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Rob Astorino on Budget & Economy
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rob Astorino on other issues.
  • N.Y. is most regulated, least business friendly state. (Jul 2014)
Mike Bloomberg on Budget & Economy
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • 2008: Wall Street executives deserve bonuses. (Sep 2010)
  • Turned NYC’s $5 billion deficit into a $4 billion surplus. (Jun 2007)
  • Balanced $6B deficit with higher property taxes. (Oct 2005)
Andrew Cuomo on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • Economic Blueprint: growth via development projects. (Jan 2012)
  • 1990s HUD: Sued banks to make more mortgage loans. (Nov 2010)
  • OpEd: 2001 HUD Fannie/Freddie policy led to mortgage crisis. (Apr 2010)
  • Upstate economy will be a priority, not “caboose”. (Mar 2002)
Bill de Blasio on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Howie Hawkins on Budget & Economy
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Increase social services while decreasing military & police. (Nov 2006)
Kathy Hochul on Budget & Economy
Democratic Lt. Governor Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Zephyr Teachout on Budget & Economy
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for Zephyr Teachout on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:


Colia Clark on Budget & Economy
Green Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • $800 billion doled out to Wall Street is not acceptable. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach". (Oct 2012)
  • 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 monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Wendy Long on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Scott Noren on Budget & Economy
Independent Challenger: Click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Schumer on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer on other issues.
  • Broke records in contributions from Wall Street. (Jun 2010)
  • 2003: no need to curtail Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac mission. (Mar 2010)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Bishop on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 25): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Yvette Clarke on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Chris Collins on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 27): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
  • Keep spending increases to practically zero. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Joseph Crowley on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Eliot Engel on Budget & Economy
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Vito Fossella on Budget & Economy
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella on other issues.
  • 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 regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Chris Gibson on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 19): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
Michael Grimm on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Richard Hanna on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 22): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hanna 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)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Nan Hayworth on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 18): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Brian Higgins on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Kathy Hochul on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Steve Israel on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Hakeem Jeffries on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Peter King on Budget & Economy
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • $100 billion of budget cuts good; but more needs to be done. (Sep 2013)
  • 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 YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Nita Lowey on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Dan Maffei on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dan Maffei on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Carolyn Maloney on Budget & Economy
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Sponsored bill banning abusive credit & enhancing disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Sean Maloney on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Gregory Meeks on Budget & Economy
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Grace Meng on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Jerrold Nadler on Budget & Economy
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Charles Rangel on Budget & Economy
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Tom Reed on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 23): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reed 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored disapproving of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Jose Serrano on Budget & Economy
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Louise Slaughter on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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 regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
Paul Tonko on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Tonko on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Raise small business depreciation to $125,000. (Jul 2009)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ed Towns on Budget & Economy
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
Nydia Velazquez on Budget & Economy
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George Pataki on Budget & Economy
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Cut taxes & cut spending. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
David Paterson on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Paterson on other issues.
  • Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment. (Jan 2010)
George Maragos on Budget & Economy
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for George Maragos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Turner on Budget & Economy
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Gary Ackerman on Budget & Economy
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Maurice Hinchey on Budget & Economy
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Chris Lee on Budget & Economy
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Carolyn McCarthy on Budget & Economy
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
Bill Owens on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • More balanced budgets and less deficit spending. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
Bob Turner on Budget & Economy
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Rudy Giuliani on Budget & Economy
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • Get economy back on track based on growth principles. (Jan 2008)
  • Include permanent tax cuts in any economic stimulus package. (Jan 2008)
  • US less competitive if we overtax, over-regulate & overspend. (Jan 2008)
  • Tax cut right now would provide stimulus and avoid recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Retire 42% of federal employees in next decade, to save $20B. (Dec 2007)
  • Restrain Congress’ spending; don’t ask people to sacrifice. (Dec 2007)
  • 10% across-the-board cut; people can get services other ways. (Dec 2007)
  • Goal of balancing budget, but no pledge. (Dec 2007)
  • Across-the-board spending cuts; zero out failing programs. (Nov 2007)
  • Fundamentals: low taxes; few regulations; control spending. (Oct 2007)
  • Romney increased spending by 8%; I cut spending by 7%. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Hillary never called free market “destructive”. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: 11% tax-burden decrease is correct but misleading. (Oct 2007)
  • I took over NYC in fiscal crisis;then reduced taxes 23 times. (Sep 2007)
  • Establish accountability in Washington, like in NYC. (Jun 2007)
  • Taught NYC how to use principles of fiscal conservatism. (May 2007)
  • 1990s: Cut spending in 1st term but raised spending in 2nd. (May 2007)
  • Under-estimate future revenue to force cost containment. (Oct 2002)
  • Economic development requires maintenance. (Jan 2000)
  • Fiscal responsibility turned $2B deficit into $2B surplus. (Dec 1999)
  • Record tourism based on revitalization. (Dec 1999)
  • Entertainment revitalization contributes to economy. (Dec 1999)
Carl McCall on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eliot Spitzer on Budget & Economy
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Weiner on Budget & Economy
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Michael Benjamin on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
  • Limit government intervention in the economy. (Dec 2003)
  • Bring jobs back home to New York. (Sep 2003)
Ed Cox on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
  • Fiscal responsibility is possible in Washington. (Jan 2006)
Al D'Amato on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al D'Amato on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Harold Ford on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Fight $2 trillion debt by balancing budget & ending pork. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
Daniel Frisa on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Giuliani on Budget & Economy
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • Get economy back on track based on growth principles. (Jan 2008)
  • Include permanent tax cuts in any economic stimulus package. (Jan 2008)
  • US less competitive if we overtax, over-regulate & overspend. (Jan 2008)
  • Tax cut right now would provide stimulus and avoid recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Retire 42% of federal employees in next decade, to save $20B. (Dec 2007)
  • Restrain Congress’ spending; don’t ask people to sacrifice. (Dec 2007)
  • 10% across-the-board cut; people can get services other ways. (Dec 2007)
  • Goal of balancing budget, but no pledge. (Dec 2007)
  • Across-the-board spending cuts; zero out failing programs. (Nov 2007)
  • Fundamentals: low taxes; few regulations; control spending. (Oct 2007)
  • Romney increased spending by 8%; I cut spending by 7%. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Hillary never called free market “destructive”. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: 11% tax-burden decrease is correct but misleading. (Oct 2007)
  • I took over NYC in fiscal crisis;then reduced taxes 23 times. (Sep 2007)
  • Establish accountability in Washington, like in NYC. (Jun 2007)
  • Taught NYC how to use principles of fiscal conservatism. (May 2007)
  • 1990s: Cut spending in 1st term but raised spending in 2nd. (May 2007)
  • Under-estimate future revenue to force cost containment. (Oct 2002)
  • Economic development requires maintenance. (Jan 2000)
  • Fiscal responsibility turned $2B deficit into $2B surplus. (Dec 1999)
  • Record tourism based on revitalization. (Dec 1999)
  • Entertainment revitalization contributes to economy. (Dec 1999)
Abe Hirschfeld on Budget & Economy
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Kelly on Budget & Economy
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly 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)
John LaFalce on Budget & Economy
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for John LaFalce on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David McReynolds on Budget & Economy
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • Socialist Party stands for values beyond consumerism. (Sep 1999)
Howard Mills on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
  • Supports line-item veto and balanced budget amendments. (Aug 2004)
Susan Molinari on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Molinari on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Pat Moynihan on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Major Owens on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
Bill Paxon on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Gerald Solomon on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Michael Arcuri on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Michael Arcuri on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Gary Bernsten on Budget & Economy
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Budget & Economy
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert 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)
Hillary Clinton on Budget & Economy
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY): Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Government action to tackle recession, not tax cuts. (Feb 2008)
  • The economy is not working for middle class families. (Jan 2008)
  • We need immediate relief for home heating & housing crisis. (Jan 2008)
  • No evidence as to how Obama would pay for new programs. (Jan 2008)
  • Foreclosure moratorium mitigates agony; doesn’t prolong it. (Jan 2008)
  • 90-day moratorium on foreclosures; freeze interest rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Call for a moratorium on housing foreclosures for 90 days. (Jan 2008)
  • Freeze mortgage interest rates for five years. (Jan 2008)
  • Look back to 1990s to see how I’d be fiscally responsible. (Dec 2007)
  • Help people facing foreclosure; don’t just bail-out banks. (Aug 2007)
  • Balanced budget replaced with rising costs & falling wages. (Jun 2007)
  • 2000: Eight years of a great economy is not enough. (Jan 2007)
  • Last six years were challenging; let’s try a new direction. (Oct 2006)
  • Co-sponsored bills totaling $502B in spending thru 2005. (Oct 2006)
  • Use tax dollars to upgrade infrastructure, not for stadium. (Oct 2000)
  • Pay down debt & cut taxes within balanced budget. (Sep 2000)
  • Stimulate upstate economy by more local decision-making. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Niagara casino, but prefers job creation strategy. (Sep 2000)
  • Protect next generation by paying off national debt. (Aug 2000)
  • We have outlived the usefulness of Bretton Woods. (Jun 1999)
  • The economy creates consumers but cannot create citizens. (Jun 1999)
  • Invest in people instead of “smokestack chasing”. (Feb 1997)

    Voting Record

  • Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Consistently against making bankruptcy stricter. (Jan 2008)
  • 2005 bankruptcy bill was by big credit cards & lenders. (Jan 2008)
  • 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)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Joe DioGuardi on Budget & Economy
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • Absolutely no additional federal funds for economic recovery. (Aug 2010)
  • 1992: Wrote a book warning of fiscal responsibility. (Jul 2010)
  • Strong advocate of "Paygo". (Jul 2010)
  • Constitutional Amendment for balanced budget. (Jun 1987)
Michael Forbes on Budget & Economy
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Forbes on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Benjamin Gilman on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 20): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Felix Grucci on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for Felix Grucci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Hall on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Hall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Howie Hawkins on Budget & Economy
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Increase social services while decreasing military & police. (Nov 2006)
Amo Houghton on Budget & Economy
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton 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)
Caroline Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic candidate (2008): Click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Kuhl on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Randy Kuhl on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
Rick Lazio on Budget & Economy
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • 2000: Upstate "turning the corner" viewed as out-of-touch. (Nov 2003)
  • Bring Jets and Giants back to NY in new stadium. (Oct 2000)
  • Stimulate upstate economy by tax breaks & tech partnerships. (Sep 2000)
  • NY should get more back from Washington than it sends. (Sep 2000)
  • Not a big fan of casino gambling, but it’s a local decision. (Sep 2000)
  • Supported GOP budgets for “smaller decentralized govt”. (Jun 2000)
  • Supported balanced budget amendment. (May 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Eric Massa on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Eric Massa on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Raise small business depreciation to $125,000. (Jul 2009)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
KT McFarland on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McMahon on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Michael McNulty on Budget & Economy
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Scott Murphy on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
Marilyn O`Grady on Budget & Economy
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeanine Pirro on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Budget & Economy
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn 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)
Thomas Reynolds on Budget & Economy
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds on other issues.
  • 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)
John Spencer on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Spencer on other issues.
  • Hillary’s either responsible for bad economy, or ineffective. (Oct 2006)
John Sweeney on Budget & Economy
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Sweeney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Jay Townsend on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
Jim Walsh on Budget & Economy
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach". (Oct 2012)
  • 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 monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
John McHugh on Budget & Economy
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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