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Matthew Hess on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Challenger : Click here for Matthew Hess on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Hickenlooper on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless. (Jan 2013)
Tom Tancredo on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Welfare state in 1960s caused decline in black wage rates. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)

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Randy Baumgardner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Randy Baumgardner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Bennet on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Ken Buck on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cory Gardner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Owen Hill on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Owen Hill on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Amy Stephens on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Amy Stephens on other issues.
  • Expanded Medicaid and welfare programs. (Oct 2013)
Mark Udall on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)

House:


Ken Buck on Welfare & Poverty
Republican nominee (District 4): Click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Coffman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Coffman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Diana DeGette on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (CO-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Diana DeGette on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Doug Lamborn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Doug Lamborn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Ed Perlmutter on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Perlmutter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Jared Polis on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jared Polis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)
Tom Tancredo on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Welfare state in 1960s caused decline in black wage rates. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Scott Tipton on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Tipton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Beauprez on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
William Owens on Welfare & Poverty
Republican CO Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Owens on other issues.
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Bill Ritter on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for Bill Ritter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cory Gardner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Raul Acosta on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican Write-in Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Raul Acosta on other issues.
  • Church-based welfare ok with government oversight. (Oct 2004)
Hank Brown on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Hank Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Ben Nighthorse Campbell on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nighthorse Campbell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
Pete Coors on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Pete Coors on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McInnis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott McInnis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Mike Miles on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic Senate primary challenger: Click here for Mike Miles on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Randall on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Randall on other issues.
  • 100% tax credit for contributions to private charity. (Oct 2004)
Dan Schaefer on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Schaefer on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bob Schaffer on Welfare & Poverty
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Tom Strickland on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Challenger (CO): Click here for Tom Strickland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wayne Allard on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (CO): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Allard on other issues.
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bob Beauprez on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Joel Hefley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joel Hefley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Markey on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betsy Markey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Marilyn Musgrave on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marilyn Musgrave on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Jane Norton on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger (2010); previously Lt. Gov.: Click here for Jane Norton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Andrew Romanoff on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Romanoff on other issues.
  • Use the EITC to reward work and reduce poverty. (Mar 2010)
John Salazar on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (CO-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Salazar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Ken Salazar on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (CO): Click here for Ken Salazar on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Schaffer on Welfare & Poverty
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
David Skaggs on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Skaggs on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Mark Udall on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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