Senator Mitt Romney

DETAILS: Senator Mitt Romney
(1947 - ) Utah
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
  • Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
  • Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
  • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
  • Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
  • Subcommittee on Children and Families
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • UT Senate
    (2019- present)
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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

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
  • 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: No
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: No
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: No
  • 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., 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:

  • Mitt Romney received $10k donation from National Association of Realtors on Environmental Regulation

  • Mitt Romney received $5k donation from Boeing Company on Environmental Regulation

  • Mitt Romney received $1k donation from Raytheon Company on Environmental Regulation


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.

LOBBYISTS:


    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

    LOBBYISTS:


      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.

      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:


        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

        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: 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: No
          • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
          • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
          • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
          • VOTE: On the Motion: No
          • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
          • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: No
          • 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., 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:

          • Mitt Romney received $10k donation from National Association of Realtors on Environmental Regulation

          • Mitt Romney received $5k donation from Boeing Company on Environmental Regulation

          • Mitt Romney received $1k donation from Raytheon Company on Environmental Regulation


          DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
            • Company
            • Amount
            • FMR LLC
            • $12k
            • American Optometric Association
            • $10.5k
            • Federation of American Hospitals
            • $10k
            • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
            • $10k
            • Dominion Energy, Inc.
            • $10k
            • National Association of Realtors
            • $10k
            • Comcast Corporation
            • $10k
            • Microsoft Corporation
            • $10k
            • BALLARD PARTNERS
            • $8.1k
            • Prime Policy Group
            • $7.7k
          Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
          CONGRESS: