Statements about Voting Record
On the last night of the General Assembly, "by 11 o'clock 95 to 98 percent of the business was done. So we really didn't have that late-night session. We were just holding on one bill."
"Of the 20 bills [Rep. David] Cicilline has sponsored in his three years in office, not a single one has advanced past the embryonic committee stage."
Sheldon Whitehouse voted for a "$525-billion tax increase on the middle class."
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown shows someone can be bipartisan in Congress because he "votes about 66 percent with his own party."
"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
Rep. Peter Petrarca "voted on two pieces of legislation that helped auto body shops … and at that point I think there is a conflict of interest."
"The legislature was never given the opportunity to debate or vote on loaning $75 million to 38 Studios."
"Sheldon Whitehouse's failure of leadership, the adding of almost $8 trillion in debt in his first full term, is shameful..."
Says an amendment specifying when military members may use deadly force "does nothing to change existing rules of engagement for American service members."
"As a state representative, David Cicilline argued against Megan's Law and voted against mandatory registration of sex offenders."
Says "John Loughlin voted to let people accused of domestic violence keep their guns."
Says James Langevin voted to spend "$3 billion for a jet engine no one wants."
Says Peter Kilmartin voted "in favor of expanding the 'good behavior' statute to sex offenders."
Lincoln Chafee "voted with President George W. Bush and the conservative leadership 76% of the time."
"As Washington debates cracking down on the big Wall Street banks, I’ve passed legislation that does so."
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