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Weekly Wrap-Up: January 18-22

Updated: Jan 22

Highlights from the Week


1. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office during Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony. Read Biden’s inaugural address here, and click here to read statements from your representatives.


2. President Joe Biden made a number of executive actions on Wednesday including a national strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Read reactions to these actions here.


3. The Senate is discussing its plans for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Click here to read statements from Congress.


4. As of this week, more than 400,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus. Click here to see what Congress is saying this week about COVID-19.




Elections

By James and the Elections Research team


President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been sworn-in to serve in the White House. Click here and select either profile to see their full coverage of research, including their votes, speeches, and ratings.


Three Senators have been sworn into the 117th Congress. Click here to see the full roster of the United States Senate.


Click here to see the New Leadership in the United States Senate for the new 117th Congress.


Officials

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 548 statements were added this week


Key Votes:

  • States: 23 bills added

  • COVID legislation so far this year

  • Congress: 2 bills added

  • PN 78-10: Vote to confirm President Joe Biden's nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be the Director of National Intelligence.

  • PN 78-1: Vote to confirm President Joe Biden's nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be the Secretary of Defense.






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