Saturday, August 27, 2022

Weekly Congress Update

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Foreign Policy

Senators call for State Department action in case of American Teacher Marc Fogel imprisoned in Russia

Blackburn becomes latest lawmaker to visit Taiwan


Tax Policy

Schiff Bill Would Wrongly Redefine Infertility Through Tax Law (H.R. 8190)


Federal Spending

$50 million emergency bill introduced to aid migrants bused to DC (H.R. 8725)

A very spendy September?

Government funding talks clouded by Manchin's energy permitting demands • Democrats clash over Manchin side deal, raising shutdown risk


Executive

Crenshaw condemns 'defund the FBI' rhetoric'99 percent of Republicans are not on that train'

Jim Jordan says more FBI whistleblowers coming forward: 'Every other week'

Gang of 8 wants to see Trump Mar-a-Lago search docs

Congress must rescue Biden from his defeatist policies

Democrat urges Labor Dept. to regulate tech that monitors employees in the workplace


Supreme Court

Democrats’ climate package vindicates the Supreme Court


Justice

McConnell: Biden student loan forgiveness a ‘wildly unfair redistribution’ of wealth


Health Care Policy

Republicans vow to keep investigating Fauci after he leaves government


Technology Policy

Twitter in trouble with Congress after whistleblower reveals security flaws


Congress

Rep. Perry sues DOJ in effort to block access to his phone

Maloney loss prompts Dem pileup for top spot on investigative panel • Democrats scramble • Connolly launches bid • Raskin launches bid • Illinois lawmaker chides fellow Democrats for ‘unseemly’ House committee jockeying

Democrats press Senate to vote on bill removing Dred Scott justice bust from Capitol (H.R. 3005)

Man sentenced for attempting to extort $25 million from Matt Gaetz’s family

Marjorie Taylor Greene's home swatted a second time in two days • Police investigating

California congressman’s wife died after ingesting herbal supplement

How student loan forgiveness could help Hill staffers



Committee Activity

Senate report blasts IRS for handling of foreign bank registration


Floor Outlook

Senate

Judging the Senate’s fall agenda

Senate prepares to speed up judicial confirmations as November looms

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