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Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should the federal government institute Medicare for All? U* I support a bipartisan plan for universal healthcare coverage for all Americans that would improve quality and outcomes, expand competition and lower costs.
2. Should Congress require abortion providers to provide lifesaving medical care to infants who survive an abortion? N* By practice and law, an infant surviving an abortion receives care; existing state homicide laws apply if intentionally killed; 2002 bipartisan Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.
3. Should the President nominate Supreme Court justices that adhere to the original meaning of the Constitution? U* I believe SCOTUS nominees should view and interpret the U.S. Constitution in pragmatic constitutionalist terms; as a living, breathing document requiring interpretation based on changing needs of society.
4. Should parents be eligible for direct grants for their children to attend the school of their choice, including non-public schools? N
5. Should government prohibit Christian schools from making employment decisions based on sexual orientation or gender identity? N* SCOTUS has affirmed “ministerial exemption” for religious organizations; however, Christian schools also have a moral duty and obligation to respect everyone’s differences and not discriminate against fellow human beings.
6. Should Planned Parenthood or other organizations that perform or refer for abortions receive federal funds? U* SCOTUS ruled abortion is a legal medical procedure; federal laws prohibit use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortions except cases of rape, incest, or to save life of the mother.
7. Should working families have the option of an advance on their child tax credit (up to $5,000) to offset expenses (childcare, missing work, supplies, etc.) from the birth of a child or adoption? Y
8. Should the federal government allow illegal immigrants and Dreamers to stay in the U.S. and provide a pathway to citizenship? Y* I support bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform for undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S., including a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and DACA recipients.
9. Should the federal government ban fracking, used to extract oil and gas? N* I support protecting jobs and existing fracking operations as the energy sector transitions to more renewable energy sources for energy independence and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
10. Should the federal government require universal background checks for all firearm sales, including private sales? Y* As a gun owner, I support common sense, reasonable firearms safety legislation that save lives while not infringing upon law-abiding citizen’s constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights.
11. Should the United States reduce funding to the United Nations? U* The U.S. is a founding member, host for its headquarters, leader of this international body for 75 years; an assessment of being its largest donor is warranted.