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Peter Shumlin on Foreign Policy
Democratic Governor: Click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Foreign Policy
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Monitor human rights in Uganda-Sudan crisis. (Aug 2004)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated +3 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Nov 2012)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
John MacGovern on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Foreign Policy
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • 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 NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)

House:


Peter Welch on Foreign Policy
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Foreign Policy
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Foreign Policy
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Foreign Policy
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
Jack McMullen on Foreign Policy
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Foreign Policy
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Foreign Policy
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Foreign Policy
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Parke on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger: Click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Tarrant on Foreign Policy
Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Foreign Policy
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • 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 NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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