Senator John Kennedy


photo of Senator John Kennedy
Party:Republican
State:Louisiana
Joined the Senate:2017
Left the Senate:Incumbent (term ends 2023)
Birth Date:November 21, 1951
Phone:202-224-4623
Contact:Web form
URL:Official site
Fundraising History:Open Secrets
Election History:Ballotpedia
Biography:Wikipedia


Summary of voting record: Senator Kennedy opposes environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, humane immigration policy, racial equality, women's rights and supports consumer protection, hawkish foreign policy, public health.
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Voting Record: John Kennedy


Favors
the middle class
50% of the time
 
 
Economics scale
 
Favors
the wealthy
50% of the time


 
Favors
broad civil rights
0% of the time
 
 
Social Policy scale
 
Favors
narrow civil rights
100% of the time


 

Specific Policy Areas


supports
Public Health
100% of the time
 
Public Health scale
Title: Amendment to allow Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada (2017 roll call s20)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2017-01-11 Weight: 4

supports
Consumer Protection
100% of the time
 
Consumer Protection scale
Title: Amendment to allow Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada (2017 roll call s20)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2017-01-11 Weight: 2

supports
Hawkish Foreign Policy
100% of the time
 
Hawkish Foreign Policy scale
Title: Resolution to order removal of troops from Yemen (2019 roll call s94)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-05-02 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: A resolution directing the President to remove U.S. armed forces from hostilities in Yemen.

supports
Internet Freedom
55.6% of the time
 
Internet Freedom scale
Title: Nullifying FCC rule that prevented ISPs from selling usage data (2017 roll call s94)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-03-23 Weight: 8

Title: Nullifying FCC rule that eliminated net neutrality (2018 roll call s97)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-05-16 Weight: 10

supports
Racial Equality
0% of the time
 
Racial Equality scale
Title: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 roll call s141)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-28 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Improving access to agricultural programs for minority and other under-served populations.

Title: Rescinding CFPB rule that extended anti-discrimination protections to auto loans (2018 roll call s76)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-04-18 Weight: 3

supports
Women's Rights
0% of the time
 
Women's Rights scale
Title: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (2018 roll call s25)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-01-29 Weight: 6
Scoring explanation: Prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks except in very narrow circumstances such as a case of incest that had been reported the law enforcement, cases of rape where the woman received medical treatment for the rape and cases where the pregnancy poses particular kinds of threats to the life of the mother, but prohibits abortion in other cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother.

supports
Humane Immigration Policy
0% of the time
 
Humane Immigration Policy scale
Title: 116|sres335 (2019 roll call s306)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-09-25 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Bill to direct funds to be used to build the border wall.

Title: 116|sjres54 (2019 roll call s325)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-17 Weight: 4
Scoring explanation: Resolution to terminate the "emergency" declaration to build a wall on the southern border.

supports
Financial Sector Regulation
0% of the time
 
Financial Sector Regulation scale
Title: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (2018 roll call s54)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-03-14 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Providing for a modest lessening of regulation of the financial sector, but including some consumer protection compromises.

supports
Environmental Protection
0% of the time
 
Environmental Protection scale
Title: 116|sjres53 (2019 roll call s324)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-17 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: Resolution that would have nullified the EPA rule that repealed the Clean Power Plan.

supports
Gun Control
0% of the time
 
Gun Control scale
Title: Resolution to block measures to prevent the mentally ill from buying firearms (2017 roll call s66)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-02-15 Weight: 8



Updated: November 28, 2019Methodology


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