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Weekly Wrap-Up: August 2-6

Updated: Aug 6




Highlights from the Week


Yesterday, President Joe Biden made an announcement calling for half of the new cars sold in the United States to be electric or plug-in hybrids by the year 2030. Click here to read his remarks.


Earlier this week, President Biden announced the revival of an eviction moratorium in areas where community transmission rates are spiking, after much advocacy from Congresswoman Cori Bush and other Democrats. Read statements from your representatives here.


This week President Biden called for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo following news that the New York attorney general’s investigation found the governor to have sexually harassed multiple women. Click here to read reactions from members of Congress.


After last week’s compromise between a bipartisan group of senators on an expansive infrastructure package, members of the Senate have been voting all week on amendments to that bill. Click here to read the latest from your representatives about the bill’s negotiations.


This week the World Health Organization (WHO) called for a moratorium on the distribution of any COVID “booster” shots until the end of September in order to ensure that the rest of the world receives access to their first doses of the vaccine. Click here to read the latest from your representatives about the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.



Elections

By Makala and the Elections Research team


We’re tracking all the special elections in 2021! See if your state has an election coming up here.


Election Results:

OH Congressional Districts 11 & 15, MI State Senate 8 & 28, TN State House 29, TX Congressional District 6


Officials

By Chelsea and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 2,200 statements were added this week


Key Votes:


  • Congress: no bills added

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