Senator Roger Wicker

DETAILS: Senator Roger Wicker
(1951 - ) Mississippi
  • United States Senate
  • Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Joint Committee on Printing
  • 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 Aviation and Space
  • 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 Environment and Public Works
  • Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
  • Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  • MS Senate
    (2007- present)
  • MS - 1 House
    (1995- 2007)
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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
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • 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.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago
  • 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: Yes
  • 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., 3 weeks ago
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 12/11/2019-5:01pm
  • 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.
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House., 4 days 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


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.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • 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.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago

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

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is the government-supported execution of a criminal. There is an ongoing controversy as to whether the death penalty should remain an option in the criminal justice system.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-4:18pm
  • VOTE: On Overriding the Veto: Yes
  • 10/17/2019-5:46pm
  • S.J.RES.54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 36. Record Vote Number: 325., 2 months ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While many support the choice of the states and the execution of violent criminals, there is a shift in favor of abolishing capital punishment in recent years. This is particularly true for various conservative groups, who view it as murder and share concerns about costs and the number of innocents sent to death row. source

AGAINST Democrats

Since about 2016, Democrats have increasingly opposed the death penalty because it’s morally seen as murder, and new technology has proven various people on death row were unjustly convicted. The party favors improving rehabilitation measures and CSI technology. source


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.


AGAINST

Cash Bail Reform

Cash bail is the cash collateral people pay to get out of jail until their hearing date. Often for lower income individuals, this means being beholden to a bail bondsman. The options also have their own drawbacks, so there is no clear-cut solution. source
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-4:18pm
  • VOTE: On Overriding the Veto: Yes
  • 10/17/2019-5:46pm
  • S.J.RES.54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 36. Record Vote Number: 325., 2 months ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP resists abolishing and reducing cash bail because of concerns over the mandatory release of certain criminals, including domestic abuse offenders. They are concerned the proposed reforms favor the criminals over the victims. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel the current system works against certain groups and low-income Americans. There is a split on the method of reform. Some wish to change or reduce the current system costs to the person. Others want to abolish cash bail completely. source


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
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • 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.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago
  • 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: Yes
  • 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., 3 weeks ago
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 12/11/2019-5:01pm
  • 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.
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House., 4 days 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


FOR

Military

$
Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 09/18/2019-10:16pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 06/28/2019-9:02am
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-5:53pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-4:29pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 06/27/2019-3:50pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/24/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Yes
  • 06/19/2019-8:53pm
  • 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.
  • Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1790 presented in Senate. (CR S7019), 4 days ago

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

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.


FOR

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is the government-supported execution of a criminal. There is an ongoing controversy as to whether the death penalty should remain an option in the criminal justice system.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-4:18pm
  • VOTE: On Overriding the Veto: Yes
  • 10/17/2019-5:46pm
  • S.J.RES.54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 36. Record Vote Number: 325., 2 months ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While many support the choice of the states and the execution of violent criminals, there is a shift in favor of abolishing capital punishment in recent years. This is particularly true for various conservative groups, who view it as murder and share concerns about costs and the number of innocents sent to death row. source

AGAINST Democrats

Since about 2016, Democrats have increasingly opposed the death penalty because it’s morally seen as murder, and new technology has proven various people on death row were unjustly convicted. The party favors improving rehabilitation measures and CSI technology. source


AGAINST

Cash Bail Reform

Cash bail is the cash collateral people pay to get out of jail until their hearing date. Often for lower income individuals, this means being beholden to a bail bondsman. The options also have their own drawbacks, so there is no clear-cut solution. source
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-4:18pm
  • VOTE: On Overriding the Veto: Yes
  • 10/17/2019-5:46pm
  • S.J.RES.54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 36. Record Vote Number: 325., 2 months ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP resists abolishing and reducing cash bail because of concerns over the mandatory release of certain criminals, including domestic abuse offenders. They are concerned the proposed reforms favor the criminals over the victims. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel the current system works against certain groups and low-income Americans. There is a split on the method of reform. Some wish to change or reduce the current system costs to the person. Others want to abolish cash bail completely. source


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • BGR Government Affairs
    • $33.8k
    • Adams and Reese, LLP
    • $27k
    • National Multifamily Housing Council
    • $25k
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • $24k
    • New York Life Insurance Company
    • $24k
    • Honeywell International
    • $22.5k
    • AT&T Services, Inc. and its affiliates
    • $21.5k
    • Raytheon Company
    • $21.5k
    • National Assn of Broadcasters
    • $21k
    • BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY
    • $21k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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