Rep. Betsy Markey

DETAILS: Rep. Betsy Markey
(1956 - )
    • CO - 4 House
      (2009- 2011)
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    Rep. Markey is FOR

    ISSUES: Rep. Betsy Markey

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    Climate Change

    There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

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    FOR Republicans

    While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source

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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.

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      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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        Health Care

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

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        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

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          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.

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            FOR Republicans

            Republicans are very supportive of the legal Latino communities. A Latina republican Maia Espinoza found support by her republican community as she sought entry into the House of representatives. source

            FOR Democrats

            Democrats are very supportive of Latino community regardless of their citizenship or legal status. Feeling everyone has a right to dignity and care by the government. source

            LOBBYISTS:


              FOR

              Climate Change

              There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

              DETAILS:

              FOR Republicans

              While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

              FOR Democrats

              Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source

              LOBBYISTS:


                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

                  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:


                    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:


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                      FOR Republicans

                      Republicans are very supportive of the legal Latino communities. A Latina republican Maia Espinoza found support by her republican community as she sought entry into the House of representatives. source

                      FOR Democrats

                      Democrats are very supportive of Latino community regardless of their citizenship or legal status. Feeling everyone has a right to dignity and care by the government. source

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                        Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.