Saturday, July 28, 2018

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House Suicide Hotline Bill Could Lead to 3-Digit Dial Code

Senate Confirms Robert Wilkie to be Veterans Affairs Secretary

House Backs Plan for John Adams Memorial

House repeals ACA's medical device tax

Congress Passes Career and Technical Education Overhaul

House extends broke flood insurance program as GOP battles over reforms

House repeals Obamacare health insurance tax, expands Health Savings Accounts

House passes bills expanding health savings accounts

House passes defense bill targeting Chinese investments

Senate passes tariff-relief bill

House passes measure allowing purchase of feminine hygiene products with health spending accounts

National Security

Defense Bill Would Curb US Cabinet Control of Nuclear Agency

U.S. congressional negotiators reach deal on defense policy bill

Ryan on White House Meeting: Getting Military Funded on Time Primary Concern

Congress to Terror Groups: Hands Off Our Weapons

NDAA Races Through Congress at Historic Pace

Foreign Policy

Senators Plan New Russia Sanctions as Committee Leaders Plan Hearings

United States Will Not Recognize Crimea as Part of Russia, Pompeo Asserts

US Releases Aid to Egypt Withheld Because of Rights Record

Divide Over Israel Widens in Democratic Party


Lawmakers: DHS Chief Says Family Reunifications on Track

Speaker Says Trump Willing to Be ‘Patient’ for Wall Funding

Lawmakers Renew Efforts to Pass Family Separation Bill


Lawmakers Welcome Easing of EU-US Trade Rift, Look to NAFTA

Federal Spending

Pro-Life Provisions in Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

Senate Appropriator: More Border Wall Money Possible in House-Senate Talks

Crickets On The Chopping Block In Senate Spending Bill


Time Running Out for Violence Against Women Act

Commerce Policy

Remember Infrastructure? Bill Shuster Says He’s Got a New Plan

Republican introduces bill calling for carbon tax

Top House Republican and Democrat reach deal to use energy revenue to fix national parks

Technology Policy

Tech Fellowship Expands After Embarrassing Facebook Hearing

Education Policy

Speaker Ryan Signs Career and Technical Education Bill at Weekly Press Conference


Bob & Elizabeth Dole: 7 Ways to Practice Good Leadership and Preserve Democracy

Shooting of Capitol Police Officers Was Turning Point for Department

House to Codify Guidelines for Virtual Town Halls

Rediscovering Our Common Humanity: Speaker Ryan Addresses Intern Lecture Series

Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Last Appropriations Markup Hurrah

Ryan to Interns: ‘Don’t Take It So Personally’

The 5 M’s for Describing Why Congress Is Broken

Man Indicted for Threatening to Kill Rep. Diane Black

How Poisoned Water Brought Democrats and Republicans Together

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