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Jay Inslee on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)

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WA 2012: 2012 WA Senate Debates


Michael Baumgartner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Michael Baumgartner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Maria Cantwell on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (WA): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Maria Cantwell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Patty Murray on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (WA): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Patty Murray on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)

House:


Suzan DelBene on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Suzan DelBene on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Doc Hastings on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (WA-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Doc Hastings 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)
Denny Heck on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Denny Heck on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)
Jaime Herrera on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jaime Herrera on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Derek Kilmer on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Derek Kilmer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Jun 2013)
Rick Larsen on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WA-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rick Larsen 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Jim McDermott on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WA-7): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim McDermott 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers 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)
David Adam Smith on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WA-9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for David Adam Smith 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 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Christine Gregoire on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic WA Governor: Click here for Christine Gregoire on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Norm Dicks on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WA-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Norm Dicks 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Jay Inslee on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Dave Reichert on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (WA-8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dave Reichert on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Gary Locke on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gary Locke 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)
Jennifer Dunn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jennifer Dunn 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Slade Gorton on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Slade Gorton 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)
George Nethercutt on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Encourage self-sufficiency. (Feb 2004)
  • 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)
George Nethercutt on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Encourage self-sufficiency. (Feb 2004)
  • 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)
Linda Smith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Linda Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Randy Tate on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Tate on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Rick White on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick White on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Brian Baird on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WA-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Brian Baird 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Bruce Guthrie on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Guthrie on other issues.
  • Keep federal welfare programs, for now. (Oct 2006)
Brad Klippert on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Klippert on other issues.
  • Let churches reach out to those in need. (Jan 2006)
John Koster on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger 2010 (District 2): Click here for John Koster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McGavick on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike McGavick on other issues.
  • Direct federal poverty aid through religious. (Oct 2006)
  • Drug screening & drug testing for welfare recipients. (Oct 2006)
Jack Metcalf on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Metcalf on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Dino Rossi on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for Dino Rossi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Swift on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al Swift on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Jolene Unsoeld on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jolene Unsoeld on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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