Saturday, April 2, 2022

In Context: Value for a self-governed People

2022 is a U.S. mid-term election year. Americans are correct and do well to take stock of the country, and compare how well their governments are punishing those who do evil and praising those who do good (Romans 13:3-4, 1 Peter 2:14). If they are, reelection of officeholders may be in order, and if they're not, electing others to office instead may be wise.

This year's election may not be “the most important election of our lifetimes.” (We've had several of those in the last decade or two.) It could, however, be one of the most contentious.

Pollsters make a living measuring the level of comity or contention among the people. Questions about the national mood, direction of the country, approval of the President, and approval of Congress are never in short supply. UPI recently reported on a Gallup poll showing “The job approval rating for the U.S. Congress remained low in March with 21% of Americans approving of lawmakers' performance.”

The question is, How useful is it to “approve” or “disapprove” of Congress?

Weekly Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayersCommittee Reports

SenateDaily Leader Remarks • Actions begun, passed, declined

Cook inches toward Fed as Senate votes to discharge nomination50-49

Senate rejects Biden Labor nominee amid Democratic opposition47-53

Senate Moves Forward with Alvaro Bedoya’s FTC Confirmation50-50

HouseWeekly Leader ColloquyBills • Actions passed

House passes bill to honor Ginsburg and O'Connor with statuesS. 3294

House passes bill to bolster reporting of sexual assaults on public transitH.R. 5706

House Passes Bill to Limit Price of Insulin, Republicans Object to ‘Government Drug-Pricing’H.R. 6833

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal levelH.R. 3617

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