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Pat Quinn on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Hardest Hit program: Keep 6,550 families in their homes. (Feb 2013)
  • Maintain human services even during the Great Recession. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Sharon Hansen on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Kirk on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Jim Oberweis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
  • Tepid welfare reform is the best we can get right now. (Dec 2013)
Doug Truax on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Judy Biggert on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Cheri Bustos on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Danny Davis on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Rodney Davis on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Advocate privately funded assistance to people in need. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports workfare. (Oct 2012)
Bob Dold on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tammy Duckworth on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Bill Enyart on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Bill Foster on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Luis Gutierrez on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez 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)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Randy Hultgren on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Robin Kelly on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adam Kinzinger on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Dan Lipinski on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski 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)
Mike Quigley on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Mel Reynolds on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Peter Roskam on Welfare & Poverty
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam 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)
Bobby Rush on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush 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)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Jan Schakowsky on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Brad Schneider on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Aaron Schock on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Aaron Schock 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)
John Shimkus on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus 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)
Joe Walsh on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich 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)
Jerry Costello on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • No "voluntary" work in exchange for welfare benefits. (Oct 2001)
  • Code words for racism: "states' rights" and "block grants". (Oct 2001)
  • 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)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Timothy Johnson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • 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)
Donald Manzullo on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Bobby Schilling on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Ryan on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
James Thompson on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane 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)
James Durkin on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Peter Fitzgerald on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Flanagan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Denny Hastert on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Alan Keyes on Welfare & Poverty
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • Constitution does not require separation of church and state. (Aug 2004)
  • No socialism for poor children-invigorate families instead. (Jan 2000)
  • Volunteer for community service; not via government funding. (Oct 1999)
  • Shift welfare from government to the faith sector. (Oct 1999)
  • Disintegration of the family causes social ills. (Jan 1999)
  • Jewish support of welfare for blacks causes enmity. (May 1996)
  • Encourage two-parent families instead of paying baby bonus. (May 1996)
William Lipinski on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski 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)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • 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 NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Barack Obama on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Upward mobility hasn't stalled; US always was low. (Jan 2014)
  • Earned Income Tax Credit has helped half of all families. (Jan 2014)
  • Community organizing brings about redistributive change. (Feb 2013)
  • People want a hand up, not a handout. (Sep 2012)
  • Help refinancing for homeowners facing foreclosure. (Feb 2009)
  • FactCheck: Cannot limit refinancing to responsible borrowers. (Feb 2009)
  • Still denying decent wages, good benefits, & fair treatment. (Jul 2008)
  • AdWatch: Fought for workers from college thru Senate. (Jul 2008)
  • GovWatch: Welfare laws he “passed” were federally mandated. (Jul 2008)
  • Cut poverty in half in 10 years, with faith-based help. (Apr 2008)
  • Welfare policies contributed to erosion of black families. (Mar 2008)
  • Create 20 Promise Neighborhoods in high-poverty cities. (Feb 2008)
  • 1980s: Director of the Developing Communities Project. (Oct 2007)
  • Stop Fraud Act: full disclosure in subprime lending. (Sep 2007)
  • Engages people of faith on all aspects of his public service. (Aug 2007)
  • Saw dire poverty as a child in Indonesia. (Aug 2007)
  • 1985: Launched project to give voice to disempowered. (Aug 2007)
  • Ownership Society is another term for “Social Darwinism”. (Aug 2007)
  • Community organizer on Chicago’s South Side. (Feb 2007)
  • Black churches minister to social needs out of necessity. (Oct 2006)
  • Welfare recipients know how to succeed but need help. (Jul 2004)
  • Belief that "I am my brother's keeper" makes America work. (Jul 2004)
  • $100M increase in IL Earned Income Tax Credit. (Jun 2004)
  • Inner city problems are the painful truths. (Aug 1996)
  • Exorcise the ghostly figure that haunts black dreams. (Aug 1996)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Jack Ryan on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Get business & churches involved with schools. (Jul 1996)
  • Transform welfare recipients to productive citizens. (Jul 1996)
  • 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 NO on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
Melissa Bean on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean 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)
Roland Burris on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Cardiss Collins on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Kathy Cummings on Welfare & Poverty
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Government should take care of people, not churches. (Aug 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • 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)
Lane Evans on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Thomas Ewing on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Alexi Giannoulias on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Renew TANF focus on the alleviation of poverty. (Aug 2010)
Debbie Halvorson on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Phil Hare on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • Sponsored bill for public jobs on community-based projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Henry Hyde on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde 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)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Mark Kirk on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
Ray LaHood on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
David Phelps on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Phelps 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)
John Porter on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Glenn Poshard on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Steven Sauerberg on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Stafford on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • No taxpyer funds for faith-based services. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Sidney Yates on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Blagojevich on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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