Saturday, July 1, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1 - 3: Three Days of Repentance
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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, July 7, 2017

"They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power."
(Psalm 145:11)

Christian cross and lily flower on blue background

United in the Kingdom of God . . . under the Cross of Christ

4th of July Bible Readathon!

4th of July Bible Readathon!

Build a SHIELD OF PROTECTION over the nation on this Fourth of July, by decreeing His Word, nonstop, over our land!

Saints of God,

Next week, sources have been warning us of pending riots that have been planned to take place on the 4th of July. This movement, called The Resistance, has been funded and orchestrated by George Soros. Their plans include bringing civil disturbances in numerous cities across the nation, including violence on the streets of America.

So, we say:



How do we fight back, and protect our homes, our families, and our lives from this evil plan of destruction?

Very simply, we turn to THE WORD OF GOD.

It is written:

- "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (I John 4:4 KJV)

- "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19 KJV)

- "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword . . ."
(Hebrews 4:12 KJV)
- "Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel, and he said to them: "Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe-all the words of this law. For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess." (Deut. 32:45-47)
- "So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11)

- "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)

> > > Come join us as we read His Word, together, OUT LOUD all day on Tuesday, the Fourth of July. Call in anytime, stay on as long as you can. WELCOME!

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Health Care Policy

CBO: GOP healthcare bill saves money, covers fewer

Senate pulls plug on healthcare vote this week

Senate postpones planned healthcare vote until after July 4 recess: CNN

GOP delays healthcare vote until next month

What's next on health care now that the Senate has punted?

McConnell: ObamaCare repeal isn't dead

Mitch McConnell now expects vote on healthcare bill in 'a couple weeks'

Conservatives target insurance requirements in Senate health bill

Senate health care bill negotiations: These are the big issues on the table

Senate leadership scrambles to lock down healthcare votes

Heritage Action CEO pushes for changes to Senate health bill

Health bill talks include leaving Obamacare taxes intact, says key senator

Senate Majority leader cites 'good progress' on healthcare talks

Could bare-bones health care plans save the Senate bill?

Senate leaders consider Cruz option to avoid Obamacare insurer requirements

Trump: GOP Senate should repeal, then replace Obamacare at later date

Trump backs Sasse's ‘Plan B’ on healthcare

Conservatives want Senate to repeal and delay Obamacare

Senator faces healthcare protests at town hall

McConnell: Senate will stick with working on health care bill

Congress Last Week


Trump-backed immigration bills approved by House

House passes 'Kate's Law' and bill targeting sanctuary cities

House passes Kate's Law, as part of illegal immigrant crackdown

House-Passed Immigration Bills Have Murky Future in Senate

Trump-backed immigration bills pass House

Afghans who helped U.S. forces may get more visas under defense bill

Other Floor Activity

House approves extra funding for lawmaker security

House overwhelmingly backs NATO mutual defense

House votes to endorse NATO’s mutual defense pact

House votes to limit damages from medical malpractice lawsuits

Foreign Policy

Clinton campaign chairman testifies in House Russia probe

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders send letters to 21 states hacked by Russia

Senate committee wants U.S. states to publicize hacking details

Senate defense authorization bill calls for hike in ships, F-35s, Super Hornets

Tougher Russia sanctions bill facing another setback

U.S. Senate must pass Russia sanctions bill again to resolve issues: House speaker

Senate looks to pause troubled $6 billion Army wireless project

Trump raises trade concerns in South Korea talks

Tax Reform

Sen. Orrin Hatch promises tax reform won't be drafted in secret

Moderate Republicans warn of trouble for tax reform

Religious Freedom

GOP bill targets law aimed at keeping politics out of churches

Member Security

Sergeant at Arms: Capitol Police has investigated 950 threats to members of Congress this year

Threats against lawmakers already higher than all of 2016


GOP senator: Trump still learning to work with Congress

Top GOP senator wants vote on Trump's FBI nominee in July

Activity Summary

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Recess Next Week
Congress is only meeting in pro forma sessions next week.
Members have returned home for the Independence Day holiday and a district work period.

UN Policy Report

On Tuesday U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Ops, and Related Programs on the FY2018 budget for the United Nations and International Organizations.

Ambassador Haley responded to questions from the Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) on the Trump Administration's State Department determination that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is ineligible to receive global health funds under the Kemp-Kasten Amendment.
The Kemp-Kasten Amendment is a longstanding amendment that gives the President the authority to discontinue funding to organizations that participate in the management of a coercive abortion and sterilization program.
In response to questioning from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ambassador Haley explained that the Administration did not fund UNFPA because of its associations with forced sterilization. She noted that instead the Administration redirected the money previously designated for UNFPA toward global health care that the United States could support.
During questioning by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ambassador Haley reiterated that other global health organizations are receiving the same amount of money that UNFPA received, and that the United States continues to support healthcare for women and girls; she noted it's a matter of which avenue is used to provide that healthcare.
House Appropriations Committee:
United Nations and International Organizations - Budget Hearing

House Committee Repository:
Hearing: United Nations and International Organizations - Budget Hearing

  • The Honorable Nikki R. Haley Witness Statement: PDF

Update: H. Res. 376

Update: H. Res. 376:

Calling for a Day of Reflection and Repentance

We want to thank all of you who contacted your own member of Congress in support of this bill last week. Sadly, the House went into a recess period on Thursday evening, without calling for a vote on this bill.

Nevertheless, in alignment with the Call2Fall, tomorrow has been designated a day of repentance by leaders in the Body of Christ.
Let us all fall on our knees tomorrow, in humility, and confess our own personal and national sins before our God in repentance. Perhaps He may yet hear, and heal our land.
It is written:

" . . . if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

In His Grace,

Sara Ballenger, Founder
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Pastor Jeff Daly, Founder
National Day of Repentance

Reference Links
Links to Congressional news and information
Prayer Guide

U.S. Supreme Court

Don’t tread on us
A ruling over scrap tires may set a precedent in favor of churches having access to public benefits

Supreme Court will review Trump travel ban