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Steve Beshear on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • We face a heavy sword: public pension unfunded liability. (Feb 2013)

Senate:

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Matt Bevin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alison Grimes on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
  • Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession. (Dec 2013)
Mitch McConnell on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • Opposed Farm Bill due to too-generous food stamp program. (Dec 2013)
  • Voted NO 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)
Rand Paul on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Strong safety net, but one that doesn't suffocate us. (Jan 2014)
  • Economic freedom zones in depressed inner cities. (Dec 2013)

House:


Andy Barr on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Ben Chandler on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Brett Guthrie on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie 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)
Thomas Massie on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Hal Rogers on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Ed Whitfield on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield 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)
John Yarmuth on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis on other issues.
  • 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)
Ernie Fletcher on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • 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)
Paul Patton on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)
Wendell Ford on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • 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)
Ken Lucas on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • 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)
Dan Mongiardo on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • Encourage faith-based organizations to provide welfare. (Nov 2000)
Scotty Baesler on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
James Buckmaster on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Churches teach people how to become independent of welfare. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • Supports welfare-to-work & block grants. (Jan 1998)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jack Conway on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives. (Oct 2010)
  • Faith-based programs instead of federal money. (Aug 2010)
  • Faith-based program funding competing with secular programs. (Nov 2002)
Greg Fischer on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • 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)
Trey Grayson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Lewis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bruce Lunsford on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Improve rural quality of life. (Jun 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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