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This Week In Research: March 18 - March 22nd, 2024



Highlights from the Week

  1. On March 12th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed the Utilizing Space Efficiently and Improving Technologies (USE IT) Act of 2023. This bill, which passed by a vote of 217-203, would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to establish standard methodologies and identify technologies to measure federal building utilization and to use both to evaluate and consolidate public buildings and federally-leased space. It will now move on to the U.S. Senate for consideration. To read more about the bill, as well as how your representatives voted for it, click here. To read a statement from the bill’s sponsor, Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, click here. To read a statement from Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, click here. To read a statement from Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, click here. To read a statement from Representative Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Betty McCollum, click here.

  2. On March 11th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed the Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act. This bill, which was passed by a vote of 375 to 20, would authorize the Department of Commerce to award economic development grants for public-private partnerships and certain consortiums to carry out specified broadband projects. To read more about the bill, as well as how your representatives voted for it, click here. To read a statement from the bill’s sponsor, Representative Sam Graves of Missouri, click here. To read a statement from Representative Daniel Webster of Florida, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Marc Molinaro of New York, click here.

  3. On March 12th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution denouncing the Biden administration’s immigration policies, which passed by a 226 to 193 vote. The purpose of this resolution was to push the Biden administration to utilize specific authorities in relation to immigration concerns. This pertains to the ability of detaining inadmissible non-U.S. nationals, join cooperative agreements relating to asylum, and restore Migrant Protection Protocols. To read more about the bill and to see how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative and bill sponsor Monica De La Cruz of Texas, click here. To read a statement from Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, click here. To read a statement from Representative Barry Moore of Alabama, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona, 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, Ethan, and Sabrina. 


Public Statements: 313 statements were added this week. See highlights from the week for notable statements.


Key Votes: 

States: 52 new votes were added. 




   Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • This year to date, the SIGs team has entered 46,148 ratings and 8,314 endorsements for candidates.

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