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Elizabeth Warren's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Sr, Democratic Minority Conference Vice Chair
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Pro-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The new Title X rule is right-wing ideology disguised as health policy. President Trump and Vice President Pence are trying to control women and shut down Planned Parenthood and other Title X providers that offer critical reproductive healthcare. They may think they've won this battle, but when it comes to the fight for reproductive rights, we will not be silenced -- we will march, we will protest and we will persist." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1248391/time-trumps-new-proposal-is-another-attempt-by-the-government-to-control-womens-bodies#.WzZYsK3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge my colleagues to vote no on this terrible bill. Stand up to this rightwing assault on women and families. Instead of trying to do the job of physicians and telling women what is best for their own medical care, Republicans in the Senate should start doing the job of legislators and get to work on this Nation's budget." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1014403/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.WzZZl63SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The new Title X rule is right-wing ideology disguised as health policy. President Trump and Vice President Pence are trying to control women and shut down Planned Parenthood and other Title X providers that offer critical reproductive healthcare. They may think they've won this battle, but when it comes to the fight for reproductive rights, we will not be silenced -- we will march, we will protest and we will persist." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1248391/time-trumps-new-proposal-is-another-attempt-by-the-government-to-control-womens-bodies#.WzZYsK3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I urge my colleagues to vote no on this terrible bill. Stand up to this rightwing assault on women and families. Instead of trying to do the job of physicians and telling women what is best for their own medical care, Republicans in the Senate should start doing the job of legislators and get to work on this Nation's budget." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1014403/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.WzZZl63SQfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • "The biggest, richest, most powerful corporations in America need to pay their fair share, so that our country can make the kinds of investments we need to keep our economy and our country strong." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "The biggest, richest, most powerful corporations in America need to pay their fair share, so that our country can make the kinds of investments we need to keep our economy and our country strong." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Unfortunately, the tax bill recently signed into law by President Trump only makes the problems in our tax system worse. Rammed through Congress with almost no debate or careful analysis – Republicans were even hand-writing barely legible changes in the margins at the very last moment – the new tax law is more or less a huge giveaway to those who are already benefiting from having the playing field tilted in their favor." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Unfortunately, the tax bill recently signed into law by President Trump only makes the problems in our tax system worse. Rammed through Congress with almost no debate or careful analysis – Republicans were even hand-writing barely legible changes in the margins at the very last moment – the new tax law is more or less a huge giveaway to those who are already benefiting from having the playing field tilted in their favor." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Finally, I am concerned about the overall increase in defense spending contemplated by this bill, particularly when there is no real plan in place to pay for it. The Defense Department is not the only agency that is critical to our national security" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1202105/national-defense-authorization-act-for-fiscal-year-2018-motion-to-proceed-continued/?search=defense%20spending#.W23D6WdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Finally, I am concerned about the overall increase in defense spending contemplated by this bill, particularly when there is no real plan in place to pay for it. The Defense Department is not the only agency that is critical to our national security" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1202105/national-defense-authorization-act-for-fiscal-year-2018-motion-to-proceed-continued/?search=defense%20spending#.W23D6WdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

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  • "It’s long past time we took a stand for our democracy. We need to strengthen restrictions on political donations and overturn Citizens United so that government can start working for the American people. We need to crack down on the influence of lobbyists and slam the revolving door between government and industry shut once and for all. And we must pass, defend, and enforce laws that protect the right to vote." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#defending-our-democracy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "It’s long past time we took a stand for our democracy. We need to strengthen restrictions on political donations and overturn Citizens United so that government can start working for the American people. We need to crack down on the influence of lobbyists and slam the revolving door between government and industry shut once and for all. And we must pass, defend, and enforce laws that protect the right to vote." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#defending-our-democracy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Our government is supposed to work for all Americans, no matter how rich or powerful. But because of weak laws on big money in politics and court cases like Citizens United, money slithers through Washington like a snake. Wealthy individuals and big corporations pump unlimited sums of dark money into campaigns. High-paid lobbyists flood the halls of Congress to make sure elected officials work for industry. And at agency after agency, a revolving door between industry and government often leaves the foxes guarding the chicken coop. That broken system is great for those already in power. But for everyone else, Washington isn’t working." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#defending-our-democracy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Our government is supposed to work for all Americans, no matter how rich or powerful. But because of weak laws on big money in politics and court cases like Citizens United, money slithers through Washington like a snake. Wealthy individuals and big corporations pump unlimited sums of dark money into campaigns. High-paid lobbyists flood the halls of Congress to make sure elected officials work for industry. And at agency after agency, a revolving door between industry and government often leaves the foxes guarding the chicken coop. That broken system is great for those already in power. But for everyone else, Washington isn’t working." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#defending-our-democracy (elizabethwarren.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • "America needs to start investing in our infrastructure again: in roads, bridges, mass transit, an efficient power grid, and high-speed Internet. We know that investing in infrastructure supports good construction jobs and creates the conditions for our economy to grow in the long term." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#defending-our-democracy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "America needs to start investing in our infrastructure again: in roads, bridges, mass transit, an efficient power grid, and high-speed Internet. We know that investing in infrastructure supports good construction jobs and creates the conditions for our economy to grow in the long term." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#defending-our-democracy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Part of my job is making sure Massachusetts gets its fair share of funding to help rebuild bridges, advance mass transit, and improve our harbors. In my first term, I was proud to secure a variety of investments for Bay State infrastructure, including $216 million in funding for the dredging of Boston Harbor, $13.4 million for repairing and replacing bridges in Lowell, and $400 million for the MBTA Green Line extension." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#defending-our-democracy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Part of my job is making sure Massachusetts gets its fair share of funding to help rebuild bridges, advance mass transit, and improve our harbors. In my first term, I was proud to secure a variety of investments for Bay State infrastructure, including $216 million in funding for the dredging of Boston Harbor, $13.4 million for repairing and replacing bridges in Lowell, and $400 million for the MBTA Green Line extension." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#defending-our-democracy (elizabethwarren.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The biggest, richest, most powerful corporations in America need to pay their fair share, so that our country can make the kinds of investments we need to keep our economy and our country strong." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Our tax system is loaded with loopholes and carve-outs and exemptions. Many of them were put there by lobbyists working for the big corporations and Wall Street CEOs who use them to avoid paying their fair share. When you include these credits and deductions and loopholes, the average corporation’s tax rate has been about 20 percent—less than the corporate tax rates of three-quarters of all developed nations. And some of the biggest corporations have managed to dodge all federal income taxes by using sophisticated tricks unavailable to families and small businesses. If we want to make our tax system fairer, we have to get rid of the special breaks that big corporations use to get a leg up on smaller competitors – especially those that encourage them to ship jobs and investments overseas." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "The biggest, richest, most powerful corporations in America need to pay their fair share, so that our country can make the kinds of investments we need to keep our economy and our country strong." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Unfortunately, the tax bill recently signed into law by President Trump only makes the problems in our tax system worse. Rammed through Congress with almost no debate or careful analysis – Republicans were even hand-writing barely legible changes in the margins at the very last moment – the new tax law is more or less a huge giveaway to those who are already benefiting from having the playing field tilted in their favor." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Our tax system is loaded with loopholes and carve-outs and exemptions. Many of them were put there by lobbyists working for the big corporations and Wall Street CEOs who use them to avoid paying their fair share. When you include these credits and deductions and loopholes, the average corporation’s tax rate has been about 20 percent—less than the corporate tax rates of three-quarters of all developed nations. And some of the biggest corporations have managed to dodge all federal income taxes by using sophisticated tricks unavailable to families and small businesses. If we want to make our tax system fairer, we have to get rid of the special breaks that big corporations use to get a leg up on smaller competitors – especially those that encourage them to ship jobs and investments overseas." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Unfortunately, the tax bill recently signed into law by President Trump only makes the problems in our tax system worse. Rammed through Congress with almost no debate or careful analysis – Republicans were even hand-writing barely legible changes in the margins at the very last moment – the new tax law is more or less a huge giveaway to those who are already benefiting from having the playing field tilted in their favor." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/leveling-the-economic-playing-field/#tax-reform-that-levels-the-playing-field (elizabethwarren.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Just as we need to provide every parent with help balancing work and family, we also need to provide every child with early education. The research is clear: Meaningful investments in early education and preschool pay off for children and for our communities. That’s why I worked with a bipartisan coalition to support early literacy programs. And it’s why we must commit to universal preschool so we can give every child in America a fair shot at success from day one." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/education/ (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Just as we need to provide every parent with help balancing work and family, we also need to provide every child with early education. The research is clear: Meaningful investments in early education and preschool pay off for children and for our communities. That’s why I worked with a bipartisan coalition to support early literacy programs. And it’s why we must commit to universal preschool so we can give every child in America a fair shot at success from day one." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/education/ (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "The federal government must work alongside teachers – not against them – to improve the quality of America’s schools." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/education/ (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "The federal government must work alongside teachers – not against them – to improve the quality of America’s schools." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/education/ (elizabethwarren.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "But we know that we can generate electricity with alternative energy sources like wind, solar, and hydropower. We also know that we can make energy usage far more efficient. We can commit ourselves to clean energy and energy efficiency now – by ending tax subsidies for fossil fuel companies, choosing to invest in clean energy tax incentives and grants to help local communities transition to clean energy sources, and increasing federal support for energy efficiency programs that protect consumers and help low-income families weatherize their homes. If we invest now in a 21st century energy future, over time the costs of production will fall for businesses. In fact, it’s already happening." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/#a-clean-energy-economy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "But we know that we can generate electricity with alternative energy sources like wind, solar, and hydropower. We also know that we can make energy usage far more efficient. We can commit ourselves to clean energy and energy efficiency now – by ending tax subsidies for fossil fuel companies, choosing to invest in clean energy tax incentives and grants to help local communities transition to clean energy sources, and increasing federal support for energy efficiency programs that protect consumers and help low-income families weatherize their homes. If we invest now in a 21st century energy future, over time the costs of production will fall for businesses. In fact, it’s already happening." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/#a-clean-energy-economy (elizabethwarren.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • "Too many politicians in Washington are buried under piles of campaign contributions from Big Oil and Big Coal – industries that have long relied on multi-billion-dollar tax handouts and whose lobbying efforts have blocked real change time and again. We have a president who has called climate change a hoax and climate research a waste of time. At a time when the world is uniting to fight climate change, President Trump has refused to lead. Instead, by telling the world that America will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump has chosen to retreat." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/#a-clean-energy-economy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "It’s time to transition our economy away from fossil fuels by investing in clean energy sources both onshore and offshore. That means passing legislation to stop new leasing of public lands for fossil fuel extraction. It also means ending decades of Big Oil handouts and, instead, doubling down on tax incentives for clean energy sources like offshore wind. Investments in clean energy infrastructure and coastal resiliency will grow our economy, and with our natural resources and technical expertise, Massachusetts can lead this clean energy revolution." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/#a-clean-energy-economy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Too many politicians in Washington are buried under piles of campaign contributions from Big Oil and Big Coal – industries that have long relied on multi-billion-dollar tax handouts and whose lobbying efforts have blocked real change time and again. We have a president who has called climate change a hoax and climate research a waste of time. At a time when the world is uniting to fight climate change, President Trump has refused to lead. Instead, by telling the world that America will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump has chosen to retreat." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/#a-clean-energy-economy (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "It’s time to transition our economy away from fossil fuels by investing in clean energy sources both onshore and offshore. That means passing legislation to stop new leasing of public lands for fossil fuel extraction. It also means ending decades of Big Oil handouts and, instead, doubling down on tax incentives for clean energy sources like offshore wind. Investments in clean energy infrastructure and coastal resiliency will grow our economy, and with our natural resources and technical expertise, Massachusetts can lead this clean energy revolution." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/#a-clean-energy-economy (elizabethwarren.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "It’s simple: If we want to stop dangerous weapons from falling into the wrong hands, we need to improve and expand our system of background checks. Overwhelming majorities of Americans – Democrats and Republicans alike – agree. It’s time for Congress to finally take action and pass a universal background checks bill." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/reforming-our-gun-laws/ (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "It’s simple: If we want to stop dangerous weapons from falling into the wrong hands, we need to improve and expand our system of background checks. Overwhelming majorities of Americans – Democrats and Republicans alike – agree. It’s time for Congress to finally take action and pass a universal background checks bill." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/reforming-our-gun-laws/ (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "It’s time to stand up to the National Rifle Association and its bought-and-paid-for Congressmen and pass sensible laws that keep weapons of war out of our communities. We need to ban large-capacity ammunition feeding devices that allow assailants to maximize their damage and restore common-sense measures to take killing machines like assault weapons off our streets entirely." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/reforming-our-gun-laws/ (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "It’s time to stand up to the National Rifle Association and its bought-and-paid-for Congressmen and pass sensible laws that keep weapons of war out of our communities. We need to ban large-capacity ammunition feeding devices that allow assailants to maximize their damage and restore common-sense measures to take killing machines like assault weapons off our streets entirely." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/reforming-our-gun-laws/ (elizabethwarren.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

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  • "I’ve cosponsored Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill, which would create a public health care program available to all Americans. Medicare for All is a way to give every single person in this country a guarantee of high-quality health care that is much easier to navigate and more affordable." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/health-care/ (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "Now that the Supreme Court has resolved the last challenge to health care reforms, we have a real opportunity to move ahead, to concentrate on strengthening our economy and giving hard working families a chance to build real security. It's time to move forward." http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/x345286513/Warren-What-Republicans-want-to-take-away?zc_p=1 (www.metrowestdailynews.com)
  • "I’m relieved by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 2010 Affordable Care Act." https://twitter.com/elizabethforma/status/218409642643042306 (twitter.com)
  • "I’ve cosponsored Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill, which would create a public health care program available to all Americans. Medicare for All is a way to give every single person in this country a guarantee of high-quality health care that is much easier to navigate and more affordable." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/health-care/ (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "The Affordable Care Act made massive strides in expanding access to health insurance coverage. Even so, today, more than 28 million Americans are still uninsured. I endorsed Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill because it lays out a way to give every single person in this country a guarantee of high-quality health care. Everybody is covered. Nobody goes broke because of a medical bill. No more fighting with insurance companies. This is a goal worth fighting for, and I'm in this fight all the way." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1221280/senator-warren-delivers-remarks-at-families-usa-conference/?search=Affordable%20care%20Act#.WzZeDK3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Now that the Supreme Court has resolved the last challenge to health care reforms, we have a real opportunity to move ahead, to concentrate on strengthening our economy and giving hard working families a chance to build real security. It's time to move forward." http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/x345286513/Warren-What-Republicans-want-to-take-away?zc_p=1 (www.metrowestdailynews.com)
  • "I’m relieved by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 2010 Affordable Care Act." https://twitter.com/elizabethforma/status/218409642643042306 (twitter.com)
  • "The Affordable Care Act made massive strides in expanding access to health insurance coverage. Even so, today, more than 28 million Americans are still uninsured. I endorsed Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill because it lays out a way to give every single person in this country a guarantee of high-quality health care. Everybody is covered. Nobody goes broke because of a medical bill. No more fighting with insurance companies. This is a goal worth fighting for, and I'm in this fight all the way." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1221280/senator-warren-delivers-remarks-at-families-usa-conference/?search=Affordable%20care%20Act#.WzZeDK3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

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  • Signed a letter stating, "As your Committee considers the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations bill, we respectfully seek a reduction in funding for President Trump's detention beds and deportation force, and ask that no funds be made available for a costly and unjustified border wall." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1171453/letter-to-chairman-cochran-ranking-member-leahy-chairman-boozman-and-ranking-member-tester-decrease-funding-for-president-trumps-deportation-force/?search=wall#.W7-pBnX5gfI (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating, "Finally, we urge the Committee to provide no funding for a border wall. Repeatedly on the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump promised to build a "great wall" along the entire southwest border. Estimates place the cost of the border wall at nearly $70 billion. This figure does not include the inevitable and exorbitant costs of maintaining the wall over time. Building a wall along the southwest border would divert critical resources away from more effective measures to ensure border safety, such as investing in port-of-entry security and procuring new technologies that monitor movements of people who try to cross the border." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1171453/letter-to-chairman-cochran-ranking-member-leahy-chairman-boozman-and-ranking-member-tester-decrease-funding-for-president-trumps-deportation-force/?search=wall#.W7-pBnX5gfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "It needs to be fair to all taxpayers and to legal immigrants. There should be a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, but one that would require them to pay taxes and go to the back of the line." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/724828/issue-position-immigration&speechType=7#.WzZ4bK3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "It needs to be fair to all taxpayers and to legal immigrants. There should be a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, but one that would require them to pay taxes and go to the back of the line." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/724828/issue-position-immigration&speechType=7#.WzZ4bK3SQfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

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  • "It's also not equal justice when the Department of Justice gets in the way of states' attempts to decriminalize marijuana, but is hands-off when local police departments repeatedly violate citizens' constitutional rights. That's why I've worked hard to form a consensus in Congress, leading efforts on the STATES Act, a bipartisan bill with Republican Senator Cory Gardner that would ensure the federal government allows each state to decide for itself what the best approach to marijuana is. And I also support a bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1275816/issue-position-equality-and-justice-reform/?search=marijuana#.W6Pqa2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I also believe it is much easier to counter Iran’s destabilizing behavior if it does not have a nuclear weapon. In 2015, we reached a diplomatic agreement that places Iran’s nuclear program under verifiable limits and unprecedented inspections, blocking Iran’s path to a bomb. This agreement is still our best available option for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran – and, so far, it’s working.  Since its implementation in 2016, international inspectors have repeatedly certified that Iran remains in compliance, and our senior military leaders agree." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy/#iran (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "I also believe it is much easier to counter Iran’s destabilizing behavior if it does not have a nuclear weapon. In 2015, we reached a diplomatic agreement that places Iran’s nuclear program under verifiable limits and unprecedented inspections, blocking Iran’s path to a bomb. This agreement is still our best available option for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran – and, so far, it’s working.  Since its implementation in 2016, international inspectors have repeatedly certified that Iran remains in compliance, and our senior military leaders agree." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy/#iran (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "I oppose proposals to develop new nuclear weapons for the U.S. arsenal and have introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent us from going down that road. I also oppose expanding the number of scenarios in which we might use nuclear weapons. I strongly support efforts to make mutual, verifiable reductions in existing nuclear arsenals and to secure existing materials. I support extending the New START treaty, which has responsibly and verifiably reduced the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, while allowing us to deter nuclear threats to us and our allies." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy/#nuclear-non-proliferation (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "I oppose proposals to develop new nuclear weapons for the U.S. arsenal and have introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent us from going down that road. I also oppose expanding the number of scenarios in which we might use nuclear weapons. I strongly support efforts to make mutual, verifiable reductions in existing nuclear arsenals and to secure existing materials. I support extending the New START treaty, which has responsibly and verifiably reduced the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, while allowing us to deter nuclear threats to us and our allies." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy/#nuclear-non-proliferation (elizabethwarren.com)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

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  • "In Iraq and Syria, a U.S.-led coalition has helped to devastate ISIS by enabling our partner forces on the ground and providing them with training, equipment, and support where necessary. We have made gains against ISIS on the battlefield, but defeating ISIS on the ground is only the beginning: To permanently defeat it and its affiliates, these communities must be secured and rebuilt to prevent a return to extremism. This is the responsibility of governments in the region, but the U.S. can and should lead the international community in providing sustained diplomatic, economic, and political support." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy/#countering-international-terrorism-and-extremism (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "In Afghanistan, a small U.S. military presence can help train and advise Afghan forces and assist them in their fight to secure their country, even as we work together to eliminate al Qaeda, ISIS, and the terrorist threat emanating from the region. But our military cannot remain there forever. Last summer, I traveled to the region, and what I saw strengthened my belief that there are problems in Afghanistan that cannot be solved through military action alone. We should use our diplomatic and economic development resources to facilitate a political settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban. We also need Pakistan to do more to eliminate safe havens for terrorist groups within its territory, and to secure its border with Afghanistan." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy/#countering-international-terrorism-and-extremism (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "In Iraq and Syria, a U.S.-led coalition has helped to devastate ISIS by enabling our partner forces on the ground and providing them with training, equipment, and support where necessary. We have made gains against ISIS on the battlefield, but defeating ISIS on the ground is only the beginning: To permanently defeat it and its affiliates, these communities must be secured and rebuilt to prevent a return to extremism. This is the responsibility of governments in the region, but the U.S. can and should lead the international community in providing sustained diplomatic, economic, and political support." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy/#countering-international-terrorism-and-extremism (elizabethwarren.com)
  • "In Afghanistan, a small U.S. military presence can help train and advise Afghan forces and assist them in their fight to secure their country, even as we work together to eliminate al Qaeda, ISIS, and the terrorist threat emanating from the region. But our military cannot remain there forever. Last summer, I traveled to the region, and what I saw strengthened my belief that there are problems in Afghanistan that cannot be solved through military action alone. We should use our diplomatic and economic development resources to facilitate a political settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban. We also need Pakistan to do more to eliminate safe havens for terrorist groups within its territory, and to secure its border with Afghanistan." https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/national-security-and-foreign-policy/#countering-international-terrorism-and-extremism (elizabethwarren.com)

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