Highlights from the Week
This week US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s nominees to serve on the select committee to investigate the January 6 US Capitol breach. The nominees she rejected were Reps Jim Banks and Jim Jordan, who both voted against certifying the 2020 election. Click here to read recent reactions to the committee.
This week the US Senate failed to advance a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package after Republicans cited concerns that the bill hasn’t yet been fully written. Click here to read updates on infrastructure policy.
This week the US House passed a bill that establishes requirements and incentives to limit the use of PFAS or “forever” chemicals. Click here to see how they voted.
Thousands of protesters continue to take to the streets in Cuba in response to their communist government’s handling of chronic shortages of basic goods. Click here for reactions from your representatives.
This week President Joe Biden met with King Abdullah II of Jordan. Read about their visit here.
By Makala and the Elections Research team
California’s gubernatorial recall election is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021! See the candidates here.
By Chelsea and the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 2,000 statements were added this week
States: 48 bills added:
The Texas Senate passed a bill that would amend early voting laws to require individual signature verification on absentee ballots and prohibit drive-thru and 24-hour voting options.
Congress: 4 bills added:
HR 3985: Vote to pass a bill that increases the visa cap for Afghan combatants that aided the United States during the Afghanistan war.
PN 126: Vote to confirm President Biden's nomination of Jennifer Abruzzo as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
HR 2668: Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to return money to constituents harmed by companies found to engage in deceptive practices.