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Tom Corbett on Families & Children
Republican Governor: Click here for Tom Corbett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Nutter on Families & Children
Mayor of Philadelphia: Click here for Michael Nutter on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

PA 2012: 2012 Penn. Senate Debates


Bob Casey on Families & Children
Democratic Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Casey on other issues.
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Tom Smith on Families & Children
Republican Challenger: Click here for Tom Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Toomey on Families & Children
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)

House:


Lou Barletta on Families & Children
Republican (District 11): Click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Brady on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (PA-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Robert Brady on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 23% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Matt Cartwright on Families & Children
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Cartwright on other issues.
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Feb 2013)
Mark Critz on Families & Children
Republican (District 12): Click here for Mark Critz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Dent on Families & Children
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Dent on other issues.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Mike Doyle on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (PA-14): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mike Doyle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 53% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on Family Values. (Dec 2003)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Chaka Fattah on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (PA-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chaka Fattah on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 23% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Jim Gerlach on Families & Children
Republican Representative (PA-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gerlach on other issues.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Kelly on Families & Children
Republican (District 3): Click here for Mike Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Marino on Families & Children
Republican (District 10): Click here for Tom Marino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Meehan on Families & Children
Republican (District 7): Click here for Patrick Meehan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Murphy on Families & Children
Republican Representative (PA-18): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Scott Perry on Families & Children
Republican (District 4): Click here for Scott Perry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Pitts on Families & Children
Republican Representative (PA-16): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Pitts on other issues.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Keith Rothfus on Families & Children
Republican (District 12): Click here for Keith Rothfus on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allyson Schwartz on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (PA-13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Allyson Schwartz on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Bill Shuster on Families & Children
Republican Representative (PA-9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Shuster on other issues.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Glenn Thompson on Families & Children
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Glenn Thompson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Encourage adoption of children in foster care. (Nov 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ed Rendell on Families & Children
Democratic PA Governor: Click here for Ed Rendell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sam Rohrer on Families & Children
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Rohrer on other issues.
  • Strongest family model is comprised of one man & one woman. (Apr 2012)
Marc Scaringi on Families & Children
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Marc Scaringi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Welch on Families & Children
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Steve Welch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jason Altmire on Families & Children
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Altmire on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Families & Children
Republican (District 8): Click here for Mike Fitzpatrick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Holden on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (PA-17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Holden on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 69% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on Families & Children
Previous Democrat (until 1995) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on other issues.
  • TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories. (Jun 1993)
Todd Platts on Families & Children
Republican Representative (PA-19): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Todd Platts on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 76% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
Tom Ridge on Families & Children
Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Ridge on other issues.
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Mark Schweiker on Families & Children
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Mark Schweiker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Clinger on Families & Children
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Clinger on other issues.
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
John Featherman on Families & Children
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA): Click here for John Featherman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Fox on Families & Children
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Fox on other issues.
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Jim Greenwood on Families & Children
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Greenwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 58% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on Family Values. (Dec 2003)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
  • Supported funding child care, child health, & child housing. (Jul 1999)
Joseph Hoeffel on Families & Children
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 25% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Joseph Hoeffel on Families & Children
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 25% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tom Martin on Families & Children
Former Democratic Senate Candidate (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Canít replace family & church with government. (Oct 2006)
Joe McDade on Families & Children
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe McDade on other issues.
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Pennacchio on Families & Children
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Chuck Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bud Shuster on Families & Children
Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bud Shuster on other issues.
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Summers on Families & Children
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Betsy Summers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Walker on Families & Children
Republican Former (1994-) (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Walker on other issues.
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Robert Borski on Families & Children
Democrat (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Borski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
Chris Carney on Families & Children
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Carney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
William Coyne on Families & Children
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Coyne on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Kathy Dahlkemper on Families & Children
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Dahlkemper on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
Phil English on Families & Children
Republican Representative (PA-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil English on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 84% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
George Gekas on Families & Children
Republican (District 17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Gekas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Families & Children
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Goodling on other issues.
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Melissa Hart on Families & Children
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Hart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding child care, child health, & child housing. (Jul 1999)
Paul Kanjorski on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (PA-11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kanjorski on other issues.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 46% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on Family Values. (Dec 2003)
Ron Klink on Families & Children
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Ron Klink on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Martin on Families & Children
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Canít replace family & church with government. (Oct 2006)
Frank Mascara on Families & Children
Democrat (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Mascara on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
Paul McHale on Families & Children
Democrat (retired 1998 (District 25): Click here for Paul McHale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Joseph Murphy on Families & Children
Democrat (until 2010) (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Joseph Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
John Murtha on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (PA-12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Murtha on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 53% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on Family Values. (Dec 2003)
John Peterson on Families & Children
Republican Representative (PA-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Peterson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Carl Romanelli on Families & Children
Green Challenger: Click here for Carl Romanelli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Sandals on Families & Children
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Alan Sandals on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Santorum on Families & Children
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Marriage disappears where government dependency is highest. (Aug 2012)
  • Severely disabled daughter is still life worth living. (Aug 2012)
  • Contraception for teens helps fix fracturing families. (Feb 2012)
  • Address breakdown of American family from bully pulpit. (Jan 2012)
  • Gay adoption is a state issue; no federal ban. (Jan 2012)
  • Promote the family as economic anchor point. (Dec 2011)
  • Poverty rate 5% with two parents; 30% with one parent. (Oct 2011)
  • No-Fault Freedom: doing whatever we want damages society. (Apr 2006)
  • Shotgun marriage wasn't all that bad in some cases. (Apr 2006)
  • Pre-marital cohabitation makes 50% more chance of divorce. (Apr 2006)
  • Covenant Marriage: do whatever it takes to keep together. (Apr 2006)
  • Automatically awarding custody to moms celebrates sexism. (Jul 2005)
  • Church scandals caused by "right to privacy lifestyle". (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Joe Sestak on Families & Children
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Joe Sestak on Families & Children
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Don Sherwood on Families & Children
Republican (District 10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Sherwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 84% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Arlen Specter on Families & Children
Republican Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Arlen Specter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 81% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
Pat Toomey on Families & Children
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Curt Weldon on Families & Children
Republican (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Curt Weldon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Arlen Specter-2001 on Families & Children
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Arlen Specter-2001 on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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