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Weekly Wrap-Up: March 15-18

Updated: Mar 19

Highlights from the Week


1. This week the Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act, which would increase protections for women from domestic abuse, violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Click here to see how they voted.


2. This week the House voted to pass a resolution that would remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Act. Click here to see how they voted.


3. The United States has seen an influx of migrants at its southern border. Click here to read statements from your representatives regarding border security and immigration policy.


4. This week the Senate confirmed Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior. Click here to see how they voted.


5. This week the Senate voted to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Click here to see how they voted.


6. Last week the House passed a pair of gun bills that would establish new background check requirements for firearm transfers and require federal firearms licensees to wait 10 business days for a completed background check before transferring a firearm. Click here and here to read what’s in the bills.


7. Last week the House passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which would expand labor protections related to employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace. Click here to read what’s in the bill.



Elections

By James and the Elections Research team


No updates for this week - keep an eye out for future updates!


Officials

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 1,427 statements were added this week


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