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This Week In Research: March 11th - March 15th, 2024




Highlights from the Week

  1. On March 7th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed the Laken Riley Act. This bill, which passed by a vote of 251-170, would require the Secretary of Homeland Security to take into custody immigrants who have been charged in the United States with theft. The legislation was passed in the wake of the murder of Augusta University student Laken Riley by an undocumented immigrant. To read more about the bill, as well as how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement by the bill sponsor, Representative Mike Collins of Georgia, click here. To read a statement from Representative Rick Allen of Georgia, click here. To read a statement by Republican Conference Chair, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, click here. To read a statement by Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona, click here. Lastly, to read a statement by Representative Veronica Escobar of Texas, click here.

  2. On March 8th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed the Expanding Access to Capital Act of 2023 by a vote of 212-205. This bill reduces various securities regulations which apply to certain brokers, advisors, and companies, as well as allowing more investors to invest in specific venture types. Specific details include raising caps from $10 million to $150 million in capital contributions. To read more on the bill and how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative Patrick McHenry from North Carolina, click here. To read a statement from Representative Kay Granger of Texas, click here. To read a statement from Representative Mike Lawley of New York, click here. To read a statement from Representative Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania, click here. To read a statement from Representative Katie Porter of California, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Adam Schiff of California, click here.

  3. On March 13th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act. This bill, which was passed by a vote of 352-65, would prohibit distributing, maintaining, or providing internet hosting services for a foreign adversary controlled application, such as Tik Tok. Effectively, this bill gives Tik Tok’s parent company, ByteDance (a Chinese-owned company) roughly six months to divest the app so it can remain available in the United States, or else it will be banned in the country. It will now proceed to the United States Senate for consideration. To read more about this bill, as well as how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Speaker Mike Johnson, click here. To read a statement from House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, click here. To read a statement from Representative Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, click here. To read a statement from Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona, click here. To read a statement from Representative Sara Jacobs of California, click here. To read a statement from Representative Dan Bishop of North Carolina, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Tom McClintock of California, click here.



Elections

By the Elections Research team: Nick, Zachary, Caleb, Seth, Jessica, Max and interns Isabella, Guiselle, Elsie, Jun, Stephen, Deonte, Sierra, Braden, Ashlyn, and Maddie


Biographies & Elections:

Here are the results from the Super Tuesday elections. Click on the state below to view the results for the presidential contests from Tuesday:


Click on the state below to view the results for down-ballot (non-presidential) races:


Want to learn more about candidates running for elected office in 2024? Click on the states below to see the full list:


Want to learn more about elected officials in your state? You can see the full list here:


Want to learn more about the leadership in each state legislature? You can see the full leadership rosters here:


Want to learn more about which committees elected officials are a part of? You can see the full list of committees for each state here:



Officials

By the Officials Research team: Sam, Johanan, Neal, Thomas, and Quinn. Interns: Deaja, Luiza, Deyab, Tina, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Dev, and Ethan. 


Public Statements: 200 statements were added this week. See highlights from the week for notable statements.


Key Votes: 

States: 64 new votes were added. 





   Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • This year to date, the SIGs team has entered 42,388 ratings and 7,703 endorsements for candidates.

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