Representative Al Green's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 9, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
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Issue Positions

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  • Signed a letter stating "Family planning programs are a sound economic investment that help women help themselves." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650670/letter-to-president-obama#.VZK2G3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1016/rating/7720 (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "Family planning programs are a sound economic investment that help women help themselves." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650670/letter-to-president-obama#.VZK2G3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1016/rating/7720 (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "Family planning programs are a sound economic investment that help women help themselves." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650670/letter-to-president-obama#.VZK2G3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1016/rating/7720 (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "Family planning programs are a sound economic investment that help women help themselves." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650670/letter-to-president-obama#.VZK2G3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1016/rating/7720 (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 360 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)
  • "It can really help low to moderate income families by giving them a tax credit, which can either reduce their tax liability or increase their tax refund. In turn, families can use their refundable credit to not only purchase food, clothing and shelter, but to also meet their healthcare and educational needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/492834/congressman-al-green-helps-taxpayers-file-for-earned-income-tax-credit#.VZK3DXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 360 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)
  • "It can really help low to moderate income families by giving them a tax credit, which can either reduce their tax liability or increase their tax refund. In turn, families can use their refundable credit to not only purchase food, clothing and shelter, but to also meet their healthcare and educational needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/492834/congressman-al-green-helps-taxpayers-file-for-earned-income-tax-credit#.VZK3DXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 360 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)
  • "It can really help low to moderate income families by giving them a tax credit, which can either reduce their tax liability or increase their tax refund. In turn, families can use their refundable credit to not only purchase food, clothing and shelter, but to also meet their healthcare and educational needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/492834/congressman-al-green-helps-taxpayers-file-for-earned-income-tax-credit#.VZK3DXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 360 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)
  • "It can really help low to moderate income families by giving them a tax credit, which can either reduce their tax liability or increase their tax refund. In turn, families can use their refundable credit to not only purchase food, clothing and shelter, but to also meet their healthcare and educational needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/492834/congressman-al-green-helps-taxpayers-file-for-earned-income-tax-credit#.VZK3DXUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, our nation is laying a new foundation for economic growth with a special emphasis on sectors that will be decisive in the near future, such as education, clean energy, transportation and infrastructure." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485249/congressman-al-green-praises-the-effects-of-the-recovery-act-in-the-houston-area#.VZK623UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "Very simply, we support transportation an infastructure investment because our economy needs a national system to safely move people and deliver goods from place to place." http://hultgren.house.gov/sites/hultgren.house.gov/files/2015-02-11_Letter_Long_Term_Highway_Trust_Fund_Solution.pdf (hultgren.house.gov)
  • "Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, our nation is laying a new foundation for economic growth with a special emphasis on sectors that will be decisive in the near future, such as education, clean energy, transportation and infrastructure." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485249/congressman-al-green-praises-the-effects-of-the-recovery-act-in-the-houston-area#.VZK623UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "Very simply, we support transportation an infastructure investment because our economy needs a national system to safely move people and deliver goods from place to place." http://hultgren.house.gov/sites/hultgren.house.gov/files/2015-02-11_Letter_Long_Term_Highway_Trust_Fund_Solution.pdf (hultgren.house.gov)
  • "Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, our nation is laying a new foundation for economic growth with a special emphasis on sectors that will be decisive in the near future, such as education, clean energy, transportation and infrastructure." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485249/congressman-al-green-praises-the-effects-of-the-recovery-act-in-the-houston-area#.VZK623UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "Very simply, we support transportation an infastructure investment because our economy needs a national system to safely move people and deliver goods from place to place." http://hultgren.house.gov/sites/hultgren.house.gov/files/2015-02-11_Letter_Long_Term_Highway_Trust_Fund_Solution.pdf (hultgren.house.gov)
  • "Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, our nation is laying a new foundation for economic growth with a special emphasis on sectors that will be decisive in the near future, such as education, clean energy, transportation and infrastructure." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/485249/congressman-al-green-praises-the-effects-of-the-recovery-act-in-the-houston-area#.VZK623UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "Very simply, we support transportation an infastructure investment because our economy needs a national system to safely move people and deliver goods from place to place." http://hultgren.house.gov/sites/hultgren.house.gov/files/2015-02-11_Letter_Long_Term_Highway_Trust_Fund_Solution.pdf (hultgren.house.gov)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 360 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)
  • "A key component of sustained economic growth is the extension of the current tax rates for middle class Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/769195/the-impending-fiscal-cliff-negotiations-and-the-extension-of-tax-cuts-for-the-middle-class#.VZK42XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 360 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)
  • "A key component of sustained economic growth is the extension of the current tax rates for middle class Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/769195/the-impending-fiscal-cliff-negotiations-and-the-extension-of-tax-cuts-for-the-middle-class#.VZK42XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 360 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)
  • "A key component of sustained economic growth is the extension of the current tax rates for middle class Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/769195/the-impending-fiscal-cliff-negotiations-and-the-extension-of-tax-cuts-for-the-middle-class#.VZK42XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 360 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)
  • "A key component of sustained economic growth is the extension of the current tax rates for middle class Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/769195/the-impending-fiscal-cliff-negotiations-and-the-extension-of-tax-cuts-for-the-middle-class#.VZK42XUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbFLOHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "It is time to act in our nation's best interest and approve the Keystone XL pipeline." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/761081/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZK9h3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbFLOHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "It is time to act in our nation's best interest and approve the Keystone XL pipeline." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/761081/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZK9h3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbFLOHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "It is time to act in our nation's best interest and approve the Keystone XL pipeline." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/761081/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZK9h3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbFLOHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "It is time to act in our nation's best interest and approve the Keystone XL pipeline." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/761081/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-keystone-xl-pipeline/?search=xl#.VZK9h3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The budget also continues support for the goal of achieving energy independence by investing in American-made renewable energy, which will create new green collar jobs, as well as by increasing funding for new green technology and energy efficiency." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/450264/congressman-al-green-votes-to-pass-budget-that-will-get-americas-economy-back-on-track#.VZK6RXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you continue to draft renewable energy tax legislation, we urge you to take all efforts to ensure that the tax credits create American jobs and put American manufacturing back to work." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/513655/letter-to-sander-levin-chairman-committee-on-ways-and-means-and-david-camp-ranking-member-of-the-ways-and-means-committee-provisions-in-renewable-energy-tax-legislation#.VbFN4XV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "The budget also continues support for the goal of achieving energy independence by investing in American-made renewable energy, which will create new green collar jobs, as well as by increasing funding for new green technology and energy efficiency." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/450264/congressman-al-green-votes-to-pass-budget-that-will-get-americas-economy-back-on-track#.VZK6RXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you continue to draft renewable energy tax legislation, we urge you to take all efforts to ensure that the tax credits create American jobs and put American manufacturing back to work." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/513655/letter-to-sander-levin-chairman-committee-on-ways-and-means-and-david-camp-ranking-member-of-the-ways-and-means-committee-provisions-in-renewable-energy-tax-legislation#.VbFN4XV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "The budget also continues support for the goal of achieving energy independence by investing in American-made renewable energy, which will create new green collar jobs, as well as by increasing funding for new green technology and energy efficiency." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/450264/congressman-al-green-votes-to-pass-budget-that-will-get-americas-economy-back-on-track#.VZK6RXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you continue to draft renewable energy tax legislation, we urge you to take all efforts to ensure that the tax credits create American jobs and put American manufacturing back to work." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/513655/letter-to-sander-levin-chairman-committee-on-ways-and-means-and-david-camp-ranking-member-of-the-ways-and-means-committee-provisions-in-renewable-energy-tax-legislation#.VbFN4XV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "The budget also continues support for the goal of achieving energy independence by investing in American-made renewable energy, which will create new green collar jobs, as well as by increasing funding for new green technology and energy efficiency." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/450264/congressman-al-green-votes-to-pass-budget-that-will-get-americas-economy-back-on-track#.VZK6RXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "As you continue to draft renewable energy tax legislation, we urge you to take all efforts to ensure that the tax credits create American jobs and put American manufacturing back to work." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/513655/letter-to-sander-levin-chairman-committee-on-ways-and-means-and-david-camp-ranking-member-of-the-ways-and-means-committee-provisions-in-renewable-energy-tax-legislation#.VbFN4XV3k1M (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ('Cap and Trade')" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/26496#.VbFQBXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "The United States cannot stand on the side lines. It must take urgent and decisive enforcement action to secure a level playing field for fair competition for green technology manufacturers." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/566542/letter-to-the-president#.VZK-YXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ('Cap and Trade')" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/26496#.VbFQBXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "The United States cannot stand on the side lines. It must take urgent and decisive enforcement action to secure a level playing field for fair competition for green technology manufacturers." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/566542/letter-to-the-president#.VZK-YXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ('Cap and Trade')" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/26496#.VbFQBXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "The United States cannot stand on the side lines. It must take urgent and decisive enforcement action to secure a level playing field for fair competition for green technology manufacturers." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/566542/letter-to-the-president#.VZK-YXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ('Cap and Trade')" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/26496#.VbFQBXV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "The United States cannot stand on the side lines. It must take urgent and decisive enforcement action to secure a level playing field for fair competition for green technology manufacturers." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/566542/letter-to-the-president#.VZK-YXUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 10% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/interest-group/122/rating/7712 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 10% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/interest-group/122/rating/7712 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 10% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/interest-group/122/rating/7712 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 10% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1226/rating/8555 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/interest-group/122/rating/7712 (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I was proud to cast a vote for the Affordable Care Act designed to end unfair discrimination based on gender, preexisting conditions, employment status, and age when obtaining health insurance. It is my sincere hope that today's ruling will enable the U.S. to continue making progress towards providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare for all Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712752/congressman-al-greens-statement-on-the-supreme-courts-ruling-on-the-affordable-care-act#.VZLAoHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Health care now is affordable by working people, and we want every working person to know that they can get help to get health care. And even if you're not working, you can still get help to get your health care." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960329/chroncom-houston-leaders-make-enrollment-push-before-obamacare-deadline#.VZLAJXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to cast a vote for the Affordable Care Act designed to end unfair discrimination based on gender, preexisting conditions, employment status, and age when obtaining health insurance. It is my sincere hope that today's ruling will enable the U.S. to continue making progress towards providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare for all Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712752/congressman-al-greens-statement-on-the-supreme-courts-ruling-on-the-affordable-care-act#.VZLAoHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Health care now is affordable by working people, and we want every working person to know that they can get help to get health care. And even if you're not working, you can still get help to get your health care." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960329/chroncom-houston-leaders-make-enrollment-push-before-obamacare-deadline#.VZLAJXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to cast a vote for the Affordable Care Act designed to end unfair discrimination based on gender, preexisting conditions, employment status, and age when obtaining health insurance. It is my sincere hope that today's ruling will enable the U.S. to continue making progress towards providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare for all Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712752/congressman-al-greens-statement-on-the-supreme-courts-ruling-on-the-affordable-care-act#.VZLAoHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Health care now is affordable by working people, and we want every working person to know that they can get help to get health care. And even if you're not working, you can still get help to get your health care." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960329/chroncom-houston-leaders-make-enrollment-push-before-obamacare-deadline#.VZLAJXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to cast a vote for the Affordable Care Act designed to end unfair discrimination based on gender, preexisting conditions, employment status, and age when obtaining health insurance. It is my sincere hope that today's ruling will enable the U.S. to continue making progress towards providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare for all Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/712752/congressman-al-greens-statement-on-the-supreme-courts-ruling-on-the-affordable-care-act#.VZLAoHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Health care now is affordable by working people, and we want every working person to know that they can get help to get health care. And even if you're not working, you can still get help to get your health care." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960329/chroncom-houston-leaders-make-enrollment-push-before-obamacare-deadline#.VZLAJXUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I support reforms that would include permanent legal status for those who are living here, working hard, and paying taxes, reduce the backlog in family-based immigration, and decrease delays in business-based immigration." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374636/issue-position-immigration#.VZLBbnUVhHx (votesmart.org)
  • "I support providing a path to citizenship for law-abiding persons who are willing to die in service to our great country; who have lived in, and called this country "home,' since they were children, and for whom we as a nation are willing to allow to make such a supreme sacrifice. I thank Senator Durbin for holding a hearing to make the DREAM Act a reality." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/621106/grijalva-joined-by-broad-cross-section-of-members-of-congress-in-praising-yesterdays-first-ever-senate-hearing-on-the-dream-act#.VZK8xHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I support reforms that would include permanent legal status for those who are living here, working hard, and paying taxes, reduce the backlog in family-based immigration, and decrease delays in business-based immigration." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374636/issue-position-immigration#.VZLBbnUVhHx (votesmart.org)
  • "I support providing a path to citizenship for law-abiding persons who are willing to die in service to our great country; who have lived in, and called this country "home,' since they were children, and for whom we as a nation are willing to allow to make such a supreme sacrifice. I thank Senator Durbin for holding a hearing to make the DREAM Act a reality." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/621106/grijalva-joined-by-broad-cross-section-of-members-of-congress-in-praising-yesterdays-first-ever-senate-hearing-on-the-dream-act#.VZK8xHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I support reforms that would include permanent legal status for those who are living here, working hard, and paying taxes, reduce the backlog in family-based immigration, and decrease delays in business-based immigration." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374636/issue-position-immigration#.VZLBbnUVhHx (votesmart.org)
  • "I support providing a path to citizenship for law-abiding persons who are willing to die in service to our great country; who have lived in, and called this country "home,' since they were children, and for whom we as a nation are willing to allow to make such a supreme sacrifice. I thank Senator Durbin for holding a hearing to make the DREAM Act a reality." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/621106/grijalva-joined-by-broad-cross-section-of-members-of-congress-in-praising-yesterdays-first-ever-senate-hearing-on-the-dream-act#.VZK8xHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "I support reforms that would include permanent legal status for those who are living here, working hard, and paying taxes, reduce the backlog in family-based immigration, and decrease delays in business-based immigration." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/374636/issue-position-immigration#.VZLBbnUVhHx (votesmart.org)
  • "I support providing a path to citizenship for law-abiding persons who are willing to die in service to our great country; who have lived in, and called this country "home,' since they were children, and for whom we as a nation are willing to allow to make such a supreme sacrifice. I thank Senator Durbin for holding a hearing to make the DREAM Act a reality." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/621106/grijalva-joined-by-broad-cross-section-of-members-of-congress-in-praising-yesterdays-first-ever-senate-hearing-on-the-dream-act#.VZK8xHUVhHw (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a letter stating "They limit marriage rights and the right to remain married when crossing state lines. They impose countless burdens and indignities on an identifi able and disfavored class-gay and lesbian couples and their children. And they serve no legitimate governmental objective." http://www.democraticleader.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/258055-Brief-Appx.pdf (www.democraticleader.gov)
  • Rated 100% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/49680/al-green/76#.VbFetHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "They limit marriage rights and the right to remain married when crossing state lines. They impose countless burdens and indignities on an identifi able and disfavored class-gay and lesbian couples and their children. And they serve no legitimate governmental objective." http://www.democraticleader.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/258055-Brief-Appx.pdf (www.democraticleader.gov)
  • Rated 100% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/49680/al-green/76#.VbFetHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "They limit marriage rights and the right to remain married when crossing state lines. They impose countless burdens and indignities on an identifi able and disfavored class-gay and lesbian couples and their children. And they serve no legitimate governmental objective." http://www.democraticleader.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/258055-Brief-Appx.pdf (www.democraticleader.gov)
  • Rated 100% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/49680/al-green/76#.VbFetHV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "They limit marriage rights and the right to remain married when crossing state lines. They impose countless burdens and indignities on an identifi able and disfavored class-gay and lesbian couples and their children. And they serve no legitimate governmental objective." http://www.democraticleader.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/258055-Brief-Appx.pdf (www.democraticleader.gov)
  • Rated 100% by the Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/49680/al-green/76#.VbFetHV3k1M (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a letter stating "If you wish to examine violent extremism, we ask that you do so by examining violence motivated by extremist beliefs in all its forms. Singling out one religious group and blaming the actions of individuals on an entire community is not only unfair, it is unwise - and it will not make our country any safer." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/594573/letter-to-pete-king-us-representative-house-homeland-security-committee-chairman-homegrown-terrorism#.VZLC3HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "By replicating the success of Securing the Cities in more places like Houston, we can bolster law enforcement capabilities to combat potential terrorist activity and protect our communities." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/479876/congressman-al-green-votes-to-approve-legislation-to-secure-urban-areas-against-terrorist-threats#.VZLDKXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "If you wish to examine violent extremism, we ask that you do so by examining violence motivated by extremist beliefs in all its forms. Singling out one religious group and blaming the actions of individuals on an entire community is not only unfair, it is unwise - and it will not make our country any safer." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/594573/letter-to-pete-king-us-representative-house-homeland-security-committee-chairman-homegrown-terrorism#.VZLC3HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "By replicating the success of Securing the Cities in more places like Houston, we can bolster law enforcement capabilities to combat potential terrorist activity and protect our communities." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/479876/congressman-al-green-votes-to-approve-legislation-to-secure-urban-areas-against-terrorist-threats#.VZLDKXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "If you wish to examine violent extremism, we ask that you do so by examining violence motivated by extremist beliefs in all its forms. Singling out one religious group and blaming the actions of individuals on an entire community is not only unfair, it is unwise - and it will not make our country any safer." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/594573/letter-to-pete-king-us-representative-house-homeland-security-committee-chairman-homegrown-terrorism#.VZLC3HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "By replicating the success of Securing the Cities in more places like Houston, we can bolster law enforcement capabilities to combat potential terrorist activity and protect our communities." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/479876/congressman-al-green-votes-to-approve-legislation-to-secure-urban-areas-against-terrorist-threats#.VZLDKXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "If you wish to examine violent extremism, we ask that you do so by examining violence motivated by extremist beliefs in all its forms. Singling out one religious group and blaming the actions of individuals on an entire community is not only unfair, it is unwise - and it will not make our country any safer." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/594573/letter-to-pete-king-us-representative-house-homeland-security-committee-chairman-homegrown-terrorism#.VZLC3HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "By replicating the success of Securing the Cities in more places like Houston, we can bolster law enforcement capabilities to combat potential terrorist activity and protect our communities." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/479876/congressman-al-green-votes-to-approve-legislation-to-secure-urban-areas-against-terrorist-threats#.VZLDKXUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Signed a letter stating "We write today to express our strong support for Social Security and our view that it should be strengthened. We oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including raising the retirement age. We also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/566228/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-social-security#.VbFjHnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "It is clear that there is a long-term challenge to Social Security [?] We cannot afford to permanently privatize a system that over 33 million seniors rely on and that is predicted to be solvent for another 50 years." http://algreen.house.gov/issue/social-security (algreen.house.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating "We write today to express our strong support for Social Security and our view that it should be strengthened. We oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including raising the retirement age. We also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/566228/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-social-security#.VbFjHnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "It is clear that there is a long-term challenge to Social Security [?] We cannot afford to permanently privatize a system that over 33 million seniors rely on and that is predicted to be solvent for another 50 years." http://algreen.house.gov/issue/social-security (algreen.house.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating "We write today to express our strong support for Social Security and our view that it should be strengthened. We oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including raising the retirement age. We also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/566228/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-social-security#.VbFjHnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "It is clear that there is a long-term challenge to Social Security [?] We cannot afford to permanently privatize a system that over 33 million seniors rely on and that is predicted to be solvent for another 50 years." http://algreen.house.gov/issue/social-security (algreen.house.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating "We write today to express our strong support for Social Security and our view that it should be strengthened. We oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including raising the retirement age. We also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/566228/letter-to-barack-obama-president-of-the-united-states-social-security#.VbFjHnV3k1M (votesmart.org)
  • "It is clear that there is a long-term challenge to Social Security [?] We cannot afford to permanently privatize a system that over 33 million seniors rely on and that is predicted to be solvent for another 50 years." http://algreen.house.gov/issue/social-security (algreen.house.gov)

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