Highlights from the Week
1. This week U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin met at the United Nations Security Council to discuss the international situation between Russia and Ukraine. View remarks from U.S. President Joe Biden discussing the situation here.
2. This week it was announced that retail sales in the United States increased by 3.8% in January while the consumer price index rose to 7.5% over the past year, according to CNBC. View statements from members of the U.S. House and Senate discussing the issue of inflation here.
3. This week is the final week the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games will take place. View an op-ed from John Katko, Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, discussing the event here and view a speech from Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, discussing legislation on American competitiveness here.
4. This week the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robert Califf as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. View how each member of the Senate voted here.
By the Elections Research team
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By the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 792 statements were added this week
The Maine state legislature passed a bill that authorizes parole for certain prisoners.
The Virginia state legislature passed a bill that prohibits mask mandates at schools.
Congress: 1 nomination was added