Senator Angus King

DETAILS: Senator Angus King
(1944 - ) Maine
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Airland
  • Subcommittee on SeaPower
  • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on National Parks
  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
  • Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  • ME Senate
    (2013- present)
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NEUTRAL

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.govtrack.us/congress/oversight/1-census-2020-citizenship“>source</a>

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FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

NEUTRAL

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans stand for the second amendment right for a private citizen to keep and bear arms. They believe a person should not be restricted without due process of law. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats respect the rights of individual gun owners. Their focus is taking war weapons off the streets, making gun makers and sellers liable for irresponsible sales, and making weapons harder to attain by terrorists. source

NEUTRAL

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 708 Reported to House. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment inserting the text of Rules Committee Print 116-38, in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate., 3 days ago
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DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

NEUTRAL

Immigration

The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

AGAINST Democrats

Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source

NEUTRAL

Muslim

Muslims in society have undergone discrimination over the years due to coverage if Islamic terrorist. Both parties’ voting pools are warming up to Muslims in their party, but both still experience discrimination and discomfort on both sides. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.pewforum.org/2017/07/26/how-the-u-s-general-public-views-muslims-and-islam/“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While national security is a concern, the republican party platform places high focus on the fact Muslim citizens have a right to protection of basic rights and religious freedom. source

FOR Democrats

While national security is a concern, the democratic party platform places high focus on the fact Muslim citizens have a right to protection of basic rights and religious freedom. source

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
    • $29k
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • $20.5k
    • American Hotel & Lodging Association
    • $20k
    • International Franchise Association
    • $20k
    • Honeywell International
    • $17.5k
    • American Association for Justice
    • $17.5k
    • AICPA Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
    • $17.5k
    • LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    • $17k
    • UNITED ASSN OF JOURNEYMEN & APPRENTICES OF THE PLUMBING & PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY
    • $15k
    • NATIONAL MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNCIL, INC.
    • $15k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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