Saturday, January 7, 2023

In Context: Reaping in Due Time

After the first week of this new Congress ended where a Congress usually begins—with the election of a Speaker—and after midnight, when the time came the traditional passing of the gavel from one Speaker to another, instead Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries fired off a defiant message of rejecting the American people's message in their 2022 election defeat.

His warm-up comments included quoting Galatians: “The Scripture says in Galatians: ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’” Indeed it does, Galatians 6:9.

Weekly Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayers

SenateDaily Leader Remarks • Actions passed

Murray gets presidential succession boost

Sen. Ben Sasse's Farewell to the SenateBen Sasse and the InstitutionsSasse’s valedictory speech was full of wisdom

HouseLeader RemarksBills

Democrats decry proposed House rules

Kevin McCarthy secures Speakership, on 15th ballot, tells House it's time to ‘finish strong for the American people’McCarthy SpeechBiden congratulates McCarthyHow McCarthy won

Lawmakers take oath of office after speaker drama delays swearing-in

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