Highlights from the Week
1. Biden’s proposed infrastructure package would spend billions of dollars to upgrade and modernize the country’s water systems, roads, and bridges. Click here to read Congress’ reactions to the American Jobs Plan.
2. The Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which would require the Department of Justice to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes. Click here to read what’s in the bill.
3. Want to know who is running for governor of Virginia? Check out the candidates here.
4. Click here to read statements from your representatives about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
By Makala, James, and the Elections Research team
The Texas Congressional District 6 special election is headed for a runoff! Read up on the candidates here.
By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 1,200 statements were added this week
States: 64 bills added
The Florida legislature passed a bill to establish restrictions on mail-in ballots for vote-by-mail elections and ballot drop box locations.
The Montana legislature passed a bill to require ballot initiatives to include a warning label on the impact on local business.
The Florida legislature passed a bill to prohibit social media companies from "de-platforming" political candidates by fining them $25,000 to $250,000 a day.
Congress: 1 bill added