Saturday, July 18, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

National Security

Concerns Emerge As Congress Moves to Hand Airport Security to Private Sector

Foreign Policy

China Sanctions Cruz, Rubio for Criticism of Human Rights Abuses

70 progressive groups call for next Foreign Affairs chair to reflect 'progressive realism'

Trump signs bill sanctioning China over Hong Kong security law

GOP lawmakers push amendment to rescind authority for troops in Afghanistan

House committee votes to restore congressional war powers authority


California Rejected 100,000 Mail-In Ballots Because of Mistakes

Federal Spending

House panel advances health bill with $24B in emergency COVID-19 funds

Life-related issues in the Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill

Life-related issues in the Defense spending bill

Life-related issues in the Financial Services spending bill

SBA questioned about PPP funds to abortion providers

Appropriations gavel candidate pledges federal spending for minoritiespanel for equity, justice, and diversity

Negotiators look for common ground on unemployment aid extension

Support grows for foreign aid in upcoming COVID-19 emergency bill

House panel advances funding bill mandating police reform

Negotiators seem open to trade-offs for coronavirus relief deal

Why the next coronavirus deal won’t come easy

Bipartisan letter urges extension of airline payroll support

Ukraine again emerges as wedge issue, now on defense money bill

State, local coronavirus aid fight may hinge on school funds

Feinstein proposes withholding COVID-19 relief from states without mask mandates

Mnuchin gives hints of PPP changes in next COVID-19 relief bill

McCarthy: Liability shield shouldn’t be traded for more regulation

Congress considering subsidizing COBRA Health care coverage, could mean federal tax dollars paying for abortion


House Democrats renew push to get Trump financial records


Democrats Call for Death Penalty Abolition After Feds Execute White Supremacist

Commerce Policy

House panel approves measure requiring masks on public transport


Civil rights giant Rep. John Lewis dies at 80remembered as "one of the greatest heroes of American history"

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