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John Kitzhaber on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Kitzhaber on other issues.
  • Budget to focus on people's futures, not taxes or problems. (Jan 2011)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)

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Jason Conger on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Conger on other issues.
  • Supports executive bonuses; opposes federal bailout. (Oct 2013)
Jeff Merkley on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Merkley on other issues.
  • Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed. (Oct 2008)
  • Bailout bill is a $700-million blank check. (Oct 2008)
  • Our children have to repay debt from deregulated Wall Street. (Oct 2008)
  • 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)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ron Wyden on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (OR): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wyden on other issues.
  • No bailout of finance industry, no Wall Street bonuses. (Oct 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)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)

House:


Earl Blumenauer on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (OR-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Earl Blumenauer 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 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 Budget 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)
Suzanne Bonamici on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Suzanne Bonamici on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Peter Defazio on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (OR-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Peter Defazio 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)
  • 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Kurt Schrader on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Kurt Schrader 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)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
Greg Walden on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (OR-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Greg Walden 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 YES 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)
  • 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)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ted Kulongoski on Budget & Economy
Democratic OR Governor: Click here for Ted Kulongoski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Wu on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (OR-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for David Wu 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 regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Bill Bradbury on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OR): Click here for Bill Bradbury on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bruce Broussard on Budget & Economy
Former Republican challenger (2004): Click here for Bruce Broussard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wes Cooley on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wes Cooley on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Mark Hatfield on Budget & Economy
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Hatfield on other issues.
  • Cast vote to defeat Balanced Budget Amendment. (Nov 1998)
Al King on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Al King on other issues.
  • Federal government is bloated - require a balanced budget. (May 2004)
Bob Packwood on Budget & Economy
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for Bob Packwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Brownlow on Budget & Economy
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Brownlow on other issues.
  • An economic tsunami of debt is heading toward our shores. (Jun 2008)
John Frohnmayer on Budget & Economy
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Frohnmayer on other issues.
  • With $9 trillion deficit, doing nothing is not an option. (May 2008)
Elizabeth Furse on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Elizabeth Furse on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Darlene Hooley on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (OR-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Darlene Hooley 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 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Jim Huffman on Budget & Economy
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Huffman on other issues.
  • No $2M spending on exotic ant research. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment. (Oct 2010)
  • Flawed premise: government cannot be source of growth. (Jul 2010)
Steve Novick on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Steve Novick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gordon Harold Smith on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Harold Smith on other issues.
  • Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation. (Oct 2008)
  • Stabilize the monster that is devouring Wall Street. (Oct 2008)
  • Supports government help for people facing foreclosure. (Oct 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)
  • 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)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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