Rep. Melvin Watt

DETAILS: Rep. Melvin Watt
(1945 - )
    • NC - 12 House
      (1993- 2014)
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    ISSUES: Rep. Melvin Watt

    FOR

    Real Estate and Land Use

    Land-use restrictions and the use of public lands.

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    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans favor more lenient land use restrictions.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor more strict land use restrictions.


    FOR

    Bank Regulation

    Big Banks are seen a lot like big businesses. After various issues in recent decades, it is contested exactly how much control governments should have over them.

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    AGAINST Republicans

    The regulations established by the CFPD are mostly seen as hindering the business of banking in general. The GOP focuses on regulations that protect and regulate consumer support, but otherwise prefer to return power back to the institutions. source

    FOR Democrats

    Oppose such large concentrations of financial power in the hands of a few banks, especially after incidents like Wells Fargo and the financial crisis of 2008. Dems support strengthening the CFPD, and there is a push to allow post offices to provide financial services. source


    FOR

    Real Estate and Land Use

    Land-use restrictions and the use of public lands.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans favor more lenient land use restrictions.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor more strict land use restrictions.


    FOR

    Bank Regulation

    Big Banks are seen a lot like big businesses. After various issues in recent decades, it is contested exactly how much control governments should have over them.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    The regulations established by the CFPD are mostly seen as hindering the business of banking in general. The GOP focuses on regulations that protect and regulate consumer support, but otherwise prefer to return power back to the institutions. source

    FOR Democrats

    Oppose such large concentrations of financial power in the hands of a few banks, especially after incidents like Wells Fargo and the financial crisis of 2008. Dems support strengthening the CFPD, and there is a push to allow post offices to provide financial services. source


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