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Dave Heineman on Welfare & Poverty
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 Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations. (Nov 2004)
Ben Nelson on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Shane Osborn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Sasse on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
  • Churches & charities are the lifeblood of society. (Nov 2013)
  • Replace entitlements with an opportunity society. (Jun 2013)

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry 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)
Adrian Smith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith 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)
Lee Terry on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry 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 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Welfare & Poverty
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Jon Bruning on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
  • Fund welfare via faith-based organizations. (Nov 2000)
Pat Flynn on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Johanns on Welfare & Poverty
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Bob Kerrey on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey on other issues.
  • Opposed Clinton plan because it didn't address entitlements. (Jun 1994)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Don Stenberg on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
Doug Bereuter on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter 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)
Jon Christensen on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Exon on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Exon 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)
Charlie Matulka on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Hagel on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Fund welfare via churches & block grants to states. (Nov 2002)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Scott Kleeb on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • Stop predatory lending; close mortgage loopholes. (Aug 2008)
Steven Larrick on Welfare & Poverty
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • Supports federal welfare block grants. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne 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)
Tony Raimondo on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ricketts on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Focus welfare on states & religious non-profits. (May 2006)
David Kramer on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for David Kramer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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