Rep. John Larson

DETAILS: Rep. John Larson
(1948 - ) Connecticut
  • United States House of Representatives
  • House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
  • Subcommittee on Social Security
  • CT - 1 House
    (1999- present)
NEWS: Rep. John Larson
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ISSUES: Rep. John Larson

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.
  • 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.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.3413 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4183 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disability and pension benefits provided to members of the National Guard and members of reserve components of the Armed Forces by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1158 To authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-93., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.J.RES.76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".
  • The Chair announced that without objection, further consideration of the veto message and the joint resolution, H.J. Res. 76, would be postponed until the legislative day of July 1, 2020., 5 days ago
See Voting »
  • 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., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4761 To ensure U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, and other personnel have adequate synthetic opioid detection equipment, that the Department of Homeland Security has a process to update synthetic opioid detection capability, and for other purposes.
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.3530 To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enforce the licensure requirement for medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.708 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (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.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2382 To amend title 5, United States Code, to repeal the requirement that the United States Postal Service prepay future retirement benefits, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.3621 To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to remove adverse information for certain defaulted or delinquent private education loan borrowers who demonstrate a history of loan repayment, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.758 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5038) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 1790) 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.
  • Mr. Nadler moved to table the motion to reconsider, 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.765 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1158) to authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1865) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; and providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 761) permitting individuals to be admitted to the Hall of the House in order to obtain footage of the House in session for inclusion in the orientation film to be shown to visitors at the Capitol Visitor Center.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.397 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans, and for other purposes.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.790 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 76) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability"; and providing for proceedings during the period from January 17, 2020, through January 24, 2020.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.811 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3621) to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to remove adverse information for certain defaulted or delinquent private education loan borrowers who demonstrate a history of loan repayment, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 550) to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.266 Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-139., 1 month ago
See Voting »

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

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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., 5 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., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.713 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for proceedings during the period from November 22, 2019, through December 2, 2019; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.758 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5038) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 1790) 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.
  • Mr. Nadler moved to table the motion to reconsider, 5 months 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

Social Security

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Social security and other welfare programs are used for more than retirement. They help families and individuals avoid poverty.
  • H.R.1759 To amend title III of the Social Security Act to extend reemployment services and eligibility assessments to all claimants for unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 391., 5 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans want to uphold current social welfare programs. At the same time, they want to place a focus on helping recipients achieve independence – including improving the sources of poverty like over-regulation of business growth and private sector compassionate aid programs. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want people who make over $250,000 to pay more into the program in order to fund it. source


FOR

Terror Organizations

There is an ongoing controversy in how terror organizations like ISIS should be handled.
  • H.R.3413 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1158 To authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-93., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.1678 A bill to express United States support for Taiwan's diplomatic alliances around the world.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-135., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • 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., 7 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., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.629 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1815) to require the Securities and Exchange Commission, when developing rules and regulations about disclosures to retail investors, to conduct investor testing, including a survey and interviews of retail investors, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (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.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4761 To ensure U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, and other personnel have adequate synthetic opioid detection equipment, that the Department of Homeland Security has a process to update synthetic opioid detection capability, and for other purposes.
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4739 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to protect U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, other personnel, and canines against potential synthetic opioid exposure, and for other purposes.
  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 460., 5 days ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.646 Providing for consideration of the bill (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.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.135 To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 330., 5 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., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.713 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for proceedings during the period from November 22, 2019, through December 2, 2019; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.765 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1158) to authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1865) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; and providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 761) permitting individuals to be admitted to the Hall of the House in order to obtain footage of the House in session for inclusion in the orientation film to be shown to visitors at the Capitol Visitor Center.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1759 To amend title III of the Social Security Act to extend reemployment services and eligibility assessments to all claimants for unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 391., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.397 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans, and for other purposes.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2932 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that the needs of children are considered in homeland security planning, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs., 3 months 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., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.790 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 76) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability"; and providing for proceedings during the period from January 17, 2020, through January 24, 2020.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1140 To enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, United States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration who provide screening of all passengers and property, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.877 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1140) to enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, United States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration who provide screening of all passengers and property, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.748 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
  • POSITION STATEMENTS FOR THE RECORD - The Chair announced that all Members may have five legislative days in which to include their stated position on the voice vote on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 748, and those statements will appear in the appropriate point in the Record. Agreed to without objection., 2 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

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

Bank Regulation

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Big Banks are seen a lot like big businesses. After various issues in recent decades, it is contested exactly how much control governments should have over them.
  • H.R.4344 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek and Federal courts to grant disgorgement of unjust enrichment, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4044 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4031 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.546 Disapproving the Russian Federation's inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.150 To modernize Federal grant reporting, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-103., 5 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., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4617 To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify the obligation to report acts of foreign election influence and require implementation of compliance and reporting systems by Federal campaigns to detect and report such acts, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2339 To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.650 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4617) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify the obligation to report acts of foreign election influence and require implementation of compliance and reporting systems by Federal campaigns to detect and report such acts, and for other purposes.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.656 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2181) to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico; and providing for proceedings during the period from November 1, 2019, through November 11, 2019.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.135 To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 330., 5 months 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., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.790 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 76) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability"; and providing for proceedings during the period from January 17, 2020, through January 24, 2020.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.866 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2339) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, and for other purposes.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 3 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The regulations established by the CFPD are mostly seen as hindering the business of banking in general. The GOP focuses on regulations that protect and regulate consumer support, but otherwise prefer to return power back to the institutions. source

FOR Democrats

Oppose such large concentrations of financial power in the hands of a few banks, especially after incidents like Wells Fargo and the financial crisis of 2008. Dems support strengthening the CFPD, and there is a push to allow post offices to provide financial services. source


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.
  • 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.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.3413 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4183 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disability and pension benefits provided to members of the National Guard and members of reserve components of the Armed Forces by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1158 To authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-93., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.J.RES.76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".
  • The Chair announced that without objection, further consideration of the veto message and the joint resolution, H.J. Res. 76, would be postponed until the legislative day of July 1, 2020., 5 days ago
See Voting »
  • 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., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.4761 To ensure U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, and other personnel have adequate synthetic opioid detection equipment, that the Department of Homeland Security has a process to update synthetic opioid detection capability, and for other purposes.
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably., 2 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.3530 To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enforce the licensure requirement for medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.708 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (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.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 6 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2382 To amend title 5, United States Code, to repeal the requirement that the United States Postal Service prepay future retirement benefits, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.3621 To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to remove adverse information for certain defaulted or delinquent private education loan borrowers who demonstrate a history of loan repayment, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.758 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5038) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 1790) 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.
  • Mr. Nadler moved to table the motion to reconsider, 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.765 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1158) to authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1865) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; and providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 761) permitting individuals to be admitted to the Hall of the House in order to obtain footage of the House in session for inclusion in the orientation film to be shown to visitors at the Capitol Visitor Center.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.397 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans, and for other purposes.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.790 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 76) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability"; and providing for proceedings during the period from January 17, 2020, through January 24, 2020.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.811 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3621) to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to remove adverse information for certain defaulted or delinquent private education loan borrowers who demonstrate a history of loan repayment, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 550) to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 4 months ago
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  • H.R.266 Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-139., 1 month ago
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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

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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., 5 months ago
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  • 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., 6 months ago
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  • H.RES.713 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for proceedings during the period from November 22, 2019, through December 2, 2019; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 6 months ago
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  • H.RES.758 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5038) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 1790) 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.
  • Mr. Nadler moved to table the motion to reconsider, 5 months ago
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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

Social Security

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Social security and other welfare programs are used for more than retirement. They help families and individuals avoid poverty.
  • H.R.1759 To amend title III of the Social Security Act to extend reemployment services and eligibility assessments to all claimants for unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 391., 5 months ago
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DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans want to uphold current social welfare programs. At the same time, they want to place a focus on helping recipients achieve independence – including improving the sources of poverty like over-regulation of business growth and private sector compassionate aid programs. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want people who make over $250,000 to pay more into the program in order to fund it. source


FOR

Terror Organizations

There is an ongoing controversy in how terror organizations like ISIS should be handled.
  • H.R.3413 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs., 3 months ago
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  • H.R.1158 To authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-93., 5 months ago
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  • S.1678 A bill to express United States support for Taiwan's diplomatic alliances around the world.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-135., 2 months ago
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  • 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., 7 months ago
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  • 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., 7 months ago
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  • H.RES.629 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1815) to require the Securities and Exchange Commission, when developing rules and regulations about disclosures to retail investors, to conduct investor testing, including a survey and interviews of retail investors, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (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.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 7 months ago
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  • H.R.4761 To ensure U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, and other personnel have adequate synthetic opioid detection equipment, that the Department of Homeland Security has a process to update synthetic opioid detection capability, and for other purposes.
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably., 2 months ago
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  • H.R.4739 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to protect U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, other personnel, and canines against potential synthetic opioid exposure, and for other purposes.
  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 460., 5 days ago
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  • H.RES.646 Providing for consideration of the bill (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.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 7 months ago
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  • H.R.135 To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 330., 5 months ago
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  • 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., 6 months ago
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  • H.RES.713 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for proceedings during the period from November 22, 2019, through December 2, 2019; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 6 months ago
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  • H.RES.765 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1158) to authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1865) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; and providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 761) permitting individuals to be admitted to the Hall of the House in order to obtain footage of the House in session for inclusion in the orientation film to be shown to visitors at the Capitol Visitor Center.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 5 months ago
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  • H.R.1759 To amend title III of the Social Security Act to extend reemployment services and eligibility assessments to all claimants for unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 391., 5 months ago
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  • H.R.397 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans, and for other purposes.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390., 5 months ago
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  • H.R.2932 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that the needs of children are considered in homeland security planning, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs., 3 months ago
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  • 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., 4 months ago
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  • H.RES.790 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 76) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability"; and providing for proceedings during the period from January 17, 2020, through January 24, 2020.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 4 months ago
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  • H.R.1140 To enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, United States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration who provide screening of all passengers and property, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation., 3 months ago
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  • H.RES.877 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1140) to enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, United States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration who provide screening of all passengers and property, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 3 months ago
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  • H.R.748 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
  • POSITION STATEMENTS FOR THE RECORD - The Chair announced that all Members may have five legislative days in which to include their stated position on the voice vote on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 748, and those statements will appear in the appropriate point in the Record. Agreed to without objection., 2 months ago
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NEWS:

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

Bank Regulation

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Big Banks are seen a lot like big businesses. After various issues in recent decades, it is contested exactly how much control governments should have over them.
  • H.R.4344 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek and Federal courts to grant disgorgement of unjust enrichment, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 6 months ago
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  • H.R.4044 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate., 3 months ago
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  • H.R.4031 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works., 3 months ago
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  • H.RES.546 Disapproving the Russian Federation's inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 6 months ago
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  • H.R.150 To modernize Federal grant reporting, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-103., 5 months ago
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  • 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., 7 months ago
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  • H.R.4617 To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify the obligation to report acts of foreign election influence and require implementation of compliance and reporting systems by Federal campaigns to detect and report such acts, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration., 7 months ago
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  • H.R.2339 To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance., 3 months ago
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  • H.RES.650 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4617) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify the obligation to report acts of foreign election influence and require implementation of compliance and reporting systems by Federal campaigns to detect and report such acts, and for other purposes.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 7 months ago
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  • H.RES.656 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2181) to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico; and providing for proceedings during the period from November 1, 2019, through November 11, 2019.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 7 months ago
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  • H.R.135 To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 330., 5 months 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., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.RES.790 Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 76) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability"; and providing for proceedings during the period from January 17, 2020, through January 24, 2020.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 4 months ago
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  • H.RES.866 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2339) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, and for other purposes.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 3 months ago
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NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The regulations established by the CFPD are mostly seen as hindering the business of banking in general. The GOP focuses on regulations that protect and regulate consumer support, but otherwise prefer to return power back to the institutions. source

FOR Democrats

Oppose such large concentrations of financial power in the hands of a few banks, especially after incidents like Wells Fargo and the financial crisis of 2008. Dems support strengthening the CFPD, and there is a push to allow post offices to provide financial services. source


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (d/b/a Airlines for America)
    • $37.9k
    • Lockheed Martin
    • $36.5k
    • International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers
    • $34k
    • Raytheon Company
    • $32k
    • UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE)
    • $30k
    • NAREIT
    • $30k
    • Cigna Corporation
    • $28.5k
    • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
    • $27k
    • National Air Traffic Controllers Assn
    • $26k
    • Prudential Financial
    • $25k
Based on the January 2020 report , next report due July 2020
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