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Cory Booker on Welfare & Poverty
Mayor of Newark: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants. (Dec 2012)
  • Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit. (Feb 2008)
Barbara Buono on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Barbara Buono on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Christie on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Christie on other issues.
  • 1996: Working poor hurt by limits on childcare subsidies. (Jun 2012)
  • $100 supplement for seniors' home cooling assistance. (Aug 2011)
  • Urban Fund and NJ Enterprise Zones don't work. (Jul 2009)
  • Gut COAH, the Council on Affordable Housing. (May 2009)

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Cory Booker on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants. (Dec 2012)
  • Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit. (Feb 2008)
Jeff Chiesa on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Appointee: Click here for Jeff Chiesa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gwen Diakos on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Challenger: Click here for Gwen Diakos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rush Holt on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
Joe Kyrillos on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joe Kyrillos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Lonegan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steve Lonegan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Menendez on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Frank Pallone on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)

House:


Rob Andrews on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Rodney Frelinghuysen on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NJ-11): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Frelinghuysen 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Scott Garrett on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NJ-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott Garrett 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)
  • Abolish federal welfare; leave it all to states. (Dec 2000)
Rush Holt on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
Leonard Lance on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Lance 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)
Frank LoBiondo on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NJ-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank LoBiondo 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Frank Pallone on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Bill Pascrell on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Donald Payne Jr. on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne Jr. on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Steven Rothman on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steven Rothman 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)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Jon Runyan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Runyan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Albio Sires on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Albio Sires 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Christopher Smith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NJ-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Smith 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 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)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Richard Codey on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Supplement poverty aid via religious organizations. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
  • Focus on social injustice in distributing prosperity. (Sep 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Chris Daggett on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Challenger (2009): Click here for Chris Daggett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2000): Click here for Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Lautenberg on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (NJ): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Frank Lautenberg on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Ian Linker on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Ian Linker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donald Payne on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Donny DiFrancesco on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (2001): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Donny DiFrancesco on other issues.
  • Fund welfare-to-work & exempt religious charities. (Dec 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Thomas Kean on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1982-1989): Click here for Thomas Kean on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGreevey on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (2002-2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGreevey on other issues.
  • Require unwed mothers to live at home to receive welfare. (Jul 1997)
  • Require work to receive welfare. (Jul 1997)
Bret Schundler on Welfare & Poverty
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bret Schundler on other issues.
  • Seniors shouldn’t worry about homes & food. (Jun 2001)
Bill Bradley on Welfare & Poverty
2000 Democratic Primary Challenger for President: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bradley on other issues.
  • Reducing teen pregnancy will reduce poverty. (Aug 2000)
  • 1M kids lost health insurance:’96 welfare reform didn’t work. (Jan 2000)
  • Opposed 1996 Welfare Reform; now “wait & see” how it’s used. (Jan 2000)
  • Welfare is down, but deep poverty is up. (Jan 2000)
  • Bad ideas: block grants; 5-year cutoff. (Aug 1999)
  • Good ideas: federal commitment, address single-parenting. (Aug 1999)
  • Welfare should not require mothers to work. (Apr 1999)
  • Cut poverty to help cities; not welfare or aff. action. (Jan 1997)
  • Against welfare block grants to states. (Sep 1995)
  • Enlist civil institutions & churches for welfare reform. (Sep 1995)
  • Voted NO on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Douglas Forrester on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Republican Challenger for Senate (NJ): Click here for Douglas Forrester on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Torricelli on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for Bob Torricelli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Adler on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Adler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Rob Andrews on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Richard Codey on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Supplement poverty aid via religious organizations. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
  • Focus on social injustice in distributing prosperity. (Sep 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Anne Evans Estabrook on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Anne Evans Estabrook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Ferguson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NJ-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ferguson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Robert Franks on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Franks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Thomas Kean Jr. on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for Thomas Kean Jr. on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Pascrell on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Donald Payne on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Joe Pennacchio on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Pennacchio on other issues.
  • Redirect welfare to faith-based organizations. (Nov 2007)
Marge Roukema on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Marge Roukema on other issues.
  • 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)
Murray Sabrin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Murray Sabrin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Saxton on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NJ-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Saxton 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)
Robert Menendez on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Dick Zimmer on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Dick Zimmer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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