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Mike Beebe on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor: Click here for Mike Beebe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Gilbert on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Frank Gilbert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Griffin on Welfare & Poverty
GOP Lt.Gov Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Mike Ross on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)

Senate:

AR 2014: 2014 Arkansas Governor's race


John Boozman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Direct poverty aid via religious & non-profit organizations. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Tom Cotton on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Mark Pryor on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (AR): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pryor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)

House:


Rick Crawford on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Crawford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Mike Ross on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Steve Womack on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Womack on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Asa Hutchinson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Mark Swaney on Welfare & Poverty
2014 Green Senate Challenger: Click here for Mark Swaney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Cotton on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Tim Griffin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Governor run 2014) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Mike Huckabee on Welfare & Poverty
Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • In AR, banned video poker & assisted suicide. (Nov 2008)
  • Shift federal social programs to church, family, & community. (Nov 2008)
  • Recognizes what your decisions do to people at the bottom. (Jan 2008)
  • First Amendment never intended to shut out voices of faith. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports Charitable Choice for funding faith-based providers. (Dec 2006)
  • Social service agencies can never replace the family. (Jun 1998)
  • Reinstitute Puritan work ethic as American foundation. (Jun 1998)
  • Welfare should be conditioned upon work. (Sep 1997)
  • Maintain TANF block grants. (Apr 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)
Dale Bumpers on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dale Bumpers on other issues.
  • 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 YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Tim Hutchinson on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Sr Senator (until 2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
David Pryor on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Pryor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Marion Berry on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (AR-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Marion Berry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
John Boozman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Direct poverty aid via religious & non-profit organizations. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Jay Dickey on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jay Dickey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Tom Formicola on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Tom Formicola on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Holt on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger for Senate (AR): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Holt on other issues.
  • Allow churches to provide welfare services. (Apr 2010)
  • Separation of church and state cannot be done. (Aug 2004)
Asa Hutchinson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Rebekah Kennedy on Welfare & Poverty
Green Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rebekah Kennedy on other issues.
  • Separate government welfare from religious charity. (May 2008)
Blanche Lambert Lincoln on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (AR): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Blanche Lambert Lincoln on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on replacing welfare entitlements with work rules. (Jul 1996)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Vic Snyder on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (AR-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Vic Snyder on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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