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Mary Fallin on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mary Fallin 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)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)

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Tom Coburn on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OK-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Tom Coburn on other issues.
  • Creating deficit is stealing from our children. (Oct 2004)
  • Freeze any increase in spending except homeland security. (Oct 2004)
  • Hard to repay the ever expanding discretionary spending. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
James Inhofe on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (OK): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for James Inhofe on other issues.
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Matt Silverstein on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Silverstein on other issues.
  • Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt. (Nov 2013)

House:


Jim Bridenstine on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bridenstine on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Tom Cole on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (OK-4): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cole on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
James Lankford on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for James Lankford 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)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Frank Dean Lucas on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (OK-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Frank Dean Lucas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Markwayne Mullin on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Markwayne Mullin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
John Sullivan on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (OK-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Sullivan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on 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)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Brad Henry on Budget & Economy
Democratic OK Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Henry on other issues.
  • Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue. (Feb 2010)
Dan Boren on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (OK-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Dan Boren on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Frank Keating on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Keating on other issues.
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)
Steve Largent on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Largent on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Brad Carson on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Carson on other issues.
  • Rid waste & fraud and close loopholes to balance the budget. (Oct 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Don Nickles on Budget & Economy
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Nickles on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
David Walters on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OK): Click here for David Walters on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brad Carson on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Retired) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Carson on other issues.
  • Rid waste & fraud and close loopholes to balance the budget. (Oct 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Tom Coburn on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OK-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Tom Coburn on other issues.
  • Creating deficit is stealing from our children. (Oct 2004)
  • Freeze any increase in spending except homeland security. (Oct 2004)
  • Hard to repay the ever expanding discretionary spending. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Mary Fallin on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mary Fallin 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)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Ernest Istook on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ernest Istook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Steve Largent on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Largent on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Mark Myles on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Mark Myles on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Andrew Rice on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Rice on other issues.
  • Governmentís basic functions must be well funded. (May 2008)
Wes Watkins on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wes Watkins on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
J.C. Watts on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for J.C. Watts on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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