Legal. Cosponsored Women’s Health Protection Act of 2015, ensuring continued access to safe, legal abortion.
Ban. Supported bills making it more burdensome to get an abortion. Defines life as starting from conception.
Yes to both. Cosponsored DISCLOSE Act, requiring full disclosure of advocacy groups’ campaign contributions. Cosponsored amendment to overturn democracy-threatening decision.
Unknown on ads. No to limiting political donations. Opposes regulation of political contributions.
Yes to all 3. Voted for 2015 amendment that “climate change is real & human activity contributes.” Urged Trump administration to rejoin Climate Accord. Supports comprehensive approach.
No to all 3. Believes climate change isn’t manmade. “The number one factor is the sun.” Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Against rejoining Accord.
No. Co-introduced legislation to rescind Trump policy of letting employers withhold coverage for birth control.
No. Concerned re: allegations & positions on healthcare, separation of powers, consumer protection & net neutrality.
Yes. He will “uphold the constitution as it was written… The Court will be greatly improved with” him.
Yes—particularly spending on improving infrastructure & rural broadband.
No. Favors spending cuts, except for spending on a border wall & the military.
No. Voted against plan to reauthorize Washington DC’s school voucher plan.
Says vouchers are a “possibility.”
No. Signed letter to Senate leadership protesting EPA cuts.
Yes. Will fight EPA regulatory overreach & objects to many EPA regulations.
Yes. Supports enhanced background checks & banning assault weapons & high-capacity magazines.
No. Opposes all restrictions. Cowrote MN “Constitutional [no-permit] carry” & “stand-your-ground” bills.
Support. ACA has brought healthcare into reach for many. Improve, don’t repeal.
Repeal. “End Obamacare entirely & go back to a free market system.”
Yes. Signed letter to Senate leadership supporting continued funding. Voted against defunding.
No. Supported 2016 Minnesota bill to defund Planned Parenthood.
No. We need to ensure that “people with Medicaid coverage—[mostly] children, disabled & seniors—get healthcare.”
Yes. Has worked to continue DACA program. Wanted to create a 13-year accountable path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already here.
No DACA statement. Calls pathway to citizenship “possible,” but supports making illegal immigrants return to home country before applying for citizenship.
No. Don’t leave international agreements & nuclear inspections. Negotiate more comprehensive agreement.
Supports MN medical marijuana law: States should make their own decisions on recreational marijuana. Cosponsored bill to stop federal interference.
No. Opposes legalization for recreational use, seeing marijuana as a gateway drug. Voted against medical in MN in 2014.
No current statement but voted in 2007 to increase to current $7.25 level.
Yes. Opposes recent FCC decision to eliminate net neutrality.
No. Voted with Trump 31% as of October 3, 2018.
Yes. “He is doing a great job.” Voting rate not applicable: Has not held federal office.
Yes. Would expand incentives for investment in renewable energy sources.
No. Strongly supports “affordable” coal-based energy, no priority to green energy.
Yes. Supports Warren proposal. Cosponsored bill to extend subsidized federal student loan rates.
Unknown about federal financial aid, but supported MN bill for tax credits for student loans & 529 college savings plans.
Yes. Voted in 2008 to restore pre-2001 top income tax rate. Opposed Trump plan’s tax cuts for the wealthy, which increased national debt.
No. Signed 2014 amendment to strengthen Voting Rights Act that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. Tried to ban requiring photo IDs that suppress voting. Supports automatically registering voters.
No. 2018 survey response was “There is no need to make voter registration easier.”
Other senate candidates include Paula Overby (Green) & Dennis Schuller (Legal Marijuana Now). Due to limited space, we can’t include their responses, but encourage you to check out their websites.
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