Rep. Bill Archer

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(1928 - )
    • TX - 7 House
      (1971- 2001)
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    ISSUES: Rep. Bill Archer

    FOR

    Law Enforcement

    Different approaches to dealing with crime.

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    FOR Republicans

    Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.


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    Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    Fighting discrimination and fighting the limiting of personal rights.

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    FOR Republicans

    Both sides are against discrimination and bias against any individual.

    FOR Democrats

    Both sides are against discrimination and bias against any individual.


    FOR

    Social Security

    Social security and other welfare programs are used for more than retirement. They help families and individuals avoid poverty.

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    FOR Republicans

    Republicans want to uphold current social welfare programs. At the same time, they want to place a focus on helping recipients achieve independence – including improving the sources of poverty like over-regulation of business growth and private sector compassionate aid programs. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats want people who make over $250,000 to pay more into the program in order to fund it. source


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    Capital Punishment

    Capital punishment is the government-supported execution of a criminal. There is an ongoing controversy as to whether the death penalty should remain an option in the criminal justice system.

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    FOR Republicans

    While many support the choice of the states and the execution of violent criminals, there is a shift in favor of abolishing capital punishment in recent years. This is particularly true for various conservative groups, who view it as murder and share concerns about costs and the number of innocents sent to death row. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Since about 2016, Democrats have increasingly opposed the death penalty because it’s morally seen as murder, and new technology has proven various people on death row were unjustly convicted. The party favors improving rehabilitation measures and CSI technology. source


    AGAINST

    Transportation

    Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.

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    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

    FOR Democrats

    Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source


    FOR

    Law Enforcement

    Different approaches to dealing with crime.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican favor a more strict approach to crime and criminals.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor a more lenient approach to crime and criminals to make sure their rights and the chance to reform and improve are always possible.


    FOR

    Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    Fighting discrimination and fighting the limiting of personal rights.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Both sides are against discrimination and bias against any individual.

    FOR Democrats

    Both sides are against discrimination and bias against any individual.


    FOR

    Social Security

    Social security and other welfare programs are used for more than retirement. They help families and individuals avoid poverty.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans want to uphold current social welfare programs. At the same time, they want to place a focus on helping recipients achieve independence – including improving the sources of poverty like over-regulation of business growth and private sector compassionate aid programs. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats want people who make over $250,000 to pay more into the program in order to fund it. source


    FOR

    Capital Punishment

    Capital punishment is the government-supported execution of a criminal. There is an ongoing controversy as to whether the death penalty should remain an option in the criminal justice system.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    While many support the choice of the states and the execution of violent criminals, there is a shift in favor of abolishing capital punishment in recent years. This is particularly true for various conservative groups, who view it as murder and share concerns about costs and the number of innocents sent to death row. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Since about 2016, Democrats have increasingly opposed the death penalty because it’s morally seen as murder, and new technology has proven various people on death row were unjustly convicted. The party favors improving rehabilitation measures and CSI technology. source


    AGAINST

    Transportation

    Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

    FOR Democrats

    Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source


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