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Pat McCrory on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NC 2014: 2014 NC Senate debate


Richard Burr on Welfare & Poverty
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
Kay Hagan on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Thom Tillis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for G.K. Butterfield 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)
John Howard Coble on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble 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)
Renee Ellmers on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Renee Ellmers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Virginia Foxx on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Virginia Foxx 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)
George Holding on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Holding on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Richard Hudson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Walter Beaman Jones on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones 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 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Abolish federal welfare; leave it all to states. (Dec 2000)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Larry Kissell on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Kissell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Patrick McHenry on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Patrick McHenry 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)
Mike McIntyre on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 YES 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)
Mark Meadows on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Meadows on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Robert Pittenger on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
  • Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
David Eugene Price on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Mel Watt on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt 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)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Flexibility in welfare programs via federal block grants. (Jul 2008)
Mike Easley on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Easley 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)
Bev Perdue on Welfare & Poverty
North Carolina Governor: Click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brad Miller on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brad Miller 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Sue Myrick on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Heath Shuler on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Heath Shuler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
James Hunt on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Hunt on other issues.
  • Maintain TANF block grants. (Apr 2000)
Frank Ballance on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Erskine Bowles on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • Provide safety-valve “wage-insurance” support. (Jul 2004)
  • Support for Community Development Corporations. (Jul 2004)
  • Invest in training, childcare to help welfare reform succeed. (Feb 2002)
Eva Clayton on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
John Edwards on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • 2008: Sought poverty tour with Obama & Attorney General job. (Jan 2010)
  • 2004: Set up non-profit for "new war on poverty". (Jan 2010)
  • A comprehensive, detailed plan to end poverty. (Jan 2008)
  • Ending poverty is the single most important cause in my life. (Jan 2008)
  • 37 million Americans live in poverty. (Jan 2008)
  • The minimum wage should be at least $9.50 an hour. (Jan 2008)
  • Criticized for personal extravagances after poverty lectures. (Nov 2007)
  • Morally wrong that full time workers are still in poverty. (Nov 2007)
  • Poverty in America is the cause of my life. (Jun 2007)
  • A million new Section 8 vouchers; let poor move freely. (Jun 2007)
  • Despite mistake on $400 haircut, understands poverty. (Apr 2007)
  • Give poor a stake with “automatic 401k” & kids’ savings. (Apr 2007)
  • Principles against poverty:work, opportunity, thrift, family. (Apr 2007)
  • Housing vouchers, not housing projects. (Apr 2007)
  • 37M in poverty is a plague on America. (Apr 2007)
  • Poverty is America’s greatest challenge--for citizens & govt. (Apr 2007)
  • Poverty is such low priority, we have no accurate statistics. (Apr 2007)
  • 30-year goal: Ending poverty in America. (Apr 2007)
  • EITC is a well-run gov’t program that decreased poverty. (Nov 2006)
  • Founded Center on Law & Poverty at UNC. (Oct 2005)
  • Raise the minimum wage and training fund to help the poor. (Aug 2004)
  • Moral responsibility to help 35 million Americans in poverty. (Jul 2004)
  • Raise minimum wage so full-time workers are out of poverty. (Jul 2004)
  • We need to talk about 35 million who live in poverty. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase the Earned Income Tax Credit. (Jan 2004)
  • My “Cities Rising” plan is to help urban America. (Oct 2003)
  • Bush honors wealth while we honor work. (Jun 2003)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Lauch Faircloth on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lauch Faircloth 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 NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
David Funderburk on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Funderburk on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Fred Heineman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Fred Heineman on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jesse Helms on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms on other issues.
  • U2's Bono convinced him to join millennium debt relief. (Sep 2007)
  • 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)
Cass Ballenger on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Richard Burr on Welfare & Poverty
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
Cal Cunningham on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Dole on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Flexibility in welfare programs via federal block grants. (Jul 2008)
Bob Etheridge on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge 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 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)
Robin Hayes on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes 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)
Bill Hefner on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Bill Hefner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elaine Marshall on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Neal on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Taylor on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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