Senator Mark Kirk

DETAILS: Senator Mark Kirk
(1959 - )
    • IL Senate
      (2010- 2017)
    • IL - 10 House
      (2001- 2010)
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    ISSUES: Senator Mark Kirk

    FOR

    China

    China’s cheaper counterfeit products and infringement on intellectual property is a national security issue. There s a call to crack down on China’s policies to protect troops from faulty machines and security breaches. TRADE: China is a focal issue when it comes to currency manipulations, poor trade policies, counterfeit goods, and theft of intellectual property. Both sides want to put pressure on China to conform to more universal and competitive trade standards.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. 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.


    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


    FOR

    Immigration

    The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source


    FOR

    China

    China’s cheaper counterfeit products and infringement on intellectual property is a national security issue. There s a call to crack down on China’s policies to protect troops from faulty machines and security breaches. TRADE: China is a focal issue when it comes to currency manipulations, poor trade policies, counterfeit goods, and theft of intellectual property. Both sides want to put pressure on China to conform to more universal and competitive trade standards.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Republicans want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices. source Democrats want to crack down on China and other foreign trade countries for unlawful practices and currency manipulation. They oppose deals that would not strengthen American jobs. 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.


    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


    FOR

    Immigration

    The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source


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