Saturday, September 11, 2021

Congress Update

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House of Representatives

House agreed to H.Res. 626, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001, on the 20th anniversary of that date.

National Security

Congressman: At Least 500 Americans Stranded in Afghanistan • Chuck Schumer Contradicts U.S. State Department, Says All Americans Who Wanted to Leave Afghanistan Are Out

House Republicans Probe EPA Official’s Ties to Chinese-Controlled University

Congress ignores biology, human nature, and decency in moving to make women draft-eligible

Foreign Policy

Joe Biden’s Senate Friends Are Not Impressed With His Afghanistan Spin

Second Amendment

Democratic senators from gun-friendly states sink Biden’s embattled ATF pick • Biden pulls ATF director nomination of David Chipman (Statement)

Tax Policy

Top Democrats propose tax hikes on stock buybacks and partnership • float corporate taxes hikes, penalties on stock buybacks to pay for $3.5T spending bill

Federal Spending

Yellen: US Will Be Out Of Money In October If Congress Doesn’t Raise Debt Ceiling • urges Congress to raise debt limit, warns Pelosi about extraordinary measures running out soon • Pelosi’s debt ceiling warning to McConnellCongress won't raise debt ceiling without Republicans

House Democrats move quickly on legislation expanding Medicare benefits and enacting paid family leave

GOP lawmaker introduces bill to increase resources for pregnant women

White House Seeking Up to $30B in Emergency Funds as Part of Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Biden’s ‘cradle to grave’ agenda • Democrats Move to Expand Social Safety Net • Democrats make case to Senate parliamentarian for 8 million green cards • Democrats Are Going All-In On The Largest Budget In History • House Dems start assembling $3.5 trillion social welfare bill: ‘If that’s socialistic, count me in’ • Two senior Dem centrists send Pelosi demands • Moderates Threaten To Tank Budget Unless It Includes Tax Cut That Would Mostly Benefit The Rich • White House plays nice with Manchin despite his calls for 'strategic pause' • Schumer rejects • Democratic leaders brush off Manchin's threat to blow up spending bill • Schumer, Pelosi Criticize Manchin for Opposition • Debt Ceiling Will Not Be in $3.5 Trillion Budget: Pelosi


Congressional Democrats urge U.S. attorney general to prosecute any Texas abortion “vigilantes” • Top Democrat calls on DOJ to block Texas abortion restrictions


Democrats Introduce Bill Creating 18-Year Supreme Court Term Limits, Nominations Every Two Years — H.R. 5140


AOC's woke-speak undermines her pro-choice cause

Commerce Policy

Introduced: H.R. 4980: vaccine mandate for air travel

Health Care Policy

Sen. Rand Paul Accuses Dr. Fauci Of ‘Lying Dozens Of Times’ • calls for Fauci to be jailed for lying to Congress • Rep. Guy Reschenthaler: Charge Fauci for Lying to Congress

Technology Policy

New artificial intelligence initiatives, Buy American increase advancing in House NDAA

Social Media Companies Should Remove Taliban Content: Pelosi

Natural Disasters

Bipartisan Delegation of Louisiana Congressmen Ask Biden, Congress for Emergency Aid


Harry Reid renews call for filibuster to be abolished: 'We need to get the Senate working again'

McCarthy asks Supreme Court to overturn House proxy voting rules

Capitol police chief set to brief Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, McCarthy on 9/18 rally for jailed Jan. 6 rioters

Reps. Greene, Roy fined for not wearing masks on House floor

Amy Klobuchar reveals she was treated for breast cancer

Committee Activity

House Natural Resources Committee Defeats Attempt to Defund Civilian Climate Corps

House Panel’s Annual Defense Policy Bill Includes Leave Flexibility for Pentagon Contractors • House Committee Approves NDAA Amendment Requiring Report on Pandemic Origins

House Education and Labor Committee Reveals How They Would Spend Their Portion of the $3.5 Trillion • House panel puts forth solar, environmental justice tax credits • House panel releases spending bill section on child tax credit, infrastructure financing

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