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Susana Martinez on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor: Click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NM 2014: 2014 NM Senate debate


Jeff Bingaman on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Martin Heinrich on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
John Sanchez on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Sanchez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Udall on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Heather Wilson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson 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)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ben Ray Lujan 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)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
Steve Pearce on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • Strategy to deal with poverty: unions; living wage; EITC. (Jun 2007)
  • New Mexico ranked 48th worst in poverty, but moving forward. (May 2007)
  • Increase tax deduction for charities. (Nov 1996)
Hector Balderas on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
  • Raised on food stamps by struggling single mother. (Jun 2012)
Martin Heinrich on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Gary Johnson on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Impose gross income cap on welfare recipients. (Jul 2011)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Joe Carraro on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Skeen on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Skeen 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)
Gloria Tristani on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Benavides on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici on other issues.
  • 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)
Francesca Lobato on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allen McCulloch on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Pearce on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • 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)
David Pfeffer on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Teague on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Tom Udall on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Heather Wilson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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