Senator Shaheen on Judges

Health Care

 She said:  “Senator Shaheen believes that we must transform our health care system to provide better care at a lower cost. She voted in favor of the 2010 Affordable Care Act because she believes it is an important first step to making essential changes to our health care system.” Source

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

LGBTQ Rights

 She said:  “Jeanne is a champion for equal opportunity for all Americans. She voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” so LGBT service members can serve openly and cosponsored a bill to repeal DOMA to ensure same sex couples are treated equally under federal law. She authored the Charlie Morgan Act, which would make benefits available to veterans and their spouses regardless of sexual orientation. She is cosponsoring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which passed the Senate, so that no one is hired or fired based on the sexual orientation or gender identity.” Source

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

Reproductive Health Care

 She said:  “The Roe v. Wade decision was a landmark case that determined legal and constitutional safeguards for what many of us already morally believed to be true: women’s reproductive health care decisions belong to them, not their government.” Source

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

Worker & Consumer Rights

 She said:  “Lax regulation and a culture of greed on Wall Street led to a financial meltdown that sent this country into a deep recession. In July 2009, Senator Shaheen voted to pass strong regulatory reform that will restore accountability to Wall Street and oversight to shadowy derivatives markets. She continues to make sure that the interests of Wall Street should not trump the needs of middle class families.” Source

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

Environment

 She said:  “As we’re thinking about what we need to do to preserve the earth and our environment and our world really, climate change is obviously the biggest threat I believe we face.” Source

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

Voting Rights

 She said:  “Everyone who is eligible should be encouraged to exercise their right to vote and take an active role in our democracy.” Source

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