Saturday, August 22, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record


Foreign Policy

Congressional Republicans Praise Trump Admin Bid to ‘Snapback’ All Sanctions on Iran


Constitution

A reality-based look at the post office

Postmaster general says he's suspending USPS changes until after election


First Amendment

Democrats push to tighten control of political money — a Gospel issue


Second Amendment

Gabby Giffords to DNC: "We can let the shooting continue, or we can act"
Put another way: we can let the perpetrators free, or we can punish everyone


Trade

Crawford plays legislative whack-a-mole with China-made buses, railcars

McConnell: Postal Service will 'be just fine'

6 Myths About U.S. Postal Service And The Election Debunked


Federal Spending

House prefers new military vehicles over safety fix for rollovers

White House sees chance for 'skinny' deal with Democrats on coronavirus aid package

Pelosi's USPS bailout would do nothing to stop looming insolvency

McConnell not certain there will be a fifth coronavirus package

McConnell: House USPS bill "could open the opportunity for discussion" on stalled negotiations on the next coronavirus relief package

Blue Dogs call for restart of relief negotiations


Congress

Pelosi extends House's remote voting period until Oct. 2

Slade Gorton, Former US Senator From Washington, Dies at 92

House ethics panel: Matt Gaetz 'did not violate witness tampering' laws with Michael Cohen tweetpanel rebukes Gaetz for tweet targeting Cohen

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