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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

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

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?
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?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

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 NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
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 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 NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
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?”

Education

Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
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?

Energy and Environment

Should New Hampshire continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which requires utilities to purchase allowances for every ton of carbon they emit?
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?

Health Care

Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
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 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?

Politics and Political Process

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

Recreation and Transportation

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?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?

Social Issues

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 NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
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?

VOTING RECORD

2019

Crime and Public Safety

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.
S 1 (2019) - Reauthorizes a cooperation agreement with Jordan, authorizes sanctions against Syria, extends a loan gaurantee program with Israel, and increases protections for state and local governments that refuse to invest in or contract with companies which boycott Israel. - Voted for Middle East policy bill.
H J Res 46 (2019) - Ends the national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border declared by President Trump. - Voted to end national emergency.

Economy, Budget and Taxes

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.
S Amdt 5 (2019) - Republican bill to end the government shutdown and fund the government through September 2019. The bill includes $5.7 billion for a border wall. - Voted against moving this bill forward.
S Amdt 6 (2019) - Democratic bill to end the government shutdown and fund the government through September 2019. The bill does not include $5.7 billion for a border wall. - Voted to move this bill forward.

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COMMENTS

Kathleen Joseph
- haverhill

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 7:46am

Margie after 7people died on rt2this weekend don't you think it's time to change repealing the helmet laws in nh be a trailblazer do it for there families Kathleen Joseph mass

Snaggle Tooths
- Concord

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 11:59am

How many of those seven were wearing helmets? Do you ride a motor cycle? Why do you think it is the State's responsibility to keep people safe from themselves? ...........and enacting legislation that takes away personal freedoms isn't "trailblazing", it is a path to oppression.

Bill Brewster
- Pelham

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 7:44pm

Not for NH. Too much time following party line and little independence.

Gregory Colpitts
- Deerfield

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:52am

Shaheen and Hassan always vote the party line yet they say they want bipartisanship.

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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