Rep. Val Demings

DETAILS: Rep. Val Demings
(1957 - ) Florida
  • United States House of Representatives
  • House Committee on Homeland Security
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security
  • House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness
  • Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support
  • House Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
  • FL - 10 House
    (2017- present)
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FOR

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.
  • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-3:27pm
  • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-3:19pm
  • H.RES.660 Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes.
  • UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Ms. Scanlon asked unanimous consent that Mr. Cole of Oklahoma be permitted to insert the text of the amendment he would have offered had the House rejected the previous question on H. Res. 660, along with extraneous material, into the Record immediately prior to the vote on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 660. Agreed to without objection., 1 month ago

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.

LOBBYISTS:


    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 Passage: Yes
    • 06/25/2019-6:48pm
    • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
    • 06/25/2019-6:37pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/25/2019-6:18pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/25/2019-6:13pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/24/2019-11:20pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/24/2019-11:15pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/24/2019-11:10pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/24/2019-11:03pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/21/2019-3:04pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/21/2019-2:59pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/21/2019-2:55pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-11:11pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-11:07pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-11:04pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-11:01pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-10:56pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:52pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:48pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:45pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:41pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:38pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:33pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:30pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:25pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-10:21pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-10:18pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-10:14pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-10:09pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-10:05pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-10:01pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-9:58pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-9:54pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-9:50pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-9:46pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-9:43pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-9:39pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-9:35pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 06/20/2019-9:31pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 06/20/2019-9:26pm
    • VOTE: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: Yes
    • 11/19/2019-8:15pm
    • 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., 2 weeks ago
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
    • 11/19/2019-6:52pm
    • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
    • 11/19/2019-6:45pm
    • H.RES.708 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (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.
    • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 3 weeks 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

    LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    Terror Organizations

    There is an ongoing controversy in how terror organizations like ISIS should be handled.
    • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
    • 10/18/2019-3:08pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 10/18/2019-2:59pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 10/18/2019-2:53pm
    • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, 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
    • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
    • 10/22/2019-10:50pm
    • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
    • 10/22/2019-10:44pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 10/22/2019-10:24pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 10/22/2019-10:15pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 10/22/2019-10:10pm
    • H.R.2513 To ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, and other misconduct involving United States corporations and limited liability companies, 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
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
    • 10/16/2019-6:34pm
    • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
    • 10/16/2019-6:27pm
    • H.RES.629 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1815) to require the Securities and Exchange Commission, when developing rules and regulations about disclosures to retail investors, to conduct investor testing, including a survey and interviews of retail investors, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3624) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, and for other purposes.
    • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 1 month ago
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
    • 10/22/2019-5:50pm
    • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
    • 10/22/2019-5:42pm
    • H.RES.646 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2513) to ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, and other misconduct involving United States corporations and limited liability companies, and for other purposes.
    • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 1 month ago
    • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
    • 01/15/2019-8:37pm
    • H.R.135 To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
    • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably., 1 month ago
    • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
    • 11/21/2019-5:42pm
    • VOTE: Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair: Yes
    • 11/21/2019-5:35pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 11/21/2019-5:14pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 11/21/2019-5:08pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
    • 11/21/2019-5:02pm
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
    • 11/21/2019-4:56pm
    • H.R.1309 To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.
    • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions., 2 weeks ago
    • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
    • 11/20/2019-9:56pm
    • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
    • 11/20/2019-9:47pm
    • H.RES.713 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1309) to direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from November 22, 2019, through December 2, 2019; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
    • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 2 weeks ago
    NEWS:

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans support a ‘peace through strength’ approach to dealing with terrorism. They want to restore military strength and be a nuclear shield for other countries. They also call for more aggressive tactics against known terrorists. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats support going after terror organizations. They focus on tactics that rely on cooperation with allies, reduces the deployment of largescale troops, and the torture of war prisoners. source

    LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      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 Passage: Yes
      • 09/27/2019-3:03pm
      • 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., 1 month ago
      • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
      • 10/18/2019-3:08pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/18/2019-2:59pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/18/2019-2:53pm
      • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, 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
      • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
      • 10/30/2019-9:17pm
      • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
      • 10/30/2019-9:10pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/30/2019-8:51pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/30/2019-8:45pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/30/2019-8:39pm
      • H.R.2181 To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.
      • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month ago
      • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
      • 10/30/2019-10:02pm
      • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
      • 10/30/2019-9:54pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/30/2019-9:34pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/30/2019-9:29pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/30/2019-9:24pm
      • H.R.1373 To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.
      • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month ago
      • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
      • 10/31/2019-4:20pm
      • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
      • 10/31/2019-4:14pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/31/2019-3:49pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/31/2019-3:40pm
      • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
      • 10/31/2019-3:35pm
      • H.R.823 To provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
      • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month 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

      LOBBYISTS:


        AGAINST

        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 Passage: Yes
        • 09/27/2019-3:03pm
        • 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., 1 month ago
        • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
        • 10/18/2019-3:08pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/18/2019-2:59pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/18/2019-2:53pm
        • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, 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
        • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
        • 10/30/2019-9:17pm
        • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
        • 10/30/2019-9:10pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/30/2019-8:51pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/30/2019-8:45pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/30/2019-8:39pm
        • H.R.2181 To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.
        • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month ago
        • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
        • 10/30/2019-10:02pm
        • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
        • 10/30/2019-9:54pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/30/2019-9:34pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/30/2019-9:29pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/30/2019-9:24pm
        • H.R.1373 To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.
        • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month ago
        • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
        • 10/31/2019-4:20pm
        • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
        • 10/31/2019-4:14pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
        • 10/31/2019-3:49pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/31/2019-3:40pm
        • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
        • 10/31/2019-3:35pm
        • H.R.823 To provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
        • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month 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

        LOBBYISTS:


          FOR

          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.
          • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
          • 10/31/2019-3:27pm
          • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
          • 10/31/2019-3:19pm
          • H.RES.660 Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes.
          • UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Ms. Scanlon asked unanimous consent that Mr. Cole of Oklahoma be permitted to insert the text of the amendment he would have offered had the House rejected the previous question on H. Res. 660, along with extraneous material, into the Record immediately prior to the vote on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 660. Agreed to without objection., 1 month ago

          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.

          LOBBYISTS:


            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 Passage: Yes
            • 06/25/2019-6:48pm
            • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
            • 06/25/2019-6:37pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/25/2019-6:18pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/25/2019-6:13pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/24/2019-11:20pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/24/2019-11:15pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/24/2019-11:10pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/24/2019-11:03pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/21/2019-3:04pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/21/2019-2:59pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/21/2019-2:55pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-11:11pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-11:07pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-11:04pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-11:01pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-10:56pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:52pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:48pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:45pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:41pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:38pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:33pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:30pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:25pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-10:21pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-10:18pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-10:14pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-10:09pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-10:05pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-10:01pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-9:58pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-9:54pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-9:50pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-9:46pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-9:43pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-9:39pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-9:35pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 06/20/2019-9:31pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 06/20/2019-9:26pm
            • VOTE: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: Yes
            • 11/19/2019-8:15pm
            • 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., 2 weeks ago
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
            • 11/19/2019-6:52pm
            • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
            • 11/19/2019-6:45pm
            • H.RES.708 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (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.
            • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 3 weeks 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

            LOBBYISTS:


            FOR

            Terror Organizations

            There is an ongoing controversy in how terror organizations like ISIS should be handled.
            • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
            • 10/18/2019-3:08pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 10/18/2019-2:59pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 10/18/2019-2:53pm
            • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, 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
            • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
            • 10/22/2019-10:50pm
            • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
            • 10/22/2019-10:44pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 10/22/2019-10:24pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 10/22/2019-10:15pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 10/22/2019-10:10pm
            • H.R.2513 To ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, and other misconduct involving United States corporations and limited liability companies, 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
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
            • 10/16/2019-6:34pm
            • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
            • 10/16/2019-6:27pm
            • H.RES.629 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1815) to require the Securities and Exchange Commission, when developing rules and regulations about disclosures to retail investors, to conduct investor testing, including a survey and interviews of retail investors, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3624) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, and for other purposes.
            • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 1 month ago
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
            • 10/22/2019-5:50pm
            • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
            • 10/22/2019-5:42pm
            • H.RES.646 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2513) to ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, and other misconduct involving United States corporations and limited liability companies, and for other purposes.
            • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 1 month ago
            • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
            • 01/15/2019-8:37pm
            • H.R.135 To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
            • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably., 1 month ago
            • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
            • 11/21/2019-5:42pm
            • VOTE: Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair: Yes
            • 11/21/2019-5:35pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 11/21/2019-5:14pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 11/21/2019-5:08pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
            • 11/21/2019-5:02pm
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
            • 11/21/2019-4:56pm
            • H.R.1309 To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.
            • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions., 2 weeks ago
            • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Resolution: Yes
            • 11/20/2019-9:56pm
            • VOTE: On Ordering the Previous Question: Yes
            • 11/20/2019-9:47pm
            • H.RES.713 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1309) to direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from November 22, 2019, through December 2, 2019; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
            • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection., 2 weeks ago
            NEWS:

            DETAILS:

            FOR Republicans

            Republicans support a ‘peace through strength’ approach to dealing with terrorism. They want to restore military strength and be a nuclear shield for other countries. They also call for more aggressive tactics against known terrorists. source

            FOR Democrats

            Democrats support going after terror organizations. They focus on tactics that rely on cooperation with allies, reduces the deployment of largescale troops, and the torture of war prisoners. source

            LOBBYISTS:


              AGAINST

              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 Passage: Yes
              • 09/27/2019-3:03pm
              • 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., 1 month ago
              • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
              • 10/18/2019-3:08pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/18/2019-2:59pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/18/2019-2:53pm
              • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, 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
              • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
              • 10/30/2019-9:17pm
              • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
              • 10/30/2019-9:10pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/30/2019-8:51pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/30/2019-8:45pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/30/2019-8:39pm
              • H.R.2181 To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.
              • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month ago
              • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
              • 10/30/2019-10:02pm
              • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
              • 10/30/2019-9:54pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/30/2019-9:34pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/30/2019-9:29pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/30/2019-9:24pm
              • H.R.1373 To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.
              • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month ago
              • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
              • 10/31/2019-4:20pm
              • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
              • 10/31/2019-4:14pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
              • 10/31/2019-3:49pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/31/2019-3:40pm
              • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
              • 10/31/2019-3:35pm
              • H.R.823 To provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
              • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month 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

              LOBBYISTS:


                FOR

                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 Passage: Yes
                • 09/27/2019-3:03pm
                • 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., 1 month ago
                • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
                • 10/18/2019-3:08pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/18/2019-2:59pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/18/2019-2:53pm
                • H.R.3624 To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, 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
                • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
                • 10/30/2019-9:17pm
                • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
                • 10/30/2019-9:10pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/30/2019-8:51pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/30/2019-8:45pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/30/2019-8:39pm
                • H.R.2181 To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.
                • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month ago
                • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
                • 10/30/2019-10:02pm
                • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
                • 10/30/2019-9:54pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/30/2019-9:34pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/30/2019-9:29pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/30/2019-9:24pm
                • H.R.1373 To protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes.
                • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month ago
                • VOTE: On Passage: Yes
                • 10/31/2019-4:20pm
                • VOTE: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: No
                • 10/31/2019-4:14pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Yes
                • 10/31/2019-3:49pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/31/2019-3:40pm
                • VOTE: On Agreeing to the Amendment: No
                • 10/31/2019-3:35pm
                • H.R.823 To provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.
                • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources., 1 month 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

                LOBBYISTS:


                  DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
                    • Company
                    • Amount
                    • Comcast Corporation
                    • $68k
                    • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
                    • $15k
                    • INT'L. ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE, STRUCTURAL, ORNAMENTAL & REINFORCING IRON WORKERS
                    • $15k
                    • United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers
                    • $12.5k
                    • AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES
                    • $12k
                    • LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
                    • $12k
                    • NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
                    • $11.5k
                    • Laborers' International Union of North America
                    • $11.5k
                    • American Association for Justice
                    • $11k
                    • AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY
                    • $10k
                  Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
                  CONGRESS: