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2016 DEMOCRATS POSITION CHEAT SHEET ECONOMY 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Auto Rescue Voted for the $14 billion auto rescue bill in 2008 (bill did not become law). [Associated Press, 12/12/08] Supported auto rescue as Vice President. Did not vote on the $14 billion auto rescue bill in 2008 (bill did not become law). [Associated Press, 12/12/08] Supported the auto rescue. [Talking Points Memo, 5/7/12] Voted for the $14 billion auto rescue bill in 2008 (bill did not become law). [Associated Press, 12/12/08] Voted for the $14 billion auto rescue bill in 2008 (bill did not become law). [Associated Press, 12/12/08] Dodd-Frank Opposed weakening Dodd-Frank. [Bloomberg, 1/16/15] Supported Dodd-Frank as Vice President. [Associated Press, 8/21/12] Accused other Democrats of supporting “Dodd-Frank lite.” [Salon, 3/13/15] Opposed weakening Dodd-Frank. [@GovernorOMalley, Twitter, 12/12/14] Voted for Dodd-Frank. [H.R. 4173, Vote 208, 7/15/10] Supports Dodd-Frank but thinks it did not go far enough. [MSNBC, 12/12/14] Voted for Dodd-Frank. [H.R. 4173, Vote 208, 7/15/10] Minimum Wage Supports raising the minimum wage. [The Hill, 4/30/14] Supports raising the minimum wage. [Weekly Address, White House, 3/29/14] Signed minimum wage increase bill. [Washington Post, 5/5/14] 2012: Introduced bill to raise minimum wage. [WTVR, 7/31/12] Supports raising the minimum wage. [Office of Senator Warren, 1/7/15] Supports raising the minimum wage. [Office of Senator Sanders, 2/12/14] Glass-Steagall reinstatement ENVIRONMENT 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Martin O’Malley Jim Webb Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders

Senator: 2001-2009 Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Governor: 2007-2014 Senator: 2007-2013 Senator: 2013- Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Ethanol Supported ethanol subsidies during 2008 campaign. [New York Times, 2/28/08] Opposed ethanol subsidies until 2006. [New York Times, 2/28/08] Opposes ethanol subsidies and wants to end them. [WHSV, 11/30/10] Keystone Has not officially weighed in on Keystone. [Washington Post, 6/16/14] Has not officially weighed in on Keystone. [Politico, 5/9/13] Opposed Keystone. [Washington Post, 11/17/14] Voted to approve Keystone in 2012 (bill did not become law.) [S. Amdt. 1537 to S. 1813, Vote 34, 3/8/12] Voted against approving Keystone in 2014 (bill did not become law.) [S. 2280, Vote 280, 11/18/14] Voted against approving Keystone in 2014 (bill did not become law.) [S. 2280, Vote 280, 11/18/14] Voted against approving Keystone in 2012 (bill did not become law.) [S. Amdt. 1537 to S. 1813, Vote 34, 3/8/12] RFS Supported raising renewable fuels standard to 60 billion gallons/year by 2030 in 2008 campaign. [Platts Oilgram News, 2/25/08] Voted for the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which expanded the RFS program. [H.R. 6, Vote 226, 6/21/07] May have advocated for weakening RFS by slashing amount of ethanol that must be blended into gasoline in 2014. [Reuters, 5/12/14] Voted for the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which expanded the RFS program. [H.R. 6, Vote 226, 6/21/07] Voted against the Urged the EPA to temporarily waive RFS in 2012. [Associated Press, 8/10/12] Urged the EPA to temporarily waive RFS in 2012. [Office of Senator Warner, 8/9/12] Voted for the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which expanded the RFS program. [H.R. 6, Vote 226, 6/21/07] Urged to EPA not to weaken RFS standards in 2014. [Office of Senator Durbin, 1/23/14] Voted for the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which expanded the RFS program. [H.R. 6, Vote 226, 6/21/07]

Voted against the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which established the RFS program. [H.R. 6, Vote 213, 7/29/05] Energy Policy Act of 2005, which established the RFS program. [H.R. 6, Vote 213, 7/29/05] Wind Tax Credits Climate Change Offshore drilling Fracking LNG Exports WOMEN 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Abortion Hobby Lobby Opposed SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling. [CBS News, 9/19/14] Admitted shortcomings in the ACA’s contraception mandate. [Politico, 3/1/12] Opposed SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling. [Baltimore Sun, 6/30/14] Opposed SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling. [@elizabethforma, Twitter, 6/30/14] Opposed SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling. [Office of Senator Sanders, 6/30/14] Equal Pay Supports Equal Pay. [Correct the Record, accessed 1/22/15] Introduced 2005 and 2007 Paycheck Fairness Act. [Correct the Record, accessed 1/22/15] Supports Equal Pay. [C-SPAN, 7/20/10] Supports Equal Pay. [Huffington Post, 6/8/14] Voted for cloture on 2012 Paycheck Fairness Act (bill did not become law.) [S. 3220, Vote 115, 6/5/12] Voted for cloture on 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act (bill did not become law.) [S. 2199, Vote 262, 9/15/14] Voted for cloture on 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act (bill did not become law.) [S. 2199, Vote 262, 9/15/14] VAWA Supports VAWA. [New York Times, 4/2/13] 2005 VAWA Reauthorization passed the Senate Sponsored the original VAWA in 1994. Voted for VAWA in 1994. [H.R. 3355, Vote 295, 8/25/94] Supports VAWA. [@GovernorOMalley, Twitter, 2/28/13] Voted for VAWA reauthorization in 2012 (bill did not become law). [S. 1925, Vote 87, 4/26/12] Voted for VAWA reauthorization in 2013. [S. 47, Vote 19, 2/12/13] Voted for VAWA reauthorization in 2013. [S. 47, Vote 19, 2/12/13]

by unanimous consent. [H.R. 3402, 12/16/05] Bill Clinton signed original VAWA. [White House, 9/17/12] LGBT 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Marriage Equality Said marriage equality is best done state by state. [Daily Beast, 7/21/14] Supports marriage equality. [Think Progress, 5/6/12] Supports marriage equality, signed into law. [Washington Post, 12/6/12] Said marriage equality is best done state by state. [NBC News, 10/5/14] Supports marriage equality. [Politico, 3/22/12] Supports marriage equality. [Office of Senator Sanders, 5/9/12] ENDA EDUCATION 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Class Size Supports small class sizes. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/11/14] Supports small class sizes. [New York Times, 4/27/07] Average class size in Maryland dropped from 22 to 20.1 from 2011-2 to 2012-3. [Maryland State Department of Education, 3/27/14] Common Core Teacher Pay NCLB/Standardized Testing Commented [SL1]: This needs to be updated Commented [SL2]: Adding this Commented [SL3]: Adding this

IMMIGRATION 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Arizona Immigration Law Opposes Arizona immigration law. [Fox News, 5/2/10] Opposes Arizona immigration law. [Arizona Republic, 5/2/10] Opposes the Arizona immigration law. [Baltimore Sun, 7/15/10] Opposes the Arizona immigration law. [Elizabeth Warren For Senate, 6/25/12] DREAM Act Supports DREAM Act. [CBS, 10/30/14] 2007: Voted for comprehensive immigration reform. [S. 1639, Vote 235, 6/28/07] Supported DREAM Act as Vice President. 2007: Voted for comprehensive immigration reform. [S. 1639, Vote 235, 6/28/07] Signed Maryland DREAM Act. [WBAL, 5/10/11] 2010: Voted for the DREAM Act (bill did not become law). [New York Times, H.R. 5281, S. 278, 12/18/10] Supports the DREAM Act. [Elizabeth Warren For Senate, 6/25/12] 2010: Voted for the DREAM Act (bill did not become law). [New York Times, H.R. 5281, S. 278, 12/18/10] Comprehensive Immigration Reform & Senate bill specifically 2007: Voted for comprehensive immigration reform. [S. 1639, Vote 235, 6/28/07] 2007: Voted for comprehensive immigration reform. [S. 1639, Vote 235, 6/28/07] Supports comprehensive immigration reform. [Baltimore Sun, 9/11/14] 2007: Voted against comprehensive immigration reform. [S. 1639, Vote 235, 6/28/07] 2013: Voted for comprehensive immigration reform. [S. 744, Vote 167, 6/27/13] 2007: Voted against comprehensive immigration reform. [S. 1639, Vote 235, 6/28/07] 2013: Voted for comprehensive immigration reform. [S. 744, Vote 167, 6/27/13] Executive action Believed immigration action was within presidential powers. [Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/3/14] Approach for handling children at the border Commented [SL4]: Adding this

FOREIGN POLICY 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Iraq (support for going in/comments on withdrawal) Voted to authorize the invasion of Iraq. [H.J. Res. 114, Vote 237, 10/11/02] Said the invasion of Iraq was a mistake. [Fusion, America with Jorge Ramos, 7/29/14] Voted to authorize the invasion of Iraq. [H.J. Res. 114, Vote 237, 10/11/02] Opposed the Iraq War. Supported withdrawal from Iraq. [Washington Post, 12/16/11] Opposed entering the Iraq War. [Washington Post, 9/4/02] Called for withdrawal from Iraq in 2007. [Daily Press, 3/11/07] Supported withdrawal from Iraq. [James Webb, accessed 1/22/15] Afghanistan (support for going in/comments on withdrawal) Fight against ISIS Supports ISIS coalition. [Salon, 3/13/15] Libya intervention Spearheaded the U.S. decision to intervene in Libya. [New York Times, 3/18/11] Appeared skeptical of the decision to intervene in Libya. [Rolling Stone, 10/13/11] Appeared not to support U.S intervention to remove Gadhafi. [Salon, 3/13/15] Opposed unilateral intervention in Libya, specifically citing lack of Congressional approval. [Vox, 3/9/15] Benghazi Putin Commented [SL5]: Adding this. Might make sense to see if any of the other guys have said anything on Benghazi, like webb. That make sense? Commented [SL6]: Adding this

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- NSA Believed bulk data collected on Americans not accused of terrorism or crime should be destroyed. [Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/3/14] Snowden Torture Report Closing Gitmo GUNS 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Guns Supports universal background checks. [TIME, 6/17/14] Supports assault weapons ban. [CNN, 6/17/14] Supports high capacity magazine ban. [CNN, 6/17/14] 2004: Voted for renewal of federal assault weapons Supports universal background checks. [Biden op-ed, Houston Chronicle, 5/3/13] Supports assault weapons ban. [The Hill, 3/20/13] Supports high capacity magazine ban. [NBC News, 1/24/13] 2004: Voted for Called for federal gun control legislation. [Baltimore Sun, 9/20/13] Signed fingerprinting for handgun purchase law. [NBC, 7/25/14] Signed assault weapons ban law. [NBC, 7/25/14] Signed high capacity Opposes gun control. [Bloomberg, 9/7/14] 2009: Voted to repeal DC gun restrictions (bill did not become law). [S.Amdt. 575, S.160, Vote 72, 2/26/09] 2013: Voted for universal background checks (bill did not become law). [S.Amdt. 715, S.649, Vote 97, 4/17/13] 2013: Voted for universal background checks (bill did not become law). [S.Amdt. 715, S.649, Vote 97, 4/17/13] 2009: Voted against repeal of DC gun restrictions (bill did not become law). [S.Amdt. 575, S.160, Vote 72, 2/26/09] Commented [SL7]: Any comments on snoweden?

ban (bill did not become law). [S. Amdt. 2637, S. 1805, Vote 24, 3/2/04] renewal of federal assault weapons ban (bill did not become law). [S. Amdt. 2637, S. 1805, Vote 24, 3/2/04] magazine ban law. [NBC, 7/25/14] VOTING 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Voter ID SPENDING 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Shutdown Sequestration Defense spending Simpson-Bowles SENIORS 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Social Security 2007: Opposed cutting benefits. [The Hill, 8/24/14] 2007: Opposed privatization. [The Hill, 8/24/14] 2007: Opposed 2012: Promised no change to Social Security. [NBC News, 8/14/12] 2007: Supported committing more of worker’s income. [MSNBC, 9/26/07] Supports expanding Social Security benefits. [Salon, 3/13/15] Opposed Social Security cuts. [Washington Post, 8/19/14] Did not sign letter opposing Social Security cuts as part of deficit grand bargain. [The Hill, 9/20/12] Supports expanding Social Security benefits. [Politico, 11/18/13] Opposed Social Security cuts as part of deficit grand bargain. [The Hill, 9/20/12] Commented [SL8]: Has no one said anything Commented [SL9]: Adding this

raising retirement age. [The Hill, 8/24/14] 2007: Would consider committing more of workers’ income. [The Hill, 8/24/14] 2007: Opposed raising retirement age. [MSNBC, 9/26/07] Medicare – doc fix, cuts, etc COLA Means testing SS HEALTHCARE 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Medicaid Expansion Supported Arkansas’ public-private Medicaid expansion plan. [Politico, 3/5/14] Supported Medicaid expansion. [Politico, 1/23/14] Expanded Medicaid as governor. [Kaiser Family Foundation, 12/17/14] Supported Medicaid Expansion. [Elizabeth Warren, Facebook, 7/2/14] Supported Medicaid expansion. [Office of Senator Sanders, accessed 1/26/15] Obamacare Supports the ACA but is willing to make adjustments. [CNN, 6/25/14] 2008: Said people must be able to keep pre-reform plans. [Editorial, New York Times, 1/25/08] Supported ACA as Vice President. [CBS News, 3/21/14] Supports the ACA. [Martin O’Malley op-ed, Baltimore Sun, 5/3/12] Supports the ACA but says it needs to be changed. [The Hill, 9/23/14] Voted for ACA. [H.R. 3590, Vote 396, 12/24/09] Supports the ACA but is willing to make adjustments. [Office of Senator Warren, 1/22/15] Voted for repeal of medical device tax. [S. Amdt. 297, S Con. Res. 8, Vote 47, 3/21/13] Supports the ACA but believes we need a single-payer system. [Huffington Post, 10/1/13] Voted for ACA. [H.R. 3590, Vote 396, 12/24/09] Voted against repeal of medical device tax. [S. Amdt. 297, S Con. Res. 8, Vote 47, 3/21/13] Commented [SL10]: Added these new ones. There’s really nothing they’ve said here yet?

Employer mandate Public Option FINANCIAL SECTOR 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Wall Street Said the business community helped end 2013 shutdown. [Boston Globe, 7/27/14] Criticized opponents of Wall Street reform. [Associated Press, 8/21/12] Proposed tax on Wall Street bonuses for bailed-out companies. [The Hill, 3/3/10] Vocal critic of Wall Street. [Politico, 11/11/13] Vocal critic of Wall Street. [Washington Post, 9/14/14] Carried interest rule Supports eliminating carried interest rule. [Salon, 3/13/15] Dodd Frank TAXES 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Capital gains tax Supported raising top rate to 20% at most in 2008 (from 15%) [New York Times, 3/13/15] Reached a deal with McConnell to raise the top rate to 20% in 2013 (from 15%). [New York Times, 1/1/13] Supported raising the lowest rate on capital gains. [Salon, 3/13/15] Supported increasing capital gains tax. [Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/3/14] Corporate tax Supported reducing corporate income tax. [Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/3/14] Bush tax cuts Commented [SL11]: Thoughts on dodd frank Commented [SL12]: Adding this

DRUGS 2016 Dem Position Hillary Clinton Senator: 2001-2009 Joe Biden Senator: 1973-2009 VP: 2009- Martin O’Malley Governor: 2007-2014 Jim Webb Senator: 2007-2013 Elizabeth Warren Senator: 2013- Bernie Sanders Rep.: 1991-2007 Senator: 2007- Marijuana Neither supports nor opposes medical marijuana. [KPCC Radio, AirTalk, 7/22/14] Neither supports nor opposes recreational marijuana. [KPCC Radio, AirTalk, 7/22/14] Opposes legalization of marijuana. [Time, 2/6/14] Signed marijuana decriminalization into law in Maryland. [CBS News, 4/14/14] Indicated that marijuana legalization should be on the table as part of criminal justice reform. [Huffington Post, 4/27/09] Supports medical marijuana. [Think Progress, 9/24/12] Supports medical marijuana. [Time, 3/5/14] Neither supports nor opposes recreational marijuana. [Time, 3/5/14]