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Bobby Jindal on Government Reform
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • If it's worth doing, then block-grant it to the states. (Mar 2013)
  • Federal government has become too expensive & too expansive. (Nov 2010)
  • Make being a Congressman a part-time job. (Nov 2010)
  • Full financial disclosure for both legislators & lobbyists. (Nov 2010)
  • Line-item veto & single-item legislation. (Nov 2010)
  • Fighting big government is conservative missionary work. (Nov 2010)
  • Strength of America is not in government but in our citizens. (Feb 2009)
  • Legislator salary increase should be smaller & post-election. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 YES 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)

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Bill Cassidy on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Sponsored bill requiring Internet disclosure of earmarks. (May 2010)
Mary Landrieu on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Make Election Day a national holiday. (Aug 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
David Vitter on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter 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 NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • 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)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Sponsored bill banning paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)

House:


Rodney Alexander on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 YES 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)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Charles Boustany on Government Reform
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 YES 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)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Bill Cassidy on Government Reform
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Sponsored bill requiring Internet disclosure of earmarks. (May 2010)
John Fleming on Government Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Jeff Landry on Government Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Vance McAllister on Government Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cedric Richmond on Government Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cedric Richmond on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Steve Scalise on Government Reform
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • Ban cash contributions in federal elections. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Sponsored congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Government Reform
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
  • More disclosure and more campaign rules. (Mar 2004)
Mike Foster on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Foster on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Richard Hugh Baker on Government Reform
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
John Breaux on Government Reform
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
John Cooksey on Government Reform
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Chris John on Government Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
Chris John on Government Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
Bennett Johnston on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Bob Livingston on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Billy Tauzin on Government Reform
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin on other issues.
  • 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)
Billy Tauzin III on Government Reform
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Government Reform
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
  • No retirement benefits for officials convicted of corruption. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
John Cooksey on Government Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Bobby Jindal on Government Reform
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • If it's worth doing, then block-grant it to the states. (Mar 2013)
  • Federal government has become too expensive & too expansive. (Nov 2010)
  • Make being a Congressman a part-time job. (Nov 2010)
  • Full financial disclosure for both legislators & lobbyists. (Nov 2010)
  • Line-item veto & single-item legislation. (Nov 2010)
  • Fighting big government is conservative missionary work. (Nov 2010)
  • Strength of America is not in government but in our citizens. (Feb 2009)
  • Legislator salary increase should be smaller & post-election. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 YES 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)
John Neely Kennedy on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding. (Oct 2008)
  • Full disclosure of all earmarks. (Jun 2008)
  • No pay raise for state elected officials, including himself. (Apr 2004)
Jim McCrery on Government Reform
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery 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 YES 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Charles Melancon on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Supports campaign disclosure & donation regulations. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
Charles Melancon on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Supports campaign disclosure & donation regulations. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
David Vitter on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter 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 NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • 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)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Sponsored bill banning paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Paul Carmouche on Government Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
  • Stronger lobbying and ethics laws. (May 2008)
William Jefferson on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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