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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

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the federal government ban certain "military-style" firearms, such as the AR-15?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
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

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 reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
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 privatize some or all of Social Security?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
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 the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
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 amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private insurance?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH abolish partisan primaries and adopt the "Top 2" primary system?
Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?

VOTING RECORD

2020

Crime and Public Safety

S J Res 68 - Directs the U.S. President to stop the use of armed forces in Iran unless authorized by Congress. - Voted to stop military action against Iran.

Health Care

H R 6201 (2020) - Requires free coronavirus testing, regardless of insurance coverage, and requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two weeks of paid sick leave if an employee is quarantined, experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member. Employers will get a tax credit to offset costs. This bill also expands unemployment grants to help states cover higher unemployment claims and expands funding and eligibility for various food programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. - Voted to expand coverage during coronavirus outbreak.
H R 6074 (2020) - Authorizes emergency spending related to the coronavirus outbreak. Forexample, this bill provides funding for vaccine research and small business disaster loans. - Voted for emergency funding during coronavirus outbreak.
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

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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