Saturday, August 4, 2018

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate Honors Trailblazing Women in Computer Science

Senate passes 11th-hour flood insurance extension

Senate Passes Spending Package, Rejects Trump‘s Proposed Cuts

Congress sends $717 billion defense policy bill to Trump’s desk

GOP attempt to block funding for DC's individual mandate fails in Senate


National Security

Could Space Force Be New Branch of US Military?


Foreign Policy

Foreign Lobbying Overhauls Stall as Manafort Goes to Trial

Senators Want More Russia Sanctions Post-Helsinki

Durbin Blasts Removal of Myanmar Sanctions From Defense Bill

Graham, Menendez Introduce Sanctions Bill Targeting Russia and Putin


Second Amendment

Downloadable Guns Would Pose Unique Risk to Capitol, Gainer Says


Immigration

McConnell Embraces ICE


Tax Reform

Senator Lankford Introduces Bill for Churches, Charities, and Non-Profits to Protect Tax Exempt Status


Federal Spending

For Once, Senate Set to Eclipse House in Appropriations Pace


Judiciary

Is Jeff Flake’s Summer Vacation Sabotaging Trump’s Nominees?


Commerce Policy

Wyden to Delay Treasury Nominee Amid Tax and Oversight Fights


Congress

Lewis Released From Hospital

Hackers Target Senators, Political Parties Frequently, Shaheen Says

Senators Working to Reinstate Mandatory Cyber Training

Speaker Race Could Hinge on Who Agrees to Change the Rules

First and Only Father to See Two Daughters in Congress Dies

Ryan Discovers He’s Part Jewish, and More Congressional Root-Finders

California Congressman Mourns Former Intern Killed in Tajikistan Attack

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