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Jason Carter on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Jason Carter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nathan Deal on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal 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)

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Paul Broun on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun 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)
Phil Gingrey on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey 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)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
Karen Handel on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Karen Handel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Johnny Isakson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
Jack Kingston on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Michelle Nunn on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Nunn on other issues.
  • Hands On Network: help people begin their service journey. (Nov 2006)
  • When you serve others, you get more than you give. (Nov 2006)
David Perdue on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for David Perdue on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


John Barrow on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (GA-12): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Barrow 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 YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Sanford Bishop on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (GA-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Sanford Bishop 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Doug Collins on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Collins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Tom Graves on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Graves on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Jody Hice on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Nominee (District 10): Click here for Jody Hice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Hank Johnson on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Hank Johnson 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 funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
John Lewis on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (GA-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Lewis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • 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)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • 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)
Barry Loudermilk on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Nominee (District 11): Click here for Barry Loudermilk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Price on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (GA-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Price 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)
Austin Scott on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Austin Scott on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
David Scott on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (GA-13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Scott 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
Lynn Westmoreland on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (GA-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Westmoreland on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Rob Woodall on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rob Woodall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Sonny Perdue on Welfare & Poverty
Republican GA Governor: Click here for Sonny Perdue on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Saxby Chambliss on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bob Barr on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Barr 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)
Paul Broun on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun 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)
Phil Gingrey on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey 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)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
Mike Keown on Welfare & Poverty
Former GOP Challenger (2010) (District 2): Click here for Mike Keown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Kingston on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Roy Barnes on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Roy Barnes on other issues.
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • 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)
Allen Buckley on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian challenger (2008): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Allen Buckley on other issues.
  • No church-state connection, including welfare. (Jun 2004)
  • Remove all poor people from income taxation. (Jun 2004)
Max Burns on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Max Burns on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Max Cleland on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Max Cleland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mac Collins on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins 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 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)
Mac Collins on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican (until 2005) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins 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 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)
Paul Coverdell on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Coverdell 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)
Newt Gingrich on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • Obama is the Food Stamp President; teach poor to get jobs. (Jan 2012)
  • Fight crisis of secularism with church-based charity. (Dec 2011)
  • FactCheck: Poverty rate has fallen under War on Poverty. (Jul 2011)
  • When free welfare is provided, people choose not to work. (Jun 2011)
  • 1996: One out of 184 programs block-granted back to states. (Jun 2011)
  • $1,000 tax credit for low-income first-time homebuyers. (May 2011)
  • Ten Lessons from Successfully Transforming Welfare. (Dec 2007)
  • Echoed Bush's "Thousand Points of Light". (Apr 2004)
  • Boys Town-style orphanages better than kids on welfare. (Nov 2003)
  • Reach majority by better ideas, not by handing out goodies. (Jul 1998)
  • Replace "welfare state" with "opportunity society". (Jul 1996)
  • Enterprise zones let poor create their own jobs. (Jul 1996)
  • Eight steps to improve opportunity for poor. (Jul 1995)
  • Welfare state has distorted beyond its original intent. (Jun 1995)
  • Error at core of welfare state is its dehumanization. (Jun 1995)
  • Welfare vouchers allow choice & reduce bureaucracy. (Jun 1995)
  • Food stamps crowd out space shuttles. (Jun 1995)
  • Replace welfare state with opportunity society. (Jan 1995)
  • End entitlements; require work. (Dec 1994)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Denise Majette on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Poverty aid thru religious and community groups. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Denise Majette on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Poverty aid thru religious and community groups. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Zell Miller on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Zell Miller on other issues.
  • Supports “charitable choice” via faith-based organizations. (Oct 2000)
  • Supports welfare reform and welfare to work. (Jan 1998)
  • Welfare has become a snare, not a safety net. (Apr 1997)
  • End welfare entitlement; make it work-based. (Apr 1997)
Sam Nunn on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sam Nunn 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 welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Mary Squires on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger; State Senator: Click here for Mary Squires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dale Cardwell on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Dale Cardwell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Saxby Chambliss on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Nathan Deal on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal 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)
Johnny Isakson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
Vernon Jones on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vernon Jones on other issues.
  • Supports federal block grants and local welfare control. (Jul 2008)
Rand Knight on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat Challenger: Click here for Rand Knight on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Josh Lanier on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Josh Lanier on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Linder on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (GA-7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Linder on other issues.
  • Over 25% of cost of EITC is fraud. (May 2006)
  • Americans don't give to charity for tax deductions. (May 2006)
  • 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)
Jim Marshall on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (GA-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Marshall 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)
Jim Martin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Martin on other issues.
  • Supports workfare, but expand TANF for state services. (Nov 2000)
Cynthia McKinney on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia McKinney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Charlie Norwood on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Norwood 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)
Mike Thurmond on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Thurmond on other issues.
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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