Infrastructure: Build Back Better

Infrastructure: Build Back Better

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes the legislative discussion on how to begin improving the nation’s infrastructure–its highways, roads, bridges, internet system, and more. Addressing the nation’s infrastructure crisis will require a significant investment of federal dollars. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the United States is currently spending only about half […]

New Economic Perspectives

New Economic Perspectives

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post presents information about the perspective provides by some women in President Biden’s economic advisors. President Biden has appointing several women–and often women of color–to critical positions in his administration that will shape the country’s economic future. (Historically, people of color have been even less represented in the field of economics […]

President Biden’s Immigration Challenge

President Biden’s Immigration Challenge

Posted by on Mar 26, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes the current set of challenges that President Biden faces at the southern border of the United States. The Trump administration faced many criticisms regarding the separation of immigrating children from families on the southern border. Now that a new president is in the White House, how is President Biden […]

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post reports on passage of the latest legislative effort to fight COVID-19 and help improve the weakened economy. Many American families are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID legislation passed by the federal government in 2020 included: direct financial relief payments to workers and families the Paycheck […]

Voting with Disabilities

Voting with Disabilities

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post reports on the experiences of voters with disabilities in recent national elections. Usually when we talk about voter access, we think about things like the number of polling places available or whether voter ID is required. But for the estimated one in six voters who have a disability, the voting […]

Biden Introduces Immigration Plan

Biden Introduces Immigration Plan

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post provides new information on an immigration bill being considered in the U.S. Congress. During the Trump administration, immigration policies and practices dominated headlines. How does the Biden administration plan to address U.S. immigration policy? Here, Election Central takes a closer look at President Biden’s proposals thus far. To learn more […]

Trump’s Second Impeachment Outcome

Trump’s Second Impeachment Outcome

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post updates you on the outcome of the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. On January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The official charge of impeachment was incitement of insurrection. This […]

Biden’s Executive Orders

Biden’s Executive Orders

Posted by on Feb 10, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post updates you on President Biden’s early use of executive orders. What are they? And on what policies has the president focused these orders? Under Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, a president has broad authority to make executive orders. How presidents have used this privilege has changed over time, but […]

Status of Biden’s Cabinet

Status of Biden’s Cabinet

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post updates you on President Biden’s cabinet of advisors, what they do, and their progress in getting Senate confirmation. One of the first and most important jobs of a new president is to choose a cabinet: the group of advisers and departmental heads that works closely with the president to make […]

Biden’s First 100 Days Plan

Biden’s First 100 Days Plan

Posted by on Jan 28, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post updates you on President Biden’s goals for his First 100 Days in the White House. The world is watching to see what President Joe Biden accomplishes in his first 100 days. But why this particular time frame? What makes the first hundred days an important presidential benchmark? In 1933, during […]