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Summer Research Wrap-Up

Updated: Aug 24


Statements


CARES 2 CARES 2, the new economic stimulus package, has been debated in Congress this month. See what your congressperson has to say about it here. Back to School As schools around the country prepare to reopen this fall, click here to make sure you know what your representatives are saying on the topic of education. Passing of Congressman John Lewis On July 17th, Georgia Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights leader, passed away. Click hereto read what members of Congress had to say about his life and legacy.


Votes


Moving Forward Act On July 1st, the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act to reauthorize funding for highways, transit, motor vehicle safety, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Click hereto see the vote breakdown of the bill. Great American Outdoors Act With bipartisan support, on July 17th the House passed the Great American Outdoors Act. Click here to read Vote Smart's synopsis and highlights of the bill. National Defense Authorization Act On July 23rd, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 with a vote of 86-14. See how your senators voted here and read Vote Smart's synopsis of the bill here.



ONLY 74 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY!

(As of August 21, 2020)


Democratic National Convention & Republican National Convention


This week, from August 17-20th, the Democratic National Convention will be held virtually, after originally being scheduled to take place in Milwaukee, WI. The party's prospective nominees are former Vice President, Joe Biden, and current California Senator, Kamala Harris. Read all the information Vote Smart has on Vice President Biden here and all the information on Senator Harris here.


From August 24-27th, the Republican National Convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina. The convention will formally nominate President Trump and Vice President Pence for a second term. Read all the information Vote Smart has on President Trump here.


The Green Party also selected a presidential nominee during their convention in early July. Click here to learn more about the nominee, Howie Hawkins.



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