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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2018 - present); Executive Councilor (2012 - 2018); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2002 - 2006); Co-Owner, Puritan Backroom Restaurant; Treasurer, Hillsborough County

Family
Unknown; Children: 0
Education
Harvard University, MA.
Home Address
660 Central Avenue
Suite 101
Dover, NH 03820
Work Address
323 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should the federal government limit certain firearm purchases to residents over age twenty-one?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?

Education

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
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 restrict further wind power development?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should the federal government increase subsidies for nuclear energy to bring them into line with subsidies for other energy sources with low greenhouse emissions, such as wind and solar?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of coal?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of natural gas?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by increasing funding for research on climate issues?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?

Health Care

Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by repealing the tax penalty for employers who do not offer health insurance?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Do you support "The Speaker Project" from the organization No Labels, a proposal to change several House rules with the intent of encouraging bipartisan cooperation? (Learn more at https://www.nolabels.org/the-speaker-project/)
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

VOTING RECORD

2019

Crime and Public Safety

H R 1112 (2019) - Extends the time period for authorities to complete a federal firearms background check. At the time of this bill's submission, if a background check is not completed within three days, the seller may go ahead and sell the firearm. - Voted to extend background checks.
H R 1585 (2019) - Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which contains victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For example, VAWA authorizes federal grants for rape prevention programs. The 2019 version of VAWA passed by the House includes a provision to block stalkers, former boyfriends, and dating partners - no just marriage partners - from possessing firearms. - Voted to reauthorize VAWA with expanded gun control.
H J Res 46 (2019) - Ends the national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border declared by President Trump. - Voted to end national emergency.
S J Res 7 (2019) - Prevents the U.S. from fighting in or assisting in Yemen's civil war. - Voted to stop the U.S. from fighting in Yemen.
H R 8 (2019) - Requires a background check for all firearm sales, including private sales that do not take place through a licensed dealer. - Voted to expand background checks.

Economy, Budget and Taxes

H R 1644 (2019) - Restores the Open Internet Order of the Federal Communications Commission, which would reinstate net neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers from slowing internet content. - Voted to reinstate net neutrality rules.
H R 268 (2019) - Democratic bill to end the government shutdown and fund the government through September 2019. The bill does not include $5.6 billion for a border wall, but includes $14 billion in disaster relief funding. - Voted for budget bill without border wall funding.
H J Res 31 (2019) - Final 2019 federal budget bill, including $1.4 billion for 55 miles of physical barrier on the border with Mexico, $415 million for humanitarian relief at the border, $12 billion for disaster relief, and $3.3 billion for highway and bridge infrastructure. - Voted for final 2019 budget bill.

Campaign Finances

Raised: $232,382
Individual Contributions: 68% ($158,626)
Party Contributions: 0% ($0)
PAC Contributions: 32% ($73,500)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($255)
Spent: $49,485

Reporting Date: March 31, 2019

1st Congressional District

New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District includes:

  • all of Belknap County except Sanbornton and Tilton
  • all of Carroll County
  • Bedford, Goffstown, Manchester, and Merrimack in Hillsborough County
  • Hooksett in Merrimack County
  • all of Rockingham County except Atkinson, Salem, and Windham
  • all of Strafford County

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COMMENTS

Eric Gregg
- Brentwood

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 7:01am

You do not help yourself by not getting information out to the voters beyond TV commercials which few actually listen to. Your position being clearly known on the variety of topics is very important for this upcoming election. Speak your position!

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