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Tom Foley on Jobs
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
  • Pledge not to change public employee collective bargaining. (Jun 2014)
  • Focus on developing industries with high job potential. (Oct 2010)
Dan Malloy on Jobs
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • We created 9,400 new, private sector jobs in the last year. (Feb 2012)
David Walker on Jobs
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • Reform public employee collective bargaining to avoid abuse. (Jul 2014)
  • Emphasize approaches that help people help themselves. (Jul 2014)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Jobs
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • More job training and more R&D tax credits. (Oct 2010)
  • Contractors without health insurance aren't good jobs. (Oct 2010)
  • Fight for job creation and aid to small businesses. (Mar 2010)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Susan Bysiewicz on Jobs
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
  • Will create new manufacturing jobs in CT. (Jan 2012)
Linda McMahon on Jobs
Republican Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • We need to send job-creators to Washington. (Apr 2012)
  • Six-point jobs growth plan; cut taxes for the middle class. (Apr 2012)
  • Minimum wage increases harm small businesses. (Oct 2010)
  • WWE has created 20 jobs annually for 28 years. (Oct 2010)
  • People create jobs, not governments. (Sep 2010)
  • Opposed to Card Check legislation. (Jul 2010)
Chris Murphy on Jobs
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Christopher Shays on Jobs
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • I was part of the solution in Congress on creating jobs. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)

House:


Joe Courtney on Jobs
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Rosa DeLauro on Jobs
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill enforcing against gender pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Elizabeth Esty on Jobs
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Jim Himes on Jobs
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
John Larson on Jobs
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Larson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jodi Rell on Jobs
Republican CT Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
  • $600K to upgrade unemployment insurance system. (Sep 2004)
  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Joseph Lieberman on Jobs
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • My seniority helps me deliver contracts and jobs to CT. (Jul 2006)
  • Raise minimum wage to $7.00. (Jan 2004)
  • For counter-cyclical farm subsides, despite criticism abroad. (Jan 2004)
  • Fact Check: Claims Bush cost US 3.5M jobs - really only 2.7M. (Dec 2003)
  • To stimulate jobs, repeal tax cuts & support trade. (Nov 2003)
  • Build on Clinton-Gore record on taxes and jobs. (Sep 2003)
  • Lifetime opportunity for training. (Sep 2003)
  • Trade creates jobs, despite it being unpopular to unions. (Sep 2003)
  • Commitment to labor & working families stressed. (Sep 2000)
  • For minimum wage; against labor on free trade. (Aug 2000)
  • Small business drives job creation. (Aug 2000)
  • Train local workers to reduce dependence on foreign labor. (Feb 2000)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
Chris Murphy on Jobs
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
John Rowland on Jobs
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for John Rowland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gary Franks on Jobs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Jobs
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Miriam Masullo on Jobs
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Orchulli on Jobs
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Simmons on Jobs
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Chris Dodd on Jobs
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Preserve and protect the farms in Iowa. (Dec 2007)
  • Ban the outsourcing of jobs. (Aug 2007)
  • Couldn’t afford living at minimum wage; advocates raising it. (Jul 2007)
  • Vibrant labor movement built the American middle class. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Match minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Sam Gejdenson on Jobs
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Lee Johnson on Jobs
Republican (District 6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Jobs
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barbara Kennelly on Jobs
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Jobs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
  • Invest in infrastructure to create local jobs. (Jul 2006)
  • Our high-skill jobs are being sent overseas. (Apr 2006)
Jim Maloney on Jobs
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Alan Schlesinger on Jobs
Republican Challenger: Click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Shays on Jobs
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • I was part of the solution in Congress on creating jobs. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Rob Simmons on Jobs
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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