Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón

DETAILS: Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón
(1976 - )
  • United States House of Representatives
  • House Committee on Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
  • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  • House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
  • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Environment
  • PR - 0 House
    (2017- present)
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ISSUES: Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón

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.
  • 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.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 1 month ago
See Voting »
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.
  • H.R.3 To establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate., 1 month ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1309 To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions., 1 month ago
See Voting »

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

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is the government-supported execution of a criminal. There is an ongoing controversy as to whether the death penalty should remain an option in the criminal justice system.
  • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2181 To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1373 To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.823 To provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While many support the choice of the states and the execution of violent criminals, there is a shift in favor of abolishing capital punishment in recent years. This is particularly true for various conservative groups, who view it as murder and share concerns about costs and the number of innocents sent to death row. source

AGAINST Democrats

Since about 2016, Democrats have increasingly opposed the death penalty because it’s morally seen as murder, and new technology has proven various people on death row were unjustly convicted. The party favors improving rehabilitation measures and CSI technology. source


FOR

Terror Organizations

There is an ongoing controversy in how terror organizations like ISIS should be handled.
  • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2513 To ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, and other misconduct involving United States corporations and limited liability companies, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1309 To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions., 1 month ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1230 To amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other laws to clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions., 3 days ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support a ‘peace through strength’ approach to dealing with terrorism. They want to restore military strength and be a nuclear shield for other countries. They also call for more aggressive tactics against known terrorists. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support going after terror organizations. They focus on tactics that rely on cooperation with allies, reduces the deployment of largescale troops, and the torture of war prisoners. source


AGAINST

Cash Bail Reform

Cash bail is the cash collateral people pay to get out of jail until their hearing date. Often for lower income individuals, this means being beholden to a bail bondsman. The options also have their own drawbacks, so there is no clear-cut solution. source
  • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2181 To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1373 To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.823 To provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP resists abolishing and reducing cash bail because of concerns over the mandatory release of certain criminals, including domestic abuse offenders. They are concerned the proposed reforms favor the criminals over the victims. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel the current system works against certain groups and low-income Americans. There is a split on the method of reform. Some wish to change or reduce the current system costs to the person. Others want to abolish cash bail completely. source


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.
  • 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.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 1 month ago
See Voting »
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.
  • H.R.3 To establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate., 1 month ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1309 To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions., 1 month ago
See Voting »

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

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is the government-supported execution of a criminal. There is an ongoing controversy as to whether the death penalty should remain an option in the criminal justice system.
  • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2181 To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1373 To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.823 To provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While many support the choice of the states and the execution of violent criminals, there is a shift in favor of abolishing capital punishment in recent years. This is particularly true for various conservative groups, who view it as murder and share concerns about costs and the number of innocents sent to death row. source

AGAINST Democrats

Since about 2016, Democrats have increasingly opposed the death penalty because it’s morally seen as murder, and new technology has proven various people on death row were unjustly convicted. The party favors improving rehabilitation measures and CSI technology. source


AGAINST

Cash Bail Reform

Cash bail is the cash collateral people pay to get out of jail until their hearing date. Often for lower income individuals, this means being beholden to a bail bondsman. The options also have their own drawbacks, so there is no clear-cut solution. source
  • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2181 To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1373 To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.823 To provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 2 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP resists abolishing and reducing cash bail because of concerns over the mandatory release of certain criminals, including domestic abuse offenders. They are concerned the proposed reforms favor the criminals over the victims. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel the current system works against certain groups and low-income Americans. There is a split on the method of reform. Some wish to change or reduce the current system costs to the person. Others want to abolish cash bail completely. source


FOR

Terror Organizations

There is an ongoing controversy in how terror organizations like ISIS should be handled.
  • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2513 To ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, and other misconduct involving United States corporations and limited liability companies, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1309 To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions., 1 month ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1230 To amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other laws to clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions., 3 days ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support a ‘peace through strength’ approach to dealing with terrorism. They want to restore military strength and be a nuclear shield for other countries. They also call for more aggressive tactics against known terrorists. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support going after terror organizations. They focus on tactics that rely on cooperation with allies, reduces the deployment of largescale troops, and the torture of war prisoners. source


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