Legal. “The most basic human right is the freedom to decide what happens to your body.” As governor, vetoed a bill prohibiting abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Yes. Cites “the corrupting influence of money in our politics.” As governor, signed a bill to eliminate dark money. Challenged Supreme Court Citizens United decision.
Mostly no. Voted against dark-money disclosure. Supported Citizens United decision as free speech issue. Supported Senate candidates e-filing finance reports.
Yes. “One of the greatest challenges of our time.” Rejoin Paris Accord: “We simply can’t lead if we are not part of the agreement.”
Mostly yes. Created council for Montana to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2035 and joined U.S. Climate Alliance. Felt Obama climate plan was overly restrictive toward coal, so backs carbon capture technologies, along with investing in renewables.
No. Backed Trump repeal of Clean Power Plan as “a first step in trashing President Obama’s war on coal and the good-paying jobs it supports.” Criticizes Bullock’s Climate Solutions Council for considering a carbon tax or cap, instead of focusing on innovation, like carbon capture.
No. Containing the virus was important but economic reopening was too slow. Tourist-dependent towns near Yellowstone missed Memorial Day weekend, because Wyoming entrances opened two weeks earlier.
Tighten. Criticizes Trump for promoting mining and drilling on public lands, cutting Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Loosen. Voted to loosen Dodd-Frank banking rules he saw as “crippling” small local banks. Sponsored bill to reduce autonomy of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Yes. First governor in Montana history to officiate a same-sex marriage.
Yes. “I’m a gun owner.” “Public health issue, not a political issue.” Supports background checks, assault weapon ban, “red flag laws to keep guns out of the wrong hands.”
No. Introduced bill to “protect Second Amendment.” Opposes “red-flag” laws, more background checks. “Knee-jerk reactions and more gun laws are not the solution.”
No. Wants “border security” and an “orderly immigration system.” Expanded border wall is “a waste of taxpayer money,” better spent on rural broadband.
No recent position found. In 2014 said states rather than Congress should set minimum wage.
Yes. Threatened legal action over Trump’s restricting federal funding for family planning providers involved with abortions.
Yes. Signed bipartisan bill blocking police departments from receiving certain military equipment. Promised to consult with Native American leaders before sending police assistance to Standing Rock protests.
Mixed. Co-sponsored reform bill for more police accountability on use of force and an amendment blocking transfer of military equipment to police. Doesn’t support efforts to cut police budgets.
No position found. Supported aid for higher education in CARES Act COVID relief bill that Senate passed unanimously.
No. Tax package increased national debt, giving huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy. “This isn’t tax reform, it’s a tax scam that hurts workers and families.”