Rep. Victoria Spartz

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(1978 - ) Indiana
  • United States House of Representatives
  • IN - 5 House
    (2021- present)
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ISSUES: Rep. Victoria Spartz

FOR

Immigration

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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

Federal Deficit

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The federal deficit is the measure of how much more the government spent than it took in. The federal deficit stood at $984 billion on October 2019, and the total deficit is approximately $21 trillion. source

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republican strategies include a mandatory balanced budget at the end of each spending year and cutting funding for ineffective programs and projects. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on increasing revenue to fund the various government expenditures. Generally, this involves higher taxes on wealthy businesses, ending tax breaks for those who earn over $250,000, and regulating various aspects of government.


AGAINST

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment against the President of the United States. The Senate has the power to try impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of the conviction is removal from office.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans were against an impeachment of President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


AGAINST

Minimum Wage

The current talking point is whether the federal government should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans feel a sudden minimum wage hike would hurt most businesses, who would have to hire fewer employees and give existing workers fewer hours to absorb the costs, especially small and medium sized businesses with a small employee payroll budget.

FOR Democrats

The current goal of the democratic party is to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour and protect the overtime rule that ensures workers are compensated for holidays and extra hours.


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

Immigration

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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


AGAINST

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment against the President of the United States. The Senate has the power to try impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of the conviction is removal from office.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans were against an impeachment of President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


AGAINST

Minimum Wage

The current talking point is whether the federal government should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans feel a sudden minimum wage hike would hurt most businesses, who would have to hire fewer employees and give existing workers fewer hours to absorb the costs, especially small and medium sized businesses with a small employee payroll budget.

FOR Democrats

The current goal of the democratic party is to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour and protect the overtime rule that ensures workers are compensated for holidays and extra hours.


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

Federal Deficit

$
The federal deficit is the measure of how much more the government spent than it took in. The federal deficit stood at $984 billion on October 2019, and the total deficit is approximately $21 trillion. source

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republican strategies include a mandatory balanced budget at the end of each spending year and cutting funding for ineffective programs and projects. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on increasing revenue to fund the various government expenditures. Generally, this involves higher taxes on wealthy businesses, ending tax breaks for those who earn over $250,000, and regulating various aspects of government.


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • American Bankers Assn
    • $5k
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • $5k
    • KPMG LLP
    • $5k
    • NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)
    • $3.5k
    • Dan Burton International LLC
    • $2.8k
    • General Motors Company
    • $2.5k
    • Comcast Corporation
    • $2.5k
    • National Apartment Assn
    • $2.5k
    • ROCK CENTRAL
    • $2k
    • NiSource Inc
    • $2k
Based on the January 2021 report , next report due July 2021