Saturday, February 9, 2019

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate put the brakes on U.S. withdrawal from Syria (Article: The Hill)

U.S. Senate passes pro-Israel bill

President Trump's State of the Union Address


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

Senate: Monday (Articles: Conservative ReviewBaptist Press)

House: Wednesday (Article), Thursday, Friday (daily attempts expected)

House leader floor discussion on bringing H.R. 962 to the floor


First Amendment

Senator Lankford, Congressmen Scalise, Hice, Johnson Reintroduce Free Speech Fairness Act


Homeland Security

Jim Jordan Spells It out: ‘Anyone With Common Sense Can See We Need a Border Security Wall’

Trump Makes Push for Border Wall in State of Union Speech

Clock Ticking on Efforts to Strike US Border Deal

House Speaker Pelosi sees chance of border security deal soon

U.S. must prevent air accidents involving drones, lawmaker warns

Border, homeland security deal could come over weekend

Emerging border security deal first big test of Democratic unity


Federal Spending

Likely Deal Would Give Trump Fraction of Desired Wall Money


Executive

Trump to Name Acting Head David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary

The Moment Trump Surprised Even Himself by Getting a Big Round of Applause from Dems at the SOTU

5 Takeaways From Trump’s State of the Union Speech

Trump applauded for National Prayer Breakfast remarks on 'all children, born & unborn'
(Full Text of the President's National Prayer Breakfast remarks)

Trump Sees Rise in Approval Rating Even Among Dems After SOTU Address Gets High Marks from Viewers

White House Throws Bipartisan Camp David Retreat


Health Care Policy

Top Pelosi Aide Privately Tells Insurance Executives Not to Worry About Democrats Pushing Medicare for All


Technology Policy

House Democrats want Apple to answer questions on FaceTime flaw


Congress

Ted Cruz is right, the Senate needs to take back its power. But that requires more than wishful thinking

John Dingell, ‘The Dean’ of US Congress, Dies at 92

Washington mourns former Rep. John Dingell

Changes Coming for US Lawmakers Who Call Capitol Home

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