Saturday, January 12, 2019

No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion

Senators Wicker and Roberts introduced S. 109, the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act this week.

The members used Rule XIV, so it was placed directly on the Senate calendar.

The Senate could take up the bill next week in anticipation of Friday’s March for Life.

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 116 – Investing in Main Street Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu / Small Business Committee)

2) H.R. 246 – Stimulating Innovation through Procurement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Abby Finkenauer / Small Business Committee)

3) H.R. 206 – Encouraging Small Business Innovators Act (Sponsored by Rep. Harley Rouda / Small Business Committee)

4) H.R. 190 – Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Marshall / Small Business Committee)

5) H.R. 430TANF Extension Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Neal / Ways and Means Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Judiciary
Hearings to examine the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice.

Intelligence
Closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters;
to be immediately followed by a closed hearing to examine certain intelligence matters.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening Americas Security in the Middle East Act, at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

U.S. House committee queries airport staffing during shutdown

House Democrats Going After Trump's Son First, Says Intelligence Committee Member

House Democrats may assess if shutdown delays IRS tax refunds

Top Senate Dem: ‘Mueller Investigation Front and Center’ of Trump’s AG Nominee Barr’s Confirmation Hearing Next Week

'Race against time': Chair of new congressional climate change panel wants quick action

Trump AG nominee William Barr faces serious scrutiny from left and right

Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress on Feb. 7


Outlook

Nine energy and climate issues to watch in 2019

The trends shaping health care in 2019

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

From day one, Pelosi and the Democrats cement their extreme agenda

First Bill of New US Congress, on Middle East Policy, Stalls in Senate

House passes bill that would end shutdown, but Senate unlikely to take up

U.S. House passes bills that would re-open Agriculture, Transportation agencies

Senate unanimously approves backpay for federal workers after shutdown ends

House votes to reopen Interior, EPA as shutdown fight wages on

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