Joe Donnelly

Indiana

Keystone Pipeline


Pros:

Jobs and money

-canadian jobs

-U.S jobs

-oil distribution



Cons:

Impact on the environment

-Cutting of forests

-oil spills

-Wildlife damage

-pollution

Minimum Wage Increase

Pros:

Raises standards for living

Low impact on unemployment

Government expenses for poor reduced

More government revenue


Cons:

Employers might hire fewer workers

Price increases

Salary increases may be lower

Biography

Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly, Sr. (born September 29, 1955) is an american politician who is the junior United States Senator representing Indiana, in office since 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Born in Massapequa, New York, Donnelly graduated from The University of Notre Dame. He began his career serving on the Indiana State Election Board before working as an attorney in practice. From 1997 to 2001, he was a member of the Mishawaka Maria School Board, serving as the board's President from 2000 to 2001. In 2004, Donnelly ran for the Democratic nomination for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, losing to Republican incumbent Chris Chocola in the general election. He challenged Chocola to a rematch in 2006, prevailing in the general election and earning 54% of the vote. He was elected to a total of three terms, winning reelection in 2008 and 2010; representing Indiana's 2nd congressional district from 2007 to 2013.

In May 2011, Donnelly announced his intentions to run for the U.S. Senate, winning the Democratic nomination one year later in an uncontested primary. He faced Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who had defeated 36-year incumbent Richard Lugar in the Republican primary. On November 6, 2012 Donnelly defeated Mourdock in the general election, securing 50% of the vote to Mourdock's 44%.

Platform


Pro-life from conception until natural death.


Opposes same sex marriage.


Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel.


Understands Hoosier values of family, faith, and hard work


Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25

Opinion

Joe Donnelly supports both minimum wage increase and the development of the Keystone Pipeline.

Running for Re Election In 2018