Senator Michael Bennet

DETAILS: Senator Michael Bennet
(1964 - ) Colorado
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
  • Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
  • Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
  • CO Senate
    (2009- present)
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ISSUES: Senator Michael Bennet

FOR

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

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

LOBBYISTS:


FOR

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.

LOBBYISTS:


    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: Not Voting
    • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
    • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/28/2019-9:02am
    • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Not Voting
    • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
    • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
    • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
    • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Not Voting
    • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
    • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
    • 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.
    • Conference report H. Rept. 116-333 filed., 2 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: No
    • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
    • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
    • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
    • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Not Voting
    • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
    • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Not Voting
    • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
    • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
    • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
    • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
    • 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: Yes
    • 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., 2 weeks 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

    LOBBYISTS:

    • Michael Bennet received $14k donation from Raytheon Company on Environmental Regulation

    • Michael Bennet received $10k donation from National Association of Realtors on Environmental Regulation

    • Michael Bennet received $5k donation from Honeywell International on Environmental Regulation


    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: Not Voting
    • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
    • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/28/2019-9:02am
    • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Not Voting
    • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
    • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
    • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
    • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Not Voting
    • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
    • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
    • 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.
    • Conference report H. Rept. 116-333 filed., 2 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.

    LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    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

    LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      Health Care

      $
      There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

      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

      LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      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.

      LOBBYISTS:


        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: Not Voting
        • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
        • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
        • 06/28/2019-9:02am
        • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Not Voting
        • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
        • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
        • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
        • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Not Voting
        • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
        • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
        • 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.
        • Conference report H. Rept. 116-333 filed., 2 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: No
        • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
        • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
        • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
        • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Not Voting
        • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
        • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Not Voting
        • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
        • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
        • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
        • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
        • 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: Yes
        • 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., 2 weeks 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

        LOBBYISTS:

        • Michael Bennet received $14k donation from Raytheon Company on Environmental Regulation

        • Michael Bennet received $10k donation from National Association of Realtors on Environmental Regulation

        • Michael Bennet received $5k donation from Honeywell International on Environmental Regulation


        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: Not Voting
        • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
        • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
        • 06/28/2019-9:02am
        • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Not Voting
        • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
        • VOTE: On the Amendment: Not Voting
        • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
        • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Not Voting
        • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
        • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
        • 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.
        • Conference report H. Rept. 116-333 filed., 2 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.

        LOBBYISTS:


        FOR

        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

        LOBBYISTS:


          DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
            • Company
            • Amount
            • Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
            • $16.3k
            • Raytheon Company
            • $14k
            • American College of Emergency Physicians
            • $13k
            • Investment Company Institute
            • $11k
            • AbbVie, Inc.
            • $11k
            • BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK, LLP
            • $10.1k
            • Humana, Inc.
            • $10k
            • Merck & Co, Inc.
            • $10k
            • DISH Network, LLC
            • $10k
            • UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION
            • $10k
          Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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