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Maria Cantwell on Tax Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (WA): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Maria Cantwell on other issues.
  • Opposes making income tax flatter & lower. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 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 YES 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)
  • Rated 15% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Keep the inhertiance tax. (Jul 2018)
Jennifer Ferguson on Tax Reform
Democratic candidate for Washington U.S. Senator: Click here for Jennifer Ferguson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Hutchison on Tax Reform
Republican candidate for Washington U. S. Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Susan Hutchison on other issues.
  • Simple & fair tax code instead of head tax and carbon tax. (Aug 2018)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
Mike Luke on Tax Reform
Libertarian candidate for Washington U. S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Luke on other issues.
  • Eliminate inheritance taxes; decrease middle-income taxes. (Nov 2016)
Dave Strider on Tax Reform
Independent candidate for Washington U. S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Strider on other issues.
  • Supports higher taxes on the wealthy. (Apr 2018)
Chris Vance on Tax Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Vance on other issues.
  • Reform our tax code to create jobs. (Sep 2016)
  • Lower tax rates across the board including corporations. (Oct 2015)
  • Tax increases on the wealthy Americans and a higher gas tax. (Sep 2015)

House:


Suzan DelBene on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Suzan DelBene on other issues.
  • Support the Buffett rule; millionaires pay higher taxes. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Denny Heck on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Denny Heck on other issues.
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Jaime Herrera on Tax Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jaime Herrera on other issues.
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2017)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Pramila Jayapal on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 7): Click here for Pramila Jayapal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Derek Kilmer on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Derek Kilmer on other issues.
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Rick Larsen on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (WA-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Rick Larsen 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 YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 27% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% 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)
Jim McDermott on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (WA-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jim McDermott 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 27% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on Tax Reform
Republican: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on other issues.
  • Tax cuts make companies invest in America again. (Nov 2018)
  • 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)
  • Repeal the Death Tax. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
Dan Newhouse on Tax Reform
Republican House Member (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Newhouse on other issues.
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Kim Schrier on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kim Schrier on other issues.
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Keep the inhertiance tax. (Jul 2018)
David Adam Smith on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (WA-9): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for David Adam Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 35% 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Christine Gregoire on Tax Reform
Democratic WA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christine Gregoire on other issues.
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Jay Inslee on Tax Reform
Democratic Washington Governor: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Reduce increases in unemployment tax. (Jan 2021)
  • 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 YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Doc Hastings on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (WA-4): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Doc Hastings 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 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 60% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Dave Reichert on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (WA-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Dave Reichert on other issues.
  • Make Bush’s tax cuts permanent. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Gary Locke on Tax Reform
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gary Locke on other issues.
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Jennifer Dunn on Tax Reform
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jennifer Dunn 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 62% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)
Slade Gorton on Tax Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Slade Gorton on other issues.
  • 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)
Jay Inslee on Tax Reform
Democrat (Gov. run 2012) (District 1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Reduce increases in unemployment tax. (Jan 2021)
  • 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 YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
George Nethercutt on Tax Reform
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Restore sales tax deduction. (Feb 2004)
  • 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)
George Nethercutt on Tax Reform
Republican (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Restore sales tax deduction. (Feb 2004)
  • 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)
Linda Smith on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Linda Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Randy Tate on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Tate on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Rick White on Tax Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick White on other issues.
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Brian Baird on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (WA-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Brian Baird 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 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 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 29% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Norm Dicks on Tax Reform
Democratic Representative (WA-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Norm Dicks 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 22% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Bruce Guthrie on Tax Reform
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Guthrie on other issues.
  • Tax burden is unbearably high. (Oct 2006)
Brad Klippert on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Klippert on other issues.
  • Same fair percentage tax rate at all income levels. (Jul 2006)
  • Tax incentives to encourage business growth. (Jan 2006)
John Koster on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger 2010 (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Koster 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)
Mike McGavick on Tax Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McGavick on other issues.
  • Tax increases are counterproductive. (May 2006)
Jack Metcalf on Tax Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jack Metcalf 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)
Dino Rossi on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Dino Rossi on other issues.
  • Repealing Bush tax cut is biggest tax increase in US history. (Oct 2010)
  • Extend Bush tax cuts; allow entrepreneurs to be successful. (Oct 2010)
  • Lower taxes promote economic growth. (Jul 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
Al Swift on Tax Reform
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 2): Click here for Al Swift on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jolene Unsoeld on Tax Reform
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 3): Click here for Jolene Unsoeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Baumgartner on Tax Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Baumgartner on other issues.
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Patty Murray on Tax Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (WA): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Patty Murray on other issues.
  • Bush tax cut for top 2% costs us $2 trillion. (Oct 2010)
  • Extending Bush tax cuts reduces social & health programs. (Oct 2010)
  • 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 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 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 16% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 75% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty. (Aug 2010)
Marilyn Strickland on Tax Reform
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Marilyn Strickland on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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