Highlights from the Week
1. This week a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty for the death of George Floyd in May of 2020. Click here to read the reactions from your representatives.
2. Yesterday the U.S. House passed The Washington, D.C. Admission Act, a bill that would admit Washington, DC as the 51st state. See how your representatives voted here.
4. Last week the House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, which addresses wage discrimination on the basis of sex. Click here to see how your representatives voted.
5. This week the Senate voted to confirm Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General. Click here to see how they voted.
By Makala, James, and the Elections Research team
Virginia’s Republican primary convention is scheduled for May 8, 2021! Check out the full list of gubernatorial candidates here, and statewide candidates here. Click on any candidate’s bio folder to learn more.
By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 1,600 statements were added this week
States: 65 bills added
The Wisconsin Senate passed a bill that would authorize individuals to file election law violation claims against election officials.
The Hawaii legislature passed a bill that would require automatically registering someone to vote if they receive a driver's license or identification card.
The Wisconsin Senate passed a bill that would require election administrators allow election observers to be no more than 3 feet away from voter registration tables.
Congress: 5 bills added
HR 1195: Vote to pass a bill that requires the Department of Labor to address workplace violence in health care, social service, and other sectors.
HR 1573: Vote to pass a bill that provides various protections for covered individuals subject to secondary or deferred inspections when seeking admission into the United States.
HR 1333: Vote to pass a bill that establishes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States.