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Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Update: Impeachment Hearing #2

Here's What to Know About the Second Impeachment Hearing;

GOP Continues to Prove That Dems Have 'No Case'

(From the Daily Caller) The second round of impeachment hearings drew criticism from President Donald Trump as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff repeatedly cut off Republican representatives.

Schiff clashed with Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik and Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan as he cut the Republican representatives off throughout the hearing. . .

President Donald Trump also weighed in on the hearings through a press conference where he said Republicans were being denied due process during the hearings.

"Nobody's ever had such horrible due process. There was no due process. I think it's considered a joke all over Washington, and all over the world," Trump said in the Roosevelt Room on Friday. "The Republicans are given no due process whatsoever. We're not allowed to do anything. It's a disgrace what's happening. But you know what? The American public understands it. And that's why the poll numbers are so good and that's why other things are so good."

Politicians and pundits then accused the president of tampering with witnesses by tweeting about the matter, and Schiff read one of these tweets aloud to former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. (Read more here)

Chris Stewart Takedown of Yovanovitch Shows Democrats Have 'No Case,' GOP Says - Fox News

From the view of the White House and some top Republicans, U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart's questioning of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday was the point where House Democrats' impeachment argument showed the party had "no case" against President Trump. . . Read more here.


(Read all of Isaiah, Chapter 59; and meditate upon the verses below, in particular)

4 No one calls for justice;
no one pleads a case with integrity.
They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies;
they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.

14 So justice is driven back,
and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
honesty cannot enter.
15 Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.

The Lord looked and was displeased
that there was no justice.
16 He saw that there was no one,
he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;
so his own arm achieved salvation for him,
and his own righteousness sustained him.

17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,
and the helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on the garments of vengeance
and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

18 According to what they have done,
so will he repay
wrath to his enemies
and retribution to his foes;
he will repay the islands their due.

19 So shall they fear
The name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the sun;
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.

The conspiracy and coup against you

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The conspiracy and coup against you

President Donald Trump read a Fox News story to the crowd at a Louisiana political rally quoting a tweet from the lawyer of the anonymous whistleblower on the Ukraine red flag event: "#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion #impeachment will follow ultimately." Mark Zaid, one of the whistleblower's attorneys, tweeted this January 30, 2017 after the President fired Sally Yates, then Acting Attorney General holdover from the previous White House. While this is just one tweet from one person's viewpoint, it could be considered evidence of a long-game conspiracy to overthrow an elected president, especially since Zaid is representing the whistleblower at the center of the current impeachment inquiry.

The news media is angered that Donald Trump, Jr., the president's son, outed the whistleblower in a tweet. CNN and AFP, for example, refused to print his name and warned Trump that releasing his name would be against the law. Zaid and Andrew Bakaj represent the whistleblower. The two have a small law firm representing "multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General." According to Breitbart News, Zaid and others co-founded Whistleblower Aid, a non-profit actively recruiting whistleblowers against Trump by offering discounted legal aid in return for providing dirt on the Trump Administration. You see, this is a very organized attempt to remove the president and a self-admitted coup/rebellion.

The lawyers refuse to confirm or deny the whistleblower's name because they claim it will endanger him and his family. But investigative reporter Paul Sperry identified the whistleblower on October 3 as "a registered Democrat & CIA analyst who was detailed before the 2016 election to the Obama White House, where he worked on the NSC's Ukraine desk & met w anti-Trump Ukrainian officials before being sent packing by the Trump NSC & becoming disgruntled." Real Clear Politics went a step further saying the whistleblower is Eric Ciaramella, a CIA operative who was involved with Joe Biden in getting the prosecutor investigating Biden's son fired in exchange for a billion dollar loan guarantee, and played a role in the "Pee Dossier" paid for by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

There is so much more to this impeachment inquiry than the media is reporting. These revelations take digging through massive amounts of emails acquired under the Freedom of Information Act. They no doubt point to a conspiracy to overthrow this White House. The American people need to be informed and express their outrage at this organized crime syndicate being run by the deep state and the Democratic Party. It's like Ezekiel 8:8-9 where the Lord told the prophet, "dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here." Brothers and Sisters, some of us are digging behind the wall and informing you of what we find. Please do something with the information-tell your family, your friends, speak boldly as you ought to speak.

Idolatry in the House Chamber

Idolatry in the House Chamber:

Prayers from several different faiths offered in the House Chamber this past week, while impeachment hearings began.

> > > Each one was offered in good faith and meant to release blessings on the work of Congress. Instead, the opposite was released.

Below please find various links to the prayers offered in honor of both the Native American Heritage month; and the Hindu celebration of Diwali:

(From Twitter: Wednesday, November 13, 2019)

"For the first time in history, the opening prayer on the floor of the House of Representatives will be offered by a Native American with 2 Native American women as sitting Members of Congress."

(Posted by Rep. Jahana Hayes; CT-05) Go here.

Watch this prayer by going here.

Rep. Deb Haaland (NM- 01) also participated:

"'I am honored to have a fierce woman from my district to deliver an historic opening prayer.'" Go here.

> > > To read this prayer in the Congressional Record, go here.

On Thursday, the stream of prayers to false gods continued when Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick shared the following guest chaplain, in honor of a Hindu celebration:

"Today I had the pleasure of welcoming Dipesh Pandya from Warrington to serve as the House's guest chaplain. Mr. Pandya traveled to D.C. to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. I was proud to welcome the BAPS members and thank them for all they do in our community."

(View more here.)

- Father God, we understand that there is a protocol established in both the House and the Senate that anyone may offer an opening prayer as a guest of a sitting member of Congress. We respect that rule, but we do stand in the gap, in repentance for all words uttered in that Chamber this week that do not honor You. By Your shed Blood, we cancel all frequencies attached to those words, declaring their impact to be null and void. We repent of this and ask you, Holy One, to protect the hearts and minds of the listeners. We call forth Your angelic host to cleanse these chambers, in Your name, amen.
- "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." (Ephesians 6:12)

Federal Court Rules Against David Daleiden

Jury finds videos that exposed body-parts trade harmed abortionists

A jury in federal court in California has awarded $870,000 in punitive damages to Planned Parenthood in its lawsuit against undercover journalists who exposed the abortion industry's profiting from the sale of baby body parts.

The judge in the case, William Orrick, was linked to Planned Parenthood and repeatedly made rulings on behalf of the organization for which he once arranged a rental agreement at a community center he supervised. During the case, his wife publicly attacked the defendants.

Students for Life of America President Kirstan Hawkins said: "This is a case of shooting the proverbial messenger who had the courage to document the business model of the nation's number one abortion vendor. It was clear during the hearing that Planned Parenthood did harvest and sell infant body parts. What a miscarriage of justice to punish those who documented the disgusting practices. This is the end of undercover journalism, which ironic timing given all the attention to whistle blowers these days."
LifeSiteNews reported the jury in San Francisco concluded David Daleiden and others from the Center for Medical Progress were found liable in the civil rights case of multiple offenses against abortionists.

The verdict Friday from nine men and one woman came after deliberations of less than two days. The report said Orrick "has ties to Planned Parenthood, but refused to disqualify himself when defense requested him to do so."

(Source: WND) Read more)
- Father God, first we ask You to forgive Judge Orrick and every member of this jury for this wicked ruling, for they know not what they do. We stand in the gap, and we REPENT for this abominable act! Help us, O Lord, we pray and deliver us from evil! We ask that this case now be brought to the Supreme Court for a final opinion, in Your name, amen.

- "Deliver us from evil." (Matthew 6:13)

Recent Floor Activity

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Related Headlines

Rand Paul blocks Senate resolution backing protection for whistleblowers

Retirement bill blocked in Senate amid fight over amendments

Congress Last Week

Foreign Policy

Obama US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

Second Amendment

Senate Democrats pick fight over gun provisions in VAWA

Federal Spending

Congress gets closer to funding deal


Republicans seek public testimony of Hunter Biden and anonymous whistleblower at impeachment hearings

Schumer on Senate trial: 'We don't want it truncated'

Armed Services chairman vows to keep a 'careful eye' out for retaliation against Vindman

READ: Fired Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's opening statement in impeachment hearing

Impeachment hearing Day Two: Nunes reads latest call transcript, Yovanovitch felt threatened by Trump

'Most ridiculous claim of the Dem show trial': Ted Cruz rips Schiff's witness intimidation claim


Marco Rubio joins bipartisan climate change caucus

House Ethics Committee investigating Florida lawmaker's employment of girlfriend

House Ethics Committee examining alleged Rep. Rashida Tlaib campaign finance irregularities

Pending Activity

Committee Activity

2 Abortion-related hearings last week:

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing entitled, "Examining State Efforts to Undermine Access to Reproductive Health Care." According to a memo from the Majority staff, the hearing was intended to focus on how state policies "restrict comprehensive health services" and it noted that "Missouri remains at risk of becoming the first state in the country without a single abortion provider." Allie Stuckey testified as the sole minority witness. Several Member interactions were recorded.

The House Committee on Judiciary marked up H.J.Res. 79, Removing the deadline for the ratification of the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) states, "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." Republican Members of the committee emphasized that the mark-up was meaningless because the Equal Rights Amendment has expired.  They pointed out that it was not ratified by 38 states (as required by the Constitution) before its ratification deadline. Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) said that proponents of the ERA "only have one constitutional option." This is "to start the whole process over and make your case to the current voters nationwide." Proponents must "obtain the required two-thirds vote in each of the Houses of Congress and then win ratification…from 38 states." In addition to the process objections, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) warned that the ERA should not become part of the Constitution for a number of reasons.  At the top of our list of concerns…," he said, is that "the Hyde amendment would be greatly jeopardized by the ERA" and "the people's right to protect the unborn would be eliminated." Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) quoted Susan B. Anthony List in saying, "the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as proposed in 1972 and as interpreted to date by a wide range of legal scholars, by several lower courts, and even by certain advocates of the amendment, would install
a legal mandate for abortion on demand, funded with taxpayer dollars, into our Constitution." The history of the amendment shows that abortion would become constitutionally protected, even if Roe v. Wade were overturned. Removing the deadline for the ratification of the so-called Equal Rights Amendment would allow Virginia to be the final state to ratify the amendment.

Floor Outlook

House vote on Pelosi drug pricing plan slips to December

House to take up voting rights, government funding this month

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Robert J. Luck, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/14, Senate began consideration of the following:

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Robert J. Luck, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of Barbara Lagoa, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of Adrian Zuckerman, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to RomaniaDepartment of State.
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Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule

Monday, November 18, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Rules and Administration
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Hugh Nathanial Halpern, of Virginia, to be Director of the Government Publishing Office.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider
S. 242, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain land in the Coconino National Forest in the State of Arizona,
S. 258, to prohibit oil and gas leasing on the National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Elko and White Pine Counties, Nevada,
S. 500, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service,
S. 876, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to prepare veterans for careers in the energy industry, including the solar, wind, cybersecurity, and other low-carbon emissions sectors or zero-emissions sectors of the energy industry,
S. 1079, to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico,
S. 1081, to amend title 54, United States Code, to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and
Water Conservation Fund,
S. 1262, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, to withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws,
S. 1739, to enable projects that will aid in the development and delivery of related instruction associated with apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs that are focused on serving the skilled technical workforce at the National Laboratories and certain facilities of the National Nuclear Security Administration,
S. 2368, to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to support licensing and relicensing of certain nuclear facilities and nuclear energy research, demonstration, and development,
S. 2418, to amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to modify a definition and the disposition and authorized uses of qualified outer Continental Shelf revenues under that Act and to exempt State and county payments under that Act from sequestration, to provide for the distribution of certain outer Continental Shelf revenues to the State of Alaska,
S. 2425, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Program,
S. 2508, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a council to conduct a survey and analysis of the employment figures and demographics in the energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the United States,
S. 2556, to amend the Federal Power Act to provide energy cybersecurity investment incentives, to establish a grant and technical assistance program for cybersecurity investments,
S. 2657, to support innovation in advanced geothermal research and development,
S. 2668, to establish a program for research, development, and demonstration of solar energy technologies,
S. 2688, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish an Office of Technology Transitions,
S. 2702, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an integrated energy systems research, development, and demonstration,
S. 2714, to amend the America COMPETES Act to reauthorize the ARPA-E program,
S. 2799, to require the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of the Interior to establish a joint Nexus of Energy and Water Sustainability Office,
and the nominations of
Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy,
James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine
S. 1087, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to make changes with respect to water quality certification, and state perspectives on other potential reforms to the implementation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Investigations
Hearings to examine securing the United States research enterprise from China's talent recruitment plans.

An oversight hearing to examine the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
A joint hearing with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment to examine the importance of the Open Skies Treaty.

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
Hearings to examine the Department of Defense audit.

Environment and Public Works
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Sean O'Donnell, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Business meeting to consider
S. 2877, to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002;
to be immediately followed by hearings to examine the nominations of
Mitchell A. Silk, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury,
Brian D. Montgomery, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary, and
David Carey Woll, Jr., of Connecticut, and
John Bobbitt, of Texas, both to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and
Peter J. Coniglio, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Export-Import.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine highly automated vehicles, focusing on Federal perspectives on the deployment of safety technology.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine the nomination of Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hearings to examine Russian influence in Belarus.

Subcommittee on Health Care
Hearings to examine Alzheimer's awareness, focusing on barriers to diagnosis, treatment, and care coordination.

Joint Economic Committee
Hearings to examine connecting more people to work.

Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine honoring a nations promise to Native veterans, including
S. 1001, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and
S. 2365, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize urban Indian organizations to enter into arrangements for the sharing of medical services and facilities.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
Closed hearings to examine implementation of the 2018 Department of Defense Cyber Strategy.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and
International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy

Hearings to examine challenges and opportunities for advancing United States interests in the United Nations system.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Hearings to examine biological threats to United States national security.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
An oversight hearing examine Federal Communications Commission, focusing on spectrum auctions program, Part II.

Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule

Madam Speaker, we will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 4634, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, a very significant and very bipartisan bill. The complete list of suspension bills will be announced by the close of business today.

In addition, Madam Speaker, the House will be considering a continuing resolution through December 20 to keep the government open and operating on behalf of the American people. Madam Speaker, I am deeply disappointed by the Senate's failure to complete their work on appropriations, forcing us to consider another continuing resolution. This is evidence of failure, not of success. It is absolutely essential that we pass the CR to keep our government operating, but it is an indication that we have not gotten our business done as we should. I would remind House Members that we passed 96 percent of the funding of government by June 26 this year, or approximately 3 months before the end of the fiscal year, a little over 3 months. By the end of the fiscal year, the United States Senate had passed not a single appropriations bill. I am disappointed by that but recognize that passing a CR is absolutely essential. Rather than kick the can further down the road, however, we must use that time between now and December 20 to work on an agreement on 302(b) allocations, which will allow us to move appropriation bills done in line with the bipartisan budget caps agreement.

Lastly, Madam Speaker, the House will consider H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. This bipartisan bill directs the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a standard requiring healthcare and social service employers to write and implement a workplace violence prevention plan to prevent and protect employees from violent incidents at work.

Full floor colloquy on next week's House schedule

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 3702 - Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Al Green / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 4300 - Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.R. 4029 - Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Denny Heck / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 5084 - Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Gregory Meeks / Financial Services Committee)

5) H.R. 4344 - Investor Protection and Capital Markets Fairness Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ben McAdams / Financial Services Committee)

6) H.R. 4634 - Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters / Financial Services Committee)

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

Legislation Making Further Appropriations for FY 2020

H.R. 1309 - Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Courtney / Education and Labor Committee)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 182 - To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Keating / Natural Resources Committee)

2) H.R. 255 - Big Bear Land Exchange Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 263 - To rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Suozzi / Natural Resources Committee)

4) H.R. 737 - Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gregorio Sablan / Natural Resources Committee)

5) H.R. 925 - North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson / Natural Resources Committee)

6) H.R. 1088 - FIRST Act (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Marshall / Natural Resources Committee)

7) H.R. 1446 - Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. William Lacy Clay / Natural Resources Committee)

8) H.R. 1472 - To rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park (Sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith / Natural Resources Committee)

9) H.R. 1487 - Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Lieu / Natural Resources Committee)

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

Text of Bills for the Week of November 18, 2019

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule

Tuesday - November 19, 2019

Impeachment Inquiry: Ms. Williams & Lt. Col. Vindman
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

FY2020 - Budget and U.S. - Africa Relations
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

18 bills pending before the full Committee, as approved by one of its five Legislative Subcommittees
Committee on Energy and Commerce

"Reviewing the Broken Promises Report: Examining the Chronic Federal Funding Shortfalls in Indian Country"
Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Committee on Natural Resources)

America for Sale? An Examination of the Practices of Private Funds
Committee on Financial Services

"Review of Credit Conditions: Report from the Farm Credit Administration (FCA)"
Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit (Committee on Agriculture)

Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development Act: Promoting Resiliency of Our Nations Water Resources Infrastructure.
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)

Further Examining Forever GI Bill Implementation Efforts
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Smart Construction: Increasing Opportunities for Small Businesses in Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure (Committee on Small Business)

Examining the Human Rights and Legal Implications of DHS "Remain in Mexico" Policy
Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations (Committee on Homeland Security)

'With Extreme Displeasure': Examining the Education Departments Refusal to Provide Debt Relief to Defrauded Students.
Committee on Education and Labor

The Road to 2020: Defending Against Election Interference
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation (Committee on Homeland Security)

What's Next for Lebanon? Examining the Implications of Current Protests
Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

Toxic, Forever Chemicals: A Call for Immediate Federal Action on PFAS
Subcommittee on Environment (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Appointments Clause: Implications of Recent Court Decisions
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet (Committee on the Judiciary)

"Review of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights"
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations (Committee on Agriculture)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Bringing Our Nations Heroes Home
Subcommittee on National Security (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

Impeachment Inquiry: Ambassador Volker & Mr. Morrison
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Military Health System Reform: A Cure for Efficiency and Readiness?
Subcommittee on Military Personnel (Committee on Armed Services)

• H.R. 1309 - Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act
Committee on Rules


Wednesday - November 20, 2019

Impeachment Inquiry: Ambassador Sondland
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Legislative Hearing on HR 3495, and a Draft bill, to establish a pilot program for the issuance of grants to eligible entities
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A Resolution Offered by Chairman Bennie G. Thompson Authorizing Issuance of Subpoena on documents related to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Operations.
Committee on Homeland Security

"Building a 100 - Percent Clean Economy: The Challenges Facing Frontline Communities"
Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

An Examination of Regulators Efforts to Preserve and Promote Minority Depository Institutions
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions (Committee on Financial Services)

Markup of: H.R. 1708 (Rep. Schiff), To adjust the boundary of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor, and for other purposes. Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act.
• H.R. 2199 (Rep. Carbajal), To designate certain Federal land in the State of California as wilderness, and for other purposes. Central Coast Heritage Protection Act.
• H.R. 2215 (Rep. Chu), To establish as a unit of the National Park System the San Gabriel National Recreation Area in the State of California, and for other purposes. San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act.
• H.R. 2250 (Rep. Huffman), To provide for restoration, economic development, recreation, and conservation on Federal lands in Northern California, and for other purposes. Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act.
• H.R. 2546 (Rep. DeGette), To designate certain lands in the State of Colorado as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes. Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019.
• H.R. 2642 (Rep. Kilmer), To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
• H.R. 2854 (Rep. Velzquez), To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to prohibit the use of neonicotinoids in a National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes. Protect Our Refuges Act of 2019. S. 216 (Sen. Cantwell), To provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, and for other purposes. Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act.

Committee on Natural Resources

Reexamining the Economic Costs of Debt
Committee on the Budget

Fighting Flu, Saving Lives: Vaccine Science and Innovation
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

The Department of Energys Role in Addressing Climate Change
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations)

U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements
Subcommittee on Trade (Committee on Ways and Means)

Creating a Climate Resilient America: Reducing Risks and Costs
Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Safe and Decent? Examining the Current State of Residents Health and Safety in HUD Housing
Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance (Committee on Financial Services)

A Task of EPIC Proportions: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership in Weather Modeling and Prediction
Subcommittee on Environment (Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)

Go-Live March 2020: The Status of EHRM Readiness
Subcommittee on Technology Modernization (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Climate Change in the Era of Strategic Competition
Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities (Committee on Armed Services)

Impeachment Inquiry: Ms. Cooper & Mr. Hale
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


Thursday - November 21, 2019

Member Day: Committee on House Administration
Committee on House Administration

Impeachment Inquiry: Dr. Hill
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Task Force on Financial Technology: Banking on Your Data: the Role of Big Data in Financial Services
Committee on Financial Services


Operation Restoration

Operation Restoration



Once each week, on Sunday mornings and for 24 hours, join with others in OPERATION RESTORATION . . .

"Operation Restoration"

This initiative is based upon the Move of the Spirit that was launched last month during Operation Refiner's Fire. The LORD has shown us that He has used those fires to ignite the FIRE of the HOLY SPIRIT to visit our people, which He now yearns to keep burning among our people until the day of His return!

"Operation Restoration" is based on the promise of Scripture, recorded in
2 Chronicles 7:14,15.

It is written:

. . . "and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

"Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place."

This is a weekly Solemn Assembly, where saints can feel free to gather each Sunday, to offer prayers of repentance before our Lord, for the many sins our nation has committed before Him.

Abba so desires to hear our prayers . . . He is just waiting to heal us!

You can join us, any Sunday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST by calling:
Access Code: 150411#
Each week, our conference line for Operation Restoration will remain open until Monday morning at 9:00 a.m.EST -- allowing for 24 hours of nonstop prayer before our King of Kings, that He might, indeed, "heal our land." Amen.

About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

To learn more about our ministry, and to sign up to begin receiving our daily alerts, please go here.

Subscribe for our Alerts!

Subscribe for our Alerts!

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes all who wish to pray for our leaders to join us in prayer for our nation. You may sign up to receive our alerts by sending an email to us at:

requesting that your name be added to our list of subscribers.


God bless you!