Doug Collins in 2019-20 GA special Senate race


On Abortion: Co-sponsored bill giving legal protections to unborn

Q: Abortion--Keep legal or ban?

Doug Collins: Ban. "Unapologetically pro-life." Co-sponsored bill giving legal protections to unborn. Co-sponsored Defund Planned Parenthood Act and bill banning any entity that provides abortions from receiving paycheck protection loan

Kelly Loeffler: Ban. "Unapologetically pro-life." Has co-sponsored "four bills to protect the unborn."

Raphael Warnock: Legal. Supports "a woman's right to choose , a decision between her and her doctor."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Civil Rights: Against Equality Act (discrimination by sexual orientation)

Q: Protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation?

Doug Collins: No. Voted against Equality Act. Argued that the bill would harm children and set back women's gains.

Kelly Loeffler: Not if it interferes with religious faith. "People of faith should be protected."

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Will "protect members of the LGBTQ+ community from housing, financial, and employment discrimination."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Crime: Opposes defunding or "wholesale condemnation" of police

Q: Restrict police use of force and increase public oversight?

Doug Collins: Mostly no. Supports Trump executive order on "safe policing." Opposes defunding or "wholesale condemnation" of police. Stands "with our men and women in blue!"

Kelly Loeffler: No. Co-sponsored resolutions supporting "Back the Blue" and opposing calls to defund.

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Wants increased accountability and bias training and a uniform standard for the use of force. Does not support defunding.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Drugs: Marijuana: let states legalize, against federal legalization

Q: Marijuana--Legal or ban?

Doug Collins: Mixed. Supports letting states legalize but opposes federal legalization.

Kelly Loeffler: Ban. Is "concerned about the negative effects that legalizing marijuana would have."

Raphael Warnock: Legal. Wants to decriminalize marijuana.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Education: Voted for DC voucher program for private schools

Q: Public funding for private or for-profit schools?

Doug Collins: Yes. Voted to reauthorize publicly funded vouchers for private D.C. schools.

Kelly Loeffler: Yes. Let states send federal funds for low-income students to both public and private schools.

Raphael Warnock: No position found.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Education: Co-sponsored education bill eliminating loan forgiveness

Q: Support lower interest or forgiveness on student loans?

Doug Collins: No. Co-sponsored an education reform bill that "eliminates loan forgiveness for borrowers."

Kelly Loeffler: No position found.

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Work to fully fund Pell Grants and strengthen loan forgiveness programs to ensure graduates can pay their loans.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Energy & Oil: Co-sponsored bills to end EPA renewable fuel program

Q: Is human-caused climate change a top priority?

Doug Collins: No. Does not believe it is human- caused. Co-sponsored bills to end EPA renewable fuel program.

Kelly Loeffler: No position found. Her company previously lobbied for cap and trade when they'd likely have gotten contracts to administer it.

Raphael Warnock: Yes. It "is not something that is coming, it is here. It is way past time for all of us to get serious."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Environment: Co-sponsored Stopping EPA Overreach Act

Q: Tighten or loosen environmental regulations?

Doug Collins: Loosen. Co-sponsored Stopping EPA Overreach Act and Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act.

Kelly Loeffler: Unclear. Wants to "look at what we're doing with regard to the economy and the environment collectively."

Raphael Warnock: Tighten. "Environmental justice is on the ballot." Nothing is "more important than honoring and protecting the only home we've been blessed with."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Government Reform: Opposed voting rights bill as unconstitutional

Q: Support stricter ID requirements and other rules on voting?

Doug Collins: Likely yes. Opposes voting rights bill, which "would essentially federalize state and local election laws;" that is "unconstitutional."

Kelly Loeffler: Unclear. Introduced bill to raise penalties for voter fraud and illegal ballot harvesting.

Raphael Warnock: No. Supports restoring oversight provisions of Voting Rights Act, which made voting restrictions harder to enact.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Gun Control: Allow concealed firearm carry across state lines

Q: Enact more restrictive legislation on guns?

Doug Collins: No. Co-sponsored bill to allow concealed firearm carry across state lines.

Kelly Loeffler: No. "Strong Second Amendment supporter." Sponsored bill barring national firearm database.

Raphael Warnock: Yes. "The answer to America's gun violence isn't to encourage masses of people to carry guns."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Health Care: Voted more than 50 times to repeal the ACA

Q: Support Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare?

Doug Collins: No. Has "voted more than 50 times to repeal the ACA." ACA "shattered insurance market."

Kelly Loeffler: No. Supports lawsuit to end. Calls Medicare for All insidious attack on liberty.

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Would "protect, improve, and build upon the Affordable Care Act."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Health Care: COVID: Trump saved lives, getting our economy back

Q: Your opinion on the federal response to COVID?<

Doug Collins: Sees Trump as "pushing to fix the COVID-19 issue but also to get our economy back." Trump also "saved lives."

Kelly Loeffler: "Trump and his administration have taken the threat of COVID-19 seriously from the beginning."

Raphael Warnock: Both Georgia and Trump have stumbled on pandemic response. "We need leadership that believes in science and will act with integrity."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Immigration: Co-sponsored Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act

Q: Expand border walls? Reduce immigration?

Doug Collins: Yes. Co-sponsored Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act and bill to eliminate citizenship if parents aren't citizens.

Kelly Loeffler: Yes. Co-sponsored Asylum Abuse Reduction Act. Undocumented should not get free health care.

Raphael Warnock: No. Immigration is "desperately broken." Cites Jesus as an "undocumented immigrant."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Jobs: Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act

Q: Support "right to work" laws, barring unions from mandating dues?

Doug Collins: Yes. Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act, establishing right to work on a national basis.

Kelly Loeffler: Yes. Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act, establishing right to work on a national basis.

Raphael Warnock: No. Supports "pay equity" with "honest wages, protected retirement, and fair overtime compensation." Endorsed by Georgia AFL-CIO.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Jobs: Voted against raising the minimum wage to $15

Q: Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Doug Collins: Unclear. Voted against raising the minimum wage to $15 over a seven-year period.

Kelly Loeffler: No position found.

Raphael Warnock: Yes. $7.25 an hour "is not a living wage." Will "fight to raise the minimum to a livable wage."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Foreign Policy: Going to stand with America against China

On China: "I'm going to stand with America," Collins continued, adding that he was "tired of [China] trying to steal pharmaceuticals" and was "tired of letting their own country be locked down while they send people out of the country and then they lie about it to the world."
Source: Fox News on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race May 17, 2020

On Principles & Values: Impeachment smeared a president who put America first

He also mocked Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, for getting choked up toward the end of his closing argument, saying, "Adam Schiff getting emotional is a little bit farcical to me." Collins added, "if he wants to get emotional about something, get emotional about the fact that you have smeared a president who has done his job and put America first, in a position of world leadership, not the tearing down politically what you tried to do to him."
Source: Newsmax on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Jan 26, 2020

On War & Peace: Claimed Democrats "in love with terrorists," then apologized

After a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian military commander Qassim Suleimani, Collins smeared Democratic critics as being "in love with terrorists." In a Twitter thread, Collins abruptly had a more apologetic tone. The congressman tweeted, "Let me be clear: I do not believe Democrats are in love with terrorists, and I apologize for what I said earlier this week."
Source: Alternet blog on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Jan 10, 2020

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