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Terry Branstad on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

IA 2013: 2014 Iowa Senate Debates


Bruce Braley on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Sam Clovis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • Don't trading spending cuts for entitlement reform. (Oct 2013)
Joni Ernst on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chuck Grassley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
Matthew Whitaker on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
  • Too many people on food stamps breeds culture of dependency. (Sep 2013)

House:


Leonard Boswell on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Bruce Braley on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Steve King on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve King 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)
Tom Latham on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham 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)
David Loebsack on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Chet Culver on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
  • Increased the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
Tom Vilsack on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • Provide heating and energy assistance for poor families. (Jan 2004)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • 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)
Tom Harkin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Greg Ganske on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske 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)
Jim Lightfoot on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Daryl Northrop on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Art Small on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for Art Small on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Roxanne Conlin on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Eichhorn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Ganske on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske 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)
Jim Leach on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Nussle on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Steven Rathje on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Reed on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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