OnTheIssues.org
Home Issues Candidates Recent Grid Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz FAQs
 |   Abortion   Civil   Rights   Crime   Defense   Education   Gun   Control   Health   Care   Tax   Reform 
Pennsylvania
Candidates' views>>
Background
Pennsylvania Political Leaders

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or click for other books on Welfare or Labor from Amazon.com.)

Site Map
Home
(Main page)
Issues
(Presidential quotations organized by topic)
Candidates
(Presidential quotations organized by candidate)
Recent
(Most recent quotation for each candidate)
Issue Grid
(Summary by topic of each candidate's positions)
Candidate Grid
(Summary by candidate of positions on each topic)
Archives
(Debate and book excerpts)
House of Representatives
(112th Congress)
Senate
(112th Senate)
Governors
(50 incumbents)
Cabinet
(16 Secretaries)
Supreme Court
(9 Justices)
Mayors
(12 Big-City Mayors)
Presidents
(9 Past Presidents)
VoteMatch
(Presidential Selector and Political Affiliation 20-question quiz)
About Us
(About OnTheIssues.org)
Write Us
(Your feedback to us)
  
Governor and gubernatorial candidates
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.
    
     
Senators and senatorial candidates
House incumbents
Former Officeholders
 

Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Tom Corbett on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for Tom Corbett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Nutter on Welfare & Poverty
Mayor of Philadelphia: Click here for Michael Nutter on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

PA 2012: 2012 Penn. Senate Debates


Bob Casey on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Casey on other issues.
  • Allow churches to register as childcare providers. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Tom Smith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Tom Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Toomey on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)

House:


Lou Barletta on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Robert Brady on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (PA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Robert Brady 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)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Matt Cartwright on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 17): Click here for Matt Cartwright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Critz on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 12): Click here for Mark Critz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Dent on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Dent 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)
Mike Doyle on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (PA-14): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mike Doyle 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. (Apr 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Chaka Fattah on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (PA-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Chaka Fattah 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. (Apr 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Jim Gerlach on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (PA-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gerlach 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 YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Mike Kelly on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Kelly on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Tom Marino on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Marino on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Patrick Meehan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Patrick Meehan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Tim Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (PA-18): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Murphy 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 YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Scott Perry on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Perry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Joseph Pitts on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (PA-16): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Pitts 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)
Keith Rothfus on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Keith Rothfus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Allyson Schwartz on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (PA-13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Allyson Schwartz 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 NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Bill Shuster on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (PA-9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Shuster 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)
Glenn Thompson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Glenn Thompson 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ed Rendell on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic PA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Rendell on other issues.
  • Cut waste & fraud in welfare & food stamps. (Feb 2010)
Sam Rohrer on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Sam Rohrer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marc Scaringi on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Marc Scaringi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Welch on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Steve Welch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jason Altmire on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Altmire on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Fitzpatrick on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Tim Holden on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (PA-17): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Holden on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on Welfare & Poverty
Previous Democrat (until 1995) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Todd Platts on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (PA-19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Todd Platts 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 YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Tom Ridge on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Ridge on other issues.
  • Able-bodied welfare recipients must work 100 hours a month. (Jan 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Mark Schweiker on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Mark Schweiker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Clinger on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Clinger on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
John Featherman on Welfare & Poverty
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Featherman on other issues.
  • Opposes taxpayer funded faith-based initiatives. (Jan 2006)
Jon Fox on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Fox on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Greenwood on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Greenwood on other issues.
  • 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)
Joseph Hoeffel on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel 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)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Joseph Hoeffel on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel 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)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Tom Martin on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Senate Candidate (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Religious charities should handle welfare. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Oct 2000)
Joe McDade on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe McDade on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Pennacchio on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chuck Pennacchio on other issues.
  • Fight like hell for your most vulnerable constituents. (Oct 2005)
Bud Shuster on Welfare & Poverty
Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bud Shuster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Summers on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betsy Summers on other issues.
  • Abolish all federal welfare programs. (Oct 2004)
Robert Walker on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Walker on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Robert Borski on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Borski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Chris Carney on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Carney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
William Coyne on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Coyne on other issues.
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Kathy Dahlkemper on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Dahlkemper on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Phil English on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (PA-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil English on other issues.
  • 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 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)
George Gekas on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for George Gekas 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Goodling on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Melissa Hart on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Hart 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)
Paul Kanjorski on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (PA-11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kanjorski 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 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Ron Klink on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ron Klink on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Tom Martin on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Religious charities should handle welfare. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Oct 2000)
Frank Mascara on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Mascara on other issues.
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Paul McHale on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired 1998 (District 25): Click here for Paul McHale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Joseph Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Patrick Joseph Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
John Murtha on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (PA-12): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Murtha 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 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
John Peterson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (PA-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Peterson 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)
Carl Romanelli on Welfare & Poverty
Green Challenger: Click here for Carl Romanelli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Sandals on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Alan Sandals on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Santorum on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner: Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Obama waived workfare? No, he leaves it to states. (Aug 2012)
  • Promote marriage & abstinence as a way to avoid poverty. (Jan 2012)
  • Block grant Medicaid, housing, & food stamps to states. (Jan 2012)
  • Poverty is not a disability; believe in ability to work. (Jan 2012)
  • I authored the only bill to remove an entitlement. (Jan 2012)
  • No compromise on core principles; compromise on all else. (Aug 2011)
  • Send Food Stamps & means-tested entitlements to the states. (Jul 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, church attendance in Europe is above 10%. (Jul 2011)
  • Drafted & managed 1994 Contract with America Welfare Reform. (Jun 2011)
  • Support time-limits for able-bodied welfare recipients. (Apr 2006)
  • Great Society barely budged poverty but fractured families. (Apr 2006)
  • One Percent Solution: increase charitable giving to 2.5%. (Apr 2006)
  • AmeriCorps "volunteers" do build social capital. (Apr 2006)
  • Discriminatory to NOT give money to faith-based groups. (Apr 2006)
  • Promotes Individual Development Accounts set up by churches. (Apr 2006)
  • Black entrepreneurship vanished with liberal welfare policy. (Apr 2006)
  • You don't help people by making them dependent on you. (Mar 2005)
  • 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)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Joe Sestak on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Joe Sestak on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Don Sherwood on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Don Sherwood 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)
Arlen Specter on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Arlen Specter 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 YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
Pat Toomey on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Curt Weldon on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Curt Weldon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Arlen Specter-2001 on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Arlen Specter-2001 on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


Home | Issues | Candidates | Most Recent Quote | Issue Grid | Books + Debates | Senate | VoteMatch | News | About Us | Write Us

Logo
Copyright 1999-2013
by OnTheIssues.org
Reprinting by permission only.
E-mail: submit@OnTheIssues.org
Mail
Send donations or submit quotations to:
On The Issues
1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
Cambridge, MA 02140

WM_logo Written by
WebMerchants


IWP_logo Powered by
Instant Web Page

Page last updated: [Title8]

Reproduction of material from any OnTheIssues.org pages without written permission is prohibited.
Copyright © 1999-2012 OnTheIssues.org & the SpeakOut Foundation, all rights reserved.
OnTheIssues.org 1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail us at:submit at OnTheIssues.org
| Advertising information | About Us
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.
    

Page last updated: Dec 10, 2013