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Weekly Wrap-Up: February 1-5

Updated: Feb 5

Highlights from the Week


1. This week the Senate confirmed the first openly gay cabinet member, Pete Buttigigeg, as the Secretary of Transportation. Click here to see how they voted.


2. This week the Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as the Secretary of the Homeland Security. He is the first immigrant to lead the department. Click here to see how senators voted.


3. On Wednesday the House of Representatives took the first step in approving the next coronavirus relief plan. Early Friday morning the Senate passed their version of the plan. Click here to see what Congress is saying this week about COVID-19.


4. Black History Month began this week. Click here to read statements from your representatives.


5. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to remove Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Education and Labor. Click here to see how they voted.


Elections

By James and the Elections Research team


Check out the full state legislature in Nevada who were sworn in earlier this week here.


Click here to see the new members sworn into the Oklahoma legislature this week.


Officials

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 1,567 statements were added this week


Key Votes:

  • States: 33 bills added

- COVID legislation so far this year

  • Congress: 3 bills added







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