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Nikki Haley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Trade welfare check for dignity of paycheck. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

SC 2014: 2014 SC Senate debate


Lee Bright on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Too many Americans are dependent on federal government. (Jan 2012)
  • Partner with churches to assist the poor. (Jan 2012)
  • Volunteerism provides vision & backbone for community. (Jul 2009)
  • Nothing in Congressional duty requires helping the poor. (Jul 2009)
  • Government redistribution destroys voluntary charity. (Jul 2009)
  • Encourage voluntary charity via business, church & community. (Jul 2009)
  • Welfare programs deteriorate family structure. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Joyce Dickerson on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Joyce Dickerson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lindsey Graham on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Fund welfare via religious & community-based NPOs. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Brad Hutto on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Brad Hutto on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Mace on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Thomas Ravenel on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Ravenel on other issues.
  • New Deal & Great Society are examples of federal overreach. (Jul 2014)
Tim Scott on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • I flunked Civics & English but thought my way out of poverty. (Mar 2014)
  • Conservative values based on "think your way out of poverty". (Apr 2013)
Jay Stamper on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Wade on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Rick Wade on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


James Clyburn on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn on other issues.
  • History of S.C. precludes block granting food stamps. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Duncan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Trey Gowdy on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Gowdy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Mick Mulvaney on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mick Mulvaney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
Tom Rice on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Mark Sanford on Welfare & Poverty
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Tim Scott on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • I flunked Civics & English but thought my way out of poverty. (Mar 2014)
  • Conservative values based on "think your way out of poverty". (Apr 2013)
Joe Wilson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Sanford on Welfare & Poverty
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jim Hodges on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)
David Beasley on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for David Beasley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fritz Hollings on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Bob Inglis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Inglis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Alex Sanders on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Inez Tenenbaum on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
  • Keep Minimum Wage to help working class families. (Oct 2004)
Strom Thurmond on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Strom Thurmond on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Gresham Barrett on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gresham Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Henry Brown on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Michael Cone on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Conley on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Too many Americans are dependent on federal government. (Jan 2012)
  • Partner with churches to assist the poor. (Jan 2012)
  • Volunteerism provides vision & backbone for community. (Jul 2009)
  • Nothing in Congressional duty requires helping the poor. (Jul 2009)
  • Government redistribution destroys voluntary charity. (Jul 2009)
  • Encourage voluntary charity via business, church & community. (Jul 2009)
  • Welfare programs deteriorate family structure. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Alvin Greene on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark McBride on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mullins McLeod on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Floyd Spence on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Floyd Spence on other issues.
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
John Spratt on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Lindsey Graham on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Fund welfare via religious & community-based NPOs. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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