By Gage Simpson, Owner Of New Frontier News
Saturday, January 12, 2019

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(NEW FRONTIER NEWS)- Tulsi Gabbard announced her campaign to run for president in 2020 on January 11th. She is a representative for Hawaii’s 2nd House District and was formerly a Hawaii State Legislation representative for the 42nd district.

Gabbard was born in American Samoa. She is 37. If elected, she would be the nation’s youngest president ever.

She is a practicing Hindu.

Gabbard has a B.S. in business administration from the Hawaii Pacific University

Gabbard served also in the Hawaii Army National Guard and is a major in rank. In 2004 she was deployed to Iraq for 12 months.

Gabbard still serves in Hawaii Army National Guard.

She has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal.

She is a member of the Committee of the Armed services and Committee of Foreign Policy. She is in the subcommittees of Readiness, Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Policy

Domestic Issues

In housing, Gabbard supports permanent tax credits for low-income Americans.

In criminal justice, Gabbard has supported issues like the SAFE Justice Act and the Sentencing Reform Act. She has also introduced legislation Trafficking Survivors Relief Act to clear criminal records of victims of human trafficking.

In marijuana policy, Gabbard supports removing marijuana off the controlled substances list and to regulate the industry similar to tobacco and alcohol. She supports industrial hemp industry.

In education, Gabbard supported legislation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education standards, teacher quality, and accountability.

She supports free college tuition for 4 year universities for all students of families who make less than $125,000 a year and to make all community colleges free for all students. Gabbard has also supported legislation to expand benefits for veterans in higher education in Forever GI Bill.

In healthcare, Gabbard supports Medicare for All legislation. She has also supported legislation to prevent premiums rising and deductible increases. Gabbard also introduced the Access to Care and Treatment Now for Veterans Act, which required timely care for veterans using VA’s system.

In agriculture, Gabbard voted against the DARK act. She supports the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, which would require GMOs in food to be labeled.

In campaign finance reform, Gabbard co-sponsored the Government By the People Act, allow those who donated to a campaign a $25 refundable tax credit. It would also match contributions $150 at a six to one ratio in a Freedom from Influence Matching Fund (FIMF) program.

In civil rights, Gabbard has co-sponsored The Equality Act, which would add sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity to the list of protected classes under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

In voting rights, Gabbard co-sponsored Voter Empowerment Act, which would require every state to make online voter registration available, authorize automated and same-day registration, and make elections more accessible to the disabled and other underserved groups.

She has also supported the Weekend Voting Act to move Election Day from Tuesday to the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November for all federal elections on even years.

In environment, Gabbard introduced the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), which would require the United States to be on the way to be 100% clean energy by 2035.

In gun control, Gabbard has supported legislation to ban assault weapons. She also has sponsored the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act. She also supported legislation to ban bump-stocks.

In economy, Gabbard co-sponsored Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the federal minimum wage above $15 an hour. Also supported Return to Prudent Banking Act and the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act.

In veteran affairs, Gabbard introduced the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA), which would provide transparency and other reforms to sexual assault cases handled by the armed forces. Gabbard also introduced the Access to Care and Treatment (ACT) Now for Veterans Act, which would allow veterans using VA services to use non-VA facilities for immediate care.

Gabbard also supported the Clay Hunt SAV Act, which provided mental health services to returning veterans.

Foreign Issues

On North Korea, Gabbard has supported sanctions against the nation.

On Syria and IS, Gabbard has supported legislation to stop US forces from overthrowing the Assad regime and to move resources into fighting Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Syria.

On Saudi Arabia, Gabbard opposes the $1.15 billion arms deal. She criticized Donald Trump in his response about Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

Scorecards

Pro-environment League of Conservation Voters gave Gabbard 91% in 2017 and a 96% lifetime score in their national environment scorecard.

Fiscally conservative Freedom Works gave Gabbard a 19% lifetime score on their scorecard.

Progressive Summer of Progress gave Gabbard a score of 75% on their scorecard.

Fiscally conservative Club of Growth gave Gabbard a lifetime score of 5% and a 2017 score of 3% on their scorecard.

=References=

https://summerforprogress.com/scorecard

https://www.clubforgrowth.org/scorecards/legislator/G000571/Tulsi-Gabbard/

http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tulsi-gabbard

http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/tulsi-gabbard

https://gabbard.house.gov/

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