Midterm Election Update
The two political parties are battling over congressional districts in several states.
17 Nov
2022
Written by ecadmin

Midterm Election Update »

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Americans went to the polls to choose local political officials and state legislators. Americans voted on laws and Read more…

2022 Mid-term Elections Rundown
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10 Nov
2022
Written by ecadmin

2022 Mid-term Elections Rundown »

On Tuesday, November 8, Americans went to the polls to decide gubernatorial, congressional, and local races all over the country. Both chambers of Read more…

More and More LGBTQ Candidates in the Midterm Elections
3 Nov
2022
Written by ecadmin

More and More LGBTQ Candidates in the Midterm Elections »

Harvey Milk was one of the first openly LGBTQ people to be elected to public office in the United States. Milk was elected Read more…

Indigenous Representation in Congress
The U.S. Congress is located in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
28 Sep
2022
Written by ecadmin

Indigenous Representation in Congress »

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On September 13, 2022, Representative Mary Peltola was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. This was an historic moment in many ways. Read more…

Gen Z Runs for Office
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22 Sep
2022
Written by ecadmin

Gen Z Runs for Office »

Since the 2020 election, more than eight million young Americans have become eligible to vote. The oldest members of “Generation Z”–those born between Read more…

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package
The new infrastructure spending package will help repair older roads, bridges, and more.
17 Nov
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package »

On November 5, 2021, Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. (Infrastructure means the physical and organizational Read more…

Washington Battles Over Extending Eviction Ban
The federal government is trying to figure out how to deal with the eviction moratorium.
11 Aug
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Washington Battles Over Extending Eviction Ban »

During the COVID-19 shutdown, the federal government imposed a national eviction moratorium. Because so many Americans were suddenly out of work, landlords were Read more…

Democrats Debate Budget Plan
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20 Jul
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Democrats Debate Budget Plan »

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Every year, the federal government puts together a budget–a plan for the way that federal dollars will be spent. A country’s budget reflects Read more…

House Passes January 6 Commission
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26 May
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

House Passes January 6 Commission »

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On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. Five people died during the incident while legislators hid inside Read more…

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan
Communities across the country are debating the need to cover their faces during the coronavirus pandemic.
17 Mar
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan »

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Many American families are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID legislation passed by the federal government in 2020 included:

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