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Wed May 15, 2019, 03:57 PM


What does Steve Bullock believe? Where the candidate stands on 9 issues - PBSNewsHour

(have not watched it, yet, but is on their website)



Health care: Expanded Medicaid

As governor, Bullock expanded Medicaid in Montana under the Affordable Care Act. This year, he signed legislation that aimed to lower premiums for Montanans who buy health insurance on the individual marketplace. But he has not gone as far as other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who have called for some form of universal health care. When asked last year whether he supports “Medicare for All,” Bullock said there are “any number of different paths” to affordable, quality health care.

Education: It’s not all about free college

While many other Democratic contenders are advocating for free college tuition, Bullock has argued proposals for free college overlook apprenticeships and other initiatives that can also prepare students for work. At the same time, Bullock has also pushed for more state funding for colleges in Montana, as well as a tuition freeze for the Montana University System

Gun control: Ban assault weapons

In a 2018 op-ed, Bullock described himself as “a gun owner who believes in the Constitution, yet also recognizes its limits.” Bullock supports an assault weapons ban and “red flag” laws that allow law enforcement to temporarily take away guns from people who are a threat to themselves or others. He also supports universal background checks, a recent shift in his views: In 2016, his campaign spokesperson said he opposed them.

Environment: Re-enter Paris climate agreement

Bullock has tried to balance the interests of Montana’s coal industry with the need to address climate change. He criticized Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Before the Trump administration revoked the Clean Power Plan, Bullock led an effort to comply with the Obama administration initiative to reduce pollution from power plants, but shied away from giving his full-fledged support for the policy.
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