Saturday, August 20, 2022

Weekly Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayersCommittee Reports

Budget bill clears • Biden signs climate, health care and tax bill into law

National Security

House Republicans ramp up pressure over Afghanistan exit • report knocks Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal

Lawmakers want DoD to cut ties with Confucius Institutes

Foreign Policy

Another congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan • 12 days after Pelosi trip • Delegation Arrives • New Taiwan CODEL triggers more pushback from China • Rep. Meeks on Taiwan visit: 'Not going to allow Beijing' to tell Congress what to do

Second Amendment

Maloney introduces legislation targeting firearms manufacturers

Federal Spending

House conservatives call for spending freeze until next Congress

‘Shocked and disheartened’: How coal country is reacting to Manchin’s climate deal

Budget bill would task EPA to scrutinize companies’ climate goals


Top House Republican demands more from Garland on Mar-a-Lago search • Jim Jordan says 14 FBI whistleblowers have come forward • Spike in FBI threats unsettles the right

Democrats threaten 'alternate means' to force DHS watchdog to cooperate in probe of deleted Jan. 6 texts • give DHS inspector ultimatum in Secret Service inquiry

Supreme Court

Democrats’ TERM Act Would Pack The Supreme Court With Politicians In Black Robes (H.R. 8500, S. 4706)


Tim Kaine’s role on abortion bill sparks progressive concerns (S. 4688)

Commerce Policy

Bipartisan ranks form against Manchin-Schumer permitting deal

Bitter pill to swallow: Manchin and Sinema split over prescription drug prices

Technology Policy

Democrats press social media platforms over FBI threats

Education Policy

How lawmakers can defeat big education

Congressional Republicans demand DC rescind student vaccine mandate


Congress was historically productive. Now it's up to voters to decide if that's a good thing

Man crashes vehicle into US Capitol barricade and begins firing gun before shooting himself

Pelosi threat withheld by Secret Service until after rioters stormed Capitol

Judge rules Graham must comply with Georgia grand jury subpoena

'I don't feel affected by age.' Here's what the oldest US senators say about serving in office into their 80s.

Committee Activity

House Judiciary GOP seeks White House, DOJ and FBI documents on Mar-a-Lago search

Grijalva, Porter threaten subpoena over consulting firm's work with fossil fuel companies

Pence says he would 'consider' invitation to testify before Jan. 6 panel • Liz Cheney says Jan. 6 committee in discussions with Mike Pence

Peter Navarro calls on court to toss out contempt of Congress charges

Floor Outlook


Senate Democrats eye September vote to codify same-sex marriage (H.R. 8404, S. 4556

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