Saturday, August 15, 2020

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Tuesday: Senate meets in a pro forma session.

Pro forma session schedule:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 12 p.m.
Friday, August 21, 2020, at 11:15 a.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Ron Johnson subpoenas FBI Director Wray in Crossfire Hurricane investigation

Lindsey Graham: Declassified document shows FBI misled Senate about Steele dossier

Graham says FBI chief 'committed to being helpful'

Lindsey Graham referring former FBI counterintelligence chief to prosecutor over Steele dossier briefing


Floor Outlook

Senate leaves until Septemberwill not hold votes until Sept. 8 unless coronavirus deal is reached

House won’t take votes Labor Day week, citing COVID-19 concernswill not hold votes until Sept. 14 unless coronavirus deal is reached

House in Session for 3 Weeks before November Electionsmostly absent until mid-November

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record


National Security

Teaching hate under the guise of ‘inclusion’ in the US Army


Foreign Policy

As Turkey Pivots Toward Russia, Congress Quietly Halts Arms Sales

State Department watchdog: Saudi arms sales were legal but didn't weigh civilian casualties

Sen. Blumenthal calls classified briefing on Russian interference "absolutely chilling"

GOP Lawmakers Demand ‘Snapback’ of All Sanctions on Iran

McSally and Blackburn Demand China Repay $1.6 Trillion Debt to U.S.

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