Highlights from the Week
1. This week the U.S. Senate passed a $768 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and sent it to President Joe Biden to sign. View how members of the Senate voted here and view how members of the House voted here.
2. This week a large portion of the U.S. South and Uppermidwest, specifically Kentucky and Illinois, sustained heavy damage after dozens of tornado storms. View remarks from President Biden reacting to the event here.
3. According to the New York Times, the Consumer Price Index rose to 6.8% this month which is the highest in 40 years. View statements from members of the U.S. House and Senate on this issue here.
4. This week the Senate postponed a vote on the Build Back Better Act to next year. View statements from members of the U.S. House and Senate on this law here.
By John and the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 579 statements were added this week
The Maryland state legislature passed a bill that amends state congressional districts.
The Idaho state legislature passed a bill that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Congress: 4 bills added