Senator Rick Scott

DETAILS: Senator Rick Scott
(1952 - ) Florida
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Airland
  • Subcommittee on Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
  • Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather
  • Subcommittee on Security
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
  • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
  • FL Senate
    (2019- 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

Education Funding

Despite rhetoric, the proposed Democrat and Republican spending bills do not scrap or over-inflate programs. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2019/09/education-funding-congress-democrats-republicans-comparison.html“>source</a>

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FOR Republicans

In general, the current republican spending bill does not change funding for projects that the party does not support, and it does not overinflate the spending for what they do support.

FOR Democrats

Democrats increase the proposed spending bill in response to the concern for underpaid teacher. The proposed bill does not change funding for projects that the party does not support, and it does not over-inflate the spending for what they do support. They also want to strengthen the Department of Education and close down for-profit schools that do not adequately prepare students for the workforce.

LOBBYISTS:

AGAINST

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

AGAINST

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

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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

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.

AGAINST

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

FOR

Education Funding

Despite rhetoric, the proposed Democrat and Republican spending bills do not scrap or over-inflate programs. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2019/09/education-funding-congress-democrats-republicans-comparison.html“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

In general, the current republican spending bill does not change funding for projects that the party does not support, and it does not overinflate the spending for what they do support.

FOR Democrats

Democrats increase the proposed spending bill in response to the concern for underpaid teacher. The proposed bill does not change funding for projects that the party does not support, and it does not over-inflate the spending for what they do support. They also want to strengthen the Department of Education and close down for-profit schools that do not adequately prepare students for the workforce.

LOBBYISTS:

AGAINST

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

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • BGR Government Affairs
    • $15.7k
    • Public Policy Management Group
    • $15k
    • BALLARD PARTNERS
    • $14.8k
    • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    • $12.7k
    • Miller Strategies, LLC
    • $11k
    • NextEra Energy, Inc.
    • $11k
    • Altria Client Services LLC
    • $10.5k
    • Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A.
    • $10k
    • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
    • $10k
    • AMERICAN PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION fka PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURERS
    • $10k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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