OPPONENTS VOTING HISTORY
Co-sponsor Medicare for All, which guarantees healthcare for all Americans.
Ensure that parents receive combined 20 weeks of parental leave.
Eliminate private insurance balance billing, which results in excessive charges to the patient.
Legalize the importation of prescription drugs from other countries.
Lower prescription drug prices with companies through negotiation with federal government.
Create more apprenticeship & post-secondary training programs at community colleges for high school students and increase opportunities for all students to do college level coursework in high school.
Expand multilingual education
Support mental health education
Reduce the tie of federal dollars to amount of standardized testing in public schools as well as expand agricultural education in public schools and colleges.
Increase software development classes in public schools.
Introduce mandatory Pre-K
Bring back home economics courses & cooking classes
Establish jobs and skills training programs for at-risk youth and eliminate Common Core standards.
Increase funding for high-school and college volunteer programs in international service.
Remove the cap on the payroll tax, which is currently set at $118,500 (Scrap the Cap)!
Increase marginal income tax rates for higher-earning individuals, capped at 70% for individuals earning over $10 million.
Capital gains over $250,000 should be taxed at ordinary income tax rates.
Restoring the SALT Deduction for New Jerseyans
Wealth tax of 45% on individuals worth over $5 million, with subsequent annual wealth tax rate of 3%.
Implement a flat income tax of 35% for multinational corporations and
Automatic government-filled tax returns (government fills out tax return for individuals & mails individual for approval).
Ban Wall Street and corporate executives from serving in presidential cabinets
Introduce a 28th amendment to the U.S constitution, banning corporate donations and making campaigns publicly financed.
Refuse corporate PAC monies and will tax corporate donations at 90% for donations over $1,000.
Abolish all Super PACs
Require that all federal election candidates disclose their tax returns prior to being placed on the ballot
End federal contracts to companies engaging in outsourcing
Impose an "exit tax" on companies who outsource and offshore jobs.
Federal jobs guarantee
Require 51% of publicly traded companies’ board members be of working-class or middle-class employment.
Replace and rebuild deficient bridges and roads, including new Hudson River tunnels for metro New York commuters.
Increase funding to Planned Parenthood to levels prior to the Trump administration.
Introduce legislation to keep a woman's right to choose legal
Ensure that equal pay will be a requirement to all businesses and fine companies that do not adhere to equal pay for equal work
Require companies to report wage statistics to the federal government, broken down by race, gender, and ethnicity.
Add LBGTQ classification in the federally protected classes
Require disclosure of wages with job posting while abolishing required fields of prior wage history
Support the Green New Deal's environmental policies
Re-enter Paris Agreements
Build more charging stations for electric vehicles
Eliminate fracking, offshore drilling, & new pipeline
Modernize our waste management
Reinstate the superfund tax structure
Implement a carbon tax
Significantly increase investments in renewable energies
Require background checks for any transfer of gun ownership, whether it is a private or corporate vendor
Pass a new Assault Weapons ban
Eliminate the Charleston gun show loophole
Ensure People on the Terrorist Watch List will be barred from being able to buy firearms
Introduce a gun buyback program, which would be accompanied with disposal of the firearms
Enact term limits on individuals elected to federal office
Require quarterly town halls within Congressional districts
Eliminate Congressional pay during periods of government shutdown
Pass a law that overturns the FCC's decision to rescind net neutrality
Re-introduce the Glass-Steagall Act, which prevents investment banks from accessing commercial bank deposits.
Introduce postal banking, where the United States Postal Service will provide savings accounts, checking accounts and provide check cashing services.
Increase the discount rate for banks to match the interest rates set by the Federal Government and cap credit card interest rates to 15%.
Hold financial institutions and their executives accountable when they commit fraud.
Eliminate payday lending
Mandate financial institutions pay the property taxes on foreclosed homes instead of cities & towns.
Expand Home Refinance Affordable Program to other financial institutions that hold underwater mortgage assets.
Increase Pell Grants to cover the cost of tuition at all public colleges and universities
Implement an interest-free loan of $500 the 1st semester of college in order to create a credit history for the student as well as teach fiscal responsibility.
Remove the current standard of “undue hardship” & “disability” in order to discharge student loan debt
Cancel all outstanding student loan debt
Eliminate interest rates on all student loans
Implement a flat tax of 35% for big businesses and eliminate their tax loopholes.
Increase minimum wage to $15 an hour and indexed to inflation, with tax credits for companies with less than 50 employees.
Institute a pay ratio gap cap for the highest paid employee at 100 times the salary of lowest paid employee.
Eliminate programs in a system that relies on fees & fines to generate revenue, as well as eliminate for-profit prisons and “lock-up quotas”.
Increase funding for education and job training programs to help people released from prison.
Opioids and narcotic addiction should be treated as an addiction and not only as a criminal activity
Legalize the sale and possession of marijuana
Mandate body cameras on all police officers.
End school-to-prison pipelines.
End cash bail
Require and display municipalities’ arrest and citation records, broken down by ethnicity and gender.
Introduce legislation for high-speed rail
Promote the Gateway Tunnel & ARC Tunnel for metro
New York commuters.
Increase funding for Department of Transportation for bridge, road and tunnel repairs
Re-enter into the Iran nuclear agreement
Overturn the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution (AUMF), which gives the President discretion of waging war with other countries without Congressional approval
Ensure that all overseas military combat require approval from both chambers of Congress
Support protecting net neutrality and safe-guarding the data of our citizens and reinstate net neutrality.
Require automatic voter registration for all citizens 18 years of age or older & ban voter ID laws.
Create voter ID cards that provide quicker identity confirmation at the polls.
Ensure that every voter receives a mail-in ballot.
Push for an increase in Interpretation services & multilingual ballots to eliminate language barriers.
Make Election Day a federal holiday
Ban the separation of families during detainment
Stopping the deportation of undocumented veterans as well as gold star families.
Reinstate and expand DREAM Act & Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and shorten the long delays on determinations of applications for legal status.
Immediately review applications for asylum
Eliminate inhuman practices of detention facilities .
Provide tax incentives for small independent farms that practice humane treatment of animals
Eliminate tax breaks & subsidies for corporations that practice cruel factory farming techniques and exploit workers.
Ban the use of unnatural hormones in livestock.
Improve our nutrition assistance programs (SNAP, WIC, Free and Reduced Lunches and Breakfasts at schools, etc).
Require labeling of genetically-modified food
Expand housing programs, substance abuse and trauma treatment as well as expand jobs programs for veterans
Increase wages for our soldiers
Create a better VA Hospital system for better quality and faster treatments.
Expand financial and food assistance to veterans
Eliminate the widows' tax.
Expand funding for suicide prevention and mental health
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