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Maya Cummings on Government Reform
Democratic candidate for Maryland governor: Click here for Maya Cummings on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Delaney on Government Reform
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Nationally televised debates between President and Congress. (Mar 2019)
  • Extend lobbying ban to 5 years; pass STOCK Act too. (Nov 2012)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Sep 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Mar 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
Larry Hogan on Government Reform
Republican Maryland Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Larry Hogan on other issues.
  • nonpartisan redistricting reform to end gerrymandering. (Jan 2019)
  • Partisan gerrymandering disenfranchises voters. (Mar 2018)
  • Partisan gerrymandering disenfranchises voters. (Mar 2018)
  • End partisan gerrymandering; make term limits. (Jan 2018)
  • Disallow legislators from drawing their own district lines. (Feb 2017)
  • Vetoed restoring voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders. (Apr 2016)
  • Undo restored voting rights to ex-felons. (Apr 2016)
  • More transparency, more truthfulness, and tougher ethics. (Nov 2014)
Ben Jealous on Government Reform
Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland: Click here for Ben Jealous on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Madaleno on Government Reform
Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Madaleno on other issues.
  • Same-day voter registration & automatic registration at MVA. (Jun 2018)
  • Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting. (Apr 2013)
Shawn Quinn on Government Reform
Libertarian candidate for governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shawn Quinn on other issues.
  • Make voter registration easier. (May 2018)
Alec Ross on Government Reform
Democratic candidate for Governor: Click here for Alec Ross on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ian Schlakman on Government Reform
Green Party candidate for governor of Maryland: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ian Schlakman on other issues.
  • Make voter registration easier. (Aug 2018)

Senate:

MD 2018: MD Congressional representatives, past and present


Tony Campbell on Government Reform
Republican candidate for Maryland U. S. Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tony Campbell on other issues.
  • No regulation of corporate indirect campaign contributions. (Nov 2018)
  • Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Appoint strict Constitutionalist judges. (Jul 2018)
Benjamin Cardin on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Feb 2013)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (May 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Feb 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
Richard Douglas on Government Reform
Republican Senate candidate: Click here for Richard Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donna Edwards on Government Reform
Democratic Senate candidate: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Ethics. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Feb 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Sam Faddis on Government Reform
Republican Candidate for Maryland U.S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Faddis on other issues.
  • Stop passing the buck, take responsibility for our problems. (Nov 2015)
Margaret Flowers on Government Reform
Green Senate candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Margaret Flowers on other issues.
  • No religious oaths for public office, juries, or citizenship. (Jul 2014)
  • Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate. (Nov 2016)
Chelsea Manning on Government Reform
Democratic candidate for Maryland U.S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chelsea Manning on other issues.
  • Government is not helping us; we need to help ourselves. (Jan 2018)
Michael Steele on Government Reform
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • I have to take money in small increments, in current system. (Oct 2006)
  • Declines to sign Voters First Pledge for campaign reform. (Sep 2006)
Kathy Szeliga on Government Reform
Republican Senate candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Szeliga on other issues.
  • Voted NO to online voter registration & online voting. (Apr 2013)
Chris Van Hollen on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen on other issues.
  • Do everything we can to make it easier to vote. (Sep 2015)
  • 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 requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored DISCLOSE Act: ban political donations from Big Oil. (Apr 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Sponsored disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Jan 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
Arvin Vohra on Government Reform
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Arvin Vohra on other issues.
  • Make voter registration easier for Libertarians. (Mar 2018)

House:


Anthony Brown on Government Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Brown on other issues.
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2017)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Mar 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
Elijah Cummings on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings on other issues.
  • Trump must provide proof that he donates all foreign profits. (Mar 2018)
  • 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 requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Leader of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
John Delaney on Government Reform
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Nationally televised debates between President and Congress. (Mar 2019)
  • Extend lobbying ban to 5 years; pass STOCK Act too. (Nov 2012)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Sep 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Mar 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
Andy Harris on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Andy Harris 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)
Steny Hoyer on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer 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 requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jan 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Jamie Raskin on Government Reform
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jamie Raskin on other issues.
  • Restore the voting rights of ex-felons. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting. (Apr 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jul 2018)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2017)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Mar 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger 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 requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • 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)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jul 2017)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Mar 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
John Sarbanes on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes 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)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Mar 2014)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Jan 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Sponsored establishing "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
David Trone on Government Reform
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Trone on other issues.
  • Citizen's United must be overturned; we need transparency. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Robert Ehrlich on Government Reform
Republican Governor and Senate Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • 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 punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Martin O`Malley on Government Reform
Democratic Presidential candidate: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Partisan gerrymandering was my purpose; Supreme Court agrees. (Mar 2018)
  • Fair Campaign Financing Act for gubernatorial elections. (Feb 2015)
  • Every Marylander should have the right to cast their vote. (Apr 2013)
  • Implement a system of open and transparent administration. (Jan 2007)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Barbara Mikulski on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
Donna Edwards on Government Reform
Democrat (retiring 2016) (District 4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Ethics. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Feb 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Chris Van Hollen on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen on other issues.
  • Do everything we can to make it easier to vote. (Sep 2015)
  • 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 requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored DISCLOSE Act: ban political donations from Big Oil. (Apr 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Sponsored disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Jan 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
Parris Glendening on Government Reform
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
  • $20 million revolving loan fund for fire volunteers. (May 2002)
E.J. Pipkin on Government Reform
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
William Capps on Government Reform
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for William Capps on other issues.
  • Campaign spending reform is a trumped-up issue. (Oct 2011)
  • 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)
Robert Ehrlich on Government Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • 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 punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Wayne Gilchrest on Government Reform
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest on other issues.
  • 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 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 YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Frank Kratovil on Government Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Kweisi Mfume on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
  • Supports same-day registration for voting. (Feb 2006)
  • Supports publicly funded political campaigns. (Feb 2006)
  • No limits on PAC contributions to campaigns. (Nov 2004)
  • Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing. (Apr 1993)
Connie Morella on Government Reform
Republican (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • 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)
Paul Sarbanes on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
Corrogan Vaughn on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Fund federal campaigns with tax dollars. (Nov 2008)
  • Performed socially & politically via faith-based communities. (Aug 2007)
  • Support on-line voter registration & on-line voting. (Nov 2000)
  • No term limits for members of Congress. (Nov 2000)
Daniel Vovak on Government Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
  • Undecided on campaign finance reform. (Jul 2006)
Eric Wargotz on Government Reform
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
  • Fewer laws, greater liberty: support term limits. (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)
Albert Wynn on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn on other issues.
  • 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 requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
Kevin Zeese on Government Reform
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Supports Instant Runoff Voting; and verified paper ballots. (Jun 2006)
  • Voters need more choice than the two old parties. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports clean money campaigns and other election reforms. (Jun 2006)
  • Impeach Bush & Cheney for lying about Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • Doubt about election results weakens democracy. (Jan 2006)
  • Require a paper record for computerized voting. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports IRV, debates, & same day registration. (Jan 2006)
Roscoe Bartlett on Government Reform
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett 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 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 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)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Dan Bongino on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Bongino 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)
Benjamin Cardin on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Feb 2013)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (May 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Feb 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
Rob Sobhani on Government Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
  • Public service shouldn't be a life-long career; 2-term limit. (Oct 2012)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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