Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 6, 2012 North Carolina General Election

Candidates for US Congress District 6, North Carolina

Howard Coble - R
www.cobleforcongress.com/www.cobleforcongress.com/
(336) 333-5005
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Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest - D
www.foriestforcongress.comwww.foriestforcongress.com
(336) 226-8059
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Howard Coble

Howard Coble was lected to US House of Representatives in 1984. He serves on the following committees:

Member of the Committee on Judiciary

(Chairman of Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security)

Member of Committee on Transportation and

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

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Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Howard Coble

Coble was born in Greensboro, NC, March 18, 1931. He is single.

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

Wife: Clara

2 Children: Bryant, Pamela.

Tony Foriest is a long time resident of Graham, NC.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Howard Coble

1961-67 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Claims Department

1967-69 Assistant County Attorney, Guilford County, NC

1969-73 Assistant US Attorney, Middle District of North Carolina

1973-77 Secretary, NC Department of Revenue

1979-83 Practiced law with Turner, Enochs & Sparrow, Greensboro, NC

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

Tony spent 24 successful years with the Xerox Corporation in numerous capacities. Some of his roles with Xerox included Internal Control Manager, Senior Account Manager and Supply Business Specialist.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Howard Coble

Professional Organizations

Greensboro Bar Association

NC Bar Association

NC State Bar

Guilford College Board of Visitors

US Coast Guard Academy Board of Visitors

Clubs & Organizations

American Legion

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

Lions

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

His current community projects include serving an advisory member of the Elon Board of Visitors and American National Bank. Tony previously demonstrated his leadership abilities as a board member of several other organizations that include the Alamance

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Howard Coble

-1969, 1979-84 Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives

-Nov. 6, 1984 Elected to US House of Representatives

-Member of the Committee on Judiciary -Chairman of Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security

-Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

2004

He decided to challenge incumbent Republican State Senator Hugh Webster and lost 58%-42%.

2006

He filed for rematch against Webster and defeated him 51%-49%, a difference of just 460 votes.

2008

He won re-election to a second term defeating Republican

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Howard Coble

Alamance Presbyterian Church

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

Board of Deacons at First Baptist Church.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Howard Coble

Congressmab Coble held these positions:

Commanding Officer, US Coast Guard Reserve Unit, Wilmington, NC.

Secretary, NC Department of Revenue

In Congress, he is Member of the Committee on Judiciary and Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

He

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

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Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Howard Coble

1949 Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

1958 BA, History, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

1962 JD, University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

MBA, Elon University

BA, Economics, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Howard Coble

US Coast Guard: served 5 years active duty

US Coast Guard Reserve: served 18 years

Last Reserve assignment: Commanding Officer, US Coast Guard Reserve Unit, Wilmington, NC

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

Foriest served in the United States Army.

Immigration
Immigration, a General Statement
Howard Coble

As you know, the migrant population is drawn to the U.S. by the prospects of employment. Some are under visa programs that ensure an adequate supply of laborers to industries such as agriculture, furniture and textile manufacturing and the restaurant

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
Howard Coble

Congress has begun action to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. The immigration provisions in the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act (H.R.10) would authorize 10,000 additional border patrol agents over the next five years. In addition,

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

National Security & Terrorism
Homeland Security, a General Statement
Howard Coble

PATRIOT ACT

My office has heard from constituents voicing various concerns with this new law. Some have expressed worry that the PATRIOT Act allows law enforcement unregulated access to an individual's library and bookstore records As you may know, I

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Making Our Homeland More Secure
Howard Coble

PATRIOT ACT

My office has heard from constituents voicing various concerns with this new law. Some have expressed worry that the PATRIOT Act allows law enforcement unregulated access to an individual's library and bookstore records As you may know, I

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Howard Coble

9/11 REPORT

Congress has begun action to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. The immigration provisions in the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act (H.R.10) would authorize 10,000 additional border patrol agents over the next five

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Gay & Lesbian
Gay Rights, a General Statement
Howard Coble

As you may know, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages and allows other states to refuse to recognize such marriages. This law, however, is being

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Gay Marriage
Howard Coble

In response to the actions of the Massachusetts courts and subsequent lawsuits in other states, legislation has been considered this Congress to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman and preserve the rights of states to implement and

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Howard Coble

H.J.Res. 106, the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA), would amend the Constitution to state that marriage is between a man and a woman and benefits traditionally associated with marriage should be determined at the state level. H.R. 3313, the Marriage Protection

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Domestic Partnerships
Howard Coble

I believe the authority of the states to determine, implement and protect their own marriage laws should be preserved. I also do not believe that defining traditional marriages as being a union between one man and one woman does anything to discriminate

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Civil Unions
Howard Coble

I believe the authority of the states to determine, implement and protect their own marriage laws should be preserved. I also do not believe that defining traditional marriages as being a union between one man and one woman does anything to discriminate

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Jobs
Jobs, a General Statement
Howard Coble

TAXES

After almost 20 years in Congress, I still believe that smaller government and lower taxes are the most effective economic policies. Working Americans now pay more in taxes than at any other time in history. If you add up the costs of federal,

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Taxes
Taxes, a General Statement
Howard Coble

After almost 20 years in Congress, I still believe that smaller government and lower taxes are the most effective economic policies. Working Americans now pay more in taxes than at any other time in history. If you add up the costs of federal, state and

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Tax Reform
Howard Coble

During the 108th Congress, I have supported each of the Administration tax initiatives which benefit families in the 6th District, including increasing the child tax credit, providing marriage penalty relief, and expansion of the 10 percent bracket. In addition, I support repeal of the estate tax.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Howard Coble

During the 108th Congress, I have supported each of the Administration tax initiatives which benefit families in the 6th District, including increasing the child tax credit, providing marriage penalty relief, and expansion of the 10 percent bracket. In addition, I support repeal of the estate tax.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Marriage Penalty
Howard Coble

During the 108th Congress, I have supported each of the Administration tax initiatives which benefit families in the 6th District, including increasing the child tax credit, providing marriage penalty relief, and expansion of the 10 percent bracket. In addition, I support repeal of the estate tax.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Education
Education, a General Statement
Howard Coble

I supported passage of the No Child Left Behind, the Bush administration's education initiative. This landmark legislation holds schools accountable for results, identifies schools which are underperforming, provides additional resources to meet student

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Howard Coble

I supported passage of the No Child Left Behind, the Bush administration's education initiative. This landmark legislation holds schools accountable for results, identifies schools which are underperforming, provides additional resources to meet student

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Improving Education
Howard Coble

I supported passage of the No Child Left Behind, the Bush administration's education initiative. This landmark legislation holds schools accountable for results, identifies schools which are underperforming, provides additional resources to meet student

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Federal Funding of Private Schools
Howard Coble

I supported passage of the No Child Left Behind, the Bush administration's education initiative. This landmark legislation holds schools accountable for results, identifies schools which are underperforming, provides additional resources to meet student

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Howard Coble

I supported passage of the No Child Left Behind, the Bush administration's education initiative. This landmark legislation holds schools accountable for results, identifies schools which are underperforming, provides additional resources to meet student

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Special Education
Howard Coble

I support reauthorization of the Individual with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), which provides funding for education of students who are disabled. This reauthorization will align IDEA with No Child Left Behind standards and augment funding for these vital services.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Environment
Environment, a General Statement
Howard Coble

ANWR

One of the smallest, yet most controversial pieces of H.R. 6 is a provision that would open a small, barren fraction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to environmentally regulated exploration and production. As I stated earlier, domestic

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Howard Coble

One of the smallest, yet most controversial pieces of H.R. 6 is a provision that would open a small, barren fraction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to environmentally regulated exploration and production. As I stated earlier, domestic production

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Guns
Guns, a General Statement
Howard Coble

As you may know, I strongly support the right to keep and bear arms. Gun control issues usually elicit emotional responses from the public, and those who advocate greater regulation of firearm purchases are well-intentioned; after all, everyone wants

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Howard Coble

I strongly support the right to keep and bear arms.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Gun Control Legislation
Howard Coble

I really believe added regulation, including the Brady bill and those restrictions set forth in last term's crime bill (there is a ban on various semi-automatic weapons), will do little, if anything, to curb violent crime in our country. Criminals will

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
Howard Coble

I really believe added regulation, including the Brady bill and those restrictions set forth in last term's crime bill (there is a ban on various semi-automatic weapons), will do little, if anything, to curb violent crime in our country.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Trade
Trade, a General Statement
Howard Coble

TOBACCO

The United States and the European Union (EU) had a long-standing dispute regarding foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) benefits which were created to provide tax relief for U.S. exports. The EU claimed these provisions

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Protective Tariffs
Howard Coble

The United States and the European Union (EU) had a long-standing dispute regarding foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) benefits which were created to provide tax relief for U.S. exports. The EU claimed these provisions violated

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement
Howard Coble

The 108th Congress has made progress in the struggle to make health insurance more affordable and accessible to America's families. Following enactment of the Medicare bill, employees with high deductible health insurance plans may now set money aside

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Medicare
Howard Coble

I supported passage of H.R. 1, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, which is already making a difference in the prescription drug out-of-pocket expenses paid by seniors and disabled individuals.

In our congressional district alone, 38,000 disabled

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Howard Coble

Furthermore, on May 12, 2004, the House passed, with my support, H.R. 4279, a bill that would allow individuals to roll $500 of unspent Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) funds into the following year's FSA or into a Health Savings Account (HSA). If

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Howard Coble

Twice this Congress, I have supported legislation (H.R. 660 and H.R. 4281) to make health insurance more affordable for small businesses and its employees by permitting the creation of association health plans. AHPs would enable small businesses to band

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Abortion, Stem Cell & Cloning
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Howard Coble

I oppose abortion on demand, and I have consistently voted to eliminate any federal funding for abortion in legislation such as the District of Columbia and Department of Defense appropriation bills and in affirming the "Mexico City Policy" concerning

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Abortion, a General Statement
Howard Coble

I oppose abortion on demand, and I have consistently voted to eliminate any federal funding for abortion in legislation such as the District of Columbia and Department of Defense appropriation bills and in affirming the "Mexico City Policy" concerning

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Partial-birth Abortions
Howard Coble

I support the ban on the partial-birth abortion.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Child Custody Protection Act
Howard Coble

I support the Child Custody Protection Act and other pro-life legislation.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Courts, Laws & Justice
Death Penalty
Howard Coble

I am saddened and very disturbed by the violent and heinous harm individuals are capable of inflicting on one another, especially when the victims of such acts are innocent, helpless people. That being said, I also believe, however, that individuals convicted

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Government
Government Reform
Howard Coble

CONGRESSIONAL FINANCE REFORM

If you are familiar with my record, you will know that I have historically opposed pay increases and excessive benefits for Members of Congress. I fight hard to ensure your tax dollars are spent wisely. As a fiscal conservative,

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care, a General Statement
Howard Coble

The 108th Congress has made progress in the struggle to make health insurance more affordable and accessible to America's families. Following enactment of the Medicare bill, employees with high deductible health insurance plans may now set money aside

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Improving Health & Medical Care
Howard Coble

The 108th Congress has made progress in the struggle to make health insurance more affordable and accessible to America's families. Following enactment of the Medicare bill, employees with high deductible health insurance plans may now set money aside

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Reducing Health Care Costs
Howard Coble

Twice this Congress, I have supported legislation (H.R. 660 and H.R. 4281) to make health insurance more affordable for small businesses and its employees by permitting the creation of association health plans. AHPs would enable small businesses to band

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Health Opportunity Accounts
Howard Coble

Furthermore, on May 12, 2004, the House passed, with my support, H.R. 4279, a bill that would allow individuals to roll $500 of unspent Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) funds into the following year's FSA or into a Health Savings Account (HSA). If

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Business
Business Tax Incentives
Howard Coble

It is my opinion that stimulating the economy through tax relief restores consumer confidence, spurs capital investment, and creates new jobs which are critical components of economic growth.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy, a General Statement
Howard Coble

There are a number of factors contributing to the instability of gas prices. First, demand for oil in the U.S. is outstripping supply. Large corporations, small businesses and independent consumers alike are using more oil-produced energy. U.S. crude

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Gas Prices
Howard Coble

There are a number of factors contributing to the instability of gas prices. First, demand for oil in the U.S. is outstripping supply. Large corporations, small businesses and independent consumers alike are using more oil-produced energy. U.S. crude

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Howard Coble

I believe that a hybrid of proposals must be wedded in order to reach a sound energy policy that balances growing energy demand with environmental concerns and preservation. With my support, the House passed a comprehensive energy package (H.R. 6, the

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Values, Religion & Family
Religion, a General Statement
Howard Coble

I strongly believe that the Founding Fathers did a remarkable job safeguarding our liberties through the Constitution of the United States, and I would do nothing to weaken the Bill of Rights. As you know, the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Civil Rights
Civil Rights, a General Statement
Howard Coble

DEATH PENALTY

I am saddened and very disturbed by the violent and heinous harm individuals are capable of inflicting on one another, especially when the victims of such acts are innocent, helpless people. That being said, I also believe, however, that

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

USA Patriot Act
Howard Coble

My office has heard from constituents voicing various concerns with this new law. Some have expressed worry that the PATRIOT Act allows law enforcement unregulated access to an individual's library and bookstore records As you may know, I supported the

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Homes
Housing, a General Statement
Howard Coble

During debate on the bill, an amendment was adopted by voice vote that would earmark royalties collected from companies drilling in ANWR to subsidize the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). I supported this amendment.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Howard Coble

I supported passage of H.R. 1, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, which is already making a difference in the prescription drug out-of-pocket expenses paid by seniors and disabled individuals.

In our congressional district alone, 38,000 disabled

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Howard Coble

I supported passage of H.R. 1, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, which is already making a difference in the prescription drug out-of-pocket expenses paid by seniors and disabled individuals.

In our congressional district alone, 38,000 disabled

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Social Security & Pensions
Social Security, a General Statement
Howard Coble

The debate about saving the Social Security program for future generations has begun. Since its creation in 1935, Social Security has been a compact between generations and that promise will be kept. Anyone 55 years old or older will not be impacted by

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Long Term Viability of Social Security
Howard Coble

Early in his first term, President Bush created a panel to evaluate and recommend solutions to reform Social Security. This panel was headed by the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), an expert in Social Security policy. The panel concluded that

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Howard Coble

Early in his first term, President Bush created a panel to evaluate and recommend solutions to reform Social Security. This panel was headed by the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), an expert in Social Security policy. The panel concluded that

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Food & Agriculture
Agriculture, a General Statement
Howard Coble

The United States and the European Union (EU) had a long-standing dispute regarding foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) benefits which were created to provide tax relief for U.S. exports. The EU claimed these provisions violated

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Farm Subsidies
Howard Coble

The United States and the European Union (EU) had a long-standing dispute regarding foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) benefits which were created to provide tax relief for U.S. exports. The EU claimed these provisions violated

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Smoking and Tobacco Buyout
Howard Coble

As you may know, in 1939 the government created a supply control and price support system for tobacco called the quota system. The value of the quota increased over time, but has declined by more than 50 percent since 1997. Primarily, this decline is

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Anthony Emanuel "Tony" Foriest

No response

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