On the issues: Hillary Clinton

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Fair tax system

As president, Hillary will:

  • Restore basic fairness to the tax code.Hillary will implement a “fair share surcharge” on multi-millionaires and billionaires and fight for measures like the Buffett Rule to ensure the wealthiest Americans do not pay a lower tax rate than middle-class families. She’ll close loopholes that create a private tax system for the most fortunate, and she’ll ensure multi-million-dollar estates are paying their fair share of taxes.
  • Close corporate and Wall Street tax loopholes.Hillary will close tax loopholes like inversions that allow companies to shift profits and jobs overseas. She will charge an “exit tax” for companies leaving the U.S. to settle their untaxed foreign earnings. She will close tax loopholes that let Wall Street money managers pay lower rates than some middle-class families. And she’ll reward businesses that invest in jobs in the United States.
  • Simplify and cut taxes for small businesses.The smallest businesses, with one to five employees, spend 150 hours and $1,100 per employee on federal tax compliance. That’s more than 20 times higher than the average for far larger firms.
  • Provide tax relief to working families.For too many years, middle-class families have been squeezed by rising costs for everything from child care to health care to affording college. Hillary will offer relief from these rising costs, including tax relief for Americans facing excessive out-of-pocket health care costs and for those caring for an ill or elderly family member.
  • Pay for ambitious investments in a fiscally responsible way.Hillary believes that we can afford to pay for ambitious, progressive investments in good-paying jobs, debt-free college and other measures to strengthen growth, broaden opportunity and reduce inequality. Hillary will use the proceeds from ensuring the wealthiest and the largest corporations pay their fair share to pay for these investments without adding to the federal debt.

Criminal justice reform

The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population but almost 25 percent of the total prison population. A significant percentage of the more than 2 million Americans incarcerated today are nonviolent offenders. African American men are far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes and sentenced to longer prison terms than white men found guilty of the same offenses.

To reform our criminal justice system, we must work to strengthen the bonds of trust between our communities and our police, end the era of mass incarceration and ensure a successful transition of individuals from prison to home. As president, Hillary will focus on a few key areas:

1.        Strengthen bonds of trust between communities and police.

Effective policing and constitutional policing go hand in hand. We can — and must — do both by:

  • Bringing law enforcement and communities together to develop national guidelines on the use of force by police officers, making it clear when deadly force is warranted and when it isn’t and emphasizing proven methods for de-escalating situations.
  • Acknowledging that implicit bias still exists across society — even in the best police departments — and tackle it together.Hillary will commit $1 billion in her first budget to find and fund the best training programs, support new research and make this a national policing priority.
  • Making new investments to support state-of-the-art law enforcement training programs at every levelon issues like use of force, de-escalation, community policing and problem solving, alternatives to incarceration, crisis intervention, and officer safety and wellness.
  • Supporting legislation to end racial profilingby federal, state and local law enforcement officials.
  • Strengthening the U.S. Department of Justice’s pattern or practice unit — the unit that monitors civil rights violations — by increasing the department’s resources, working to secure subpoena power and improving data collection for pattern or practice investigations.
  • Doubling funding for the U.S. Department of Justice “Collaborative Reform” program.Across the country, there are police departments deploying creative and effective strategies that we can learn from and build on. Hillary will provide assistance and training to agencies that apply these best practices.
  • Providing federal matching funds to make body cameras available to every police department in America.
  • Promoting oversight and accountability in use of controlled equipment,including by limiting the transfer of military equipment to local law enforcement from the federal government, eliminating the one-year use requirement, and requiring transparency from agencies that purchase equipment using federal funds.
  • Collecting and reporting national datato inform policing strategies and provide greater transparency and accountability when it comes to crime, officer-involved shootings and deaths in custody.

2.        End the era of mass incarceration.

Today in America, more than one out of every 100 adults is behind bars. This mass incarceration epidemic has an explicit racial bias, as one in three black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime. A significant number of those incarcerated are held for low-level nonviolent offenses. We must end the era of mass incarceration by:

  • Reforming mandatory minimum sentencing.This keeps nonviolent drug offenders in prison for too long — and has increased racial inequality in our criminal justice system. Hillary will reform this system by:
    • Cutting mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses in half.
    • Allowing current nonviolent prisoners to seek fairer sentences.
    • Eliminating the sentencing disparity for crack and powder cocaine so that equal amounts of crack and powder cocaine carry equal sentences, and applying this change retroactively.
    • Reforming the “strike” system, so that nonviolent drug offenses no longer count as a “strike,” reducing the mandatory penalty for second- and third-strike offenses.
  • Focusing federal enforcement resources on violent crime, not simple marijuana possession.Marijuana arrests, including for simple possession, account for a large number of drug arrests. Significant racial disparities exist in marijuana enforcement — black men are significantly more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than their white counterparts, despite the fact that their usage rates are similar. Hillary will allow states that have enacted marijuana laws to act as laboratories of democracy and reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II substance.
  • Prioritizing treatment and rehabilitation — rather than incarceration — for low-level nonviolent drug offenders.More than half of prison and jail inmates suffer from a mental health problem. Up to 65 percent of the correctional population meets the medical criteria for a substance use disorder. Hillary will ensure law enforcement is properly trained for crisis intervention and referral to treatment as appropriate, and direct the attorney general to urge federal prosecutors to seek treatment over incarceration for low-level nonviolent drug crimes.
  • Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.Hillary will provide $2 billion in support to schools to reform overly punitive disciplinary policies, calling on states to reform school disturbance laws, and encouraging states to use federal education funding to implement social and emotional support interventions.
  • Ending the privatization of prisons. We must not create private industry incentives that may contribute — or have the appearance of contributing — to over-incarceration. The campaign does not accept contributions from federally registered lobbyists or PACs for private prison companies and will donate any such direct contributions to charity.

3.        Promote successful re-entry by formerly incarcerated individuals.

This year, the number of people released from state or federal prison will reach approximately 600,000. Hillary will work to remove barriers and create pathways to employment, housing, health care, education and civic participation, including:

  • Taking executive action to “ban the box” for federal employers and contractors,so that applicants have an opportunity to demonstrate their qualifications before being asked about their criminal records.
  • Investing $5 billion in re-entry job programs for formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • Supporting legislation to restore voting rights to individuals who have served their sentences.

Racial justice

As president, Hillary will:

  • Reform our criminal justice systemby reforming sentencing laws and policies, ending racial profiling by law enforcement, and strengthening the bonds of trust between communities and police.
  • Protect the right to voteby fighting to repair the Voting Rights Act and implementing universal, automatic voter registration so that every American will be registered to vote when they turn 18, unless they opt out.
  • Protect immigrants’ rights and keep families togetherby fighting for a full and equal pathway to citizenship and an end to family detention and private immigrant detention centers.
  • End the epidemic of gun violence in our communities.Gun violence is the leading cause of death for young African American men — more than the next nine leading causes combined. We must crack down on gun stores that flood our communities with illegal guns.
  • Fight against environmental injustice.Too many children in low-income housing are exposed to lead. African American children are twice as likely to suffer from asthma as white children. Half of our nation’s Latino population lives in areas where the air quality does not meet the EPA’s health standards — and climate change will put vulnerable populations at even greater risk. As president, Hillary will work to reduce air pollution, invest in the removal of toxins like lead, develop greener and more resilient infrastructure, tackle energy poverty and boost efforts to clean up highly polluted toxic sites.
  • Close the education achievement gapby making sure every child has a world-class education from birth through college. Hillary will double America’s investment in Early Head Start, ensure that every 4-year-old in America has access to high-quality preschool, drive student achievement in K-12 schools, make college affordable and relieve the burden of student debt.
  • End violence against the transgender community, particularly women of color.
  • Revitalize the economy in communities that have been left out and left behind through a “Breaking Every Barrier Agenda”that includes $125 billion in targeted investments to create good-paying jobs, rebuild crumbling infrastructure and connect housing to opportunity.
  • Ensure equal treatment for citizens in Puerto Rico.Hillary believes that Puerto Ricans must be treated equally by Medicare, Medicaid and other programs that benefit families. She also will work with the people of Puerto Rico and with advocates from all sides to answer the fundamental question of their political status.

LGBT rights and equality

As president, Hillary will:

  • Fight for full federal equality for LGBT Americans.Hillary will work with Congress to pass the Equality Act, continue President Obama’s LGBT equality executive actions, and support efforts underway in the courts to protect people from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in every aspect of public life.
  • Support LGBT youth, parents and elders.Hillary will end so-called “conversion therapy” for minors, combat youth homelessness by ensuring adequate funding for safe and welcoming shelters, and take on bullying and harassment in schools. She’ll end discriminatory treatment of LGBT families in adoptions, and protect LGBT elders against discrimination.
  • Honor the military service of LGBT people.Hillary applauds the Pentagon’s decision to allow transgender personnel to serve openly, and as commander-in-chief, she will upgrade service records of LGBT veterans dismissed due to their sexual orientation.
  • Fight for an AIDS-free generation.
  • Protect transgender rights.Hillary will work to protect transgender individuals from violence, make it easier for transgender Americans to change their gender marker on identification documents, and invest in law enforcement training focused on fair and impartial policing, including in interactions with LGBT people.
  • Promote human rights of LGBT people around the world.Hillary will promote LGBT human rights and ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people, including increasing our investment in the Global Equality Fund to advance human rights.

Early childhood education

As president, Hillary will:

  • Make preschool universal for every 4-year-old in America within 10 years.Despite research showing its benefits, only about half of the roughly 8.1 million 3- and 4-year-olds in the United States are enrolled in preschool, with only one in four enrolled in publicly funded preschool.
  • Significantly increase child care investments so that no family in America has to pay more than 10 percent of its income to afford high-quality child care.The cost of child care has increased by nearly 25 percent during the past decade, while the wages of working families have stagnated. Hillary will fight for every family in America to have access to high quality, affordable child care by significantly increasing the federal government’s investment in child care subsidies and providing tax relief for the cost of child care to working families.
  • Improve the quality of child care and early learning by giving a RAISE to America’s child care workforce. To increase the quality of child care in America and pay child care workers for the true value of their work, Hillary will create the Respect And Increased Salaries for Early childhood educators (RAISE) initiative.
  • Double our investment in Early Head Start and the Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership program.Early Head Start provides services to our youngest learners and their families — including health, nutrition and pre-literacy support with a strong focus on children’s social and emotional development.
  • Expand access to evidence-based home visiting programs.There is increasing scientific evidence that brain development in the earliest years of childhood is crucial to economic success. That’s why Hillary will double our investment in home visiting programs such as the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. These programs, which provide home visits by a social worker or nurse during and directly after pregnancy, significantly improve maternal and child health, development and learning.
  • Award scholarships of up to $1,500 per year to help up to 1 million student parents afford high-quality child care.More than 25 percent of all college students are balancing school with raising a child. We should support them, not only because the economic benefit of a college degree lifts their own earning prospects, but also because it lifts the future earnings of their children too. Hillary will launch the Student Parents in America Raising Kids (SPARK) program. SPARK will award scholarships of up to $1,500 per year to up to 1 million student parents. Recipients can use the awards for costs that create barriers to success, including child care and emergency financial aid.
  • Increase access to high-quality child care on college campuses by serving an additional 250,000 children. Student parents spend two hours less on average per day on educational activities. And while nearly half of student parents attend two-year colleges, less than half of all two-year college campuses in America offer on-campus child care services.. Hillary will work to dramatically increase access to child care on campus by increasing funding for campus-based child care centers.

K-12 education

As president, Hillary will:

  • Launch a national campaign to modernize and elevate the profession of teaching. Hillary will prepare, support and pay every child’s teacher as if the future of our country is in their hands — because it is.
  • Provide every student in America an opportunity to learn computer science.There are more than half a million open jobs that require computing skills, but the majority of schools in the United States don’t offer computer science. Hillary will provide states and school districts funding to help scale computer science instruction and lessons that improve student achievement or increase college enrollment and completion in CS Ed fields.
  • Rebuild America’s schools. Hillary will expand the Build America Bonds program to provide cities and towns the capital they need to rebuild their schools. These “Modernize Every School Bonds” will double the Build America Bonds subsidy for efforts to fix and modernize America’s classrooms, from increasing energy efficiency and tackling asbestos to upgrading science labs and high-speed broadband.

Making college debt-free

Here’s what every student and family should expect under Hillary’s plan:

  1. Costs won’t be a barrier.
  • Every student should have the option to graduate from a public college or university in their state without taking on any student debt.By 2021, families with income up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state four-year public colleges and universities. And from the beginning, every student from a family making $85,000 a year or less will be able to go to an in-state four-year public college or university without paying tuition.
  • All community colleges will offer free tuition.
  • Everyone will do their part.States will have to invest in higher education, and colleges and universities will be held accountable for the success of their students and for controlling tuition costs.
  • A $25 billion fund will support historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutionsin building new ladders of opportunity for students.
    1. Debt won’t hold you back.
  • Borrowers will be able to refinance loans at current rates,providing debt relief to an estimated 25 million people. They’ll never have to pay back more than 10 percent of their income, and all remaining college debt will be forgiven after 20 years.
  • Delinquent borrowers and those in default will get helpto protect their credit and get back on their feet.
  • To reduce the burden for future borrowers, Hillary will significantly cut interest ratesso the government never profits from college student loans.
  • Hillary’s plan will crack down on predatory schools, lenders and bill collectors.
  • A new payroll deduction portal for employers and employees will simplify the repayment process. Hillary will explore more options to encourage employers to help pay down student debt.
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs will be able to defer their loans with no payments or interest for up to three years.Social entrepreneurs and those starting new enterprises in distressed communities will be eligible for up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness.
  • Hillary will take immediate executive action to offer a three-month moratorium on student loan payments to all federal loan borrowers.That will give every borrower a chance to consolidate their loans, sign up for income-based repayment plans and take advantage of opportunities to reduce their monthly interest payments and fees.

Small business

As president, Hillary will make it easier to start and grow a small business in America by:

  • Unlocking access to capital.We need to give small businesses, including women- and minority-owned small businesses, access to the financing they need to build, grow and hire. Hillary will work to boost small-business lending by easing burdens for community banks and credit unions. Her plan also will allow entrepreneurs to defer student-loan payments with no interest while they get their ventures off the ground.
  • Cutting red tape to streamline the process of starting a small business.It shouldn’t take longer to start a small business in the United States than it does in Canada or Denmark. Hillary will offer state and local governments new federal incentives to cut red tape and streamline licensing to make it less costly to start a small business.
  • Providing tax relief for small businesses.America’s smallest businesses — those with one to five employees — spend 150 hours and $1,100 per employee making sure they comply with federal tax laws. That’s more than 20 times higher than the average for larger firms. Hillary will create a new standard deduction for small businesses similar to the one available to individual filers. She will simplify the rules so small businesses can track and file their taxes as easily as filling out a checkbook or printing a bank statement. And her plan would quadruple the start-up tax deduction to significantly lower the cost of starting a business.
  • Incentivize health care benefits for small businesses and their employees.Hillary will expand the health care tax credit for small employers with up to 50 employees through the Affordable Care Act. And she will simplify phase-out and eligibility rules so that it’s easier for many more small businesses to get the credit and cover their workers.
  • Opening new markets. We should invest in the roads, bridges, ports and airports that make it easier for small businesses to reach new customers, and encourage innovations that unlock new markers for small businesses.
  • Making sure small businesses get paid.Hillary will stop large companies from using litigation hurdles to deny small businesses payment for services, and she’ll give small businesses recourse to take on predatory behavior.
  • Supporting small-business owners and entrepreneurs.Hillary will work to provide incubators, mentoring and training to 50,000 entrepreneurs and small-business owners in underserved communities across the country.
  • Making the federal government more responsive to small business.Hillary will push federal agencies to make government more user-friendly, guaranteeing a 24-hour response time to small businesses with questions about federal regulations and access to capital programs.

Social Security and Medicare

Social Security

For 80 years, Social Security has been America at its best. Social Security reflects our shared belief that every American should be able to retire with dignity after decades of hard work.

As president, Hillary will:

  • Fight any attempts to gamble seniors’ retirement security on the stock market through privatization.
  • Oppose reducing annual cost-of-living adjustments.
  • Oppose efforts to raise the retirement age.
  • Oppose closing the long-term shortfall on the backs of the middle class, whether through benefit cuts or tax increases.
  • Expand Social Security for those who need it most, including women who are widows and those who took significant time out of the paid workforce to take care of their children, aging parents or ailing family members. For instance:
    • The poverty rate for widowed women 65 or older is nearly 90 percent higher than for other seniors — in part because when a spouse dies, families can face a steep benefit cut. For a two-earner couple, those benefit cuts can be as much as 50 percent. Hillary believes that we have to change that by reducing how much Social Security benefits drop when a spouse dies, so that the loss of a spouse doesn’t mean financial hardship or falling into poverty.
    • Millions of women (and men) take time out of the paid workforce to raise a child, take care of an aging parent or look after an ailing family member. That can reduce their Social Security benefits at retirement, since those benefits are calculated based on their top 35 years of earnings. Americans should receive credit toward their Social Security benefits when they are out of the paid workforce because they are acting as caregivers.
  • Preserve Social Security by asking the wealthiest to contribute more.

Medicare

Medicare is the bedrock of health care coverage for more than 50 million American seniors and people with disabilities. As senator, Hillary co-sponsored and sponsored bills to reduce the impact of the Medicare prescription drug gap by reducing the price of pharmaceuticals for seniors.

As president, Hillary will:

  • Fight attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.The Affordable Care Act made preventive care available and affordable for an estimated 39 million people with Medicare and saved more than 9 million people with Medicare thousands of dollars in prescription drug expenses.
  • Fight plans to privatize or “phase out” Medicare as we know it.
  • Lower drug costs for seniors and other Americans.Hillary will ensure Medicare can negotiate lower drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.
  • Reform Medicare delivery systems to deliver value and quality to our seniors and people with disabilities.

Gun violence prevention

As president, Hillary will:

  • Expand background checksto more gun sales — including by closing the gun show and internet sales loopholes — and getting rid of the so-called “Charleston Loophole.”
  • Take on the gun lobbyby removing the industry’s legal protection for illegal and irresponsible actions, and revoking licenses from dealers who break the law.
  • Keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, other violent criminals and the severely mentally illby supporting laws that stop domestic abusers from buying and owning guns, making it a federal crime for someone to intentionally buy a gun for a person prohibited from owning one, and closing the loopholes that allow people suffering from severe mental illness to purchase and own guns. She also will support work to keep military-style weapons off our streets.

Health care

As president, Hillary will:

  • Defend and expand the Affordable Care Act, which covers 20 million people. She also will support letting people over 55 years old buy into Medicare.
  • Lower out-of-pocket costs like co-pays and deductibles. 
  • Reduce the cost of prescription drugs. Prescription drug spending accelerated from 2.5 percent in 2013 to 12.6 percent in 2014.
  • Protect consumers from prescription drug price increases from companies that market long-standing, life-saving treatments and face little or no competition.Hillary’s plan includes new enforcement tools that make drug alternatives available and increase competition, broaden emergency access to high-quality treatments from developed countries with strong safety standards, and hold drug companies accountable for unjustified price increases with new penalties.
  • Fight for health insurance for the lowest-income Americans in every state by incentivizing states to expand Medicaid — and make enrollment through Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act easier.
  • Expand access to affordable health care to families regardless of immigration status. Hillary will allow families to buy health insurance on the health exchanges regardless of their immigration status.
  • Expand access to rural Americans. Hillary will explore cost-effective ways to make more health care providers eligible for telehealth reimbursement under Medicare and other programs, including federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
  • Defend access to reproductive health care. Hillary will work to ensure that all women have access to preventive care, affordable contraception, and safe and legal abortion.
  • Double funding for community health centers, and support the health care workforce. Hillary also supports President Obama’s call for a near tripling of the size of the National Health Service Corps.

Military and defense

As president, Hillary will:

  • Provide budgetary certainty to facilitate reforms and enable long-term planning. The recent budget deal reached between the Congress and the White House is a promising first step in providing government agencies with much needed fiscal stability. But we must go further by ending the sequester for both defense and non-defense spending in a balanced way.
  • Invest in innovation and capabilities that will allow us to prepare for and fight 21st-century threats.That includes leveraging our information advantage through what’s called “net-centric warfare” capabilities and preparing for asymmetric threats.
  • Create a defense budget that reflects good stewardship of taxpayer dollars.As president, Hillary will prioritize defense reform initiatives, curbing cost growth in areas like health care and acquisition.
  • Take care of our veterans and their families.Hillary has proposed a plan to ensure timely access to quality care; eliminate the claims and appeals backlog; make sure our vets continue to have access to education and economic opportunity; fight substance abuse, mental health disorders and homelessness; and support our military families.

Climate change

As president, Hillary will:

  • Defend, implement and extend smart pollution and efficiency standards,including the Clean Power Plan and standards for cars, trucks and appliances that are already helping clean our air, save families money and fight climate change.
  • Launch a $60 billion Clean Energy Challengeto partner with states, cities and rural communities to cut carbon pollution and expand clean energy, including for low-income families.
  • Invest in clean energy infrastructure, innovation, manufacturing and workforce developmentto make the U.S. economy more competitive and create good-paying jobs and careers.
  • Ensure safe and responsible energy production.As we transition to a clean energy economy, we must ensure that the fossil fuel production taking place today is safe and responsible and that areas too sensitive for energy production are taken off the table.
  • Reform leasingand expand clean energy production on public lands and waters tenfold within a decade.
  • Cut the billions of tax subsidies oil and gas companieshave enjoyed for too long and invest in clean energy.
  • Cut methane emissions across the economyand put in place strong standards for reducing leaks from both new and existing sources.
  • Revitalize coal communitiesby supporting locally driven priorities and make them an engine of U.S. economic growth in the 21st century, as they have been for generations.
  • Make environmental justice and climate justice central prioritiesby setting national goals to eliminate lead poisoning within five years, clean up the more than 450,000 toxic brownfield sites across the country, expand solar and energy efficiency solutions in low-income communities, and create an Environmental and Climate Justice Task Force.
  • Promote conservation and collaborative stewardship.Hillary will keep public lands public, strengthen protections for our natural and cultural resources, increase access to parks and public lands for all Americans, as well as harness the economic potential they offer through expanded renewable energy production, a high quality of life and a thriving outdoor economy.

Immigration reform

As president, Hillary will:

  • Introduce reformwith a pathway to full and equal citizenship within her first 100 days in office. It will fix the family visa backlog, uphold the rule of law, protect our borders and national security, and bring millions of people into the formal economy.
  • End the three- and 10-year bars.These bars force families, especially those whose members have different citizenship or immigration statuses, into a heartbreaking dilemma: remain in the shadows, or pursue a green card by leaving the country and loved ones behind.
  • Protect families.If Congress keeps failing to act on immigration reform, Hillary will enact a simple system for those with sympathetic cases — such as parents of DREAMers, those with a history of service and contribution to their communities, or those who experience extreme labor violations — to make their case and be eligible for deferred action.
  • Enforce immigration laws humanely. Hillary will focus resources on detaining and deporting those individuals who pose a violent threat to public safety, and ensure refugees who seek asylum in the U.S. have a fair chance to tell their stories.
  • End family detention and close private immigration detention centers.
  • Expand access to health care to all families.We should let families — regardless of immigration status — buy into the Affordable Care Act exchanges.
  • Promote naturalization.Hillary will work to expand fee waivers to alleviate naturalization costs, increase access to language programs to encourage English proficiency, and increase outreach and education to help more people navigate the process.
  • Support immigrant integration.Hillary will create a national Office of Immigrant Affairs, support affordable integration services through $15 million in new grant funding for community navigators and similar organizations, and significantly increase federal resources for adult English language education and citizenship education.

Combating terrorism

1. Take out ISIS’s stronghold in Iraq and Syria.

We have to defeat ISIS on the battlefield by:

  • Intensifying the coalition air campaign against ISIS fighters, leaders and infrastructure.
  • Stepping up support for local Arab and Kurdish forces on the ground and coalition efforts to protect civilians.
  • Pursuing a diplomatic strategy aimed at resolving Syria’s civil war and Iraq’s sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shias, both of which have contributed to the rise of ISIS.

2. Work with our allies to dismantle global terror networks.

We have to stem the flow of jihadists from Europe and America to and from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. To that end, we must work with our allies to dismantle the global terror network that supplies radical jihadists with money, weapons and fighters. That means:

  • Working with European intelligence services to identify and go after enablers who help jihadists forge documents and travel undetected.
  • Targeting efforts to deal with ISIS affiliates from Libya to Afghanistan.
  • Working with tech companies to fight jihadist propaganda online, intercept ISIS communications, andtrack and analyze social media posts to stop attacks, while protecting security and privacy.

3. Harden our defenses at home.

We have to do more to identify and stop terrorists, including so-called “lone wolves,” from carrying out attacks in the United States, including:

  • Supporting first responders, law enforcement and intelligence officers with the right tools, resources, intelligence and training to prevent attacks.
  • Launching an intelligence surge to get security officials the tools they need to prevent attacks.
  • Keeping assault weapons and other tools of terror out of terrorists’ hands by allowing the FBI to stop gun sales to suspected terrorists, enacting comprehensive background checks, and keeping military-style assault weapons off our streets.
  • Supporting law enforcement to build trustful and strong relationships with American Muslim communities.

Jobs and wages

As president, Hillary will:

  • Launch our country’s boldest investments in infrastructure since the construction of our interstate highway system in the 1950s.
  • Advance our commitment to research and technology in order to create the industries and jobs of the future.
  • Establish the U.S. as the clean energy superpower of the world, with half a billion solar panels installed by the end of her first term and enough clean, renewable energy to power every home in America within 10 years of her taking office.
  • Strengthen American manufacturing with a $10 billion “Make it in America” plan.
  • Cut red tape, provide tax relief and expand access to capital for small businesses.
  • Ensure that caregiving and related services are good-paying jobs, recognizing their fundamental contributions to families and to America.
  • Pursue smarter, fairer, tougher trade policies that put U.S. job creation first and get tough on nations like China that seek to prosper at the expense of our workers. This includes opposing trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Commit to a full-employment, full-potential economy and break down barriers so that growth, jobs and prosperity are shared in every community in America.
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