Saturday, July 3, 2021

Congress Update

Daily Digests: M 6/28 PDF • T 6/29 PDF • W 6/30 PDF • Th 7/1 PDF • F 7/2 PDF
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

House Appropriations Committee weakens or removes 7 pro-life policies

Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2022 State, Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations bill by a vote of 32-25.

Bill Summary:
The SFOPS appropriations bill 
• removes or weakens four longstanding pro-life protections, including the Helms Amendment, which prevents taxpayer funding from being used to fund abortion overseas
• increased funding for both the United Nations Population Fund and international family planning funding
• includes text permanently preventing a President from re-establishing the Protection Life in Global Health Assistance policy (also referred to as the Mexico City Policy), which requires foreign nongovernmental organizations to agree, as a condition of their receipt of US grant money, not to promote or perform abortion

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