Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, is a U.S. Senator for Wisconsin and the chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Before getting elected to the Senate, he was the CEO for PACUR, LLC, a polyester and plastics manufacturer.
Former Senator Feingold, a Democrat, is a lawyer. He served as U.S. Senator for Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011. Prior to being elected to the Senate, he represented Wisconsin’s 27th District in the Wisconsin State Senate.
Below are Senator Johnson and former Senator Feingold’s history and position on a few priority issues for manufacturers:
Domestic Energy: Johnson supports an all-of-the-above energy strategy and opposes the Clean Power Plan, which would strictly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants and force the closure of a substantial portion of the current electric power grid.
Feingold supports the Clean Power Plan.
Health Care: Johnson voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Feingold voted in support of the ACA.
Infrastructure: Johnson voted for legislation to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, safety programs and transit programs.
Feingold believes strong partnerships between federal and state governments are necessary to complete infrastructure projects.
Trade: Johnson supports free and fair trade, but has not taken a public position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Feingold opposes the TPP.
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