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Weekly Wrap-Up: April 8-12

What a week! At Vote Smart, we work hard to make sure our website is updated and accurate. Take a look at some of the important information we added last week.


By James and the Elections Research team

The candidate list for 2019 Virginia State Legislative Primary Election has been released. See your candidates here.



By Annie and the Officials Research team

David Bernhardt was confirmed as Secretary of United States Department of Interior yesterday. You can view his profile here.

Public Statements: 1,405 statements added last week

Health care continued to dominate statements from Congress last week. See what your representatives are saying about it here.

Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of Homeland Security, resigned on Wednesday. See what your representatives are saying about her resignation here. You can also view her profile here.

The federal budget was discussed by representatives on both sides of the aisle. See those statements here.

Key Votes:

We added 30 bills that were up for a vote in statehouses across the country. See what was added for your state here.

The U.S. Congress voted on 2 bills:

H Res 271: Condemning the Trump Administration's Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans' Health Care.

HR 1585: Vote to pass a bill that amends the Violence Against Women Act to expand transgender rights, protections for survivors of domestic violence, and restrict certain gun ownership.

That’s all for this wrap-up! For updates all week long, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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