Senator Arlen Specter

DETAILS: Senator Arlen Specter
(1930 - )
    • PA Senate
      (2005- 2011)
    • PA Senate
      (1981- 2005)
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    ISSUES: Senator Arlen Specter

    FOR

    Military

    Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

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    FOR Republicans

    See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


    FOR

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted to impeach President Trump on December 18, 2019. The Senate has the power to try the impeachment, and the Senate acquitted President Trump on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans were against an impeachment of President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


    FOR

    Bank Regulation

    Big Banks are seen a lot like big businesses. After various issues in recent decades, it is contested exactly how much control governments should have over them.

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    AGAINST Republicans

    The regulations established by the CFPD are mostly seen as hindering the business of banking in general. The GOP focuses on regulations that protect and regulate consumer support, but otherwise prefer to return power back to the institutions. source

    FOR Democrats

    Oppose such large concentrations of financial power in the hands of a few banks, especially after incidents like Wells Fargo and the financial crisis of 2008. Dems support strengthening the CFPD, and there is a push to allow post offices to provide financial services. source


    FOR

    Voting

    There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

    FOR Democrats

    For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


    AGAINST

    Coronavirus

    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies

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    AGAINST Democrats


    FOR

    Military

    Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


    FOR

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted to impeach President Trump on December 18, 2019. The Senate has the power to try the impeachment, and the Senate acquitted President Trump on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans were against an impeachment of President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


    FOR

    Bank Regulation

    Big Banks are seen a lot like big businesses. After various issues in recent decades, it is contested exactly how much control governments should have over them.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    The regulations established by the CFPD are mostly seen as hindering the business of banking in general. The GOP focuses on regulations that protect and regulate consumer support, but otherwise prefer to return power back to the institutions. source

    FOR Democrats

    Oppose such large concentrations of financial power in the hands of a few banks, especially after incidents like Wells Fargo and the financial crisis of 2008. Dems support strengthening the CFPD, and there is a push to allow post offices to provide financial services. source


    AGAINST

    Coronavirus

    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    AGAINST Democrats


    FOR

    Voting

    There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

    FOR Democrats

    For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


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    Based on the July 2020 report , next report due January 2021