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Bill Haslam on Technology
Republican Governor: Click here for Bill Haslam on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

TN 2014: 2014 TN Senate debate


Lamar Alexander on Technology
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • No cell phone conversations on planes; email and texting ok. (Dec 2013)
  • Support high-tech by lowering taxes, tariffs, & litigation. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Joe Carr on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
  • Cell phone ban should be addressed by airlines, not feds. (Dec 2013)
Mark Clayton on Technology
Democratic Nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
  • Opposes "fairness doctrine"; research candidates yourself. (Jul 2008)
Bob Corker on Technology
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Zach Poskevich on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Diane Black on Technology
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Diane Black 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)
Marsha Blackburn on Technology
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (Oct 2011)
  • Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored bill to end net neutrality; allow tiered service. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Steve Cohen on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Jim Cooper on Technology
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Require text on TV for visually-impaired viewers. (Apr 2005)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (Oct 2011)
Scott DesJarlais on Technology
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott DesJarlais 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)
Jimmy Duncan on Technology
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan 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 delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Stephen Fincher on Technology
Republican (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Fincher 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
Chuck Fleischmann on Technology
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Fleischmann 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. (Mar 2011)
Phil Roe on Technology
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Phil Roe 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 delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Phil Bredesen on Technology
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
  • Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center. (Feb 2010)
Don Sundquist on Technology
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
  • Wire government plus libraries and schools. (Jan 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding. (Sep 2001)
Ed Bryant on Technology
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
Bob Clement on Technology
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Bill Frist on Technology
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Tipper Gore on Technology
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Technology
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Jenkins on Technology
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins on other issues.
  • 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)
Rosalind Kurita on Technology
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Quillen on Technology
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for James Quillen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Thompson on Technology
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson on other issues.
  • No exporting sensitive technology to unreliable countries. (Sep 2007)
  • Donít apply obsolete Fairness Doctrine to radio talk shows. (Jun 2007)
  • Internet guerrilla campaign ads democratize politics. (Jun 2007)
  • Government unable to protect its computer data from attack. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Ed Bryant on Technology
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
Bob Clement on Technology
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
David Davis on Technology
Republican: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Davis 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)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Lincoln Davis on Technology
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Harold Ford on Technology
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
Harold Ford-TN on Technology
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on Technology
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Bo Heyward on Technology
Independent challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
  • No regulation of Internet except for criminal activity. (Oct 2006)
Van Hilleary on Technology
Republican (District 4): Click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Lugo on Technology
Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Collect taxes on commercial Internet transactions. (Oct 2006)
Mike Padgett on Technology
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Tanner on Technology
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Bob Tuke on Technology
Democratic challenger: Click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zach Wamp on Technology
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp on other issues.
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits. (Oct 1998)
Kenneth Eaton on Technology
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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