He said: “The President continues to claim he supports protecting people with preexisting conditions, yet his Administration continues to pursue this lawsuit that will rip protections away from millions of Americans without any viable plan to fix it. The uncertainty created by the Trump Administration’s repeated attacks on the Affordable Care Act jeopardize essential health care coverage for Virginia families. I am committed to strengthening our health care law, and will do everything in my power to protect it.” Source
He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on health care.
He said: “We’ve made tremendous strides in the journey towards equality, but work still remains. The Equality Act helps move us closer to true equality of all of our LGBT friends and neighbors. Discrimination has no place in our nation’s laws.” Source
He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.
Reproductive Health Care
He said: “I support Roe v Wade.” Source
He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.
Worker & Consumer Rights
He said: “Robust labor unions are a hallmark of competitive workplaces – they lead the fight for better benefits, protections, and working conditions. The Trump Administration’s anti-union agenda undermines the government’s ability to attract talented workers and demoralizes workers currently in public service. At a time when the right to unionize in both the public and private sectors is increasingly under attack, we must affirm our support for workers and labor rights.” Source
He voted for 0 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.
He said: “Now more than ever, climate change poses a direct risk to the future of our Commonwealth.” Source
He voted for 0 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on the environment.
He said: “There is no more sacred right as an American than the right to vote. Unfortunately, more than 50 years after the enactment of the landmark Voting Rights Act, and particularly after the Shelby County decision, many Americans still face barriers to fair participation in our elections.” Source
He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on the voting rights.
*The Senator did not cast a vote for all judges in our list.