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Jeb Bush on Welfare & Poverty
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • If you're born poor, the odds are stacked against you. (Mar 2013)
  • Proposed refusing federal money for welfare. (Dec 2009)
  • Created Governor's Faith-Based Advisory Board. (Dec 2009)
  • 1994: Get tough on recipients of public assistance. (Feb 2007)
  • More government money to religious groups. (Feb 2007)
  • Welcome community and faith based organizations as partners. (Mar 2004)
  • Replace AFDC with limited temporary assistance. (Jan 2000)
  • Limit welfare benefits; supports welfare-to-work. (Jul 1998)
  • Help welfare recipients into workforce. (Jul 1998)
  • Taking welfare should be more shameful than working. (Nov 1995)
  • 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)
Charlie Crist on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for Charlie Crist on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Scott on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Scott on other issues.
  • People don't want handouts; they want their shot at success. (Mar 2014)
  • Require drug testing for receiving welfare. (Jan 2014)
Alexander Snitker on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Lt. Governor Challenger: Click here for Alexander Snitker on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

FL 2012: 2012 Florida Senate Debates


Connie Mack IV on Welfare & Poverty
Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack IV on other issues.
  • 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)
Bill Nelson on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (FL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Nelson 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)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
Marco Rubio on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • EITC isn't enough for single workers who don't have kids. (Jan 2014)
  • Feds help deal with poverty; states can help escape it. (Jan 2014)
  • War on Poverty shows big-government approach fails. (Jan 2014)
  • Communities & churches once took care of neighbors. (Jun 2012)
  • Incentives to actually construct affordable housing. (Nov 2006)
  • Redesign child welfare to outsource foster care. (Nov 2006)
  • Institute tax-free zones in downtrodden inner-city areas. (Nov 2006)
Dave Weldon on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-15): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dave Weldon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

House:


Gus Bilirakis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gus Bilirakis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Corrine Brown on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (FL-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Corrine Brown on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Vern Buchanan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Vern Buchanan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Kathy Castor on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Castor 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. (May 2013)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Curt Clawson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Curt Clawson on other issues.
  • New record of 47M on food stamps: a failed policy. (Jun 2014)
Ander Crenshaw on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ander Crenshaw on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Ron DeSantis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ron DeSantis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
Ted Deutch on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 21): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ted Deutch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Feb 2013)
Mario Diaz-Balart on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-25): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mario Diaz-Balart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Lois Frankel on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 22): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lois Frankel on other issues.
  • Training, transport, and childcare for welfare recipients. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Joe Garcia on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Garcia on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Alan Grayson on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alan Grayson 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. (May 2013)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Alcee Hastings on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (FL-23): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Alcee Hastings on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
David Jolly on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 13): Click here for David Jolly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kendrick Meek on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (FL-17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kendrick Meek 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
John Mica on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Mica on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jeff Miller on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Miller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Patrick Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Patrick Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Rich Nugent on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rich Nugent on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Bill Posey on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Posey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
David Rivera on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 25): Click here for David Rivera on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Rooney on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Rooney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-18): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on other issues.
  • Focus on opportunity gap instead of income-inequality gap. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Dennis Ross on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dennis Ross on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Steve Southerland on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Southerland on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (FL-20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Wasserman Schultz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)
Dan Webster on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Webster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Allen West on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 22): Click here for Allen West on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frederica Wilson on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frederica Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Ted Yoho on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ted Yoho on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George LeMieux on Welfare & Poverty
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for George LeMieux on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sandy Adams on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Lost 2012 primary) (District 24): Click here for Sandy Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Connie Mack IV on Welfare & Poverty
Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack IV on other issues.
  • 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)
Trey Radel on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (resigned 2014) (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Radel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Cliff Stearns on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Cliff Stearns on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bill Young on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Young on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bill McBride on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat Challenger (2002): Click here for Bill McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Janet Reno on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Challenger (2006), and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Janet Reno on other issues.
  • Child care & health care to help transitioning welfare moms. (Jan 1986)
Michael Bilirakis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bilirakis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Charles Canady on Welfare & Poverty
Former GOP (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Canady on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Betty Castor on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betty Castor on other issues.
  • Raising minimum wage will help. (Oct 2004)
Peter Deutsch on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Senate challenger (2004); US Rep.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Deutsch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Peter Deutsch on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Deutsch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Tillie Fowler on Welfare & Poverty
Former GOP (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tillie Fowler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Porter Goss on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 14): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Porter Goss on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bob Graham on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Graham on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Katherine Harris on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger (2006); Former US Representative: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Katherine Harris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Katherine Harris on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (until 2007) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Katherine Harris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Connie Mack on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Senator (until 2000): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Bill McCollum on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican challenger (2004); former US Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bill McCollum on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2001) (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Carrie Meek on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired 2002) (District 17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Carrie Meek on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Bob Smith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (NH; retired 2002): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bob Smith on other issues.
  • Churches have the right to provide welfare services. (Mar 2010)
  • Preserve welfare as temporary safety net. (Jul 1999)
  • Welfare reform promotes families. (Jul 1999)
  • Apartment vouchers for homeless; more charity deductions. (Jul 1996)
  • Funds for hiring homeless; more enterprise zones. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Strict limits on federal "General Welfare" clause. (Jul 2010)
Karen Thurman on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Karen Thurman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Allen Boyd on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (FL-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Allen Boyd on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Dennis Bradley on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Veterans Party Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Bradley on other issues.
  • Encourage churches to provide welfare services. (Mar 2010)
  • Strict limits on federal "General Welfare" clause. (Jul 2010)
Ginny Brown-Waite on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ginny Brown-Waite on other issues.
  • 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)
Charlie Crist on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for Charlie Crist on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Davis on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Davis on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Bernard DeCastro on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Constitution Party Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bernard DeCastro on other issues.
  • Served on Governor's Statewide Faith-Based Advisory Board. (Jun 2009)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-21): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Diaz-Balart on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Tom Feeney on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-24): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Feeney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Mark Foley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 16): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Foley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Abolish federal welfare; leave it all to states. (Dec 2000)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jeff Greene on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Jeff Greene on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Johnston on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (1988-1996) (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harry Johnston on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Ric Keller on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ric Keller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Ron Klein on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron Klein on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Suzanne Kosmas on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Suzanne Kosmas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Tim Mahoney on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for Tim Mahoney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mel Martinez on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator (FL); previously Secretary of H.U.D.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mel Martinez on other issues.
  • A buck an hour is not going to bring someone out of poverty. (Oct 2004)
  • HUD worked through religious organizations. (Oct 2004)
  • Led an initiative to help minorities to buy homes. (Mar 2004)
  • More spending on homeownership & mutifamily loans. (Apr 2001)
  • Supports faith-based charities based on personal history. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Kendrick Meek on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (FL-17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kendrick Meek 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Dan Miller on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (retired) (District 13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Miller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Adam Putnam on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Adam Putnam on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Joe Scarborough on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Scarborough 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Clay Shaw on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 22): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Clay Shaw on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Alexander Snitker on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Libertarian challenger: Click here for Alexander Snitker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Weldon on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (FL-15): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dave Weldon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Robert Wexler on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (FL-19): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Robert Wexler 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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