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Bobby Jindal on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Replace "obsession with zeroes" with growth strategy. (Mar 2013)
  • Invest the retirement benefits for teachers & state workers. (Mar 2008)
  • Encourage investment in our low-to-moderate income areas. (Mar 2008)

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Bill Cassidy on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Mary Landrieu on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards. (Oct 2008)
  • 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 YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Balance debt reduction, tax relief, & policy investment. (Jan 2001)
Rob Maness on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Maness on other issues.
  • Free market is always better than federal stimulus. (Dec 2013)
  • Our government is addicted to spending. (Nov 2013)
David Vitter on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation. (Oct 2010)
  • TARP package will expand power & role of federal government. (Oct 2010)
  • 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 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)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Biennial budget and appropriations process. (Jan 2009)

House:


Charles Boustany on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
John Fleming on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Jeff Landry on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
  • Balance budget with no tax increases. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
Vance McAllister on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
  • More spending means more debt for our children. (Nov 2013)
Cedric Richmond on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cedric Richmond 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)
Steve Scalise on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (May 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Budget & Economy
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rodney Alexander on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander 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)
  • 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)
Bill Cassidy on Budget & Economy
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Mike Foster on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Foster 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)
Richard Hugh Baker on Budget & Economy
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker on other issues.
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
John Breaux on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
John Cooksey on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris John on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Chris John on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Bennett Johnston on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Livingston on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Billy Tauzin on Budget & Economy
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Billy Tauzin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Billy Tauzin III on Budget & Economy
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Budget & Economy
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 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)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
John Cooksey on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 5): Click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bobby Jindal on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Replace "obsession with zeroes" with growth strategy. (Mar 2013)
  • Invest the retirement benefits for teachers & state workers. (Mar 2008)
  • Encourage investment in our low-to-moderate income areas. (Mar 2008)
John Neely Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • Be concerned about economy, but not scared. (Oct 2008)
  • As state treasurer, manages $5B bank account. (Mar 2008)
  • Reinstitute the “Pay As You Go” rule. (Oct 2004)
  • Constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. (Oct 2004)
Jim McCrery on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Charles Melancon on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s. (Oct 2010)
  • TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 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 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)
Charles Melancon on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s. (Oct 2010)
  • TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 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 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)
David Vitter on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation. (Oct 2010)
  • TARP package will expand power & role of federal government. (Oct 2010)
  • 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 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)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Biennial budget and appropriations process. (Jan 2009)
Paul Carmouche on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
  • Support pay-go policies with fiscal conservative Blue Dogs. (May 2008)
  • 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)
William Jefferson on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson 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 regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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