Senator Chris Coons

DETAILS: Senator Chris Coons
(1963 - ) Delaware
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Select Committee on Ethics
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
  • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
  • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
  • Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
  • Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on the Constitution
  • Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • DE Senate
    (2010- present)

ISSUES: Senator Chris Coons

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans "share the desire to end gun violence in this country, and in many ways, “universal background checks” sound like a reasonable, commonsense step to make us safer. But in reality, the Democrat proposals do nothing to decrease gun violence. Not only are their proposals duplicative, but they could very well be used to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." https://www.gop.gov/member-issue/preventing-mass-shootings/ See More»

FOR Democrats

"Democrats believe that we can reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. We believe we should expand and strengthen background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm – because it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s license. We believe we should ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of terrorists (whether they be domestic or foreign), domestic abusers, other violent criminals, or those who have shown signs of danger toward themselves or others. And we believe we should treat gun violence as the deadly public health crisis it is." https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/the-issues/preventing-gun-violence/ See More»

FOR

Taxes

Individual and corporate tax rate changes.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 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., 3 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth. They also believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending. Republicans generally oppose the estate tax. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality by making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay the highest amount in taxes. They also support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans "share the desire to end gun violence in this country, and in many ways, “universal background checks” sound like a reasonable, commonsense step to make us safer. But in reality, the Democrat proposals do nothing to decrease gun violence. Not only are their proposals duplicative, but they could very well be used to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." https://www.gop.gov/member-issue/preventing-mass-shootings/ See More»

FOR Democrats

"Democrats believe that we can reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. We believe we should expand and strengthen background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm – because it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s license. We believe we should ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of terrorists (whether they be domestic or foreign), domestic abusers, other violent criminals, or those who have shown signs of danger toward themselves or others. And we believe we should treat gun violence as the deadly public health crisis it is." https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/the-issues/preventing-gun-violence/ See More»

FOR

Taxes

Individual and corporate tax rate changes.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 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., 3 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth. They also believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending. Republicans generally oppose the estate tax. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality by making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay the highest amount in taxes. They also support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. (Wikipedia) See More»

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • K&L Gates, LLP
    • $25.1k
    • AbbVie, Inc.
    • $25k
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • $21.5k
    • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
    • $20k
    • Amgen, Inc.
    • $19.5k
    • ALSTON & BIRD LLP
    • $19.5k
    • Merck & Co, Inc.
    • $18.5k
    • National Association of Broadcasters
    • $18k
    • SLM Corporation
    • $17k
    • BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    • $17k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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