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Ken Cuccinelli on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger : Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Cuccinelli on other issues.
  • "General welfare" doesn't include welfare to individuals. (Feb 2013)
  • Charities help with minimal overhead; government can't. (Feb 2013)
Terry McAuliffe on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic nominee for Governor; previously DNC Chair: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terry McAuliffe on other issues.
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Bob McDonnell on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob McDonnell on other issues.
  • Supports welfare-to-work & eliminate fraud. (Jul 2009)
Robert Sarvis on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian nominee for Governor: Click here for Robert Sarvis on other issues.
    No stance on record.

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George Allen on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Allen on other issues.
  • Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
  • Minor mothers must live at home & identify fathers. (Sep 2000)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
Ed Gillespie on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Gillespie on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Tim Kaine on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor: Click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Sarvis on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Challenger for Senate: Click here for Robert Sarvis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Warner on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Warner on other issues.
  • Expand enterprise zones. (Nov 2001)
  • Housing vouchers & tax incentives against homelessness. (Jul 1996)
  • Require work to receive welfare benefits. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
James Webb on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)

House:


Eric Cantor on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (VA-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Eric Cantor on other issues.
  • Backed down on block granting food stamps to the states. (Apr 2012)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Gerry Connolly on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gerry Connolly on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Randy Forbes on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (VA-4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Randy Forbes 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)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Bob Goodlatte on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (VA-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Goodlatte 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)
  • 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 YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Morgan Griffith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Morgan Griffith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Robert Hurt on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Hurt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
James Moran on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (VA-8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for James Moran on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Scott Rigell on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Rigell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Bobby Scott on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (VA-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Scott on other issues.
  • 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Robert Wittman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Wittman 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)
Frank Wolf on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (VA-10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Frank Wolf 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 YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Creigh Deeds on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat Challenger (2009): Click here for Creigh Deeds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Kaine on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor: Click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Warner on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Warner on other issues.
  • Expand enterprise zones. (Nov 2001)
  • Housing vouchers & tax incentives against homelessness. (Jul 1996)
  • Require work to receive welfare benefits. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Tim Donner on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Donner on other issues.
  • Allow limited faith-based charities. (Sep 2011)
Bob Marshall on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Bob Marshall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jamie Radtke on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for Jamie Radtke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Earley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for Mark Earley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Gilmore on Welfare & Poverty
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • 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)
John Hager on Welfare & Poverty
GOP 2000 Primary Candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Hager on other issues.
  • Let faith-based organizations provide social services. (Jan 2001)
Virgil Goode on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Unseated 2008) (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Virgil Goode on other issues.
  • Welfare services must be decreased. (May 2012)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Abolish federal welfare; leave it all to states. (Dec 2000)
Charles Robb on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Robb 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Edward Schrock on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Edward Schrock on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Herb Bateman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Herb Bateman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Tom Bliley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Bliley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Rick Boucher on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (VA-9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rick Boucher 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)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Jo Ann Davis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jo Ann Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Tom Davis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (VA-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Davis on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Thelma Drake on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (VA-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thelma Drake on other issues.
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Jim Gilmore on Welfare & Poverty
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • 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)
Harris Miller on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic challenger: Click here for Harris Miller on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Glenn Nye on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Glenn Nye on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Tom Perriello on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Perriello on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Owen Pickett on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Owen Pickett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Norman Sisisky on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Norman Sisisky on other issues.
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
John Warner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (VA): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Warner 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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