Saturday, March 21, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House Passes Revised Coronavirus Bill Guaranteeing Free Diagnostic Testing
Hyde Amendment Survives in Virus Bill
Bill harms independent doctors
House Democrats tried adding benefits for anyone in “a committed relationship.”

Senate clears $104B House coronavirus bill
rejects Rand Paul's offset plan for $104B


National Security

Senate Approves 77-day Extension of FISA Court’s Surveillance Powers


Foreign Policy

China's coronavirus cover-up was among worst in history, congressman says


Immigration

'Nonpeople': Rand Paul argues against federal tax credit for illegal immigrants


Federal Spending

McConnell outlines four-part stimulus plan

McConnell proposes $1,200 for every American in "Phase 3" coronavirus stimulus bill

Senate Republican proposal rejects grants for U.S. airlines, could get equity

Senate Republicans Introduce Trillion-Dollar COVID-19 Relief Plan

Senate Republicans, Democrats Propose Different Student Loan Relief Plans

CCP Virus Exploding Federal Deficit Even as Comptroller General Warns of ‘Urgent’ Need for Debt Reduction


Commerce Policy

New privacy bill would add 440 FTC employees


Congress

Despite Coronavirus Teleworking, Chaos Reigns Behind the Scenes on Hill as Dems, GOPers Jockeying on Relief, Stimulus Bills

First coronavirus cases in Congress spark push for remote voting

Senators Sold Stocks After Receiving Briefings on New Virus From China

Burr asks for ethics investigation into his $1.7 million stock sell-off before coronavirus market plunge

Lawmakers accused of stock dumping

Sen. Loeffler Says She Would Submit To Review Over Stocks That Were Sold

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