Senator Robert Portman

DETAILS: Senator Robert Portman
(1955 - ) Ohio
  • United States Senate
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
  • Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
  • Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
  • Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
  • Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
  • Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
  • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
  • OH Senate
    (2011- present)
  • OH - 2 House
    (1993- 2005)
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ISSUES: Senator Robert Portman

FOR

Trade

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Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.
  • H.R.5430 To implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-113., 4 months ago
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NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


FOR

Military

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Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 5 months ago
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  • S.J.RES.68 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 44. Record Vote Number: 84., 4 weeks ago
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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

China

China’s cheaper counterfeit products and infringement on intellectual property is a national security issue. There s a call to crack down on China’s policies to protect troops from faulty machines and security breaches. TRADE: China is a focal issue when it comes to currency manipulations, poor trade policies, counterfeit goods, and theft of intellectual property. Both sides want to put pressure on China to conform to more universal and competitive trade standards.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source


FOR

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 5 months ago
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  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 3 months ago
See Voting »

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


FOR

Trade

$
Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.
  • H.R.5430 To implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-113., 4 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


FOR

Military

$
Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.68 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 44. Record Vote Number: 84., 4 weeks ago
See Voting »

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

China

China’s cheaper counterfeit products and infringement on intellectual property is a national security issue. There s a call to crack down on China’s policies to protect troops from faulty machines and security breaches. TRADE: China is a focal issue when it comes to currency manipulations, poor trade policies, counterfeit goods, and theft of intellectual property. Both sides want to put pressure on China to conform to more universal and competitive trade standards.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source


AGAINST

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies

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AGAINST Republicans

AGAINST Democrats


FOR

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 3 months ago
See Voting »

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


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers
    • $7k
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • $5k
    • Cardinal Health
    • $5k
    • Miller & Chevalier, Chtd.
    • $5k
    • THE CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES, INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES
    • $5k
    • National Assn of Health Underwriters
    • $5k
    • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
    • $3k
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • $2.5k
    • PACIFIC LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
    • $2k
    • Polsinelli PC
    • $1k
Based on the January 2020 report , next report due July 2020
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