Martin O'Malley
Democrat

Martin O'Malley's policies onAll

Crime
1 Reduce deaths from drug overdose by 25 percent by 2020 0
2 Establish a national dashboard on overdose and addiction to monitor the problem, track our response nationwide, and target resources 0
3 Require physician training on pain prescribing 0
4 Strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs 0
5 Support patient education on pain 0
6 Expand access to Naloxone 0
7 Equip all first responders 0
8 Increasing funding for effective therapies 0
9 Expanding coverage of proven treatments under Medicare and Medicaid 0
10 Implement a public health response to addiction 0
11 Support community recovery services 0
12 Fight the stigma of addiction 0
13 Cut deaths from gun violence in half by 2025 0
14 Require a background check for every gun sale 0
15 End unregulated internet gun and ammunition sales 0
16 Strengthen background check protections 0
17 Encourage states to improve information sharing 0
18 Enact comprehensive requirements for gun purchases, including fingerprint licensing 0
19 Set a national age requirement for handgun possession 0
20 Require the responsible storage of guns at home 0
21 Reject federally mandated concealed carry 0
22 Close the “boyfriend loophole” 0
23 Ban guns for those subject to emergency restraining orders 0
24 Disarm and prosecute those who break the law 0
25 Establish a national firearms registry 0
26 Mandate reporting to law enforcement of lost or stolen firearms 0
27 Require microstamping for all guns 0
28 Revoke licenses when dealers break the law 0
29 Ensure regular and unexpected inspections of licensed dealers 0
30 Increase federal penalties for gun traffickers 0
31 Use procurement contracts to advance gun safety 0
32 End immunity for gun manufacturers 0
33 Ban sale or distribution of assault weapons 0
34 Mandate and expand data reporting 0
35 Establish a national use of force standard 0
36 Expand community collaboration and civilian review of police departments 0
37 Use technology to advance transparency 0
38 Encourage independent investigations of policing cases 0
39 Strengthen federal civil rights protections 0
40 Reform civil asset forfeiture to prioritize public safety 0
41 Eliminate the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine 0
42 Declassify marijuana as a Schedule I drug 0
43 Reform mandatory minimum sentencing 0
44 Forge consensus for ending the death penalty 0
45 Invest in job-training programs that work 0
46 Support reentry programming 0
47 Expand good time credits 0
48 Support access to higher education in prison 0
49 Dramatically reduce the use of solitary confinement and ban solitary for juveniles 0
50 Ban the box 0
51 Expunge or seal criminal records 0
52 Restore voting rights to people with felony records 0
53 Ensure access to temporary support 0
54 Phase out for-profit prisons 0
Education
55 Refinance student loans 0
56 Tie minimum payments to incomes 0
57 Freeze public tuition rates 0
58 Restore state higher education funding 0
59 Tie tuition rates to median incomes 0
60 Increase Pell Grants 0
61 Expand and modernize work-study 0
62 Give colleges incentives to lead 0
63 Decouple profits from longer completion times 0
64 Make childcare affordable on campus 0
65 Reduce time to graduation 0
66 Encourage expanded online and blended learning, project-based learning, and course redesign 0
67 Expand access to early college credit 0
68 Expand access to quality college counseling 0
69 Set strict accountability targets 0
Environment
70 Offer customers more choices in the energy they use 0
71 Create a new Clean Energy Jobs Corps to partner with communities to retrofit buildings to be more energy efficient, improve local resiliency, create new green spaces, and restore and expand our forests 0
72 Retrofit federal buildings to the highest efficiency standards and require new federal buildings to be net-zero 0
73 Require the federal fleet to be subject to low- or zero-emissions purchasing agreements 0
74 Require all federally funded infrastructure projects to meet climate resiliency standards 0
75 Direct the Environmental Protection Agency to take aggressive action to limit greenhouse gases 0
76 Direct the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a zero-tolerance policy for methane leaks from current oil and gas production 0
77 Direct the EPA and Departments of Defense and Transportation to set strong efficiency standards 0
78 Reject projects like the Keystone XL pipeline 0
79 Increase royalties and emissions fees for fossil fuel companies currently drilling on federal lands and invest the proceeds in jobs and skills training 0
80 Keep domestically produced oil and gas in the U.S., instead of selling it abroad 0
81 Set a national, cross-sector Renewable Electricity Standard so our nation is powered by 100% clean energy by 2050 0
82 Fight for federal legislation for a cap on carbon emissions from all sources 0
83 Set a national goal of doubling our energy productivity within 15 years 0
84 Support a Clean Energy Financing Authority to support clean energy infrastructure 0
85 End all subsidies for fossil fuels 0
86 Prioritize modernizing our electric grid to evolve to support localized, renewable energy generation, reduce electricity waste, and increase security from sabotage or attack 0
87 Make robust investments in state and community resiliency 0
88 Increase our investment in basic clean energy research so the U.S. can reclaim the lead on energy innovation 0
89 Work with industry to help meet skills and employment needs that the current labor market isn’t sufficiently supplying 0
Families
90 Ensure that all parents are able to take at least 12 weeks of paid leave 0
91 Set a goal of guaranteeing that no family has to pay more than 10 percent of their income on childcare in a given year 0
92 Expand federal childcare tax credits 0
93 Promote universal access to prenatal care 0
94 Promote universal access to family planning 0
Foreign Policy
95 Fully implement the recommendations of the Veterans Choice Act Independent Assessment 0
96 Apply VetStat to the VA to improve transparency, accountability and outcomes 0
97 Lead a national call to action to prevent veteran suicide 0
98 Improve interoperability between the pentagon, VA and state health exchanges 0
99 Expand veteran hiring preferences and recruitment at the VA 0
100 Further empower the VA inspector general 0
101 Create a nationwide framework to improve identification of and outreach to veterans 0
102 Improve and expand training for health care practitioners on veterans’ issues 0
103 Reform the VA for America’s growing women veteran population 0
104 Reach full employment for veterans by 2020 0
105 Pass the Veterans Full Employment Act on a national level 0
106 Launch an apprenticeship program to facilitate transitioning service members 0
107 Create a single-source database of veteran-preferred employers 0
108 Convene an inter-agency task force to improve career counseling 0
109 Expand national service opportunities for veterans 0
110 Crackdown on for-profit colleges that exploit education benefits 0
111 Strengthen ehe Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act 0
112 End veterans homelessness with a housing first approach 0
113 Utilize VetStat to better evaluate and end veteran homelessness 0
114 Integrate employment and housing strategies to prevent and end homelessness 0
115 Ensure the continuation of White House initiatives such as “Joining Forces” 0
116 Incorporate public service into veterans programs and institutions 0
117 Dedicate national service opportunities to bridge the civilian-military divide 0
118 Cut red tape inhibiting greater partnership and collaboration 0
119 Propose legislation establishing a post-9/11 veterans memorial 0
120 Provide clean service records for discharged LGBT troops 0
121 Commit the VA to assess and promulgate best practices at Veterans Treatment Courts 0
122 Reform the discharge system to prevent wrongful OTH discharges 0
123 Ensure appropriate legal counsel for those facing OTH discharges 0
124 Work with congress to pass the Military Justice Improve Act 0
125 Direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect military families 0
126 Support a professional licensing and certification tax credit for military spouses 0
127 Streamline military spouse hiring information 0
128 Encourage every state to grant in-state tuition to military families 0
129 Urge states to fully synchronize school registration requirements 0
130 Support adequate funding for military childcare programs 0
Government
131 Ensure key political appointees are independent of Wall Street 0
132 Appoint to key positions to individuals committed to pursuing criminal cases 0
133 Require the SEC director of the division of enforcement to be a presidential appointee, subject to senate confirmation 0
134 Institute a three-year revolving door ban 0
135 Institute an additional three-year mandatory disclosure rule 0
136 Require the General Counsel at the Fed to be a presidential appointee 0
137 Require the president of the New York Fed to be a presidential appointee 0
138 Require the Board of Governors to vote on all major decisions, including those regarding financial reform 0
139 Immediately double funding for CFTC and SEC 0
140 Create a standalone economic crimes division within DOJ 0
141 Implement points accrual system to crack down on recidivist banks 0
142 End days of “neither admit nor deny.” 0
143 Require transparency around use of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) and non prosecution agreements (NPAs) 0
144 Crack down on SEC's use of waivers by requiring public votes, statements on them 0
145 Separate risky investment banking from ordinary commercial banking 0
146 Immediately reinstate Glass-Steagall 0
147 Right-size big banks using living wills 0
148 Mandate higher capital requirements for big banks 0
149 Implement a financial transaction tax to limit high-frequency trading 0
150 Fight to overturn Citizens United 0
151 Push to establish a constitutional right to vote 0
152 Support bipartisan redistricting commissions 0
153 Provide Americans with a $25 refundable My Voice tax credit for contributing to candidates for Congressional office 0
154 Establish a national Freedom From Influence Fund 0
155 Provide additional public financing to congressional candidates who raise at least $50,000 in small-dollar donations in the 60 days before an election 0
156 Fight for a new FEC 0
157 Strengthen existing disclosure requirements 0
158 Restrict coordinated campaign activity 0
159 Strengthen enforcement of campaign finance laws 0
160 Use executive authority to increase transparency 0
161 Pass expanded disclosure laws 0
Healthcare
162 Slow the growth in health care expenditures relative to the rest of the economy by 2020 0
163 Encourage states to adopt comprehensive payment reform 0
164 Improve the value of Medicare 0
165 Increase support for primary care 0
166 Require clarity in healthcare billing and fairness for the uninsured 0
167 Enforce antitrust law to counter dramatic price increases 0
168 Fight against corporate tax inversions 0
169 Ban price gouging for prescription drugs 0
170 Use the government’s purchasing power to ensure reasonable drug prices 0
171 Invest in health information exchanges 0
172 Give patients more freedom to use their own healthcare data 0
173 Prioritize data security in the transition to electronic medical records 0
174 Ensure access to health care for all, increasing the insurance rate to 95 percent by 2020 0
175 Ensure access to affordable healthcare for new Americans 0
176 Work with states to close the “coverage gap” 0
177 Fix the family glitch 0
178 Treat multi-employer and high-cost plans fairly 0
179 Address high deductibles 0
180 Set a goal of achieving universal access to primary, behavioral, and oral health care 0
181 Protect babies and young children by eradicating lead poisoning 0
182 Reduce disease and premature deaths caused by air pollution 0
183 Mobilize communities to address the causes of health disparities 0
184 Invest in the next generation of our health care workforce 0
185 Use data to hold health care providers accountable for progress 0
186 Improve life expectancy across all major demographic groups by 2024 0
187 Invest in NIH and FDA research 0
188 Support promising therapies at every step of development 0
189 Release clinical trial data to advance scientific discovery 0
190 Invest in early childhood health 0
191 Protect and build on the ACA to promote good health and prevent chronic disease 0
192 Renew focus on preventing and treating of infectious diseases 0
193 Support Americans as they age in their communities 0
194 Promote independence and community-based care 0
195 Honor patients’ wishes at the end of life 0
196 Invest in strong community mental health systems 0
197 Integrate behavioral health and physical health care 0
198 Stop criminalizing mental illness 0
Immigration
199 Use detention only as a last resort 0
200 End Operation Streamline 0
201 Disentangle local law enforcement from immigration enforcement 0
202 Set high standards for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 0
203 Ensure due process 0
204 Provide deferred action to the greatest possible number of new Americans 0
205 Grant broad waivers to the three- or ten-year bar 0
206 Expand parole-in-place 0
207 Conduct sustained naturalization outreach 0
208 Rescind the regulations restricting health care for DACA and DAPA-recipients 0
209 Limit detention to only those who pose a clear threat to public safety 0
210 End the 34,000 bed quota 0
211 Close inhumane detention facilities 0
212 Expand due process protections in the detention and immigration system 0
213 Prevent racial and religious profiling 0
214 Limit the use of detainers and notifications 0
215 End 287(g) agreements 0
216 Respect the autonomy of states and localities in immigration enforcement 0
217 End the coercion of local law enforcement through civil immigration warrants 0
218 Promote smart, 21st-century border security 0
219 Ensure that CBP officers can serve with pride 0
220 Refocus border enforcement on securing the actual border 0
221 Enact and implement comprehensive immigration reform 0
222 Create an independent agency to set U.S. immigration policy 0
223 Address employment barriers for foreign professionals 0
224 Promote family unity 0
225 Restore judicial discretion 0
226 Protect the diversity visa 0
Jobs & Economy
227 Implement the Schedules That Work Act to give workers more control over their schedules 0
228 Launch a new, national campaign to promote full-time employment 0
229 Ensure that people who work overtime are paid more 0
230 Make it easier for workers to gain union representation 0
231 Expand Social Security benefits 0
232 Expand access to employer-based retirement plans 0
233 Fight to enact the Paycheck Fairness Act 0
234 Make pay data publicly available by sex, race, and ethnicity 0
235 Restore the Highway Trust Fund 0
236 Double and better target federal transit investment 0
237 Expand public-private partnerships 0
238 Double community development block grants 0
239 Restore and double the New Markets Tax Credit 0
240 Preserve and upgrade affordable housing 0
241 Support local financial institutions 0
242 Allow households and businesses to buy the power they want 0
243 Spur community investment in clean energy infrastructure 0
244 Spur investments in energy efficient retrofits 0
245 Set green and resilient standards for all developments 0
246 Make affordable housing “solar powered housing” 0
247 Create inclusive communities through housing investments 0
248 Double the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit 0
249 Help communities meet their unique housing needs 0
250 Support low-income families by giving them access to rental assistance 0
251 Raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour 0
252 Double the Earned Income Tax Credit 0
253 Reject the TPP and other secret trade agreements 0
254 Prohibit currency manipulation in global trade agreements 0
255 Hold cheaters accountable 0
256 Oppose ISDS in trade agreements 0
257 Put public interests first 0
258 Protect core labor rights 0
259 Set and enforce meaningful labor standards 0
260 Ensure real and enforceable environmental standards 0
261 Enforce delivery of international climate commitments 0
262 Oppose ISDS in any agreement 0
263 Protect the Dodd-Frank financial reforms in trade agreements 0
264 Require robust rules of origin 0
265 Ensure fair market entry for U.S. products 0
266 Balance access and innovation to provide needed medicines 0
267 Tie trade agreements to investments in the U.S. economy 0
268 Ensure that U.S. corporations are taxed fairly, including on their global activities 0
269 Increase Social Security benefits for all retirees 0
270 Strengthen Social Security’s long-term fiscal outlook 0
271 Ensure Social Security benefits are sufficient to keep retirees out of poverty 0
272 Increase Social Security benefits for minimum wage- and lower-income workers 0
273 Prevent benefits from eroding over time 0
274 Reform Social Security to support, rather than penalize, caregiving 0
275 Reject efforts to raise the Social Security retirement age 0
276 Dramatically expand access to employer-based retirement plans 0
277 Raise wages so all workers can afford to save 0
278 Reject efforts to privatize Social Security 0
279 Increase penalties for those who defraud our seniors 0
280 Fully implement the fiduciary rule 0
281 Make affordable, high-quality long-term care a national priority 0