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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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CampusElect.org 2018 Campus Election Engagement Project


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  • Beto O`Rourke (16) Democratic Challenger for TX Senator Texas
  • Bob Casey (12) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer Pennsylvania
  • Bob Hugin (13) Republican candidate for New Jersey U. S. Senator New Jersey
  • Chris McDaniel (11) Republican challenger Mississippi
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (9) Republican candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Claire McCaskill (19) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Corey Stewart (15) Republican candidate for Virginia U.S. Senator Virginia
  • David Baria (13) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Dean Heller (15) Republican Jr Senator Nevada
  • Gary Johnson (16) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Heidi Heitkamp (18) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jacky Rosen (16) Democratic Challenger for NV Senator Nevada
  • Jim Renacci (18) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race)
  • Joe Manchin III (16) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
  • Jon Tester (18) Democratic Jr Senator Montana
  • Josh Hawley (17) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Kevin Cramer (17) Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator North Dakota
  • Leah Vukmir (16) Republican candidate for Wisconsin U.S. Senator Wisconsin
  • Lou Barletta (12) Pennsylvania Former Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor
  • Marsha Blackburn (16) Republican Challenger for TN Senator Tennessee
  • Martin Heinrich (19) Democratic Challenger New Mexico
  • Matt Rosendale (13) Republican candidate for Montana U. S. Senator Montana
  • Mick Rich (14) Republican candidate for New Mexico U.S. Senator New Mexico
  • Mike Espy (14) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Patrick Morrisey (11) Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
  • Phil Bredesen (15) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
  • Robert Menendez (21) Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative New Jersey
  • Roger Wicker (16) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Mississippi
  • Sherrod Brown (20) Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
  • Tammy Baldwin (21) Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
  • Ted Cruz (17) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tim Kaine (19) Virginia Democratic Nominee for Vice President
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Abortion
    Beto O`Rourke: Trust women to make their own decisions.
    Bob Casey: Ban abortion after 20 weeks; but fund Planned Parenthood.
    Bob Hugin: Pro-choice, but no late-term abortions unless maternal risk.
    Claire McCaskill: Fund Planned Parenthood; protect abortion providers.
    Corey Stewart: No exceptions for rape, incest, or maternal life.
    David Baria: Keep abortion & contraception safe, legal & woman's choice.
    Dean Heller: Ban all abortions after 20 weeks.
    Gary Johnson: Personal aversion but recognizes as law of the land.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fund Planned Parenthood but don't fund abortions.
    Jacky Rosen: Co-sponsored bill to require contraceptives in insurance.
    Jim Renacci: De-fund Planned Parenthood; 100% pro-life.
    Joe Manchin III: Prohibit abortions after 20 weeks; prohibit public funding.
    Jon Tester: No 20-week ban on abortion.
    Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was most unjust decision in U.S. history.
    Kevin Cramer: Abortion on demand for 40 years leads to school shootings.
    Leah Vukmir: No exceptions, including rape, incest, or mother's life.
    Lou Barletta: Ban abortion after 20 weeks; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Marsha Blackburn: Ban abortion; ban public funds for Planned Parenthood.
    Martin Heinrich: Legal without restrictions, including Planned Parenthood.
    Matt Rosendale: No abortion; no exceptions.
    Mick Rich: Life begins at conception; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Mike Espy: Anti-abortion but pro-choice.
    Patrick Morrisey: Overturn Roe v Wade; stop the pro-abortion agenda.
    Phil Bredesen: Keep abortion legal, but not high priority.
    Robert Menendez: Yes affordable contraceptives; no unneeded restrictions.
    Roger Wicker: Roe v Wade has led to a decades-long holocaust.
    Sherrod Brown: Trust women to make their own healthcare decisions.
    Tammy Baldwin: Planned Parenthood provides essential services.
    Ted Cruz: No exceptions for rape or incest; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Tim Kaine: Planned Parenthood funding is critical part of safety net.
Budget & Economy
    Chris McDaniel: Federal spending crowds out private investment.
    Corey Stewart: Opposes federal spending as economic stimulus.
    David Baria: Stimulus spending ok, but hesitant about 2009 Obama plan.
    Dean Heller: Control wasteful spending and shrink the size of government.
    Gary Johnson: Cut government spending by 20%.
    Gary Johnson: Cut taxes and cut spending.
    Jim Renacci: Obama federal stimulus was a failed experiment.
    Leah Vukmir: Congress is addicted to spending our money.
    Lou Barletta: Recovery is found in private business, not big government.
    Marsha Blackburn: Across-the-board federal spending cuts.
    Matt Rosendale: Cut government instead of stimulus spending.
    Roger Wicker: Opposed Obama 2009 stimulus plan & most stimulus plans.
    Ted Cruz: Choose individual liberty over more & more spending.
Civil Rights
    Bob Casey: Evolved over time to support gay marriage.
    Bob Hugin: Supports gay marriage.
    Chris McDaniel: Gay marriage is unconstitutional.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Marriage is between a man & a woman.
    Corey Stewart: Stop brainwashing school children with the Homosexual Agenda.
    Marsha Blackburn: Let people of faith withhold services to gay couples.
    Mike Espy: Rights for ALL regardless of sexual orientation.
    Phil Bredesen: Disallow withholding services to same-sex couples.
    Robert Menendez: Supports gay marriage.
    Roger Wicker: Allow businesses to deny services to same-sex couples.
    Tammy Baldwin: Legal gay marriage is victory for fairness & equality.
    Tim Kaine: We're still fighting for full LGBT equality.
Corporations
    Beto O`Rourke: Protect consumers from predatory financial behavior.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Roll back rules from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Claire McCaskill: Amend banking rules in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access to all users.
    David Baria: No cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Gary Johnson: Scrap Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with reforms.
    Jacky Rosen: Trump tax cut is fraudulent handout to corporations.
    Josh Hawley: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional.
    Kevin Cramer: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is regulatory overreach.
    Martin Heinrich: Fund Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Mick Rich: Roll back Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Mike Espy: Need protections like Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Phil Bredesen: Pay for corporate tax cuts by closing loopholes.
    Robert Menendez: Keep CFPB Financial Protection; keep Consumer Advisory Board.
    Roger Wicker: CPFB is thinly veiled attempt to expand federal control.
    Sherrod Brown: CFPB stops Wall Street from calling the shots on the budget.
    Tammy Baldwin: Support Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Ted Cruz: Free businesses from the CFPB's regulatory blockades.
Drugs
    Beto O`Rourke: Long-time advocate for marijuana legalization.
    Bob Hugin: Decriminalize pot in small amounts but not recreational use.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports medical marijuana & alternative drug sentencing.
    Corey Stewart: Decriminalize marijuana but don't legalize.
    David Baria: Medical marijuana yes; recreational marijuana no.
    Dean Heller: Let each states' voters decide on marijuana.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports medical marijuana; leave recreational use to voters.
    Jacky Rosen: Regulate marijuana federally, like we do for alcohol.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes recreational marijuana legalization.
    Jon Tester: Medical marijuana ok; full legalization later.
    Josh Hawley: Supports medical marijuana.
    Kevin Cramer: No recreational marijuana; opposes ND ballot measure 3.
    Leah Vukmir: Keep marijuana a Schedule 1 drug; no medical use.
    Marsha Blackburn: Don't loosen federal regulations marijuana.
    Martin Heinrich: It's time to legalize marijuana.
    Matt Rosendale: Medical marijuana ok; let states decide full legalization.
    Mick Rich: Opposes legalizing recreational use.
    Mike Espy: Medical marijuana first; decide on recreational later.
    Mike Espy: Disallow banking for legitimate cannabis businesses.
    Mike Espy: Let states decide marijuana laws.
    Phil Bredesen: Let states decide on marijuana legalization.
    Robert Menendez: Give marijuana businesses access to banking services.
    Roger Wicker: Feds should intervene if states legalize marijuana.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports medical legalization; opposes federal intervention.
    Tammy Baldwin: Legalize medical marijuana; let states decide.
    Ted Cruz: Opposed to marijuana legalization, but let states choose.
    Tim Kaine: Decriminalize marijuana federally; respect states' rights.
Education
    Beto O`Rourke: Vouchers funnel public school $ into private schools.
    Bob Casey: Refinance student loans at lower rates.
    Bob Hugin: Supports expanded charter schools.
    Chris McDaniel: No role for government in education, not even funding it.
    Claire McCaskill: Increase student financial aid, like Pell Grants.
    Corey Stewart: Give parents as many choices as possible, including vouchers.
    David Baria: Opposes vouchers for private schools with public money.
    David Baria: Make 2-year colleges tuition free.
    Dean Heller: Tax savings plan to help parents pay for private schools.
    Dean Heller: Counseling on financial aid but no refinancing student loans.
    Gary Johnson: Competition improves choices.
    Gary Johnson: Cut Pell grants; eliminate all student loans.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Vouchers take public funds away from public schools.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports public service loan forgiveness for college debt.
    Jacky Rosen: Public money should go to public schools.
    Jacky Rosen: Refinance student loans, and cancel if student goes bankrupt.
    Jim Renacci: Strong historical supporter of vouchers for private schools.
    Jim Renacci: No role for government to reduce student loan interest rates.
    Joe Manchin III: Limit student loan repayment to 15% of income.
    Joe Manchin III: Vouchers pull resources from schools that need them most.
    Jon Tester: Privatizing public schools feeds destruction of democracy.
    Jon Tester: Restore year-round Pell Grants, & support Perkins Loans.
    Josh Hawley: Give religious schools state educational resources.
    Josh Hawley: Universities provide worthless degrees and waste billions.
    Kevin Cramer: Supports vouchers and charter schools.
    Kevin Cramer: End student loan interest deduction.
    Leah Vukmir: I want schools competing for enrollment.
    Leah Vukmir: Get federal government out of business of student loans.
    Lou Barletta: Empower parents to choose kids' education environment.
    Marsha Blackburn: Supports vouchers for private schools.
    Marsha Blackburn: Don't lower student loan interest.
    Martin Heinrich: Privatization especially hurts rural schools.
    Martin Heinrich: Address the significant loss in value of Pell Grants.
    Matt Rosendale: Government out of college funding.
    Matt Rosendale: Privatization is critical to improve our education system.
    Mick Rich: Supports vouchers, savings accounts, & scholarship programs.
    Mick Rich: Let Pell grants cover job training.
    Mike Espy: Protect students from predatory for-profit schools.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports charter schools but "not wild about vouchers.
    Phil Bredesen: Free community college tuition; lower student loan interest.
    Robert Menendez: Vouchers drain money from public schools.
    Robert Menendez: Supports making 2 years of community college free.
    Roger Wicker: Support tax-free savings accounts for private school costs.
    Roger Wicker: Opposes refinancing student loans at lower rates.
    Sherrod Brown: Longtime opponent of vouchers for private schools.
    Sherrod Brown: Reduce student loan interest rates; increase Pell Grants.
    Tammy Baldwin: Opposes giving taxpayer dollars to private schools.
    Tammy Baldwin: Refinance student loans at lower rates.
    Ted Cruz: Private school vouchers is civil rights issue of our time.
    Tim Kaine: Allow Pell Grants to cover short-term training.
    Tim Kaine: Fight efforts to divert public funding to private schools.
Energy & Oil
    Beto O`Rourke: Unprecedented action to build clean energy economy.
    Bob Casey: Regulate greenhouse gases; join Paris Climate Accord.
    Bob Hugin: Climate change is human-caused, but Paris Accord is unfair.
    Chris McDaniel: Don't subsidize inefficient energy like ethanol & solar.
    Claire McCaskill: Subsidize alternative energy, but build Keystone Pipeline.
    Corey Stewart: Theory of man-made climate change is a hoax.
    David Baria: Limit greenhouse gases; support renewable energy.
    Dean Heller: Impact from humans on climate change is up for debate.
    Gary Johnson: Humans contribute to climate change, but no government role.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Tax incentives for renewables, particularly wind power.
    Jacky Rosen: Climate change threatens environment & national security.
    Jim Renacci: Opposed EPA regulating greenhouse gases.
    Joe Manchin III: No one is going to stop using fossil fuels for a long time.
    Josh Hawley: Oppose the job-killing climate agenda.
    Kevin Cramer: Climate change is a religious belief.
    Leah Vukmir: No government subsidies for renewable energy.
    Lou Barletta: Don't regulate greenhouse gases; we're in a cooling trend.
    Marsha Blackburn: Climate change isn't settled; withdraw from Paris Accord.
    Martin Heinrich: Moral obligation to prevent devastating climate change.
    Matt Rosendale: Climate changes, but no draconian restrictions on business.
    Mick Rich: Coal plant filters can solve CO2 emissions without subsidies.
    Patrick Morrisey: Led states suing to overturn Obama Clean Power Plan.
    Phil Bredesen: Green energy will be of vast importance and growth.
    Robert Menendez: World must cut greenhouse gas emissions, or reject science.
    Roger Wicker: Human cause of climate change isn't settled.
    Sherrod Brown: Pretending that climate change isn't happening is dangerous.
    Sherrod Brown: $30 billion to transition manufacturers to clean energy.
    Tammy Baldwin: Global climate change poses a growing threat.
    Ted Cruz: Paris Accord destroys $3 trillion in American GDP by 2040.
    Tim Kaine: Climate change imperils our planet's future.
Environment
    Beto O`Rourke: Ensure EPA's funding & independence.
    Bob Hugin: Protect our environment in a way that's fair to businesses.
    Chris McDaniel: End burdensome regulations like at EPA.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Supports deregulatory path taken by Trump EPA.
    Claire McCaskill: Limit EPA farm regulations, but no EPA cuts.
    Corey Stewart: Excess environmental regulation costs jobs.
    Gary Johnson: EPA has an important role to play.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
    Josh Hawley: Fought Obama EPA overreach.
    Leah Vukmir: Many EPA actions are over-regulation.
    Marsha Blackburn: Cut budget of Environmental Protection Administration.
    Martin Heinrich: EPA needed to protect health & well-being.
    Mick Rich: Environment is fragile, but businesses are overregulated.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports environmental regulation by government.
    Robert Menendez: Don't let the EPA get undermined.
    Sherrod Brown: Maintain funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
    Tammy Baldwin: Restore full EPA funding & oppose new cuts.
    Ted Cruz: EPA ran amok under Obama.
    Tim Kaine: Extreme concern over cuts to EPA.
Families & Children
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: No funds for family planning service if it includes abortion.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports gay marriage.
    Dean Heller: I respect traditional marriage but respect Supreme Court.
    Heidi Heitkamp: No discrimination against intimate relationships.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports gay marriage.
    Jim Renacci: Marriage should be between one man & one woman.
    Joe Manchin III: Opposes gay marriage personally, but accepts as settled law.
    Jon Tester: All couples should have same rights as heterosexual couples.
    Josh Hawley: Supports biblical truth about husband & wife, man & woman.
    Kevin Cramer: Marriage is defined in Scripture.
    Lou Barletta: Opposes gay marriage; let states decide.
    Martin Heinrich: Early supporter of gay marriage.
    Matt Rosendale: Support traditional marriage between one man & one woman.
    Patrick Morrisey: Disappointed with legalization of gay marriage.
    Sherrod Brown: Practicing family values means loving all God's children.
    Ted Cruz: Amendment to define marriage as between man & a woman.
Free Trade
    Beto O`Rourke: Tariffs on China will devastate our economy.
    Bob Casey: Go after "trade cheaters" to protect PA jobs.
    Bob Hugin: In the end, tariffs will get a better deal with China.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Tariffs on China hurt now but work in the long run.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
    Corey Stewart: Trump's Chinese tariffs are right on.
    David Baria: Tariffs have negative impact on Mississippians.
    Gary Johnson: Tariffs hurt U.S. industries.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Tariffs on China cause retaliatory actions.
    Jim Renacci: Seeks balance between tariffs, free trade & fair trade.
    Joe Manchin III: Supports tariffs on China; trade hasn't been good for WV.
    Jon Tester: Tariffs on China harm our industries & drive up costs.
    Josh Hawley: Supports Trump's tariffs on China, but what about farmers?
    Kevin Cramer: Tariffs on China are the one tool we have.
    Leah Vukmir: Tariffs on China give time to negotiate fairer deals.
    Lou Barletta: Use tariffs as leverage to get better trade deals.
    Marsha Blackburn: Trump's tariifs are a bad deal for Tennesseans.
    Martin Heinrich: Tariffs are sledgehammer where surgical approach needed.
    Matt Rosendale: Stop tolerating what China has been doing for decades.
    Mick Rich: Current trade with China is not fair;impose tariffs.
    Mike Espy: No tariffs on China; they hurt farmers.
    Patrick Morrisey: Supports tariffs on China to gain negotiating leverage.
    Phil Bredesen: Trump's tariifs are same as a new tax on Tennesseans.
    Robert Menendez: Tariffs on China drive allies into arms of our adversaries.
    Roger Wicker: Tariffs hurt, but end results will be greater opportunities.
    Sherrod Brown: Tax auto company foreign profits; then discounts in US.
    Tammy Baldwin: Tariffs send message to bad actors like China.
    Ted Cruz: Supports tariffs; opposes bailouts to those hurt by them.
    Tim Kaine: Trump's Chinese tariffs are killing jobs.
Government Reform
    Beto O`Rourke: End secret spending flooding American elections.
    Beto O`Rourke: Empower communities by ending gerrymandering.
    Bob Casey: Disclose political donors; Citizens United empowers wealthy.
    Bob Casey: Protect voting rights; no voter-ID.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Require voter ID before voting.
    Claire McCaskill: Limits on corporate campaign donations; full disclosure.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes voter ID requirements.
    Corey Stewart: Opposes regulation of campaign donations.
    Dean Heller: Don't require disclosure of political campaign donors.
    Gary Johnson: Let corporations donate as much money as they want.
    Gary Johnson: Voter ID disproportionately restricts Hispanic voters.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Reverse Citizens United by constitutional amendment.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Opposes voter ID; they target minorities & youth.
    Jacky Rosen: More campaign disclosure; overturn Citizens United.
    Jim Renacci: Corporate political donations are protected political speech.
    Joe Manchin III: Citizens United decision has destroyed this country.
    Jon Tester: Spotlight Act: no dark money in campaigns.
    Jon Tester: Introduced bill to ensure Native American voting access.
    Josh Hawley: Supported by Citizens United PAC for Attorney General.
    Josh Hawley: Defended strict Missouri voter ID requirements.
    Kevin Cramer: No disclosure of corporate campaign donations.
    Leah Vukmir: Drew districts overturned as unconstitutional gerrymander.
    Leah Vukmir: Supports voter photo-ID law.
    Lou Barletta: No disclosure of political donors.
    Martin Heinrich: Overturn Citizens United via Democracy for All Amendment.
    Martin Heinrich: Voter ID disproportionately affects minority communities.
    Mike Espy: I stand firmly for voting rights.
    Robert Menendez: Citizens United rolled back decades of progress.
    Robert Menendez: Do everything to protect all Americans' right to vote.
    Roger Wicker: Opposes limiting campaign donations, and opposes disclosure.
    Sherrod Brown: Special interests shouldn't have louder voice than families.
    Sherrod Brown: Photo-ID rules discourage people from voting.
    Tammy Baldwin: Ease campaign spending rules; limit donor disclosure.
    Tammy Baldwin: Partisan gerrymandering is an attack on our democracy.
    Tammy Baldwin: Voter photo-ID requirements harm participation.
    Ted Cruz: Disclosing campaign spending violates free speech.
    Ted Cruz: Political gerrymandering is legitimate, unless racial.
    Tim Kaine: Expand early voting & general ballot access.
    Tim Kaine: Reverse Citizens United; it erodes democracy.
Gun Control
    Beto O`Rourke: Universal background checks; ban assault weapons.
    Bob Casey: Expanded background checks; ban on bump stocks.
    Bob Hugin: Expanded background checks; bar people with mental illnesses.
    Chris McDaniel: Allow firearms without government permission.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Right to bear arms is essential to American Liberty.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports background checks and assault rifle ban.
    Corey Stewart: Gave away a semi-automatic rifle in campaign raffle.
    David Baria: Common-sense measures, like restrict semi-automatic weapons.
    Dean Heller: Opposed banning high-capacity magazines.
    Gary Johnson: More gun laws make us less safe.
    Jacky Rosen: Ban high-capacity magazines & military-style assault rifles.
    Jim Renacci: No ban on assault weapons nor high capacity magazines.
    Joe Manchin III: Background checks ok; not no ban on semi-automatic weapons.
    Jon Tester: Supports background checks & banning bump stocks.
    Josh Hawley: Supports background checks but not assault rifle ban.
    Leah Vukmir: Approach any 2nd Amendment law skeptically.
    Lou Barletta: No background checks; but limit bump stocks.
    Marsha Blackburn: Get background checks working, but no other gun regulations.
    Martin Heinrich: Ban bump stocks; ban sales to federal no-fly list.
    Matt Rosendale: Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable.
    Mick Rich: No restrictions on semi-automatic weapons nor silencers.
    Mike Espy: I believe in the Second Amendment, but things have changed.
    Patrick Morrisey: Keep Washington liberal gun grabbers off our guns.
    Phil Bredesen: Close gun show loophole & ban bump stocks.
    Robert Menendez: Universal background checks & assault weapons ban.
    Roger Wicker: More gun control laws are not the answer to gun problems.
    Sherrod Brown: Ban on assault weapons & high capacity magazines.
    Tammy Baldwin: Ban bump stocks & high-capacity magazines.
    Ted Cruz: Led fight not to ban assault weapons.
    Tim Kaine: Ban assault weapons, high-capacity ammo, & bump stocks.
Health Care
    Beto O`Rourke: Improve ObamaCare, including public option.
    Bob Hugin: Lobbied to block cheaper generic alternatives.
    Bob Hugin: Repeal ObamaCare but keep preexisting conditions.
    Chris McDaniel: I WILL support & vote for the full repeal of ObamaCare.
    Claire McCaskill: Protect coverage of pre-existing conditions.
    Corey Stewart: ObamaCare has failed; Medicaid expansion is major disaster.
    David Baria: Improve ObamaCare without weakening it.
    Dean Heller: Block grants to the states instead of ObamaCare.
    Gary Johnson: Free-market approach to health coverage instead of ObamaCare.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Support ObamaCare, with improvements.
    Jacky Rosen: Add public option and Medicaid buy-in to ObamaCare.
    Jim Renacci: Key to affordable healthcare is increasing competition.
    Joe Manchin III: Unacceptable to go back to pre-ObamaCare days.
    Jon Tester: I won't give up on repealing & replacing ObamaCare.
    Josh Hawley: ObamaCare was never constitutional.
    Kevin Cramer: ObamaCare is an insult to the Constitution & the conscience.
    Leah Vukmir: Full repeal of ObamaCare, period.
    Marsha Blackburn: Health savings accounts instead of ObamaCare.
    Martin Heinrich: No Medicare work rules; support ObamaCare.
    Mick Rich: Restore a free-market approach to health insurance.
    Mike Espy: Expand mental healthcare; ObamaCare; and Medicaid.
    Patrick Morrisey: Sued to end coverage of preexisting conditions.
    Phil Bredesen: Support ObamaCare, with fixes, and some Medicare-for-All.
    Robert Menendez: Repealing ObamaCare would hike premiums & hurt the disabled.
    Roger Wicker: Repeal massive overhaul of America's healthcare system.
    Sherrod Brown: Repealing ObamaCare would devastate Ohio children.
    Tammy Baldwin: Take repeal off the table & work to improve ObamaCare.
    Ted Cruz: ObamaCare caused millions to lose their jobs.
    Tim Kaine: Praised Virginia's Medicaid expansion.
Immigration
    Beto O`Rourke: DREAMers are as American as my kids.
    Bob Casey: Comprehensive reform, including DREAMers staying.
    Bob Hugin: Path to citizenship for people building a productive life.
    Chris McDaniel: Obama separated kids from families at the border too!
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Separating kids at border is distressing, but enforce law.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes border wall; also opposes path to citizenship.
    Corey Stewart: Illegal immigration threatens America's security & jobs.
    David Baria: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; earned path for others.
    Dean Heller: DREAM Act is a backdoor amnesty program.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Path to citizenship for DREAMers, with conditions.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports DREAMers & earned path to citizenship.
    Jim Renacci: Overturn DACA program: no legal status for DREAMers.
    Joe Manchin III: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
    Jon Tester: Bipartisan reform with earned path to citizenship.
    Josh Hawley: Amnesty is not the answer; supports border wall.
    Kevin Cramer: DACA was unlawfully put together; send DREAMers home.
    Leah Vukmir: First build a wall; illegals go home then re-apply.
    Lou Barletta: Zero-tolerance policy; stop DACA in its tracks.
    Marsha Blackburn: No amnesty for DREAMers; it makes illegal immigration surge.
    Martin Heinrich: Tough but fair path to earned citizenship, including DACA.
    Matt Rosendale: Rule of law has been ignored for illegal immigrants.
    Mick Rich: Illegals must leave & apply for citizenship like anyone.
    Mike Espy: Separating children from families at border is misguided.
    Patrick Morrisey: Lax immigration laws pose a security risk to our homeland.
    Phil Bredesen: Deporting DREAMers would be un-American.
    Robert Menendez: DREAMer kids have grown up as Americans.
    Roger Wicker: De-fund DREAMer programs; oppose path for citizenship.
    Sherrod Brown: Support DACA program: legal status for DREAMers.
    Tammy Baldwin: Support DREAMers and earned path to citizenship.
    Ted Cruz: No path to citizenship to DREAMers or anyone else.
    Tim Kaine: Comprehensive immigration reform to protect DREAMers.
Jobs
    Beto O`Rourke: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
    Bob Casey: Raise federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 by 2020.
    Chris McDaniel: Increasing minimum wage hurts employment.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposed MO ballot initiative on Right to Work.
    Claire McCaskill: Increase minimum wage to $12 by 2023.
    Dean Heller: Opposed raising minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25/hour.
    Gary Johnson: Eliminate federal minimum wage instead of raising it.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour.
    Jacky Rosen: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15/hour.
    Jim Renacci: No increase in federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Joe Manchin III: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Jon Tester: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Josh Hawley: Support Right to Work: make union dues optional.
    Josh Hawley: Minimum wage increase may result in lost jobs.
    Kevin Cramer: Reduce regulations instead of raising minimum wage.
    Marsha Blackburn: Minimum wage is a federal mandate; let competition decide.
    Martin Heinrich: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.
    Matt Rosendale: Don't raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Mick Rich: Remove regulations that discourage hiring, like minimum wage.
    Mike Espy: Increase minimum wage and EITC.
    Phil Bredesen: Minimum wage should keep pace with inflation.
    Robert Menendez: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour.
    Sherrod Brown: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
    Tammy Baldwin: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15/hour.
    Ted Cruz: Raising minimum wage costs jobs for the most vulnerable.
    Tim Kaine: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
Principles & Values
    Robert Menendez: Severely admonished by Senate for political favors.
Social Security
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes privatization of Social Security and VA.
    Corey Stewart: Lifting cap would increase taxes on the little guy.
    David Baria: Protect Social Security from privatization.
    Gary Johnson: Some or all of Social Security should be privatized.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
    Jacky Rosen: Don't privatize Social Security or VA.
    Jim Renacci: Allow workers to privately invest portion of payroll taxes.
    Joe Manchin III: Expand Social Security without privatization.
    Jon Tester: Opposes any plan to privatize.
    Kevin Cramer: Advocate for private sector options.
    Leah Vukmir: Personal Retirement Accounts for portion of payroll taxes.
    Lou Barletta: Explore privatization of Social Security.
    Martin Heinrich: Signed Social Security Protectors Pledge.
    Matt Rosendale: Let younger Americans invest privately instead of paying in.
    Patrick Morrisey: Reforms to keep Social Security & Medicare solvent.
    Robert Menendez: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
    Roger Wicker: Let workers invest portion in private accounts.
    Sherrod Brown: No full nor partial privatization of Social Security.
    Tammy Baldwin: Long opposed to privatization.
    Tim Kaine: Lift cap above $128,000 to make Trust Fund solvent.
Tax Reform
    Bob Hugin: Trump tax cuts delivered real relief & job creation.
    Chris McDaniel: Reduce taxes further than Trump's good first step.
    Corey Stewart: Lowering taxes is the key to prosperity.
    David Baria: Trump tax cuts are giveaway to top 1%.
    Dean Heller: Trump tax cut boosts job creation.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Trump tax cuts provide no relief for middle-class families.
    Jim Renacci: Trump tax cuts enable companies to invest in innovation.
    Joe Manchin III: Wealthy corporations got greatest benefit from Trump tax cut.
    Jon Tester: Trump tax cuts were a disastrous handout for jet-owners.
    Kevin Cramer: Trump tax cuts were best Christmas gift Washington can give.
    Leah Vukmir: It's garbage that Trump tax cuts only benefited the wealthy.
    Marsha Blackburn: Support President Trump's tax cuts.
    Martin Heinrich: Trump tax cuts do little for working families.
    Matt Rosendale: Trump tax cuts mean more jobs for Montanans.
    Mick Rich: Trump tax cuts stimulated investment & job creation.
    Patrick Morrisey: Trump tax cuts mean West Virginians receive bonuses & raises.
    Robert Menendez: Trump tax cuts was giant hit job on middle class.
    Roger Wicker: Trump tax cuts give job creators more capital to invest.
    Sherrod Brown: Trump tax cuts apply to corporations that send jobs overseas.
    Tammy Baldwin: Trump tax cuts overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy.
    Tim Kaine: Trump tax cuts explode deficit & only benefit the wealthy.
Technology
    Beto O`Rourke: Stimulus spending invests in areas like infrastructure.
    Beto O`Rourke: Rolling back net neutrality hurts democracy.
    Bob Casey: Support Net Neutrality; require equal access to all users.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports federal infrastructure investment.
    Dean Heller: More competition on internet, instead of Net Neutrality.
    Gary Johnson: Opposes Net Neutrality; government shouldn't regulate.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports strong infrastructure spending.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Support Net Neutrality, requiring equal access to all users.
    Jacky Rosen: Invest in transportation infrastructure & high-tech research.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports Net Neutrality protections for broadband consumers.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Joe Manchin III: Supports infrastructure investment.
    Joe Manchin III: Overturn FCC repeal of net neutrality.
    Jon Tester: Lead the world in clean technology.
    Jon Tester: 2008 stimulus was necessary; invest more in infrastructure.
    Jon Tester: Repealing Net Neutrality handed Internet to corporations.
    Kevin Cramer: Opposed stimulus investment, except infrastructure.
    Kevin Cramer: End Net Neutrality; don't require equal access to all users.
    Lou Barletta: End Net Neutrality; don't require equal access to all users.
    Marsha Blackburn: Opposes Net Neutrality; it's government-controlled internet.
    Martin Heinrich: More federal spending on transportation infrastructure.
    Martin Heinrich: Supports Net Neutrality; reverse FCC's repeal.
    Mick Rich: More federal spending on infrastructure repair.
    Mike Espy: Federal spending on infrastructure & broadband grows economy.
    Patrick Morrisey: Supports infrastructure investment.
    Phil Bredesen: Empower TVA to bring rural broadband internet access.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access for everyone.
    Robert Menendez: Net Neutrality avoids higher prices.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Tammy Baldwin: Internet must not become a two-tiered system.
    Tammy Baldwin: Invest in core infrastructure, as federal stimulus.
    Ted Cruz: Net neutrality puts government in charge of internet.
    Tim Kaine: Protect Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Tim Kaine: Transportation infrastructure spending as economic stimulus.
War & Peace
    Beto O`Rourke: Nuclear treaty was best path to prevent Iranian nukes.
    Bob Casey: Supports Obama's Iran nuclear treaty.
    Bob Hugin: Iran used nuclear deal to export terrorism.
    Claire McCaskill: Supported treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability.
    Corey Stewart: Iran continues to be a state-sponsor of terrorism.
    Dean Heller: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports treaty limiting Iran's nuclear capability.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports multinational Iran nuclear treaty.
    Jim Renacci: No nuke deal with Iran, the #1 state sponsor of terrorism.
    Joe Manchin III: Withdraw from Iranian nuclear treaty.
    Jon Tester: Iran nuclear treaty is only option.
    Josh Hawley: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
    Kevin Cramer: Withdraw from treaty limiting Iran's nuclear capability.
    Leah Vukmir: Iran nuclear treaty was a foolish & dangerous deal.
    Lou Barletta: Withdraw from Obama's Iran nuclear treaty.
    Marsha Blackburn: Iran nuke deal puts future security in jeopardy.
    Patrick Morrisey: Withdraw from Iranian nuclear treaty.
    Robert Menendez: Selling arms to Saudi Arabia makes crisis in Yemen.
    Robert Menendez: Grave mistake to walk away from Iran nuke deal without plan.
    Roger Wicker: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty & make better deal.
    Sherrod Brown: Keep nuke deal with Iran, but use remaining sanctions.
    Tammy Baldwin: Keep the Iran nuclear treaty.
    Ted Cruz: Nuke treaty didn't sufficiently rein in Iran's nuke program.
    Tim Kaine: Withdrawing from Iran nuke treaty weakens alliances.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris McDaniel: I WILL support work requirements for welfare recipients.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Add work requirement to food stamp programs.


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