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Bobby Jindal on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Feds obliged to care for those who can't care for themselves. (Nov 2010)
  • Land of the Free shouldn't become Land of the Free Lunch. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)

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Bill Cassidy on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Mary Landrieu on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • 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)
Rob Maness on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for Rob Maness on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Vitter on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored requiring photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)

House:


Charles Boustany on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
John Fleming on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
Jeff Landry on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 3): Click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Vance McAllister on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cedric Richmond on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cedric Richmond on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)
Steve Scalise on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rodney Alexander on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Bill Cassidy on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Mike Foster on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Foster on other issues.
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)
Richard Hugh Baker on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
John Breaux on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
John Cooksey on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Chris John on Welfare & Poverty
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • 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)
Chris John on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • 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)
Bennett Johnston on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
  • 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)
Bob Livingston on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Billy Tauzin on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin on other issues.
  • 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)
Billy Tauzin III on Welfare & Poverty
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
John Cooksey on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Bobby Jindal on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Feds obliged to care for those who can't care for themselves. (Nov 2010)
  • Land of the Free shouldn't become Land of the Free Lunch. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
John Neely Kennedy on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit. (Oct 2004)
  • LouLease: $50M statewide Homeownership Effort. (Apr 2003)
Jim McCrery on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
Charles Melancon on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Charles Melancon on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
David Vitter on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored requiring photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
Paul Carmouche on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
    No stance on record.
William Jefferson on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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