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Peter Shumlin on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • Get back to fiscal responsibility, post-stimulus. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy 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 NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Sponsored bill for more enforcement of mortgage & TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
John MacGovern on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
  • Rein in out-of-control spending. (Aug 2012)
Bernie Sanders on Budget & Economy
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders 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 NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

House:


Peter Welch on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch 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 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)
  • Sponsored bill increasing debt limit to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Budget & Economy
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Budget & Economy
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Jack McMullen on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Budget & Economy
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Len Britton on other issues.
  • Eliminate earmarks and set balanced-budget targets. (Sep 2010)
Larry Drown on Budget & Economy
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Budget & Economy
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Parke on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Tarrant on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
  • Ashamed of Congressional wasteful spending. (Jun 2006)
Bernie Sanders on Budget & Economy
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders 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 NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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