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Earl Ray Tomblin on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • Homelessness is devastating; revive Interagency Council. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

WV 2014: 2014 WV Senate debate


Shelley Moore Capito on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
  • 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)
Joe Manchin III on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat McGeehan on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Raese on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports workfare. (Oct 2012)
Natalie Tennant on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
  • 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)
David McKinley on Welfare & Poverty
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Alan Mollohan on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan on other issues.
  • 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 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)
Nick Rahall on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Rockefeller on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
Cecil Underwood on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • 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)
Hiram Lewis on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Welfare & Poverty
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Wolfe on Welfare & Poverty
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Byrd on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • 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)
Carte Goodwin on Welfare & Poverty
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Welfare & Poverty
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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