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Robert Bentley on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bentley on other issues.
  • Goal is balanced, conservative budget without federal help. (Mar 2011)
  • Protect essential services, and otherwise cut 15-45%. (Mar 2011)
Parker Griffith on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger for Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Parker Griffith 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 NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)

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Jeff Sessions on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator (AL): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Sessions on other issues.
  • Bailout well-intentioned, but too much federal intervention. (Oct 2008)
  • Tighten bankruptcy rules; it costs society & is immoral. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Biennial budget and appropriations process. (Jan 2009)
Richard Shelby on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (AL): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Richard Shelby 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 NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)

House:


Robert Aderholt on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (AL-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Robert Aderholt 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 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Bobby Bright on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Bright on other issues.
  • $800B stimulus was too rushed, and not necessary. (Feb 2009)
  • TARP uses taxpayer money to pay for bad business practices. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Raise small business depreciation to $125,000. (Jul 2009)
Mo Brooks on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mo Brooks 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Bradley Byrne on Budget & Economy
Republican Nominee (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bradley Byrne on other issues.
  • Lead the charge to balance budget & hold line on spending. (Nov 2013)
Parker Griffith on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Parker Griffith 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 NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
Martha Roby on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Roby 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)
Michael Rogers on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (AL-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Michael Rogers 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 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Terri Sewell on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Terri Sewell 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Riley on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor; previously GOP Representative (AL-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Riley on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Spencer Bachus on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (AL-6): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Spencer Bachus 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 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Chair of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jo Bonner on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (AL-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jo Bonner 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 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Don Siegelman on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Siegelman on other issues.
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)
Howell Heflin on Budget & Economy
Former Senator (until March 2005): Click here for Howell Heflin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Parker on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (AL): Click here for Susan Parker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wayne Sowell on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Wayne Sowell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
William Barnes on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Barnes on other issues.
  • Reduce spending and increase accountability. (Aug 2010)
  • Re-evaluate & reform banking and finance deregulation. (Jul 2010)
Sonny Callahan on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sonny Callahan on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Bud Cramer on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (AL-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bud Cramer 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 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Artur Davis on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (AL-7): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Artur Davis 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 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
Terry Everett on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (AL-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Terry Everett on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Vivian Davis Figures on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger; member of State Senate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Vivian Davis Figures on other issues.
  • GOP turned nation from surplus to deficit, and jobs get lost. (Oct 2008)
  • Provide economic stimulus package for our nation’s elderly. (Oct 2008)
  • Comprehensive “home rescue plan” to avoid foreclosure. (Mar 2008)
Earl Hilliard on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Earl Hilliard on other issues.
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
Bob Riley on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor; previously GOP Representative (AL-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Riley on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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