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Weekly Wrap-Up: February 8-11

Updated: Feb 12

Highlights from the Week


1. This week the Senate began their impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump after deciding it was constitutional to try a former president. See the vote details here and read statements from Congress here.


2. On Monday, the Senate confirmed Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. See how you senators voted here, and click here to learn more about him.


3. This week Representative Ron Wright became the first member of Congress to die from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Click here to see what Congress is saying this week about COVID-19.



Elections

By James and the Elections Research team


Election Results:

GA State House 90, OK State Senate 22


Officials

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 1,606 statements were added this week


Key Votes:

  • States: 52 bills added

. COVID legislation so far this year

  • Congress: 5 bills added

. S Con Res 5: Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that establishes the congressional budget for the federal government in the 2021 fiscal years and sets forth budgetary levels for fiscal years 2022-2030.

. H Res 101: Vote to adopt a resolution that provides for the adoption of S Con Res 5.

. H Con Res 11: Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that establishes the congressional budget for the federal government in the 2021 fiscal years and sets forth budgetary levels for fiscal years 2022-2030.


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