Saturday, December 31, 2022

Weekly Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayers

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Includes late releases of Congressional Record issues from the prior week


Raskin: Electoral Count Act reform 'doesn't solve the fundamental problem' of Electoral CollegeThe Electoral College is hazardous to democracy, Raskin says


Democratic Congress was disappointment for immigration activists

Immigration activists look ahead to GOP House as overhaul fails this Congress

Federal Spending

Congress guts budget rules and misses chance to cut spending

Congress adds $140M to Hanford cleanup budget


Georgia congressman thinks IRS should annually audit the president


Biden administration poised to ‘repair’ judiciary after Senate majorityDemocrats Outpace Trump in Seating Federal Judges, With 97 Confirmeddiverse nominees

Technology Policy

Year in Review: Five notable tech bills passed this year as Silicon Valley faces populist backlash

Congress must rein in the Big Tech Frankenstein it helped create


Much of Capitol to reopen to visitors on TuesdayCapitol and House office buildings to reopen to public after nearly three years

Proxy voting goes out with a bang in the HouseHow House Republicans' effort to eliminate proxy voting could backfire

Time is running short for McCarthy to lock up Speakership‘No Plan B': House Republican criticizes plans to block McCarthy speakership bidBattleground Republicans from districts Biden won say they’ll only support McCarthy for speakerConservatives' latest McCarthy ask: A broad Biden admin investigationMcCarthy offers key compromise in exchange for support on House speaker bidMore centrist Republicans vow to vote McCarthy for speaker 'as long as it takes'Motion to vacate? The rule complicating Kevin McCarthy's campaign for speaker

Larger squad? How the Hill’s newest progressives plan to wield power

TikTok banned from official devices managed by House

Gaetz presses Jordan to go after Speaker job

Incoming congressional members include 19 veterans

Rep.-elect Santos admits lying about his credentials, fabricating college, work experience details, statements about mother's death, 9/11 come under scrutiny, claimed mother was killed in 9/11 before backtracking to say she died in 2016, reportedly used 'Anthony Zabrovsky' alias on charity GoFundMe pageList of George Santos falsehoods continues to grow amid apology tour, as swearing-in nearsSantos struggles in Fox News interview about lying and integritymaintains he'll take officeEight outstanding questionsSantos under federal investigationNassau County DA announces probe'Known liar': Republican congressman 'not supportive' of George Santos in GOP conferenceIncoming GOP congressman from NY calls for full House ethics investigationIncoming NY lawmaker joins growing GOP chorus demanding answersscandal crashes into McCarthy speakership battleNew York county GOP chairman says he's 'deeply disappointed' in revelationsGOP official casts doubt on George Santos's political futureDemocrats call for George Santos to resign over 'whopping lies' amid reports he fabricated resume detailsDemocrat Robert Zimmerman challenges George Santos to resign and run again in special electionNY Democrat introducing SANTOS Act to 'punish' candidates who lie to voters (Torres bills)

Rep. Raskin announces cancer diagnosisGreene, Raskin set aside differences in Twitter exchange following Raskin’s cancer diagnosis

Pelosi announces maximum salary for House staff being raised to $212,000

Senate GOP dealmakers depart just as Congress control splits

Year in Review: Seasoned lawmakers retire from the Senate

Butterfield resigns from Congress ahead of starting lobbying job

Committee Activity

Senate committee now looking into automakers over alleged ties to forced labor

Ways and Means panel releases Trump’s tax returnsTrump's personal taxes

Trump lawyer says Jan. 6 criminal referrals are 'pretty much worthless'Jan. 6 committee withdraws Trump subpoena, points to investigation's 'imminent end'DC mayor told panel failures resulted from belief far-right extremists were 'friendly' to policeMcConnell team raised worries about attack on Biden inauguration: ex-NSA O’Brieninterview sheds light on origins of Proud Boys ‘1776 returns’ documentFive most interesting moments from Jan. 6 transcriptsFormer Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's testimonyGinni Thomas's testimonyJared Kushner's testimonywhat happens to the January 6 committee's work once the new Congress takes over

Commerce Committee chair vows to look into Southwest Airlines debacle

Senate Finance Committee to investigate Social Security watchdog

House committee staffers face no pay if speaker isn't decided by Jan. 13, officials warn

White House to Jim Jordan, James Comer: Sorry, but you have to restart your oversight requestsRepublicans rage over White House plans to slow investigations

Floor Outlook

House of Representatives

Immigration, energy, abortion: Scalise announces first legislation for House GOP

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