Rep. Rick Allen

DETAILS: Rep. Rick Allen
(1951 - ) Georgia
  • United States House of Representatives
  • House Committee on Agriculture
  • Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
  • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
  • House Committee on Education and Labor
  • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
  • Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
  • GA - 12 House
    (2015- present)
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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.

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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. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://thehill.com/policy/finance/453105-house-democrats-mull-bill-to-ban-facebook-cryptocurrency-project">source</a> See More»

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. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/schumer-explains-why-democrats-oppose-trumps-wall-theres-no-plan-build-it">source</a> See More»

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans "share the desire to end gun violence in this country, and in many ways, “universal background checks” sound like a reasonable, commonsense step to make us safer. But in reality, the Democrat proposals do nothing to decrease gun violence. Not only are their proposals duplicative, but they could very well be used to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." https://www.gop.gov/member-issue/preventing-mass-shootings/ See More»

FOR Democrats

"Democrats believe that we can reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. We believe we should expand and strengthen background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm – because it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s license. We believe we should ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of terrorists (whether they be domestic or foreign), domestic abusers, other violent criminals, or those who have shown signs of danger toward themselves or others. And we believe we should treat gun violence as the deadly public health crisis it is." https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/the-issues/preventing-gun-violence/ See More»

NEUTRAL

Military

  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 07/23/2019-11:29pm
  • H.R.3304 To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-53., 2 months ago
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: No
  • 10/16/2019-6:44pm
  • H.J.RES.77 Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246., 4 weeks ago
NEWS:
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. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://thehill.com/policy/finance/453105-house-democrats-mull-bill-to-ban-facebook-cryptocurrency-project">source</a> See More»

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. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/schumer-explains-why-democrats-oppose-trumps-wall-theres-no-plan-build-it">source</a> See More»

NEUTRAL

Cannabis

  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: No
  • 09/25/2019-9:42pm
  • H.R.1595 To create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 1 month ago
NEWS:
FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans "share the desire to end gun violence in this country, and in many ways, “universal background checks” sound like a reasonable, commonsense step to make us safer. But in reality, the Democrat proposals do nothing to decrease gun violence. Not only are their proposals duplicative, but they could very well be used to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." https://www.gop.gov/member-issue/preventing-mass-shootings/ See More»

FOR Democrats

"Democrats believe that we can reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. We believe we should expand and strengthen background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm – because it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s license. We believe we should ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of terrorists (whether they be domestic or foreign), domestic abusers, other violent criminals, or those who have shown signs of danger toward themselves or others. And we believe we should treat gun violence as the deadly public health crisis it is." https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/the-issues/preventing-gun-violence/ See More»

  • VOTE: On Passage: No
  • 07/25/2019-9:59pm
  • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: Yes
  • 07/25/2019-9:44pm
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: No
  • 07/23/2019-11:18pm
  • H.R.549 To designate Venezuela under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Venezuela to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary., 3 months ago
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: No
  • 09/25/2019-5:48pm
  • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question on the Amendment and the Resolution: No
  • 09/25/2019-5:37pm
  • H.RES.577 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2203) to increase transparency, accountability, and community engagement within the Department of Homeland Security, provide independent oversight of border security activities, improve training for agents and officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3525) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to establish uniform processes for medical screening of individuals interdicted between ports of entry, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 576) expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the whistleblower complaint of August 12, 2019, made to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community; and for other purposes.
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 1 month ago
  • VOTE: On Passage: No
  • 09/25/2019-10:07pm
  • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-10:00pm
  • H.R.2203 To increase transparency, accountability, and community engagement within the Department of Homeland Security, provide independent oversight of border security activities, improve training for agents and officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs., 1 month ago
DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
    • $12.5k
    • National Cotton Council
    • $12k
    • Southern Company
    • $11k
    • Cox Enterprises Inc.
    • $11k
    • Deere & Company
    • $10k
    • The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
    • $10k
    • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
    • $10k
    • ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
    • $10k
    • AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY
    • $7.5k
    • National Beer Wholesalers Association
    • $7.5k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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