Saturday, June 20, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate approves bipartisan conservation bill

Tim Kaine: America Created SlaveryFull speech

Introduction of the JUSTICE Act, a bill to improve and reform policing practices, accountability and transparency.

Floor attempts to pass Hong Kong resolution, legislation

Senator attempts to bypass committee to remove Confederate statues from US CapitolFloor debate

Senate confirms nominee to D.C. Circuit


Foreign Policy

'The world is watching': Lawmakers tout bipartisan resolution condemning Iran

Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Stop China’s Technology Theft; Gives Feds New Tools to Stop Campus Espionage


First Amendment

House Dem claims religious liberty is a 'bogus term,' 'pretext for discrimination'

Are we headed toward a federal version of the Utah Compromise on LGBTQ rights?

Senate Democrats Move to Gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — Floor Debate


Fourth Amendment

Coronavirus Privacy Bills Hit Roadblocks in Congress


Immigration

Republicans Call on GAO to Examine CCP Abuse of EB-5 Investor Visa


Federal Spending

Mnuchin Vows to Discuss PPP Loan Oversight With Lawmakers On ‘Bipartisan Basis’

Hice Introduces the LIFE NOW Act (H.R.7211)

PPP failed to get money where it was most needed

House Democrats Introduce $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan


Executive

Pelosi to Meet With Chairs Over Bolton Allegations

Senator Chuck Grassley Sponsors Legislation to Reinforce IG Protection

Grassley Withdraws Hold on Trump Nominees After Getting Reasons for Firing of Inspector Generals


Judiciary

GOP backs Gorsuch's LGBTQ decision after conservative blowback

Sen. Hawley Blasts Supreme Court’s Bostock Decision, Urges Religious Conservatives to Reject Establishment GOP Deal

Gorsuch Takes the Road Less Gaveled

The Legislating Supreme Court, and the Equality Act in Congress
How to respond when people consider religious liberty to be code for discrimination


Justice

Why the Great American Outdoors Act can unite our country

Top Democrat Clyburn: Reimagine Policing, Don’t Defund the Police

Sen. Tim Scott tells pastor on justice reform: ‘I look for a God solution’

Democrats Slam GOP Police Reform Bill Before Laying Eyes On It

Senate Republicans unveil their police reform bill

Senate GOP's policing reform bill is a step towards much-needed accountability

EPIC, Coalition Tells House Judiciary to Remove Provision in Police Reform Bill that Shields Information about Officers Engaging in Racial Profiling

Texas Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday


Commerce Policy

Marco Rubio unveils bill to let college athletes earn money for their name and likeness


Technology Policy

Exclusive: Hawley unveils bill targeting Big Tech's shield

Justice Department Issues Recommendations for Section 230 ReformReview

Congress Targets Social Media Companies for Circulating Chinese Propaganda

Washington's rush to smash tech's liability protection


Education Policy

28 Congressional Democrats Sign Letter Demanding Department Of Education Allow Biological Males In Girls’ Sports


Congress

Dick Durbin apologizes to Tim Scott after 'token' remark about police reform billDurbin speech, Scott speech

McConnell Dismisses Idea to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol

Senate Ethics Panel Rejects Insider Trading Claims Against Sen. Kelly Loeffler

Carol Barr, wife of Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr, suddenly dies at age 39

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