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White House News

Melania Trump Demanded Spiritual Cleansing of White House, Removal of Pagan, Demonic Idols -

While commenting on President Donald Trump's very public support for Christianity, as well as the frequent Bible studies and prayer gatherings held at the White House, evangelical Pastor Paul Begley said first lady Melania Trump demanded that the White House be spiritually cleansed and that pagan, demonic items and artificats from the Obama and Clinton years be removed.

Melania Trump reportedly said, "I'm not going to go into that White House unless it has been completely exorcised," according to Pastor Begley. One thing was left, a cross on the wall. "They cleansed the White House," he said. "They had people in there anointing it with oil and praying everywhere."

Pastor Begley made his remarks during the Feb. 2 edition of Weekend Vigilante, hosted by Sheila Zilinsky.

"I have to say, when the president allowed 40 pastors to come in to the White House and anoint him with oil and lay their hands and pray on him-seven times he's done this-that is unheard of," Begley said. "We haven't ever - the guy's got flaws, we all do. But at least he is humble enough and recognizing that he needs God enough that he keeps bringing them in for the prayer."

"And I've got to say this, it might have started with the first lady," said Begley. "I'm just being honest with you."

"The first lady, in that five hours when the Obamas and the Trumps went down to the Capitol and Trump was being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States," Begley claimed, "Melania Trump said to her husband - she said, 'I'm not going to go into that White House unless it has been completely exorcised.'"

. . . Pastor Begley then related that the first lady apparently said, "'You've got to get all of that out of there and send in some preachers and priests'" - she wanted priests or anyone -- to go in and cleanse the White House or, 'I will not spend one night in it.'"

The president did, said Begley. "There were people in there packing up every idol. The only thing that was left . . . was one cross on one wall. They cleansed the White House. They had people in there anointing it with oil and praying everywhere."

"This was a major spiritual - it might sound like overdoing it, a little excessive," he said, "but you've got to take the seat of authority when you go into spiritual warfare. You start with the spiritual authority and then it goes on from there out. I think that that might have been where this whole thing began, in a mighty way of exorcising the demons."
Melania Trump is a Catholic. Her husband, President Donald Trump, is a Presbyterian. The two were married in an Episcopal church in 2005. When Melania came down the aisle she was holding a Catholic rosary and a vocalist was singing the Ave Maria, reported the Washington Post.

Having a home blessed by a priest is a common practice among Catholics, especially if there is any concern that anything unholy may be in or have occurred in the home or on the property in the past.

In his many prayer meetings, President Trump reportedly has welcomed evangelical Protestants, Catholics and Jews. (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for this good report today. We are grateful and relieved to know that this action has been taken, not only on the day of the Inauguration, but on several occasions since then.

Now that the atmosphere of the White House has been cleansed, we ask that our President and First Lady be released to hear the leading of Your Spirit, even more clearly, as the days go by. Thank You, Lord, amen.

- "Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice."
(Isaiah 32:1)

Prayers for Wall Street

Prayers for Wall Street:

Shields Up - Shaking Markets

Published by Mike and Cindy Jacobs:
Reformation Prayer Network

Dear RPN,

The stock market is shaking!

We expected this at some point, as the S&P 500 just came through it's longest upside move without a serious correction since 1959. This streak lasted 404 days.(1) Some investment brokers are asking why the correction on Monday wasn't more severe than it was.(2) Most of us are just relieved that our retirement savings are still relatively in place!

The markets are still shaky, however, but most investors are holding steady and not pulling out at this time. Most financial advisers are telling us that the underlying U.S. economy is strong and the markets should hold. Stocks were a bit overbought, meaning a few too many investors had too much confidence in the markets and bought too much stock at prices over the companies' actual values. Corrections are normal in this environment, but not normally catastrophic.

Here's how we can pray:

1. Pray that brokers and the public will not panic and pull invested funds out of the markets.

2. Intercede for the volatility (how quickly a stock's price can change due to rapid trading) to calm down. Nervous investors can cause this.

3. Declare that the "floor" will hold. The floor is the low point that the markets hit on Monday. Historically, if the markets penetrate that low point, the sell off will continue unabated and many investors and investments will be affected across the board. This happened in the 2008 economic downturn.

4. Decree that the media will tell the truth about he limited causes for this temporary downturn and that they would not cause a panic. People get afraid at some of the reports they see on the news.

May God's grace abound,

Mike and Cindy Jacobs


1 Matt Egan, "Turbulence returns to the stock market." 1/31/18. 2/8/18.

2 White, Gillian B., "Volatility is Scary - but it's Normal.", 2/6/18. 2/8/18.


Our Pro-Life President

Our Pro-Life President:

President Trump Bans U.S. Aid for International Abortions

Within a week of taking office on January 23, 2017, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, now called the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, which bans U.S. funding for abortions overseas. The expanded policy prohibits $9 billion in U.S. taxpayer money from funding foreign organizations that perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning.

The pro-life policy applies global health assistance funding for international health programs, such as those for HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, global health security, and family planning and reproductive health, but not for abortion.

Government grants to 733 organizations were up for renewal, and the organizations had to demonstrate compliance with the Mexico City Policy in order to obtain funding. The U.S. State Department issued a new report yesterday revealing that 729 out of 733 organizations accepted the Trump administration's requirement that they not commit or perform abortion as a condition of receiving aid money. Two organizations refused to cease promoting abortions and will not receive funding. These include International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International. The names of the other two are not yet public.
The Mexico City Policy was originally announced by President Reagan in 1984 and required nongovernmental organizations to agree that they "would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations" before receiving any federal funding. In 2009, President Barack Obama overturned the policy that provided a portion of over $400 million in federal funds to the abortion organizations like IPPF and Marie Stopes International for their foreign efforts. The IPPF reports that its affiliates ended the lives of nearly one million unborn children in 2015 alone and claims to have provided 16.8 million abortion-related services over the past five years. (Liberty Counsel) Read more here.

- Father God, we thank You again for placing Donald J. Trump into the Office of the President of the United States. As he continues to stand for LIFE, may he receive blessings from Your Mighty Hand. Amen.

- "I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants. . ." (Deuteronomy 30:19)

A Big Victory in California!

Calif. Court Rules Christian Baker Cannot Be Forced to Make Cake
for Same-Sex Wedding

In a decision being celebrated as a win for religious freedom advocates, a California judge ruled late Monday that a Christian baker who faced losing her business because she refuses to bake cakes for same-sex weddings cannot be compelled by the state to do so.

The decision comes as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in December in another Christian baker case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in an ongoing wrestling match between religious freedom advocates and LGBT activists who insist that Christian bakers should be compelled to bake cakes for all marriages, not just heterosexual unions.

In the California case, Christian baker Cathy Miller, who owns Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, was facing discrimination charges filed by the state after she refused to make a wedding cake for Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio last August, citing her religious beliefs.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing petitioned the court to issue a restraining order against Miller and her bakery to force the company to make cakes for same-sex weddings or stop making wedding cakes altogether if she refused.

"My conscience doesn't allow me to participate in certain activities that are contrary to my biblical beliefs. I pray that we can all come to an understanding so that we can continue to get along," Miller explained at the time.
In rejecting the state's petition against Miller, Superior Court Judge David Lampe said in his opinion that her decision to refuse to bake cakes for same-sex weddings is protected by the First Amendment.

"The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths, and to their own deep aspirations to continue the family structure they have long revered," Lampe wrote.

"Furthermore, here the State minimizes the fact that Miller has provided for an alternative means for potential customers to receive the product they desire through the services of another talented baker who does not share Miller's belief. Miller is not the only wedding cake creator in Bakersfield. The fact that Rodriguez-Del Rios feel they will suffer indignity from Miller's choice is not sufficient to deny constitutional protection," he said. (Christian Post) Read more here.
- Father God, we shout a loud chorus of HALLELUJAH for this verdict. May righteousness continue to prevail in the courts of our nation, so that our First Amendment rights as American citizens be preserved. Amen.

- "But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." (Amos 5:24)

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Pending Activity

Committee Activity

House Intel Committee Votes to Release Democratic Memo
After Bears Ears, Grand Staircase cuts, Congress reasserts itself on national monuments
Bannon granted another week to comply with House subpoena to testify in Russia probe
Devin Nunes: Investigation moving from FISA abuses to State Department
Christopher Wray, FBI director, to testify before Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday
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Trump declines to release Democratic memo
White House seeks revisions to Dems' FISA rebuttal memo, halting release

Floor Outlook

Senate headed for freewheeling debate on immigration bill
House speaker says will move on immigration bill after budget
McConnell tees up immigration debate

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2579, Broader Options for Americans Act, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at 5:30 p.m.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
To receive a closed briefing on the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Hearings to examine worldwide threats.
Closed hearings to examine the United States Special Operations Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program.
Hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2019.
Hearings to examine improving animal health, focusing on reauthorization of Food and Drug Administration Animal Drug User Fees.
Hearings to examine the Department of Defense's role in protecting democratic elections.
Closed hearings to examine worldwide threats.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Joseph Simons, of Virginia,
Christine S. Wilson, of Virginia,
Noah Joshua Phillips, of Maryland, and
Rohit Chopra, of New York, each to be a Federal Trade Commissioner.
Business meeting to consider
H.R. 2825, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security,
S. 2221, to repeal the multi-State plan program,
S. 2296, to increase access to agency guidance documents,
S. 2113, to amend title 41, United States Code, to improve the manner in which Federal contracts for design and construction services are awarded, to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and construction services procurements,
S. 2349, to direct the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to establish an interagency working group to study Federal efforts to collect data on sexual violence and to make recommendations on the harmonization of such efforts,
S. 2178, to require the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency to make open recommendations of Inspectors General publicly available,
S. 2014, to require greater transparency for Federal regulatory decisions that impact small businesses,
H.R. 2229, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers,
S. 931, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4910 Brighton Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, as the "George Sakato Post Office",
S. 2040, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 621 Kansas Avenue in Atchison, Kansas, as the "Amelia Earhart Post Office Building",
H.R. 294, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the "Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building",
H.R. 452, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the "Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office",
H.R. 1207, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the "Tilden Veterans Post Office",
H.R. 1208, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the "Converse Veterans Post Office Building",
H.R. 1858, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4514 Williamson Trail in Liberty, Pennsylvania, as the "Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom Post Office",
H.R. 1988, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the "Merle Haggard Post Office Building",
H.R. 2254, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2635 Napa Street in Vallejo, California, as the "Janet Capello Post Office Building",
H.R. 2302, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the "Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office",
H.R. 2464, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 New Chardon Street Lobby in Boston, Massachusetts, as the "John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office",
H.R. 2672, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 520 Carter Street in Fairview, Illinois, as the "Sgt. Douglas J. Riney Post Office",
H.R. 2815, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office",
H.R. 2873, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, as the "Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building",
H.R. 3109, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1114 North 2nd Street in Chillicothe, Illinois, as the "Sr. Chief Ryan Owens Post Office Building",
H.R. 3369, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 North Main Street in Spring Lake, North Carolina, as the "Howard B. Pate, Jr. Post Office",
H.R. 3638, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building",
H.R. 3655, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the "Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building",
H.R. 3821, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 Main Street in Clermont, Georgia, as the "Zach T. Addington Post Office",
H.R. 3893, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Mathe Avenue in Interlachen, Florida, as the "Robert H. Jenkins, Jr. Post Office",
H.R. 4042, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the "Borinqueneers Post Office Building",
H.R. 4285, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Hearings to examine pending nominations.
Hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2019.
An oversight hearing to examine Native Americans and the 2020 Census.
Hearings to examine the current readiness of United States forces.
Hearings to examine the nomination of John F. Ring, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Hearings to examine military and civilian personnel programs and military family readiness.
Hearings to examine
S. 400, to establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania,
S. 966, to establish a program to accurately document vehicles that were significant in the history of the United States,
S. 1160, to include Livingston County, the city of Jonesboro in Union County, and the city of Freeport in Stephenson County, Illinois, to the Lincoln National Heritage Area,
S. 1260 and H.R. 2615, bills to authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
S. 1335, to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri,
S. 1446 and H.R. 1135, bills to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program,
S. 1472, to reauthorize the Tennessee Civil War Heritage Area,
S. 1573, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to place signage on Federal land along the trail known as the "American Discovery Trail",
S. 1602, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area,
S. 1645, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of P.
S. 103 in West Baltimore, Maryland,
S. 1646, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland,
S. 1692, to authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs,
S. 1956 and H.R. 2897, bills to authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia,
S. 2102, to clarify the boundary of Acadia National Park,
S. 2213 and H.R. 4300, bills to authorize Pacific Historic Parks to establish a commemorative display to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II,
S. 2225, to reauthorize the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area,
S. 2238, to amend the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Canalway Act of 1996 to repeal the funding limitation,
H.R. 1397, to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and
H.R. 1500, to redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as "Robert Emmet Park".
Hearings to examine the nominations of
David Christian Tryon, of Ohio, to be Chief Counsel for Advocacy, and
Hannibal Ware, of the Virgin Islands, to be Inspector General, both of the Small Business Administration.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2019.
Hearings to examine the state of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, focusing on pending rules, cryptocurrency regulation, and cross-border agreements.
Hearings to examine United States Northern Command and United States Southern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program.
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Andrea L. Thompson, of South Dakota, to be Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security,
Susan A. Thornton, of Maine, to be an Assistant Secretary (East Asian and Pacific Affairs), and
Francis R. Fannon, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Energy Resources), all of Department of State.
Business meeting to consider
S. 1917, to reform sentencing laws and correctional institutions, and the nominations of
Michael B. Brennan, of Wisconsin, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit,
Susan Paradise Baxter, and Marilyn Jean Horan, both to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania,
Daniel Desmond Domenico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado, and
Adam I. Klein, of the District of Columbia, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Closed business meeting to consider pending calendar business; to be immediately followed by a closed briefing regarding certain intelligence matters.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

On Tuesday, 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. 4533 – To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the “Lexington VA Health Care System” and to make certain other designations (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Veterans Affairs Committee)
2) H.R. 3542Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Wilson / Foreign Affairs Committee)
3) H.Res. 129 – Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Foreign Affairs Committee)
4) H.R. 4376 – Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
5) H.R. 4377 – Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
6) H.R. 4378 – Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Weber / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
7) H.R. 4675 – Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Marshall / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
8) H.R. 3397 – Building Blocks of STEM Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jacky Rosen / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
9) H.R. 4979 – To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Reichert / Ways and Means Committee)
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

H.R. 3978TRID Improvement Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)
H.R. 3299Protecting Consumers Access to Credit Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry / Financial Services Committee)
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

H.R. 620ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe / Judiciary Committee)
On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

Text of Bills for the Week of Feb. 12, 2018

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

H.R. 3978 — TRID Improvement Act of 2017 (Rules Committee Print 115-59 — Showing the text of H.R. 3978, H.R. 1645, and H.R. 4546 as reported and H.R. 3948, H.R. 2948, and H.R. 4061 as ordered reported; all by the Committee on Financial Services); H.R. 3299 — Protecting Consumers Access to Credit Act of 2017; H.R. 620 — ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Military and Security Challenges and Posture in the Indo-Pacific Region

Department of Health and Human Services' Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

Oversight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2018

Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology

Examining the Governments Management of Native American Schools

Modernizing Food Aid: Improving Effectiveness and Saving Lives

Examining the Impact of Health Care Consolidation

The Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a markup beginning on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. The Committee will consider the following bills:

  • H.R. 835 (Rep. Doug Lamborn), To update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
  • H.R. 4134 (Rep. Michael K. Simpson), To redesignate the White Clouds Wilderness in the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests in the State of Idaho as the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness in honor of former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus. Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness Redesignation Act; and
  • H.R. 4895 (Rep. Bennie G. Thompson), To establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes. Medgar Evers National Monument Act.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic (Rescheduled)

Restoring Rural America: How Agritech is Revitalizing the Heartland

The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America's Workplaces

Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships for STEM Education and Careers

General Services Administration Checking in with the Government's Acquisition and Property Manager

Oversight Hearing: The Costs of Denying Border Patrol Access: Our Environment and Security

The President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposals with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

"Oversight of Positive Train Control Implementation in the United States"

Strategic Competition with China

Industry Views of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019

Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 520 (Rep. Mark E. Amodei)

Evolution, Transformation, and Sustainment: A Review and Assessment of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for U.S. Special Operations Forces and Command

The Public Face of TSA: Examining the Agencys Outreach and Traveler Engagement Efforts.

Legislative Hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 2591 (Rep. Austin Scott), To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation, and for other purposes. Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrows Needs Act of 2017
  • H.R. 4429 (Rep. Jack Bergman), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue a rule relating to extension of the expiration dates for double-crested cormorant depredation orders, and for other purposes. Cormorant Control Act
  • H.R. 4609 (Rep. Scott Tipton), To provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire station. West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017"
  • H.R. 4647 (Rep. Jeff Fortenberry), To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes. Recovering America's Wildlife Act
  • H.R. 4851 (Rep. Andre Cason), To establish the Kennedy-King National Historic Site in the State of Indiana, and for other purposes. Kennedy-King Establishment Act of 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018

Federal Communications Commission: Budget and Oversight

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Prayer Guide

Prayers and Presidents

Prayers and Presidents:

Our Sixth President: Andrew Jackson


[Each week, we will publish one prayer that was spoken by each of our presidents, in chronological order. Today's prayer was written by our sixth president, Andrew Jackson.]

"I trust that the God of Isaac and of Jacob will protect you, and give you health in my absence, in him alone we ought to trust, he alone can preserve and guide us through this troublesome world, and I am sure he will hear your prayers. We are told that the prayers of the righteous prevaileth much, and I add mine for your health and preservation until we meet again."

-- letter to his wife, Rachel Jackson, December 21, 1823

(This is typical of Jackson's letters to his wife)

(Source: Prayers of the Presidents, by Dr. Larry Keefauver, editor, page 37.)

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