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Don Blankenship on Tax Reform
WV Senate contender and Constitution Party presidential nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Blankenship on other issues.
  • Stands behind Trump's agenda including the tax reform bill. (Jan 2018)
John Buckley on Tax Reform
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Buckley on other issues.
  • Lower taxes for everyone. (Sep 2014)
Shelley Moore Capito on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 55% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Pro-tax cuts, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Carte Goodwin on Tax Reform
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Evan Jenkins on Tax Reform
Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Evan Jenkins on other issues.
  • Tax relief instead of tax increases. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Zane Lawhorn on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Reduce sales taxes, gas taxes, and business taxes. (Feb 2006)
Joe Manchin III on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Wealthy corporations got greatest benefit from Trump tax cut. (Oct 2018)
  • Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil. (Oct 2010)
  • Created a low-income family tax credit. (Nov 2008)
  • Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax. (Nov 2006)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
Pat McGeehan on Tax Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • Overly taxing continually steals the income of our residents. (Nov 2013)
Patrick Morrisey on Tax Reform
Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Morrisey on other issues.
  • Trump tax cuts mean West Virginians receive bonuses & raises. (Oct 2018)
  • Favors a flat tax. (Oct 2017)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
Richard Ojeda on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Ojeda on other issues.
  • Raise taxes on natural gas companies building pipelines. (May 2018)
John Raese on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Make tax cuts permanent, even for earners over $250K. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports tax cuts to spur economic growth and job growth. (May 2006)
  • Supports flat tax or national sales tax. (May 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Paula Jean Swearengin on Tax Reform
Democratic candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paula Jean Swearengin on other issues.
  • Cut taxes for middle/working class. (Jul 2017)
  • Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Natalie Tennant on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Evan Jenkins on Tax Reform
Republican House Member (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Evan Jenkins on other issues.
  • Tax relief instead of tax increases. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
David McKinley on Tax Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2013)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Carol Miller on Tax Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Carol Miller on other issues.
  • GOP tax cuts returned US to a competitive economy. (Oct 2018)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Alex Mooney on Tax Reform
Republican House Member (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Alex Mooney on other issues.
  • Signed "No New Taxes Pledge". (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports barring IRS free speech rules. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Nick Rahall on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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 YES 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)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 25% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Cole on Tax Reform
Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Cole on other issues.
  • Work with legislature to reform our tax code. (Jun 2015)
Jeff Kessler on Tax Reform
Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Jeff Kessler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Manchin III on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Wealthy corporations got greatest benefit from Trump tax cut. (Oct 2018)
  • Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil. (Oct 2010)
  • Created a low-income family tax credit. (Nov 2008)
  • Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax. (Nov 2006)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Tax Reform
Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • One-cent reduction on the food tax: it's regressive. (Mar 2011)
  • Reduce, then remove, regressive & unfair sales tax on food. (Jan 2011)
Shelley Moore Capito on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 55% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Pro-tax cuts, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Cecil Underwood on Tax Reform
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
Bob Wise on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Top-to-bottom review of business taxes & regulations. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Tax Reform
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Tax Reform
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Wolfe on Tax Reform
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Immediate and permanent end to the ‘death tax’. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports FairTax; and making Bush tax cuts permanent. (Jun 2008)
  • Cut spending and taxes at every opportunity. (Sep 2002)
Robert Byrd on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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 YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 19% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
John Rockefeller on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 YES 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 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 YES 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 NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 18% 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. (Mar 2012)
Bob Wise on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Top-to-bottom review of business taxes & regulations. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Alan Mollohan on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan 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 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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