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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Mike Bloomberg on Welfare & Poverty
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Count poverty based on all costs, minus welfare assistance. (Dec 2007)
  • Opportunity NYC: cash transfer to break cycle of poverty. (Apr 2007)
  • Instituted $7.5B municipal affordable housing plan. (Mar 2007)
Andrew Cuomo on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • CORe initiative: support community-based services. (Jan 2013)
  • Create a Foreclosure Relief Unit to keep people in homes. (Jan 2012)
  • Remove barriers to food stamps: stop fingerprinting for food. (Jan 2012)
  • Moral imperative to maintain safety net in difficult times. (Nov 2010)
  • 2001 review: Focused HUD on poor working-class families. (Apr 2010)
  • Founded nation's largest provider of housing for homeless. (Oct 2003)
Bill de Blasio on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Recognize & legalize basement apartments & granny flats. (Oct 2013)

Senate:


Colia Clark on Welfare & Poverty
Green Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • Government, not churches, should provide social services. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Served briefly under Clinton as Special Counsel for HUD. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Wendy Long on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
Scott Noren on Welfare & Poverty
Independent Challenger: Click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Schumer on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on replacing welfare entitlements with work rules. (Jul 1996)
  • 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)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Bishop 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)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 25): Click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Yvette Clarke on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke 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)
  • Grants for faith-based groups to teach English. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Chris Collins on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 27): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports workfare. (Oct 2012)
Joseph Crowley on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Eliot Engel on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel 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 YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • 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)
Chris Gibson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Michael Grimm on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Richard Hanna on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Hanna on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Nan Hayworth on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 19): Click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Higgins on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Apr 2013)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Kathy Hochul on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 26): Click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Israel on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Hakeem Jeffries on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • Aggressive federal program to prevent foreclosures. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Peter King on Welfare & Poverty
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Peter King 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)
  • 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)
Nita Lowey on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey 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. (Apr 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Dan Maffei on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Maffei 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
Carolyn Maloney on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • 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)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Sean Maloney on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 18): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Carolyn McCarthy on Welfare & Poverty
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Gregory Meeks on Welfare & Poverty
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • 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)
Grace Meng on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
Jerrold Nadler on Welfare & Poverty
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 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)
Bill Owens on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Charles Rangel on Welfare & Poverty
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • Make taking people out of poverty our #1 priority. (Aug 2008)
  • Architect of Harlem Empowerment Zone legislation. (Jan 2007)
  • 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. (Mar 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Tom Reed on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Reed on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Jose Serrano on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano 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. (Apr 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Louise Slaughter on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter 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 funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Jun 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)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Paul Tonko on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Tonko 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)
Ed Towns on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Nydia Velazquez on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez 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. (May 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George Pataki on Welfare & Poverty
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Four-year limit for full welfare benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
David Paterson on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Paterson on other issues.
  • Partner with non-profit sector to recruit more volunteers. (Jan 2009)
George Maragos on Welfare & Poverty
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for George Maragos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Turner on Welfare & Poverty
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gary Ackerman on Welfare & Poverty
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Maurice Hinchey on Welfare & Poverty
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey 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 NO 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)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Chris Lee on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Bob Turner on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rudy Giuliani on Welfare & Poverty
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • FactCheck:Hillary never proposed giving $5000 to every child. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: 640,000 off welfare in NYC below national average. (Sep 2007)
  • Moving people off welfare reduces crime. (May 2007)
  • Sold 80% of city-owned abandoned homes to developers. (May 2007)
  • Moved 600,000 people off welfare during mayoral term. (May 2007)
  • NYC welfare reform focused on workfare assignments. (May 2007)
  • America Works: pay company for jobs for welfare recipients. (Oct 2002)
  • Welfare offices as job centers. (Jan 2000)
  • The homeless need special attention: reach out & help. (Jan 2000)
  • Change welfare offices into job centers. (Dec 1999)
  • 460,000 moved off welfare rolls during Rudyís tenure. (Dec 1999)
  • Do whatever it takes to get the homeless off the streets. (Dec 1999)
  • Govt stabilizes business; businesses provide jobs. (Sep 1997)
Carl McCall on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eliot Spitzer on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
  • Provide greater aid to distressed cities and towns. (Jan 2007)
Anthony Weiner on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Michael Benjamin on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed Cox on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al D'Amato on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Al D'Amato 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)
Harold Ford on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford 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)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
Daniel Frisa on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Giuliani on Welfare & Poverty
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • FactCheck:Hillary never proposed giving $5000 to every child. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: 640,000 off welfare in NYC below national average. (Sep 2007)
  • Moving people off welfare reduces crime. (May 2007)
  • Sold 80% of city-owned abandoned homes to developers. (May 2007)
  • Moved 600,000 people off welfare during mayoral term. (May 2007)
  • NYC welfare reform focused on workfare assignments. (May 2007)
  • America Works: pay company for jobs for welfare recipients. (Oct 2002)
  • Welfare offices as job centers. (Jan 2000)
  • The homeless need special attention: reach out & help. (Jan 2000)
  • Change welfare offices into job centers. (Dec 1999)
  • 460,000 moved off welfare rolls during Rudyís tenure. (Dec 1999)
  • Do whatever it takes to get the homeless off the streets. (Dec 1999)
  • Govt stabilizes business; businesses provide jobs. (Sep 1997)
Abe Hirschfeld on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Kelly on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
John LaFalce on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John LaFalce 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
David McReynolds on Welfare & Poverty
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • Guaranteed income for all. (Sep 2004)
  • Housing, food, & health benefits for welfare recipients. (May 2000)
Howard Mills on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Molinari on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susan Molinari on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Pat Moynihan on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan 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)
Major Owens on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens 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 NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Bill Paxon on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Gerald Solomon on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Michael Arcuri on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Arcuri on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Gary Bernsten on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Welfare & Poverty
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Hillary Clinton on Welfare & Poverty
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • In the face of suffering, God calls on us to respond. (Apr 2008)
  • Make sure the economy works for everybody. (Jan 2008)
  • Partner with faith based community in empowerment zones. (Dec 2007)
  • Considered idea of $5000 at birth to pay for future college. (Oct 2007)
  • Time-out for mortgage companies on march toward foreclosure. (Sep 2007)
  • Wellesley thesis: Saul Alinsky & people over bureaucrats. (Jun 2007)
  • Hedge funds incentivize risk, but need regulation. (Apr 2007)
  • Welfare reform was critical step despite flaws. (Nov 2003)
  • Lazio weakened housing standards and limited public housing. (Oct 2000)
  • Lazio fought against FHA on low-interest housing loans. (Oct 2000)
  • Equal access to capital and jobs. (Jan 2000)
  • Working should mean no poverty. (Jan 2000)
  • Community involvement helps, but only in short term. (Dec 1999)
  • Donít criminalize the homeless. (Dec 1999)
  • 1969 thesis: Alinskyís reforms too short term & local. (Apr 1999)
  • Microcredit is an invaluable tool in alleviating poverty. (Feb 1997)
  • Link payments to good parenting behavior. (Feb 1997)
  • 1976: Founded first indigent legal aid in Fayetteville AR. (Aug 1993)
  • Won series of high school awards, but barred from athletics. (Aug 1993)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • 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)
Joe DioGuardi on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • More funding for WIC Supplemental Food Program. (Mar 1987)
Michael Forbes on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Forbes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Vito Fossella on Welfare & Poverty
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella 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)
Benjamin Gilman on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Felix Grucci on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Felix Grucci on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
John Hall on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Hall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Howie Hawkins on Welfare & Poverty
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Expand public works to guarantee an adequate income. (Oct 2006)
  • Repeal Taft- Hartley. (Jul 2006)
Amo Houghton on Welfare & Poverty
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Caroline Kennedy on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic candidate (2008): Click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Kuhl on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Kuhl on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Rick Lazio on Welfare & Poverty
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • Advocate for public housing in Congress. (Oct 2000)
  • Congressional fight against FHA was supported by HUD. (Oct 2000)
  • Allow food stamps for legal immigrants. (Jun 2000)
  • Public housing: More work & service; less concentrated poor. (Jun 2000)
  • Promote responsible fatherhood via faith-based institutions. (Nov 1999)
  • Tax incentives & vouchers to reduce homelessness. (Jul 1998)
  • Continue welfare-to-work & block grants. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
Eric Massa on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Massa 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)
KT McFarland on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McMahon on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Michael McNulty on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty 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)
Scott Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marilyn O`Grady on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeanine Pirro on Welfare & Poverty
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Thomas Reynolds on Welfare & Poverty
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds 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)
John Spencer on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for John Spencer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Sweeney on Welfare & Poverty
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Sweeney 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)
Jay Townsend on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Walsh on Welfare & Poverty
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh 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)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Served briefly under Clinton as Special Counsel for HUD. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
John McHugh on Welfare & Poverty
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh 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 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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