Senator Tammy Duckworth

DETAILS: Senator Tammy Duckworth
(1968 - ) Illinois
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Airland
  • Subcommittee on Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
  • Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
  • Subcommittee on Security
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • IL Senate
    (2017- present)
  • IL - 8 House
    (2013- 2017)
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Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered an asset and commodity rather than legal currency. There is a Bipartisan support for regulating cryptocurrency, though not as a legal currency. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerhuang/2018/10/22/there-is-bipartisan-agreement-that-cryptocurrency-is-good-for-politics/#4a1c93423533">source</a>

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FOR Republicans

Support regulating cryptocurrencies as a commodity and security. They also back using cryptocurrency as an election contribution source. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.republicanviews.org/republican-views-on-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrencies/">source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Many house democrats want to regulate cryptocurrency and use it as a campaign contribution source. They also want to ban Big Tech like Facebook from providing their own cryptocurrencies, believing it would weaken US financial power. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.republicanviews.org/republican-views-on-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrencies/">source</a> See More»

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Taxes

Individual and corporate tax rate changes.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 3 weeks ago
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AGAINST Republicans

Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth. They also believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending. Republicans generally oppose the estate tax. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality by making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay the highest amount in taxes. They also support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. (Wikipedia) See More»

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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. See More»

FOR Democrats

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

FOR

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered an asset and commodity rather than legal currency. There is a Bipartisan support for regulating cryptocurrency, though not as a legal currency. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerhuang/2018/10/22/there-is-bipartisan-agreement-that-cryptocurrency-is-good-for-politics/#4a1c93423533">source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Support regulating cryptocurrencies as a commodity and security. They also back using cryptocurrency as an election contribution source. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.republicanviews.org/republican-views-on-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrencies/">source</a> See More»

FOR Democrats

Many house democrats want to regulate cryptocurrency and use it as a campaign contribution source. They also want to ban Big Tech like Facebook from providing their own cryptocurrencies, believing it would weaken US financial power. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.republicanviews.org/republican-views-on-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrencies/">source</a> See More»

FOR

Taxes

Individual and corporate tax rate changes.
  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
  • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
  • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 3 weeks ago
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Many Republicans consider the income tax system to be inherently inefficient and oppose graduated tax rates, which they believe are unfairly targeted at those who create jobs and wealth. They also believe private spending is usually more efficient than government spending. Republicans generally oppose the estate tax. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats support a more progressive tax structure to provide more services and reduce economic inequality by making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay the highest amount in taxes. They also support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. (Wikipedia) See More»

FOR

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. See More»

FOR Democrats

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

  • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: Yes
  • 09/25/2019-4:18pm
  • VOTE: On Overriding the Veto: Yes
  • 10/17/2019-5:46pm
  • S.J.RES.54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 36. Record Vote Number: 325., 3 weeks ago
NEWS:
DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Honeywell International
    • $25k
    • INT'L. ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE, STRUCTURAL, ORNAMENTAL & REINFORCING IRON WORKERS
    • $21k
    • Anheuser-Busch Companies
    • $16k
    • AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY
    • $15k
    • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • $15k
    • Deloitte LLP
    • $12.5k
    • AbbVie, Inc.
    • $12.5k
    • THE HOME DEPOT
    • $12.5k
    • BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY
    • $11k
    • American Maritime Officers
    • $10k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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