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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

Should the federal government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?

  Public statementsYes


the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Social  ›  Marital Rape

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID-19 Vaccine

Will you get the Covid-19 vaccine once it is ready?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?

  Voting recordNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

Education  ›  Student Loans

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

  Voting recordYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Critical Race Theory in K-12 Education

Should critical race theory be taught in K-12 education?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Education  ›  Free College for All

Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Public statementsYes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

Social  ›  Government Mandates

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Qualified Immunity for Police

Do you support qualified immunity for police officers?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Racial Sensitivity Training

Should the federal government require racial sensitivity training for employees?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Voting recordYes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Public statementsYes, but the federal government should sponsor this program instead of businesses

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, if they were born here

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Religious Service Ban

Should religious gatherings be banned in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Public statementsYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, it is a symbol of racism, separatism and treason

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Voting recordNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, too many people are innocently convicted

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?

  Public statementsNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Voting recordYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

Should the US have a mail-in ballot process for whole states in local, state, and federal elections?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  NSA Domestic Surveillance

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Public statementsNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Voting recordDecrease

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

Should undocumented immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, as long as they pay taxes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, provide trigger warnings but students do not need safe spaces

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Public statementsYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

Immigration  ›  Border Security

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Voting recordNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Voting recordYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the US increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, the vast majority of people who receive Medicaid are disabled

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, reduce military spending instead

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseRaise

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Collective Bargaining

Do you support limiting police unions collective bargaining power for cases involving misconduct?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Voting recordYes

Social  ›  First Amendment

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but do not waste money removing existing references

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Voting recordYes, every citizen deserves the right to vote

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Public statementsYes, and with more aid and support

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Voting recordYes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, this is a waste of time and money

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseFewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?

  Voting recordNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

  Public statementsNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, I support the concept but not the current implementation

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, on stocks and bonds but not real estate

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseHelp

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Public statementsYes, but we should accept much more than the proposed 10,000 refugees

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Voting recordNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseIncrease, but only for countries that have no human rights violations

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Public statementsNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, as long as landowners are fairly compensated and the projects will benefit the community

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and all employees should be paid time-and-a-half for overtime hours regardless of their pay scale

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Public statementsNo, they should be captured and given a fair trial

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Voting recordYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, only to gather intelligence, not to kill suspected terrorists

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseLess, we should increase funding to improve the current system instead

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Public statementsNo, we should stay out of this conflict

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Public statementsYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  GMO Labels

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, I trust the science of responsible food engineering but I don’t trust the motives of the food companies selling them

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS?

  Public statementsNo, we can not declare war on ISIS because it is not a country

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?

  Voting recordNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Voting recordYes, and provide more free public transportation

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria?

  Public statementsNo, all airstrikes should be conducted through UN coordination

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo

Education  ›  School Vouchers

Should the government offer students a voucher that they can use to attend private schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Capitol Fence

Should the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. be protected by a security fence?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity

the Economy  ›  Gig Workers

Should gig workers such as Uber drivers be classified as employees?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, the U.S. does not need to expand its global footprint at this time

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Kirsten Gillibrand voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced