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Winter Research Wrap-Up

Updated: Mar 13


As the primary season heats up, even the media turns to us to lose the spin. Read below to see what we've added to the database since the start of the new year, including 6,483 new statements, 95 new bills & resolutions, and what Congress had to say about the impeachment trials!


HOT TOPICS



Iowa Caucuses & New Hampshire Primary

The 2020 election season kicked off with the Iowa Caucuses on February 3 and the New Hampshire Primary on February 11. Click here to review tentative Iowa results and here for the New Hampshire results.


State of the Union

On February 4, President Trump gave his third State of the Union address. Click here to review the address with the help of Bull, our new fact checking feature in partnership with The Washington Post Fact Checker, PolitiFact, and FactCheck.org.


Puerto Rico Earthquake

Puerto Rico experienced a magnitude 5.0 earthquake in January. Click here to see what members of Congress had to say about not only the disaster, but the FEMA funds the territory requested afterward.


VOTES



Mexico-Canada Agreement

The Senate voted 89-10 to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which was signed into law on January 29. Click here to see our coverage of the bill, and then click here to see what your representatives had to say about it.


Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

In January, the House voted 262-155 to pass the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. Click here to see our coverage of the bill.


PFAS Action Act

On January 10, the House voted 247-159 to pass a bill requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate per-and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances as hazardous. Click here to see our highlights of the vote.


Impeachment Trial




The Senate Trial

The impeachment trials made their way to the Senate in January. Click here to see what your senators said about the process.


Senate Resolution 488

On January 31st, the Senate voted 51-49 against calling additional witnesses for the trials. Click here to see how your senators voted.


House Resolution 755

On February 5, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment. Click here to see our coverage.


Thanks for following along with us this month. We'll be back with more updates soon. Until then, keep up with the latest information on the Vote Smart blog.