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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter

Kirsten E. Gillibrand
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Senator; Unexpired 2 Year Term


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What changes to our current immigration policy do you support?

I'm committed to fixing our broken immigration system. A comprehensive fix includes a real path to earned citizenship, smart border security, fair labor rights, passage of the DREAM Act to provide every child with a good start, and tax credits for businesses that offer ESL and citizenship programs for employees.

2. What legislation do you support to reduce CO2 emissions?

I support aggressive action to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050. Capping emissions and investing in green technologies will the stem the effects of climate change and drive private-sector investment in clean and efficient energy sources.

3. What timetable would you support for the removal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan?

I support the recent removal of combat troops from Iraq, as agreed to with the Iraqi government. I also support a timetable for drawing down troops from Afghanistan as a political tool to help encourage the Afghan government to assume more responsibility for their own security.

4. Do you support substantial additional federal funding for economic recovery?

The on1y way we are going to pay down the deficit and get our fiscal house in order is by growing our economy and making wise investments to create jobs. I want to end outsourcing of jobs and see "Made in America" again by providing tax credits for businesses that create jobs, investing in infrastructure and making a new commitment to research and development in New York.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' responses are not edited or corrected by the League.

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