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Neil Abercrombie on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • Keep sidewalks open & clear; homeless into housing for good. (Jul 2014)
  • 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Duke Aiona on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Duke Aiona on other issues.
  • The chronic homeless choose to not follow the rules. (Oct 2010)
David Ige on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Ige on other issues.
  • Build affordable homes and Transit Oriented Development. (Jul 2014)
  • Increasing funds to Rental Housing Trust Fund for homeless. (Jul 2014)

Senate:

HI 2014: 2014 HI Senate debate


Daniel Akaka on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (HI): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Akaka on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Colleen Hanabusa on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)
Mazie Hirono on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Daniel Inouye on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (HI): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Inouye on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO 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)
Linda Lingle on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eddie Pirkowski on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Eddie Pirkowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Schatz on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator Appointee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Schatz on other issues.
  • 100% score on the National Food Policy Scorecard. (Dec 2013)
  • Create a state earned income tax credit. (Aug 2005)

House:


Charles Djou on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor challenger (District 1): Click here for Charles Djou on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tulsi Gabbard on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Linda Lingle on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cam Cavasso on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Cam Cavasso on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Colleen Hanabusa on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Senate run 2014) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)
Mazie Hirono on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Ben Cayetano on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ben Cayetano on other issues.
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Ed Case on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic challenger (2006); U.S. Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Neil Abercrombie on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • Keep sidewalks open & clear; homeless into housing for good. (Jul 2014)
  • 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Ed Case on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Patsy Mink on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Patsy Mink on other issues.
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Cynthia Thielen on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Cynthia Thielen on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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