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Terry Branstad on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
  • Restored Iowa's rainy day and economic emergency funds. (Jan 2014)
  • End the days of unsustainable commitments. (Jan 2011)
Chet Culver on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
  • Canít spend more than we take in. (Jan 2007)
Jack Hatch on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Jack Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Hoefling on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger : Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Hoefling on other issues.
  • Free enterprise is key to national prosperity. (Jul 2014)
  • Strongly opposes federal budget stimulus. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

IA 2013: 2014 Iowa Senate Debates


Bruce Braley on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Doug Butzier on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Butzier on other issues.
  • Market-led recovery better than federal stimulus. (Sep 2014)
Sam Clovis on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • BBA to stop saddling generations to come. (Jul 2014)
  • No government interference in markets; no stimulus. (Jan 2014)
  • Top priority: Balancing the budget. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
  • I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork. (Oct 2013)
  • Break Washington's spending addiction. (Sep 2013)
Chuck Grassley on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Matthew Whitaker on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
  • Top priority: Grow the economy. (Nov 2013)
  • Balance the budget instead of $17 trillion national debt. (Oct 2013)

House:


Leonard Boswell on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Steve King on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Steve King on other issues.
  • Obama's "investments" really just means "more spending". (Jan 2011)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
David Loebsack on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Pat Murphy on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Pat Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Vilsack on Budget & Economy
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • Support the extension of unemployment benefits. (Jan 2004)
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)
Tom Harkin on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Bruce Braley on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Tom Latham on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Greg Ganske on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Jim Lightfoot on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Daryl Northrop on Budget & Economy
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Art Small on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for Art Small on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Roxanne Conlin on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • Fed budget serves as ATM for big banks & special interests. (Aug 2010)
  • Hold Grassley accountable for Wall Street greed. (Jul 2010)
George Eichhorn on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Ganske on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Jim Leach on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Jim Nussle on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Steven Rathje on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
  • Supports line-item veto & balanced budget amendment. (Mar 2008)
Christopher Reed on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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