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Julian Castro on Government Reform
Mayor of San Antonio: Click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Annise Parker on Government Reform
Mayor of Houston: Click here for Annise Parker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Perry on Government Reform
Republican Governor (TX): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Cut Congress' pay in half & make them part-time. (Dec 2011)
  • Culture of Washington too cozy with corporate lobbyists. (Nov 2011)
  • McCain-Feingold unconstitutionally restricts of free speech. (Sep 2011)
  • Make Washington inconsequential in your lives. (Sep 2011)
  • Tort reform was powerful TX job creator; do same federally. (Sep 2011)
  • Require voters to present photo ID at polling places. (May 2011)
  • States are liberty's friend. (Nov 2010)
  • Reverse trend of federal power back to state & local level. (Nov 2010)
  • Strong union requires limited federal government. (Nov 2010)
  • Earmarks corrupt the governing process. (Nov 2010)
  • Campaign contributions are political free speech. (Nov 2010)
  • Control spending to make government less burdensome. (Jan 2009)
  • What's wrong with restricting ex-felons from voting? (Feb 2008)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
Mike Rawlings on Government Reform
Mayor of Dallas: Click here for Mike Rawlings on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

TX 2014: 2014 TX Senate debate


John Cornyn on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator (TX): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Cornyn on other issues.
  • Create anti-Tea Party PACs to counter Super PACs. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Sponsored bill allowing individual votes on each earmark. (Feb 2006)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
Ted Cruz on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Dems want to get as many Americans as possible dependent. (Oct 2012)
  • Head of the Center for Tenth Amendment Studies. (Jul 2011)
  • Require voters to show ID to avoid voter fraud. (Jul 2011)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
David Dewhurst on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kay Bailey Hutchison on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (TX): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Kay Bailey Hutchison on other issues.
  • 1993: indicted for political misuse of treasurer's office. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Paul Sadler on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sadler on other issues.
  • It's crazy to think Democrats want dependency. (Oct 2012)
  • Citizens United threatens our country's democracy. (Apr 2012)
  • Limit PAC and other contributions to legislative campaigns. (Nov 1998)

House:


Joe Linus Barton on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-6): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Joe Linus Barton on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Kevin Brady on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-8): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Brady on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Sponsored Sunset Act to close agencies every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Michael Burgess on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-26): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Michael Burgess on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Quico Canseco on Government Reform
Republican (District 23): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Quico Canseco on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
John Carter on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-31): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Carter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Joaquin Castro on Government Reform
Democrat (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joaquin Castro on other issues.
  • Limit campaign donations, plus full disclosure. (Nov 2006)
Mike Conaway on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-11): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mike Conaway on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Ethics. (Mar 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Henry Cuellar on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-28): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Henry Cuellar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Mar 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
John Culberson on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for John Culberson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Lloyd Doggett on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-25): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Lloyd Doggett on other issues.
  • Opposes congressional term limits. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Blake Farenthold on Government Reform
Republican (District 27): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Blake Farenthold on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Bill Flores on Government Reform
Republican (District 17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Flores on other issues.
  • Eliminate all earmarks and the culture of vote-buying. (Nov 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Pete Gallego on Government Reform
Democrat (District 23): Click here for Pete Gallego on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Louie Gohmert on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Louie Gohmert on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Kay Granger on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-12): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Kay Granger on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Al Green on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-9): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Al Green on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Mar 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
Gene Green on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-29): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Gene Green on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Ralph Moody Hall on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Moody Hall on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
Jeb Hensarling on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Hensarling on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
Ruben Hinojosa on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-15): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Ruben Hinojosa on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions. (Jun 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Sheila Jackson Lee on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-18): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Sheila Jackson Lee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Make Election Day a national holiday. (Aug 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Eddie Bernice Johnson on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-30): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Bernice Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
Sam Johnson on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-3): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Sam Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Scott Keller on Government Reform
Independent Challenger (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Scott Keller on other issues.
  • Round-robin voting, working up from local to national. (Apr 2013)
  • Eliminate or reduce "retirement pay" for congressmen. (Apr 2013)
  • End government secrecy; restore openness of information. (Apr 2013)
  • Grant Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2013)
  • Strongly favors stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Apr 2013)
  • Elections should be 100% free, not for the wealthy. (Aug 2011)
  • Ranked Voting and instant Run off Voting. (Aug 2011)
Kenny Marchant on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-24): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Marchant on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Michael McCaul on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-10): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Michael McCaul on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Ethics. (Mar 2011)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Randy Neugebauer on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-19): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Randy Neugebauer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Beto O`Rourke on Government Reform
Democrat (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Members of Congress use our tax dollars to get re-elected. (Nov 2012)
Pete Olson on Government Reform
Republican (District 22): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Pete Olson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Ted Poe on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ted Poe on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Silvestre Reyes on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-16): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Silvestre Reyes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions. (Jun 2001)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Pete Sessions on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-32): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Pete Sessions on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Rules Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Lamar Smith on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-21): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Smith on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Chair of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Mac Thornberry on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-13): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mac Thornberry on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Marc Veasey on Government Reform
Democrat (District 33): Click here for Marc Veasey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Filemon Vela on Government Reform
Democrat (District 34): Click here for Filemon Vela on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Weber on Government Reform
Republican (District 14): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Randy Weber on other issues.
  • No limits on campaign contributions nor campaign spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Roger Williams on Government Reform
Republican (District 25): Click here for Roger Williams on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Ames Jones on Government Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Ames Jones on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Tom Leppert on Government Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Leppert on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Jon Roland on Government Reform
Libertarian Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Roland on other issues.
  • Apply campaign finance restrictions only to incumbents. (May 2012)
  • No constitutional authority to regulate campaign finances. (May 2008)
Charles Gonzalez on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Charles Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
Ron Paul on Government Reform
Republican Representative (TX-14); previously Libertarian for President: Click here for 57 full quotes OR click here for Ron Paul on other issues.
  • If Congress doesn't earmark, the Executive Branch decides. (Feb 2012)
  • Preach the gospel of liberty. (Jan 2012)
  • All spending should be designated by earmarks. (Jan 2012)
  • Veto every single bill that violates the 10th amendment. (Sep 2011)
  • Some Executive Orders are legal; but power has been abused. (Sep 2011)
  • I believe in market regulation, but not federal regulation. (Sep 2011)
  • Everything government does is a mandate. (Sep 2011)
  • Don't use Executive Orders for controversial laws. (Sep 2011)
  • FEMA just conditioned people to build where they shouldn't. (Sep 2011)
  • Government investment in ANY business is malinvestment. (Jun 2011)
  • Enough bipartisanship; gridlock can be the friend of liberty. (Apr 2011)
  • Tax-funded elections are worse than campaign finance reform. (Apr 2011)
  • People shouldn't be able to vote to take away others' rights. (Apr 2011)
  • Government "insurance" is really just a transfer payment. (Apr 2011)
  • I vote for term limits, but they won't solve anything. (Apr 2011)
  • Lobbyists shouldn't see bills before Congressmen. (Feb 2011)
  • Paper money makes Congress believe it has no spending limit. (Sep 2010)
  • Introduced Federal Reserve Transparency Act with Sen.Sanders. (Sep 2010)
  • The “living Constitution” is the death of democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Constitution defines much smaller government. (Feb 2008)
  • Received the most campaign contributions from the military. (Feb 2008)
  • Dismantle agencies that have no Constitutional role. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports compulsory term limits, not voluntary for himself. (Dec 2007)
  • DC voting representation should be determined by Amendment. (Sep 2007)
  • No federal voter ID card; but state ID cards ok. (Sep 2007)
  • Constitution was written to restrain the federal government. (Sep 2007)
  • We are drifting rather rapidly into a totalitarian state. (Sep 2007)
  • Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God. (Sep 2007)
  • End government secrecy; restore openness of information. (Aug 2007)
  • With neocon philosophy, Cheney is more powerful than Bush. (Aug 2007)
  • Signing statements erode constitutional balance. (Jul 2007)
  • Conservatives support big government war policies. (Jun 2007)
  • Close departments of Energy, Education & Homeland Security. (May 2007)
  • Judges have become legislators by de-emphasizing juries. (Dec 1987)
  • Our government routinely lies to us. (Dec 1987)
  • Federal abuses today worse than King’s in 1776 revolution. (Dec 1987)
  • Politicians dislike gold standard--it disallows dishonesty. (Jul 1982)
  • Spending without taxation causes inflation. (Dec 1981)

    Voting+Sponsorships

  • Put 65 projects into 2006 bills, worth $4B to his district. (Dec 2007)
  • No on all earmarks, even those he proposes for his district. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce the salary of Members of Congress. (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Steve Stockman on Government Reform
Republican (District 36): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Preventing voter ID law just aids voter fraud. (Aug 2013)
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Tony Sanchez on Government Reform
Democrat 2000 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tony Sanchez on other issues.
  • Protect consumers from excessive utility bills. (May 2002)
Ken Bentsen on Government Reform
Former Dem.challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006), former U.S. Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Jack Fields on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Fields on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Martin Frost on Government Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 24): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martin Frost on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Phil Gramm on Government Reform
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gramm on other issues.
  • Gramm & wife worked to exempt Enron from federal regulations. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Gene Kelly on Government Reform
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for Gene Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Kirk on Government Reform
2002 Democratic Candidate: Click here for Ron Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nicholas Lampson on Government Reform
Democrat (Unseated 2008) (District 9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nicholas Lampson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
Mary Ruwart on Government Reform
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (TX): Click here for Mary Ruwart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Max Sandlin on Government Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Max Sandlin on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on Government Reform
Republican Former (2006-2007) (District 22): Click here for Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Turner on Government Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Turner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
Bill Archer on Government Reform
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Archer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Dick Armey on Government Reform
Republican (District 26): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Dick Armey on other issues.
  • Market is rational and government is dumb. (Aug 2010)
  • Restrain government rather than seeking perfect leaders. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Chris Bell on Government Reform
Democrat (District 25): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
Ken Bentsen on Government Reform
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Henry Bonilla on Government Reform
Republican (District 23): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Henry Bonilla on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Ronald Coleman on Government Reform
Democrat (1982-1996) (District 16): Click here for Ronald Coleman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Combest on Government Reform
Republican (District 19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Larry Combest on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Prof. Tom Davis on Government Reform
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Prof. Tom Davis on other issues.
  • Stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Aug 2008)
Tom DeLay on Government Reform
Republican (District 22): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom DeLay on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Chet Edwards on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-17): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chet Edwards on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Darrel Hunter on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Darrel Hunter on other issues.
  • Against instant run-off voting & Election Day holiday. (Nov 2004)
Scott Jameson on Government Reform
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott Jameson on other issues.
  • Loosen limits on political campaign funds. (Aug 2008)
  • Increase limits on contributions to federal campaigns. (Jun 2008)
  • Removal all limits on campaign donations. (Aug 2006)
  • Public review period for every bill to minimize pork-barrel. (Aug 2006)
  • Make campaign contribution tax-deductible so more can donate. (Jan 2006)
Rick Noriega on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Noriega on other issues.
  • Legislative escape tp Okla. protected Voting Rights Act. (Oct 2008)
Solomon Ortiz on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-27): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Solomon Ortiz on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions. (Jun 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
Barbara Radnofsky on Government Reform
Democratic challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Radnofsky on other issues.
  • Public funding for candidates complying with spending limits. (Aug 2006)
  • No-bid contracts encourage waste, fraud, corruption. (Aug 2006)
  • Support public taxpayer funding for federal campaigns. (Aug 2006)
  • Post all bills on Internet, with honest bill titles. (Apr 2006)
  • Supports earmark reform and an office of public integrity. (Apr 2006)
  • Transparency, honesty, and integrity in government. (Jan 2006)
Ciro Rodriguez on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (TX-23): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ciro Rodriguez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions. (Jun 2001)
Charles Stenholm on Government Reform
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Stenholm on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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