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This Week In Research: May 6th - May 10th, 2024



Highlights from the Week

  1. On May 1st, 2024, the United States House of Representatives voted on the Anti Semitism Awareness Act of 2023. This bill, which passed by a vote of 320-91, provides statutory authority for the requirement that the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights take into consideration the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism when reviewing or investigating complaints of discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. To read more about this bill, as well as how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from the bill sponsor, Representative Mike Lawler of New York, click here. To read a statement by Representative David Kustoff of Tennessee, click here. To read a statement from Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, click here. To read a statement from Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, click here. To read a statement from Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona, click here. Lastly, to read a statement by Representative Jerry Nadler of New York, click here.

  2. On May 7th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives passed HR 6192, the Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act by a 212 to 195 vote. The bill amends and modifies how the Department of Energy (DOE) revokes, amends, or may implement energy conservation standards for specific consumer products (excluding automobiles), such as household appliances. The DOE now has the ability to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for providing a new or altered standard at any time for a consumer product. Furthermore, the DOE may grant a petition to amend or revoke energy conservation standards if specific standards are met. To find out more about the specific standards, the bill, and to see how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative and Bill Sponsor Debbie Lasko of Arizona, click here. To read a statement from Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, click here. To read a statement from Representative and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, click here. To read a statement from Representative Jahana Hayes of Connecticut, click here

  3. On May 8th, 2024, the United States House of Representatives voted to table a motion to vacate the Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. By a vote of 359-43, most House Democrats joined most House Republicans in voting to table the motion and keep Representative Mike Johnson in his current position. The motion was brought by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has criticized Speaker Johnson over his dealmaking with Democrats to fund the government in addition to providing military aid to Ukraine during its war with Russia. To read a previous statement from Speaker Mike Johnson on the prospect of a motion to vacate, click here. To read a statement from House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, click here. To read a statement from Representative Greene of Georgia, click here. To read a statement from Representative Darin LaHood of Illinois, click here. To read a statement from Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, click here.


Elections

By the Elections Research team: Nick, Olin, Caleb, Seth, Max, and interns Isabella, Elsie, Ashlyn, and Maddie.


Biographies & Elections:

Here are the results from the presidential primary elections we had this week. 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: Ethan.


Public Statements: 32 statements were added this week. See highlights from the week for notable statements.


Key Votes: 

States: 42 new votes were added. 




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