Rep. Rod Blagojevich

DETAILS: Rep. Rod Blagojevich
(1956 - )
    • IL - 5 House
      (1997- 2003)
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    ISSUES: Rep. Rod Blagojevich

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    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted for impeachment on December 18, 2019. 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 of President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


    FOR

    Unemployment

    Different views on minimizing unemployment, and the amount of government regulation in employment.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans seek less governmental regulation to encourage companies to grow and create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor more governmental regulation and support which can help create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.


    FOR

    Military

    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

    Cannabis

    As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. source

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

    FOR Democrats

    The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.


    AGAINST

    Border Wall

    Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. source


    FOR

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and they voted for impeachment on December 18, 2019. 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 of President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


    FOR

    Unemployment

    Different views on minimizing unemployment, and the amount of government regulation in employment.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans seek less governmental regulation to encourage companies to grow and create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats favor more governmental regulation and support which can help create an economy where more jobs will exist and more Americans can find full-time employment.


    FOR

    Military

    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.


    AGAINST

    Border Wall

    Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

    DETAILS:

    FOR Republicans

    Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. source

    AGAINST Democrats

    Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. source


    FOR

    Cannabis

    As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. source

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

    FOR Democrats

    The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.


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    Based on the July 2019 report , next report due January 2020