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May Research Wrap-Up


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STATEMENTS FROM LEADERSHIP

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Catch up on everything President Trump has said about COVID-19, including his latest press briefings, here. Food Supply Chain Click here to see what your representatives have been saying about the state of the country's food supply chain.  Paycheck Protection Program Click here to see all that Congress has said about the use of the Paycheck Protection Program.


LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act On April 24th, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act into law, expanding on the previously passed CARES Act. Click here to read our coverage of the bill, and to see how the House and Senate voted. HEROES Act The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act passed the House by a vote of 207-184 on May 15th. Click here to see how your representatives voted. U.S. Armed Forces & Iran On May 7th, the Senate failed to achieve the two-thirds majority required to override President Trump’s veto on a resolution directing the president to cease the use of US Armed Forces against Iran unless explicitly authorized by a congressional declaration of war. Click here to see our coverage of the resolution. 


ELECTIONS

June Election Dates

Tomorrow, June 2nd, eight states are holding statewide elections. Check out the Vote Smart election calendar here to see a breakdown of each state and which offices are up for a vote.


VOTE SMART & COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to impact the nation, Vote Smart's staffers are still hard at work collecting the facts from their homes. Below, you'll see that they are not alone! Their fury friends are helping them get the work done.



A photo of a nine person video call with cats and dogs in each of the nine frames, with the Vote Smart logo in the bottom right.

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