This past week was a busy one! Personal data, Facebook, and the retirement of Paul Ryan are just a few topics that have come up. Vote Smart added 1,211 public statements to its database, along with updates to our key votes and interest group ratings. Read on and follow the links for more!
Notable Public Statements:
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that this will be his last year serving as a member of the House. Read full statement➤
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) released a statement regarding U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-WI) announcement that he will not seek re-election. Read full statement➤
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing: John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) are among those who have released statements about the hearing.
Raids on attorney Michael Cohen : Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chuck Schumer (R-TX) released statements.
SESTA-FOSTA: Read up on statements regarding the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017.
Select Key Vote Updates:
HR 1865: The U.S. Senate passed a bill that prohibits websites that promote prostitution or facilitate sex trafficking.
SB 151: The Kentucky State Senate voted to concur with State House amendments and pass a bill that amends their state public pension system.
New Interest Group Ratings:
The Club for Growth released its new ratings for 2017 and Vote Smart has it all here. Click here to see their updated ratings➤
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