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Don Blankenship on Technology
WV Senate contender and Constitution Party presidential nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Blankenship on other issues.
  • Reject PATRIOT Act and all such laws. (May 2020)
John Buckley on Technology
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for John Buckley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Shelley Moore Capito on Technology
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
  • Secure the grid, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Carte Goodwin on Technology
Democratic Appointee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
  • Specializes in copyright and intellectual property. (Jul 2010)
Evan Jenkins on Technology
Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Evan Jenkins on other issues.
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
Zane Lawhorn on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Manchin III on Technology
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Supports infrastructure investment. (Oct 2018)
  • Overturn FCC repeal of net neutrality. (Oct 2018)
  • States depend on federal government for key infrastructure. (Oct 2010)
  • 80% of WV households now have broadband. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Pat McGeehan on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Morrisey on Technology
Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Morrisey on other issues.
  • Supports infrastructure investment. (Oct 2018)
  • Improving infrastructure a must. (Oct 2017)
  • CC:Secure the grid against terrorism. (Jul 2018)
Richard Ojeda on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Richard Ojeda on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Raese on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Raese on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paula Jean Swearengin on Technology
Democratic candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paula Jean Swearengin on other issues.
  • Federal government must help states expand broadband. (Apr 2020)
  • Invest $4.6 trillion in infrastructure. (Jul 2017)
Natalie Tennant on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Expand R&D, broadband, tourism, & energy sectors. (May 2011)
  • Find funding to keep our infrastructure strong. (Apr 2011)

House:


Evan Jenkins on Technology
Republican House Member (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Evan Jenkins on other issues.
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
David McKinley on Technology
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Carol Miller on Technology
Republican (District 3): Click here for Carol Miller on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alex Mooney on Technology
Republican House Member (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alex Mooney on other issues.
  • End federal obsession with big city public transportation. (Nov 2014)
  • End overreach of NSA's surveillance program. (Nov 2014)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Nick Rahall on Technology
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Leader of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Cole on Technology
Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cole on other issues.
  • Recommends action--not more studies--on transportation. (May 2016)
  • Federal investment in West Virginia roads & infrastructure. (Oct 2015)
Jeff Kessler on Technology
Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Kessler on other issues.
  • $1B for crumbling roads and bridges. (Jun 2015)
Joe Manchin III on Technology
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Supports infrastructure investment. (Oct 2018)
  • Overturn FCC repeal of net neutrality. (Oct 2018)
  • States depend on federal government for key infrastructure. (Oct 2010)
  • 80% of WV households now have broadband. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Technology
Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • Foster public private partnerships to develop our roads. (Feb 2013)
  • Government website has dramatic impact on public policy. (Nov 2010)
Shelley Moore Capito on Technology
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
  • Secure the grid, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Cecil Underwood on Technology
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Technology
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Make e-government service available 24/7. (Feb 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding. (Sep 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Technology
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Technology
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Wolfe on Technology
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Byrd on Technology
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
John Rockefeller on Technology
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • Provide grants for internet connections at public schools. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
  • Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits. (Oct 1998)
Bob Wise on Technology
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Make e-government service available 24/7. (Feb 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding. (Sep 2001)
Alan Mollohan on Technology
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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