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Sam Brownback on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Sam Brownback on other issues.
  • Terminate failed programs like we close unneeded army bases. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports Constitutional Amendment to allow DC representation. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Consistent supporter of tort reform. (Feb 2007)
  • Frailty of culture cannot be compensated for by government. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)

Senate:

KS 2014: 2014 KS Senate debate


Randall Batson on Government Reform
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Randall Batson on other issues.
  • Indifferent to stricter enforcement of the right to vote. (Sep 2014)
  • No term limits; no campaign contribution limits. (Nov 2010)
Jerry Moran on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (KS-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Moran on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Pat Roberts on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Pat Roberts on other issues.
  • 2012: No transparency of PAC donors; 2014: Some transparency. (Sep 2014)
  • No term limits for Congress. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Chad Taylor on Government Reform
Democrat Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chad Taylor on other issues.
  • Require open meetings for water utility rate-setting. (Jun 2013)
Todd Tiahrt on Government Reform
Republican Representative (KS-4): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Todd Tiahrt on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Milton Wolf on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Milton Wolf on other issues.
  • Photo ID for voting. (Jul 2014)
  • Give voice to our Founding values in the halls of Congress. (Nov 2013)
  • My donors are individuals; my opponent's are mostly DC PACs. ()

House:


Tim Huelskamp on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Huelskamp on other issues.
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Lynn Jenkins on Government Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Jenkins on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Jan 2014)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Mike Pompeo on Government Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Pompeo on other issues.
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Todd Tiahrt on Government Reform
Republican Representative (KS-4): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Todd Tiahrt on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Kevin Yoder on Government Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Yoder on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Parkinson on Government Reform
Former Democratic Governor (2009-2010): Click here for Mark Parkinson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathleen Sebelius on Government Reform
Democratic KS Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Kathleen Sebelius on other issues.
  • Stand up to the big powerful lobbies. (Jun 2008)
  • Implemented $85 million in savings and efficiencies. (Jan 2004)
  • Spending cut to provide a raise for state workers. (Jan 2004)
  • Consider liability reform for agritourism. (Apr 2003)
  • Audit government to eliminate waste. (Oct 2002)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Greg Orman on Government Reform
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Orman on other issues.
  • Ban on PACs formed by congressional leaders. (Sep 2014)
  • 12-year term limit for Congress. (Sep 2014)
  • Ballot requirements hinder 3rd-party candidates. (Jun 2014)
Bill Graves on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Graves on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Bob Dole on Government Reform
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dole on other issues.
  • Develop public financing for Congressional races. (Sep 1987)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Sheila Frahm on Government Reform
Former Republican Senate Appointee (1996): Click here for Sheila Frahm on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Kassebaum on Government Reform
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Kassebaum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Jan Meyers on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jan Meyers on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Joe Bellis on Government Reform
2010 Reform Party Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Bellis on other issues.
  • All earmarks must have a defensible Constitutional purpose. (Aug 2010)
  • Disclose campaign fundraising & ties to earmarks. (Aug 2010)
  • Adhere to 10th Amendment; delegate power to states. (Jul 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Nancy Boyda on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Boyda on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
Sam Brownback on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Sam Brownback on other issues.
  • Terminate failed programs like we close unneeded army bases. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports Constitutional Amendment to allow DC representation. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Consistent supporter of tort reform. (Feb 2007)
  • Frailty of culture cannot be compensated for by government. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Dan Glickman on Government Reform
Dem. (to Cabinet 1995) (District 4): Click here for Dan Glickman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lisa Johnston on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lisa Johnston on other issues.
  • Fight special interests by plain-language laws on Internet. (Aug 2010)
Lee Jones on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger (KS): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lee Jones on other issues.
  • No IRV, but make Election Day a national holiday. (Sep 2004)
Dennis Moore on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (KS-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Moore on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Jerry Moran on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (KS-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Moran on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Jim Ryun on Government Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ryun on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Jim Slattery on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Slattery on other issues.
  • Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing. (Apr 1993)
  • Constitutional Amendment for 4-year term limits in US House. (Jan 1993)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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