Representative Charles 'Charlie' B. Rangel's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Charles 'Charlie' B. Rangel
Current Office: U.S. House - District 13, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1970
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 13
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Alma; 2 Children: Steven, Alicia
Birth Date: 06/11/1930
Birth Place: Harlem, NY
Home City: Harlem, NY
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

  • Charlie Rangel. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Did Not Vote on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Did Not Vote on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (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 Charlie Rangel a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Charlie Rangel in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Peace Action 71 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of Peace Action West 71 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. 13 October 2011. "As you begin your work, we respectfully suggest reexamining our defense and security spending priorities as pathways to reducing our deficit and debt. You have been tasked with finding at least $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions over a ten-year period by November 23 of this year. You have a unique opportunity to bring our defense spending in line with our legitimate national defense needs while getting our nation on the path to a balanced budget free of deficit [¦] There are multiple reforms proposed that would save hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. The Bowles-Simpson commission outlined $750 billion in suggested defense cuts in the next decade. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence Korb has proposed $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon over the next 10-12 years. These reductions in defense spending would come out of $6.5 trillion in proposed spending between 2011 and 2020 [¦] As Members on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, we urge you to think openly and act boldly to reduce our deficit and get our nation back on the right track. Bringing our defense spending in line with our legitimate security needs must be considered along with other measures to regain our economic footing." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Rangel. House Passes Tax Relief Bill. 2 December 2010. "Today's bill helps provide tax relief for millions of working class and middle class Americans. It asks those with higher incomes to show generosity for the good of the nation. We still need to do more to get this economy and our communities back on track, but it certainly points us in the right direction." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. GOP Should Show Leadership on Tax Reform. 8 November 2007. "Congressional Republicans are quick to blame someone else for their inability to make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Their sharp rhetoric ignores the fact that these very tax cuts put millions of American families in the crosshairs of a tax increase in the form of the dreaded alternative minimum tax (AMT). I have proposed a tax reform plan to eliminate this burden once and for all because it is the fair and equitable thing to do. We can deal with 2010 when we get to 2010, but we need to fix the AMT now. The response from Republicans to my bill has been telling. Rather than pledge cooperation to begin overdue discussions on tax reform, they have fired up what one columnist called the 'big lie machine,' spewing political rhetoric when they should be showing leadership. I would like to note that Representative Paul Ryan has shown the leadership of putting out a tax reform proposal, a plan that does not extend the 2001 Bush tax cuts." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Huffington Post - The Right's Wrong Plan. 15 April 2011. "At the same time Republicans seek to permanently extend huge tax cuts for America's millionaires and billionaires, they are cutting back on Medicaid, Pell Grants, food stamps, and low-income housing. It cuts investments in alternative energy while providing $40 billion dollars in tax loopholes to oil companies. This reveals the hypocrisy of the Right." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 4 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Charlie Rangel a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel Lauds President Obama For Signing Jobs Creation Bill Into Law. 27 September 2010. "With tax cuts and access to more capital, our nation's small businesses will be able to put more Americans back to work now, which means putting more money in people's pockets and revamping our economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. The Congressional Black Caucus Hour. 14 December 2009. "In an effort to boost small business creation and tackle credit-freeze, we are anticipating expanding small business loans, providing fixes for community banks, and extending small business and bonus depreciation provisions from the stimulus package. Even the creation of green empowerment zones--those areas where at least 50 percent of the population has an unemployment rate higher than the state average--would provide tax incentives to businesses that hire individuals who live and work in those areas that are most suffering." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Democrats Fight To Help Small Businesses. 27 August 2010. "Originally proposed by President Obama, this bill is designed to boost lending to small businesses struggling to gain access to credit due to the financial crisis [¦] This measure also includes the provisions of the Small Business Jobs Tax Relief Act, which will help small businesses grow and create new jobs through: 1) 100% exclusion of small business capital gains; 2) small business penalty relief; and 3) an increased deduction for start-up expenditures." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel Applauds President Obama's New Small Business Lending Initiatives, Supports Similar Legislation In The House. 27 October 2009. "Last week, President Obama announced a package of initiatives that will increase credit to small businesses by providing incentives for community institutions to lend in low- and moderate-income areas [¦] Under the work of the House Ways and Means Committee, we have provided tax breaks for small businesses and financing for local economic development, which were enacted in the Recovery Act. Our country has made some positive strides since the Recovery Act was enacted, but we must continue to bring about economic recovery to all with these small business and job creation policies." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel, Congress Votes To Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs This Year. 6 March 2010. "It also includes tax cuts to help small businesses invest, expand, and hire more workers, provisions to make it easier for states to take up infrastructure projects such as school construction and energy retrofitting, and an extension of the Highway Trust Fund that allows for billions of dollars in infrastructure development around the country." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Rangel. Rangel Applauds Department Of Education's Initiative To Improve Student Assessments. 2 September 2010. "Education holds the key to tackling global competition and the social challenges that we face as a nation. I applaud President Obama and Secretary Duncan for investing in the students who are future of America. [...] American primary and secondary system has been falling behind the ranks in the world. My Democratic colleagues and I will keep fighting in Washington to ensure American students receive the necessary support they need to rise to the very top." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel Applauds NY Race To The Top Award. 24 August 2010. "Rep. Rangel joined other officials and lawmakers Tuesday in celebrating New York state's selection and award of $700 million in federal funding as part of the U.S. Department of Education Race to the Top competition [¦] 'This money could not have come at a better time, not just for our cities and counties, but also for children and families. By providing funds to re-enforce high standards and quality education, we are not only giving our children the opportunity to reach their dreams, but also developing the kind of leaders our nation needs to remain strong well into the future.'" (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charlie Rangel. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Charlie Rangel voted Did Not Vote on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Charlie Rangel in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Charlie Rangel in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Charlie Rangel in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Charlie Rangel a grade of 18." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 90 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel Statement on State of the Union Address. 25 January 2011. "Lastly, the tragic shooting in Arizona taught us again that we must tighten our gun control laws and make sure that we close the loopholes to prevent further preventable violence in our society." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Charlie Rangel 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 Charlie Rangel in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Huffington Post - Standing Up To Gun Violence. 12 January 2011. "As we enter the New Year and decade, we should use this as an opportunity to re-examine and tighten our gun control laws to prevent people like Jared Lee Loughner from buying guns. We should also reinstate the automatic assault weapons ban which allowed Loughner to kill and injure over 19 people in just a few minutes. If not, we would be doing more harm than just eroding our political discourse." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. New York Amsterdam News - Winning our future “ together. 27 January 2011. "The vision the President laid was inspiring. While he did not mention gun control in his speech on Tuesday, I hope he will be working with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Members of the New York Congressional Delegation to promote gun safety laws. The tragic shooting in Arizona taught us again that we must tighten our gun control laws and make sure that we close the loopholes to prevent further preventable violence in our society." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. A New Gun Argument - Mayors Turn the Political Issue to Saving Lives. 3 May 2006. "Congress needs to reinstate the assault weapons ban act of 1994 which sadly expired in September of 2004. Allowing this law to expire does not show our resolve on gun trafficking and I believe that it renders us irrelevant. Mayor Bloomberg is a Republican and has teamed up with Democratic mayors in particular Mayor Menino of Boston and has in essence left the partisanship at the door for the sake of the people they were elected to serve." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Charlie Rangel in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel: Gop's Nocare Plan Is A Job-Killer And Disaster. 7 January 2011. "At a time when Americans should be free from worrying about their health care, repealing the Affordable Care Act would be devastating. In New York alone, more than 10 million residents with private health insurance would lose critical consumer protections." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel: New Healthcare Protections Start This Week. 22 September 2010. "'I'm proud of President Obama and my Democratic colleagues for paving the road to a healthier and stronger America,' said the Congressman, who played an instrumental role in leading the healthcare reform bill out of the Ways and Means Committee. 'This is a long-overdue right we've restored for American consumers and patients. For too long, millions of Americans have been at the mercy of their insurance companies as they spiked up rates, denied coverage or dropped patients all together.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel Announces New Healthcare Provisions to be Implemented in the New Year. 1 January 2011. "I believe this new regulation will strengthen patient confidence in our health care system. The insurance companies should not be in charge over our nations' health. We passed the healthcare reform in Congress to give patients and their doctors the control over their health, which is important to make America strong." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel: Everyone Deserves Healthcare. 28 July 2010. "This is one of the many important reforms Democrats created to save working families money and put them -- not insurance companies - in control of their health care. It's legislation that will provide generations with access and security, legislation that we stand ready to defend against Republicans who have threatened to repeal this and other parts of healthcare reform if they take control of the Congress this November." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Issue Position: Health Care. 28 October 2011. "We should not play politics when our citizens' livelihoods are at stake. With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the American people, not insurance companies or the government, are in charge of their healthcare. Still, we must continue our effort to provide more coverage to those who are uninsured and better coverage to Americans throughout the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. New York Amsterdam News - Still Fighting For Your Healthcare. 31 March 2010. "To create jobs, reduce our deficit and ensure the health of our great nation, protecting and strengthening the Affordable Care Act must be our priority both now and in the future." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charlie Rangel. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Charlie Rangel voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel Lauds Passage NY's Marriage Equality Bill . 24 June 2011. "Today we celebrate another major milestone in our nation's advancement of equality, civil rights, and fairness for everyone in America. I am proud of Governor Andrew Cuomo and my colleagues in the State Senate for their leadership and courage in standing up for what is right, and setting an example for the rest of the nation." (rangel.house.gov)
  • Charles Rangel. Rangel Hails Defeat of Anti-Gay Marriage Bill. 19 July 2006. "The Administration and the Republican leadership is increasingly tuning out the American public and trying to change the debate. Instead of taking us out of a war that is creating more terrorists and draining our resources, or dealing with our $300 billion deficit or working to reinforce and not destroy Social Security or trying to improve health care and not just substitute Medicare and Medicaid with health savings plans, what do they do? What do they say? Their answer to improving the lives of working Americans -- don't burn the flag and ban gay marriage." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 97 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Charlie Rangel. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Charlie Rangel voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the American Family Association 5 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

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Vote Smart's Research

  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Charlie Rangel supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Charles Rangel signed the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors pledge. "Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. Social Security is a promise that must not be broken. We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why I oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. I also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (socialsecurityprotectors.com)

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