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John Kitzhaber on Social Security
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Kitzhaber on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

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Jason Conger on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jason Conger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Merkley on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Merkley on other issues.
  • Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash. (Oct 2008)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Ron Wyden on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (OR): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wyden on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 70% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)

House:


Earl Blumenauer on Social Security
Democratic Representative (OR-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Earl Blumenauer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Suzanne Bonamici on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Suzanne Bonamici on other issues.
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Peter Defazio on Social Security
Democratic Representative (OR-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Defazio on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Kurt Schrader on Social Security
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Kurt Schrader on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Walden on Social Security
Republican Representative (OR-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Walden on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ted Kulongoski on Social Security
Democratic OR Governor: Click here for Ted Kulongoski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Wu on Social Security
Democratic Representative (OR-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Wu on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Bill Bradbury on Social Security
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OR): Click here for Bill Bradbury on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bruce Broussard on Social Security
Former Republican challenger (2004): Click here for Bruce Broussard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wes Cooley on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wes Cooley on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Mark Hatfield on Social Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Hatfield on other issues.
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Al King on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Al King on other issues.
  • Keep the promise but allow private accounts. (Aug 2004)
Bob Packwood on Social Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for Bob Packwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Brownlow on Social Security
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dave Brownlow on other issues.
  • Supports privatizing social security. (Jun 2008)
  • Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme. (Jun 2008)
John Frohnmayer on Social Security
Independent Challenger: Click here for John Frohnmayer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Furse on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Elizabeth Furse on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Darlene Hooley on Social Security
Democratic Representative (OR-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Darlene Hooley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 70% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Jim Huffman on Social Security
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Huffman on other issues.
  • Option of putting payroll taxes in a private account. (Oct 2010)
  • Individually owned, privately invested accounts. (May 2005)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Steve Novick on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Novick on other issues.
  • Stop borrowing from Trust Fund; deliver promised benefits. (Apr 2008)
Gordon Harold Smith on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Harold Smith on other issues.
  • No progressive indexing and no private accounts. (Mar 2010)
  • People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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