Citizens for Global Solutions: 2008 Senate questionnaire
Jeanne Shaheen: Foreign assistance helps counter-drug efforts.
Energy & Oil|
Al Franken: Supports cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases.
Al Franken: US failed to lead by refusing to sign onto the Kyoto accords.
Jeanne Shaheen: US must be a leader in climate change agreements.
Jeff Merkley: Cap greenhouse gases with international collaboration.
Jim Martin: Support cap-and-trade on greenhouse gas emissions.
Mark Begich: Support US participation in binding climate agreements.
Mark Udall: Cap on greenhouse gases as part of comprehensive new treaty.
Al Franken: A great nation meets its obligations; pay up our UN dues.
Al Franken: There is a difference between leading the world & ruling it.
Al Franken: Foreign Development Assistance is right thing & smart thing.
Al Franken: Prohibit torture & interrogation banned by Geneva Convention.
Al Franken: Supports International Criminal Court.
Jeanne Shaheen: Rebuild our alliances & restore our moral authority.
Jeanne Shaheen: Reform the UN but pay US dues.
Jeff Merkley: Bush Administration has damaged America’s reputation.
Jeff Merkley: Support US payments to UN & show leadership.
Jeff Merkley: De-emphasize military; focus on international collaboration.
Jim Martin: Re-establish our credibility and stature in the world.
Jim Martin: UN plays vital role in tending to many of the world’s ills.
Jim Martin: Support US membership in International Court, with BIAs.
Jim Martin: Fund UN Peace Operations in Darfur.
Jim Martin: Allocate 1% of US budget to foreign development assistance.
Mark Begich: Rebuild US reputation by diplomatic efforts.
Mark Begich: Pay dues to UN, and cooperate with ICC.
Mark Begich: Supports adding 1% of US budget to international aid.
Mark Udall: Effective international leadership needs allies’ cooperation.
Mark Udall: Pay US dues to UN in full.
Mark Udall: US should cooperate with International Criminal Court.
Al Franken: Fund UN Peace Operations in Darfur.
Al Franken: Reduce our arsenal & abandon plans for new nuclear weapons.
Jeanne Shaheen: Oppose the Bush doctrine of preemption.
Jeanne Shaheen: Participate in ICC as observer, while safeguarding troops.
Jeanne Shaheen: Ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Jeff Merkley: Persuasive evidence & clear objectives before military force.
Jeff Merkley: End nuclear testing; end nuclear development.
Jim Martin: Real & direct threat must exist before considering war.
Jim Martin: Establish a UN Emergency Peace Service.
Jim Martin: No new nuclear weapons; no new nuclear explosions.
Jim Martin: End torture practices which oppose Geneva Convention.
Mark Begich: Consult with Congress on major military actions.
Mark Begich: Ratify Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; no new nukes.
War & Peace|
Al Franken: Keep our country safe; but Iraq was a mistake.
Jeanne Shaheen: Supports international peacekeeping mission to Darfur.
Mark Begich: Fully fund US contribution to UN operations in Darfur.
Mark Udall: Decision to authorize war must include resources to succeed.
Mark Udall: Support UN acion in Darfur; divest US from Sudan.
The above quotations are from Citizens for Global Solutions: 2008 Senate questionnaire.
Other 2008 Senate debates:
- Interviews with Senate candidates (OnTheIssues SenateMatch series)
- Senior Citizens League Guide (Senate questionnaire on retirement topics)
- Scientists and Engineers for America Guide (Senate questionnaire on science & technology topics)
- Business Industry Political Action Committee (Senate questionnaire on business topics)
- Political Courage Test (Senate questionnaire on general topics)
- Citizens for Global Solutions (Senate questionnaire on international topics)
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