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Peter Shumlin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • End childhood hunger, establish local control. (Jul 2011)

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
John MacGovern on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Welfare & Poverty
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)

House:


Peter Welch on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Welfare & Poverty
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Jack McMullen on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • Don't allow churches to provide welfare services. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations. (Aug 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Welfare & Poverty
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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