Saturday, May 11, 2019

Dangers of the 'Equality Act'

House Committee Schedule

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

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

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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