Senator Joni Ernst

DETAILS: Senator Joni Ernst
(1970 - ) Iowa
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
  • Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
  • Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
  • Subcommittee on SeaPower
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
  • 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
  • IA Senate
    (2015- present)
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ISSUES: Senator Joni Ernst

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.
  • 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., 4 weeks ago
See Voting »

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.
  • 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., 4 weeks 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., 4 weeks 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., 1 month ago
See Voting »
  • 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.
  • Signed by President., 4 weeks 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

Trade

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Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.
  • H.R.5430 To implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S220, S224-234), 2 days ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


AGAINST

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted for impeachment on December 18, 2019. 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 of President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


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


AGAINST

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted for impeachment on December 18, 2019. 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 of President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


FOR

Military

$
Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • 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., 4 weeks ago
See Voting »

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.
  • 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., 4 weeks 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., 4 weeks 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., 1 month ago
See Voting »
  • 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.
  • Signed by President., 4 weeks 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

Trade

$
Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.
  • H.R.5430 To implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S220, S224-234), 2 days ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. 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


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Leidos Inc
    • $54.8k
    • Poet LLC
    • $30k
    • Growth Energy
    • $20k
    • Charter Communications
    • $15k
    • Comcast Corporation
    • $15k
    • American Bankers Assn
    • $15k
    • BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY (formerly MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company)
    • $15k
    • NATSO, Inc.
    • $14k
    • ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC
    • $12.5k
    • National Assn of Convenience Stores
    • $12.5k
Based on the July 2019 report , next report due January 2020
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