Saturday, January 18, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House Vote Blocks Measure Voicing Support for Iranian Protesters

Seminary professor recognized in U.S. HouseFloor Speech

House Votes to Send Impeachment Articles, Managers to the Senate

House approves impeachment managers and 'additional evidence' for Senate trial

Senate Passes USMCA Deal, Sending It to Trump’s Desk

House Democrats deliver impeachment articles to the Senate

Senators sworn in as impeachment trial officially begins


National Security

Congress Seeks Investigation Into Pro-Iran Lobby Group Tied to Tehran Regime


Foreign Policy

House Minority Leader Unveils Resolution in Support of Iranian Protesters


First Amendment

Senators Back Proposed Rule to Protect Religious Liberty in Student Aid Programs

Tweets from Members of Congress on Religious Freedom Day 2020


Homeland Security

Pentagon Is Prepared to Provide More Financial Support to Border Wall: Esper


Trade

US, China Sign Phase One Trade Deal, Calming Trade Tensions


Monetary Policy

Trump Formally Announces Intent to Nominate Judy Shelton, Christopher Waller to Federal Reserve


Executive

Schiff: House Intelligence Committee 'considering' Bolton subpoena

Delaying Articles of Impeachment Got ‘Positive’ Results, Pelosi Says

Pelosi Withholding Impeachment Articles ‘Achieved Absolutely Nothing’: McConnell

Intel Watchdog Who Vetted Whistleblower Complaint Tied to Top Lawyer in Democrat Impeachment Effort

Rand Paul Says He’ll Force Vote on Hunter Biden If GOP Supports Impeachment Witnesses

Witnesses in Senate Impeachment Trial Might Not Help Democrats: Schumer

Mitch McConnell leaves door open for Republicans to call Hunter Biden, other witnesses in upcoming Senate impeachment trial

House Dems Release New Documents to Transmit to Senate Alongside Trump Impeachment Articles

Speaker Pelosi names managers of President Trump's impeachment trial

McConnell slams Pelosi for 'handing out souvenirs' from impeachment resolution

McConnell Warns Senators Against Convicting Trump Ahead of Trial

Senate Impeachment Trial of Trump Officially Starts as Schiff Reads Articles

Trump Adds Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz to Impeachment Defense Team


Judiciary

Kamala Harris, Advocacy Groups Push To Suspend Judicial Confirmations During Impeachment Trial


Justice

Pro-Life speeches on the House Floor — The National March for Life is Friday, January 24, 2020


Commerce Policy

Congress weighs more aggressive action after latest Boeing fiasco


Health Care Policy

Sen. Lee Introduces Abortion is Not Healthcare ActS. 2742, companion bill to H.R. 3173

Rep. Adam Schiff Sued by Physicians for Censoring Vaccine Debate

TPPF Joins Letter to Congress Expressing Concerns About Primary Care Enhancement Act

Rep. Chip Roy Releases "Personalized Care Act"

AAPS Legislative Update 1/16/2020
• Lowering Prices of Prescription Medications
• Universal Health Care: Government vs Private Solutions
• Health Savings Accounts
• Things to Keep an Eye On


Congress

Impeachment trial security crackdown will limit Capitol press access
GOP, Democratic Senators Complain
58 news organizations urge Senate to reconsider

Rep. Kirkpatrick Seeking Treatment for Alcoholism After ‘Serious’ Fall

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