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Maya Cummings on Social Security
Democratic candidate for Maryland governor: Click here for Maya Cummings on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Delaney on Social Security
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Don't cut or privatize program that has been so successful. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Larry Hogan on Social Security
Republican Maryland Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Hogan on other issues.
  • Eliminate all taxes on retirement income. (Feb 2017)
Ben Jealous on Social Security
Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland: Click here for Ben Jealous on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Madaleno on Social Security
Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland: Click here for Richard Madaleno on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Shawn Quinn on Social Security
Libertarian candidate for governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shawn Quinn on other issues.
  • Neutral on privatizing Social Security. (May 2018)
Alec Ross on Social Security
Democratic candidate for Governor: Click here for Alec Ross on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ian Schlakman on Social Security
Green Party candidate for governor of Maryland: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ian Schlakman on other issues.
  • Don't privatize Social Security. (Aug 2018)

Senate:

MD 2018: MD Congressional representatives, past and present


Tony Campbell on Social Security
Republican candidate for Maryland U. S. Senator: Click here for Tony Campbell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Benjamin Cardin on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 99% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Richard Douglas on Social Security
Republican Senate candidate: Click here for Richard Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donna Edwards on Social Security
Democratic Senate candidate: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • Fought privatization in community AND in Congress. (Mar 2015)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Sam Faddis on Social Security
Republican Candidate for Maryland U.S. Senator: Click here for Sam Faddis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Margaret Flowers on Social Security
Green Senate candidate: Click here for Margaret Flowers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chelsea Manning on Social Security
Democratic candidate for Maryland U.S. Senator: Click here for Chelsea Manning on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Steele on Social Security
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices. (Oct 2006)
Kathy Szeliga on Social Security
Republican Senate candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Szeliga on other issues.
  • Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed. (Aug 2016)
Chris Van Hollen on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen on other issues.
  • Keep a more generous cost-of-living formula. (Mar 2015)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Arvin Vohra on Social Security
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Arvin Vohra on other issues.
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Mar 2018)
  • Wants to shut down the Social Security system. (Dec 2017)

House:


Anthony Brown on Social Security
Democrat (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Anthony Brown on other issues.
  • Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Elijah Cummings on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
John Delaney on Social Security
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Don't cut or privatize program that has been so successful. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Andy Harris on Social Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • No privatization; keep our promises. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Steny Hoyer on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 98% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Jamie Raskin on Social Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jamie Raskin on other issues.
  • Remove cap to preserve and strengthen Social Security. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger on other issues.
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 96% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
John Sarbanes on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes on other issues.
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (May 2013)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
David Trone on Social Security
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Trone on other issues.
  • Social Security works but needs cap raised on taxable wages. (Oct 2018)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Robert Ehrlich on Social Security
Republican Governor and Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Martin O`Malley on Social Security
Democratic Presidential candidate: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Make it easier for workers to invest in their own retirement. (Aug 2015)
  • Increase retirement benefits & provide caregiver credits. (Aug 2015)
  • Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor. (Aug 2015)
  • Repeal income tax on retired veterans; & later all retirees. (Feb 2015)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
Barbara Mikulski on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Opposed to turning over Social Security to Wall Street. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 96% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Donna Edwards on Social Security
Democrat (retiring 2016) (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • Fought privatization in community AND in Congress. (Mar 2015)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Chris Van Hollen on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen on other issues.
  • Keep a more generous cost-of-living formula. (Mar 2015)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Parris Glendening on Social Security
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants. (Sep 1999)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Social Security
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
    No stance on record.
E.J. Pipkin on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
  • Protect Social Security funds from use in other programs. (Aug 2004)
William Capps on Social Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Capps on other issues.
  • Don't privatize Social Security. (Oct 2011)
Robert Ehrlich on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Wayne Gilchrest on Social Security
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Frank Kratovil on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kweisi Mfume on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Connie Morella on Social Security
Republican (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Paul Sarbanes on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Corrogan Vaughn on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Allow investing payroll tax in private accounts. (Nov 2000)
Daniel Vovak on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
  • Allow access to lifetime investment in Social Security. (Jan 2006)
Eric Wargotz on Social Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Albert Wynn on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Kevin Zeese on Social Security
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Share wealth more equitably. (Jun 2006)
  • Bush is misleading America on privatization. (Jan 2006)
  • Raise the ceiling and tax all income for Soc. Sec. (Jan 2006)
Roscoe Bartlett on Social Security
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Dan Bongino on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Benjamin Cardin on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 99% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Rob Sobhani on Social Security
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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