Thursday, March 26, 2020

Pro-Life Analysis of the CARES Act

H.R. 748: CARES Act

The Hyde Amendment is included by reference in this bill several times, protecting hundreds of billions of dollars from funding abortion or abortion coverage:

Supplemental appropriations: The bill applies the pro-life protections (including the Hyde Amendment) in the most recently passed LHHS appropriations bill to the new supplemental discretionary health funding in Division B of H.R. 748. This includes the $100 billion appropriated to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to reimburse eligible health care providers for health care related expenses or lost revenues attributable to coronavirus.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Senate Committee Schedule

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the posture of the Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2021 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Saturday: Senate continues consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 748, Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (The legislative vehicle for COVID III).

(The first draft for Phase III from Senate leadership is S. 3548.)

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Safety concern prompts Senate to cancel critical coronavirus hearing

House Republicans press for hearing on 'threat' China poses to US pharmaceutical industry

Floor Outlook

The growing coronavirus stimulus packages

Pelosi, Schumer Respond to McConnell’s ‘Phase 3’ CCP Virus Proposal

House only to reconvene when stimulus package vote ready

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House Passes Revised Coronavirus Bill Guaranteeing Free Diagnostic Testing
Hyde Amendment Survives in Virus Bill
Bill harms independent doctors
House Democrats tried adding benefits for anyone in “a committed relationship.”

Senate clears $104B House coronavirus bill
rejects Rand Paul's offset plan for $104B

Saturday, March 14, 2020

House Committee Schedule

Thursday — March 19, 2020

Oil and Gas Development in California: The Need to Protect Public Health and the Environment
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (Committee on Natural Resources)


Senate Committee Schedule

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine an emerging disease threat, focusing on how the U.S. is responding to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, part 2.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6172, USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

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