Senator Richard Blumenthal

DETAILS: Senator Richard Blumenthal
(1946 - ) Connecticut
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Airland
  • Subcommittee on SeaPower
  • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
  • Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
  • Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather
  • Subcommittee on Security
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
  • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • CT Senate
    (2011- present)
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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: No
  • 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: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 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:


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

    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.

    LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    Gun Control

    $
    How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans stand for the second amendment right for a private citizen to keep and bear arms. They believe a person should not be restricted without due process of law. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats respect the rights of individual gun owners. Their focus is taking war weapons off the streets, making gun makers and sellers liable for irresponsible sales, and making weapons harder to attain by terrorists. source

    LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    Law Enforcement

    Different approaches to dealing with crime.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.

    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: No
      • 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: Yes
      • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
      • 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:


      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

        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.

        LOBBYISTS:


        FOR

        Gun Control

        $
        How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

        DETAILS:

        AGAINST Republicans

        Republicans stand for the second amendment right for a private citizen to keep and bear arms. They believe a person should not be restricted without due process of law. source

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats respect the rights of individual gun owners. Their focus is taking war weapons off the streets, making gun makers and sellers liable for irresponsible sales, and making weapons harder to attain by terrorists. source

        LOBBYISTS:


        FOR

        Law Enforcement

        Different approaches to dealing with crime.

        DETAILS:

        FOR Republicans

        Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.

        LOBBYISTS:


          DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
            • Company
            • Amount
            • LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
            • $17k
            • NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
            • $16k
            • General Electric Company (including subsidiaries)
            • $16k
            • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
            • $15k
            • ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC.
            • $15k
            • Deloitte LLP
            • $15k
            • Charter Communications, Inc.
            • $15k
            • Oracle Corporation
            • $13.5k
            • National Association of Broadcasters
            • $13k
            • Laborers' International Union of North America
            • $12.5k
          Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
          CONGRESS: