Senator John Kennedy

DETAILS: Senator John Kennedy
(1951 - ) Louisiana
  • United States Senate
  • 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 Department of Homeland Security
  • Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Economic Policy
  • Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
  • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • LA Senate
    (2017- present)
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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.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Not Voting
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: No
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • 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., 3 weeks ago
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 12/11/2019-5:01pm
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House., 4 days ago
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

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.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Not Voting
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago

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

Climate Change

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There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source


AGAINST

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.


AGAINST

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.


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.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Not Voting
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: No
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • 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., 3 weeks ago
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 12/11/2019-5:01pm
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House., 4 days ago
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

Military

$
Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Not Voting
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago

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

Climate Change

$
There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Raytheon Company
    • $792.6k
    • General Electric Company (including subsidiaries)
    • $251k
    • AT&T Services, Inc. and its affiliates
    • $152k
    • FMR LLC
    • $25k
    • Comcast Corporation
    • $25k
    • Amedisys Inc
    • $21.5k
    • UBS AMERICAS, INC.
    • $15k
    • UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE)
    • $13.5k
    • Jones Walker, LLP
    • $12.9k
    • Adams and Reese, LLP
    • $12.5k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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