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 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Schedule subject to change for special events.
Current Today’s Vote
The current Today’s Vote is S.102, the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act of 2019. This bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct annual reviews of drug prices in order to determine if any are excessively priced. A drug price is considered excessive if it is greater than the median price for that drug in Canada, the UK, Germany, France, and Japan. If the Secretary finds that any drugs are excessively priced they may revoke the patent for that drug and allow anybody may make, import, or sell a generic version of the drug in the U.S.
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Today's Vote is currently running in the Institute's Senate Chamber Tuesday through Sunday
Schedule subject to change for special events.
This month, the Today’s Vote is S.102, the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act of 2019.
Experience democracy firsthand through interactive exhibits, live votes, and a full-scale replica of the Senate Chamber.