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Mike Pence on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IN-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)

Senate:

IN 2012: 2012 Indiana Senate Debates


Daniel Coats on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator (IN): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Coats 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)
Joe Donnelly on Welfare & Poverty
Senate Challenger; Democratic Represenative (IN-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Donnelly on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Richard Lugar on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (IN): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Richard Lugar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Richard Mourdock on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Mourdock on other issues.
  • Churches provide more effective services than the feds. (Sep 2011)

House:


Larry Bucshon on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Bucshon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Andre Carson on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Andre Carson 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)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (May 2013)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Luke Messer on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Luke Messer on other issues.
  • Co-founded Childshare, a faith-based not-for-profit. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Todd Rokita on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Todd Rokita on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Marlin Stutzman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marlin Stutzman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Strict limits on federal "General Welfare" clause. (Jul 2010)
Peter Visclosky on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IN-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Peter Visclosky 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Jackie Walorski on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jackie Walorski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Todd Young on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Todd Young on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mitch Daniels on Welfare & Poverty
Republican IN Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mitch Daniels on other issues.
  • Reform the Safety Net; we're not "entitled" to anything. (Sep 2011)
  • Replace welfare programs with negative income tax. (Sep 2011)
Susan Brooks on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Brooks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Dan Burton on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IN-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dan Burton on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Joe Donnelly on Welfare & Poverty
Senate Challenger; Democratic Represenative (IN-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Donnelly on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Mike Pence on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IN-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
Joseph Kernan on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Joseph Kernan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank O'Bannon on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2003): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Frank O'Bannon on other issues.
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • 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)
Julia Carson on Welfare & Poverty
Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) (District 10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Julia Carson 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)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Lee Hamilton on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 9): Click here for Lee Hamilton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Baron Hill on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Baron Hill on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
John Hostettler on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Hostettler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
John Myers on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Myers on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Marvin Scott on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marvin Scott on other issues.
  • Support faith-based organizations. (Jul 2004)
Evan Bayh on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (IN): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Evan Bayh on other issues.
  • Supports welfare-to-work & block grants. (Jan 1998)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Richard Behney on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Behney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Buyer on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IN-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Buyer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
Chris Chocola on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Chocola 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)
Brad Ellsworth on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Ellsworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Brad Ellsworth on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Ellsworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
John Hostettler on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Hostettler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Andrew Jacobs on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired 1996) (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Jacobs on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Brian Kerns on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Kerns on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
David McIntosh on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McIntosh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Steve Osborn on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Osborn on other issues.
  • Welfare via religious and non-profit groups. (Aug 2006)
Ed Pease on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Pease on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Tim Roemer on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Roemer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Mike Sodrel on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Sodrel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Mark Souder on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IN-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Souder on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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