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Susana Martinez on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
  • Post-stimulus, balanced the budget without raising taxes. (Jan 2012)
  • Cut spending to balance state budget. (Jan 2011)

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Jeff Bingaman on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Martin Heinrich on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
John Sanchez on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Sanchez on other issues.
  • Cut spending & cap budget without raising taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Tom Udall on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • GOP economics means record gas prices & record deficit. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Heather Wilson on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Strongly in favor of a balanced-budget amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Signed the Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ben Ray Lujan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Steve Pearce on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • Hiring freeze & 7% budget cut in state agencies. (Jan 2010)
  • Balanced 5 state budgets; priority to balance federal budget. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports restricted Constitutional balanced budget amendment. (Dec 2007)
  • Save $150 billion in tax cuts for people who donít need them. (Dec 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment to address $9 trillion debt. (Dec 2007)
  • Constitutionally require balanced budget & fiscal discipline. (Sep 2007)
  • Mortgage industry needs more liquidity & more transparency. (Aug 2007)
  • Grow the trade link to Mexico and attract Hollywood business. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment. (Nov 1996)
Hector Balderas on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
  • Fiscal accountability in state and local government. (Jul 2011)
Martin Heinrich on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Gary Johnson on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Lay out a process for state bankruptcies. (Aug 2012)
  • No bank bailout; no farm subsidies; no stimulus. (May 2012)
  • Cut federal budget by 43% to bring it into balance. (Feb 2012)
  • Trillion-dollar stimulus failed; so will another $450B? (Sep 2011)
  • We could have avoided default without raising debt ceiling. (Aug 2011)
  • Ending the fed OK, but that's only part of the solution. (Aug 2011)
  • Stop incurring more debt; balanced budget by 2013. (Jul 2011)
  • Our debt is greatest threat to our national security. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposed TARP, stimulus & Fannie Mae bailout. (Jul 2011)
  • End the Fed; they've devalued the dollar by printing money. (May 2011)
  • On verge of financial collapse unless we balance budget. (May 2011)
  • Balance budget by cutting entitlements AND Defense. (Apr 2011)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Joe Carraro on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Skeen on Budget & Economy
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Skeen on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Gloria Tristani on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Benavides on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Francesca Lobato on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allen McCulloch on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Pearce on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
David Pfeffer on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Teague on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Tom Udall on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • GOP economics means record gas prices & record deficit. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Heather Wilson on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Strongly in favor of a balanced-budget amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Signed the Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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