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Weekly Wrap-Up: June 11th - 15th

This Weekly Wrap-Up covers the June 12th primary elections, public statements on North Korea, Net Neutrality, and Trump's recent judicial nominations. It also covers two major key votes in Congress from the last week, along with a link that allows you to see all 10,500+ endorsements that Vote Smart has added so far this year!



June 12th Primary Elections: Last week there were primary elections in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Maine Results: Here

Nevada Results: Here

North Dakota Results: Here

South Carolina Results: Here

Virginia Results: Here

Public Statements on North Korea:

See what your congressional officials had to say about any topics relating to North Korea here.

Net Neutrality Regulations Rolled Back:

This week, Net Neutrality regulations were rolled back. Read up on what your Congressional officials around the country are saying on the topic here.


National Ratings Released:

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) released their score card. The rating scorecard is a 2017 Scorecard, meaning that AFL-CIO is evaluating active Congress members based on their voting record in 2017. Scorecard here.


We have released over 10,500 endorsements for candidates so far this year. See who is really backing your candidates here.

If you would like to see how your representatives or candidates are rated by Special Interest Groups, check out your candidate's ratings page, as shown by the example here.

Congressional Candidate Lists:

Vote Smart has released congressional candidate lists released for all 41 states that have released certified ballots for 2018 Primary Elections. These candidates are all found on the elections page of the website as searchable here.

Primary Election Results:

Vote Smart has released the election results for all primaries that have happened so far in 2018 races. So far that includes all levels of office for 26 states. Out of those 26 states, 5 of them are are results from this past Tuesday, June 12th. See an example of what this looks like on our website here.


Public Statements:

There were 743 public statements added to the Vote Smart database this week. Some popular topics include:

Key Votes:

There were two Key Votes in Congress this week. Read all about both key votes by following the bolded links.

The first is the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, which rescinds $15 billion in government funding to various state agencies. 

The second bill is the Senate vote on National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes $717 billion in military spending for fiscal year 2019.



Keep an eye out for these up-coming additions to Vote Smart!

Up Coming Primary Elections:

The next set of primaries comes on June 26th for Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. If you vote in any of these states, review who your candidates are by using the Congressional Candidates list above. Get to the polls and VOTE SMART!


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