Saturday, July 3, 2021

Congress Update

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Prayers — Committee Reports

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House of Representatives

House Blocks Bill to Ban Taxpayer-Funded Abortions 35th Time

Suspension of the Rules

House votes to repeal 1957, 1991 war authorizations

House Passes Bills to Boost Scientific Competitiveness Against China

Considered Pursuant to a Rule

H.R. 3005 – To direct the Joint Committee on the Library to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the United States Capitol
House Passes Bill Seeking to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol • Democrats: Capitol statue purge will spare Founding Fathers

H.R. 2662 – IG Independence and Empowerment Act
House passes bill to strengthen authority of federal watchdogs

H.R. 3684 – INVEST in America Act
House passes $715B package, hoping to sway infrastructure debatefirst full bill containing earmarksmost Republicans reject it after contributing billions in earmarks

House approves select panel to probe Jan. 6 attack

National Security

McCarthy tasks House Intelligence Republicans to investigate NSA

Jordan and Comer join Gaetz in asking inspector general to probe Carlson NSA claim

Foreign Policy

Nunes and House Republicans investigate China’s efforts to influence corporate America

Scalise Calls on Pelosi to Hold Hearings on Origins of COVID-19

First Amendment

Senate Democrat Unveils New Shield Law to Protect Journalists’ Records

Tax Policy

Farmers warn Biden tax proposal threatens multigenerational family businesses

SALT Lawmakers Put Pressure on Pelosi as House Begins Tax Push — Full Transcript

Top House Republicans Seek Treasury IG Probe of IRS Denial of Faith Group’s Exempt Application

Federal Spending

House Set to Back 2.7% Pay Raise for Feds in 2022

More Than 50 Percent of Recent Stimulus Check Money Went to Households Making Less Than $50,000

Big Salaries at Conservation Group Created by Congress Raise Eyebrows

Congress Lacks Clear Plan to Raise Debt Limit Ahead of Deadline

Manchin says there’s ‘absolutely’ a passable infrastructure deal in Congress • House Democrats push partisan infrastructure bill amid fragile talks on bipartisan package • Democrats soften infrastructure threat

Budd Amendment Would Strip 1,474 Earmarks Worth $5.6 Billion from House Infrastructure Bill


137 Members of Congress Slam Biden for Promoting Research With Body Parts From Aborted Babies

Killing Trump’s Rule? Congress Has an Act for That

150 Members of Congress Slam Xavier Becerra for Ignoring Federal Law Banning Partial-Birth Abortions


Federal Appeals Court Unanimously Confirms Pro-Abortion ERA is Dead


Social workers would replace police in countering crime under Cori Bush proposal

Congresswoman: Everyone “Both Democrat and Republican” Should “Protect the Lives of the Unborn”

Commerce Policy

Senate Republicans Urge CDC to End Mask Mandate on Airplanes, Public Transit

Health Care Policy

House Republican's bill would increase oversight on NIH grant recipients after pandemic

Technology Policy

Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills Need Work, Top House Democrat Says


Pelosi extends remote voting as pandemic wanes • What’s next for proxy voting and hybrid committees?

Elizabeth Warren Condemns Filibuster, But She Used It to Block a Bill Stopping Infanticide • Senate hopefuls embrace nuking filibuster • AOC slams filibuster: Nations around globe ‘pass legislation with majorities, and they’re fine’ • Progressive groups ask for town hall with Feinstein to talk filibuster

Pelosi unveils Democratic-controlled Jan. 6 committee • Liz Cheney to serve as lone Republican on Jan. 6 riot committee • Cheney defends Jan. 6 panel participation despite committee loss threat'honored to serve' • Kinzinger celebrates • McCarthy 'shocked' • What’s next for the Jan. 6 select committee

House Ethics panel upholds $5,000 metal detector fine against GOP lawmaker

House Ethics Committee upholds mask fines against three Republicans

Ethics panel dismisses GOP lawmaker's $5,000 metal detector fine — Official Notice

Committee Activity

House Appropriations Committee removes restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion in financial services and foreign operations bills

House panel votes to create plaque honoring police who served on Jan. 6

Spending panel releases trial balloon on raising member pay

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