Saturday, April 6, 2019

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Disaster relief bill fails in Senate

House condemns Trump's latest health care freedom push

Senate changes procedures to speed up Trump nominees

House approves domestic violence law with new gun restrictions and transgender provisions

House votes to stop supporting Yemen war

U.S. Senate confirms housing regulator overseeing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Monday, Tuesday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tuesday, Representative Scalise presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H.Res. 102, providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 962) to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (Discharge Petition No. 1).

Thursday, Majority Whip Scalise asked Majority Leader Hoyer about bringing up H.R. 962 during the floor colloquy.


Foreign Policy

More Chinese fentanyl may stay out of the US under a new bipartisan bill


Second Amendment

House Democrats sneak gun control measures into Violence Against Women Act reauthorization


Executive

Bernhardt advances toward confirmation vote for Interior secretary amid Democratic pushback

Congressional Democrats demand Trump's tax returns

Grassley picks apart House Democrats’ demand for Trump’s tax returns: ‘Nixonian to the core’

Democratic lawmaker demanding Trump's tax returns won’t immediately release his own

House sues Trump to block border wall


Justice

Vote on abortion survivor bill pushed by House GOP


Commerce Policy

‘Green Real Deal,’ to Boost Innovation, Cut Regulation


Congress

Senate Republicans Shorten Floor Debate Time For Certain Judicial And Executive Nominees

Will the Senate kill the legislative filibuster?

Warren to support ending the filibuster

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