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Jay Inslee on Jobs
Democratic Representative (WA-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Focus on job growth in high tech and military. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)

Senate:

WA 2012: 2012 WA Senate Debates


Michael Baumgartner on Jobs
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Baumgartner on other issues.
  • Let business create jobs without government red tape. (Jan 2012)
Maria Cantwell on Jobs
Democratic Jr Senator (WA): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Maria Cantwell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Match minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Patty Murray on Jobs
Democratic Sr Senator (WA): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Patty Murray on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill allowing an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)

House:


Suzan DelBene on Jobs
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Suzan DelBene on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Doc Hastings on Jobs
Republican Representative (WA-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Doc Hastings on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Denny Heck on Jobs
Democrat (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Denny Heck on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Jaime Herrera on Jobs
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jaime Herrera on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 91% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Derek Kilmer on Jobs
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Derek Kilmer on other issues.
  • New jobs by helping our nation's small businesses. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Rick Larsen on Jobs
Democratic Representative (WA-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Rick Larsen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Jim McDermott on Jobs
Democratic Representative (WA-7): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jim McDermott on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on Jobs
Republican: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Workforce participation decline due to Baby Boom. (Jan 2014)
  • FactCheck: Net gain of 3.2M jobs under Obama presidency. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
David Adam Smith on Jobs
Democratic Representative (WA-9): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for David Adam Smith on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 80% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Christine Gregoire on Jobs
Democratic WA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christine Gregoire on other issues.
  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Norm Dicks on Jobs
Democratic Representative (WA-6): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Norm Dicks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Jay Inslee on Jobs
Democratic Representative (WA-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Focus on job growth in high tech and military. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Dave Reichert on Jobs
Republican Representative (WA-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dave Reichert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Rated 17% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
Gary Locke on Jobs
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Locke on other issues.
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)
Jennifer Dunn on Jobs
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jennifer Dunn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Slade Gorton on Jobs
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Slade Gorton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
George Nethercutt on Jobs
Republican (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
George Nethercutt on Jobs
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Linda Smith on Jobs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Linda Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Randy Tate on Jobs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Tate on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Rick White on Jobs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick White on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Brian Baird on Jobs
Democratic Representative (WA-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Brian Baird on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Bruce Guthrie on Jobs
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Bruce Guthrie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brad Klippert on Jobs
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Klippert on other issues.
  • Support family bread-winners. (Jan 2006)
John Koster on Jobs
Republican Challenger 2010 (District 2): Click here for John Koster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McGavick on Jobs
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McGavick on other issues.
  • Saved Seattle-based Safeco from bankruptcy. (Oct 2005)
Jack Metcalf on Jobs
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Metcalf on other issues.
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Dino Rossi on Jobs
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for Dino Rossi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Swift on Jobs
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 2): Click here for Al Swift on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jolene Unsoeld on Jobs
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 3): Click here for Jolene Unsoeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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