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Weekly Wrap-up: September 13-16

Updated: Sep 23, 2021




Highlights from the Week


This week President Joe Biden announced a new defense pact between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, known as AUKUS. This pact will share advanced technologies in artificial intelligence, cyber underwater systems, and long-range capabilities. This agreement will also result in Australia obtaining an American-made nuclear-powered submarine. Read Biden’s statement here.


Due to disruptions to supply chains, consumers have seen price increases to everyday goods. Click here to read statements from your representatives about inflation.


California voters went to the polls this week to cast their ballots in the gubernatorial recall election. Click here to see the election results.


Last week President Biden signed an executive order requiring private businesses with 100 or more employees to require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing. Click here to read the order. Click here to read the latest from your representatives about the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.



Elections

By Makala and the Elections Research team


We are asking candidates in New Jersey and Virginia to tell voters where they stand by filling out the 2021 Political Courage Test. Click here to read more about the Political Courage Test.


Election Results:

IA House 37, TN House 29



Officials

By Chelsea and the Officials Research team


Public Statements: 1,100 statements were added this week


Key Votes:


  • Congress: 0 bills added

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