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Paul LePage on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • End welfare-on-day-one: No instant eligibility for benefits. (Feb 2011)

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Shenna Bellows on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • Priority to pensions and poverty programs, not government. (Oct 2013)
Susan Collins on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Block grants for state and local flexibility in welfare. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Scott D`Amboise on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Poverty aid thru religious or community-based organizations. (Nov 2006)
Cynthia Dill on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Increased work requirements for able-bodied recipients. (Nov 2006)
Olympia Snowe on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe 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 YES 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)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Charlie Summers on Welfare & Poverty
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Welfare recipients must work or train 40 hours a week. (Nov 2008)

House:


Michael Michaud on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Chellie Pingree on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci 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)
Matt Dunlap on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • Expand state services to include the working poor. (Nov 2002)
Angus King on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Angus King on Welfare & Poverty
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Tom Allen on Welfare & Poverty
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen 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)
Tom Allen on Welfare & Poverty
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen 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)
William Cohen on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for William Cohen 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)
Jim Longley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jean Hay Bright on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Opposes church-provided welfare services. (Dec 2005)
Eric Mehnert on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chellie Pingree on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree 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)
John Baldacci on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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