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Within weeks of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) participated in a sit-in at the House to demand votes on gun control legislation, saying, "We owe it to the LGBT community & all families harmed by gun violence to keep terror suspects from obtaining guns."
Since he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Sen. Udall has taken a leadership role on a wide array of environmental issues, receiving a lifetime score of 96% from the League of Conservation Voters.
#DemSenate2020 #DemsWork4USA #DemFuture #ForThePeople
Sen. Udall was one of the original co-sponsors of the Arctic Wilderness Bill, and more recently has worked closely with the Navajo and Pueblo nations in New Mexico to oppose new leasing, drilling and fracking near Chaco Canyon National Park. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
In 2011, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) engaged Northern Virginia's high-tech community in a pro-bono effort to correct burial mistakes and other U.S. Army management deficiencies at Arlington National Cemetery. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture #Dems4ourTroops
In 2012, Sen. Warner successfully pushed the Navy to improve the substandard military housing in Hampton Roads. Also in 2012, he pushed the Office of Personnel Management to address chronic backlogs in processing retirement benefits for federal workers. #DemSenate2020
Sen. Warner was successful in pushing the Dept of Veterans Affairs to expand access to PTSD treatment for female military veterans returning from service in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Warner was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal by U.S. Sec. of the Navy. #DemSenate2020
Now that we have celebrated the fantastic #Dem senators who will be defending their seats in 2020, it’s time to turn our attention to the 21 #TakeItBack republican seats that must be flipped. #DemSenate2020
As Education Secretary, Lamar Alexander (R-TN) sparked controversy after he approved Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) to accredit schools despite an advisory panel that repeatedly recommended against it in 1991 and 1987.
Former Department of Education employee & writer Lisa Schiffren has stated that, "His fortune (Lamar Alexander) is founded on sweetheart deals not available to the general public, and a series of cozy sinecures provided by local businessmen.” #CultureofCorruption #DemSenate2020
Lamar Alexander's wife obtained an $133,000 profit from her $8,900 investment in a company created to privatize prisons. Alexander frequently shifted assets to his wife's name, yet such transfers are not legal under federal ethics and security laws. #CultureofCorruption
In 2009, Alexander voted against President Obama's health care reform bill in the Senate & the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act . He also voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
#ProtectOurCare #DemSenate2020
Lamar Alexander was part of the group of 13 Senators who drafted the Senate version of the failed American Health Care Act of 2017 behind closed doors. He scores an “A” rating from the #NRA #ProtectOurCare #DemSenate2020 #CultureOfCorruption #NotOneMore
In 2016, Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) raised concerns about Trump's tone and rhetoric during the election.After the Hollywood Access tapes, Capito said that Trump should "reexamine his candidacy."However, she later said that she supported Trump for president.
According to FiveThirtyEight, which tracks how often a Congressperson votes with President Trump's position, Shelly Moore Capito voted with Trump's position 95.7% of the time. What happened to her “concerns?”
#republicanhypocrisy #DemSenate2020 #CapitNo
In 2004 and 2006, Shelly Moore Capito voted for the failed Federal Marriage Amendment which was intended to ban same-sex marriage in the United States.She also voted against hate crime legislation that included sexual orientation. #DemSenate2020 #LGBTQ
Shelly Moore Capito voted to require parental consent for minors seeking an abortion, voted to ban federal funding for abortion, and voted to rescind federal funds from Planned Parenthood.
#ProtectChoice #ProChoice #WomensHealth #DemSenate2020
As a representative, Shelly Moore Capito voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly called ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act) in March 2010.
#DemSenate2020 #ProtectOurCare
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has an "A+" rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) for his consistent support of pro-gun legislation. The NRA endorsed Cassidy in his 2014 Senate run and has donated $2,861,047 to Cassidy's political efforts. #GunReformNow #DemSenate2020
In September 2017, Cassidy and Lindsey Graham introduced legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The "Graham-Cassidy" bill would eliminate the ACA's marketplace subsidies & repeal the ACA's Medicaid expansion. #ProtectOurCare #DemSenate2020
The Graham-Cassidy bill would also impose a per-enrollee cap on Medicaid funding.The Kaiser Family Foundation noted that the legislation "would fundamentally alter the current federal approach to financing health coverage for more than 80 million people..” #DemSenate2020
An analysis by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities found that Graham Cassidy "would cut federal health care funding by $299 billion relative to current law" in the year 2027 alone and estimated that it would leave 32 million more Americans without health insurance.
According to the Washington Post fact checker, Sen. Cassidy "provided little evidence to support his claim of more coverage... the consensus [among health care analysts] is that his funding formula makes his claim all but impossible to achieve."
#GOPFail #DemSenate2020
Five ThirtyEight found that Susan Collins (R-ME) voted with President Trump's positions 78.9% of the time as of Aug 2018 & has voted with the GOP majority on party-line votes with much greater frequency during the Trump presidency than during the Obama presidency. #GOPFail
In 2017...Collins voted with her party a significantly higher 87% of the time on party-line votes. That was by far the highest in her career/this moved her significantly closer to how often the average Republican senator voted with their party on party-line votes (96% in 2017).
Collins voted for Neil Gorsuch's & Brent Kavanaugh’s confirmations to the Supreme Court.
With regard to judicial nominees Collins has voted with the GOP majority nearly 99% of the time over the last year #DemSenate2020
Susan Collins voted to pass the 2017 Republican tax plan.The bill repeals the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, which would leave 13 million Americans uninsured and raise premiums by an estimated additional 10% per year. #GOPTaxScam #DemSenate2020 #ProtectOurCare
Susan Collins opposed President Barack Obama's health reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and voted against it in December 2009.She voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. #GOPFail #ProtectOurCare #DemSenate2020
In an advance copy of a speech to The Heritage Foundation Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) wrote, "It does not affect your daily life very much if your neighbor marries a box turtle. But that does not mean it is right...#GOPFail #GOPBigotry #DemSenate2020
John Cornyn sponsored a bill that would allow law enforcement to force anyone arrested or detained by federal authorities to provide samples of their DNA, which would be recorded in a central database.#GOPfail #DemSenate2020
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