Rep. Karen Handel

DETAILS: Rep. Karen Handel
(1962 - )
    • GA - 6 House
      (2017- 2019)
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    ISSUES: Rep. Karen Handel

    FOR

    Military

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    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.


    FOR

    Cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered an asset and commodity rather than legal currency. There is a Bipartisan support for regulating cryptocurrency, though not as a legal currency. source

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Support regulating cryptocurrencies as a commodity and security. They also back using cryptocurrency as an election contribution source. source

    FOR Democrats

    Many house democrats want to regulate cryptocurrency and use it as a campaign contribution source. They also want to ban Big Tech like Facebook from providing their own cryptocurrencies, believing it would weaken US financial power. source


    AGAINST

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted to impeach President Trump on December 18, 2019. The Senate has the power to try the impeachment, and the Senate acquitted President Trump on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 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 were against an impeachment of President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


    AGAINST

    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


    AGAINST

    Transportation

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    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


    AGAINST

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted to impeach President Trump on December 18, 2019. The Senate has the power to try the impeachment, and the Senate acquitted President Trump on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 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 were against an impeachment of President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


    AGAINST

    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


    FOR

    Military

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    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.


    FOR

    Cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered an asset and commodity rather than legal currency. There is a Bipartisan support for regulating cryptocurrency, though not as a legal currency. source

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Support regulating cryptocurrencies as a commodity and security. They also back using cryptocurrency as an election contribution source. source

    FOR Democrats

    Many house democrats want to regulate cryptocurrency and use it as a campaign contribution source. They also want to ban Big Tech like Facebook from providing their own cryptocurrencies, believing it would weaken US financial power. 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


    DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
      • Company
      • Amount
      • Boston Scientific Corporation
      • $28.5k
      • UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE)
      • $21k
      • THE HOME DEPOT
      • $20k
      • National Assn of Home Builders
      • $16.5k
      • PricewaterhouseCoopers
      • $16.5k
      • Southern Company
      • $16.5k
      • NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
      • $15k
      • MEHLMAN CASTAGNETTI ROSEN & THOMAS, INC.
      • $15k
      • The Coca-Cola Company
      • $15k
      • Delta Air Lines
      • $15k
    Based on the January 2020 report , next report due July 2020