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2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Senator, U.S. Senate (2008 - present); NH Governor (1996 - 2002)

Family
Married; Children: 3
Education
MA, University of Mississippi, MS.
BA, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA.
Home Address
340 Central Ave.
Suite 205
Dover, NH 03820
Work Address
520 Hart SOB
Washington, DC 20510

POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
How should the U.S. approach Iran?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
How should the federal government change the budgeting process?
Should NH support federal earmarks for state projects?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Other: Economy, Budget and Taxes
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?

Health Care

Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH support federal earmarks for state projects?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?

VOTING RECORD

2017

Economy, Budget and Taxes

S Con Res 3 (2017) - Sets the federal budget. This bill also establishes rules that pave the way for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." - Voted against
S J Res 34 (2017) - Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information. - Voted to keep stricter rule on privacy of internet browsing data
S J Res 34 (2017) - Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information. - Voted to keep stricter rule on privacy of internet browsing data

Health Care

H J Res 43 (2017) - Allows states to withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood. - Voted to continue federal funding for Planned Parenthood

Social Issues

H J Res 42 (2017) - Effectively allows states to drug test anybody claiming unemployment benefits or food stamps. - Voted to keep limits on drug tests for unemployment benefits and food stamps

Campaign Finances

Raised: $223,327
Individual Contributions: 69% ($154,517)
Party Contributions: 0% ($0)
PAC Contributions: 30% ($66,000)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 1% ($2,808)
Spent: $172,207

Reporting Date: June 30, 2017

COMMENTS

Ananta Gopalan
- Hampton

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 9:42pm

I was taken aback when I read that Sen. Shaheen voted to confirm Debo Adegbile who was nominated by Mr. Obama to the post of Asst. Attorney General in charge of Civil Rights.  The nomination failed by a vote of 47-52 when some Democratic senators set aside the slavish party loyalty and voted in opposition in order to uphold equal justice.

In my opinion, the country is being ill served by the two dominant parties who often place themselves above the country.  The ideologues often ignore common sense and decency and in that process abuse the Constitution and ideals of this great country.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen from the Live Free or Die state sided with the cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal who was convicted of first degree murder after less than three hours of jury deliberations in Pennsylvania and then sentenced to die in less than two hours of deliberations.  The White House nominee who was in charge of NAACP legal defense fund and some of the lawyers that worked for him joined the international communists and socialists that began to falsely portray the conviction of Mumia as an equivalent of lynching of a black man.  Those international anti-American groups held rallies here and abroad, fabricated stories to sway young college students in this country and else where and even named a street after the killer in France.  In short, they had successfully made the cop killer into some kind of folk hero fighting racist America.

It was one early morning in 1981 when a 25-year old police officer, Daniel Faulkner, stopped a car proceeding wrong way in an one-way street with lights turned off near a park in Philadelphia.  The occupant of the car got out and started to get into altercation with the officer.  Abu-Jamal observing what was happening ran towards the car and shot officer Faulkner in the back.  It turned out that the man who was stopped by the officer was none other than the brother of Abu-Jamal.  With Officer Faulkner laying on his back, Abu-Jamal pumped three more bullets into the officer in cold blood and killed him.  There were three eye-witnesses to the crime.  Abu-Jamal was found guilty by a jury panel that included two African-Americans.  The panel would have included a third African-American juror but for the fact Abu-Jamal rejected his selection.

The death-sentence was overturned with the help of able lawyers who believed in the anti-American furor created and sustained by the international agents of socialists and communists.  The White House nominee and his NAACP legal defense fund saw fit to whip up the racial animosity and gave credence to the totally false image of racist America where no black man can get a fair trial.  In other words, Mr. Debo Adegbile a participant in "Free Mumia" movement is now seeking the position of the US Asst. Attorney General for none other than Civil Rights.

A further illustration of how Democratic Party cared more about its ideology even in this extreme case of the cop killer Mumia was that the Senate Judiciary committee through their majority vote refused to allow the widow of officer David Faulkner give her testimony.  She had to write a letter to the committee.  Is party that important?  Whatever happened to "equal justice"?  This is the Democratic Party of self proclaimed compassion!

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen furthered the despicable act by voting to confirm some one not only least qualified as demonstrated by his actions in this case but also would be the last to rely on acting fairly on behalf of all Americans, purely driven by prosecutorial judgment based on the facts of a case and not the color of the skin.

We must oppose Jeanne Shaheen who sided with the cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal and his supporter, Mr.Debo Adegbile.  By the way, how come the president saw fit to appoint him to one of the most sensitive positions in the DOJ? He must agree with Mr. Debo Adegbile's position in the "Free Mumia" movement.  Is this what Dr.King envisioned when he spoke so eloquently about the content of the character trumping the color of the skin?  I don't think so.  It is sad to see that the Democratic Party leaders adopt the foundationless racism charge of America to further their own political power.

Ananta Gopalan
- Hampton

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:28pm

This is not a partisan call since I am an independent that favors abolition of political parties which use patronage politics with the tax dollars for their power in Washington DC to the detriment of overall welfare of our country.  Unless we change it, our future generations will not have any Bill of Rights, wiping out those unique American values of freedom enshrined in our Constitution.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is an illustration of what has gone wrong.  She is cosponsoring a Constitutional amendment to restrict the most fundamental of the human rights of 1st Amendment under the pretext of preventing corporations and other rich entities from spending money to promote their ideas in the open air.  Is this what New Hampshire value is?  She is doing this because she is a rubber stamp to the Democratic Party bosses.  The first step in minimizing dollars spent in elections is to reduce the size of the government and have it stay away from economic interference setting up a fascist state.  Once the money is removed from the government, the lobbyists and their cronies will disappear.  Sen. Shaheen, in the role of a Senator to protect the Constitution, will not force the reduction of the size of the federal government, restricting it to its clearly enumerated powers in the Constitution.  Sen. Shaheen, we derive those inalienable rights from nature and nature’s God and the government has no authority to abridge them.

Sen. Shaheen promoted the Obamacare vigorously because that is what her Party bosses wanted her to do.  She repeated the same lies to the people of New Hampshire that her bosses uttered to pass the legislation – “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”.  Now she says that you can keep your doctor if you like your doctor but you have to pay.  May I ask who gave Sen. Shaheen God-like powers to tell us how we should take care of our medical issues?  Again, we have to get rid of people like Shaheen who will only do the bidding of a political party instead of caring for her constituents.  To Sen. Shaheen, political power through her party is far more important than preserving her country dedicated to personal freedom.

Obamacare which is being forced on us is the same as the VA care waiting in the wings.  There are now reports that over forty veterans have died waiting for care promised by the VA while bureaucrats got bonuses falsifying records to show speedy medical attention.  If the bureaucrats can do that to those that put on uniforms in the defense of our country, imagine what they could do to the ordinary folks under Obamacare!  Those people that think government is the way to get medical help think again.  I am sure Sen. Shaheen would issue a press release stating how horrified she was to learn of VA debacle to deflect any political damage due to the VA disaster.

Sen. Shaheen also voted to confirm Obama appointee to the DOJ, Civil Rights division, a man who elevated the cold-blooded cop killer, Mumia Abu-Jamal to the cult status of a politically persecuted victim.  No objective person that has looked at the facts of that case could support someone like that to a position of power in DOJ.  Thankfully, the Senate rejected the nomination with some Democrats putting the country above their Party.  Not Sen. Shaheen.  She delivered what her party bosses wanted her to do.  Is this representing the hard-working, decent and law-abiding people of New Hampshire?

We have had enough of Sen. Shaheen’s political games. We have to vote her out of office this November for our country to survive for our kids and grand-kids. Our country, our Constitution and our way of life and sense of fairness are far more important than Democratic Party retaining political power at the expense of it all.

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