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

Senate:

TN 2014: 2014 TN Senate debate


Terry Adams on Foreign Policy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terry Adams on other issues.
  • Engage abroad with defense, diplomacy, and development. (Jun 2014)
Lamar Alexander on Foreign Policy
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • Supports strategic alliance with Israel. (May 2002)
  • No US military action under UN command. (Aug 1995)
  • Blue-ribbon commission to investigate China spying. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Monitor human rights in Uganda-Sudan crisis. (Aug 2004)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Gordon Ball on Foreign Policy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gordon Ball on other issues.
  • Promote human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy. (Aug 2014)
Joe Carr on Foreign Policy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
  • Never agree to a treaty that diminishes our sovereignty. (Nov 2013)
Mark Clayton on Foreign Policy
Democratic Nominee: Click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Corker on Foreign Policy
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
  • Iran and North Korea must renounce nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Zach Poskevich on Foreign Policy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Diane Black on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Diane Black on other issues.
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Marsha Blackburn on Foreign Policy
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Steve Cohen on Foreign Policy
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Humanitarian aid to rebuild Haiti after earthquake. (Jan 2012)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Afghanistan-Pakistan study group to assess exit strategy. (Aug 2010)
Jim Cooper on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Scott DesJarlais on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott DesJarlais on other issues.
  • Stay in the UN but maintain US sovereignty. (Nov 2010)
  • Assert the 10th Amendment; no US troops under UN command. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Jimmy Duncan on Foreign Policy
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Foreign aid often more harmful than helpful . (Dec 2000)
  • Ban foreign aid to oil-producers who restrict production. (May 2001)
  • International Criminal Court decisions not valid for US. (Mar 2003)
  • Withdraw from UNESCO. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated -1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Stephen Fincher on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Fincher on other issues.
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Chuck Fleischmann on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chuck Fleischmann on other issues.
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Phil Roe on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Phil Roe on other issues.
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Phil Bredesen on Foreign Policy
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Sundquist on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed Bryant on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Bob Clement on Foreign Policy
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Bill Frist on Foreign Policy
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
Tipper Gore on Foreign Policy
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • Never delegate to the UN or the European Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Bill Jenkins on Foreign Policy
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins on other issues.
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Rosalind Kurita on Foreign Policy
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Quillen on Foreign Policy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for James Quillen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Thompson on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson on other issues.
  • Pakistan: support Musharraf, with funding, for short-run. (Dec 2007)
  • Castro is a uniquely brutal tyrant; keep the embargo. (Dec 2007)
  • Play hardball with Musharraf, but dont cut off US aid. (Nov 2007)
  • Relationship with Canada important for economy & security. (Oct 2007)
  • Meet threats before threats become tragedies. (Jun 2007)
  • Diplomacy works better when were prepared to use force. (Jun 2007)
  • Zimbabwe chairing Development Cmte shows UN needs watching. (Jun 2007)
  • If everybody in Iran had a computer, itd be a free country. (Jun 2007)
  • Israel shows restraint in limited response to Gaza attacks. (May 2007)
  • Keep Guantanamo open; keep embargo on Cuba. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
Ed Bryant on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Bob Clement on Foreign Policy
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
David Davis on Foreign Policy
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
Lincoln Davis on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Harold Ford on Foreign Policy
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Double funding for the Peace Corps to $550M. (Mar 2002)
Harold Ford-TN on Foreign Policy
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Bo Heyward on Foreign Policy
Independent challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
  • America should leave the UN. (Oct 2006)
Van Hilleary on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • Never delegate to the UN or the European Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Chris Lugo on Foreign Policy
Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Ok to commit US troops & money to the UN. (Oct 2006)
Mike Padgett on Foreign Policy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Tanner on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Bob Tuke on Foreign Policy
Democratic challenger: Click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zach Wamp on Foreign Policy
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp on other issues.
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Foreign aid often more harmful than helpful . (Dec 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • International Criminal Court decisions not valid for US. (Mar 2003)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i. (Feb 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Kenneth Eaton on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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