Saturday, August 28, 2021

In Context

After an abbreviated 2-day work week for the House, Congress has returned to its August recess. The Senate returns in two weeks, the House in three weeks.

Upon returning to Washington, the Congressional agenda is quite full:

1. Fund the U.S. Federal government for a year within two weeks, or extend last year's funding levels while next year's funding is finalized.

2. Manage the national debt which is expected to be at its limit in October or November.

3. The Biden/Democratic agenda: elections, infrastructure, union support.

4. Taliban response. Even before the Afghanistan government collapse and  subsequent terrorist attacks, Congressional leadership has been in discussions about war authorization repeal votes.

Senate Majority Leader Schumer has announced his intention to bring election-related legislation to the Senate floor as soon as the Senate returns

Congress Update

Saturday, August 21, 2021

In Context

The Senate is out until mid-September.
The House has a 2-day week scheduled.

The FDA is expected to announce injection approval on Monday.
The end of 5 years needed for studying long-term effects is still 4 years away.

The new fiscal year is set to start October 1.
The debt ceiling is set to limit borrowing in October.

Many public and corporate conditions of employment over injections are set to take effect over the next few weeks.

The next few weeks and months could shape America for a long time to come.

Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayers

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Congress Update

Daily Digests – House • Senate — Prayers — Committee Reports

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Senate — Daily Leader Remarks • Actions begunpasseddeclinedsummarized

Executive Session

Senate Confirms Navy SecretaryBiden's first ambassador

Legislative Session

H.R. 3684 — A bill to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways
• Senate passes $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill • crypto worries loom

S.Con.Res. 14: Budget Reconciliation Resolution
• Senate Democrats approve budget resolution, teeing up $3.5T spending plan • Democrats recommend $45 trillion in debt within 10 years • Senate Republicans force Dems to vote on CRT, fracking, abortion and more in marathon 'vote-a-rama' • US Senate passes budget amendment to prevent taxpayer funding of abortions (S.Amdt. 3792) • Democrats Defeat Amendment to Stop Tax-Funded Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome (S.Amdt. 3331) • Democrats Block Amendment Banning Late-Term Abortions, Stopping Abortions Up to Birth (S.Amdt. 3758) • Senate Unanimously Votes Against Defunding The Police (S.Amdt. 3113) • 'This is a gift': Cory Booker enthusiastically endorses • Senate Democrats Vote To Keep Anti-Science School Closures (S.Amdt. 3073) • Senate Democrats show their support for critical race theory (S.Amdt. 3680) • Gun Control in Bernie Sanders’ Budget Resolution

Senate Advances Sweeping Election Reform Bill in Partisan Vote

Unanimous Consent

Senate agrees to award Congressional Gold Medal to Harlem HellfightersH.R. 3642

Cruz blocks Biden's State Department nominees over Nordstream 2 pipeline, compares pipeline policy to “giving away the Panama Canal” — Floor Debate

Sen. Ted Cruz blocks election legislation during all-nighter in U.S. SenateFloor Debate

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