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Jason Carter on Government Reform
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jason Carter on other issues.
  • Caps on gifts from lobbyists & more ethics reforms. (Mar 2014)
  • Verifiable paper trail important for credibility in voting. (Feb 2014)
Nathan Deal on Government Reform
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal on other issues.
  • Fulfill true purposes of government then get out of the way. (Jan 2013)
  • Resigned Congress after being named most corrupt politician. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)

Senate:

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Paul Broun on Government Reform
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Phil Gingrey on Government Reform
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Member of House Committee on House Administration. (Mar 2011)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored bill for constitutional authority for each new law. (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Karen Handel on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Karen Handel on other issues.
  • Defended and implemented photo ID for voting. (Jun 2013)
  • Implemented ban on Georgia legislative gifts & nepotism. (Sep 2012)
  • No "secret orders"; no nepotism; no revolving door. (Aug 2010)
Johnny Isakson on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • Fight Senate blocking of judicial nominees. (Aug 2004)
  • End frivolous lawsuits. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Jack Kingston on Government Reform
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Michelle Nunn on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Nunn on other issues.
  • Amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. (Jul 2014)
  • If Congress doesn't pass a budget they don't get paid. (Mar 2014)
  • Bar members of Congress from becoming lobbyists. (Mar 2014)
  • The biggest obstacle of all is apathy. (Nov 2006)
  • Change only becomes enduring when we ask & enlist others. (Nov 2006)
  • Drop in civic participation enfeebles our democracy. (Nov 2006)
David Perdue on Government Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Perdue on other issues.
  • Maximum three terms in the House, two terms in the Senate. (Jul 2013)

House:


John Barrow on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (GA-12): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Barrow on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Reduce the salary of Members of Congress. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Sanford Bishop on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (GA-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Sanford Bishop on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Doug Collins on Government Reform
Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Collins on other issues.
  • Increased transparency about campaign contributions. (Nov 2012)
Tom Graves on Government Reform
Republican (District 14): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Graves on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
Jody Hice on Government Reform
Republican Nominee (District 10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jody Hice on other issues.
  • Constitution has Divine and miraculous origin. (Jan 2012)
  • Character matters, especially in elected representatives. (Jan 2012)
  • Easy prey in Congress for special interest money to trade. (Jan 2012)
Hank Johnson on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Hank Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
John Lewis on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (GA-5): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for John Lewis on other issues.
  • 1977: Oversaw 250,000 volunteers at ACTION agency. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored resolution rejecting photo ID for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Barry Loudermilk on Government Reform
Republican Nominee (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Barry Loudermilk on other issues.
  • Strict adherence to the original intent of the Constitution. (Jul 2014)
  • Reduce the size and scope of the federal government. (Jul 2014)
Tom Price on Government Reform
Republican Representative (GA-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tom Price on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Jan 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Austin Scott on Government Reform
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Austin Scott on other issues.
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
David Scott on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (GA-13): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for David Scott on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
Lynn Westmoreland on Government Reform
Republican Representative (GA-8): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Westmoreland on other issues.
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Rob Woodall on Government Reform
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Woodall on other issues.
  • Member of House Rules Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Sonny Perdue on Government Reform
Republican GA Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sonny Perdue on other issues.
  • Make government more responsive, efficient, & value-driven. (Jan 2010)
  • End partisan redistricting. (Oct 2002)
Saxby Chambliss on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Ban paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Bob Barr on Government Reform
Republican Challenger (District 11): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Barr on other issues.
  • Put Constitution front & center. (Oct 2008)
  • Clinton & Reno covered up 1996 illegal campaign finance. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Paul Broun on Government Reform
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Phil Gingrey on Government Reform
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Member of House Committee on House Administration. (Mar 2011)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored bill for constitutional authority for each new law. (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Mike Keown on Government Reform
Former GOP Challenger (2010) (District 2): Click here for Mike Keown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Kingston on Government Reform
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Roy Barnes on Government Reform
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Roy Barnes on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Allen Buckley on Government Reform
Libertarian challenger (2008): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Allen Buckley on other issues.
  • Downsize government; cut salaries by 10% for bonus pool. (Aug 2004)
  • Run each agency like a business. (Jun 2004)
Max Burns on Government Reform
Republican (Until 2004) (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Max Burns on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
Max Cleland on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Max Cleland on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
Mac Collins on Government Reform
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Mac Collins on Government Reform
Former Republican (until 2005) (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Paul Coverdell on Government Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Coverdell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Newt Gingrich on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 38 full quotes OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • 1990s: Fund federal projects in vulnerable GOP districts. (Apr 2012)
  • Historically ignorant leaders make suicidally stupid policy. (Oct 2011)
  • Press corps focuses on campaign minutia & not basic ideas. (Aug 2011)
  • The era of big government is over, and I mean it. (Jul 2011)
  • Abolish all White House Czars. (Jul 2011)
  • Supported Citizens United; opposed McCain Feingold. (May 2011)
  • Constitution begins "we the people" not "we the government". (Nov 2010)
  • Passing massive debt to next generation is immoral. (May 2010)
  • Replace Washington controls with American ideals. (May 2010)
  • Democrats say they oppose earmarks, but proposed 8,000. (Feb 2009)
  • GOP wins election and then loses the government. (Feb 2008)
  • End judicial supremacy; preserve our Godly heritage. (Dec 2007)
  • Replace bureaucratic mindset with Entrepreneurial Management. (Sep 2007)
  • Insist on judges who understand our rights come from God. (Dec 2006)
  • Supreme Court has become permanent Constitutional Convention. (Dec 2006)
  • Insist on judges who understand our rights come from God. (Dec 2006)
  • Our rights come from God, not from government. (Dec 2006)
  • First 100 days: votes on 10 items of Contract with America. (Nov 2005)
  • Contract With America: deep cuts in Medicare/Medicaid/taxes. (Nov 2003)
  • Increase federal limits on individual campaign contributions. (Nov 1998)
  • Established systems are inherently hostile to change. (Jul 1998)
  • Press plays “gotcha”; limit press briefings. (Jul 1998)
  • 1995 government shutdown from GOP underestimating Clinton. (Jul 1998)
  • 1994 GOP victory destroyed bipartisanship. (Jul 1998)
  • Elected on anti-corruption platform in 1978. (Jul 1998)
  • Government should take management lesson from private sector. (Jul 1998)
  • Rethink every aspect of bureaucracy. (Jul 1998)
  • Big Government is a 20th century idea; let it die. (Jul 1996)
  • Devolve power first to states, then to cities & families. (Jul 1996)
  • Monthly "Corrections Day" to remove destructive rules. (Jul 1996)
  • 12-year term limits ok; 6-year limits empower bureaucrats. (Jul 1996)
  • Class mobility is key part of America’s genius. (Jul 1995)
  • Wrote "Contract with America" as conservative platform. (Jun 1995)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Denise Majette on Government Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
Denise Majette on Government Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
Zell Miller on Government Reform
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Zell Miller on other issues.
  • Soft money from special interests is bribery. (Oct 2003)
  • Civil service is corrupt and must be reformed. (Oct 2003)
  • Democratic Party does not represent the values of the South. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
Sam Nunn on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sam Nunn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Mary Squires on Government Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger; State Senator: Click here for Mary Squires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dale Cardwell on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Dale Cardwell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Saxby Chambliss on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Ban paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Nathan Deal on Government Reform
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal on other issues.
  • Fulfill true purposes of government then get out of the way. (Jan 2013)
  • Resigned Congress after being named most corrupt politician. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Johnny Isakson on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • Fight Senate blocking of judicial nominees. (Aug 2004)
  • End frivolous lawsuits. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Vernon Jones on Government Reform
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vernon Jones on other issues.
  • Increasing individuals donation limits for federal campaigns. (Jul 2008)
Rand Knight on Government Reform
Democrat Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rand Knight on other issues.
  • Establish an Independent Ethics Commission for politicians. (Jun 2008)
  • Re-adhere to the Geneva Convention. (Jun 2008)
Josh Lanier on Government Reform
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Josh Lanier on other issues.
  • Big money deforms our elections. (May 2008)
John Linder on Government Reform
Republican Representative (GA-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Linder on other issues.
  • Lobbyists manipulate and game the system. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Jim Marshall on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (GA-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Marshall on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Jim Martin on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Martin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cynthia McKinney on Government Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia McKinney on other issues.
  • Called for impeachment of Bush & Cheney. (Feb 2008)
  • Long been a supporter of publicly financed elections. (Feb 2008)
  • End privately-owned and party-run voting machines. (Jan 2008)
  • Do better on gov’t contracting for small & minority business. (Dec 2007)
  • Proposed proportional or instant runoff voting for Congress. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Sponsored bill for IRV voting for Electoral College. (Mar 2001)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
Charlie Norwood on Government Reform
Republican (District 10): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Norwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Mike Thurmond on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Thurmond on other issues.
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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