Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 11, Republican
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Rodney Frelinghuysen has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Rodney Frelinghuysen 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 are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Wiener. New Jersey Jewish News: Seven-term incumbent faces familiar opponent. 4 September 2008. "'I am pro-choice. I believe in a woman's right to choose,' Frelinghuysen agreed." (njjewishnews.com)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 83 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Family Research Council 81 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (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 Rodney Frelinghuysen a rating of 63 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 57 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Wiener. New Jersey Jewish News: Seven-term incumbent faces familiar opponent. 4 September 2008. "'I am pro-choice. I believe in a woman's right to choose,' Frelinghuysen agreed." (njjewishnews.com)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 83 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Family Research Council 81 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (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 Rodney Frelinghuysen a rating of 63 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 57 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Statement on President's Address to Congress. 24 February 2009. "New Jersey families and businesses are genuinely worried about their financial futures. Many of them are struggling just to survive. Small businesses are working just to keep their doors open and pay employees. Taking more of their hard earned money will only result in more layoffs and fewer job opportunities. New Jersey already suffers from one of the nation's highest tax burdens. Our families and small businesses cannot afford to have their taxes increased." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Opposes "Flawed" Obama-Pelosi Health Care Bill. 22 March 2010. "This package contains over $523 billion in job-killing higher taxes. I cannot think of a worse time to tax families and small businesses than in the middle of a serious recession." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghusyen. Video: Tom Wyka v Rodney Frelinghuysen on Taxes 26 October 2008. "Well in this particular financial situation I know that some people are politically driven to raise taxes, I can't imagine a worse job killer than raising taxes." (youtu.be)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 80 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 85 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. The American Clean Energy Security Act (A.K.A. 'Cap and Trade'). 30 June 2009. "Raising taxes in the midst of a recession is lunacy!" (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Taxes. 1 January 2011. "To me, there could not be a worst time to raise federal taxes! Clearly, Americans are not taxed too little! The federal government spends too much!" (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Economic Growth. 1 January 2011. "Congress should immediately [¦] Lower taxes for all taxpayers by reducing the current 15 percent income tax rate to 10 percent and reducing the current 10 percent rate to 5 percent. This will provide an immediate increase in income to every taxpaying family in America and free up capital to help small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs hire more workers." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Opposes "Flawed" Obama-Pelosi Health Care Bill. 22 March 2010. "This package contains over $523 billion in job-killing higher taxes. I cannot think of a worse time to tax families and small businesses than in the middle of a serious recession." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghusyen. Video: Tom Wyka v Rodney Frelinghuysen on Taxes 26 October 2008. "Well in this particular financial situation I know that some people are politically driven to raise taxes, I can't imagine a worse job killer than raising taxes." (youtu.be)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 80 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 85 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. The American Clean Energy Security Act (A.K.A. 'Cap and Trade'). 30 June 2009. "Raising taxes in the midst of a recession is lunacy!" (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Taxes. 1 January 2011. "To me, there could not be a worst time to raise federal taxes! Clearly, Americans are not taxed too little! The federal government spends too much!" (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Economic Growth. 1 January 2011. "Congress should immediately [¦] Lower taxes for all taxpayers by reducing the current 15 percent income tax rate to 10 percent and reducing the current 10 percent rate to 5 percent. This will provide an immediate increase in income to every taxpaying family in America and free up capital to help small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs hire more workers." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Statement on President's Address to Congress. 24 February 2009. "New Jersey families and businesses are genuinely worried about their financial futures. Many of them are struggling just to survive. Small businesses are working just to keep their doors open and pay employees. Taking more of their hard earned money will only result in more layoffs and fewer job opportunities. New Jersey already suffers from one of the nation's highest tax burdens. Our families and small businesses cannot afford to have their taxes increased." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Opposes Massive Economic Stimulus Package. 28 January 2009. "Americans are asking for our help and we must respond by passing an economic stimulus package that is effective, efficient, and timely. To the contrary, this bill [H.R. 1] is ineffective, inefficient, and not an intelligent way to use the taxpayers dollars." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Would you support enforcing the spending limits agreed to in 1997 by the President and Congress to balance the budget?" Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following general categories. Other or expanded principles: "TVA, PMA's, Farm Subsidies"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Op-Ed: E-News October 16, 2009. 16 October 2009. "The fact that the Speaker is even talking about another 'stimulus' package proves that the first one was poorly-conceived, poorly- crafted and poorly-executed [...]. The only location in the nation that has seen a net increase in jobs, not surprisingly, is Washington, D.C. - where the federal bureaucracy is growing government jobs like weeds. In terms of creating sustainable private sector jobs, the trillion dollar stimulus has been an abject failure -- a failure for which our children and grandchildren will pay for generations." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Opposes Massive Economic Stimulus Plan. 13 February 2009. "Americans are asking for help, but today's bill does not do enough to create jobs or prevent layoffs. It is ineffective, inefficient, and not an intelligent way to use taxpayer dollars. Hiring 600,000 new government workers will not help families and small businesses survive. Quite the contrary, it will choke off what remains of our private enterprises." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 85 percent in 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 Rodney Frelinghuysen a rating of 92 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Op-Ed: Job Creation Washington-Style: Czars, Czars And More Czars. 15 December 2009. "Unemployment, which the president promised would stay below 8 percent if the stimulus bill became law, has officially reached 10.2 percent, a 26-year high. And we know, because people who are working part time and want to work full time, and people who have stopped looking for work are not included in the official statistics, the real unemployment rate is much higher, possibly touching 17 percent. However, the Obama administration has apparently succeeded in creating jobs in one sector -- the government. By the time Washington is done spending the $879 billion in the so-called 'stimulus' bill, the federal government will have hired tens of thousands of federal bureaucrats to get the money 'out the door' and the state governments will have hired hundreds more to take the money in." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Jobs For Main Street Act, 2010. 16 December 2009. "Congress and the President enacted in February a trillion-dollar stimulus package with the promise that its shovel-ready spending would keep unemployment from exceeding 8 percent. While the Nation's official unemployment is 10 percent, the real unemployment and underemployment now exceed 17 percent. Yet the majority is suggesting that we double down on spending borrowed dollars in many of the same areas touched by the first stimulus. For example, only 7 percent of the $2 billion in the stimulus bill for the Army Corps of Engineers civil construction has been spent. Yet this bill adds another $750 million. Only 8 percent of the $1 billion in the stimulus for Bureau of Reclamation water projects has been spent. This legislation includes another $100 million. The stimulus contained $4 billion for Energy Innovation Loans. Just 10 percent has been spent since February. So let's make sure to approve another $1 billion. Of the $36 billion the Department of Energy has been given, about $955 million has been spent and only $17.5 billion has been obligated. If this isn't bad enough, where is the funding coming from? It's coming from the TARP program, Troubled Asset Relief Program. That money, when it is paid back, is supposed to go to reduce the deficit. Here we are spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Spending, Deficits and Debt. 12 December 2011. "Since Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have been in control for the past three years, government spending has skyrocketed. The budget deficit in the last fiscal year was a record $1.4 trillion, forcing Congress to increase America's debt to a historic high earlier this year. Rodney understands that we have to stop spending borrowed federal dollars like there is no tomorrow. He feels strongly that Congress should bring federal spending under control by returning unspent 'stimulus' funds to the U.S. Treasury, immediately freezing non-security spending and finding at least one penny that can be saved from every dollar of spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Introducing The Common Sense Tax Relief Act Of 2009. 10 December 2009. "Over the past year, unprecedented spending on government programs through the so- called 'stimulus bill' and the bloated Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 has produced, at best, modest signs of recovery." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Votes Against Omnibus Appropriations Act. 25 February 2009. "New Jersey families are cutting back to get through difficult economic times, and Congress must do the same. This massive government spending bill comes on top of an $800 billion stimulus package and a month after a $350 billion taxpayer commitment to the Troubled Assets Relief Program for banks. With each new borrowed dollar, and we are talking about billions, not millions, our nation goes further into debt on the backs of future generations." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Opposes Massive Economic Stimulus Package. 28 January 2009. "Americans are asking for our help and we must respond by passing an economic stimulus package that is effective, efficient, and timely. To the contrary, this bill [H.R. 1] is ineffective, inefficient, and not an intelligent way to use the taxpayers dollars." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Would you support enforcing the spending limits agreed to in 1997 by the President and Congress to balance the budget?" Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following general categories. Other or expanded principles: "TVA, PMA's, Farm Subsidies"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Op-Ed: E-News October 16, 2009. 16 October 2009. "The fact that the Speaker is even talking about another 'stimulus' package proves that the first one was poorly-conceived, poorly- crafted and poorly-executed [...]. The only location in the nation that has seen a net increase in jobs, not surprisingly, is Washington, D.C. - where the federal bureaucracy is growing government jobs like weeds. In terms of creating sustainable private sector jobs, the trillion dollar stimulus has been an abject failure -- a failure for which our children and grandchildren will pay for generations." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Opposes Massive Economic Stimulus Plan. 13 February 2009. "Americans are asking for help, but today's bill does not do enough to create jobs or prevent layoffs. It is ineffective, inefficient, and not an intelligent way to use taxpayer dollars. Hiring 600,000 new government workers will not help families and small businesses survive. Quite the contrary, it will choke off what remains of our private enterprises." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 85 percent in 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 Rodney Frelinghuysen a rating of 92 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Op-Ed: Job Creation Washington-Style: Czars, Czars And More Czars. 15 December 2009. "Unemployment, which the president promised would stay below 8 percent if the stimulus bill became law, has officially reached 10.2 percent, a 26-year high. And we know, because people who are working part time and want to work full time, and people who have stopped looking for work are not included in the official statistics, the real unemployment rate is much higher, possibly touching 17 percent. However, the Obama administration has apparently succeeded in creating jobs in one sector -- the government. By the time Washington is done spending the $879 billion in the so-called 'stimulus' bill, the federal government will have hired tens of thousands of federal bureaucrats to get the money 'out the door' and the state governments will have hired hundreds more to take the money in." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Jobs For Main Street Act, 2010. 16 December 2009. "Congress and the President enacted in February a trillion-dollar stimulus package with the promise that its shovel-ready spending would keep unemployment from exceeding 8 percent. While the Nation's official unemployment is 10 percent, the real unemployment and underemployment now exceed 17 percent. Yet the majority is suggesting that we double down on spending borrowed dollars in many of the same areas touched by the first stimulus. For example, only 7 percent of the $2 billion in the stimulus bill for the Army Corps of Engineers civil construction has been spent. Yet this bill adds another $750 million. Only 8 percent of the $1 billion in the stimulus for Bureau of Reclamation water projects has been spent. This legislation includes another $100 million. The stimulus contained $4 billion for Energy Innovation Loans. Just 10 percent has been spent since February. So let's make sure to approve another $1 billion. Of the $36 billion the Department of Energy has been given, about $955 million has been spent and only $17.5 billion has been obligated. If this isn't bad enough, where is the funding coming from? It's coming from the TARP program, Troubled Asset Relief Program. That money, when it is paid back, is supposed to go to reduce the deficit. Here we are spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Spending, Deficits and Debt. 12 December 2011. "Since Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have been in control for the past three years, government spending has skyrocketed. The budget deficit in the last fiscal year was a record $1.4 trillion, forcing Congress to increase America's debt to a historic high earlier this year. Rodney understands that we have to stop spending borrowed federal dollars like there is no tomorrow. He feels strongly that Congress should bring federal spending under control by returning unspent 'stimulus' funds to the U.S. Treasury, immediately freezing non-security spending and finding at least one penny that can be saved from every dollar of spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Introducing The Common Sense Tax Relief Act Of 2009. 10 December 2009. "Over the past year, unprecedented spending on government programs through the so- called 'stimulus bill' and the bloated Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 has produced, at best, modest signs of recovery." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Votes Against Omnibus Appropriations Act. 25 February 2009. "New Jersey families are cutting back to get through difficult economic times, and Congress must do the same. This massive government spending bill comes on top of an $800 billion stimulus package and a month after a $350 billion taxpayer commitment to the Troubled Assets Relief Program for banks. With each new borrowed dollar, and we are talking about billions, not millions, our nation goes further into debt on the backs of future generations." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Education. 12 December 2011. "To give our children a brighter future, we must make sure that the federal government works closely with our state and local education officials to reach the goal of providing every child with a quality education while holding schools, teachers and students to higher standards." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "TVA "
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. Other or expanded principles: "Farm subsidies -- Eliminate"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "Farm Subsidies "
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "State" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. Other or expanded principles: "Power Marketing Admin -- Eliminate"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "Power Marketing Admins "
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. Other or expanded principles: "TVA -- Eliminate"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Education. 12 December 2011. "To give our children a brighter future, we must make sure that the federal government works closely with our state and local education officials to reach the goal of providing every child with a quality education while holding schools, teachers and students to higher standards." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Enews October 2010. "The President is correct, DC schools are struggling which is why it is puzzling that he continues to support the dismantling of a major reform in Washington DC, the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which provides disadvantaged children with school vouchers to attend private and parochial schools in DC. Rodney was an early and enthusiastic supporter of the OSP, having sponsored the amendment that first established the program in 2004. 'I have seen the program grow and succeed in providing children with an education they would otherwise not have been given. We can only hope that this parent reminded the President that we must continue to support school choice in the District by renewing the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Parents across the country must have the right to remove their children from failing schools!'" (frelinghuysen.house.gov)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "TVA "
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. Other or expanded principles: "Farm subsidies -- Eliminate"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Enews October 2010. "The President is correct, DC schools are struggling which is why it is puzzling that he continues to support the dismantling of a major reform in Washington DC, the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which provides disadvantaged children with school vouchers to attend private and parochial schools in DC. Rodney was an early and enthusiastic supporter of the OSP, having sponsored the amendment that first established the program in 2004. 'I have seen the program grow and succeed in providing children with an education they would otherwise not have been given. We can only hope that this parent reminded the President that we must continue to support school choice in the District by renewing the Opportunity Scholarship Program. Parents across the country must have the right to remove their children from failing schools!'" (frelinghuysen.house.gov)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "Farm Subsidies "
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "State" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. Other or expanded principles: "Power Marketing Admin -- Eliminate"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "Power Marketing Admins "
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. Other or expanded principles: "TVA -- Eliminate"
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Our Energy and Our Water. 12 December 2011. "In April of last year, the House passed H.R. 6, the Energy Policy Act. Contained in this legislation are many provisions aimed at greater energy efficiency. These include tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles and requirements for lower emissions from fossil fuels. Congressman Frelinghuysen has also consistently supported higher Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards since coming to Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Energy. 12 December 2011. "Rep. Frelinghuysen has also consistently supported higher Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards since coming to Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Did Not Vote on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of Environment America 47 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Reform Superfund so more $ go to clean-ups."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Energy. 1 January 2011. "Since coming to Congress, I have supported: * Substantially improving car mileage (CAFE) standards without making vehicles unaffordable to average consumers [...]." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Energy. 12 December 2011. "Rep. Frelinghuysen has also consistently supported higher Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards since coming to Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Did Not Vote on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of Environment America 47 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Reform Superfund so more $ go to clean-ups."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Energy. 1 January 2011. "Since coming to Congress, I have supported: * Substantially improving car mileage (CAFE) standards without making vehicles unaffordable to average consumers [...]." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Our Energy and Our Water. 12 December 2011. "In April of last year, the House passed H.R. 6, the Energy Policy Act. Contained in this legislation are many provisions aimed at greater energy efficiency. These include tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles and requirements for lower emissions from fossil fuels. Congressman Frelinghuysen has also consistently supported higher Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards since coming to Congress." (votesmart.org)

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  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 80 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Rodney Frelinghuysen a grade of 36." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 80 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Rodney Frelinghuysen a grade of 36." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Backs Repeal of Obamacare Wants Improved Health Care Reforms. 21 January 2011. "However, the few positive provisions do not outweigh the fact that the new law's most damaging aspect is that it turns over to the federal government the individual's right to make their own healthcare choices for themselves and their families." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. E-news December 10, 2010. 10 December 2010. "Treatments for rare childhood illnesses will now be more expensive because of the new health care law. Wasn't the health law supposed to end discrimination based upon pre-existing conditions?" (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. E-News August 20, 2010. 20 August 2010. "For example, the new health care law, with its individual insurance mandate, higher taxes and increased regulation, is proving to be a genuine barrier to business growth and job creation. What business would not think twice before bringing on new employees in the face of such 'reforms' as Section 9006 of ObamaCare which will require business owners to submit a separate 1099 form to the IRS and to every company with whom they do business valued over $600 in any given year! This reporting burden is especially oppressive for small business owners who outsource their accounting services and creates privacy concerns for sole proprietors whose employer tax ID number is their Social Security number." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Blog: Obamacare Is Not Preserving and Protecting Medicare. 11 August 2011. "The highly unpopular 2009 health 'reform' law makes Medicare even more unsound. The so-called Affordable Healthcare Act took a staggering $500 billion from Medicare to pay for the new Obamacare health entitlement. That's the wrong approach. It doesn't take a fortune teller to predict what will likely happen when these massive cuts in Medicare's physician and hospital reimbursement and the Medicare Advantage program begin next year: Medicare beneficiaries will suffer." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. The Selling of ObamaCare. 11 June 2010. "The reality of the government takeover of health care becomes more and more disturbing as we learn more details." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Supporting the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 18 January 2011. "Mr. Speaker, this week we have the opportunity to ensure that our constituents remain in control of their own health care through a system that is patient-centered and provides health care choices, not Washington-imposed mandates. I urge support of H.R. 2--the repeal of Obamacare." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Statement on Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling. 28 June 2012. "I am deeply disappointed in the Court's decision. Our primary focus should be on jobs and the economy and this decision appears to affirm a whole host of new taxes, mandates and regulations on small business owners, raising health care costs and continuing uncertainty for employers. As a result of this ruling, millions of Americans may now have an IRS problem, since the Internal Revenue Service is the enforcer of the individual mandate and the dozens of other taxes imposed by new health care law. Congress should take this opportunity to re-engage the American people and enact patient-centered reforms that allow families to make their own choices about their own health care, visit the doctor of their choosing, and receive the care they and their doctor feel is best." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Opposes "Flawed" Obama-Pelosi Health Care Bill. 22 March 2010. "I support health care reform. I just do not support Nancy Pelosi's version of health care reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Obamacare Unraveling On Its Own? 21 October 2011. "The Obama Administration reported to Congress last week that after 19 months of work they could not find a way to implement Obamacare's Community Living Assistance Services & Supports (CLASS) program. This announcement strikes yet another blow to the Administration's healthcare takeover, as a major provision of the plan predictably collapses under the weight of its own actuarial unsoundness." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Backs Repeal of Obamacare Wants Improved Health Care Reforms. 21 January 2011. "However, the few positive provisions do not outweigh the fact that the new law's most damaging aspect is that it turns over to the federal government the individual's right to make their own healthcare choices for themselves and their families." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. E-news December 10, 2010. 10 December 2010. "Treatments for rare childhood illnesses will now be more expensive because of the new health care law. Wasn't the health law supposed to end discrimination based upon pre-existing conditions?" (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. E-News August 20, 2010. 20 August 2010. "For example, the new health care law, with its individual insurance mandate, higher taxes and increased regulation, is proving to be a genuine barrier to business growth and job creation. What business would not think twice before bringing on new employees in the face of such 'reforms' as Section 9006 of ObamaCare which will require business owners to submit a separate 1099 form to the IRS and to every company with whom they do business valued over $600 in any given year! This reporting burden is especially oppressive for small business owners who outsource their accounting services and creates privacy concerns for sole proprietors whose employer tax ID number is their Social Security number." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Blog: Obamacare Is Not Preserving and Protecting Medicare. 11 August 2011. "The highly unpopular 2009 health 'reform' law makes Medicare even more unsound. The so-called Affordable Healthcare Act took a staggering $500 billion from Medicare to pay for the new Obamacare health entitlement. That's the wrong approach. It doesn't take a fortune teller to predict what will likely happen when these massive cuts in Medicare's physician and hospital reimbursement and the Medicare Advantage program begin next year: Medicare beneficiaries will suffer." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. The Selling of ObamaCare. 11 June 2010. "The reality of the government takeover of health care becomes more and more disturbing as we learn more details." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Supporting the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 18 January 2011. "Mr. Speaker, this week we have the opportunity to ensure that our constituents remain in control of their own health care through a system that is patient-centered and provides health care choices, not Washington-imposed mandates. I urge support of H.R. 2--the repeal of Obamacare." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Statement on Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling. 28 June 2012. "I am deeply disappointed in the Court's decision. Our primary focus should be on jobs and the economy and this decision appears to affirm a whole host of new taxes, mandates and regulations on small business owners, raising health care costs and continuing uncertainty for employers. As a result of this ruling, millions of Americans may now have an IRS problem, since the Internal Revenue Service is the enforcer of the individual mandate and the dozens of other taxes imposed by new health care law. Congress should take this opportunity to re-engage the American people and enact patient-centered reforms that allow families to make their own choices about their own health care, visit the doctor of their choosing, and receive the care they and their doctor feel is best." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Opposes "Flawed" Obama-Pelosi Health Care Bill. 22 March 2010. "I support health care reform. I just do not support Nancy Pelosi's version of health care reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Obamacare Unraveling On Its Own? 21 October 2011. "The Obama Administration reported to Congress last week that after 19 months of work they could not find a way to implement Obamacare's Community Living Assistance Services & Supports (CLASS) program. This announcement strikes yet another blow to the Administration's healthcare takeover, as a major provision of the plan predictably collapses under the weight of its own actuarial unsoundness." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Comments on Immigration Proposal. 9 January 2004. "I am not prepared to support a general amnesty for possibly as many as 15 million undocumented aliens. Without additional safeguards, this Presidential proposal may well increase the flow of illegal immigrants and only aggravate our own unemployment situation." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Immigration. 1 January 2011. "I have always supported full enforcement of our nation's immigration laws. Further, I believe that our country's top priority must be border security and I strongly oppose amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Immigration: We are a Nation of Laws. 18 May 2007. "I remain committed to two primary principles in the area of immigration reform: border security first, and no amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen 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. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Rodney Frelinghuysen in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Rodney Frelinghuysen in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Issue Position: Immigration. 1 January 2011. "I have always supported full enforcement of our nation's immigration laws. Further, I believe that our country's top priority must be border security and I strongly oppose amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Immigration: We are a Nation of Laws. 18 May 2007. "I remain committed to two primary principles in the area of immigration reform: border security first, and no amnesty." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen 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. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Rodney Frelinghuysen in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Rodney Frelinghuysen in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen Comments on Immigration Proposal. 9 January 2004. "I am not prepared to support a general amnesty for possibly as many as 15 million undocumented aliens. Without additional safeguards, this Presidential proposal may well increase the flow of illegal immigrants and only aggravate our own unemployment situation." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the American Family Association 77 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 23 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Family Research Council 42 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 23 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the American Family Association 77 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Family Research Council 42 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 23 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 23 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Rodney Frelinghuysen voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Op-Ed “ Social Security: Preserve and Strengthen. 14 February 2005. "Strengthening Social Security is a very delicate issue, which must be handled with great care. We must take a long, hard look at potential reforms. Already, some have suggested creating voluntary personal retirement accounts, potentially giving young workers the right to own and control retirement accounts similar to IRAs and 401K plans. Others want to raise payroll taxes, which could threaten our economic recovery and continued job creation. And still, some have suggested doing nothing. To be clear, reform will not be easy. I, for one, have not settled on the best course." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 40 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Rodney Frelinghuysen supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 40 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Op-Ed “ Social Security: Preserve and Strengthen. 14 February 2005. "Strengthening Social Security is a very delicate issue, which must be handled with great care. We must take a long, hard look at potential reforms. Already, some have suggested creating voluntary personal retirement accounts, potentially giving young workers the right to own and control retirement accounts similar to IRAs and 401K plans. Others want to raise payroll taxes, which could threaten our economic recovery and continued job creation. And still, some have suggested doing nothing. To be clear, reform will not be easy. I, for one, have not settled on the best course." (votesmart.org)
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage."

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Congressional Election 2000 National Political Awareness Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.

a) Abortions should always be illegal.
b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support.
Xc) Abortions should always be legally available.
d) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
e) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
f) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
g) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and notification requirements as decided by each state government.
Xh) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial birth" abortion.
i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
Xj) Support "buffer-zones" by requiring demonstrators to stay at least five feet from abortion clinic doorways and driveways.
Xk) Provide funding for family planning programs as a means to decrease the number of abortions.
l) Other

Budgetary Priorities

Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following general categories.

Greatly Decrease Fundinga) Agricultural
Maintain Funding Statusb) Arts
Greatly Increase Fundingc) Defense
Maintain Funding Statusd) Education
Maintain Funding Statuse) Environmental
Maintain Funding Statusf) International aid
Maintain Funding Statusg) Law enforcement
Greatly Increase Fundingh) Medical Research
Slightly Decrease Fundingi) National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA)
Slightly Increase Fundingj) National Parks
Maintain Funding Statusk) Scientific Research
Maintain Funding Statusl) Transportation and Highway Infrastructure
Maintain Funding Statusm) Welfare
Eliminate Fundingn) Other

TVA, PMA's, Farm Subsidies

Yes2) Would you support enforcing the spending limits agreed to in 1997 by the President and Congress to balance the budget?

Defense Spending

Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories.

Maintain Funding Statusa) Armed Forces personnel training
Maintain Funding Statusb) Covert intelligence operations
Maintain Funding Statusc) Defense plant conversion
Maintain Funding Statusd) Military hardware
Maintain Funding Statuse) Military space shuttle missions
Greatly Increase Fundingf) Pay for active duty personnel
Maintain Funding Statusg) National Missile Defense Program
Greatly Increase Fundingh) Modernization of weaponry and equipment
Greatly Increase Fundingi) Programs to improve military retention rates
Greatly Increase Fundingj) Research and development of new weapons
Greatly Increase Fundingk) Troop and equipment readiness
l) Other

Budget Surplus

Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus.

a) Defense
b) Education
Highest Priorityc) Federal debt reduction
d) Medicare
Highest Prioritye) Social Security
Highest Priorityf) Tax cuts
g) Other

Taxes

Indicate what levels you support concerning taxes, deductions, and tax credits in the following categories.

Income Taxes - Family Income

Greatly Decreasea) Less than $25,000
Greatly Decreaseb) $25,000 - $75,000
Greatly Decreasec) $75,000 - $150,000
Greatly Decreased) Over $150,000
e) Other

Income Taxes - Retiree Income

Greatly Decreasef) Over $40, 000
g) Other

Other Taxes

a) Alcohol taxes
Greatly Decreaseb) Capital gains taxes
c) Cigarette taxes
d) Corporate taxes
e) Gasoline taxes
Eliminatef) Inheritance taxes
g) Other

Deductions/Credits

Greatly Increasea) Charitable deductions
Greatly Increaseb) Medical expense deductions
Maintain Statusc) Mortgage deductions
Greatly Increased) Child tax credit
Maintain Statuse) Earned income tax credit
Slightly Increasef) Student loan tax credit
g) Other

Taxes

Undecided2) Do you support replacing the current U.S. income tax structure with a flat income tax?
Yes3) Should a married couple filing jointly pay the same taxes as if they were an unmarried couple filing separately?
Yes4) Would you cut taxes if there were an operating surplus?
No5) Would you cut taxes and use Social Security surpluses to supplement the difference?
6) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance issues.

a) Support public taxpayer funding for Congressional candidates who comply with campaign spending limits.
Xb) Increase the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns.
c) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
d) Provide free or low-cost television advertising to candidates who agree to voluntary campaign spending limits.
Xe) Ban unregulated soft money campaign contributions to political parties or committees.
Xf) Prohibit non-U.S. citizens from making soft money contributions to national parties or party committees.
Xg) Require full disclosure of funding sources of issue advocacy commercials which appear within 60 days of an election.
h) Make campaign spending limits mandatory for all federal candidates.
i) Remove all contribution limits on federal candidates and parties, but require complete and immediate disclosure via the Internet.
j) Require Congressional candidates to raise over half of their campaign money from their home state.
Xk) Other

Shay's-Meehan/McCain Feingold bills

Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.

Xa) Broaden the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
b) Increase spending to build more federal prisons.
Xc) Impose "truth in sentencing" for violent criminals so they serve full sentences with no chance of parole.
Xd) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
Xe) Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
Xf) Increase penalties for crimes committed on school grounds.
Xg) Increase funding for community policing programs.
h) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
i) Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, and disability be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.
Xj) Enforcement of civil rights should primarily be the responsibility of the federal government.
k) Prosecute as adults, youths accused of a felony.
Xl) Provide block grants to states for implementation of programs to combat juvenile crime.
m) Impose harsher penalties for youths convicted of violent offenses.
n) Support the use of "boot camps" as alternative sentencing for juvenile offenders.
o) Support programs that provide job training and placement services for at-risk youth.
p) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning illegal drugs.

Xa) Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs.
Xb) Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Xc) Support capital punishment for convicted international drug traffickers.
d) Expand federally sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.
e) Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Xf) Increase border security to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S.
g) Eliminate federal funding for programs associated with the "war on drugs."
h) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning education (K-12).

a) Support national standards and testing of public school students.
b) Allow parents to use vouchers (equal opportunity scholarships) to send their children to any publicly-funded school.
c) Allow parents to use vouchers (equal opportunity scholarships) to send their children to any participating school: public, private or religious.
d) Allow parents to use tax-free savings accounts to send their children to any publicly-funded school.
Xe) Allow parents to use tax-free savings accounts to send their children to any participating school: public, private or religious.
Xf) Support charter schools where teachers and professionals receive authorization and funding to establish new schools.
Xg) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit.
Xh) Increase funding for block grants to states to help them hire additional teachers.
i) Support teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
j) Increase funding for computers and computer training in public schools.
k) Increase funding for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
Xl) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs.
m) Support affirmative action in public college admissions.
n) Eliminate federal financial aid for individuals convicted of drug offenses.
Xo) Increase funding of programs such as Pell grants and Stafford loans to help students pay for college.
Xp) Support federal tax incentives to help families save for college.
q) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment and affirmative action.

a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment.
b) Increase funding for national job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
Xc) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
Xd) Establish empowerment zones in areas with large numbers of unemployed people.
e) Eliminate any federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
f) Increase the federal minimum wage.
Xg) Encourage employers to offer flex-time scheduling, comp-time, and unpaid leave for family emergencies.
h) Provide tax credits for businesses that offer on-site child care.
i) The federal government should consider race and sex in making government contracting decisions.
j) The federal government should continue affirmative action programs.
k) The federal government should discontinue affirmative action programs.
Xl) The federal government should utilize merit and qualifications in making government contracting decisions.
m) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources.

Xa) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
Xb) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
c) Waive environmental review requirements for grazing permits.
Xd) Revise the 1872 mining law to increase the fees charged to mining companies using federal lands.
e) Require states to fully compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses of privately owned land.
Xf) Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.
Xg) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
Xh) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels.
Xi) Strengthen logging restrictions on federal lands.
j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment.
Xk) Give states added flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environment regulations.
l) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.

a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.
Xb) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
Xf) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
Xg) Increase penalties for the possession of any illegal guns.
h) Hold gun owners responsible for crimes committed with their guns by children age 16 and under.
Xi) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21.
Xj) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows.
k) Require a license for gun possession.
l) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues.

a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government.
b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income.
Xc) Support health care strategies focused on prevention, including health education, and natural medicines and remedies.
Xd) Support a Patient's Bill of Rights to define and enforce the rights of insured patients, including greater access to specialists and emergency rooms, wider choice of health care providers, and appeal mechanisms when claims are denied.
Xe) Support a Patient's Bill of Rights which includes the right to sue when claims are denied.
f) Support a Patient's Bill of Rights which includes the right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied.
Xg) Provide tax incentives to small businesses that provide health care to their employees.
Xh) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts, which would be taxed if used for purposes other than medical costs.
Xi) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
j) Allow states and local communities to use federal funds for needle-exchange programs to combat the spread of HIV.
k) Provide citizens age 55-65 the option of purchasing Medicare health coverage.
Xl) Support legislation to provide prescription drug coverage under Medicare.
m) Increase funding for AIDS programs.
Xn) Other

Inc funding for all health related research

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.

Xa) Decrease the number of immigrants allowed into the country.
b) Increase the eligibility of legal immigrants for certain social programs (e.g. public housing, food stamps).
c) Require the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to reduce the time between applying for citizenship and taking the oath of allegiance to six months.
d) Provide extra federal aid to states with higher numbers of immigrants for necessary medical and social services.
e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children.
f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally.
g) Increase the immigration quota for computer scientists and other information technology workers.
Xh) Establish English as the official national language.
i) Support the separation of the INS into two bureaus: one administering naturalization and one administering border patrol.
j) Increase state autonomy in handling immigration issues.
Xk) Reimburse states for providing services to illegal aliens.
l) Other

International Aid

Indicate which principles (if any) you support regarding U.S. International Aid.

Xa) Aid should be granted to countries when extraordinary circumstances cause disaster and threaten civilian lives.
Xb) Aid should be granted to countries when it is in the security interests of the U. S.
c) Aid should be granted to countries that are close allies of the U. S. and in need of financial/military assistance.
d) Aid should be eliminated for any nation with documented human rights abuses.
e) Aid programs should be scaled back and eventually eliminated except for extraordinary circumstances.
f) Other

International Policy

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the Middle East.

a) The U.S. should resolve future disputes with Iraq only through diplomatic means.
b) The U.S. should take unilateral military action if Iraq does not comply with all accepted United Nations resolutions.
Xc) The U.S. should take military action against Iraq only as part of an international effort.
d) The U.S. should end the economic embargo against Iraq.
e) The U.S. should not continue to play a prominent leadership role in the peace process between Israel and the Palestine Authority.
Xf) The U.S. should continue to play a prominent leadership role in the peace process between Israel and the Palestine Authority.
g) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the United States-United Nations relationship.

Xa) The U.S. should participate in United Nations peacekeeping missions only when vital U.S. interests are involved.
b) The U.S. should not commit military troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions.
c) The U.S. should withdraw completely from the United Nations.
Xd) The U.S. should pay its debt to the United Nations.
e) Other
No3) Should the U.S. have full diplomatic relations with Cuba?
Yes4) Should the U.S. have full diplomatic relations with China?
Yes5) Should the U.S. recognize and extend full diplomatic relations to Taiwan?
No6) Should the US maintain ground troops in Kosovo?
Yes7) Do you support the cooperative threat reduction programs with Russia to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons to unfriendly nations?
Undecided8) Do you support modifying the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in order to deploy the National Missile Defense System?
Other

International Trade

Yes1) Do you support the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
Yes2) Do you support the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)?
Yes3) Do you support continued U.S. membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
Yes4) Do you support China becoming a member of the World Trade Organization?
Yes5) Do you support imposing tariffs on products imported from nations that maintain restrictive trade barriers on American products?
Yes6) Should a nation's human rights record affect its normal trade relations (most favored nation status) with the United States?
Yes7) Do you support normal trade relations (most favored nation status) with Vietnam?
Yes8) Do you support granting the President "fast-track" authority in trade negotiations?
Yes9) Do you support the trade embargo against Cuba?
YesDo you believe there has been a decline in moral and ethical standards in America over the last four decades?
If Yes, please explain what you would do as a member of Congress to address this concern.

While you cannot legislate morality, elected leaders can and must lead by example. It is especially important to inspire young people, as well as adults, to participate in our democracy and to be responsible and caring members of their community. That is why I spend a great deal of time with students, visiting their classrooms and having them participate in my Congressional Youth Advisory Council.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.

a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves.
Xb) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government.
c) Invest a portion of Social Security's assets collectively in stocks and bonds instead of U.S. Treasury securities.
d) Increase the payroll tax to better finance Social Security in its current form.
e) Lower Social Security's annual cost-of-living increases.
f) Limit Social Security benefits based on recipients' other income and assets.
g) Require individuals to pay the Social Security tax on incomes above $68,400 (which is currently exempt).
Xh) Support a lock box measure, limiting Congress's ability to spend Social Security and Medicare surpluses on any other federal programs except Social Security and Medicare, until each program's long-term solvency is guaranteed.
i) Other

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding technology.

Xa) Continuing the moratorium on Internet sales taxes.
b) Implement regulation of Internet content by the federal government.
c) Support on-line voter registration.
d) Support voting on-line.
e) Support government mandates to curtail violent and sexual content on television.
Xf) Support strict penalties for Internet crimes such as hacking and Internet violence.
Xg) Support strong Internet privacy laws.
h) Regulating the Internet should not in any way be controlled by the federal government.
Xi) Other

Support v chip

YesDo you support amending the Constitution to limit the number of terms which members of Congress can serve?

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding poverty and the welfare system.

a) Support housing assistance for welfare recipients.
b) Provide homeless families with apartment vouchers they can use to supplement the cost of an apartment.
Xc) Continue to give states and local governments responsibility for welfare programs through TANF block grants.
Xd) Maintain current welfare-to-work requirements in order for states to qualify for block grants.
e) Restore food stamp programs to legal immigrants.
f) Transfer homeless housing programs to states through block grants.
g) Provide continued Medicaid benefits for those welfare recipients who have moved from welfare to work.
h) Require states to return any unused welfare block grant funding to the federal government.
Xi) Direct federal poverty aid through religious, community-based or other non-profit organizations.
j) Other
Please explain what your top two or three priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.

Since being elected to Congress, I have worked hard to balance the federal budget, begin paying down the national debt, preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security, and provide tax relief for all Americans.

With the budget now in balance and in surplus, we have an historic opportunity to pay off the national debt in its entirety, to preserve Social Security and Medicare for future generations and to provide real tax relief for all hard working Americans.