Anthony David Weiner's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Anthony David Weiner
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Huma
Birth Date: 09/04/1964
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Queens, NY
Religion: Jewish
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Anthony Weiner refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2010 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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This candidate has demonstrated 0% courage during the test.

*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Project Vote Smart.

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

  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. H Amdt 509 to HR 3962. 111th Congress. An amendment printed in Part C of House Report 111-330 to codify the Hyde Amendment in H.R. 3962. The amendment prohibits federal funds for abortion services in the public option. It also prohibits individuals who receive affordability credits from purchasing a plan that provides elective abortions. However, it allows individuals, both who receive affordability credits and who do not, to separately purchase with their own funds plans that cover elective abortions. It also clarifies that private plans may still offer elective abortions. Anthony Weiner voted NO on 7 November 2009. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. HR 3660. 106th Congress. To amend title 18, United States Code, to ban partial-birth abortions. Anthony Weiner voted NO on 4 May 2000. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. HR 760. 108th Congress. To prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion. Anthony Weiner voted NO on 4 June 2003. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. S 3. 108th Congress. A bill to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion. Anthony Weiner voted NO on 2 October 2003. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 2008. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. H Amdt 209 to HR 1815. 109th Congress. An amendment numbered 12 printed in House Report 109-96 to lift the current ban on privately funded abortions at U.S. military facilities overseas. Anthony Weiner voted YES on 25 May 2005. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund. 2010. Anthony Weiner is endorsed by Planned Parenthood for the 2010 General Election. (www.plannedparenthoodaction.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. HR 8. 108th Congress. To make the repeal of the estate tax permanent. Project Vote Smart Summary: Anthony Weiner voted NO on 13 April 2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 3 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. HR 5638. 109th Congress. To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the unified credit against the estate tax to an exclusion equivalent of $5,000,000 and to repeal the sunset provision for the estate and generation-skipping taxes, and for other purposes. Anthony Weiner voted NO on 22 June 2006. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. HR 1424. 111th Congress. To provide authority for the Federal Government to purchase and insure certain types of troubled assets for the purposes of providing stability to and preventing disruption in the economy and financial system and protecting taxpayers, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes. Anthony Weiner voted YES on 10 March 2008. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Club for Growth. 2008. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the Club for Growth 1 percent in 2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. HR 1. 111th Congress. Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. Anthony Weiner voted YES on 13 February 2009. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. Fox News Channel "Your World" - Transcript. 22 September 2008. "REP. WEINER: Well, I don't know. It's starting at a pretty expensive package. We don't know, frankly, how much is getting laid out and how much we're going to wind up getting back. I think there is some concern that we want to try to hurry up but take our time. I mean, this is an enormous package. We now have a one or two-page summary of it. I generally support it. I want to see it happen and happen quickly. But I think Congress should at least chew on it a little bit. As far as the stimulus part of it, I think many of us are ready to accept the idea it may go in a separate package, that it's important to stabilize the markets now and to get this first tranche out the door. But there are a lot of questions on all sides. You know, you've got the economic libertarians on one side, you've got the liberals on the other side, both of which have problems with this." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. Op-Ed - Social Security Woes Overhyped. 26 May 2010. "The real crisis isn't Social Security; it's retirement security. Pensions and household assets lost $7.4 trillion between the stock market's softening in October 2007 and its nadir in October 2008. Both traditional pensions and defined contribution plans like 401(k)'s shed nearly half their value during that time. That's why American retirees need Social Security now more than ever to ensure a stable source of retirement income. There's no question that the future of America requires us to bring budgets into line and focus on creating an economy that puts people to work. The old game of whack Social Security won't achieve any of those goals. At a time when middle-class Americans are struggling, we should protect and strengthen this vital lifeline." (www.politico.com)
  • Anthony Weiner. Saving Social Security. 15 February 2005. "The Social Security program is not supposed to be a profit retirement plan. " (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. Republicans Want to Privatize Social Security. 20 July 2010. "The Democrats, who created Social Security, are here to celebrate 75 years of keeping it strong and another, God willing, 75 years. The Republicans want to privatize it, invest it in the stock market. You decide for yourself what the right policy is." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants. 2005-2006. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants 78 percent in 2005-2006. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. HR 1. 107th Congress. To close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind. Anthony Weiner voted YES on 23 May 2001. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Home School Legal Defense Association. 1999-2000. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the Home School Legal Defense Association 0 percent in 1999-2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. Issue Position: Strengthening Education - Fully Fund and Make Important Improvements to No Child Left Behind. "Title I-A provides federal aid specifically for disadvantaged students. It is the largest federal education program, making up over half of NCLB spending. I have found that in the 2007 federal budget the actual grants to New York City schools for Title IA funding fell $973,416,900 short of what NYC schools were promised by Congress. This brings the total NYC shortfall from FY2003 to FY2008 in Title I-A funding close to $3.3 billion. NYC schools can't meet the demands of NCLB without the resources. My plan for public education requires that we fully fund NCLB. Additionally, we must learn from our teachers, principals, and families. " (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. HR 2454. 111th Congress. To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. Anthony Weiner voted YES on 26 June 2009. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. HR 6842. 111th Congress. To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia. Anthony Weiner voted NO on 17 September 2008. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 2003. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 100 percent from 1991 to 2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Anthony Weiner a grade of F. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. Weiner Says NRA Has Once Again Protected The Flow Of Illegal Guns. 12 July 2007. "It is critical that police officers have the ability to trace the flow of illegal guns, which could have possibly prevented the tragic incident involving two NYPD officers this past week. "My colleagues that have bowed to the pressure from the NRA have failed police officers, and failed the families of those who have lost loved ones to illegal guns." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. HR 3962. 111th Congress. To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. Anthony Weiner voted YES on 7 November 2009. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner signed the Progressive Change Campaign Committee letter. "Representatives Jared Polis and Chellie Pingree are asking other members of Congress to join them in signing this urgent letter to Harry Reid: Dear Majority Leader Reid: As the Senate continues to work on health reform legislation, we strongly urge you to consider including a public option." (whipcongress.com)
  • Anthony Weiner. Health Care. 27 October 2009. "Frankly, I don't know what it is they do want. They said 131 days ago they were going to have a plan. You hear that sound? That's the sound of their plan. They don't seem to have one. I have heard us talk about all this stuff going on behind closed doors. My friends, there are five committees, five bills. You can read them. I know it's a lot of words, but you can see exactly what the plan is. Listen to the American people. Give them what you in Congress have, a public option, like Medicare; and choices, like the insurance plan you have." (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. Issue Position: Expanding Quality, Affordable Health Care - Health Plan New York. "We need to give options to working New Yorkers who aren't covered under their employers and who aren't able to afford private insurance plans. I call this plan Health Plan New York; here are the basics of it?" (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. Rep. Weiner "Small Businesses Need A Strong Public Option." 3 December 2009. "In New York City alone, small businesses, the engine that drives our economy accounts for 1.8 million jobs have been stalled by skyrocketing health care costs that put the brakes on their ability to accelerate job creation. These small businesses and their employees need the economic relief that a strong public option provides." "A strong public option would provide businesses and workers choice, competition and lower costs in health care. This would free up much needed capital for small businesses to invest and grow their businesses and savings for workers." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. 2007-2008. Federation for American Immigration Reform. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 8 percent in 2007-2008. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso. 2007-2010. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of the National Latino Congreso 88 percent in 2007-2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. Weiner Calls on Bush to Reject the GOP "Demagogue Caucus". 15 May 2006. "While stricter enforcement is essential at our porous borders with Mexico, it's equally important that we strike the right balance of incentives and penalties to put undocumented workers on a tough path to earned citizenship." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Peace Action West. 2009. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Ratings. Anthony Weiner supported the interests of Peace Action West 50 percent in 2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. HR 4899. 111th Congress. Supplemental Appropriations Act. Anthony Weiner voted YES on Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes on 1 July 2010. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. HR 4899. 111th Congress. Supplemental Appropriations Act. Anthony Weiner voted YES on Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 July 2010. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Anthony Weiner. H J Res 88. 109th Congress. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. Anthony Weiner voted NO on 18 July 2006. Project Vote Smart Summary: (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Weiner. Weiner Praises California's Supreme Court Decision to Allow Marriage Equality. 16 May 2008. "As someone who has long fought against discrimination, I believe that the time has come to extend to all Americans the fundamental right to marry the person of their choice, regardless of sexual orientation." (votesmart.org)

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