Statements about Families
Says "Studies show the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old."
Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."
"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."
"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."
Says Fran DeWine’s made-from-scratch dinner rolls are a delicious favorite in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin supports a "tax increase that President Obama says" would cost middle-class families $3,000 per year.
"The tax burden on Virginia families was lower under Tim Kaine than under George Allen."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
Says President Barack Obama promised a "pathway to citizenship" to undocumented immigrants and "didn't deliver jack squat on any of it."
On support for gay marriage.
Under Republican economic policies, "the typical American family saw their incomes fall by about 6 percent."
A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule for children working on farms "would even ban youth from operating a battery-powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose."
Says "$57,000 is the mean [income] in our state" for a family.
Says his sons were "targeted" on Facebook "by out-of-state protesters."
"Richard Hayne, president and CEO of Urban Outfitters … (is) a supporter of Rick Santorum and donated over $13,000 to him."
"The poorest in this country are women."
Says a study shows that children who live with a biological parent and the parent's boyfriend or girlfriend "have a 20 times greater chance of being sexually abused."
Says "the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S. (for) women under 50 is being killed by their spouse or domestic partner."
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