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Jay Nixon on Welfare & Poverty
Missouri Democratic Governor: Click here for Jay Nixon on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

MO 2012: 2012 Missouri Senate Debates


Todd Akin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin 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)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Roy Blunt on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt 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)
  • 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)
John Brunner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Brunner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Claire McCaskill on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Claire McCaskill on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Sarah Steelman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Sarah Steelman on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Russ Carnahan on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MO-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Russ Carnahan 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
William Lacy Clay on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MO-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for William Lacy Clay 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)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
Emmanuel Cleaver on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MO-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Emmanuel Cleaver on other issues.
  • Direct federal grants to persistently impoverished districts. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Samuel Graves on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (MO-6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Samuel Graves 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)
Vicky Hartzler on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vicky Hartzler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Billy Long on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Billy Long on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Blaine Luetkemeyer on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Blaine Luetkemeyer 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)
Jason Smith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for Jason Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ann Wagner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ann Wagner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Matt Blunt on Welfare & Poverty
Republican MO Governor: Click here for Matt Blunt on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Todd Akin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin 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)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Jo Ann Emerson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (MO-8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jo Ann Emerson on other issues.
  • Direct federal grants to persistently impoverished districts. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES 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)
Bob Holden on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Holden on other issues.
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)
John Ashcroft on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Ashcroft on other issues.
  • Allow states to contract with charitable organizations. (Nov 2000)
  • Charitable Choice helps break cycle of poverty. (Sep 2000)
  • 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)
Jean Carnahan on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Jean Carnahan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Welfare & Poverty
Governor & 2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (MO)-Deceased 2000: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mel Carnahan on other issues.
  • Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports welfare-to-work. (Sep 1998)
  • Let private organizations deliver social services. (Oct 1997)
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
Bill Emerson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Emerson on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Farmer on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer: Click here for Nancy Farmer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dick Gephardt on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dick Gephardt on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Mel Hancock on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mel Hancock on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Karen McCarthy on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Karen McCarthy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Roy Blunt on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt 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)
  • 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)
Kit Bond on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (MO): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Kit Bond on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Add 10% for HUBZone businesses in federal awards. (Oct 2002)
Robin Carnahan on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for Robin Carnahan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Clay Sr. on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired 2000) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Clay Sr. on other issues.
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Pat Danner on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Danner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Kenny Hulshof on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (MO-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Hulshof 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)
Mike Parker on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (retired 1998) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Parker on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Ike Skelton on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MO-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ike Skelton 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)
  • Voted NO 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)
Jim Talent on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent on other issues.
  • Co-author of 1996 Welfare Reform bill. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Talent on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent on other issues.
  • Co-author of 1996 Welfare Reform bill. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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