Senator Charles Schumer

DETAILS: Senator Charles Schumer
(1950 - ) New York
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  • NY Senate
    (1999- present)
  • NY - 9 House
    (1993- 1999)
  • NY - 10 House
    (1983- 1993)
  • NY - 16 House
    (1981- 1983)
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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. 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.

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Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

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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

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Border Wall

Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. source

AGAINST Democrats

Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. source

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.

AGAINST

Border Wall

Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. source

AGAINST Democrats

Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. source

FOR

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

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

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • AT&T Services, Inc. and its affiliates
    • $25k
    • New York Life Insurance Company
    • $20k
    • UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION
    • $20k
    • Investment Company Institute
    • $18.5k
    • AFLAC INCORPORATED
    • $17.5k
    • NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
    • $16k
    • Altria Client Services LLC
    • $15k
    • Anthem, Inc.
    • $15k
    • Amgen, Inc.
    • $15k
    • American Health Care Association
    • $15k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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