Rep. Joe Barton

DETAILS: Rep. Joe Barton
(1949 - )
    • TX - 6 House
      (1985- 2019)
    NEWS: Rep. Joe Barton
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    Rep. Joe Barton received from Honeywell International: $2k, Lockheed Martin: $2k, Twenty-First Century Group: $2k, plus $3k from others on Military
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    Rep. Joe Barton received from Vistra Energy: $4.7k, Ecolab Inc: $2.5k, National Beer Wholesalers Assn: $2.5k, plus $15.5k from others on Taxes
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    Rep. Joe Barton received from Vistra Energy: $4.7k, Amgen Inc: $2.5k, Ecolab Inc: $2.5k, plus $13k from others on Trade
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    ISSUES: Rep. Joe Barton

    FOR

    Terror Organizations

    There is an ongoing controversy in how terror organizations like ISIS should be handled.

    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


    FOR

    Military

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    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

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    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.

    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


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    Immigration

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    The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source


    AGAINST

    LGBTQ

    The LBGTQ community faces discrimination by some businesses and institutions based on traditional family ideals and religious views. These views have continued to evolve rapidly in the past decade, and there is a shift toward bipartisan support of protections of LGBTQ individuals among voters. source

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    There is a rise in republican voter interest in protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals. Over half support extra protections to avoid discrimination in workplaces, businesses, and attaining housing. The protection of businesses and institutions based on religious grounds is weakening as religious views evolve. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source


    FOR

    Terror Organizations

    There is an ongoing controversy in how terror organizations like ISIS should be handled.

    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


    FOR

    Military

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    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.

    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

    Immigration

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    The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source


    AGAINST

    LGBTQ

    The LBGTQ community faces discrimination by some businesses and institutions based on traditional family ideals and religious views. These views have continued to evolve rapidly in the past decade, and there is a shift toward bipartisan support of protections of LGBTQ individuals among voters. source

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    There is a rise in republican voter interest in protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals. Over half support extra protections to avoid discrimination in workplaces, businesses, and attaining housing. The protection of businesses and institutions based on religious grounds is weakening as religious views evolve. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source


    DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
      • Company
      • Amount
      • TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (TMA)
      • $75k
      • Comcast Corporation
      • $15k
      • AT&T Services, Inc. and its affiliates
      • $5.5k
      • ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION
      • $5k
      • Vistra Energy
      • $4.7k
      • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
      • $3.5k
      • Exelon Business Services, LLC
      • $3.5k
      • National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
      • $3k
      • The Friedkin Group, Inc.
      • $2.7k
      • BGR Government Affairs
      • $2.5k
    Based on the July 2019 report , next report due January 2020