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Cory Booker on Social Security
Mayor of Newark: Click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barbara Buono on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Barbara Buono on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Christie on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Christie on other issues.
  • Pension reform: raise retirement age, suspend COLAs. (Jan 2013)
  • We're in trouble due to overspending on entitlement programs. (Jun 2011)
  • Raise the retirement age, and limit COLA, for state workers. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

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Cory Booker on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Chiesa on Social Security
Republican Appointee: Click here for Jeff Chiesa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gwen Diakos on Social Security
Independent Challenger: Click here for Gwen Diakos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rush Holt on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Joe Kyrillos on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Kyrillos on other issues.
  • Raise retirement age & reduce increases for those under 55. (Sep 2012)
Steve Lonegan on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steve Lonegan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Menendez on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • At forefront of fighting privatizing our “sacred compact”. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes privatization and fought Bush’s privatization scheme. (Sep 2006)
  • Against privatization; but says Kean has voted for it. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Frank Pallone on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)

House:


Rob Andrews on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rodney Frelinghuysen on Social Security
Republican Representative (NJ-11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Frelinghuysen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Scott Garrett on Social Security
Republican Representative (NJ-5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Garrett on other issues.
  • Rated 20% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rush Holt on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Leonard Lance on Social Security
Republican (District 7): Click here for Leonard Lance on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank LoBiondo on Social Security
Republican Representative (NJ-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank LoBiondo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Frank Pallone on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Bill Pascrell on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
Donald Payne Jr. on Social Security
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne Jr. on other issues.
  • No privatized options for Social Security or Medicare. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Steven Rothman on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steven Rothman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Jon Runyan on Social Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Runyan on other issues.
  • No privatization; no raising retirement age. (Nov 2010)
Albio Sires on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Albio Sires on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Christopher Smith on Social Security
Republican Representative (NJ-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Richard Codey on Social Security
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • ASPIRE: America Saves for Personal Investment & Retirement. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Commit funds to secure Medicare & Soc. Sec. “absolutely”. (Sep 2000)
  • 15% government investment in equities; no privatization. (Sep 2000)
  • No privatization; government invests in market. (Feb 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Daggett on Social Security
Independent Challenger (2009): Click here for Chris Daggett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on Social Security
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2000): Click here for Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Lautenberg on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (NJ): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Frank Lautenberg on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Ian Linker on Social Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Ian Linker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donald Payne on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne on other issues.
  • Voted NO on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Donny DiFrancesco on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (2001): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donny DiFrancesco on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on retiree earnings & benefits. (Dec 2000)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Thomas Kean on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1982-1989): Click here for Thomas Kean on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGreevey on Social Security
Former Democratic Governor (2002-2004): Click here for Jim McGreevey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bret Schundler on Social Security
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for Bret Schundler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Bradley on Social Security
2000 Democratic Primary Challenger for President: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bradley on other issues.
  • Growing economy preserves trust fund best. (May 1999)
  • Budget surplus is a fiction; separate social security. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Douglas Forrester on Social Security
2002 Republican Challenger for Senate (NJ): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Douglas Forrester on other issues.
  • Guarantee S.S. payments, and stop taxing them. (Sep 2002)
  • Safeguard Social Security by giving workers some control. (Jun 2002)
Bob Torricelli on Social Security
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Torricelli on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
John Adler on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Adler on other issues.
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Oct 2008)
Rob Andrews on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Richard Codey on Social Security
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • ASPIRE: America Saves for Personal Investment & Retirement. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Commit funds to secure Medicare & Soc. Sec. “absolutely”. (Sep 2000)
  • 15% government investment in equities; no privatization. (Sep 2000)
  • No privatization; government invests in market. (Feb 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Anne Evans Estabrook on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Anne Evans Estabrook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Ferguson on Social Security
Republican Representative (NJ-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ferguson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Robert Franks on Social Security
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Franks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Thomas Kean Jr. on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Kean Jr. on other issues.
  • No privatization; but bipartisan cooperation needed. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes both privatization and raising seniors’ taxes. (Sep 2006)
  • Against privatization; but says Menendez has supported it. (Sep 2006)
  • Expand options for personal retirement planning. (May 2006)
Bill Pascrell on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
Donald Payne on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne on other issues.
  • Voted NO on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Joe Pennacchio on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for Joe Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marge Roukema on Social Security
Republican (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Marge Roukema on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Murray Sabrin on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Murray Sabrin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Saxton on Social Security
Republican Representative (NJ-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Saxton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Robert Menendez on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • At forefront of fighting privatizing our “sacred compact”. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes privatization and fought Bush’s privatization scheme. (Sep 2006)
  • Against privatization; but says Kean has voted for it. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Dick Zimmer on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Dick Zimmer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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