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Neil Abercrombie on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

Senate:

HI 2014: 2014 HI Senate debate


Daniel Akaka on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator (HI): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Akaka on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Colleen Hanabusa on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Mazie Hirono on Budget & Economy
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Daniel Inouye on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (HI): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Inouye on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Linda Lingle on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eddie Pirkowski on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Eddie Pirkowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Schatz on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator Appointee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Brian Schatz on other issues.
  • Established the Hawaii Fair Share Initiative. (Apr 2013)
  • Congress spends like drunken sailors, on the wrong things. (Sep 2006)
  • We need fiscal responsibility and social responsibility. (Jan 2006)

House:


Tulsi Gabbard on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Colleen Hanabusa on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Linda Lingle on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mazie Hirono on Budget & Economy
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ben Cayetano on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ben Cayetano on other issues.
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Ed Case on Budget & Economy
Democratic challenger (2006); U.S. Rep.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Cam Cavasso on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cam Cavasso on other issues.
  • Transition to currency backed by intrinsic value. (Jul 2010)
Neil Abercrombie on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ed Case on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Case on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Charles Djou on Budget & Economy
Republican (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Djou on other issues.
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
Patsy Mink on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Patsy Mink on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cynthia Thielen on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for Cynthia Thielen on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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