President Barack Obama

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(1961 - )
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      (2009- 2017)
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      (2005- 2008)
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    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. 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 are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

    LOBBYISTS:


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      Health Care

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      There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

      DETAILS:

      FOR Republicans

      Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

      LOBBYISTS:

      • Barack Obama received $10m donation from Boeing Company on Health Care


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      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

      LOBBYISTS:


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        Military

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        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.

        LOBBYISTS:

        • Barack Obama received $10m donation from Boeing Company on Military


        AGAINST

        Immigration

        The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

        DETAILS:

        FOR Republicans

        Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

        AGAINST Democrats

        Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source

        LOBBYISTS:


          FOR

          Impeachment

          House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. 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 are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

          FOR Democrats

          Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

          LOBBYISTS:


            FOR

            Health Care

            $
            There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

            DETAILS:

            FOR Republicans

            Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

            FOR Democrats

            Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

            LOBBYISTS:

            • Barack Obama received $10m donation from Boeing Company on Health Care


            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

            LOBBYISTS:


              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.

              LOBBYISTS:

              • Barack Obama received $10m donation from Boeing Company on Military


              AGAINST

              Immigration

              The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

              DETAILS:

              FOR Republicans

              Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

              AGAINST Democrats

              Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source

              LOBBYISTS:


                DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
                  • Company
                  • Amount
                  • Boeing Company
                  • $10m
                  • The Coca-Cola Company
                  • $270k
                  • BUCKLEY LLP (formerly Buckley Sandler LLP)
                  • $26.6k
                  • Ropes & Gray, LLP
                  • $25k
                Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.