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Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)  

Experience: NH Attorney General, 2004-2009
Committees: Armed Services, Commerce, Science and Transportation, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Aging
Residence: Nashua
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: BA Penn. St. University, Villanova University School of Law


Position on the Issues

Economy, Budget & Taxes:

"She would also like to see taxes on capital gains and personal income rolled back. She said she is willing to work  behind the scenes to achieve those goals."
-Foster's Daily Democrat, August 19, 2010

National Security & Foreign Policy:

Ayotte "called on the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to support the New Hampshire National Guard’s Deployment Cycle Support Program"

Health Care:

"voted for a key measure to move forward on a full repeal of the federal takeover of health care"

"One way Ayotte wants to cut the deficit is repeal the $900 billion health care reform bill. She noted many components don't kick in until after the presidential election in 2012."
-Foster's Daily Democrat, August 19, 2010

Energy & Environment:

"Encouraging new nuclear power plants...will create jobs and prevent the country from 'continuing to buy oil from  people who hate us,' she said."
-Foster's Daily Democrat, August 19, 2010

Social Issues:


Interest Group Ratings
  • In 2012 Planned Parenthood gave Ayotte a grade of 0.
  • In 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Ayotte a grade of 0%
  • In 2011 National Right to Life Committee gave Ayotte a grade of 100%
  • In 2011 the American Farm Bureau Federation gave Ayotte a grade of 20%
  • In 2011 the National Taxpayers Union gave Ayotte a grade of 91%
  • In 2011 the National Federation of Independent Business gave Ayotte a grade of 88%
  • In 2011 the National Small Business Association gave Ayotte a grade of 50%
  • In 2011 the National Education Association gave Ayotte a grade of F.
  • In 2011 Environment America gave Ayotte a grade of 45%
  • In 2011 the League of Conservation Voters gave Ayotte a grade of 18%
  • In 2011 Gun Owners of America gave Ayotte a grade of 75%
  • In 2010 the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund gave Ayotte a grade of A.
  • In 2011 AFL-CIO gave Ayotte a grade of 11%
  • In 2011 Vietnam Veterans of America gave Ayotte a grade of 50%



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The Live Free or Die Alliance will continue to update this official's page with new sponsored bills and final votes on pieces of legislation throughout the current legislative session.

Voting Record:

  • Voted against HR 4348: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act - Makes changes and reforms to federal transportation spending
  • Voted for HR 3606: Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act - Encourages funding of small businesses by easing various securities regulations
  • Voted for HR 3630: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 - Extends unenmployment benefits, payroll tax cut, TANF, job incentives for small businesses, and more.
  • Voted for HR 3078: United States-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
  • Voted for HR 3079: Panama-United States Trade Promotion Agreement
  • Voted for HR 3080: South Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement
  • Voted for HR 1249: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act - Changes US patent issuance from "first to invent" to "first inventor to file"
  • Voted against S 365: Budget Control Act of 2011 - raising the debt ceiling and enacting budget cuts
  • Voted for HR 514: Extending certain expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005
  • Voted for 2011 Budget Bills HR 1 and HR 1473

Sponsored Legislation:

  • Cosponsored S 982: Detaining Terrorists to Secure America Act of 2011






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Contact Information

DC Office:
188 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3324

NH Office:
41 Hooksett Road, Unit 2
Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: 603-622-7979

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