Highlights from the Week
1. On Wednesday the House passed the Senate-amended American Rescue Act, which establishes additional relief for the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. On Thursday President Biden signed the American Rescue Act into law. Click here to see how the Senate voted, here to see how the House voted, and here to read statements from your congressional representatives about what’s in this next package.
2. Last week the House passed the For the People Act, which expands voter registration and voting access, limits removing voters from voter rolls, and requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions. Click here to see how they voted.
3. Last week the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which requires increased accountability for law enforcement misconduct, increases transparency and data collection, and prohibits discriminatory policing practices. Click here to see how they voted.
By James and the Elections Research team
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By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 1,613 statements were added this week
States: 47 bills
. The Georgia House passed a bill that would limit absentee and early voting.
. The Kentucky House passed a bill that would authorize early in-person voting and mail-in voting restrictions.
Congress: 7 bills added
. HR 842: Vote to pass a bill that expands labor protections related to employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace.
. HR 8: Vote to pass a bill that establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties.
. HR 1446: Vote to pass a bill that requires a federal firearms licensee to wait 10 business days for a completed background check before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed individual.