Highlights from the Week
This week a bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement on an expansive infrastructure package. Click here to read the latest from your representatives about the bill’s negotiations.
This week the select committee to investigate the January 6 breach of the US Capitol held its first hearing. Click here for reactions from your representatives.
As appropriations bills for the 2022 fiscal year begin to pass through chambers of Congress, Republicans warn that too much government spending will lead to inflation on basic goods such as gas. Click here to read recent public statements about economic inflation.
This week Pfizer announced that a third “booster” shot of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the Delta variant. Click here to read the latest from your representatives about the coronavirus vaccine rollout. Click here to read President Biden’s statement about the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This week marks the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click here to read President Joe Biden’s remarks about the anniversary.
By Makala and the Elections Research team
We’ve asked candidates in California’s gubernatorial recall election to tell voters where they stand on important issues. Read more about Vote Smart’s Political Courage Test here. See the candidates running in the recall election here.
By Chelsea and the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 2,200 statements were added this week
States: 61 bills added
The Louisiana Senate failed to override the governor’s veto on a bill that would have increased requirements for absentee voting by mail.
Louisiana Governor, John Edwards, vetoed a bill that would have required a supplemental canvass of registered voters.
Congress: 3 bills added:
HR 4346: Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for legislative branch spending for the 2022 fiscal year.
HR 4373: Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the 2022 fiscal year.
HR 4502: Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for the Department of Labor, Education, and related agencies for the 2022 fiscal year.