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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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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.


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

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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

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


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.


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


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Based on the July 2019 report , next report due January 2020