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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 10-May 14

Updated: May 14

Highlights from the Week


1. The conflict between Israel and Palestine continues to escalate. Read statements from your representatives about the increased unrest here.


2. This week House Representative Liz Cheney was removed from her position as House GOP Conference Chair. Read Cheney’s speech from the U.S. House floor here, and responses to the leadership change here.


3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated individuals can safely go maskless indoors in most places. Click here to read the latest statements from your representatives about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.


Elections

By Makala, James, and the Elections Research team


The results are in for the Virginia Republican primary convention! Check out the nominees for Governor and Lt. Governor here, and the Attorney General nominee here.



Officials

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 850 statements were added this week


Key Votes:


  • Congress: 2 bills added

  • SJ Res 15: Vote to pass a joint resolution that nullifies the final rule issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency titled "National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders" and requires that to be considered a lender, a national bank, or federal saving association it must be named as the lender in the loan agreement.

  • PN 245: Vote to confirm President Biden's nomination of Ronald Stroman as Governor of the United States Postal Service.


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