Senator Reed on Judges

Health Care

 He said:  “The Affordable Care Act has given individuals and families more choice, more affordable options, and more control over their health care. We can’t let the Trump Administration sabotage people’s health care by allowing insurers to start offering more plans with fewer benefits and rejecting people with pre-existing medical conditions.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on health care.  

LGBTQ Rights

 He said:  On Obergefell: “Rhode Island is a leader on [LGBTQ rights] and now this ruling sews up the patchwork of legal precedents concerning marriage equality and ensures same-sex marriages performed in our state will be recognized across the country.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.  

Reproductive Health Care

 He said:  Based on his voting record, Senator Reed scored a 100% from NARAL Pro-Choice America. Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.  

Worker & Consumer Rights

 He said:  “Throughout his career, Senator Reed has been a champion for middle class Rhode Islanders. Reed has fought to ensure that everyone has the right to a safe workplace, fair wages, decent benefits, and the ability to organize and have their voices heard.” Source “Senator Reed is dedicated to protecting consumers and ensuring they have the information they need to make informed decisions.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.  

Environment

 He said:  “Senator Reed understands that a clean environment is important to our state’s economy and Rhode Islanders’ health and quality of life. His conservation efforts have helped clean up and preserve Rhode Island’s open spaces, beaches, and waters, so future generations may appreciate the beauty of the state while living healthy, productive lives.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on the environment.  

Police Misconduct

 He said:  “They underline the fact that we still have a ways to go in terms of unbiased enforcement of the law. It takes the community to recognize the sacrifices that the police are making, and it takes the police to recognize the individuals in the community and communicate with them and get their advice on how to proceed.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.  

Voting Rights

 He said:  “The right to vote in America is essential. It has allowed us to protect and uphold all of the civil liberties that we enjoy as a nation and that our founding fathers provided us over two centuries ago. Our Democracy is strengthened when everyone exercises their right to vote and this legislation protects their freedom to do so.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on voting rights.