Saturday, March 4, 2023

Weekly Congress Update

SenateDaily Leader Remarks • Actions begun, passed

In Israel, Schumer reaffirms Senate's commitment to never forget the horrors of the Holocaust

Senate passes bill demanding pandemic origin info be made public (S. 619) •

Ohio train derailment: Senate leader calls for Norfolk Southern CEO testimony, blames Trump • Floor remarks of Leaders McConnell and Schumer • Last summer, there was a House hearing on rail safety. The one mention of President Trump was in a question from Rep. Crawford (R-AR) about a Federal Railroad Administration rule proposed during the Obama administration to require “a Class I freight rail to operate with two people in the cab of a locomotive” which it noted was not based in any data showing crew size made operations more or less safe. “The Trump administration then withdrew that rulemaking, recognizing a lack of safety data to justify its implementation.” Rep. Crawford asked if now, during the Biden Administration, there is data to support the rule. (Full Transcript, Docs)

Manchin will vote against new DC crime lawWhy a DC crime bill is creating big problems for Democrats, becoming political 'nightmare' for Senate DemocratsBiden won't veto dealing blow to Democrats, says he’ll sign resolution (H.J.Res. 26) • WhyByron Donalds says Biden reversal on DC crime law 'absolutely necessary': 'This isn't politics, it's real life'House Democrats blindsided, outragedLiberals fumeHouse Democrats blast BidenPelosi: I wish Biden 'would’ve told us first'DC AG rips Biden decisionTop Senate Democrat lines up behind BidenWhite House clarifies what policy statements do, and do not, mean

Senate clears resolution to nullify ‘ESG’ rule; Biden plans veto (H.J.Res. 30) • Manchin and Tester side with GOP in ESG vote, set to force first veto from BidenManchin blasts Biden retirement plan rule prioritizing a 'liberal policy agenda'White House confirms Biden will veto GOP-backed anti-ESG bill

Wyden began a series of floor speeches defending at-home abortions

HouseBills • Actions passed

Majority Leader Weekly Recap

House approves resolution mourning Turkey, Syria earthquake deaths; condemning Assad (H.R. 132, Floor Debate)

House passes bill to prevent smart fridges from spying on users (H.R. 538, Floor Debate)

House holds moment of silence to honor victims of Michigan State shooting (Moment of Silence)

House approves measure targeting Biden rule allowing ESG investing (H.J.Res. 30, Floor Debate)

House passes bill to require inflation estimates for executive orders (H.R. 347, Floor Debate: Tuesday, Wednesday) • bill draws bipartisan backing

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