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Dan Malloy on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • $103 million to maintain the safety net. (Feb 2012)
  • Youth Development Initiative via faith-based organizations. (Nov 2010)

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CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Bysiewicz on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Linda McMahon on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Christopher Shays on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

House:


Joe Courtney on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
Rosa DeLauro on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Elizabeth Esty on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Jim Himes on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes 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)
John Larson on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Larson 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)
  • Public jobs on community-based public interest projects. (Dec 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Foley on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican challenger: Click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jodi Rell on Welfare & Poverty
Republican CT Governor: Click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Lieberman on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • Individual Development Accounts for low-income families. (Aug 2000)
  • Volunteerism is good but government needs professionals. (May 2000)
  • Enterprise zones spread prosperity to poor cities. (May 2000)
  • Supported 1996 welfare reform. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
Chris Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
John Rowland on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Gary Franks on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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)
Miriam Masullo on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Orchulli on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Simmons on Welfare & Poverty
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons 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)
Chris Dodd on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Help lift people out of poverty and give them opportunities. (Dec 2007)
  • Talk more about faith in the public sector. (Oct 2007)
  • No drug tests for welfare recipients. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Sam Gejdenson on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • 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)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Barbara Kennelly on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Maloney on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Alan Schlesinger on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Supports block grant welfare flexibility. (Oct 2006)
Christopher Shays on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays 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)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Rob Simmons on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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