Our most recent report - November 21, 2021
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 21, 2021. It was a week that revolved around two big House votes, as the Senate lined up a very big to-do list for December.
This week’s report includes votes on:
- The House passage of the Build Back Better Act, the legislative package that contains most of the agenda that President Biden campaigned on
- The censure of Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who shared animated images of himself murdering a colleague and attacking the president
- A trio of bureaucratic confirmations, including a new Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation and an Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division at the Justice Department
- Six bills passed under a suspension of the rules (requiring a ⅔ supermajority) on issues relating mostly to programs for veterans
- Nine bills passed unanimously
We closed out the legislative section with a December preview of all the major actions that the Senate has on their docket that must be handled before the close of the year (and some sooner than that).
We also have a Quotes section this week, including:
- Statements from all 20 Members of Congress about the passage of the Build Back Better Act
- Tweets of the week from our senators and House members
- Quotes of the week from Senator Bob Casey, Senator Pat Toomey and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick
And we wrap up the report with what MoCTrack is thankful for (we won’t leave you hanging - it’s one of our Indivisible groups in the deepest red part of the Commonwealth doing something awesome and getting excellent press coverage).
MoCTrack is taking next week off alongside our Congresspeople to celebrate Thanksgiving, but we will be back the weekend of December 5th to help you stay on top of what our lawmakers are up to, because they work for YOU!
Recent MoCTrack Reports
Week ending November 7, 2021 - The House voted on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, delayed the Build Back Better Act and the GOP attempted to detail both packages before voting began; the Senate GOP filibustered voting rights again; an anti-discrimination bill to help older Americans passed; two judicial vacancies and five bureaucratic positions were filled; 21 bills passed under suspension of the rules; we collected statements from all House members about their infrastructure bill votes.
Week ending October 31, 2021 - 95% of the House GOP rejected a domestic violence prevention and shelter bill, but it passed; seven new judges were confirmed, including one to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; five bureaucratic positions were filled, including four at the Justice Department, five bills passed under suspension of the rules; seven bills passed unanimously; and we have tweets of the week and quotes of the week from our senators and Rep. Fitzpatrick.