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
The current Today’s Vote bill is S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017. This bill would ban the sale, manufacture, transfer, and importation of certain military-style assault weapons. It includes a grandfather clause that exempts all weapons lawfully possessed at the date of the bill’s enactment.
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Today's Vote is currently running in the EMK Institute's Senate Chamber Tuesday through Sunday
Schedule subject to change for special events.
This month Today’s Vote is S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017.
Experience democracy firsthand through interactive exhibits, live votes, and a full-scale replica of the Senate Chamber.