In the latest episode of ASP Counterpoint, Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.) calls the southern border wall an ineffective waste of taxpayer dollars, noting that "a section of Trump's border wall in south Texas cost $20 million a mile but has been crossed by people with $5 ladders."
Representatives Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) debate the constitutionality and ethics of the death penalty as part of A Starting Point's Counterpoint series.
Representative Bob Latta and Annie Kuster explain the causes and possible solutions ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. that has grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two congresswomen, Sara Jacobs and Nancy Mace, talk about the gender pay gap, how the coronavirus pandemic has affected women in the workforce and the federal government's role.
In ASP's second Chat looking at monopolies, the history of America's antitrust laws, and the current debates over the power of big tech, Chris Evans and Mark Kassen talk with Senator Mike Lee about free speech, privacy, and the delicate balance of protecting consumers without stifling innovation.
"Right now, you have a few companies that dominate as gatekeepers in so many areas," said Klobuchar.
During a recent interview with with the civic media organization A Starting Point (ASP), Beyer was asked what areas of the current U.S. tax system need the most improvement.
Getting young people politically involve requires people to be willing to those who disagree with them, according to BridgeUSA's Ross Irwin.
"We shouldn't go back to the schools of March 2020—that's a low bar," Cardona said.
Johnson, a Republican from South Dakota, said that a minimum wage hike "is a lot about young people," while Takano, a Democrat from California, argued its impact would be greatest on low-income older adults.
During an interview with the civic media organization A Starting Point (ASP), Hogan spoke about hate crimes against Asian Americans and was asked if he believes that the federal government or state leaders should increase the penalty for hate crimes.
"H.R. 8 and say it's not the intention of it to create criminals, but it's exactly what it does," the Oklahoma congressman argued.
Kim advocated for Congress to pass legislation that gives DACA recipients a way of remaining in the U.S. but stopped short of calling for citizenship.
"You're not going to see real change if people can do things with impunity," the New Jersey Democrat said.
Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Kelly Armstrong agreed that gun laws should move away from targeting those with mental health issues, but they differed on red flag laws that allow police or family members from temporarily removing firearms from individuals.
The United States helping to create economic opportunities in other countries could reduce the number of people who see America as their "only hope," according to Senator Alex Padilla.
Miller-Meeks says relying too heavily on ratings could prompt hospitals to close and potentially skew which patients are admitted.
China is using its large economic power to discourage American companies like Nike and Coca-Cola from speaking out against their genocide against the Uighurs, Waltz added.