Rep. Henry Waxman

DETAILS: Rep. Henry Waxman
(1939 - )
    • CA - 33 House
      (2013- 2015)
    • CA - 30 House
      (2003- 2013)
    • CA - 29 House
      (1993- 2003)
    • CA - 24 House
      (1975- 1993)
    Rep. Waxman is AGAINST
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    ISSUES: Rep. Henry Waxman

    FOR

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted for impeachment on December 18, 2019. The Senate has the power to try the impeachment, and the trial started on Tuesday, January 22, 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 are against an impeachment of President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


    FOR

    Drug Costs

    Both parties are equally invested in finding solutions to the rising cost of medications. However, the two parties differ in how they’d like to fix it. source

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans are resistant to legislation that limits the marketplace like price cap provisions. They prefer more free market tactics like improving the accessibility of generic drugs.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats focus how the high costs of essential medications place a strain on low- and middle-income families. They generally support federal legislation that would regulate and price cap various medicines based on their category. source


    FOR

    Trade

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

    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


    AGAINST

    Nutrition

    The most current controversy involves a rule proposed by the USDA and FNS in 2019, which would redefine eligibility for people in the SNAP and free lunch programs. source

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans feel the new rule will help reduce wasteful spending and welfare fraud. It is clamed the 500,000 kids that will be impacted in the free lunch program will still qualify, they will just need to apply separately from the SNAP project. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Oppose the revision because it is estimated to take 500,000 kids off free lunch programs in the 2020/2021 school year. source


    FOR

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted for impeachment on December 18, 2019. The Senate has the power to try the impeachment, and the trial started on Tuesday, January 22, 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 are against an impeachment of President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


    AGAINST

    Nutrition

    The most current controversy involves a rule proposed by the USDA and FNS in 2019, which would redefine eligibility for people in the SNAP and free lunch programs. source

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans feel the new rule will help reduce wasteful spending and welfare fraud. It is clamed the 500,000 kids that will be impacted in the free lunch program will still qualify, they will just need to apply separately from the SNAP project. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Oppose the revision because it is estimated to take 500,000 kids off free lunch programs in the 2020/2021 school year. source


    FOR

    Drug Costs

    Both parties are equally invested in finding solutions to the rising cost of medications. However, the two parties differ in how they’d like to fix it. source

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans are resistant to legislation that limits the marketplace like price cap provisions. They prefer more free market tactics like improving the accessibility of generic drugs.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats focus how the high costs of essential medications place a strain on low- and middle-income families. They generally support federal legislation that would regulate and price cap various medicines based on their category. source


    FOR

    Trade

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

    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 2019 report , next report due January 2020