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Pat McCrory on Government Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
  • Appoint people who understand the private sector. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

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Richard Burr on Government Reform
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Government should regulate. with no bigger role. (Jun 2010)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Kay Hagan on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
  • Washington experience means putting special interests first. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Thom Tillis on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
  • No new restrictions on independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2010)

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for G.K. Butterfield 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 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 restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • 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. (Mar 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
John Howard Coble on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble 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 YES 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)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Renee Ellmers on Government Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Renee Ellmers 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)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Virginia Foxx on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Virginia Foxx 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)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Rules Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
George Holding on Government Reform
Republican (District 13): Click here for George Holding on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Hudson on Government Reform
Republican (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • No earmarks; they invite corruption. (Nov 2012)
  • Eliminate 527s and force full disclosure. (Oct 2012)
  • 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)
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
Walter Beaman Jones on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Larry Kissell on Government Reform
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Larry Kissell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • 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)
Patrick McHenry on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Patrick McHenry 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)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
Mike McIntyre on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre 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)
  • 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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Mark Meadows on Government Reform
Republican (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Meadows 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)
Robert Pittenger on Government Reform
Republican (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
  • No campaign donation limits nor spending limits. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
David Eugene Price on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price 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 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 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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Mel Watt on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 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 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)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Contributing to campaigns is free speech. (Jun 2008)
  • Defederalized Dulles and National Airports. (Jan 1987)
  • Dole withdraws from race; cites campaign finance. (Oct 1999)
  • Private enterprise spurs prosperity; so privatize. (Jul 1999)
  • Judicial appoinments: No legislating from the bench. (Jun 1999)
  • Clinton-Gore have set records on new regulations. (Apr 1999)
  • Federal workforce has grown except for Defense. (Apr 1999)
  • Roll back the bureaucracy: defend the 10th Amendment. (Feb 1999)
  • 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)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Mike Easley on Government Reform
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Easley on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Bev Perdue on Government Reform
North Carolina Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
  • Consolidate 14 state agencies into 8; cut $2.2B from budget. (Feb 2011)
Brad Miller on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Brad Miller 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 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 restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Sue Myrick on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick 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 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)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Heath Shuler on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Heath Shuler 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)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
James Hunt on Government Reform
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for James Hunt on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Ballance on Government Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erskine Bowles on Government Reform
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • Reduce excess paperwork, unnecessary regulations. (Jul 2004)
Eva Clayton on Government Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton on other issues.
  • 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)
John Edwards on Government Reform
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • OpEd: went kamikaze against Hillary's lobbyist funding. (Aug 2009)
  • I should not have voted for that bankruptcy law. (Jan 2008)
  • No use of signing statements as back-door vetoes. (Dec 2007)
  • Bush damages constitution by increasing power of presidency. (Dec 2007)
  • Use signing statements as in the past, unlike Bush. (Dec 2007)
  • Letís all pledge not another dime from Washington lobbyists. (Aug 2007)
  • Money from trial lawyers OK because they donít push policy. (Aug 2007)
  • Public campaign finance would reduce length of campaigns. (Aug 2007)
  • Democrats should say no to all insider lobbyist money. (Aug 2007)
  • Big change means take power from Big Oil & Big Drugs. (Jul 2007)
  • Vigorously prosecute voter suppression efforts. (Jul 2007)
  • Supports public financing of elections. (Mar 2004)
  • Day 1: Order limits on lobbyists & special interests. (Jan 2004)
  • Ban lobbyist campaign donations and disclose activities. (Jan 2004)
  • Judgeís philosophy matters-juries rely on trust. (Dec 2003)
  • Hold attorneys accountable for frivolous lawsuits. (Nov 2003)
  • Put forward an agenda that stands up for all Americans. (Jun 2003)
  • $50B aid to states to avoid municipal layoffs. (May 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)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Lauch Faircloth on Government Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lauch Faircloth on other issues.
  • 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 NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
David Funderburk on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Funderburk on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Fred Heineman on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Fred Heineman on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Jesse Helms on Government Reform
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms on other issues.
  • US decentralizes while Europe federalizes. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO 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)
Cass Ballenger on Government Reform
Republican (District 10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Richard Burr on Government Reform
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Government should regulate. with no bigger role. (Jun 2010)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Cal Cunningham on Government Reform
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Dole on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Contributing to campaigns is free speech. (Jun 2008)
  • Defederalized Dulles and National Airports. (Jan 1987)
  • Dole withdraws from race; cites campaign finance. (Oct 1999)
  • Private enterprise spurs prosperity; so privatize. (Jul 1999)
  • Judicial appoinments: No legislating from the bench. (Jun 1999)
  • Clinton-Gore have set records on new regulations. (Apr 1999)
  • Federal workforce has grown except for Defense. (Apr 1999)
  • Roll back the bureaucracy: defend the 10th Amendment. (Feb 1999)
  • 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)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Bob Etheridge on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge 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 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 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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Robin Hayes on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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)
Bill Hefner on Government Reform
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Bill Hefner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elaine Marshall on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
  • I earned my reputation as a reformer, tough on lobbyists. (Jul 2010)
Jim Neal on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Taylor on Government Reform
Republican (District 11): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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