Saturday, June 6, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate leadership each objected to the other side's protest-related resolution

Schumer compares Trump's Lincoln Memorial protection to Tiananmen Square

Senate Confirms Special Watchdog for Pandemic Recovery

Senate passes bill to give flexibility for small business coronavirus aid program

Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick, Michael Pack, to Lead Voice of America, Government Broadcasters



Fourth Amendment

Two Federal COVID-19 Privacy Bills: A Start and a Misstep

Keeping the fires burning for federal privacy legislation


Tenth Amendment

Lawmakers look at Restricting Military Gear Going to Police


Budget

Bipartisan House Group’s Call for Urgent Budget Reforms Gets Bipartisan Lashing from Critics


Federal Spending

Kamala Harris Renews Call for $2,000 per Month Stimulus Check


Executive

Grassley Places Hold on Two Trump Nominees, Pending Rationale for Watchdog Firings


Judiciary

Judge Tied to Federalist Society Ban Belonged to Left-Wing Legal Group


Justice

No more George Floyds: Interactions over minor offenses too often spiral out of control

New Bill Would Abolish Qualified Immunity, Make It Easier To Sue Cops Who Violate Civil Rights

GOP Reps. Propose Doubling Federal Punishment for Rioting

Hundreds gather in Minneapolis to remember George Floyd

In emotional debate, Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris plead for Rand Paul to allow anti-lynching bill to pass — Full Debate — Part of larger issues


Commerce Policy

NRB Music License Committee Restates Case Against Performance Fees


Technology Policy

GOP Lawmakers Craft Plan to Battle China in Emerging Tech

Why We Need Section 230

Section 230 does Internet media differently from other print & broadcasting, because they are different

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