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  • Writer's pictureJack Nichols

This Week in Research: July 17 - 21

Highlights from the Week

  1. On July 14, 2023, The United States House of Representatives passed, HR 2670 - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024. This bill authorizes fiscal year 2024 appropriations and sets forth policies for the Department of Defense (DOD) programs, activities, military construction and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE). To read more about the legislation and how your representatives voted, click here. To read a statement from Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota, click here. To read a statement from Representative Adam Smith of Washington, click here. To read a statement from Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Gary Palmer of Alabama, click here.

  2. On July, 19, 2023, Israeli President Isaac Herzog arrived at the Capitol in Washington DC, for a joint meeting of Congress. This meeting was regarding the US-Israel relationship, initiative plans in relation to energy security, water infrastructure, trade, cybersecurity and emerging technologies, as well as the two countries' unshakable bond, as stated by both President Herzog and U.S. Representatives. President Isaac Herzog referred to America as Israel’s greatest partner and friend. Ahead of the address, the House of Representatives voted to pass a resolution affirming support for Israel with a bipartisan vote of 412 to 9. To read a statement from President Joe Biden, click here. To read a statement from Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, click here. To read a statement from Representative Jacky Rosen of Nevada, click here. To read a statement from Representative Doug LaMalfa of California, click here. Lastly, to read a statement from Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, click here.

  3. On July 14, 2023, President Joe Biden released new student debt relief actions, resulting in over 800,000 student loan borrowers, who have been repaying their loans for 20 years or more, will see a $39 billion of their loans discharged, as stated by the U.S. President. This followed the June 30 Supreme Court 6 to 3 decision, which struck down President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. To read a statement from President Joe Biden, click here. To read a statement from Vice President Kamala Harris, click here. Lastly, To read a statement from representative Lisa McClain, click here.


Elections

By the Elections Research team: Nick, Zachary, Seth, and Caleb and Interns Riya, Francesca, David, Golsa, Nicholas, and Kelly


Biographies & Elections:

Want to learn more about the candidates running for special elections in Rhode Island and Utah this year? You can see the full list here:

Want to learn more about elected officials in your state? You can see the full list here:


Want to learn more about the leadership in each state legislature? You can see the full leadership rosters here:


Want to learn more about which committees elected officials are a part of? You can see the full list of committees for each state here:


Want to learn more about the results of special elections happening around the country? You can see the list of elections that happened this week here:

Officials

By the Officials Research team: Sam, Johanan, Neal, Thomas, Quinn, Max, and Jessica. Interns: Mark, Laura, Alexa, Henry, Margaret, Nicholas, Sonali and Nicole.


Public Statements: 379 statements were added this week. See highlights from the week for notable statements.


Key Votes:

States: 36 new votes were added.




Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • This year to date, the SIGs team has entered 15,552 ratings and 9,229 endorsements for candidates.


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