Rep. Mark Kennedy

DETAILS: Rep. Mark Kennedy
(1957 - )
    • MN - 6 House
      (2003- 2007)
    • MN - 2 House
      (2001- 2003)
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    Climate Change

    There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

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    FOR Republicans

    While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source

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      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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        Impeachment

        House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

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        AGAINST Republicans

        Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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          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.

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          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

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            AGAINST

            Impeachment

            House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. 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 inquiry into President Trump.

            FOR Democrats

            Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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              Climate Change

              There is an on-going debate on how to deal with climate changes and environmental damage. While both parties support environmental sustainability, they differ in their methods.

              DETAILS:

              FOR Republicans

              While republicans are skeptical about the extent of the climate change crisis, there is growing support for Climate Action to ensure better environmental standards for future generations. Tactics center around a slower long-term balance of conserving the environment while also maintaining economic development and private property rights. source

              FOR Democrats

              Democrats feel man-made climate change is an immediate threat. They support federal legislation and proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source

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                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

                LOBBYISTS:


                  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

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                    Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.