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John Kitzhaber on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Kitzhaber on other issues.
  • Beware uneven, unequal "recovery" without rural & minorities. (Jan 2013)
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)

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Jason Conger on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jason Conger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Merkley on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Merkley on other issues.
  • Supports workfare and 2-year welfare limits. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Ron Wyden on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (OR): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wyden 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 NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)

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Earl Blumenauer on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (OR-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Earl Blumenauer 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)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Suzanne Bonamici on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Suzanne Bonamici on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
Peter Defazio on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (OR-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Peter Defazio 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)
  • 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Kurt Schrader on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kurt Schrader 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)
Greg Walden on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (OR-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Greg Walden 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ted Kulongoski on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic OR Governor: Click here for Ted Kulongoski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Wu on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (OR-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David Wu 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)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Bill Bradbury on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OR): Click here for Bill Bradbury on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bruce Broussard on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican challenger (2004): Click here for Bruce Broussard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wes Cooley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wes Cooley on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Mark Hatfield on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Hatfield on other issues.
  • 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)
Al King on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Al King on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Packwood on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Packwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Dave Brownlow on Welfare & Poverty
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Brownlow on other issues.
  • Welfare services belong in churches. (Jun 2008)
John Frohnmayer on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Challenger: Click here for John Frohnmayer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Furse on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Furse on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Darlene Hooley on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (OR-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Darlene Hooley 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Jim Huffman on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Jim Huffman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Novick on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Novick on other issues.
  • Poverty Agenda: rebuild this nationís middle class. (Apr 2008)
Gordon Harold Smith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Harold Smith on other issues.
  • Block grants for state and local flexibility in welfare. (Jun 2008)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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