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The October Research Wrap-Up

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Vote Smart research associate shows a Vote Smart intern how to operate the Vote Smart website.

Last month we added 4,142 new statements, 88 new bills & resolutions, and kept tabs on the upcoming November elections. Want to follow the news without all the spin? You'll find that here; in our research wrap-up for October.



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Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia, and Kentucky have gubernatorial and/or state legislative elections on November 5th! 

Preparing for elections in Mississippi? You can check out the candidates running for Governor here, and the candidates for the State Legislature here!

Want to find out more about the candidates running for the New Jersey State Legislature? Check out the full list of candidates here!

Virginia has elections for the State Legislature coming up. Want to learn more about the candidates? Learn about them all out here!

Kentucky's Gubernatorial election also takes place on November 5th. Find all the candidates for Governor here!



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House Resolution 2203 

The US House passed a bill to increase transparency, accountability, and community engagement within the Department of Homeland Security, along with other provisions. Read out complete coverage here.

Senate Joint Resolution 53

This Senate joint resolution that expressed disapproval of the repeal of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan failed, 53-41. Learn more about the vote here.

Outsourcing Accountability Act

The US House voted 226-184 to pass the Outsourcing Accountability Act, which requires corporations to disclose outsourced job numbers and locations to the Securities and Exchange Commission. 



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Elections Security

Elections security has been a hot topic leading up to the November elections. Learn what your representatives are saying here.

Presidential Veto

President Trump vetoed Senate Joint Resolution 54 on October 17th, which authorized the termination of his southern border national emergency declaration. The Senate attempted to override the veto the same day, but failed to achieve the necessary super majority. Click here to see our complete coverage of the resolution. 

Remembering Congressman Cummings

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D - MD) passed away on October 17th. You can check out his profile and his career in Congress here, and click here to see how Congress is remembering him. 


Thanks for following along with us this month. We'll be back with more updates soon. Until then, keep up with the latest information on the Vote Smart blog.

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