Saturday, January 11, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House Approves Iran War Powers Resolution, Seeking to Limit Military Options
• Lawmakers From Both Sides Buck Parties

House Passes Bill to Address PFAS Contamination, Regulate Drinking Water Standard
• denies protection for unborn children


National Security

Sanders, Khanna Attempt to Stop Funds for Military Force Against Iran

Pentagon Briefs Senate and House Armed Service Committee Staff Members on Killing of Soleimani

McConnell: Strikes Show ‘Growing Threat’ of Iran’s Missile Program

Trump Opts for Sanctions, Offers Peace After No US Casualties in Iran Missile Attack

Senators Introduce Resolution Saying Post-9/11 Authorization of Force Doesn’t Apply to War With Iran

Pelosi wants new AUMF but says ‘it’s harder than you would think’

Gaetz Defends Voting With Democrats on War Powers Resolution

Senate Dems Won't Support Measure Praising U.S. Military for Soleimani Killing
• was an almost clause-for-clause copy of the salutary resolution the Senate passed 97-0 after Bin Laden was killed


Foreign Policy

GOP Leaders Call on Trump to Revoke Iran’s Nuke Waivers, Reimpose International Sanctions

Senators seek answers about World Bank hiring practices concerning employees from Taiwan

Senators applaud passage of resolution concerning irregularities in Bolivia’s general elections


Tax Policy

Congress repeals nonprofit “parking tax,” taxes private foundation net investment income


Executive

Graham Suggests Changing Senate Rules to Start Impeachment Trial Without Articles

Hawley Introduces Legislation to Dismiss Impeachment Articles

Sen. Hawley Wants Deadline For Sending Impeachment Articles to Senate

McConnell: Senate Should Stick With Clinton Precedent for Impeachment Trial

2 Moderate GOP Senators Agree on Starting Impeachment Trial Without Voting on Witnesses

Romney Says He Wants John Bolton to Testify in Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Republicans Have Votes to Start Impeachment Trial Under Clinton Rules: McConnell

Schumer indicates Pelosi may soon send impeachment articles to Senate

Pelosi to send impeachment articles to Senate pending 'details' of McConnell plan

Democratic defections ramp up pressure on Pelosi to send impeachment articles

McConnell: ‘There Will Be No Haggling’ With House Over Senate Impeachment Rules

McConnell Now Backs Changing Senate Rules Amid Pelosi Impeachment Delay

Pelosi gets moving on impeachment

Sen. Susan Collins Working With ‘Small Group’ of GOP Senators to Allow Impeachment Witnesses

Trump Suggests He Will Use Executive Privilege to Block Bolton Impeachment Testimony

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