Senator Mitch McConnell

DETAILS: Senator Mitch McConnell
(1942 - ) Kentucky
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
  • Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
  • Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
  • Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Department of Defense
  • Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  • KY Senate
    (1985- present)
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FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

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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

Border Wall

Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. source

AGAINST Democrats

Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. source

AGAINST

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

AGAINST

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.

FOR

Border Wall

Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. source

AGAINST Democrats

Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. source

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
    • $1.1m
    • VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION
    • $115k
    • U.S. BANCORP (formerly filed as U.S. BANK)
    • $54.5k
    • Amgen, Inc.
    • $52.5k
    • Select Medical Holdings Corporation
    • $37.3k
    • BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK, LLP
    • $33.8k
    • Altria Client Services LLC
    • $32.4k
    • Navigators Global LLC (Formerly DC Navigators, LLC)
    • $31.5k
    • UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE)
    • $27.5k
    • Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    • $26k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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