Senator Cory Booker

DETAILS: Senator Cory Booker
(1969 - ) New Jersey
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
  • Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
  • Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
  • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • NJ Senate
    (2013- present)
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Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    Health Care

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    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

    LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    Voting

    There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

    FOR Democrats

    For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source

    LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      Cannabis

      As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. source

      DETAILS:

      AGAINST Republicans

      The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

      FOR Democrats

      The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

      LOBBYISTS:


        FOR

        Housing

        $
        Republicans and Democrats both support home ownership and making sure the abuses that led to the housing crisis never happen again.

        DETAILS:

        FOR Republicans

        Republicans do not feel government regulation is a solution. They want better guidelines to stop predatory loan agreements, promote responsibility for affordable agreements to both buyers and lenders, and end lending quotas that lead to poor company lending choices. source

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats are focused on expanding the funding for the National Housing Trust Fund and the Neighborhood Stabilization program. They want to increase federal and state programs to reduce homelessness and restructuring housing market policies. source

        LOBBYISTS:


        FOR

        Impeachment

        House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

        DETAILS:

        AGAINST Republicans

        Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

        LOBBYISTS:


          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

          LOBBYISTS:


          FOR

          Voting

          There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

          DETAILS:

          AGAINST Republicans

          Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

          FOR Democrats

          For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source

          LOBBYISTS:


            FOR

            Cannabis

            As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. source

            DETAILS:

            AGAINST Republicans

            The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

            FOR Democrats

            The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

            LOBBYISTS:


              FOR

              Housing

              $
              Republicans and Democrats both support home ownership and making sure the abuses that led to the housing crisis never happen again.

              DETAILS:

              FOR Republicans

              Republicans do not feel government regulation is a solution. They want better guidelines to stop predatory loan agreements, promote responsibility for affordable agreements to both buyers and lenders, and end lending quotas that lead to poor company lending choices. source

              FOR Democrats

              Democrats are focused on expanding the funding for the National Housing Trust Fund and the Neighborhood Stabilization program. They want to increase federal and state programs to reduce homelessness and restructuring housing market policies. source

              LOBBYISTS:


              DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
                • Company
                • Amount
                • PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
                • $122.1k
                • Public Service Enterprise Group
                • $29.5k
                • General Motors Company
                • $25k
                • Davis, Polk & Wardwell, LLP
                • $25k
                • United Airlines, Inc.
                • $25k
                • PEPSICO, INC
                • $20k
                • National Association of Broadcasters
                • $19.9k
                • The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
                • $15k
                • Anheuser-Busch Companies
                • $10k
                • INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S ASSOCIATION, AFL-CIO
                • $9.5k
              Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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