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Saturday, September 17, 2022

In Context: Integrity vs. Corruption

This week did not turn out to be the week the U.S. Senate voted on same-sex marriage. Democratic Majority Leader Schumer wants to give negotiators more time, specifically until after the election, to win more Republican votes.

Leader Schumer is framing the issue as preserving “marriage equality” and describing everything before the 2015 Obergefell decision as “marriage discrimination.”

Weekly Congress Update

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Bill eliminating statute of limitations for child sex abuse civil suits heads to Biden's desk (S. 3103)

SenateDaily Leader Remarks • Actions begun, passed, declined

Sanders blocks proposal to force rail unions to accept labor deal (S.J.Res. 61, Debate)

Biden court nominee fails to win confirmation as two Democrats miss vote (47-50)

Senate confirms 2nd Circuit judge; panel advances five other nominees

Biden beats Obama's record for putting public defenders on federal bench

Senate confirms first-ever cyber ambassador

Cruz Slams Senate Democrat for Blocking School Safety Bills; Murphy reports Lankford approached him and already began negotiations about the same bill (S. 4586, Debate)

HouseWeekly Leader ColloquyBills • Actions passed

House passes resolution honoring Queen Elizabeth II (H.Res. 1341)

House swears in three new lawmakers, including Alaska’s Mary Peltola

House passes bill strengthening whistleblower protections for federal employees (H.R. 2988) • House passes bill seeking to protect federal civil service employees from TrumpHouse Democrats Pass Bill Blocking Trump-Era Order to Hold Federal Employees Accountable

Census bill to prevent political interference passes House (H.R. 8326) • After Botched Census, Democrats Push Less Accountability for Bureau

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