Saturday, June 26, 2021

Congress Update

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House of Representatives

H.R. 18: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021
• House floor consideration requests: 7 times Tuesday, 5 times Thursday, 3 times Friday
• House debated H.R. 18 and in voting could have defeated the previous question and considered the bill; Members also discussed their efforts on the bill
Nancy Pelosi and Democrats Block Bill to Ban Tax-Funded Abortions for 8th Time

Suspension of the Rules

House passes bill to bolster state plans to ward off infrastructure attacks

Considered Pursuant to a Rule

H.R. 2062 - Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act of 2021
House passes bill to ease standards for age discrimination cases

S.J.Res. 14 - Methane Emission Standards
Overturning the methane rule means higher energy costs in return for no benefits

House Votes to Reinstate Obama Methane Rule for Oil, Gas Wells

Senate

Senate Leader Remarks: 6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24

Executive Session

Christopher Charles Fonzone, of Pennsylvania, to be General Counsel of ODNI
Senate Confirms Huawei-Linked Lobbyist to Intel Post

Kiran Arjandas Ahuja, of Massachusetts, to be Director of OPM
Senate moves to confirm Kiran Ahuja, nominee with critical race theory ties, to run federal personnel office, in Close Vote

Legislative Session

S. 2093, For the People Act.
Senate blocks partisan election overhaul bill
Democrats' partisan power grab fails — for now
Schumer vows Tuesday's vote “won't be the last …will explore every option … will leave no stone unturned”

Unanimous Consent

S. 1520: Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act of 2021 Senate declined to pass S. 1520, Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act of 2021 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Senate declined to pass H.R. 1652, VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021

Senate declined to pass S. 2084, a bill to terminate the order requiring persons to wear masks while on conveyances and at transportation hubs.

Senate declined to consider the nomination of Jen Easterly, of New York, to be Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security: Wednesday, Thursday

Senate declined to pass S. 831, EB–5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2021

Senate declined to pass S. 2216, a bill to require the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to develop a plan for the relocation and admission to the United States of certain citizens of Afghanistan


National Security

Congressman Exposes Critical Race Theory In Military Academies After Secretary Of Defense Denied Its Existence


Foreign Policy

Senate China Bill Cuts Tariffs, Increases Regulations

McCarthy unveils eight-step GOP plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19 'cover-up'

‘Worst Cover Up in Human History’: House Republicans Launch Campaign to Hold CCP Accountable Over Pandemic

House Republicans say they 'will not rest' until China held accountable for coronavirus pandemic

Risch Applauds Committee Passage of Legislation on Uyghurs, Israel, Georgia

Holding China Accountable for Covid-19

McCaul, Risch Call on Biden to Impose Mandatory Sanctions on Russia Related to Navalny Poisoning


Constitution

Senate GOP Holds Firm in Opposing Statehood for Nation’s Capital

House GOP Members Demand Details of $350 Million in Grants From Nonprofit in 2020 Election

House Republicans want to strip not-for-profit status of groups that 'interfere in our election process'

Senate Democrats introduce legislation to pay voters $50/hour to wait in line longer than 30 minutes to vote

Pro-Life Group Urges Senate to Oppose Democrat Bill to Take Over Elections, Enable Election Fraud

Blackburn slams S.1 as 'assault' on 'free and fair elections' as Senate moves toward vote

Biden sees Manchin proposals on voting rights as 'a step forward'

Democrats hope GOP move to block election overhaul bill will prompt end of filibuster

Biden leans on Manchin ahead of voting rights bill hitting Senate floor

Manchin strikes deal with Schumer to vote 'yes' on advancing voting reform bill

Senate Republican Leader Calls Democrats’ Sweeping Election Reform Bill a Federal ‘Takeover’


First Amendment

North Carolina Rep. Greg Murphy introduces campus free speech bill


Second Amendment

Rep. Richard Hudson and 140 House Members Urge DOJ and ATF to Withdraw Guidance on Stabilizing Braces

Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces bill to abolish ATF and auction off confiscated firearms


Homeland Security

House Republicans to join Trump during border visit next week

'Wrong part of the border' GOP criticizes VP's Texas trip


Budget

22 Republican AGs Want Biden’s Budget Rejected Because It Makes Americans Fund Abortions


Federal Spending

Even Democrats are balking at Bernie Sanders’s $6 trillion spending plan

Pro-Life Group Launches Ad Campaign Exposing Democrats Making Americans Fund Abortions

22 Republican Attorneys General Urge Congress To Keep The Hyde Amendment

Earmark requests grow as House Appropriations panel begins work

House funding bill would hike Capitol spending and remove racist statues

Democrat Bill Would Force Americans to Fund Killing Babies in Abortions in the Nation’s Capital

Top Democrat on big spending: 'We cannot go back to pre-pandemic normal'

Treasury Secretary Pleads With Congress to Raise Debt Ceiling Ahead of Suspension Expiration on July 31

Bipartisan infrastructure talks near do-or-die phase

Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle
Portman says Senate Republicans are 'absolutely committed' to getting bipartisan infrastructure deal

Democrats flash warning light on infrastructure ‘deal’

Infrastructure is far from done ‘deal’

Progressives Aim to Hold Biden, Pelosi to Promise on Bigger Bill

Biden Infrastructure Win Ramps Up Fight Over Economic Agenda


Monetary Policy

Congresswoman Nancy Mace: ‘Inflation Is Taxation’


Executive

Biden plucks ex-House Democrat for Agriculture post

Top Finance Republican demands review of IRS security practices after massive billionaire tax leak

Overt IRS Hostility to Prayer, Bible Study Draws GOP Anger; Pelosi, Hoyer, Other Dems Silent

Not so fast: GOP taps brakes on revoking 2002 war powers


Justice

Just Six More Signatures Will Force Nancy Pelosi to Allow Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide

Bipartisan group in Congress reach 'framework' agreement on police reform


Health Care Policy

Judge In Florida Cruise Line Lawsuit Reminds CDC It Isn’t Congress


Technology Policy

The Ending Platform Monopolies Act targets Big Tech

The big tech battle forging unlikely allies

Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi to warn her against disrupting the iPhone with impending antitrust bills

McCarthy dismisses House Democratic tech antitrust bills

Tech Antitrust Showdown Opens as Lawmaker Rips ‘Bullying’

All-Night Antitrust Debate Moves Big Tech Bills Forward

Bipartisan crackdown on Big Tech sent to House floor

California Democrats clash over tech antitrust fight


Congress

Lawmakers Awarded for Bipartisanship in a Highly Divided Congress

House GOP demands Democrats end pandemic Zoom hearings

Sanders, Warren respond to Sinema's filibuster defense, say Senate 'has got to act' despite rule

Senator Kyrsten Sinema Confirms She Will Not Support Abolishing Filibuster

'Killibuster': Democratic angst grows as filibuster threatens agenda

Biden calls on US to 'come together as one nation' during remarks at Republican senator's funeral

Biden at Sen. John Warner's funeral: He 'gave me confidence'

Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack
Democrats poised to go it alone investigating Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Pelosi announces special committee to investigate Jan. 6 riot

Who gets a seat on Pelosi's Jan. 6 commission?

‘As Long as It Takes’: Pelosi Says House Will Create Committee on Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Black GOP House members slam Sheldon Whitehouse’s alleged segregated club membership

Democratic Rhode Island senator's beach club disputes allegations of being white-only after backlash

'Senator Whiteguy' and Democrats show just how fake their fight against racism really is

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