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Saturday, May 25, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Senate Committee Schedule

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
To receive a briefing with the House Committee on Financial Services on curbing corruption through corporate transparency and collaboration, focusing on the British model.

Senate Floor Schedule

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session:
Friday, May 24, 2019, at 9:45 a.m.;
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.;
Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.;
and that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, May 31, 2019, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Congressional Outlook

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House unanimously passes bill aimed to help simplify international adoption process

Senate passes bill to undo tax increase on Gold Star military families

House passes fix for Gold Star family tax hikes

Senate backs bill to stem flood of robocalls plaguing cell phones

U.S. Senate passes $19.1 billion in disaster relief, no border aid

Chip Roy Blocks Disaster Aid Package In The House

Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Single Payer = Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

Wednesday, the House Budget Committee held a hearing on “Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System.”

The related legislation, the Medicare for All Act of 2019 (H.R. 1384), specifically includes abortion in a single-payer health care system.

Title II, Section 201(a)(7) states “Comprehensive Benefits” would include “Comprehensive reproductive, maternity, and newborn care.”

“Reproductive…care” is a euphemism for abortion, the killing of unborn children.

Title VII, Section 701(b)(3) states “RESTRICTIONS SHALL NOT APPLY.—Any other provision of law in effect on the date of enactment of this Act restricting the use of Federal funds for any reproductive health service shall not apply to monies in the Trust Fund.”

The Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used for abortion, is exactly the kind of “other provision of law in effect” that this language is designed to circumvent.

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