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.
By Makala, James, and the Elections Research team
By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 850 statements were added this week
The Texas legislature passed a bill to prohibit election officials from mailing unsolicited ballots and drive through voting.
The Connecticut House passed a resolution that would amend the state constitution to allow early voting.
The Minnesota Senate passed a bill that would require voters to present identification before casting a ballot.
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.