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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
1200 Elm St.
Suite 2
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 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?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

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?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
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?

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 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?
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?

Health Care

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?
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?

Politics and Political Process

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

Recreation and Transportation

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?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?

Social Issues

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?
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?

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
2016

Crime and Public Safety

SB 336 (2016) - Removes the phrase "suitable person" from the law governing concealed carry permits, and instead requires law enforcement to issue a permit so long as the person is not prohibited from owning a firearm by state or federal law. - Vetoed
SB 498 (2016) - Reduces the penalty for possessing 1/4 ounce or less of marijuana from a class A to an unspecified misdemeanor. - Signed
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Signed
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Signed
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Signed

Energy and Environment

HB 1116 (2016) - Increases the cap on net metering, and requires the Public Utilities to Commission to develop a modified net metering system. - Signed

Health Care

HB 1696 (2016) - Continues expanded Medicaid eligibility, with some revisions. This bill adds work requirements to eligibility for expanded Medicaid. Additional funding is provided by the insurance premium tax, paid by insurance companies. - Signed

Recreation and Transportation

HB 1616 (2016) - Allows a person obtaining a driver's license to choose whether the license complies with the federal Real ID Act of 2005. - Signed

Campaign Finances

Raised: $18,698,223
Individual Contributions: 86% ($16,125,563)
Party Contributions: 0% ($46,800)
PAC Contributions: 5% ($956,373)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 8% ($1,569,477)
Spent: $18,564,772

Reporting Date: December 31, 2016

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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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