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Weekly Wrap-Up: August 9-13

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Highlights from the Week

Following months of negotiations, on Tuesday the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill by a vote of 69-30. Click here to see the breakdown of how they voted. Click here to read statements from your representatives about the negotiation process.

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation from office following last week’s news that the New York attorney general’s investigation found the governor to have sexually harassed multiple women. Click here to read his resignation speech. Click here to read about Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, who will be filling his seat.

This week the U.S. Senate passed a $3.5 trillion budget plan that would expand Medicare, tax credits, and climate initiatives. Click here to see how your senators voted.

Earlier this week a United Nations climate panel released a report saying that the rising temperatures seen across the globe are due to climate change and that humans are “unequivocally” to blame. Click here to read reactions from your representatives.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for immunocompromised individuals within the next few days. Click here to read the latest from your representatives about the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.


By Makala and the Elections Research team

There are 46 candidates running to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom in the recall election scheduled for September 14. Find out which candidates have passed the Political Courage Test here.


By Chelsea and the Officials Research team

Public Statements: 1,900 statements were added this week

Key Votes:

  • Congress: 2 bills added

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