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Scott Walker on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Help transition from government dependence to independence. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

WI 2012: 2012 Wisconsin Senate Debates


Tammy Baldwin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin 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)
  • 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)
Ron Johnson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Ron Johnson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Herbert Kohl on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (WI): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Herbert Kohl on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
John Schiess on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for John Schiess on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Sean Duffy on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sean Duffy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Ron Kind on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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 YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Gwen Moore on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WI-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gwen Moore on other issues.
  • Raise the minimum wage and protect overtime pay. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Sponsored bill favoring school breakfast for low-income kids. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Tom Petri on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (WI-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Petri 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)
Mark Pocan on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pocan on other issues.
  • Training, transport, and childcare for welfare recipients. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Reid Ribble on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Reid Ribble on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Paul Ryan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Civil society means we give of ourselves without government. (Sep 2012)
  • Cold social programs have displaced civility and charity. (Aug 2012)
  • Subsidize and deregulate our wealth of faith based charities. (Aug 2012)
  • Remove anti-poverty programs that dishonor human dignity. (Apr 2012)
  • End federal food stamps with block grant to the states. (Apr 2012)
  • Direct federal grants to persistently impoverished districts. (Apr 2012)
  • Food stamp program is rife with waste, fraud & abuse. (Apr 2012)
  • Time-limit & work requirement for need-based aid. (Apr 2012)
  • Left federal barriers to community & institution empowerment. (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 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
James Sensenbrenner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (WI-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for James Sensenbrenner 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 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jim Doyle on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic WI Governor: Click here for Jim Doyle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Kagen on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Kagen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Ron Kind on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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 YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Mark Neumann on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Tommy Thompson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger; previously HHS Secretary: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tommy Thompson on other issues.
  • Converted welfare into work-required benefit. (Sep 2012)
  • Replace welfare program with self-sufficiency program. (Jan 2001)
  • Replace Welfare with the Tools to Succeed. (Dec 2000)
  • Early leader in welfare reform. (Dec 2000)
  • 1950s common sense taught by families, schools, & churches. (Sep 1996)
  • Scrap federal welfare & let states experiment freely. (Sep 1996)
  • Learnfare: teen mothers welfare cut unless attending school. (Sep 1996)
  • 1992: Washington couldn't end welfare as we knew it; WI did. (Sep 1996)
  • No government handouts; demand something in return. (Aug 1995)
  • Supports block grants to foster state experimentation. (Aug 1995)
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Supports workfare. (Oct 2012)
Tammy Baldwin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin 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)
  • 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)
Tom Barrett on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Scott McCallum on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott McCallum on other issues.
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Ed Thompson on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Challenger 2000: Click here for Ed Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Russ Darrow on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican Challenger: Click here for Russ Darrow on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Gunderson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Gunderson on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jerry Kleczka on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Kleczka on other issues.
  • 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)
Scott Klug on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Klug on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Tim Michels on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Tim Michels on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Neumann on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Toby Roth on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Toby Roth on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Russell Feingold on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (WI): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Russell Feingold on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Sponsored bill favoring school breakfast for low-income kids. (Mar 2009)
Mark Green on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Green 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)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Steve Kagen on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Kagen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Robert Lorge on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Lorge on other issues.
  • Cut welfare bureaucracy in half; it undermines families. (Aug 2006)
  • A job gets you money & ends dependency. (Aug 2006)
David Obey on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WI-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Obey 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)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
David Redick on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Redick on other issues.
  • Faith-based organizations are a conflict on both sides. (Mar 2006)
Rae Vogeler on Welfare & Poverty
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rae Vogeler on other issues.
  • Church-based social services risks tax-funded discrimination. (Oct 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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