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Mary Fallin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mary Fallin on other issues.
  • Partner with faith institutions to help those in need. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)

Senate:

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Tom Coburn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OK-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Coburn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
James Inhofe on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (OK): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for James Inhofe on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
Matt Silverstein on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Matt Silverstein on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Jim Bridenstine on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Bridenstine on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Tom Cole on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (OK-4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cole on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • 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)
James Lankford on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Lankford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Frank Dean Lucas on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (OK-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Dean Lucas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • 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 YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Markwayne Mullin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Markwayne Mullin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports workfare. (Oct 2012)
John Sullivan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (OK-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Sullivan 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Brad Henry on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic OK Governor: Click here for Brad Henry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Boren on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (OK-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Boren on other issues.
  • 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)
Frank Keating on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank Keating on other issues.
  • Able-bodied people must stand on their own two feet. (Feb 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)
Steve Largent on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Largent on other issues.
  • 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)
Brad Carson on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Carson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Don Nickles on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Don Nickles 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)
David Walters on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OK): Click here for David Walters on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brad Carson on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Retired) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Carson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Tom Coburn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OK-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Coburn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Mary Fallin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mary Fallin on other issues.
  • Partner with faith institutions to help those in need. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Ernest Istook on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ernest Istook 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)
  • 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)
Steve Largent on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Largent on other issues.
  • 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)
Mark Myles on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Mark Myles on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Andrew Rice on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Rice on other issues.
  • Our churches have engaged society to try to improve society. (Jul 2008)
Wes Watkins on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Wes Watkins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
J.C. Watts on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for J.C. Watts on other issues.
  • 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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