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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.

Economy, Budget and Taxes

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

Social Issues

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

Health Care

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

Crime and Public Safety

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

Education

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

Energy and Environment

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

Politics and Political Process

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

Recreation and Transportation

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

VOTING RECORD

2017

Crime and Public Safety

S 139 (2018) - Extends so-called "section 702" surveillance by the NSA under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. - Voted to reauthorize surveillance

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HR 1 (2017) - Reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, reduces the individual income tax rate for high earners from 39.6% to 37%, increases the income threshold to qualify for the alternative minimum tax, and repeals the mandate to purchase health insurance. - Voted against tax cut bill
HR 1370 (2017) - Stopped a federal government shutdown by funding the government through January 19, 2018. - Voted for temporary funding bill
HR 195 (2018) - Stopped a federal government shutdown by funding the government through February 8, 2018. This bill also extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. This bill does not include an extension of the immigration program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or any other immigration-related policy. - Voted for temporary funding bill
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
HR 1628 (2017) - "American Health Care Act" that repeals parts of the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare") and revises many health care laws.  For example, this bill would cap Medicaid funding, repeal various insurance coverage requirements, and replace the requirement to buy health insurance with a penalty the next time you get insurance if you allow your coverage to lapse. - Voted against moving this bill forward

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
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: $533,978
Individual Contributions: 79% ($421,974)
Party Contributions: 0% ($0)
PAC Contributions: 20% ($106,157)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($2,387)
Spent: $478,007

Reporting Date: December 31, 2017

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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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