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FOR

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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Trade

Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.
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FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


AGAINST

Coronavirus

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

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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


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Unemployment

Different views on minimizing unemployment, and the amount of government regulation in employment.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans seek less governmental regulation to encourage companies to grow and create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.

FOR Democrats

Democrats favor more governmental regulation and support which can help create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.


AGAINST

Coronavirus

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

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AGAINST Republicans

AGAINST Democrats


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Transportation

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

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


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


AGAINST

Unemployment

Different views on minimizing unemployment, and the amount of government regulation in employment.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans seek less governmental regulation to encourage companies to grow and create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.

FOR Democrats

Democrats favor more governmental regulation and support which can help create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.


FOR

Trade

Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


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