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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Voting recordNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

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

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

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

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes


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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

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  ›  Gender Identity

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

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

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Public statementsYes

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

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 votersNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

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

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

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

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, and we should make it easier for immigrants to legally enter the country

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes, 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 votersNo

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 votersNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

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

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

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

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersRaise

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

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?

  Voting recordYes, the lack of paid sick leave is unfair to working men and women

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

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

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes, as long as they pay taxes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Voting recordNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

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

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

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 votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

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

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

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 votersYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

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 votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

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

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

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  ›  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 votersNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Voting recordYes

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  ›  Border Security

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

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

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Public statementsYes, and with more aid and support

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

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

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

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

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

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

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

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

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 votersYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

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

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

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

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

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Voting recordYes

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

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 votersNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

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

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

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

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, reduce military spending instead

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

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

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 votersYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersHelp

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

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

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes, business owners should not be able to discriminate against anyone based on their sexual orientation

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Voting recordDecrease

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

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 votersYes, 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

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

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 votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

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 votersYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

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

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

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

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

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

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

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

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

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 votersYes

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

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

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

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

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

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes, but not for cosmetics

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

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

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  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

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

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

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Voting recordYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

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

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

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

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

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

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

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

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Voting recordYes, and provide more free public transportation

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, I support the protesters but do not want to start an international war

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

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

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

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

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

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

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

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

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

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

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 votersNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

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

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

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

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes, exempting online retailers from sales taxes is not fair to traditional stores

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, classify it as a commodity

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersNo, spend that money on improving infrastructure and the community to attract companies

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

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

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Kirsten Gillibrand votersYes, as long as there are restrictions on how much money people can bet