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.

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. source

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.

FOR

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: Not Voting
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Not Voting
  • 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: Yes
  • 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.
  • Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment., 2 days ago
NEWS:

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

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. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

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. source

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. source source source

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. source

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.

FOR

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: Not Voting
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Not Voting
  • 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: Yes
  • 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.
  • Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment., 2 days ago
NEWS:

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

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. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

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. source

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. source source source

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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