Saturday, March 11, 2023

Weekly Congress Update

Daily Digests HouseSenatePrayersCommittee Reports

SenateDaily Leader Remarks • Actions begun, passed, declined

DC Council tries to withdraw crime bill from Senateto stall Senate vote • Senate plows forward • Senate Dem support swellsSherrod BrownSchumer • Senate votes to overturn DC criminal code changes (H.J.Res. 26) after Biden drops opposition33 Senate Democrats join Republicans

U.S. Senate confirms three more Biden judicial picks as momentum slows (Ballou, Schopler, Subramanian) • Senate confirms Connecticut justice to federal appeals court (51-42)

Senate confirms Werfel to lead IRS in bipartisan vote (54-42) to oversee $80B IRS infusion

Senate Passes Resolution in Support of Slam the Scam Day (S.Res. 101)

Sen. Cotton spoke on Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu (S. 691, a bill to deter foreign financial institutions from providing banking services for the benefit of foreign terrorist organizations and from facilitating or promoting payments for acts of terrorism.)

Senate halts promotions for uniformed military officers over SecDef turning DOD 'into an abortion travel agency'

Senators reintroduce abortion bill (S. 701, second reading requested) • Durbin: “this debate has gone far beyond the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington--it is on your street corner; it is in your mall; it is in the shopping center that you have been going to all your life” - In other words, abortion is everywhere now

HouseBills • Actions passed

House votes down effort to pull troops from Syria (H.Con.Res. 21, Floor Debate)

House passes bill to ban federal officials from pressuring tech platforms on content (H.R. 140, Floor Debate)

House votes to overturn Biden administration water regulation (H.J.Res. 27, Floor Debate)

House unanimously sends COVID-19 origins declassification bill to Biden’s desk, to force Biden spy chief to declassify intelligence on COVID-19 origins (S. 619, Floor Debate) • White House noncommittal

Recap: Week of March 6, 2023 | Majority Leader

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