Today's Vote

 

Student speaking in Senate Chamber

In the Today’s Vote program, visitors participate in a live floor debate on an active piece of legislation being considered by the real Senate in Washington, D.C. The simulated Senate session provides an introduction to the bill under consideration and highlights some of the Senate Chamber’s rules and traditions. As a “Senator for a Day,” visitors can investigate the bill using their tablets, consider live debates by the Institute’s actor “Senators,” and offer their own statements on the Senate floor. Today’s Vote culminates in a live vote, tallied on the Institute’s Senate Chamber screens.

Today’s Vote is currently running in the Institute’s Senate Chamber Tuesday through Sunday at 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Schedule subject to change for special events.

Current Today’s Vote

Man speaking in Senate Chamber

August’s Today’s Vote is S.J.Res.43, Senate Joint Resolution for Use of Military Force Against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. This resolution would serve as a new “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” for the country’s ongoing conflicts with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS. This new authorization would restrict the President’s authority over where force is used and against whom.

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Today's Vote is currently running in the EMK Institute's Senate Chamber Tuesday through Sunday

12:00 PM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
Schedule subject to change for special events.
August’s Today’s Vote is S.J.Res.43, Senate Joint Resolution for Use of Military Force Against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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Experience democracy firsthand through interactive exhibits, live votes, and a full-scale replica of the Senate Chamber.

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