LoBiondo was one of eight Republicans, three of which were from the Garden State, who voted for an energy bill passed by the House in June 2009 that would seek to curtail greenhouse gas through a cap-and-trade system . He called the bill 'the opportunity to break the cycle of inaction and finally move our nation towards real energy independence.' LoBiondo voted to overturn the presidential veto of the 2007 Water Resources Development Act, saying it had provisions 'critical for South Jersey' including LoBiondo-authored language devoted to beach restoration and shoreline-erosion prevention programs. In the 2010 version of the bill, LoBiondo requested ecosystem restoration projects in the heavily-industrialized Delaware River and Delaware Bay areas. The bill also includes storm-damage prevention projects for coastal regions." (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Castle & LoBiondo Argue to Accelerate Development of Switch Grass, Crop Waste & Other Cellulosic Biofuels. 17 June 2008. "Cellulosic biofuel holds enormous promise. According to the USDA, 25 percent of America's corn crop was diverted to produce ethanol in 2007 and 30 to 35 percent will be diverted in 2008. Nonetheless, fuels derived from corn and other food crops will displace only about 4 percent of America's gasoline supplies this year. By contrast, cellulosic biofuel could displace one-third or more of domestic gasoline supplies, could significantly reduce the price of gasoline, and could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fuels by 80 percent or more. As you evaluate the impact of the renewable fuels standard on rising food prices, we urge you to do so in a way that will accelerate the development of advanced biofuels." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. The Energy Crisis Is Long from Solved. 6 November 2008. "And we must aggressively pursue cleaner energies such as solar and wind, which are sustainable and produce no greenhouse gas emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 40 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of Environment America 80 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Our Energy Crisis. 17 June 2008. "Fourth, we must encourage smarter use of existing options while developing more fuel efficient technology such as hydrogen-based vehicles. Common-sense ideas such as conservation, alternate modes of transportation and mass transit ensure a greater return for consumers. Furthermore, we must seek to provide consumers with additional tax breaks for purchasing hybrid and electric vehicles, which reduce not only gasoline consumption but greenhouse gas emissions." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Frank LoBiondo a grade of 55." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 40 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Washington Times: Frank LoBiondo. "He opposes gun control and favors abortion rights, although he opposes public funding for abortion." (www.washingtontimes.com)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Frank LoBiondo a grade of 55." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 40 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Frank LoBiondo in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Washington Times: Frank LoBiondo. "He opposes gun control and favors abortion rights, although he opposes public funding for abortion." (www.washingtontimes.com)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. Op-Ed: Responsible Healthcare Reform Is Needed. 7 August 2009. "Congress and the American people are currently immersed in the healthcare reform debate. It is being debated not only in Congressional committee rooms, but in boardrooms, break rooms and kitchen tables across the country. It is critically important we get this healthcare reform done right and done responsibly. Several Congressional committees have been working for weeks. Negotiations are ongoing and should be allowed to continue until a consensus healthcare reform bill is written. However, to say I have deep, serious concerns about the present direction of healthcare reform being discussed in the House would be a gross understatement and, in its current form, I will not support it." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. A New Congress Brings New Opportunity. 7 January 2010. "And, yes, we need to repeal the healthcare law. While I support several provisions such as prohibiting the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions and helping seniors with prescription drug coverage, the unconstitutional mandates on individuals and small businesses are set to cripple our economy and further discourage job creation." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Health Care Reform. 16 March 2010. "Madam Speaker, we are all asking ourselves, What do the American people want to see from us with health care? They want to see health care more affordable, more accessible. There are ways to do that in a bipartisan manner that we can agree on: buying health care across State lines, eliminating defensive medicine practices, preexisting conditions. Why aren't we doing it? That is the question America is asking. That is why America is upset. My colleagues are asking us, me, whose side are we on? Unabashedly, on the side of my constituents, on the side of my health care providers, my doctors on Main Street, my hospitals on Main Street, my nurses on Main Street, who are the front line in providing health care, who don't want any part of this monstrosity, for a good reason. They and our constituents understand this is not the right way for America to go." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Statement on Repeal of 1099 Reporting Provision in Healthcare Law. 5 April 2011. "Today's overwhelming bipartisan vote in the Senate sends a clear signal that job-destroying provisions in the healthcare law can and must be repealed. I have heard from countless South Jersey business owners about this provision and have worked with our local Chambers of Commerce on this issue. The 1099 mandate would have needlessly caused South Jersey employers excessive burdens while discouraging future investments and hiring. The repeal of the 1099 mandate is the first step in our ongoing efforts to create certainty for small businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Intends To Oppose House Democrats' Healthcare Reform Bill. 23 July 2009. "It is critically important we get this healthcare reform done right. Negotiations are ongoing in the House and Senate, and should be allowed to continue until a consensus healthcare reform bill is written. I firmly believe we need to take a step back, re-examine and rethink the entire package, and spend the time to write legislation that keeps its focus on ensuring access for patients, protecting the doctor-patient relationship, and promoting the results-oriented goal of healthy outcomes. The current House bill is not that bill and therefore I will not support it." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Applauds Federal Court Ruling on Individual Mandate in Healthcare Law. 13 December 2010. "Today's ruling by a federal judge in Virginia reaffirms my opinion that the individual mandate rammed through Congress as part of the new healthcare law is unconstitutional. Coupled with the mandates placed on our small businesses, these job-killing provisions would create significant hardship for countless Americans. This ruling will undoubtedly be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but today's decision is definitely a key step in repealing and replacing President Obama's healthcare law." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes to Repeal Healthcare Law. 19 January 2011. "Today's vote is but the first step in repealing the job-destroying mandates of last year's healthcare law and replacing them with common-sense policies that will control costs, practice patient-centered care and protect the doctor-patient relationship. As we proceed forward, this Congress must ensure the unconstitutional, job-destroying mandates on individuals and small businesses not be allowed to go into effect. We must also put forth real cost-controlling policies such as allowing insurance to be bought across state lines, repealing the anti-trust exemption for insurance companies, and medical malpractice reform. Equally important, we must keep reasonable reforms currently implemented, such as removing restrictions on coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes NO On Healthcare Bil. 21 March 2010. "President Obama and the Congress could have and should have crafted bipartisan solutions to make healthcare more affordable and more accessible for everyone. We could have and should have already enacted common-sense policies such as allowing insurance to be bought across state lines, repealing the anti-trust exemption for insurance companies, medical malpractice reform, and removing restrictions on coverage for those with preexisting conditions. The Democrat leadership made the calculated decision against this approach and thus, we have now arrived at this severely-flawed healthcare bill before us today. Regrettably, this bill takes away the choice for patients and doctors to decide the best course of treatment, while empowering more than 100 new bureaucracies and an unelected, unaccountable 'health czar.' This bill takes away the choice of individuals to decide if they even want health insurance coverage, while empowering the IRS to penalize and prosecute those who refuse. This is the absolutely wrong approach to our nation's healthcare policy." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Op-Ed: Responsible Healthcare Reform Is Needed. 7 August 2009. "Congress and the American people are currently immersed in the healthcare reform debate. It is being debated not only in Congressional committee rooms, but in boardrooms, break rooms and kitchen tables across the country. It is critically important we get this healthcare reform done right and done responsibly. Several Congressional committees have been working for weeks. Negotiations are ongoing and should be allowed to continue until a consensus healthcare reform bill is written. However, to say I have deep, serious concerns about the present direction of healthcare reform being discussed in the House would be a gross understatement and, in its current form, I will not support it." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Health Care Reform. 16 March 2010. "Madam Speaker, we are all asking ourselves, What do the American people want to see from us with health care? They want to see health care more affordable, more accessible. There are ways to do that in a bipartisan manner that we can agree on: buying health care across State lines, eliminating defensive medicine practices, preexisting conditions. Why aren't we doing it? That is the question America is asking. That is why America is upset. My colleagues are asking us, me, whose side are we on? Unabashedly, on the side of my constituents, on the side of my health care providers, my doctors on Main Street, my hospitals on Main Street, my nurses on Main Street, who are the front line in providing health care, who don't want any part of this monstrosity, for a good reason. They and our constituents understand this is not the right way for America to go." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. A New Congress Brings New Opportunity. 7 January 2010. "And, yes, we need to repeal the healthcare law. While I support several provisions such as prohibiting the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions and helping seniors with prescription drug coverage, the unconstitutional mandates on individuals and small businesses are set to cripple our economy and further discourage job creation." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Statement on Repeal of 1099 Reporting Provision in Healthcare Law. 5 April 2011. "Today's overwhelming bipartisan vote in the Senate sends a clear signal that job-destroying provisions in the healthcare law can and must be repealed. I have heard from countless South Jersey business owners about this provision and have worked with our local Chambers of Commerce on this issue. The 1099 mandate would have needlessly caused South Jersey employers excessive burdens while discouraging future investments and hiring. The repeal of the 1099 mandate is the first step in our ongoing efforts to create certainty for small businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Intends To Oppose House Democrats' Healthcare Reform Bill. 23 July 2009. "It is critically important we get this healthcare reform done right. Negotiations are ongoing in the House and Senate, and should be allowed to continue until a consensus healthcare reform bill is written. I firmly believe we need to take a step back, re-examine and rethink the entire package, and spend the time to write legislation that keeps its focus on ensuring access for patients, protecting the doctor-patient relationship, and promoting the results-oriented goal of healthy outcomes. The current House bill is not that bill and therefore I will not support it." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Applauds Federal Court Ruling on Individual Mandate in Healthcare Law. 13 December 2010. "Today's ruling by a federal judge in Virginia reaffirms my opinion that the individual mandate rammed through Congress as part of the new healthcare law is unconstitutional. Coupled with the mandates placed on our small businesses, these job-killing provisions would create significant hardship for countless Americans. This ruling will undoubtedly be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but today's decision is definitely a key step in repealing and replacing President Obama's healthcare law." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes to Repeal Healthcare Law. 19 January 2011. "Today's vote is but the first step in repealing the job-destroying mandates of last year's healthcare law and replacing them with common-sense policies that will control costs, practice patient-centered care and protect the doctor-patient relationship. As we proceed forward, this Congress must ensure the unconstitutional, job-destroying mandates on individuals and small businesses not be allowed to go into effect. We must also put forth real cost-controlling policies such as allowing insurance to be bought across state lines, repealing the anti-trust exemption for insurance companies, and medical malpractice reform. Equally important, we must keep reasonable reforms currently implemented, such as removing restrictions on coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Votes NO On Healthcare Bil. 21 March 2010. "President Obama and the Congress could have and should have crafted bipartisan solutions to make healthcare more affordable and more accessible for everyone. We could have and should have already enacted common-sense policies such as allowing insurance to be bought across state lines, repealing the anti-trust exemption for insurance companies, medical malpractice reform, and removing restrictions on coverage for those with preexisting conditions. The Democrat leadership made the calculated decision against this approach and thus, we have now arrived at this severely-flawed healthcare bill before us today. Regrettably, this bill takes away the choice for patients and doctors to decide the best course of treatment, while empowering more than 100 new bureaucracies and an unelected, unaccountable 'health czar.' This bill takes away the choice of individuals to decide if they even want health insurance coverage, while empowering the IRS to penalize and prosecute those who refuse. This is the absolutely wrong approach to our nation's healthcare policy." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Reaffirms Opposition to Amnesty. 23 May 2007. "As I have always said, I firmly believe that any proposed solution must include an effective, fair temporary guest worker program that remains true to its name: those who come to the United States should only be here on a temporary basis and return home through a program that is truly enforceable." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Reaffirms Opposition to Amnesty. 23 May 2007. "As I have always said, I firmly believe that any proposed solution must include an effective, fair temporary guest worker program that remains true to its name: those who come to the United States should only be here on a temporary basis and return home through a program that is truly enforceable." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo's Reaction to Bush's Immigration Speech from Oval Office. 15 May 2006. "Tonight, President Bush rightly stated the urgent need to secure our borders as the first step in addressing ongoing illegal immigration. I have long advocated for stricter measures to protect our borders, which have included significant increases in the number of trained and deployed border patrol agents. However, it is clear additional action is desperately needed. To assist in securing the border, I support temporarily mobilizing the National Guard as a support force to current Border Patrol efforts. The short-term, logistical support the National Guard will provide for the Border Patrol will allow the agency to refocus their efforts and strengthen their operations to combat illegal entry and smuggling." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Hails Death of Senate Amnesty Legislation. 28 June 2007. "For the past few months, the U.S. Senate has continued to ignore the clear and vocal views of the American people by promoting legislation that would grant automatic legal status to the estimated 12 million individuals who illegally entered our country and continue to break our laws to remain here. I have long said that I would be the first to vote against any such amnesty legislation should it be presented to the House of Representatives. Today - finally - the Senate has realized that the pro-amnesty agenda of a few cannot and should not be forced upon the vast majority. However, this legislation's rightful failure does not end the necessity for real reform of our current immigration system and the critical need to enforce existing laws. I strongly support the border security bills signed into law during the previous Congress and believe that we must provide the necessary resources to ensure our nation is secured first and foremost." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Video: Frank LoBiando On Immigration - 2nd District NJ. 30 September 2008. "Amnesty is not the right way to go. I have not supported it. I will not support it. There's a legal way to do it, and when we granted amnesty in the 80s it sent a message to people that if thy broke the law and waited long enough they'd be granted amnesty. And we can't make that mistake again. There is a right way and a wrong way..." (youtu.be)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo's Reaction to Bush's Immigration Speech from Oval Office. 15 May 2006. "Tonight, President Bush rightly stated the urgent need to secure our borders as the first step in addressing ongoing illegal immigration. I have long advocated for stricter measures to protect our borders, which have included significant increases in the number of trained and deployed border patrol agents. However, it is clear additional action is desperately needed. To assist in securing the border, I support temporarily mobilizing the National Guard as a support force to current Border Patrol efforts. The short-term, logistical support the National Guard will provide for the Border Patrol will allow the agency to refocus their efforts and strengthen their operations to combat illegal entry and smuggling." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Hails Death of Senate Amnesty Legislation. 28 June 2007. "For the past few months, the U.S. Senate has continued to ignore the clear and vocal views of the American people by promoting legislation that would grant automatic legal status to the estimated 12 million individuals who illegally entered our country and continue to break our laws to remain here. I have long said that I would be the first to vote against any such amnesty legislation should it be presented to the House of Representatives. Today - finally - the Senate has realized that the pro-amnesty agenda of a few cannot and should not be forced upon the vast majority. However, this legislation's rightful failure does not end the necessity for real reform of our current immigration system and the critical need to enforce existing laws. I strongly support the border security bills signed into law during the previous Congress and believe that we must provide the necessary resources to ensure our nation is secured first and foremost." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Video: Frank LoBiando On Immigration - 2nd District NJ. 30 September 2008. "Amnesty is not the right way to go. I have not supported it. I will not support it. There's a legal way to do it, and when we granted amnesty in the 80s it sent a message to people that if thy broke the law and waited long enough they'd be granted amnesty. And we can't make that mistake again. There is a right way and a wrong way..." (youtu.be)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 23 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Family Research Council 85 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 23 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the American Family Association 83 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 23 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Frank LoBiondo voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Family Research Council 85 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 23 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Frank LoBiondo voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the American Family Association 83 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo: Partnerships are key. 6 March 2010. "Homeland security and national defense is being lost in the mix. We need to treat terrorists as "evil people determined to wreak havoc upon us," not as common criminals." (lobiondoforcongress.com)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo: Partnerships are key. 6 March 2010. "Homeland security and national defense is being lost in the mix. We need to treat terrorists as "evil people determined to wreak havoc upon us," not as common criminals." (lobiondoforcongress.com)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Hearing of the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces of the House Committee on Armed Services - Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act Budget Request for Air Force Modernization Programs. 20 May 2009. "We cannot perform the defense of our homeland with unmanned drones." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. Hearing of the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces of the House Committee on Armed Services - Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act Budget Request for Air Force Modernization Programs. 20 May 2009. "We cannot perform the defense of our homeland with unmanned drones." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Calls Upon Obama Administration, Congressional Leadership To Provide Emergency Cost-Of-Living-Adjustment Fix For Seniors. 25 August 2009. "I've heard from South Jersey seniors who are increasingly concerned about how they will survive the pending winter months, having to choose between food on their table or heat in their home. The Obama Administration should work with Congress to pass legislation to address this critical issue and strengthen Social Security as soon as possible." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo Calls Upon Obama Administration, Congressional Leadership To Provide Emergency Cost-Of-Living-Adjustment Fix For Seniors. 25 August 2009. "I've heard from South Jersey seniors who are increasingly concerned about how they will survive the pending winter months, having to choose between food on their table or heat in their home. The Obama Administration should work with Congress to pass legislation to address this critical issue and strengthen Social Security as soon as possible." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 89 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Frank LoBiondo supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 89 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)

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