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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 17-May 21

Updated: May 21

Highlights from the Week


1. On Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to form a commission to investigate the events at the capitol on January 6th. See how your representatives voted here. Read statements about the bill from your representatives here.


2. Today President Joe Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law. Click here to read what’s in the bill.


3. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has continued to escalate. Read statements from your representatives about the increased unrest here.


4. This week President Joe Biden announced that the United States would send 20 million vaccine doses abroad. 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


Want to know if an election is happening in your state? Check out our 2021 elections calendar here!



Officials

By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 756 statements were added this week


Key Votes:


  • Congress: 4 bills added

  • HR 2547: Vote to pass a bill that provides additional financial protections for consumers and places restrictions on debt collection activities.

  • SJ Res 13: Vote to adopt a resolution that specifies congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission relating to "Update of Commission's Conciliation Procedures."




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