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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 NH require seat belts?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
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?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?

Education

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

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 the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
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?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?

Health Care

Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
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 continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?
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?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?
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?

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

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.
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.

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COMMENTS

Alan Fraize
- Deerfield

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:24pm

F--------------- IS THE GRADE I GIVE HER

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

Alan Fraize
- Deerfield

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:26pm

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT GUY THAT WASN'T SUPERPOSED TO BEHIND THE WHEEL

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.

Alan Fraize
- Deerfield

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:28pm

HELMETS WOULD HAVE DONE NOTHING TO SAVE ANYONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THE GUY RAN THEM OVER WITH HE'S TRUCK AN TRAILER

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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