Senator Mel Martinez

DETAILS: Senator Mel Martinez
(1946 - )
    • FL Senate
      (2005- 2009)
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    ISSUES: Senator Mel Martinez

    FOR

    Housing

    Republicans and Democrats both support home ownership and making sure the abuses that led to the housing crisis never happen again.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans do not feel government regulation is a solution. They want better guidelines to stop predatory loan agreements, promote responsibility for affordable agreements to both buyers and lenders, and end lending quotas that lead to poor company lending choices. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are focused on expanding the funding for the National Housing Trust Fund and the Neighborhood Stabilization program. They want to increase federal and state programs to reduce homelessness and restructuring housing market policies. 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

    Online Privacy

    As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

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    FOR Republicans

    Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source


    AGAINST

    Abortion

    An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.


    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

    Housing

    Republicans and Democrats both support home ownership and making sure the abuses that led to the housing crisis never happen again.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans do not feel government regulation is a solution. They want better guidelines to stop predatory loan agreements, promote responsibility for affordable agreements to both buyers and lenders, and end lending quotas that lead to poor company lending choices. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are focused on expanding the funding for the National Housing Trust Fund and the Neighborhood Stabilization program. They want to increase federal and state programs to reduce homelessness and restructuring housing market policies. source


    AGAINST

    Abortion

    An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.


    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

    Online Privacy

    As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source


    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 January 2020