Mostly ban. Supports overturn of Roe v. Wade. “Why don’t we just rejoice?” Before Sept 2022 supported protecting “lives from beginning to end.” Then opposed a federal ban, saying states should decide.
Legal. “I will fight and never back down.” “We have to hold the line against any efforts to enact a nationwide abortion ban.” Cosponsored Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify abortion rights.
No. Says climate change “is not a priority” and opposes the Inflation Reduction Act, which included $369 billion in renewable energy incentives. Says other countries should do their part to reduce pollution.
Supports legislation that “prohibits the dissemination of certain divisive concepts related to sex and race” in schools. Says critical race theory (CRT) “teaches Americans to hate one another for no other reason than the color of their skin. It is incredibly dangerous and represents a step backwards.”
Voted against an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used to teach CRT in grade school. Introduced a bill requiring colleges to set policies prohibiting harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Mostly no. In Aug 2022: “I signed a letter… saying Donald Trump won the election and damn it I stand by my oath.” In Sept 2022: “I have come to the conclusion… the election was not stolen”—but still alleges fraud.
Yes. Congratulated Biden after the final 2020 results were announced.
Loosen. Would “get rid of” the Environmental Protection Agency. Supports more oil and gas production and restarting the Keystone XL pipeline project: “We need to start” fracking and drilling offshore. “We need to deregulate the energy industry.”
Tighten. Supports EPA’s proposal to regulate forever chemicals: Polluters should be “held accountable.” Wrote amendment to “remove toxic contaminants from…drinking water.” Cosponsored a bill to ban gas and oil drilling off New England coasts.
No. Supports a private market approach. In Aug 2022 opposed the Inflation Reduction Act authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. In August 2022 supported privatizing Medicare—but later reversed that. Opposed COVID mask mandates.
Yes. Voted for Inflation Reduction Act, which lowers Medicare prescription drug prices and health insurance premiums. In 2021 supported mandating large companies’ employees to “have regular COVID tests or get vaccinated.”
Supports expanded border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. “We must secure America’s borders and reduce crime. No excuses. No compromises.” Opposes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Supported more agents at border to stop fentanyl trafficking. Criticized a plan to end a pandemic policy that allows US to turn away migrants at the southern border. Supports a path to citizenship for DACA participants.
No position found.
Easier. Supports PRO Act, to “strengthen the ability of unions to fight for workers’ rights and better benefits.” Says “the right to organize is at the heart of our country.”
No recent position found. In 2013 signed medical marijuana into law, but opposed decriminalizing marijuana “any further.” In 2014 said “Legalizing marijuana won’t help us address our substance use challenge.”
Keep. “I will never support raising the minimum wage,” which… “will hurt small businesses and pass costs onto the consumer. This is an attempt to control you.” The free market and job performance “automatically” set proper wages.
Cosponsored a bill to improve de-escalation training for officers interacting with people having mental or behavioral health issues. Has also called for more federal funding for state and local law enforcement.
No. Opposes forgiving student loans. “You take out a loan, you use it, you pay it back.” No one else should have to pay it back. “There is no replacement for this other than responsibility.”
Mostly yes. Opposes “canceling all student debt,” but supports the Biden administration plan as a “balanced compromise.” Introduced a bill to provide student loan relief to young entrepreneurs starting innovative businesses.
Less. Supports cutting federal taxes overall, and that includes renewing the 2017 tax cuts, which, among other items, decreased taxes on wealthy individuals.
More. Voted against the 2017 tax cuts. In 2022 voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, which established a minimum corporate tax rate.
Yes. “This state has some election integrity issues.” Supports stricter voter ID laws, tightened voting rules for college students, elimination of same-day registration, and more restrictions on mail-in voting.
No. Voted for a bill that would expand voting access with automatic and same-day registration, along with early voting and mail-in voting. It would also limit removing voters from rolls.
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