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Saturday, June 11, 2022

In Context: Overcoming Power Deficits

Senate Majority Leader Schumer began his daily floor remarks Wednesday by saying, “Mr. President, today, the House oversight and reform committee heard from a witness who, by all means, should never ever ever have had to come before the Congress, Miah Cerrillo, an 11-year-old girl who survived the shooting in Uvalde, TX.”

There's nothing to disagree with there. We agree that shooting should not have happened.

It did, and so the question now is what could have been done to prevent it there that could prevent that elsewhere.

Weekly Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayersCommittee Reports

SenateDaily Leader Remarks • Actions begun, passed, declined

Legislative Session

Toxic exposure bill would rewrite America’s compact with veteransSenate advances bill to address toxic burn pits and veteran healthcare (H.R. 3967)

Executive Session

Senate fails to clear Biden nominee with Harris in LA (49-51)

HouseWeekly Leader ColloquyBills • Actions passed, declined

Lawmakers hold bipartisan moment of silence on House floor to honor Uvalde victims (Moment of Silence) • Group of House Democrats boycott

House Democrats pass resolution condemning ‘great replacement’ theory (H.Res. 1152)

GOP push for SCOTUS security bill after arrest outside Kavanaugh's house (House floor attempts)

House passes sweeping gun package in largely party-line vote, Two Democrats vote against advancing (H.R. 7910223-204) • package faces uphill battle in Senate

House passes ‘red flag’ gun legislation in mainly party-line vote (H.R. 2377224-202) • legislation faces tough road in Senate

Rep. Ted Lieu recites ‘what Jesus Christ said about homosexuality’: Remains silent (Speech) • Jesus didn't say anything about kidnapping or about elder abuse either

Democrat gaveled out as he tries to read names of children killed by guns this year (Speech)

House passes resolution to allow annual Greater Washington Soap Box Derby on Capitol grounds June 18 (H.Con.Res. 88)

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