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Butch Otter on Government Reform
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)

Senate:

ID 2014: 2014 ID Senate debate


Michael Crapo on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Jim Risch on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Authored Idaho’s current tort reform law. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Ban paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)

House:


Raul Labrador on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Mike Simpson on Government Reform
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Government Reform
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Jim Risch on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Authored Idaho’s current tort reform law. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Ban paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Jerry Brady on Government Reform
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Blinken on Government Reform
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McClure on Government Reform
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Adams on Government Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Larry Craig on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig on other issues.
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Dirk Kempthorne on Government Reform
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Larry LaRocco on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Congress has not been accountable; checks & balances failing. (Aug 2008)
  • Unlock the partisan gridlock in Washington. (May 2008)
Walt Minnick on Government Reform
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
Bill Sali on Government Reform
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
Tom Sullivan on Government Reform
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
  • Keep limits on political donations; restrict corporations. (Sep 2010)
Butch Otter on Government Reform
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
Rex Rammell on Government Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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