Saturday, February 13, 2021

Congress Update

Daily Digests: M 2/8 • T 2/9 • W 2/10 • Th 2/11 • F 2/12 • S 2/13 — Prayers

Related Headlines:

Senate Confirms McDonough, Biden’s Pick to Lead Veterans Affairs — 87-7

Senate Confirms Kathleen Hicks as Deputy Defense Secretary

Senate votes Trump impeachment trial is constitutional — 56-44 — six Republicans vote 'yes', GOP senator says House impeachment arguments were 'persuasive'

Senate Moves Forward With Impeachment

6 Takeaways From Opening Arguments in Trump’s Senate Trial

Senate passes bill to award Capitol Police officer Congressional Gold Medal — S. 35


Committee Pro-Life Update

This week, House committees have hosted markups dealing with Budget Reconciliation related to COVID-19 Relief:

Education and Labor Committee Markup: Tuesday, February 9

Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-NC) highlighted a concern within the budget text that lack of protection on federal funding made available through Premium Assistance for COBRA violates the longstanding Hyde Amendment.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) offered an amendment to protect taxpayer funding from being used to help finance COBRA subsidies that include health plans that cover abortion. The amendment was defeated, by a vote of 21-27, along party lines.

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