Saturday, October 24, 2020

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity

Republicans Reject Schumer’s Motion to Adjourn Senate Until After Election

PPP plan falls short in Senate as hope for COVID-19 aid wanes

Schumer Roadblocks Senate Agenda, Pledges Not To Allow ‘Regular Order’

McConnell Mocks Media For Reporting On Barrett’s Faith As If They ‘Discovered Some Secret Scandal’

Senate Democrats block $500B coronavirus aid package as negotiations continue



Foreign Policy

House lawmakers call for continued assistance to Lebanon

Majority of Democrats in Congress Praise Trump’s Middle East Peace Deal

Pelosi: Iran a ‘Bad Actor’ but Russia Still Bigger Threat to US Elections


Constitution

Congress v. the Constitution, and separation of powers

Senate Republicans offer constitutional amendment to block Supreme Court packing

Top Senators on Intel Panel Urge Vigilance After Election Interference Attempts


Second Amendment

House Republicans Fight ATF’s Attempt To Bog Gun Purchases Down In Paperwork


Federal Spending

House Lawmakers Pitch Emergency 3 Percent Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment

White House mulls slashing federal funds to cities labeled 'anarchist jurisdictions': report

McConnell: Republican Coronavirus Relief Proposal Does Not Include More Stimulus Checks

US House Speaker Pelosi, Mnuchin Narrow Differences on Aid Bill, Pelosi Spokesman Says

White House Boosts Stimulus Offer to Nearly $1.9 Trillion: Meadows

McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a vote in Senate

McConnell urges White House against large stimulus deal as Pelosi and Mnuchin continue talks

House Democrats float tax compromises in coronavirus relief talks

Pelosi Says Pandemic Deal on Horizon, but Timing Still Not Clear, might be post-election, Senate Republicans Wary

Pelosi: ‘We’re Just About There’ on Pandemic Relief Deal


Judiciary

Democratic Delaware senator says he is open to expanding the Supreme Court


Health Care Policy

Attorney in ACA Challenge: Congress Shouldn’t Wait for Supreme Court to Start Working on Better Law


Congress

Durbin signals he isn't interested in chairing Judiciary Committee

Senate Democrats Call for Ramping Up Testing on Capitol Hill

McConnell says 'no concerns' after questions about health

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