Cass County Democratic Party


Headquarters: 804 E. State St.
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Mailing Address: PO Box 154
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: 269-445-1651
Email:  info@casscountydems.com

Recent Senate Votes

Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation -

Vote Confirmed (93-6, 1 Present)

The Senate voted to confirm Elaine Chao to be secretary of Transportation.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted YES
Sen. Gary Peters voted YES

Confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State - Vote Confirmed

(56-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to confirm Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted NO
Sen. Gary Peters voted NO

Disapprove Stream Buffer Rule - Vote Passed (54-45, 1 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove the Interior Department's Stream Buffer Rule requiring that surface coal mining operations be designed to minimize the amount of waste placed outside the mined-out area, thus minimizing the amount of land disturbed. 

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted NO
Sen. Gary Peters voted NO

Disapprove Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers Rule - Vote Passed (52-47, 1 Not Voting)

The measure would disapprove of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule issued in July 2016 that requires resource extraction issuers (companies that extract oil, natural gas or minerals) that are registered in the United States to provide detailed, public reporting of certain payments to governments that equal or exceed $100,000 per project annually.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted NO
Sen. Gary Peters voted NO

Confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education -

Vote Confirmed (51-50)

The Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos to be secretary of Education. The tie-breaking yes vote was cast by Vice President Mike Pence.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted NO
Sen. Gary Peters voted NO

Recent House Votes

Disapprove Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers Rule - Vote Passed (235-187, 10 Not Voting)

The measure would disapprove of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule issued in July 2016 that requires resource extraction issuers (companies that extract oil, natural gas or minerals) that are registered in the United States to provide detailed, public reporting of certain payments to governments that equal or exceed $100,000 per project annually.

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

Disapprove Stream Buffer Rule - Vote Passed (228-194, 10 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove the Interior Department's Stream Buffer Rule requiring that surface coal mining operations be designed to minimize the amount of waste placed outside the mined-out area, thus minimizing the amount of land disturbed. 

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

Disapprove Labor Law Rule - Vote Passed (236-187, 9 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove a Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule that requires federal contractors to self-certify violations of 14 specified federal labor laws and equivalent state laws. The laws include the Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, National Labor Relations Act, Davis-Bacon Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act, among others.

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

Disapprove Instant Criminal Background Check Rule

- Vote Passed (235-180, 17 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove, under terms of the Congressional Review Act, a December 2016 Social Security Administration rule that could make it easier for certain mentally challenged individuals to be placed on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

Disapprove BLM Methane Rule - Vote Passed (221-191, 20 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove, under terms of the Congressional Review Act, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule issued last November that requires oil and gas producers to implement measures that reduce natural gas waste. 

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

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2017-2018 Officers 


Chair -- Cathy LaPointe
Vice Chair -- Rudy Gourdine
2nd Vice Chair -- Felomina Patton
Secretary -- Marlene Deming
Treasurer -- Francois Duchesneau

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"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.  There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things.  Among them are...Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas.  Their number is negligible and they are stupid." 
                 --President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 8, 1954

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Monthly Meetings 

CCDP Executive Committee
Regular Meeting

5:00 pm 
Third Tuesday of the month
at our Headquarters

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Commissioner

​​Clark Cobb -- District 7
Click here for "Commissioners Corner"

Below are recent votes in the US Senate and House reflecting the cancellation of some of President Obama's executive orders.  Senators Stabenow and Peters voted to keep the legislation in place, and Upton voted with his party to overturn these executive orders that protect our environment, handing even more power to the oil and gas industry.  Upton will continue to vote with his party down the line, and we'll keep you posted. 

Keep up with votes by Senators Debbie Stabenow and  Gary Peters and Representative Fred Upton on 

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If you care about the next generation, Vote Democrat!!

 
Hillary Clinton lost by 11,000 votes in Michigan.  She lost by 7,000 votes in Cass County
 
Representative Fred Upton recently voted with his party to overturn several Obama Executive Orders.  As a result
 
--Coal mining operations no longer have to minimize the amount of waste and the amount of land disturbed
 
--Companies no longer have to self-certify violations of federal labor laws including Occupational Health and Safety and Americans With Disabilities Act, among others 
 
-- Mentally challenged individuals can no longer be more easily added to the instant background check system
 
--Gas companies no longer are required to implement measures that reduce methane
 
You can
keep up with votes by Senators Debbie Stabenow and  Gary Peters and Representative Fred Upton on non partisan congress.org They will periodically send you an easily understood summary of important votes in the US House and Senate.  The information above is from the most recent summary.
 
You can keep up with votes by Michigan Senator John Proos, and Representatives Aaron Miller and Dave Pagel on non partisan michiganvotes.org, which you must check periodically by name. 
 
As citizens it's up to us to stay informed, these websites are great tools to help us do just that. 
 
Cathy LaPointe
Cassopolis

Cass County Michigan Democratic Party

                               I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR!!

CCDP members marched in Lansing and Los Angeles on January 21, 2017.  Below is a gallery of photos from those inspiring events. 



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