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This Week in Research: January 16 – 20

Highlights from the Week

1. On January 10, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill “Establishing the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party.” This bill, passed by a vote of 365–65, creates a committee that will focus on competition with China, investigate the issue, and make policy recommendations. Click here to read more about the bill, including the vote breakdown and bill text. Additionally, click here to read a statement from Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, and here for a statement from Representative Gerry Connolly of Virginia.


2. On January 11, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Passed by a vote of 220–210, this bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a healthcare practitioner must provide in the case of premature birth following an abortion or an attempted abortion. This bill has been brought up in previous congresses as well, passing by similar vote-margins. It will now advance to the U.S. Senate. Click here to read the bill text and vote breakdown, here for a statement from House Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and here for a statement from House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York.


3. On January 12, 2023, the House passed the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act. This bill, which passed by a margin of 331–97, prohibits the sale and export of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or SPR, to China. It will now move to the Senate for consideration. Click here to read more about the bill and the vote breakdown, here to read a statement from Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State, and here for a statement from Kathy Castor of Florida.



Elections

By the Elections Research team: Nick, Zachary, Courtney, Seth, and Caleb

Biographies:

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Officials

By the Officials Research team: Noah, Johanan, Neal, Thomas, Bibi, Craig, and Israel


Public Statements: 359 statements were added this week. See highlights from the week for notable statements.


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  • This year to date, the SIGS team has entered 3 ratings and 182 endorsements for candidates.

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