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Donald Carcieri on Jobs
Republican RI Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • Americans' top priority: put people back to work. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Jobs
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • RI 50th in business friendliness, causing high unemployment. (Oct 2012)
Jack Reed on Jobs
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • 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)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Jobs
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Raise minimum wage to a living wage. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
Mark Zaccaria on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Accepted 20 weeks of unemployment, but opposes extending it. (Jun 2014)

House:


David Cicilline on Jobs
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • 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)
James Langevin on Jobs
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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:


Lincoln Chafee on Jobs
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Increase the minimum wage. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 31% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Lincoln Almond on Jobs
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Myrth York on Jobs
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Jobs
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Lincoln Chafee on Jobs
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Increase the minimum wage. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 31% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Claiborne Pell on Jobs
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Matt Brown on Jobs
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Jobs
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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 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)
  • 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)
Stephen Laffey on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carl Sheeler on Jobs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Tingle on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Weygand on Jobs
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Young on Jobs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Chris Young on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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