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Julian Castro on Budget & Economy
Mayor of San Antonio: Click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Annise Parker on Budget & Economy
Mayor of Houston: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Annise Parker on other issues.
  • Close $205M budget gap by cuts & fee increases. (Dec 2011)
Rick Perry on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor (TX): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • No debt-ceiling increase without spending cuts & caps. (Apr 2012)
  • The federal reserve is at the root of a lot of our problems. (Dec 2011)
  • Entitlement programs are $115 trillion; we must cut them. (Nov 2011)
  • I pushed TX to 2nd-lowest debt per capita in the US. (Oct 2011)
  • I've signed six balanced budgets in Texas. (Oct 2011)
  • Don't trade tax increases for spending cuts; BBA instead. (Oct 2011)
  • People are tired of spending on programs we don't want. (Sep 2011)
  • Using the Federal Reserve for political purposes is treason. (Sep 2011)
  • We cannot spend our way to prosperity. (Sep 2011)
  • Keynesian theory is now done; never again in America. (Sep 2011)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment is the only way to sleep at night. (Sep 2011)
  • Priorities: education; transportation; border; e-government. (Jan 2001)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Mike Rawlings on Budget & Economy
Mayor of Dallas: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rawlings on other issues.
  • Use recession to make city government smaller & efficient. (Jun 2011)
  • "No Mas": Eliminate red tape for developers & other waste. (Mar 2011)

Senate:

TX 2014: 2014 TX Senate debate


John Cornyn on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator (TX): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Cornyn on other issues.
  • We've had 17 federal shutdowns since 1976; Obama is AWOL. (Oct 2013)
  • Inaction on $700B bailout is unacceptable leadership. (Oct 2008)
  • Voting for $700B bailout demonstrates leadership. (Oct 2008)
  • Supports fewer lawsuits, regulations, & taxes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Ted Cruz on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Choice is more federal spending, or free markets & liberty. (Aug 2012)
  • FactCheck: Yes, gross federal debt now exceeds GDP. (Aug 2012)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
David Dewhurst on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
  • Cut $14B in state spending last year; cut 10.2% since 2003. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Kay Bailey Hutchison on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (TX): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Paul Sadler on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Paul Sadler on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Joe Linus Barton on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-6): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Joe Linus Barton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Kevin Brady on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Brady on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Michael Burgess on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-26): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Michael Burgess on other issues.
  • Highway funds to Texas. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Quico Canseco on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 23): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Quico Canseco on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Mar 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
John Carter on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-31): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Carter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Joaquin Castro on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joaquin Castro on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Mike Conaway on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-11): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mike Conaway on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
Henry Cuellar on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-28): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Henry Cuellar 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)
  • 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)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
John Culberson on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-7): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for John Culberson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & on-budget accounting. (Dec 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Lloyd Doggett on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-25): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Lloyd Doggett 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)
  • 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)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Blake Farenthold on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 27): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Blake Farenthold on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Dec 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Bill Flores on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 17): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bill Flores on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Dec 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
Pete Gallego on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Gallego on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Louie Gohmert on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Louie Gohmert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Kay Granger on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-12): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Kay Granger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Al Green on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-9): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Al Green on other issues.
  • Entrepreneurs & small businesses are the economy’s backbone. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Gene Green on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-29): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gene Green 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)
  • 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ralph Moody Hall on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-4): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Moody Hall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Jeb Hensarling on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-5): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Hensarling on other issues.
  • Spending 40% of GDP on government causes unconscionable debt. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Leader of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Ruben Hinojosa on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-15): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ruben Hinojosa 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)
  • 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 YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Sheila Jackson Lee on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-18): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Sheila Jackson Lee 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)
  • 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Eddie Bernice Johnson on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-30): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Bernice Johnson 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)
  • 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 YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
Sam Johnson on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Sam Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & on-budget accounting. (Dec 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Scott Keller on Budget & Economy
Independent Challenger (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Keller on other issues.
  • End the reign of the banker; test a moneyless model. (Apr 2013)
  • Untie hands of non-profits & alternative model businesses. (Apr 2013)
  • Return to sovereign money. (Aug 2011)
  • Federal Reserve is a foreign owned, private bank. (Aug 2011)
Kenny Marchant on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-24): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Marchant on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Michael McCaul on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-10): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Michael McCaul on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Randy Neugebauer on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-19): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Randy Neugebauer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Beto O`Rourke on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Pete Olson on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 22): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Pete Olson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • 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)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Ted Poe on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ted Poe on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Mar 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Silvestre Reyes on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-16): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Silvestre Reyes 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)
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Pete Sessions on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-32): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Pete Sessions on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • 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. (Feb 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Lamar Smith on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-21): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Mac Thornberry on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-13): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mac Thornberry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Marc Veasey on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 33): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marc Veasey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Filemon Vela on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 34): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Filemon Vela on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Randy Weber on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 14): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Randy Weber on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Roger Williams on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roger Williams on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Ames Jones on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Ames Jones on other issues.
  • 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 Leppert on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Leppert on other issues.
  • 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)
Jon Roland on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Roland on other issues.
  • Expenditures backed only by debt are unconstitutional. (Jan 2013)
  • Return to gold and silver currency standard. (Jun 2008)
Charles Gonzalez on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Charles Gonzalez 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)
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ron Paul on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (TX-14); previously Libertarian for President: Click here for 84 full quotes OR click here for Ron Paul on other issues.
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be auctioned off. (Jan 2012)
  • We're reversing 100 years of bad policy; audit the Fed. (Jan 2012)
  • Obama economic stances compared to Paul's. (Jan 2012)
  • Destroying our currency transfers wealth to the rich. (Dec 2011)
  • Let Italy fail; or we face 10-year recession. (Nov 2011)
  • Let market determine interest rate, instead of Fed price-fix. (Nov 2011)
  • Go after crony capitalism; defend real capitalism. (Nov 2011)
  • 1976: Let's put Uncle Sam on a diet; 2011: it's possible. (Oct 2011)
  • Don't bail out banks; bail out homeowners. (Oct 2011)
  • Auditing the fed revealed $5T loaned to foreign banks. (Oct 2011)
  • Housing bubble was predictable; we had too many houses. (Oct 2011)
  • We spend $1.5T on wars; start by cutting there. (Sep 2011)
  • 1980s had huge deficits, despite Reagan's message. (Sep 2011)
  • Country is bankrupt & we can't keep spending. (Aug 2011)
  • Bailout confiscates productive money for failing companies. (Nov 2009)
  • Economic crisis demonstrates that Fed must come to an end. (Sep 2009)
  • Security or growth: you can't have both. (Sep 2009)
  • Wall Street is dumping its trouble onto Main Street. (Sep 2008)
  • Mortgage & Financial Institutions Trust: more of the same. (Sep 2008)
  • There’s payback for guns and butter. (Feb 2008)
  • Great nations and empires end for financial reasons. (Feb 2008)
  • Live within our means and start paying down the deficit now. (Feb 2008)
  • Stimulus package means more printing & devaluing the dollar. (Feb 2008)
  • Economic Revitalization Plan: “Prescription for Prosperity”. (Feb 2008)
  • We’re worse off than in 2000, due to Bush & Congress. (Jan 2008)
  • The people, not government, are supposed to run the economy. (Jan 2008)
  • Economic stimulus ok, but not via spending & printing money. (Jan 2008)
  • Dollar crashing due to trillions spent on maintaining empire. (Jan 2008)
  • Waving a flag the whole time on spending. (Jan 2008)
  • Give up American empire; that reduces debt without sacrifice. (Dec 2007)
  • Restore GOP by returning to less gov’t & fiscal conservatism. (Dec 2007)
  • Weak economy is source of resentment against immigrants. (Dec 2007)
  • Can’t legislate economic fairness; so make government small. (Sep 2007)
  • Prioritize spending based on Constitution--and lower it too. (Sep 2007)
  • Government out of regulating economy & out of our bedrooms. (Jan 2007)
  • Oil prices rise in part because of the weak dollar. (Jan 2006)
  • We can’t afford a trillion-dollar war in Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • Maintaining American empire diminishes dollar. (Jun 2004)
  • We’ve come to accept debt, wealth confiscation, & big gov’t. (Dec 1987)

    Federal Reserve

  • I'm delighted that auditing the Fed has become mainstream. (Aug 2011)
  • If we want to cure the bust, don't create the boom. (Apr 2011)
  • Fed has ominous power with no oversight & no control. (Sep 2010)
  • All bets are off if a cataclysmic dollar devaluation occurs. (Feb 2008)
  • We owe foreigners $2.7 trillion and more printing won’t do. (Feb 2008)
  • Federal Reserve creates money and prints it out of thin air. (Jan 2008)
  • Lower interest rates CAUSED housing bubble & can’t solve it. (Jan 2008)
  • The longer the Fed delays recession, the worse the recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Maintain the value of the dollar, unlike Federal Reserve. (Oct 2007)
  • Monetarism is unworkable; feds cannot control money supply. (Jul 1982)
  • Friedman monetarist policy is better, but still inflationary. (Dec 1981)

    Gold & Currency

  • Paper money in unconstitutional; only gold is legal tender. (Sep 2010)
  • Reagan was very sympathetic to the gold standard. (Jan 2008)
  • We spend too much, tax too much, & print too much money. (Dec 2007)
  • Currency inflation counterfeits prosperity & destroys poor. (Oct 2007)
  • Fiat money causes economic & political imbalances. (Jun 2007)
  • Gold standard limits deficit spending. (Dec 1987)
  • Alternative to gold standard: legalize competing currencies. (Jul 1982)
  • All great inflations end with gold replacing paper money. (Jul 1982)
  • No return to gold standard; forward to modern gold standard. (Jul 1982)
  • Market values currency in terms of gold, regardless of rates. (Jul 1982)
  • Gold standard is superior to any form of paper standard. (Jul 1982)
  • Depreciating currency is greatest threat to middle class. (Dec 1981)
  • Gold standard avoids need for government promises. (Dec 1981)
  • Gold standard means minimal inflation. (Dec 1981)
  • Dollar as fiat currency only benefits politicians. (Dec 1981)

    Voting+Sponsorships

  • Wasteful government spending backed by both parties. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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 YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & on-budget accounting. (Dec 2000)
  • Maintain public information about M3 money supply. (Mar 2006)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Raise small business depreciation to $125,000. (Jul 2009)
  • Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Sep 2010)
Steve Stockman on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 36): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Tony Sanchez on Budget & Economy
Democrat 2000 Challenger: Click here for Tony Sanchez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ken Bentsen on Budget & Economy
Former Dem.challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006), former U.S. Rep.: Click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Fields on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Fields on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Martin Frost on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Frost on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Phil Gramm on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gramm on other issues.
  • Economic whiners suffer from mental depression. (May 2010)
  • Gramm-Rudman: mandate balanced budget & deficit reduction. (May 1988)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Gene Kelly on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for Gene Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Kirk on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Candidate: Click here for Ron Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nicholas Lampson on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Unseated 2008) (District 9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Nicholas Lampson on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 YES 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Mary Ruwart on Budget & Economy
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (TX): Click here for Mary Ruwart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Max Sandlin on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Max Sandlin on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (2006-2007) (District 22): Click here for Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Turner on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Turner on other issues.
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Bill Archer on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Archer on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Dick Armey on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 26): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dick Armey on other issues.
  • Scrap Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. (Aug 2010)
  • Big Business gets bailouts due to "collective action". (Aug 2010)
  • Improve economy by encouraging savings via tax code. (Aug 1995)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Chris Bell on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 25): Click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ken Bentsen on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 25): Click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Henry Bonilla on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Henry Bonilla on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Ronald Coleman on Budget & Economy
Democrat (1982-1996) (District 16): Click here for Ronald Coleman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Combest on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Combest on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Prof. Tom Davis on Budget & Economy
Green Challenger: Click here for Prof. Tom Davis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom DeLay on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 22): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom DeLay on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Chet Edwards on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-17): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Chet Edwards 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)
  • 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 YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
Darrel Hunter on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Darrel Hunter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott Jameson on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Jameson on other issues.
  • Transition to a pay-as-you-go system. (Oct 2006)
Rick Noriega on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Noriega on other issues.
  • Voting for $700B bailout demonstrates herd mentality. (Oct 2008)
Solomon Ortiz on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-27): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Solomon Ortiz on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Barbara Radnofsky on Budget & Economy
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Radnofsky on other issues.
  • Reduce deficit via pay-as-you-go. (Apr 2006)
  • Reduce the deficit & advocate fiscal responsibility. (Sep 2005)
Ciro Rodriguez on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (TX-23): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ciro Rodriguez on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
Charles Stenholm on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Stenholm on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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