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Weekly Wrap-Up: December 7-11

From President-Elect Biden's cabinet appointees to the National Defense Authorization Act, we had plenty to cover in research last week. Check out the highlights of our research from the past few days and let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WEEK

The House voted 228 to 164 to pass the MORE Act, which removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and repeals criminal penalties for an individual who manufactures, distributes, or possesses marijuana. Click here to see what’s in the bill.

Click here to see what your representatives are saying about President-Elect Biden’s cabinet appointees.

Click here to see what Congress is saying this week about COVID-19.

The House voted 272 to 114 to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act, which amends requirements governing the trade, possession, and exhibition of big cats. Click here to see what’s in the bill.

The House voted 335 to 78 and the Senate voted 84 to 13 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act. Click here to see what your representatives have to say about the defense package.

ELECTIONS

By James and the Elections Research team


Click here to check out the official, certified election results in Colorado for the 2020 general election.


Illinois has certified their 2020 general election results. Click here to check out the full list of results.

The state of Idaho has certified their 2020 election results. You can check out all their official elections results for offices on the ballot here.

Click here to check out the official, certified election results in Iowa for the 2020 general election.


Kansas has certified their 2020 general election results. Click here to check out the full list of results.

Maryland has certified their 2020 election results. You can check out all their official elections results for offices on the ballot here.

The state of Missouri has certified their 2020 election results. You can check out all their official elections results for offices on the ballot here.


Click here to check out the official, certified election results in Mississippi for the 2020 general election.


New York has certified their 2020 general election results. Click here to check out the full list of results.


New Jersey has certified their 2020 election results. You can check out all their official elections results for offices on the ballot here.


The state of Oregon has certified their 2020 election results. You can check out all their official elections results for offices on the ballot here.


Click here to check out the official, certified election results in Washington for the 2020 general election.


California has sworn-in their state legislative officials for the 2021 legislative session. Check out the full list of officials here.


Click here to check out the full list of sworn in state legislative officials in New Hampshire for the 2021 legislative session.

Want to check out the full list of 2021 state legislative officials in Maine? Click here to check out the full list of officials for the 2021 state legislative session.

OFFICIALS

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 857 statements added this week

Key Votes:

That’s all for this week! Thanks for following along and supporting Vote Smart.

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