Highlights from the Week
On November 2nd, 2023, the United States House of Representatives passed the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2024. This bill, which was passed by a vote of 226-196, authorizes billions of dollars for fiscal year 2024 in supplemental appropriations to the Department of Defense and the Department of State to respond to the attacks in Israel by Hamas last month. It will now move on to the United States Senate for consideration. To view the bill text and how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from the bill’s sponsor, Representative Kay Granger of Texas, click here. To read a statement from Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia, click here. To read a statement from Representative Gregory Meeks of New York, who is the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, click here. To read a statement from Representative Rosa DeLauro, who is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, click here. To read a statement from Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Mike Lawler of New York, click here.
On November 3, 2023, the House passed HR 4821 on a vote of 213-203 and is to be enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives. The bill authorizes fiscal year 2024 pertaining to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The scope of the bill includes range improvements, service charges, deposits, forfeitures, miscellaneous trust funds, administrative provisions, national park services, and more. Some details of the bill encompass expenses for protection, use, development and more in the management of lands and their resources. Additionally, it includes $35,000,000 for the Mining Law Administration operations. Firstly, to read more about the bill and read how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative and bill sponsor Mike Simpson, click here. To read a statement from Representative Sean Casten of Illinois, click here. To read a statement from Representative Chip Roy of Texas, click here. To read a statement from Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Bruce Westerman of Arkansas, click here.
On November 7, 2023, The House passed H Res 845, censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for promoting false narratives in relation to Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel. This resolution passed on a 234-188 vote. The bill states that Israel is a critical ally to the American people and supports the United States’ national security interests in the Middle East. Representative Tlaib’s statement on October 7, 2023, claimed that Hamas’ attack on the Jewish people was partially attributable to the United States security provided to Israel. Following this, Tlaib further spread a false narrative regarding Israel intentionally bombing Al-Ahli Arab Hospital according to the resolution. Firstly, to read more about the resolution and how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative Tlaib of Michigan, click here. To read a statement from Representative Tom McClintock of California, click here. To read a statement from Representative Jamaal Bowman of New York, click here. To read a statement from Representative Brad Schneider of Illinois, click here. To read a statement from Representative Rich McCormick of Georgia, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Ronny Jackson of Texas, click here.
On Tuesday, November 7th, elections were held across the country, with races for governor, statewide offices, state legislatures, and ballot measures all voted on. In Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear was re-elected, and Republicans swept the remaining statewide constitutional offices. In Mississippi, every incumbent was re-elected, with Governor Tate Reeves winning re-election in a close race against Democrat Brandon Presley. In New Jersey and Virginia, Democrats won both chambers of the state legislature, with Virginia Democrats flipping the State House of Delegates and holding the State Senate. In Pennsylvania, Democrat Daniel McCaffery won a special election for the State Supreme Court, and in Rhode Island Democrat Gabe Amo won a special election for the first Congressional District, becoming the first person of color to represent the Ocean State in Congress. There were also a series of ballot measures in Colorado, Maine, New York, Ohio, and Texas. You can view all of the results below by clicking on the links for all of these elections and more.
By the Elections Research team: Nick, Zachary, Caleb, Seth, Jessica, and Max and Elections Research interns Ionut, Spencer, Molly, Rachel, Emma, Kaia, and Brenda
Biographies & Elections:
Election Day just passed, and we have processed every election that was regularly scheduled! You can see the list of elections that happened this week here:
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By the Officials Research team: Sam, Johanan, Neal, Thomas, Quinn and Interns: Justin, Skylar, Jami, Abby, Claire, Heather, Kaitlin, Sophia, Tristen, Arola and Nischay.
Public Statements: See highlights from the week for notable statements.
States: 30 new votes were added.
Nebraska Governor signed LB 92 - Limits Insulin Costs for Insured Patients to $35 Per Month Maximum
Maine Senate signed LD 1436 - Establishes Remedies for Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Maine Senate Concurrence (Action by which one house agrees to a proposal or action that the other chamber has approved) vote passed LD 533 - Authorizes Gender Affirming Care for Minors
North Carolina Governor signed SB 189 - Amends Legal Classification and Penalties for Crimes Related to Fentanyl Distribution
U.S. Congress: 10 new votes were added.
House passed HR 3774 - Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum (SHIP) Act
House passed HR 4821 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024
House passed HR 6126 - Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024
House passed HR 4364 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2024
House passed HR 340 - Hamas International Financing Prevention Act
Senate passed HR 4366 - Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024
House Resolution Tabled H Res 829 - Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for antisemitic activity, sympathizing with terrorist organizations, and leading an insurrection at the United States Capitol Complex
House passed H Res 845 - Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for promoting false narratives regarding the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel
House Resolution passed H Res 798 - Condemning the support of Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations at institutions of higher education, which may lead to the creation of a hostile environment for Jewish students, faculty, and staff
House Resolution passed H Res 559 - Declaring it is the policy of the United States that a nuclear Islamic Republic of Iran is not acceptable
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
This year to date, the SIGs team has entered 41,287 ratings and 13,227 endorsements for candidates.