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Sam Brownback on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Sam Brownback on other issues.
  • Signed no-tax pledge as pledge to the American public. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Tax Freedom Day well before May for most people. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports optional flat tax in income tax; not FairTax. (Aug 2007)
  • Alternative flat tax to replace entire tax code system. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)

Senate:

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Randall Batson on Tax Reform
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Randall Batson on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes higher taxes on the wealthy. (Sep 2014)
  • Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax. (Aug 2014)
Jerry Moran on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (KS-1): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Moran on other issues.
  • Voted for tax increases 12 times, and against 200 times. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 66% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Pat Roberts on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Pat Roberts on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Chad Taylor on Tax Reform
Democrat Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chad Taylor on other issues.
  • Simplify tax code, but no FairTax and no national sales tax. (Sep 2014)
Todd Tiahrt on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (KS-4): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Todd Tiahrt on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 63% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Milton Wolf on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Milton Wolf on other issues.
  • Imagine a simpler tax code, like the FairTax. (Dec 2013)
  • The FairTax will save our country; scrap the tax code. (Nov 2013)

House:


Tim Huelskamp on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Huelskamp on other issues.
  • American citizens & businesses are overtaxed. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Lynn Jenkins on Tax Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Jenkins on other issues.
  • Strong believer in the economic power of lower taxes. (Nov 2008)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Mike Pompeo on Tax Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Pompeo on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)
Todd Tiahrt on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (KS-4): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Todd Tiahrt on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Overhaul income tax; end capital gains & inheritance tax. (Dec 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 63% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Kevin Yoder on Tax Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Yoder on other issues.
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Parkinson on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Governor (2009-2010): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Parkinson on other issues.
  • Raise cigarette and sales tax to meet $400M budget gap. (Jan 2010)
Kathleen Sebelius on Tax Reform
Democratic KS Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kathleen Sebelius on other issues.
  • Balanced four state budgets without tax increases. (Nov 2006)
  • Allow overdue taxes to be paid without penalty. (Jan 2004)
  • Modernize tax incentive programs for start-up businesses. (Jan 2004)
  • Create tax credit for rural business development. (Jan 2004)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Greg Orman on Tax Reform
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Orman on other issues.
  • Re-write the tax code to eliminate its complexity. (Mar 2008)
Bill Graves on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Graves on other issues.
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Bob Dole on Tax Reform
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dole on other issues.
  • 1995: 15% across-the-board tax cut to stimulate economy. (Feb 2011)
  • 1988: Refused to sign "Taxpayer Protection Pledge". (Nov 2005)
  • As Senate leader, became more conservative on taxes. (Jun 1994)
Sheila Frahm on Tax Reform
Former Republican Senate Appointee (1996): Click here for Sheila Frahm on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Kassebaum on Tax Reform
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for Nancy Kassebaum on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jan Meyers on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jan Meyers on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Joe Bellis on Tax Reform
2010 Reform Party Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Bellis on other issues.
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
Nancy Boyda on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Boyda on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Sam Brownback on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Sam Brownback on other issues.
  • Signed no-tax pledge as pledge to the American public. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Tax Freedom Day well before May for most people. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports optional flat tax in income tax; not FairTax. (Aug 2007)
  • Alternative flat tax to replace entire tax code system. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
Dan Glickman on Tax Reform
Dem. (to Cabinet 1995) (District 4): Click here for Dan Glickman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lisa Johnston on Tax Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Lisa Johnston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lee Jones on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger (KS): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lee Jones on other issues.
  • Repeal the Bush tax cut on the wealthiest 1%. (Oct 2004)
  • Abolish estate tax for estates under $5 million. (Oct 2004)
Dennis Moore on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (KS-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Moore on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Jerry Moran on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (KS-1): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Moran on other issues.
  • Voted for tax increases 12 times, and against 200 times. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 66% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Jim Ryun on Tax Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ryun on other issues.
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 79% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Jim Slattery on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Slattery on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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