Representative Frank J. Pallone, Jr.'s Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Frank J. Pallone, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1988
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sarah; 3 Children: Rose Marie, Frank Andrew, Celeste Teresa
Birth Date: 10/30/1951
Birth Place: Long Branch, NJ
Home City: Long Branch, NJ
Religion: Roman Catholic
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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

  • Frank Pallone. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-choice" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Government should not interfere in a woman's right to choose. Abortion should remain safe & legal."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Government should not interfere with a woman's right to choose. Abortion should remain safe and legal."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Government should not interfere with a women's right to choose. Abortion should remain safe and legal."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial birth" abortion."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Government should not interfere in a woman's right to choose. Abortion should remain safe and legal."
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Protect Life Act. 13 October 2011. "I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 358, legislation that infringes upon a woman's right to choose." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Anna Little / Frank Pallone on Abortion. 18 October 2010. "I am pro-choice. I believe that its the woman's choice to decide whether to have an abortion." (youtu.be)
  • Frank Pallone. House Democrats Release Historic Catholic Statement of Principles. 28 February 2006. "We envision a world in which every child belongs to a loving family and agree with the Catholic Church about the value of human life and the undesirability of abortion-we do not celebrate its practice. Each of us is committed to reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and creating an environment with policies that encourage pregnancies to be carried to term. We believe this includes promoting alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and improving access to children=s healthcare and child care, as well as policies that encourage paternal and maternal responsibility." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone: Today's Supreme Court Decision Fails To Protect Women's Health. 18 April 2007. "I agree with Justice Ginsberg's dissenting opinion that this 'alarming decision" is an effort to 'chip away' at a woman's right to abortion and 'blesses a prohibition with no exception safeguarding a woman's health'. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban, which was signed into law in 2003 by President Bush, had until today been struck down by every court that had examined it because it fails to provide an exception allowing the procedure to protect the life and health of the mother. It is no wonder, then, that The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Nurses Association, and many other medical groups oppose the federal ban." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006. 6 December 2006. "Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 6099, the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006. This bill mandates that a woman seeking an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy be given a written brochure stating that research indicates that a fetus at that stage of development will feel pain during an abortion.[...] I urge my colleagues to vote against this bill. I think it is ill-advised. I think it sets a bad precedent for the type of information that is provided to patients. There is absolutely no reason why this should be mandated." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Frank Pallone a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of Peace Action West 75 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should the United States increase military support to Afghanistan?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question a; I am opposed to the recent surge in military action and believe the troops should be removed as detailed in the President's plan, if not sooner. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question a; I am opposed to the recent surge in military action and believe the troops should be removed as detailed in the President's plan, if not sooner. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?"
  • Frank Pallone. Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of The United States of America. 27 June 2011. "We write to you with serious concerns about the pace of withdrawal of our American troops from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. We applaud your announcement Wednesday of an initial withdrawal of 10,000 troops this year, but believe withdrawal should be dramatically accelerated. Like all Americans, we are deeply proud of the hard work and incredible sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, and we know they are carrying out the mission in Afghanistan with dedication and extraordinary competence. Throughout this nearly ten-year military campaign, they have done all we have asked of them, and represented our nation's very best values and ideals." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. U.S. Must Focus Efforts In Afghanistan. 27 February 2008. "Mr. Speaker, I have spoken on the floor many times about the forgotten war in Afghanistan. It was promising to see the Bush administration finally wake up and bring the issue to the forefront this weekend with Vice President Dick Cheney making a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan. I was relieved to hear that Vice President Cheney was not hurt after a deadly suicide bombing took place near the U.S. military base he was visiting in Afghanistan." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Video: Little v Pallone Debate “ Part 2.wmv. 17 October 2010. "What I think that what we really need to do if we are going to reduce the deficit is first of all we have to get defense spending under control. We have to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan we have to stop spending so much money on these overseas ventures." (youtu.be)
  • Frank Pallone. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Peace Action 75 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011: House of Representatives. 16 February 2011. "But the Pentagon, in this CR, gets 99 percent of what they ask for. Now, defense spending makes up more than half of our discretionary budget. The non-defense discretionary spending in this CR is enduring brutal cuts. Why should defense spending remain so high when all this non-discretionary spending, including R&D, is cut so severely? It simply makes no sense." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. 13 October 2010. "As the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform continues its work of reviewing and recommending an appropriate set of responses to our nation's mid- and long-term fiscal challenges, we write to urge in the strongest terms that the final Commission report include among its recommendations substantial reductions in projected levels of future spending by the Department of Defense. Given the size of our deficit and debt problems as well as the political challenges and policy controversies involved in implementing any solutions to them, it is clear to us that cutting the military budget must be a part of any visible proposal." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Video: Little v Pallone Debate “ Part 2.wmv. 17 October 2010. "What I think that what we really need to do if we are going to reduce the deficit is first of all we have to get defense spending under control. We have to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan we have to stop spending so much money on these overseas ventures." (youtu.be)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. c) Defense"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Decrease" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Decrease" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] c) Defense"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Decrease" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Decrease" for: "c) Defense"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Medium Priority" for: "Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus. a) Defense"

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Republicans Are Not Addressing the Deficit. 4 November 2005. "House Republicans tout their budget bill as fiscally responsible, but the American people should not be deceived. It is nothing more than another attempt to cut taxes for the wealthiest few on the backs of America's college students and America's Medicaid and food stamp recipients...While Republicans cut $50 billion in Federal programs, they also give $70 billion in tax cuts to the wealthiest few. That means the Republican budget bill will increase the deficit by $20 billion. Again, increase the deficit. And Republicans call themselves fiscally responsible? Well, the American people will be watching next week, and they will not be deceived." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. 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?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. f) $350,001 and above"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Implement Pay-as-You-Go budget Mechanism. Repeal tax cuts for individuals earning more than $1 million and oppose making Bush's tax cuts permanent. End the War in Iraq"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "h) Income taxes (high-income families)"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. h) Income taxes (high-income families)"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • Frank Pallone. Job Recessions. 24 February 2004. "Mr. Speaker, it is time the Bush administration realizes shipping jobs overseas and cutting taxes for the wealthy elite in our country will not create jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 0 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 7 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Republican Budget A Gift to Special Interests and A Slap in the Face to the American People. 6 April 2006. "The wealthiest Americans are doing just fine. They don't need any more help from Washington Republicans. It is America's middle class who have lost out over the last 5 years, and they are not getting help from the Republican budget. We should reject this mean-spirited budget." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Middle Class Relief in Tax Package. 17 December 2010. "Mr. Speaker, last night, the House finally passed on a bipartisan basis and sent to the President a middle class tax relief package which also included extended unemployment insurance. For the middle class, it provides tax relief of $1,500 for a typical working family with income up to $75,000; $1,000 for income at $50,000; and $500 for incomes of $25,000. It also includes extended unemployment insurance, a 13-month extension of Federal support for 99 weeks of unemployment insurance for laid-off workers. The package also includes the child tax credit, extends the child tax credit for 2 years. It's worth about $1,000, doubled from $500 for qualifying children under the age of 17. And a payroll tax cut creates a $120 billion payroll tax cut that's worth about $1,400 for the average New Jersey household of $71,000 in average income. Alternative minimum tax relief, earned income tax credit, higher education tax credit to help afford sending your children to college, and also tax cuts for business investment, basically allowing businesses to expense all of their qualified investments in 2011." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Little v Pallone Debate “ Part 2.wmv. 17 October 2010. "One of the things we need to do [to reduce the deficit] is to, when we renew the tax policy again this year not give huge tax cuts to corps and to wealthy people that will also help reduce the deficit over the long run." (youtu.be)
  • Frank Pallone. Bush Proposals. 14 September 2004. "It is time for the President [Bush] to level with the American people. He simply cannot afford all these new proposals without either raising taxes or increasing the deficit even more." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Issue Position: Economy/Jobs. 16 November 2011. "Supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in February 2009. The Recovery Act has already begun to jumpstart our economy, create and save 3.5 million jobs, give 95 percent of American workers a tax cut and begin to rebuild America's road, rail and water infrastructure with unprecedented accountability measures and a historic degree of transparency." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Statement on President Bush's State of the Union Address. 28 June 2008. "I commend President Bush for finally recognizing the need for an economic stimulus plan and his willingness to work with House Democrats to ensure that a bipartisan bill can be passed immediately. Tomorrow, the House will vote on the bipartisan plan that will provide 117 million middle- and lower-income workers a tax rebate to help provide some much needed relief and to help jumpstart the economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Video: Anna Little : Frank Pallone on Unemployment.mov. 18 October 2010. "But I think that we've done quite a bit in the congress [to create jobs]. I mean first of all we passed the recovery act many of you know it as the stimulus act which created or saved about 3 million jobs." (youtu.be)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Frank Pallone a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Congress Approves Jobs Legislation. 24 March 2010. "Getting New Jerseyans back to work has been and will continue to be my number one priority. The Recovery Act and the HIRE Act have created a significant amount of jobs and the measure that passed today will continue to create jobs and strengthen our economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. 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?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?"
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. As Job Losses Continue in April, Democrats Continue to Work to Stimulate the Economy. 6 May 2008. "All of these red flags show why it is so important that we worked together in a bipartisan fashion earlier this year to pass the economic stimulus package. As a result of that action, 150 million taxpayers began receiving rebate checks last week. That was a good start, but more needs to be done. Madam Speaker, with so many Americans struggling and the bad economic news continuing to mount, we urge the President and the Republicans to join us to pass a second economic stimulus package." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Economic Recovery Bill will Create Jobs and Help New Jerseyans Hard Hit. 28 January 2009. "During a week when American businesses announced that more than 70,000 workers would be laid off in the near future, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act will create or save 3 to 4 million jobs, including more than 171,000 jobs in New Jersey." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Economic Stimulus. 28 September 2008. "Mr. Speaker, this week, the crisis on Wall Street hits fever pitch, but families all over the country have been struggling for months. Eighty-four thousand Americans lost their jobs last month, and the number of unemployed Americans is the highest it has been since 1992. Congress responded quickly to the White House's call for a financial rescue package, but the White House should now join us in supporting a solid package for Main Street. On Friday, the House passed legislation to boost our economy, to create jobs and to help provide additional relief to families who are struggling. The economic recovery bill will grow our economy and will create jobs through investment in our Nation's infrastructure, will extend unemployment benefits for the growing number of Americans looking for work and will ensure Americans do not lose health coverage as a result of State budget crises. Mr. Speaker, the majority of House Republicans oppose this Main Street economic recovery package, and I hope President Bush chooses a different course. We have to have the economic stimulus package not only pass the House but pass the Senate and go to the President and have him sign it. This is just as important as the Wall Street bailout." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Frank Pallone. Little v Pallone Debate “ Part 5.wmv. 18 October 2010. "...We've been trying to encourage small business to hire people. We passed a bill called the HIRE act which says that if you're a small business and you hire somebody whose been unemployed for 60 days or more than you don't have to pay a payroll tax for a period of time...we just passed a small business jobs act...that goes far towards giving credit through community banks and small business, giving them tax credits for new start ups..." (youtu.be)
  • Frank Pallone. Pass the American Jobs Act. 5 October 2011. "I want to urge that this House and the Republican leadership take up the American Jobs Act as soon as possible. The bill includes an array of tax cuts for small businesses that hire new workers or give raises to existing workers. It also includes a payroll tax cut that puts money into the pockets of the American workers." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Republicans are Holding Up Job Creation. 3 November 2011. "Here in the House, Speaker Boehner has said that he will not post the American Jobs Act. You know, it's been 43 weeks since the Republicans took control of the House and they haven't passed a single jobs bill yet. When the Republicans say, oh, they're passing bills to deregulate, that's not going to create jobs. I have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks going around my district to some of the Main Streets and talking to small businesses. They like the American Jobs Act because they like the fact that it has the payroll tax reduction. They like the various tax credits if they hire people. But when you ask them about regulation, regulation is not the issue, Mr. Speaker." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Frank Pallone. Education Budget Cuts. 16 February 2005. "Mr. Speaker, 3 years ago, President Bush promised that no child would be left behind when he signed education reform legislation into law. But last week the President unveiled a budget with education cuts that breaks his promise to America's children. The President's budget calls for the elimination of 41 education programs. Just some examples: The President eliminates vocational educational grants that help our States teach high school vocational skills to students in the hope that they will use these skills to find jobs. He eliminates educational technology grants to States, despite the fact that studies show technology can substantially raise student achievement. The President's budget eliminates a promotional effort to create ways to best educate disabled students. Mr. Speaker, the President broke his promise to millions of children with this budget. We should reject this budget because of the education cuts alone and live up to our promises to see that no child is left behind." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question c; my concern is that Federal Funding for charter schools or school vouchers will take away funding from traditional public schools. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question c; my concern is that Federal Funding for charter schools or school vouchers will take away funding from traditional public schools. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" 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: "Defense "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" 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)"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question c; my concern is that Federal Funding for charter schools or school vouchers will take away funding from traditional public schools. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math." 1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning education. Other or expanded principles: "The success of existing charter schools should be evaluated before more are created."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Frank Pallone. 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"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "d) Education"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question c; my concern is that Federal Funding for charter schools or school vouchers will take away funding from traditional public schools. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" 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: "Defese -- Slightly Decrease"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question g; I believe nuclear power needs to be part of the mix of alternatives to fossil fuels, but the priority should be renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. "
  • Frank Pallone. Letter to President of the United States George W. Bush. 15 May 2006. "The skyrocketing price of gas poses a crisis not only to commuters going to work, especially in rural areas, but family farmers, small businesses, truckers, airlines, and indeed our entire economy. Recently, oil prices topped $72 a barrel -- higher than during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, even though oil inventories in the U.S. reached the highest level in eight years. In fact, the last time we saw oil inventories this high, the price of oil plunged below $11 a barrel. There is no good reason for gas prices to be this high, especially when oil companies continue to receive record-breaking profits, OPEC continues to receive increased revenue, and oil executives continue to receive obscene levels of compensation. Therefore, we urge you to convene an Emergency Energy Summit with Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle, leaders in the oil industry and consumer advocates to implement solutions which will immediately lower the price of gas at the pump, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and prohibit price gouging. Without real leadership at the top, there is no question but that oil executives will continue to ignore the needs of ordinary Americans while they reap record-breaking profits." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Tells Obama Administration to Reverse Offshore Drilling Policies. 26 May 2010. "The administration's attitude toward offshore drilling policy needs to break with the past. The path we are on right now resulted in the Exxon-Valdez spill 20 years ago and now the current spill in the Gulf which is predicted to be the worst ever spill off of the U.S. coast. We need to refocus our efforts on renewable resources and move away from our addiction to oil." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act. 11 May 2011. "But no Republican effort is being made to implement those recommendations and say, okay, we need to do certain things before we can do offshore drilling in these deepwater areas. Nothing at all. So when you open up these areas under this legislation to new drilling, you're just inviting another BP-type spill because nothing is being done by the Republicans to prevent it." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Condemns GOP Effort To Force Offshore Drilling. 11 May 2011. "The Jersey Shore is an invaluable resource. It's an environmental treasure and the most important attraction in New Jersey's multi-billion dollar tourism industry. An oil spill could cause real damage to the state's economy, including the loss of jobs. I want to keep New Jersey off limits for offshore drilling." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Decries GOP Efforts to Expand Offshore Drilling. 13 April 2011. "The bills before us today essentially cede control of our coastal waters to Big Oil. If Republicans got their way, the American people would hold all of the risk for offshore drilling and the oil industry all of the profits and rewards. The legislation ignores the potential damage from offshore drilling by dispensing with any and all environmental safeguards recommended by the National Deepwater Horizon Commission." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Denounces Republican Efforts to Open up Atlantic Coast to Offshore Drilling. 20 April 2011. "Offshore drilling isn't safe anywhere and it's time our regulations reflect that fact. If we have learned only one thing from this disaster it's that Big Oil sold the American people a bill of goods and all of us paid the price of severe environmental and economic damage. We can't afford to let this ever happen again." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Reiterates Need for Permanent Offshore Drilling Ban in Light of Administration Report. 11 January 2011. "This report reveals there are gaping holes in the current policies and procedures that would cause major damage to our shorelines and economies when another spill occurs. This is why we should put a stop to offshore drilling in areas currently not leased." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Welcomes Obama's Move To Extend Ban On Offshore Drilling. 1 December 2010. "Unfortunately, it took the terrible tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico for many to learn the lesson that offshore drilling is a real and present danger that can cause lasting harm to the environment and the economy. I welcome this action by the Obama Administration as a significant step in preventing future oil spills in the Eastern Gulf and along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. A ban on new drilling is the best way to protect our beaches and coastal waters as invaluable natural resources that support so much commercial and recreational activities." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone on Federal Judge's Decision to Overturn the Offshore Drilling Moratorium. 22 June 2010. "This is a reckless decision that goes against both the president's decision to enact a moratorium and the recommendations of the president's bi-partisan commission to study the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In the two months since the spill occurred, we have found neither a cause of the spill or a way to fix the leaking pipe. Given this, how can we possibly move forward with deepwater drilling? I'm emphatically opposed to any new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere off America's coastline and support the administration's decision to challenge this ruling." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Frank Pallone. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Support opening a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question g; I believe nuclear power needs to be part of the mix of alternatives to fossil fuels, but the priority should be renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question g; I believe nuclear power needs to be part of the mix of alternatives to fossil fuels, but the priority should be renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. "
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question g; I believe nuclear power needs to be part of the mix of alternatives to fossil fuels, but the priority should be renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question g; I believe nuclear power needs to be part of the mix of alternatives to fossil fuels, but the priority should be renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. "
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. League of Conservation Voters endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Frank Pallone voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Video: Little v Pallone Debate “ Part 4.wmv. 18 October 2011. "I am a strong surpporter of cap and trade...we passed it in the house as a way of not only addressing global warming but also trying to create energy independence...we have to clean up the atmosphere..." (youtu.be)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Lauds President Obama's Action on Fuel Efficiency Standards. 26 January 2006. "I commend the president for directing the EPA to reconsider the Bush administration's unfortunate rejection of a waiver that would allow New Jersey and 13 other states to set stricter automobile emissions standards than the federal rules. These states are true leaders in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I am confident the Bush administration's action will be reversed so that states like New Jersey can move ahead with their worthy efforts to confront global warming head on." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Directing Committees to Review Regulations from Federal Agencies. 10 February 2011. "Republicans simply don't get it. They don't have a clue. Democrats have lots of ideas. Investments in clean energy will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep our environment healthy, but they will also create countless new jobs." (votesmart.org)

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  • Frank Pallone. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Frank Pallone. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • Frank Pallone. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 94 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Frank Pallone in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Frank Pallone a grade of 18." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone: One Million Additional Young Adults Have Health Coverage Because of the Affordable Care Act. 21 September 2011. "This is one of many examples of how health care reform is working for New Jerseyans. Without the Affordable Care Act, thousands of young people in New Jersey would go without health insurance. Their health is too valuable for me to allow them to lose the consumer protections they now enjoy." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Hails Passage Of Health Reform Bill. 21 March 2010. "But more important than the historical achievement is what the reformed system will do for everyday Americans. We aren't just making history, we are making a better health care system." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Dems Voice Fierce Opposition To GOP's Attempt To Repeal Patient's Bill of Rights. 15 September 2011. "The Repeal Republicans want to rescind the Patient's Bill of Rights and leave tens of millions of Americans at the mercy of the insurance companies...Patients would be denied coverage, lose it when they need it most and pay more for much of their medical care. Doctors should be making health care decisions with their patients and not have the insurance companies come between them." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Waxman, Dingell, & Pallone Applaud New Patient's Bill of Rights. 22 June 2010. "The Patient's Bill of Rights was both the impetus and heart of health care reform, and I am proud to see us moving toward implementing these consumer protections." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Reps. Waxman and Pallone: Affordable Care Act Reduces Costs and Protects Beneficiaries. 30 March 2011. "The Affordable Care Act is a responsible path for entitlement reform, reducing costs while protecting beneficiaries." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Little v Pallone Debate “ Part 1.wmv. 17 October 2010. "I have also felt very strongly that we need to deal with the health care system. We can not sustain the status quo. Right now in the absence, and until we passed the health care reform bill, there was huge discrimination against people with preexisting conditions, you couldn't get your kids on your policy...what we've done in the health care bill, which I'm very proud of, is we've eliminated those discriminatory practices and we've also made it possible...to have affordable health insurance rather than double digit inflation." (youtu.be)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?"
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 86 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Video: Anna Little : Frank Pallone on Immigration.mov. 18 October 2010. "The problem now is we have this crisis, we have so many people here who are undocumented, they can't go back because they've been here a long time, they're really Americans effectively..at the same time we continue to have a problem at the border. So you pass legislation that has better enforcement but allows those people who are here who have done the right thing to become citizens." (youtu.be)
  • Frank Pallone. Issue Position: Immigration. 16 November 2011. "Introduced the Spousal Reunification Act, which would allow non-immigrant visitors, who are married to or children of permanent resident aliens residing or working in this country, to visit the United States. Permanent resident aliens are individuals who have come into this country legally and are gainfully employed." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "k) Should marriage be restricted to a union only between a man and a woman?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • Frank Pallone. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Frank Pallone voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 91 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Frank Pallone voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Frank Pallone voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA. 10 July 2012. "But a clearly stated purpose and effect of this law was to disapprove of and disadvantage lesbians and gay men; this distinguishes DOMA from a routine act of Congress. Where, as here, Congress classifies persons, denying an entire class of citizens the rights that are afforded others, the Supreme Court has applied rational basis review to invalidate those laws. None of the reasons provided by Congress in 1996 or created in response to litigation rationally serve a legitimate federal interest." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Letter To The Honorable President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren. 9 February 2010. "Currently, U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents may sponsor their spouses (and other immediate family members) for immigration purposes. But, same-sex partners committed to spending their lives together are not recognized as "families" under U.S. immigration law and thus do not have this same right. As a result, tens of thousands of binational families are either already living separately, face imminent separation, or have left the U.S. entirely in order to remain together. This is unacceptable, and we believe comprehensive immigration reform legislation must include a strong family reunification component inclusive of LGBT families." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) Applauds President Obama's Support for Marriage Equality. 9 May 2012. "I applaud President Obama's statement today in support of marriage equality for all Americans. The President described his personal 'evolution' on the issue of marriage equality, which is an important starting point for the rest of the nation as we begin to move forward with affording same-sex couples equal rights under the law. Now it's time to get to work and begin to establish laws that protect same-sex couples and ease the path toward total marriage equality. Marriage equality is a civil rights issue and the opportunity to marry should receive rigorous protection under the law. I look forward to standing with President Obama and continuing to fight for the right for all Americans to marry the people they love." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Pallone Opposes Republican Efforts to Write Discrimination into U.S. Constitution. 18 July 2006. "I oppose this Constitutional Amendment because it would etch discrimination against gays and lesbians into our nation's Constitution. This amendment not only prevents gays and lesbians from marrying, it also restricts civil unions. Over the last couple of years, polls in New Jersey have shown the majority of the state's residents support both civil unions and gay marriage. Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court is considering whether or not same-sex marriages should be allowed. This Constitutional Amendment specifically prevents New Jersey from deciding how it treats its own citizens." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Letter to Democratic Colleagues in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly. 9 January 2012. "We, the entire Democratic membership of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, urge you to support the marriage equality bill being introduced by the Democratic leadership in the state Senate and Assembly, along with many sponsors. New Jersey has a proud history of civil rights leadership, and we must continue our role in pursuing fairness and equality. [¦] It is important to note that New Jersey enacted the strongest possible civil union law in 2006. Therefore, it is not feasible to "fix" the law short of providing marriage equality. The time has come to end discrimination in marriage. The marriage equality bill in the New Jersey legislature needs your support." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In reference to question a; I am opposed to the recent surge in military action and believe the troops should be removed as detailed in the President's plan, if not sooner. "
  • Frank Pallone. PALLONE: PAKISTAN REMAINS A BREEDING GROUND FOR TERRORISM. 13 September 2006. "The premise that bin Laden is hiding out in Pakistan has great substance. There are thousands of US and international troops inside neighboring Afghanistan, but none are able to go into Pakistan. That is because the government does not allow foreign troops on its territory. So bin Laden is safe from US forces because they cannot actively pursue him. Yet, Pakistan won't make a concerted effort to find him either. [¦] They must also either actively seek out bin Laden and his associates or allow US forces to do so. They need to distinguish between simply assisting the US war on terrorism and truly defending the world's freedom against terrorism." (www.house.gov)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Frank Pallone. Video: Little v Pallone Debate “ Part 2.wmv. 17 October 2010. "So I think that the answer is to try to protect people. Not to raise the age for social security, not privatize social security, certainly not abolish or suggest that social security and medicare are unconstitutional." (youtu.be)
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2000 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Frank Pallone. 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 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."
  • Frank Pallone. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Frank Pallone. Social Security Privatization. 9 March 2005. "Why would President Bush propose a Social Security privatization plan that leaves the program worse off after he is done with it? Madam Speaker, the President does not want to fix the Social Security program we have had in place for the past 70 years. Instead, he wants to privatize it. He talks about creating an ownership society, but his proposal creates an on-your-own society. Madam Speaker, for 70 years, Social Security has improved the lives of millions of Americans. Without it today, two-thirds of America's seniors would be living in poverty. Social Security gave our parents and grandparents independence. Democrats are willing to work with the President in a bipartisan fashion to address Social Security's future, but we simply refuse to support the President's privatization proposal that dismantles the independence Social Security affords our senior citizens today and our children when they retire in the future." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. President Bush's Social Security Privatization Proposal. 2 March 2005. "The bottom line is that as Members of Congress, Senators, and senior organizations hold forums around the country and explain the President's privatization plan, there is more and more opposition to it. While the President still seems to think his privatization plan is catching on, Congressional Republicans brave enough to have town hall forums heard an earful from supporters of the current Social Security System." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Frank Pallone supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Social Security Celebrates its 70th Anniversary. 28 July 2005. "I know that the President continues to be on the road pushing his risky privatization plan. Most recently he was there with his mom, Mrs. Bush. And we are hearing that when we come back after the August break, we are going to see the Republican leadership in the House once again move forward with their privatization plan that is going to only aggravate Social Security's insolvency." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Health Care. 30 January 2007. "If I could just say, Madam Speaker, in summing up, that, number one, we do commend the President for prioritizing health care in his State of the Union address, but essentially what he has suggested as a way of dealing with the problems is not a good start. In fact, it is very much the privatization and ideological answers that I don't think are going to work." (votesmart.org)
  • Frank Pallone. Letter to Democratic Leader Pelosi. 25 July 2011. "We write in strong agreement with your unwavering defense of the Democratic programs that form the bedrock of America's middle and working classes, and which are overwhelmingly popular. On July 7, you made very clear that "We are not going to balance the budget on the backs of America's seniors, women and people with disabilities" and that "we do not support cuts in benefits" for vital safety-net programs. We agree completely. Especially in these tough economic times, we should not be cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits that millions of our constituents paid into and depend on. Such benefit cuts should be off the table in current debt discussions. Our Republican colleagues should be embarrassed by their insistence that unless Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits are cut, the nation will default on its debts. Middle-class families have sacrificed enough, and a deal that pushes the American Dream further out of reach, in order to pay for extending tax breaks for the rich and corporations, is simply unacceptable. We are united as Democrats in saying that it's time to stand up to the Republican hostage-taking. We will not be forced to vote for a "final agreement" that we do not agree to -- and that the American people do not agree to. We stand united with you in insisting that benefit cuts for working families, our seniors, children, and people with disabilities must be off the table, and we stand united with you in fighting for millions of Americans who need Democrats to be firmly on their side." (votesmart.org)

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New Jersey Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage 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.

Pro-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.

In order to balance the budget,

YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Nodo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Nodo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
YesShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
YesDo you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
NoDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
YesShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles

With regard to Iran, all diplomatic means should be exhausted and military force used only as a last resort.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

Spending

Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Slightly Increaseb) Arts
Slightly Decreasec) Defense
Slightly Increased) Education
Slightly Increasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Maintain Statusg) International aid
Slightly Increaseh) Medical Research
Slightly Increasei) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Maintain Statusa) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Maintain Statusf) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusj) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

My top priority will be to create jobs and strengthen the economy. This can be achieved through the Democrats' Make It In America agenda. Part of this agenda is to support domestic manufacturing of renewable energy infrastructure such as windmills and solar panels. While Congress must provide more incentives for renewable energy production, limits must be placed on offshore drilling including a prohibition in the Atlantic. I would increase funding for EPA's Brownfields program and work to pass my Superfund Polluter Pays Act, which ensures polluters, not taxpayers, pay for cleanup at toxic sites.