Saturday, February 11, 2023

Weekly Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayersCommittee Report

Joint Session for the State of the Union AddressProgressive takeawaysRepublican Response in English, • in SpanishSenate Republican Leader Responsetense exchange on Social SecurityLawmakers react to addresslawmakers blast omission of Chinese spy balloonFact check of economic claimsFact Checking 7 ClaimsMisguided Policies in AddressMcConnell slams Rick Scott over 12-point plan, says sunsetting Social Security, Medicare is a 'Rick Scott plan' only (which is consistent with how the Constitution is written: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law”) • Scott doubles down, invites Biden to debate, announces new Social Security, Medicare bill (Rick Scott bills) • Biden once offered budget bill strikingly similar to Rick Scott plan

SenateDaily Leader Remarks • Actions begun

Senate confirms 1st Biden judicial nominee of 2023

HouseWeekly Leader ColloquyBills • Actions passed

Republicans read Constitution on House floor (Reading)

House passes bill to end COVID vaccine requirement for foreign air travelers (H.R. 185, Floor Debate)

While Biden says US-China relations have not been damaged by spy balloon incident, House unanimously approves resolution condemning China for 'brazen surveillance' (H.Res. 104, Floor Debate)

House votes to overturn DC law allowing illegal immigrants to cast ballots in local elections (H.J.Res. 24, Floor Debate)

House votes to overturn DC law softening penalties for murder, carjackings (H.J.Res. 26, Floor Debate)

House passes resolutions to block DC noncitizen voting bill, criminal code

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Weekly Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayersCommittee Reports

SenateDaily Leader Remarks • Actions begun, passed

Schumer endorses resolution to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, cites overturning of Roe as a reason (S.J.Res. 4, USCCB PDF)

McConnell endorses Capito's resolution to codify the Trump Administration's repeal of the Waters of the United States EPA rule (S.J.Res. 7), commends energy security priority of House (H.R. 21)

McConnell notes Biden judicial nominee flubs basic legal questions (Full Speech)

Senate commemorated the 20-year anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia loss; Died: 7 astronauts, 2 during debris search

HouseBills • Actions passed

House passes bill to block HHS from enforcing vaccine mandate at some health facilities (H.R. 497, Floor Debate)

House Republicans pass bill to end COVID-19 public health emergency (H.R. 382, Floor Debate)

House passes resolution to end COVID-19 national emergency (H.J.Res. 7, Floor Debate)

House passes bill to end coronavirus-era telework policies for executive agencies (H.R. 139, Floor Debate)

These House lawmakers broke from their parties on pandemic-related measures (H.R. 139, H.J.Res. 7)

House Republicans vote to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs panel (H.Res. 76, Floor Debate) •

House passes resolution denouncing socialism, vote splits Democrats (H.Con.Res. 9, Floor Debate) • Dems press GOP on whether anti-socialist bill could hit Medicare, Social Security86 House Democrats Vote Against Condemning Socialism

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