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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
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Charles E. Schumer
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Senator; 6 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 support further securing our borders; prohibiting hiring of undocumented immigrants by requiring job applicants to present a secure Social Security card; creating jobs by attracting the world's best and brightest to America, and keeping them here; requiring undocumented immigrants to register with the government, pay taxes, and earn legal status or face deportation.

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

I support the Clean American Jobs and American Power Act, a bill that will reduce carbon pollution by 17 percent in 2020 and by over 80 percent in 2050.  I will continue to work towards passage of this critical piece of legislation.

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

I was one of 18 Senators to vote to direct the President to establish a timetable for the redeployment of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.  Additionally, I supported the Administration's decision to end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq on August 31, and the accompanying reduction in the U.S. troop levels to 50,000; I look forward to a full withdraw by next year.

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

I believe that the quickest way to get our nation back on the path to prosperity is to make significant investments in our nation's education and infrastructure.  We must help the middle class stretch their paychecks and foster the dynamic economic environment that will put Americans back to work. America is losing out on both fronts to other countries like China and India, and it is hurting opportunities to grow personal wealth, help small business prosper, expand the middle class and create jobs in our nation. A good example of this is my college tuition tax cut, which provides a $2,500 tax cut to middle class families with a child in college.

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