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Butch Otter on Welfare & Poverty
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter 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)

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ID 2014: 2014 ID Senate debate


Michael Crapo on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • Supports welfare-to-work & block grants. (Jan 1998)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Risch on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Allow churches to provide welfare services. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)

House:


Raul Labrador on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Mike Simpson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne 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)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Jim Risch on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Allow churches to provide welfare services. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Jerry Brady on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Blinken on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McClure on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Adams on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Larry Craig on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig 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)
Dirk Kempthorne on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne 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)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Larry LaRocco on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Walt Minnick on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Bill Sali on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Sullivan on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Butch Otter on Welfare & Poverty
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter 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)
Rex Rammell on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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