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This Week In Research: March 25th - March 29th, 2024



Highlights from the Week

  1. On March 2nd, 2024, the House passed a joint resolution regarding carbon tax and how it would be detrimental to the United States economy. Impacts include imposing burdens upon certain industries, states, jobs and more, as well as restricting the overall global competitiveness of the United States. Additionally, it is mentioned in the bill that consumers and families of the country will pay more for their essentials, such as electricity, food, and gas. The urge is for Congress and the President to focus more so on pro-growth solutions that would help promote domestic resource development. To read more about the bill and to see how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative and Bill Sponsor Ryan Zinke of Montana, click here. To read a statement from Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, click here. To read a statement from Representative Jason Smith of Missouri, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Danny Davis of Illinois, click here.

  2. On March 20th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed HR 6009, Restoring American Energy Dominance Act, by a 216 to 200 vote. This bill requires the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw a proposed rule called “Fluid Mineral Leases and Leasing Process”. Specifically, changes to oil and gas leasing which occur on public lands, as well as implementing provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. To read more about the bill and to see how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative and Bill Sponsor Lauren Boebert of Colorado, click here. To read a statement from Representative Garret Graves of Louisiana, click here. To read a statement from Representative Burgess Owens of Utah, click here. To read a statement from Representative Sydney Kamlager-Dove of California, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Jared Huffman of California, click here.

  3. On March 21st, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed HR 7023, Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act, passing by a 213 to 205 vote. Components of the bill include amending and modifying requirements under the Clean Water Act, providing the Environmental Protection Agency authority to develop new and revised water quality criteria for states, and amending the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. To read more about the bill and how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative and Bill Sponsor David Rouzer of North Carolina, click here. To read a statement from Representative John Duarte of California, click here. To read a statement from Representative Hillary Scholten of Michigan, click here. To read a statement from Representative Pete Stauber of Minnesota, click here. To read a statement from Representative Summer Lee of Pennsylvania, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Rick Larsen of Washington, click here.

  4. On March 22nd, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill funding the government through September 30th, 2024. Passed by a vote of 350-58 in the House and 74-24 the following morning in the United States Senate, this bill averts a prolonged government shutdown and fully funds all government agencies until the end of the fiscal year. Later that day on the 23rd, President Biden signed the bill, ending a minor shutdown during the day. To read more about the bill, as well as how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement by President Biden, click here. To read a statement from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, click here. To read a statement from Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, click here. To read a statement from Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto of Nevada, click here. To read a statement from House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana, click here. To read a statement from House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, click here. To read a statement from Representative Anna Luna of Florida, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Eli Crane of Arizona, click here.

  5. Early in the morning of March 26th, 2024, a cargo ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge, hitting one of its support pillars and causing a significant amount of the bridge to collapse. This bridge crosses over the Patapsco River and carries I-695 into Baltimore Harbor, and is a significant arterial roadway in the region. As of writing, six people are presumed dead, and a massive reconstruction effort is now underway. To read remarks from President Biden, click here. To read a statement from Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen, click here. To read a statement from Maryland Governor Wes Moore, click here. To read a statement from Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Kweisi Mfume of Maryland, 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: 190 statements were added this week. See highlights from the week for notable statements.


Key Votes: 

States: 57 new votes were added. 






   Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • This year to date, the SIGs team has entered 44,832 ratings and 8,593 endorsements for candidates.

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