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Dick Cheney on Families & Children

Vice President of the United States; Former Republican Representative (WY)


For families: improve schools; reform taxes; restore honesty

When Lynne and I were growing up, we had so many blessings. We went to good public schools, where we had fine, dedicated teachers. Our mothers, like our fathers, worked outside the home so that we could go to college. We lived in a caring community, where parents were confident that their children’s lives could be even better than their own.
Source: Speech accepting nomination for Vice Presidency Aug 2, 2000

Voted against WIC welfare nuttrition programs

He voted against the creation of the Department of Education and opposed funding for the Head Start program. He was one of only 16 House members who voted in 1983 against a nonbinding measure to protect a nutrition program for women, infants, and children from budget cuts.
Source: (X-ref Welfare) Michael Kranish, Boston Globe, p. A13 Jul 26, 2000

More funds for pre-school & early education

Source: Thomas Register of Congressional Votes Jan 1, 1988

More obscenity enforcement; more character education

Source: Thomas Register of Congressional Votes Jan 1, 1988

More funds for foster care, adoption, & child support laws

Source: Thomas Register of Congressional Votes Jan 1, 1988

Other candidates on Families & Children: Dick Cheney on other issues:
George W. Bush
Dick Cheney

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George Allen
Jeb Bush
Bill Frist
Rudy Giuliani
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Adv: Avi Green for State Rep Middlesex 26, Somerville & Cambridge Massachusetts