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Martin O`Malley on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Move from welfare to work; & raise Earned Income tax credit. (Jan 2014)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)

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MD 2012: 2012 Maryland Senate Debates


Dan Bongino on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Benjamin Cardin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Barbara Mikulski on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Help middle class stay there; help others get there. (Jul 2000)
  • 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)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
Rob Sobhani on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Roscoe Bartlett on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Abolish federal welfare; leave it all to states. (Dec 2000)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Elijah Cummings on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings 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)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
John Delaney on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Donna Edwards on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards 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 funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Andy Harris on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Steny Hoyer on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer 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)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger 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)
John Sarbanes on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes 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)
Chris Van Hollen on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Capps on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Capps on other issues.
  • Churches have the right to provide welfare services. (Oct 2011)
Corrogan Vaughn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Worked in faith based communities via National Baptists. (Aug 2007)
  • Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations. (Nov 2000)
Eric Wargotz on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Ehrlich on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (2003-2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Parris Glendening on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
  • Maintain TANF block grants. (Apr 2000)
  • 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)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
    No stance on record.
E.J. Pipkin on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Ehrlich on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Wayne Gilchrest on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Frank Kratovil on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Kweisi Mfume on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
  • Make poverty part of our nation’s public policy agenda. (Dec 2005)
  • 37 million still in poverty-“We can do better”. (Dec 2005)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Connie Morella on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Paul Sarbanes on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes 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)
  • 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)
Michael Steele on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • Facilitated faith-based institutions to tap into resources. (Feb 2005)
  • Government should have limited control over welfare & family. (Feb 2005)
Daniel Vovak on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
  • Supports church welfare services on church-state grounds. (Jan 2006)
Albert Wynn on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn 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)
  • 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)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
Kevin Zeese on Welfare & Poverty
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • No funding of churches--but church non-profit services ok. (Jun 2006)
Benjamin Cardin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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