2017 April 25
Top Trending Pages on Votesmart.org
The 2016 Election is over, but things are not quiet in politics! Citizens have been busy using votesmart.org to find out what their officials and candidates have been up to.
We went through our website and pulled our most viewed webpages from over the past month, to give you an idea of the topics that seem to be sparking the interest of our users.
Top 10 Officials whose Campaign Finance information was viewed:
Donald Trump (R), United States President
Kamala Harris, U.S Senate (D-CA)
Jon Ossoff, (D) running for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District
Ted Cruz, U.S Senate (R-TX)
Bernie Sanders, U.S Senate (D-VT)
Gregory Abbott, Governor of Texas (R)
Dan McConchie, State Senate (R-IL) - District 26
Erik Paulsen U.S House, (R-MN) - District 3
Markwayne Mullin U.S House, (R-OK) - District 2
Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senate (D-NY) and the Democratic Minority Leader.
Top 10 Key Votes viewed:
S J Res 34 - A joint resolution concerning internet privacy. This ruling overturns an FCC rule created last fall that would have prevented Internet Service Providers (Comcast, Verizon, etc.) from selling individuals’ data.
HR 1430 - A bill passed by the House that prohibits the EPA from proposing any action or regulation that uses science that is not publicly available. This bill only allows the EPA to cite research that is verified by multiple independent sources.
HR 1181 - A bill passed in the House that allows veterans deemed mentally impaired to purchase firearms and ammunition ...
2017 April 05
Congress has been very busy in early 2017. Read further to find out what is happening on both sides of the aisle!
2016 November 14
The issue of ocean acidification is slowly coming to prominence in the United States. Largely due to the strong array of scientific data backing up the claims of the changing chemistry of the seas, the issue is largely a bipartisan one.
2016 November 02
Renewable energy has grown increasingly popular as evidence of human-caused global climate change accumulates. Solar, hydroelectric, and wind energies make up a large majority of the renewable energy sector, and are seen by some as preferable alternatives to fossil fuel and nuclear energies.
2016 October 26
The Political Courage Test, which has been endorsed by major media in every election since 1992, asks candidates to demonstrate their political courage by providing voters with that essential information, in spite of the fact that opponents might use their answers in political attacks.
2016 October 26
Even in the earliest years of the United States, women have been filling vital roles to support United States military operations.
2016 October 20
State legislatures in the previous months have been passing bills to alter and add to their public school systems’ curriculums.