Rep. Joe Barton

DETAILS: Rep. Joe Barton
(1949 - )
    • TX - 6 House
      (1985- 2019)
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    Rep. Bobby Rush received from National Beer Wholesalers Assn: $12.5k, International Franchise Assn: $7k, Nuclear Energy Institute: $6k, plus $30k from others on Trade
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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.

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    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

    Law Enforcement

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    Different approaches to dealing with crime.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.


    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.


    AGAINST

    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.

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    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


    AGAINST

    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


    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

    Law Enforcement

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    Different approaches to dealing with crime.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.


    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.


    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 2020 report , next report due January 2021