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Weekly Wrap Up: April 19-April 23

Updated: Apr 23

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.


3. This week former Vice-President Walter Mondale passed away. Read President Biden’s tribute here, and Vice-President Harris’ statement 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.




Elections

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.


Election Results:

NH State House 23



Officials

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 1,600 statements were added this week


Key Votes:


  • 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.




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