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New Hampshire Open Debate

Search and vote for questions on issues that are important to you! NH1 will host two Open Debates: one for gubernatorial candidates Chris Sununu and Colin Van Ostern on 10/26, and one for Senate candidates Maggie Hassan and Kelly Ayotte on 10/27. 50% of questions will come from the Top 30 vote-getters on this site! NOTE: Questions must not name or allude to candidates and must be able to be posed to both candidates.
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Displaying 478 Questions

799

Would you support mandatory drug testing for senators and congressmen?

Taxpayers are subject to drug testing. It seems fair that tax consumers should also be drug tested.

Submitted by: James G. from IL
Oct. 17, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
658

How will you uphold the First Amendment, especially dealing with religion?

The media and politicians are taking freedom of religion out of context to mean freedom from religion, especially with Christians. How can we keep this intact to include ALL religions?

Submitted by: Gabby B. from VA
Oct. 17, 2016, 8:36 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
637

Do you agree or disagree that voters have a right to know the names of donors?

Require full transparency. For true transparency in campaign finance, donation and expenditure information must be complete, timely, and presented in a meaningful, easy-to-understand format.

Submitted by: Olivia Z. from NH
Oct. 21, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
635

What will you personally do to eliminate our national budget deficit?

Congress voted last December to extend unfunded tax breaks to multinational corporations, which directly increases our budget deficit and national debt.

Submitted by: Gerald K. from HI
Oct. 17, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
802

What will you do to make sure the Pentagon is audited?

Almost half of our budget is spent on the Pentagon and the Military Industrial Complex, yet we have no idea how much is misspent. Will you make sure that the Pentagon's budget is fully audited?

Submitted by: Marsha S. from FL
Oct. 17, 2016, 8:18 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
889

How will you to protect Roe vs Wade and a women's right to make her own choices?

Women's rights to bodily autonomy are constantly under attack, and clinics are frequently closing due to ineffective rules. What will you do to make sure Roe is never overturned?

Submitted by: hayley f. from NH
Oct. 12, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
610

Do you support Native American rights & the full protection of tribal lands?

The Native American or indigenous people of this nation have been treated poorly for centuries. Now many are peacefully protesting the Dakota Access pipeline & other threats to their communities.

Submitted by: J. C. from NY
Oct. 15, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
778

What will you do to increase access for all workers to Paid Family Leave?

Paid Family and Medical leave will level the playing field for all and ensure that everyone who needs this support will get it. What will you do in Washington to move this important policy forward?

Submitted by: Christina D. from NH
Oct. 17, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
1085

What will you do to make sure the ultra rich pay their fair share of taxes?

The tax rate for the richest Americans is the lowest in 30 years. A consistent rich in income inequality has followed the trend of lowering taxes for the rich thus creating and oligarchic society

Submitted by: Austin F. from MI
Oct. 15, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
805

Are you willing to mandate legitimate pricing in the healthcare industry?

This would mandate all hospitals, physicians and labs to publish their own rates to allow every patient to shop and know the cost of the service they receive regardless of the insurance they have.

Submitted by: Carolina J.
Oct. 15, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
951

How would you help consumers & their doctors take back control of medical care?

It seems that Insurance Companies make medical care decisions rather than MDs and their patients. What would you do to return decisions to patients? Ins. Co. mandating meds, opposing treatment, etc.

Submitted by: Loren S. from NH
Oct. 17, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
560
Submitted by: Linda R. from FL
Oct. 14, 2016, 9:20 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
577

Would you support rewriting the Senate filibuster rules to help end gridlock?

The Senate filibuster has been increasingly abused causing more gridlock. Would you support revising the rule to force Senators to have to take the floor and publicly argue their reason for saying no?

Submitted by: Greg E. from TX
Oct. 17, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
790

What is your stance on the Dakota Access Pipeline?

What would be your response to the peaceful protesters who are against the pipeline's production?

Submitted by: Diana D. from WA
Oct. 14, 2016, 1:05 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
607

How will you ensure that scientists have continued support for research?

Federal funding is essential for basic science research important to our medical and technological leadership. We need to keep politics out of decisions about what research to support or permit.

Submitted by: Ella May W. from OR
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
919

What's your stance on network neutrality?

I'd like to know if the candidates for the Senate will take any action on network neutrality and preserving the openness and freedom of the internet for all users.

Submitted by: Brandon B. from TX
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
589
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What will you do to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens?

Gun control laws do not stop criminals from getting guns and committing crimes with guns.

Submitted by: Scott B. from IN
Oct. 15, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
504

How will you preserve a free, open, and secure internet?

Congress is constantly proposing bills to end Internet freedom, like SOPA/PIPA, CISA, and ACTA. At the same time, internet servers remain susceptible to attacks by hackers.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 21, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
522

Would you support limits on time and money for elections?

Members of senate and house spend much of their time fundraising and become beholden to special interests, it's corruption. Most other countries limit time and money for campaigns. We should too!

Submitted by: Adele L. from WA
Oct. 15, 2016, 6:38 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
508

What will you do to get public financing of campaigns for national offices?

To overcome the corrupting influence of Big Money on our national government, we need to provide public financing for campaigns. Do you agree? If so, what will you do to get the Senate on board?

Submitted by: Alice H. from NY
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
478

If elected what legislative action will you take to fight climate change?

Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, recently described the threat of climate change in terms of World War III, requiring motivation and resources at least equal to those we marshalled during WWII.

Submitted by: Elizabeth K. from NH
Oct. 21, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
534

How can you pay down the Deficit and cut taxes at the same time?

I have never found a way to cut my income and pay my bills. After cutting taxes, Republicans have a History of going off on a spending spree with most of the money going to military hardware.

Submitted by: John B. from TX
Oct. 17, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for gubernatorial candidates
496

Are you willing to increase border security & enforcement?

We have a responsibility to secure the border and enforce our existing laws. Amnesty does not address or fix the problem. We need reform. The executive branch needs commitment to fix this.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates

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