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Robert Bentley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bentley on other issues.
  • We are poorest state, but government just causes dependency. (Jan 2014)
  • We are poorest state, but government just causes dependency. (Jan 2014)
  • Strict limits on federal "General Welfare" clause. (Jul 2010)
Parker Griffith on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Parker Griffith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)

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Jeff Sessions on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator (AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Sessions on other issues.
  • Eminent domain for private development is Court over-reach. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Richard Shelby on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (AL): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Richard Shelby on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)

House:


Robert Aderholt on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (AL-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robert Aderholt 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)
Bobby Bright on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bobby Bright on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Mo Brooks on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mo Brooks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Bradley Byrne on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Nominee (District 1): Click here for Bradley Byrne on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Parker Griffith on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Parker Griffith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Martha Roby on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martha Roby on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Michael Rogers on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (AL-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Rogers 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)
Terri Sewell on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Terri Sewell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Riley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor; previously GOP Representative (AL-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Riley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Spencer Bachus on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (AL-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Spencer Bachus 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Jo Bonner on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (AL-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jo Bonner 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)
Don Siegelman on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Don Siegelman 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)
Howell Heflin on Welfare & Poverty
Former Senator (until March 2005): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Howell Heflin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Susan Parker on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (AL): Click here for Susan Parker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Wayne Sowell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
William Barnes on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for William Barnes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sonny Callahan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sonny Callahan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bud Cramer on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (AL-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bud Cramer 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Artur Davis on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (AL-7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Artur Davis 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Terry Everett on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (AL-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Terry Everett 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Vivian Davis Figures on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger; member of State Senate: Click here for Vivian Davis Figures on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Earl Hilliard on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Earl Hilliard 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Bob Riley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor; previously GOP Representative (AL-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Riley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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