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Susana Martinez on Tax Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
  • Paid off NM deficit, with Democrats, without raising taxes. (Aug 2012)
  • NM is not under-taxed. revenue enhancements vetoed. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

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Jeff Bingaman on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 19% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Martin Heinrich on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Tax cuts for couples making less than $250,000. (Nov 2008)
John Sanchez on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Sanchez on other issues.
  • For tax cuts; for spending caps; against earmarks. (Jul 2011)
  • Cut income tax & capital gains taxes. (Oct 2002)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
Tom Udall on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Cut taxes for the middle class instead of the wealthy. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Heather Wilson on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 55% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 3): Click here for Ben Ray Lujan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
  • End the Bush tax cuts for millionaires & Big Oil. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Steve Pearce on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • Any tax increase must expire in 3 years or less. (Jan 2010)
  • End unfair & unequal tax structure for wealthiest 2%. (Dec 2007)
  • Replace Bush tax cuts with cuts for middle class. (Jun 2007)
  • Cut NM capital gains tax & income tax from 8.2% to 4.9%. (Nov 2005)
  • Continue to cut taxes and reform the tax code. (Jan 2004)
  • Reduce income tax; create Taxpayer Bill of Rights. (Oct 2002)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Hector Balderas on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
  • Tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. (Jan 2012)
Martin Heinrich on Tax Reform
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Tax cuts for couples making less than $250,000. (Nov 2008)
Gary Johnson on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • 23% national sales tax while eliminating the IRS. (May 2012)
  • Get rid of income tax and capital-gains tax. (Feb 2012)
  • FairTax on all new goods & services, with prebates for poor. (Feb 2012)
  • FairTax would absolutely reboot the American economy. (Sep 2011)
  • Replace tax system with a FairTax. (Sep 2011)
  • Replace job-killing tax code with FairTax. (Sep 2011)
  • Reduce state personal income tax from 8.5% to 8%. (Jul 2011)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
Joe Carraro on Tax Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Skeen on Tax Reform
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Joe Skeen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Gloria Tristani on Tax Reform
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
  • Fair tax cuts; responsible budget. (Sep 2002)
Tom Benavides on Tax Reform
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Francesca Lobato on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
  • Inheritance tax above $2 million shouldn’t be repealed. (Feb 2006)
  • End irresponsible repeal of federal tax laws. (Feb 2006)
Allen McCulloch on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
  • Make Bush tax cuts and estate tax cuts permanent. (Aug 2006)
  • End the marriage penalty; extend the child tax credit. (Jun 2006)
Steve Pearce on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
David Pfeffer on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Teague on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Udall on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Cut taxes for the middle class instead of the wealthy. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Heather Wilson on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 55% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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