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Lee Bright on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
  • Dredge the Port of Charleston to a 50-foot depth. (Oct 2013)
Joyce Dickerson on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joyce Dickerson on other issues.
  • Serves on COMET transit system board of directors. (Feb 2016)
  • Ensure the county has reliable public transportation. (Nov 2013)
Thomas Dixon on Technology
Democratic candidate for Senate: Click here for Thomas Dixon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lindsey Graham on Technology
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • $10 billion proposal for rural high speed internet. (Oct 2020)
  • You're isolationist if you don't monitor calls from abroad. (Dec 2015)
  • If I have to monitor a mosque, I'll monitor a mosque. (Aug 2015)
  • Designate 25 "manufacturing universities" for engineers. (Jun 2015)
  • I don't email & I've never sent an email. (Mar 2015)
  • Ban online gambling (but not casino gambling). (Mar 2014)
  • 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 NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • Secure the grid, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Jaime Harrison on Technology
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jaime Harrison on other issues.
  • Our infrastructure in this state sucks. (Oct 2020)
Brad Hutto on Technology
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Brad Hutto on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Mace on Technology
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
  • Rebuild infrastructure without burdensome regulations. (Jul 2020)
Thomas Ravenel on Technology
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Ravenel on other issues.
  • Government doesn't belong in your email inbox. (Jul 2014)
Jay Stamper on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
  • Rebuild our antiquated system of roads, bridges and ports. (Jul 2013)
Gloria Bromell Tinubu on Technology
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for Gloria Bromell Tinubu on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Wade on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Wade on other issues.
  • Infrastructure investment in the poorest areas of S.C. (Dec 2013)
  • Double the budget for basic scientific research. (Apr 2010)

House:


James Clyburn on Technology
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn 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 YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated Let NSF decide research grants, not Congress. (Feb 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Technology
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
  • Millions of jobs rebuilding our antiquated roads. (Apr 2013)
Joe Cunningham on Technology
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Cunningham on other issues.
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Jeff Duncan on Technology
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (Jan 2011)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Trey Gowdy on Technology
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Trey Gowdy 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)
Mick Mulvaney on Technology
Republican (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mick Mulvaney 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)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
Ralph Norman on Technology
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ralph Norman on other issues.
  • Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Tommy Pope on Technology
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tommy Pope on other issues.
  • Fix our dangerous and crumbling roads for the long-term. (Mar 2017)
Tom Rice on Technology
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
  • Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Mark Sanford on Technology
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1); GOP Presidential Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Highways are Congressí responsibility, but donít break bank. (Nov 2000)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
Tim Scott on Technology
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • Supports Port of Charleston's dredging as economic boost. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
William Timmons on Technology
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Timmons on other issues.
  • Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Joe Wilson on Technology
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Joe Wilson 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 NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Nikki Haley on Technology
Former UN Ambassador 2017-2018: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Invest in infrastructure, but no gas tax or any other tax. (Jan 2014)
  • Address our crumbling infrastructure. (Jan 2013)
  • More cybersecurity against international criminal hacking. (Jan 2013)
  • Deepen the port of Charleston; return to greatness. (Jan 2012)
Mick Mulvaney on Technology
Former Budget Director/Chief of Staff: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mick Mulvaney 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)
  • Award research grants based on national interest. (Feb 2016)
Jim Hodges on Technology
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding. (Sep 2001)
David Beasley on Technology
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for David Beasley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fritz Hollings on Technology
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
Bob Inglis on Technology
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Inglis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Alex Sanders on Technology
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Inez Tenenbaum on Technology
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
  • Would vote for the transportation bill for Interstate 73. (Oct 2004)
Strom Thurmond on Technology
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Strom Thurmond on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Gresham Barrett on Technology
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Gresham Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Henry Brown on Technology
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Michael Cone on Technology
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Conley on Technology
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Technology
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Voted against the transportation bill for Interstate 73. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Alvin Greene on Technology
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark McBride on Technology
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mullins McLeod on Technology
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
  • South Carolina is a state of innovation. (Mar 2010)
  • Poor roads slow industrial development and tourism. (Mar 2010)
Floyd Spence on Technology
Republican (District 2): Click here for Floyd Spence on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Spratt on Technology
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Jim DeMint on Technology
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Voted against the transportation bill for Interstate 73. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Lindsey Graham on Technology
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • $10 billion proposal for rural high speed internet. (Oct 2020)
  • You're isolationist if you don't monitor calls from abroad. (Dec 2015)
  • If I have to monitor a mosque, I'll monitor a mosque. (Aug 2015)
  • Designate 25 "manufacturing universities" for engineers. (Jun 2015)
  • I don't email & I've never sent an email. (Mar 2015)
  • Ban online gambling (but not casino gambling). (Mar 2014)
  • 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 NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • Secure the grid, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Nancy Mace on Technology
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
  • Rebuild infrastructure without burdensome regulations. (Jul 2020)
Tim Scott on Technology
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • Supports Port of Charleston's dredging as economic boost. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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