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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Tom Corbett on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Corbett on other issues.
  • Reduce the size and cost of state government. (Mar 2011)
Michael Nutter on Budget & Economy
Mayor of Philadelphia: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Nutter on other issues.
  • Cutting government to balance budget without tax hike. (Mar 2011)

Senate:

PA 2012: 2012 Penn. Senate Debates


Bob Casey on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bob Casey on other issues.
  • Need Fiscal Discipline to Lower Interest Rates. (Dec 2005)
  • Budget deficit chokes investment, drives business to ruin. (Oct 2005)
  • 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)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Tom Smith on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Smith on other issues.
  • Stagnant economy due to over-regulation & complex taxes. (Sep 2012)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Pat Toomey on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • Fed role: legal system, currency & defense, within its means. (Jan 2012)
  • We need statutory spending limits written into law. (Jan 2012)
  • We can't borrow and spend our way to prosperity. (Oct 2010)
  • Real threat to economy is billions on bailouts. (Apr 2010)
  • Strengthen economy via lower taxes & less spending. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)

House:


Lou Barletta on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 11): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
  • Congress is addicted to spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Jun 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Robert Brady on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (PA-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Robert Brady 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Matt Cartwright on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Cartwright on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Mark Critz on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Critz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Charles Dent on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Charles Dent on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Mike Doyle on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (PA-14): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mike Doyle 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 restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
Chaka Fattah on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (PA-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chaka Fattah 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Jim Gerlach on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (PA-6): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gerlach 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 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Mike Kelly on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Kelly 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Tom Marino on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Marino 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)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Patrick Meehan on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Meehan 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)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Tim Murphy on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (PA-18): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Tim Murphy 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 YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Scott Perry on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Perry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Joseph Pitts on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (PA-16): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Pitts 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 NO 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Keith Rothfus on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Keith Rothfus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
Allyson Schwartz on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (PA-13): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Allyson Schwartz 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)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
Bill Shuster on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (PA-9): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bill Shuster 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 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)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Glenn Thompson on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Glenn Thompson 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ed Rendell on Budget & Economy
Democratic PA Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed Rendell on other issues.
  • Will not raise any taxes. (Mar 2003)
  • Cut spending across the board. (Mar 2003)
  • Spending cuts inflict real hardship but are necessary. (Mar 2003)
  • Find savings of $1 billion by cutting wasteful spending. (Mar 2003)
Sam Rohrer on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Sam Rohrer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marc Scaringi on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Marc Scaringi on other issues.
  • We need a balanced budget amendment. (Mar 2012)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment; and don't increase size of budget. (Jul 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
Steve Welch on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Steve Welch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jason Altmire on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jason Altmire on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 NO 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)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Fitzpatrick on other issues.
  • Reduce the size and scope of the federal government. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Tim Holden on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (PA-17): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tim Holden 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 NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on Budget & Economy
Previous Democrat (until 1995) (District 13): Click here for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Todd Platts on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (PA-19): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Todd Platts on other issues.
  • 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 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 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)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
Tom Ridge on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Ridge on other issues.
  • Invest in strong economy, for solid international alliances. (Sep 2009)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Mark Schweiker on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Mark Schweiker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Clinger on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Clinger on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
John Featherman on Budget & Economy
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA): Click here for John Featherman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Fox on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Fox on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jim Greenwood on Budget & Economy
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Greenwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Joseph Hoeffel on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Joseph Hoeffel on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Tom Martin on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Senate Candidate (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Itís the spending, stupid!. (Oct 2006)
  • Return to precious metal standard; end Federal reserve. (Oct 2006)
Joe McDade on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe McDade on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Pennacchio on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Chuck Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bud Shuster on Budget & Economy
Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bud Shuster on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Summers on Budget & Economy
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Betsy Summers on other issues.
  • Deficit spending leads to economic collapse. (Oct 2004)
  • Return to gold & silver-based monetary system. (Oct 2004)
Robert Walker on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Walker on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Robert Borski on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 3): Click here for Robert Borski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Carney on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Chris Carney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
William Coyne on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 14): Click here for William Coyne on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Dahlkemper on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Dahlkemper on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Phil English on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (PA-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Phil English on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Maintain public information about M3 money supply. (Mar 2006)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
George Gekas on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Gekas on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Goodling on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Melissa Hart on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Hart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Paul Kanjorski on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (PA-11): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kanjorski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ron Klink on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Ron Klink on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Martin on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Itís the spending, stupid!. (Oct 2006)
  • Return to precious metal standard; end Federal reserve. (Oct 2006)
Frank Mascara on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 20): Click here for Frank Mascara on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul McHale on Budget & Economy
Democrat (retired 1998 (District 25): Click here for Paul McHale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Joseph Murphy on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Joseph Murphy on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
John Murtha on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (PA-12): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Murtha on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
John Peterson on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (PA-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Peterson on other issues.
  • 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)
Carl Romanelli on Budget & Economy
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carl Romanelli on other issues.
  • Balance the budget to guarantee quality of life. (Jul 2006)
Alan Sandals on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Alan Sandals on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Santorum on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • I opposed the Wall Street bailouts and the auto bailout. (Feb 2012)
  • 2005: Fannie & Freddie should create housing affordability. (Jan 2012)
  • Newt Gingrich's economic stances compared to Santorum's. (Jan 2012)
  • Spend-o-meter: track spending on all Senate amendments. (Jan 2012)
  • TARP was biggest government intrusion into private sector. (Oct 2011)
  • Govt has averaged 18% of GDP and we're now at 25%. (Aug 2011)
  • Audit the Fed; but no gold standard. (Aug 2011)
  • Stopping debt ceiling increase is showmanship not leadership. (Aug 2011)
  • 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)
Joe Sestak on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Auto & bank bailouts were to clean up Bush's mess. (Oct 2010)
  • Deregulation of banks led to the economic meltdown. (Apr 2010)
  • State revenue has declined due to lower employment. (Dec 2009)
  • 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)
  • Supports the stimulus bill. (Sep 2010)
Joe Sestak on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Auto & bank bailouts were to clean up Bush's mess. (Oct 2010)
  • Deregulation of banks led to the economic meltdown. (Apr 2010)
  • State revenue has declined due to lower employment. (Dec 2009)
  • 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)
  • Supports the stimulus bill. (Sep 2010)
Don Sherwood on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Sherwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Arlen Specter on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Arlen Specter 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 YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Pat Toomey on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • Fed role: legal system, currency & defense, within its means. (Jan 2012)
  • We need statutory spending limits written into law. (Jan 2012)
  • We can't borrow and spend our way to prosperity. (Oct 2010)
  • Real threat to economy is billions on bailouts. (Apr 2010)
  • Strengthen economy via lower taxes & less spending. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Curt Weldon on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Curt Weldon on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Arlen Specter-2001 on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Arlen Specter-2001 on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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