Saturday, August 5, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, August 5, 2017

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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, August 5, 2017

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Recent Floor Activity

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Related Headlines

WORLD: Senate confirms new FBI chief 92-5
Also reporting: Reuters, FOX News, The Hill

Kevin Newsom confirmed by Senate Trump outpace Obama Bush
Senate votes to confirm 8 Pentagon political appointees
Senate approves pair of bills to address VA budget crisis, claims backlog
U.S. Senate reauthorizes FDA to collect fees from drugmakers
Senate votes to confirm slate of four CFTC commissioners
Senate approves Trump's energy deputy secretary amid talk of Rick Perry leaving
Senate approves two FCC nominees as it reviews Obama rules
Senate passes 'right-to-try' bill by unanimous consent
Senate confirms dozens of nominees as they leave for August break
Senate restores nation's top grid watchdog, FERC, after months of delay

August Recess

Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments over break
Senate blocks Trump's ability to make recess appointments

August Hearing

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Veteran Care in Rural Areas: Increasing Access through Choice and Capacity Improvement
August 10, 2017 in Duluth, Minnesota

Health Care Policy

Health Care Policy

Bipartisan healthcare reform off to a rocky start in the Senate
Mick Mulvaney, White House budget director: 'They need to pass something' on health care
What's next for the GOP's health-care efforts? White House, senators respond.
The White House wants the Senate to try again on health care
Charlie Dent: Bipartisan caucus creates new Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan
After collapse of Obamacare repeal in the Senate, growing calls for bipartisanship
Senate too divided to keep up healthcare push - Senator Hatch
GOP senator meeting with Price, governors on healthcare
Lindsey Graham on health care: 'We should be politically horsewhipped if we don't try this again'
Cornyn: Time for Democrats to put up healthcare ideas
Senate health panel to hold hearings on stabilizing Obamacare
Mick Mulvaney urges the Senate not to give up on health care
Ron Johnson says Republican health care bill didn't do anything for 'the forgotten man'
Mark Meadows says Obamacare repeal and replace isn't over
Tim Kaine plans to push public option when health care talks resume
Senate moves on from Obamacare debate with bipartisan drug bills

Senate Rules

Upset about failed ObamaCare votes, Trump calls for changes from Senate Republicans
Changing the Senate rules, not so fast
Jeff Flake says changing the Senate rules to nuclear option would be a 'mistake'
McConnell: We're not getting rid of legislative filibuster
McConnell nixes Trump's calls to change Senate rules
McConnell: Filibuster rule isn't going anywhere
GOP senators pitch rules change amid nominations backlog

Policy News

Fiscal Policy

Congress sets sights on tax reform
Appropriators Softening Trump's Proposed Fiscal 2018 Cuts
Senators searching for debt limit hike support: McConnell
Senate Democrats offer Republicans help on tax reform - with conditions
Chris Van Hollen: Democrats are willing to work with Republicans on tax reform
Defense to Get Historically High Share of Research Budget

Immigration Policy

Tom Cotton predicts 'consensus' around his new immigration bill
Sen. Tim Scott on 'hybrid' immigration policy that meets economic, family needs
David Perdue says RAISE act will go through regular order
Group of GOP senators unveil their answer to Trump's border wall
Border Wall, Agents Would Get $15 Billion Boost From Cornyn Bill


Heidi Heitkamp: Bipartisan efforts go unnoticed because they don't create 'a lot of drama'

September Outlook

4 Pentagon nominees didn't make the cut in flurry of pre-recess Senate votes

Debt-limit deadline - Sept. 29
McCain "optimistic" about recovery, plans to return to Senate
Senate panel approves bill to cut off US aid to Palestinians
Bill to cut off aid to Palestinians passed by U.S. committee
Senate plans September hearings on health insurance market
Energy nominees in committee


Democratic campaign boss says no abortion litmus test

Tennessee Republican won't seek reelection to House
Not in a hallway, not in a text: committee warns U.S. House on campaigning

Reference Links

Links to Congressional news and information

Prayer Guide

Publishing Notices

Publishing Notice (Legislative Snapshot)

Please be in prayer during this month.
When members are home during the month of August, town hall meetings and other activism has been known to shape the national debate for when Congress returns for the fall in September.
Please pray for divine appointments, for proclaiming of God's Word, and for clear and humble messaging from the American people to members of Congress seeking God-honoring legislation, laws, and public policy.
"Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard." (Ecclesiastes 9:17)

If trends in the national dialogue are to emerge, that can take time. Also, the nation's attention is expected to be transfixed on the "path of totality" for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.

With those things in mind, and with normal flow of headlines regarding Congress and its members, we expect to publish an August summary on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Publishing Notice (Daily Brief)

Please note that the next Daily Brief will be published later in the day this Monday, August 7th.

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