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Lou Barletta on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger for PA Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Bob Casey on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bob Casey on other issues.
  • Change estate tax to save $730B over 10 years. (Sep 2006)
  • Repeal tax cut on top 1% of earners. (Apr 2006)
  • Can’t justify $5B in tax cuts when schools are suffering. (May 2002)
  • 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)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Jim Christiana on Tax Reform
Republican candidate for Pennsylvania U. S. Senator: Click here for Jim Christiana on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Katie McGinty on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Katie McGinty on other issues.
  • Supports increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
Rick Saccone on Tax Reform
Republican Senate challenger (withdrew): Click here for Rick Saccone on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Lou Barletta on Tax Reform
Republican (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Brendan Boyle on Tax Reform
Democratic House Member (District 13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brendan Boyle on other issues.
  • Billionaires should pay higher tax rates than workers. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Robert Brady on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (PA-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Robert Brady 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)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 20% 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)
  • Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Matt Cartwright on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Matt Cartwright on other issues.
  • Criticizes tax policies that give upper class tax breaks. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Ryan Costello on Tax Reform
Republican House Member (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ryan Costello on other issues.
  • Pro-growth economic vision: cut red-tape, simplify taxes. (Nov 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)
Madeleine Dean on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Madeleine Dean on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Dent on Tax Reform
Republican: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Charles Dent 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)
  • 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)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Mike Doyle on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (PA-14): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mike Doyle 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 YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 21% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Dwight Evans on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dwight Evans on other issues.
  • No tax-breaks without job creation: enforce with clawbacks. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports tax increases to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Chaka Fattah on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (PA-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Chaka Fattah 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 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)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • 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)
  • Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Brian Fitzpatrick on Tax Reform
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brian Fitzpatrick on other issues.
  • Simplify and flatten the tax code. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
Chrissy Houlahan on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chrissy Houlahan on other issues.
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
John Joyce on Tax Reform
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Joyce on other issues.
  • Trump's historic tax reform has strengthened our economy. (Apr 2020)
Fred Keller on Tax Reform
Republican (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Fred Keller on other issues.
  • Continually fought tax increase proposals. (May 2019)
  • Anti-taxation, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
Mike Kelly on Tax Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Kelly on other issues.
  • Fight hard to lower taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Conor Lamb on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Conor Lamb on other issues.
  • Opposes tax bill for throwing crumbs to the middle class. (Mar 2018)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger (District 13): Click here for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Marino on Tax Reform
Republican (District 10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Marino 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)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Patrick Meehan on Tax Reform
Republican (District 7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Meehan on other issues.
  • Fight any effort to increase taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Dan Meuser on Tax Reform
Republican (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Meuser on other issues.
  • Supports Trump's tax cuts & regulation cuts. (Oct 2018)
  • Make tax system flatter, fairer and simpler. (Sep 2018)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Tim Murphy on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (PA-18): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tim Murphy 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)
  • Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% 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)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Scott Perry on Tax Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Perry on other issues.
  • Lower taxes; simplify tax code; broaden the base. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
Joseph Pitts on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (PA-16): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Pitts 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 71% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Guy Reschenthaler on Tax Reform
Republican (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Guy Reschenthaler on other issues.
  • Making the tax cuts permanent will benefit American workers. (Nov 2018)
  • Voted yes to cut taxes for top 1%. (Mar 2016)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Keith Rothfus on Tax Reform
Republican (District 12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Keith Rothfus on other issues.
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Mary Gay Scanlon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allyson Schwartz on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (PA-13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Allyson Schwartz 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)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Bill Shuster on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (PA-9): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bill Shuster 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)
  • Rated 59% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% 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)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Apr 2013)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
  • Simplicity & fairness: 3 tax brackets with lower top rate. (Jun 2016)
Lloyd Smucker on Tax Reform
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lloyd Smucker on other issues.
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Glenn Thompson on Tax Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Glenn Thompson on other issues.
  • For flat tax; against death tax. (Nov 2008)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Susan Wild on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Wild on other issues.
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lou Barletta on Tax Reform
Former Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Ed Rendell on Tax Reform
Democratic PA Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ed Rendell on other issues.
  • Eliminate 74 exemptions & reduce sales tax from 6% to 4%. (Feb 2010)
  • Cut property taxes for regular families. (Mar 2003)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Joe Sestak on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • End preferential treatment of capital gains. (Nov 2019)
  • Boost estate taxes to 45% on wealthiest 400 families. (Jul 2019)
  • No flat tax; focus on the working family, not Wall Street. (Apr 2010)
  • Bush tax oplicies shift burden to middle class & future. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Jim Gerlach on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (PA-6): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gerlach 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)
  • Rated 58% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • No European-style VAT (value-added tax). (May 2010)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Pat Toomey on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 80% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports eliminating the death tax. (Nov 2016)
Tom Ridge on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Ridge on other issues.
  • Cut taxes as governor by $2.6B. (Jan 2000)
  • 60% legislative supermajority for raising taxes. (Jan 2000)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Mark Schweiker on Tax Reform
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Mark Schweiker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Fitzpatrick on Tax Reform
Republican (retiring 2016) (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Fitzpatrick on other issues.
  • Bush tax cuts are critical for small businesses. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Bill Clinger on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Clinger on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
John Featherman on Tax Reform
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Featherman on other issues.
  • Supports flat tax statewide and federally. (Jan 2006)
Jon Fox on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Fox on other issues.
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Jim Greenwood on Tax Reform
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim Greenwood on other issues.
  • 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 59% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Joseph Hoeffel on Tax Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 21% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Joseph Hoeffel on Tax Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 13): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 21% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Tom Martin on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Senate Candidate (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Abolish income tax & replace it with nothing. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports making income tax flatter & lower. (Oct 2000)
Joe McDade on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe McDade on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Pennacchio on Tax Reform
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Chuck Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Sestak on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • End preferential treatment of capital gains. (Nov 2019)
  • Boost estate taxes to 45% on wealthiest 400 families. (Jul 2019)
  • No flat tax; focus on the working family, not Wall Street. (Apr 2010)
  • Bush tax oplicies shift burden to middle class & future. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Bud Shuster on Tax Reform
Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bud Shuster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Summers on Tax Reform
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betsy Summers on other issues.
  • Abolish the income tax. (Oct 2004)
Robert Walker on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Walker on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Jason Altmire on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jason Altmire on other issues.
  • Keep the estate tax; but not the Bush tax cuts. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Robert Borski on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Robert Borski on other issues.
  • 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)
Chris Carney on Tax Reform
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chris Carney on other issues.
  • Roll back tax cuts on to p1%; but decrease estate tax. (Nov 2006)
  • Repeal Bush’s tax cuts. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
William Coyne on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for William Coyne on other issues.
  • 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)
Kathy Dahlkemper on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Dahlkemper on other issues.
  • Require wealthiest 2% to give back portion of Bush tax cuts. (Nov 2008)
Phil English on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (PA-3): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Phil English 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)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
George Gekas on Tax Reform
Republican (District 17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for George Gekas on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Tax Reform
Republican (District 19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Goodling on other issues.
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Melissa Hart on Tax Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Hart on other issues.
  • 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 63% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • 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)
Tim Holden on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (PA-17): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Tim Holden 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • 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)
Paul Kanjorski on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (PA-11): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kanjorski 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)
Ron Klink on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ron Klink on other issues.
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Tom Martin on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Abolish income tax & replace it with nothing. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports making income tax flatter & lower. (Oct 2000)
Frank Mascara on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank Mascara on other issues.
  • 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 NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Paul McHale on Tax Reform
Democrat (retired 1998 (District 25): Click here for Paul McHale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Joseph Murphy on Tax Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Joseph Murphy 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)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
John Murtha on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (PA-12): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Murtha 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 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 26% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
John Peterson on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (PA-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Peterson 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 59% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Todd Platts on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (PA-19): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Todd Platts 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 56% 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)
Sam Rohrer on Tax Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Rohrer on other issues.
  • Pledged in 1992 to never raise taxes; never broke pledge. (Apr 2012)
  • High taxation comes from ignoring the Constitution. (Mar 2012)
Carl Romanelli on Tax Reform
Green Challenger: Click here for Carl Romanelli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Sandals on Tax Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Alan Sandals on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Santorum on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • My 10% flat tax brings 3.5M jobs back to America. (Jan 2016)
  • 20% flat tax on all income of all types. (Nov 2015)
  • My tax plan reduces taxes for every income bracket. (Oct 2015)
  • 20/20 tax plan: all income treated the same. (Sep 2015)
  • Just two income tax rates: 10% and 28%. (Jan 2012)
  • Simplify tax code: just 5 deductions; everything else goes. (Jan 2012)
  • 84% of Americans pay more tax if we have national sales tax. (Oct 2011)
  • Changing estate tax would cost $100B, not save $730B. (Sep 2006)
  • More child credit for larger families earning over $110,000. (Apr 2006)
  • Death should not be a taxable event. (Feb 2001)
  • Tax burden increases inequities & decreases savings. (Apr 1996)
  • Tax credits are for families who pay taxes. (Nov 1995)
  • 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 81% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Marc Scaringi on Tax Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Marc Scaringi on other issues.
  • Pro-growth policies starting with cutting taxes. (Jul 2011)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
Don Sherwood on Tax Reform
Republican (District 10): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Don Sherwood on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Arlen Specter on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Arlen Specter on other issues.
  • 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 NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 65% 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)
  • Keep reduction of capital gains tax. (Mar 2009)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Steve Welch on Tax Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Welch on other issues.
  • Simplifying tax code leads to job creation. (Mar 2012)
Curt Weldon on Tax Reform
Republican (District 7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Curt Weldon on other issues.
  • 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 56% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Mark Critz on Tax Reform
Republican (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Critz on other issues.
  • Tax cuts for the middle class, not the wealthy. (Nov 2010)
John Fetterman on Tax Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for John Fetterman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Smith on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Smith on other issues.
  • Supports flat tax; remove loopholes but keep exemptions. (Sep 2012)
  • Fight to keep taxes and spending down. (Mar 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Arlen Specter-2001 on Tax Reform
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Arlen Specter-2001 on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Everett Stern on Tax Reform
Republican Senate candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Everett Stern on other issues.
  • I do not believe in spreading the wealth. (Nov 2015)
Pat Toomey on Tax Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 80% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports eliminating the death tax. (Nov 2016)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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