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Butch Otter on Technology
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Issue bonds totaling $264 million to improve highway system. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)

Senate:

ID 2014: 2014 ID Senate debate


Michael Crapo on Technology
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Jim Risch on Technology
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Federally fund state infrastructure projects with no strings. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)

House:


Raul Labrador on Technology
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Mike Simpson on Technology
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Technology
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Jim Risch on Technology
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Federally fund state infrastructure projects with no strings. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Jerry Brady on Technology
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Blinken on Technology
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McClure on Technology
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Adams on Technology
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Technology
Republican (District 1): Click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Craig on Technology
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Dirk Kempthorne on Technology
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Larry LaRocco on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Reform patent system to recoup reasonable financial benefits. (Sep 2008)
  • Double federal funding for basic research. (Aug 2008)
  • Use technology for better & less expensive health care. (May 2008)
Walt Minnick on Technology
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Bill Sali on Technology
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Tom Sullivan on Technology
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Butch Otter on Technology
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Issue bonds totaling $264 million to improve highway system. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Rex Rammell on Technology
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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