Saturday, January 14, 2023

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House adopts rules (H.Res. 5) • Unpacking the new rules: A guide to the changes7 Key Reformsreforms 'make it easier' to add to debt, budget hawk group claimsOne rule change could put more money in House members' pockets

House GOP passes repeal of IRS funding boost as its first bill in the majority (H.R. 23, Debate) • CBO: GOP's IRS bill will add $114B to deficit

GOP takes aim at Chinese influence with new investigative panelHouse finds bipartisan agreement on a China-focused committeeHouse easily passes resolution to create bipartisan China select committee (H.Res. 11, Debate)

House GOP sets up panel to probe government ‘weaponization’ (H.Res. 12, Debate)

What you need to know about new GOP investigative panels 

Promises kept: Abortion bills hit the floor

Haley makes personal plea for Congress to protect infants born alive during abortionsHouse passes first GOP abortion bill days into new session (H.R. 26, Floor Debate) • If a child is born alive after surviving an abortion, this bill requires any health care practitioner present to provide the same degree of care any other child of the same gestational age would receive. The survivor must then be immediately transported to a hospital.

House passes resolution condemning attacks on pro-life facilities, groups (H.Con.Res. 3, Debate) • This resolution:
  • lists the acts of violence that have been committed against pro-life facilities in the aftermath of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision
  • condemns vandalism, violence, and destruction
  • recognizes the sanctity of life and highlights the important role that pro-life facilities and groups play in supporting pregnant women, infants, and families
  • calls upon the Biden Administration to uphold public safety and protect the rights of pro-life facilities, groups, and churches
These House Democrats supported GOP-sponsored abortion measures

House passes bill aimed at restricting oil reserve sales to companies with Chinese influence (H.R. 22, Debate)

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