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Dave Heineman on Budget & Economy
Republican NE Governor: Click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NE 2014: 2014 NE Senate debate


Deb Fischer on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • Congress spends every dime they can get their hands on. (Sep 2012)
  • Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts. (Sep 2012)
  • Make the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Aug 2012)
  • Strongly support a federal balanced budget amendment. (May 2012)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Ben Nelson on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)
Shane Osborn on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Sasse on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
  • Reform entitlement programs & live within our means. (Nov 2013)

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Adrian Smith on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Lee Terry on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Feb 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Budget & Economy
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Im the only candidate whos actually dealt with the budget. (Sep 2008)
  • Growing the economy will balance the budget over time. (Aug 2008)
  • Government does not create wealth; people do. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Jon Bruning on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Doubled AG budget included inflation & new duties. (Apr 2012)
  • FactCheck: Praised stimulus spending only for police. (Apr 2012)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Pat Flynn on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Johanns on Budget & Economy
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Im the only candidate whos actually dealt with the budget. (Sep 2008)
  • Growing the economy will balance the budget over time. (Aug 2008)
  • Government does not create wealth; people do. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Bob Kerrey on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey on other issues.
  • Balanced budget amendment would double NE unemployment. (Sep 2012)
  • We balanced the budget in the 1990s without an amendment. (Sep 2012)
  • Shift the country away from consumption, to savings. (Jun 1994)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Don Stenberg on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Doug Bereuter on Budget & Economy
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Jon Christensen on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jim Exon on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charlie Matulka on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Barrett on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Hagel on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Scott Kleeb on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • Bush & Johanns created current failed policies. (Sep 2008)
  • Return to pay-as-you-go spending. (Aug 2008)
  • End pork-barrel spending. (Aug 2008)
  • Return to pay-as-you-go budgeting rules. (May 2008)
Steven Larrick on Budget & Economy
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Osborne on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Osborne on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Tony Raimondo on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ricketts on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • First priority is to reduce government spending. (Feb 2006)
  • Ask how necessary is every program, like corporations do. (Feb 2006)
David Kramer on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Kramer on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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