Saturday, September 26, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House passes bill funding government until Dec. 11

House passes legislation to crack down on business with companies that utilize China's forced labor

House advances bill aimed at imports tied to Uyghur forced labor

House passes sweeping clean energy bill

House passes bipartisan legislation to set federal Internet of Things security standards

Senate declines to agree to resolution honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her 'dying wish'

Senate passes resolution reaffirming commitment to peaceful transition of power


Constitution

A Interesting Proposal

‘The Left Wants Regime Change’

Just How Difficult Would It Be for Dems to Make Good on Threats to Remake the System?


Budget

CBO warns federal debt will nearly double GDP by 2050


Federal Spending — Fiscal Year 2021

Spending bill would extend highway law by a year


Federal Spending — Coronavirus Relief

Democrats, the party of government, are torn over coronavirus relief

Anxious Democrats amp up pressure for vote on COVID aid

Vulnerable Democrats tell Pelosi Covid-19 compromise 'essential'

Centrist Democrats 'strongly considering' discharge petition on GOP PPP bill

Pelosi caves to her own caucus, asks panels to draft lower-spending COVID-19 relief measure

House Democrats drafting $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief bill

House Democratic coronavirus relief package to provide more aid for airlines

Centrist Democrats got their COVID bill, now they want a vote

Hoyer: House should vote on COVID-19 aid — with or without a bipartisan deal

Pelosi prepares to move scaled-back relief package before adjourning for election


Federal Spending

‘Fix Congress Committee’ launches framework for earmark revival


Executive

Democrats unexcited about Trump nominee for top State human rights job

Pelosi, Democrats unveil anti-corruption reforms

CHC leaders urge Senate to oppose Chad Wolf nomination


Commerce Policy

Don’t Overlook Hollywood’s Influence

For Democrats, infrastructure equals fighting climate change, creating jobs


Health Care Policy

Health system needs more competition and choice, less government interference


Technology Policy

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to mandate digital apps disclose country of origin


Education Policy

As families deal with coronavirus, new federal dollars should follow the student


Congress

Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) tests positive for coronavirus

Battle over Ginsburg replacement threatens to break Senate

Schumer won’t rule out extreme Senate makeover: 'America needs some change'

Harry Reid on eliminating filibuster: It's a matter of "when," not "if"

Protesters gathered outside Graham’s DC home over Trump SCOTUS pick

Pelosi wrestles with House factions ahead of Supreme Court confirmation fight

McCarthy threatens motion to oust Pelosi if she moves forward with impeachment

House Democrats' leadership races reflect coming generational change

Underwood takes over as chair of House cybersecurity panel

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