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2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Senator, US Senate (2016 - present); Governor of New Hampshire (2012 - 2016); Senator, NH Senate (2004 - 2010); Majority Leader, NH Senate (2008 - 2010)

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
JD, Northeastern University, MA.
Brown University, Providence, RI.
Home Address
1589 Elm St.
3rd Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Work Address
330 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

POSITION ON ISSUES

The LFDA Survey is the primary source for issue positions on this website. Each election season the Live Free or Die Alliance sends a survey on NH issues to every candidate for state office. We make every effort to reach each candidate by snail-mail, e-mail, and phone. If an issue position is still not answered through our survey, we utilize other resources including voting records, candidate websites, campaign fliers, Project Vote Smart surveys, and more. Any questions or suggestions on issue positions? Contact us.

Crime and Public Safety

Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should LLCs be subject to the interest and dividends tax?
Should NH increase the interest and dividends tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the government compel corporations to pay more in federal taxes, for example by closing “loopholes?”
Should the federal government increase support for scientific research and development?
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?

Energy and Environment

Should NH continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?

Health Care

Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH allow binding referendums?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH abolish partisan primaries and adopt the "Top 2" primary system?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Generally speaking, should the federal government give states more control over welfare/entitlement spending through block grants?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?

VOTING RECORD

2017

Economy, Budget and Taxes

S Con Res 3 (2017) - Sets the federal budget. This bill also establishes rules that pave the way for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." - Voted against
S J Res 34 (2017) - Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information. - Voted to keep stricter rule on privacy of internet browsing data
S J Res 34 (2017) - Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information. - Voted to keep stricter rule on privacy of internet browsing data

Health Care

H J Res 43 (2017) - Allows states to withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood. - Voted to continue federal funding for Planned Parenthood

Social Issues

H J Res 42 (2017) - Effectively allows states to drug test anybody claiming unemployment benefits or food stamps. - Voted to keep limits on drug tests for unemployment benefits and food stamps

Campaign Finances

Raised: $319,272
Individual Contributions: 87% ($253,372)
Party Contributions: 0% ($0)
PAC Contributions: 4% ($24,350)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 10% ($41,649)
Spent: $271,855

Reporting Date: June 30, 2017

COMMENTS

Mitchell Bond
- Kingston

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:46am

I don't think it is safe to bring Sirian refugees to NH. I think the President is gambling with american lives by wanting these people here. His,(and your), most important job is to keep the american people safe. Please do whats best for the people of NH and keep them safe.

Thank you!

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