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John Kitzhaber on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Kitzhaber on other issues.
  • Opportunity for revenue: capping total deductions & credits. (Jan 2013)
  • No state sales tax; no flat tax; increase gas tax. (Nov 1998)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)

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Jason Conger on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Conger on other issues.
  • Pushed tax relief for middle and low income families. (Nov 2013)
Jeff Merkley on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Merkley on other issues.
  • Supports raising taxes on earnings over $250,000 per year. (Oct 2008)
  • Repeal $18 billion in tax breaks given to big oil companies. (Jul 2008)
  • No state sales tax. (Nov 1998)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
Ron Wyden on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (OR): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wyden on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 15% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty. (Aug 2010)

House:


Earl Blumenauer on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (OR-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Earl Blumenauer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 30% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
Suzanne Bonamici on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Suzanne Bonamici on other issues.
  • End the Bush tax cuts for millionaires. (Jan 2012)
Peter Defazio on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (OR-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Peter Defazio on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 29% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
Kurt Schrader on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Kurt Schrader on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Walden on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (OR-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Greg Walden on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 60% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ted Kulongoski on Tax Reform
Democratic OR Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ted Kulongoski on other issues.
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
David Wu on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (OR-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for David Wu on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 18% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Bill Bradbury on Tax Reform
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (OR): Click here for Bill Bradbury on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bruce Broussard on Tax Reform
Former Republican challenger (2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Broussard on other issues.
  • Provide businesses with tax incentives to create jobs. (Mar 2004)
Wes Cooley on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Wes Cooley on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Mark Hatfield on Tax Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for Mark Hatfield on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al King on Tax Reform
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Al King on other issues.
  • Replace IRS with a National Sales Tax. (Aug 2004)
Bob Packwood on Tax Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for Bob Packwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Brownlow on Tax Reform
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dave Brownlow on other issues.
  • Opposes progressive taxes; supports cutting budget by 85%. (Jun 2008)
  • Serious question whether any of our wages are taxable. (Jun 2008)
John Frohnmayer on Tax Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for John Frohnmayer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Furse on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Elizabeth Furse on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Darlene Hooley on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (OR-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Darlene Hooley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 28% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 67% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Jim Huffman on Tax Reform
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Huffman on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
Steve Novick on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Novick on other issues.
  • Restore fairness to our tax code, instead of Bush tax cuts. (Apr 2008)
Gordon Harold Smith on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator (OR): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Gordon Harold Smith on other issues.
  • I believe in pro-growth tax cuts. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 69% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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