* Voting Record: Elizabeth Warren

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Over the course of her career as a senator, Elizabeth Warren has voted on a variety of major issues as follows:

CIVIL LIBERTIES & CIVIL RIGHTS

NO on S Amdt 2175 – Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States (2013) – an amendment to authorize the transfer or release of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States.

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES

YES on S 815 – Employment Non-Discrimination Act (2013) – a bill to prohibit employment discrimination based on the real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity of an individual.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

NO on S 1 – Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline (2015) – a vote to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would have authorized the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and cross-border facilities.

NO on S 2280 – Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline (2014) – a bill that sought to authorize the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and cross-border facilities.

GUN RIGHTS ISSUES

NO on S Amdt 2915 – the Defend Our Capital Act of 2015 – which required the police chief of the District of Columbia to issue a concealed-carry firearms license to any qualified individual who completes the application process.

NO on S Amdt 719 – Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms (2013) – which would authorize certain individuals to carry a concealed firearm in any state wherein it was legal for residents to carry such weapons.

YES on S Amdt 711 – Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons (2013) – an amendment designed to prohibit the import, sale, manufacture, and possession of any “semiautomatic assault weapon,” defined as (a) any semiautomatic rifle or pistol with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds; (b) a semiautomatic pistol that can accept a detachable magazine; (c) a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; and (d) all types of AK, AK-47, AR, Thompson, and UZI weapons.

HEALTH CARE ISSUES

NO on S Amdt 667 – the Health Care Freedom Act of 2017 – which called for replacing Obamacare with the Health Care Freedom Act of 2017, commonly known as the “skinny repeal” option.

NO on S Amdt 271 – Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017 – which called for a repeal of existing sections of Obamacare.

NO on HR 3762 – Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (2015) – which sought to override a veto of a bill that would have repealed certain provisions of Obamacare and to rescind public funds from abortion providers.

IMMIGRATION, NATIONALITY, & ENGLISH LANGUAGE ISSUES

-NO on S 2193 – an amendment to invoke cloture on, and thus overcome a filibuster against, the Stop Illegal Reentry Act (2016) – a bill designed to increase the maximum prison term for an illegal immigrant who reenters the United States after being denied admission or deported.

NO on S 2146 – an amendment to invoke cloture on, and thus overcome a filibuster against, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (2015) – a bill designed to prohibit sanctuary jurisdictions from receiving federal grants and increases penalties for an illegal immigrant who reenters the United States after being deported.

NO on S Amdt 1197 – Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border (2013) – a bill prohibiting the Secretary of Homeland Security from processing applications for registered provisional immigrant status until 350 miles of southern border fencing had been erected.

TAXATION AND ECONOMIC ISSUES

NO on HR 1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017) – which reduced the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, and moderately reduced most individual tax brackets.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For a more comprehensive look at Elizabeth Warren’s voting record, visit VoteSmart.orgOnTheIssues.org, and GovTrack.us.

NOTE: Voting records and legislation descriptions, courtesy of VoteSmart.org.

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