Senator Thad Cochran

DETAILS: Senator Thad Cochran
(1937 - )
    • MS Senate
      (1979- 2018)
    • MS - 4 House
      (1973- 1979)
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    ISSUES: Senator Thad Cochran

    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.

    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

    Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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    Fighting discrimination and fighting the limiting of personal rights.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Both sides are against discrimination and bias against any individual.

    FOR Democrats

    Both sides are against discrimination and bias against any individual.


    FOR

    Online Privacy

    As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source


    AGAINST

    Real Estate and Land Use

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    Land-use restrictions and the use of public lands.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans favor more lenient land use restrictions.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor more strict land use restrictions.


    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


    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

    Real Estate and Land Use

    $
    Land-use restrictions and the use of public lands.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans favor more lenient land use restrictions.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor more strict land use restrictions.


    FOR

    Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    $
    Fighting discrimination and fighting the limiting of personal rights.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Both sides are against discrimination and bias against any individual.

    FOR Democrats

    Both sides are against discrimination and bias against any individual.


    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


    FOR

    Online Privacy

    As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source


    DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
      • Company
      • Amount
      • Leidos Inc
      • $11k
      • MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
      • $7.5k
      • MACANDREWS SOUTH CORPORATION
      • $7.5k
      • Lockheed Martin
      • $5k
      • Maersk, Inc.
      • $5k
      • National Turkey Federation
      • $5k
      • Raytheon Company
      • $5k
      • Huntington Ingalls Industries Incorporated
      • $5k
      • Entergy Services, LLC
      • $5k
      • American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists
      • $5k
    Based on the January 2020 report , next report due July 2020