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Weekly Wrap Up: April 26-30

Updated: Apr 30

Highlights from the Week


1. On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden addressed his first joint session of Congress. Read what he said here. Read reactions to those remarks here.


2. Last week the House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, which addresses wage discrimination on the basis of sex. Click here to read what’s in the bill.


3. The results of Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District special election are in! Check out the winner here.


4. Texas Congressional District 6 has a special election scheduled for Saturday, May 1, to fill the seat of the late Rep. Ron Wright, the first member of Congress to die from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Click here to see all the candidates running in that election.


5. The United States has surpassed 200 million administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to read statements from your representatives about the vaccine roll-out.



Elections

By Makala, James, and the Elections Research team


Louisiana held special runoff elections last weekend. Check out the results for the Education Board special election here, and the results for State House District 82 runoff election here. Click on any candidate’s bio folder to learn more.


Election Results:

AL State House 73, CT State House 145



Officials

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 1,400 statements were added this week


Key Votes:





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