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Immigration: Aims to build cooperative foreign policy with other countries. She believes it is an urgent matter to pass DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) so children can remain in their homes in the US. She also is proposing the establishment of agencies overseeing asylum claim and migrant rights, and the agencies would especially protect the vulnerable women and children who flee natural disasters, religious persecution, or violence under an asylum status. 


Gun Reform: Unlike the majority of the candidates for president, Gabbard strongly supports the 2nd Amendment, the Amendment granting Americans the right to bear arms. Gabbard’s plan includes banning bump stocks, strengthening the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and closing the gun loophole system. 


Climate Change: As president, she would ban offshore drilling and instead invest in protecting Americans’ rights to clean air and water. Specifically, Gabbard suggests “investing 100% renewable and safe energy sources like wind, solar, and geothermal.” She hints at resolving the issues by working together in a world alliance. 


Student Loan Debt: As a member of the House of Representatives, Gabbard supported the College for All Act, which was designed to establish a grant program, eliminating tuition and required fees for all students at community colleges. Gabbard explains how “The cost of tuition keeps too many people from pursuing a college education.” The Forever GI Act would give veterans opportunities in higher education. 


Healthcare: Supports Medicare for All and Medicaid. She fights for the Healthcare Veterans Deserve, a bill aimed at helping veterans receive timely healthcare. Other priorities include fighting the opioid crisis, helping rural communities overcome a shortage of resources in the healthcare industry, and providing comprehensive healthcare for all Americans, similar to most of the candidates. 


Mental Health: In 2016, Gabbard voted for a bipartisan Mental Health Crisis Act as a way to help people overcome mental illnesses. The bill also helped people will mental illnesses receive access to Medicaid and Medicare while funding suicide prevention research and outreach programs.

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