NOTE: This was originally on yeasandnays.us. I’m closing that site to consolidate the website into this site. 

I wanted to create a website that helps non-political people know the most critical bills working their way through congress. You are busy, working and living life with your children. However, you must get involved when your voice is most needed.  

UPDATE: THIS BILL PASSED THE HOUSE ON MARCH 11, 2021. THE FINAL TALLY, YEAS: 227, NAYS: 203, NOT VOTING: 1.

8 REPUBLICANS VOTED YEA 

VERN BUCHANAN (FL-16)
MARIA ELVIRA SALAZAR (FL-27)
CARLOS A. GIMENEZ (FL-26)
ANDREW R. GARBARINO (NY-02)
BRIAN FITZPATRICK (PA-01)
ADAM KINZINGER (IL-16)
CHRIS SMITH (NJ-04)
FRED UPTON (MI-06)

TROY BALDERSON (OH-12) – DID NOT VOTE

1 DEMOCRAT VOTED NAY

JARED GOLDEN (ME-02)

H.R. 8: BIPARTISAN BACKGROUND CHECKS ACT OF 2021

To require a background check for every firearm sale. It would criminalize the private transfer of firearms. The NRA says, “It would make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners for simply loaning a firearm to a friend or some family members. This bill would not stop criminals from obtaining guns because criminals do not comply with the law. And the legislation would be unenforceable without federal gun registration.” They have also set up a take-action page for this bill.


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