Senator Bill Cassidy

DETAILS: Senator Bill Cassidy
(1957 - ) Louisiana
  • United States Senate
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Subcommittee on Health Care
  • Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
  • Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
  • Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
  • Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
  • Subcommittee on Children and Families
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • LA Senate
    (2015- present)
  • LA - 6 House
    (2009- 2015)
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FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

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FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly. See More»

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Health Care

There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2019/10/22/republicans-have-a-health-plan--finally/#280b84667f55“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2018/07/16/what-is-medicare-for-all/#75eb17dcbd0b“>source</a> See More»

FOR

Paid Leave

Both parties support giving a new parent 12+ weeks paid leave to take care of their newborn. 84% of voters in both parties support this measure. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/pl-us-action-presidential-candidates-increasingly-include-paid-family-and-medical-leave-proposals-in-platforms-1028685945“>source</a> <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/benefits-leave/fmla“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth multiple bills in recent times to give paid leave and tax credits to new mothers. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article237336659.html“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Most democrats and nearly every 2020 candidate support providing financial relief and paid leave to new mothers. A few also support expanding into medical leave as well. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/benefits-leave/fmla“>source</a> <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.vox.com/2019/3/22/18220998/kirsten-gillibrand-paid-family-leave“>source</a> <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/10/7/20902697/paid-family-leave-kamala-harris“>source</a> See More»

AGAINST

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus. See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term. See More»

AGAINST

Taxes

One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: No
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 4 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/fight-for-economic-fairness-and-against-inequality/“>source</a> See More»

AGAINST

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus. See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term. See More»

FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly. See More»

FOR

Health Care

There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2019/10/22/republicans-have-a-health-plan--finally/#280b84667f55“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2018/07/16/what-is-medicare-for-all/#75eb17dcbd0b“>source</a> See More»

FOR

Paid Leave

Both parties support giving a new parent 12+ weeks paid leave to take care of their newborn. 84% of voters in both parties support this measure. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/pl-us-action-presidential-candidates-increasingly-include-paid-family-and-medical-leave-proposals-in-platforms-1028685945“>source</a> <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/benefits-leave/fmla“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth multiple bills in recent times to give paid leave and tax credits to new mothers. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article237336659.html“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Most democrats and nearly every 2020 candidate support providing financial relief and paid leave to new mothers. A few also support expanding into medical leave as well. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/benefits-leave/fmla“>source</a> <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.vox.com/2019/3/22/18220998/kirsten-gillibrand-paid-family-leave“>source</a> <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/10/7/20902697/paid-family-leave-kamala-harris“>source</a> See More»

AGAINST

Taxes

One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: No
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 4 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf“>source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/fight-for-economic-fairness-and-against-inequality/“>source</a> See More»

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
    • $25k
    • Adams and Reese, LLP
    • $23.3k
    • Jones Walker, LLP
    • $20.2k
    • VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION
    • $17.5k
    • New York Life Insurance Company
    • $17.5k
    • Amgen, Inc.
    • $17k
    • Entergy Services, LLC
    • $17k
    • MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
    • $15k
    • National Association of Spine Specialists
    • $14.5k
    • 3M Company
    • $13.5k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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