Saturday, May 11, 2019

Dangers of the 'Equality Act'

7 Reasons Why the Equality Act Is Anything But

The Equality Act Accelerates Anti-Christian Bias

BP This Week: The Danger of the Equality Act

The Orwellian Dangers of the “Equality Act”

The Equality Act: Bad Policy that Poses Great Harms

A dangerous attack on religious liberty and free speech

House Committee Schedule

Monday — May 13, 2019

Voting Rights and Election Administration in Alabama
Subcommittee on Elections (Committee on House Administration)

Source: House.gov


Tuesday — May 14, 2019

• H.R. 5 — Equality Act;
• H.R. 312 — Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act;
• H.R. 987 — Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act

Committee on Rules

Compartmented FY 2020 — Budget Request (Closed)
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (13 bills)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the importance of and path to achieving mineral security, including
• S. 1052, to authorize the Office of Fossil Energy to develop advanced separation technologies for the extraction and recovery of rare earth elements and minerals from coal and coal byproducts, and
• S. 1317, to facilitate the availability, development, and environmentally responsible production of domestic resources to meet national material or critical mineral needs.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine 5G, focusing on national security concerns, intellectual property issues, and the impact on competition and innovation.

Finance
Hearings to examine challenges in the retirement system.

Budget
Hearings to examine fixing a broken budget and spending process, focusing on the perspectives of two former Chairmen.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Michael J. Truncale, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Senate began consideration of nominations:

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) funding bill passes committee

House panel cites Barr for contempt over redactions in Mueller report

House Intelligence subpoenas DOJ for full Mueller report and underlying intel materials

Schiff weighs fining Trump officials $25,000 per day


Floor Outlook

McConnell eyes end-of-month deadline as disaster aid hits new 'obstacles'

Pelosi says Congress no closer to vote on Trump USMCA trade deal

Pelosi hints at more contempt charges against Trump administration officials

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House kills GOP measure to require investigation of Cohen

House votes to block Trump from exiting Paris climate accord

Trump court pick confirmed

Democrats pull casino bill after Trump tweet urging opposition

House passes $19.1 billion disaster aid package


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Thursday, Friday

FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) funding bill passes committee

Wednesday the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) funding bill.

BILL SUMMARY:

The bill includes all long-standing pro-life protections. This includes the Hyde Amendment (banning taxpayer dollars from being used for abortion).

There are three problematic sections:

1) increases funding to the Title X family planning program and blocks the Trump Administration’s final rule

2) increases funding to the Teen Prevention Program (TPP) and requires Obama-era grantees to continue receiving funding

3) eliminates the Sexual Risk Avoidance program which funds abstinence education

MARK-UP SUMMARY:

During the mark-up, three amendments were offered that would have strengthened pro-life protections:

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