Please note: for the next two weeks, both the House and the Senate will be in recess. No legislative business will be conducted in these "Pro-Forma" Sessions. (Details are here). For more information about Congressional recess periods, please go here.
Accordingly, the next edition of our Legislative Snapshot will be posted on Saturday, April 7th.
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The Daily Brief:
Saturday, March 24, 2018
"Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD." (Psalm 118:26)
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News from the White House
News from the White House:
A weekly email of highlights for--and requests for action from--the conservative world
March 24, 2018
[A note from the editor: Each week, we are now receiving this email from Paul Teller, Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, at The White House. We are pleased to forward these messages on to you, and encourage you to forward this news on to others in your own prayer networks.
Paul Teller's contact information, and today's newsletter, can be found at this link. Thank you.]
Recent Floor Activity
Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record
Senate rejects resolution cutting US military aid in Yemen
Senate Opts Against Limiting Trump's War Powers
Senate passes bill to penalize websites for sex trafficking
Trump applauds passage of trafficking bill that chips Internet legal pillar
House votes to boost access to experimental drugs for the terminally ill
House OKs Spending Bill to Fund Government, but 90 Republicans Vote No
Congress Approves $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill
Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill Despite Veto Threat
Congress Last Week
Paul Ryan: 'Hollowed out' US military needs spending boost following recent crashes
US: Plans Being Made in Case Iran Nuclear Talks With Europeans Fail
Parkland Student Kyle Kashuv on Confronting Critics of Guns
House GOP Renews 'Holman Rule' Targeting Federal Pay
Jim Jordan fumes: 'The one thing we don't fund' is a border wall
Opioids, Infrastructure, and More
To the Moon! And Beyond - Mission to Mars Funds in Omnibus
How House Members Voted on the Omnibus Versus the Budget Deal
11 Reactions From Conservatives Unhappy With the Massive Government Spending Bill
Republican Senators Spar over Trump Nominees to Head State Department, CIA
Senator: Pompeo to Face Tough Questions on N. Korea, Iran
John McCain Has Questions for Trump's CIA Nominee
Two bills to relax financial rules included in spending package
Health Care Policy
Bipartisan Health Care Compromise Falls Apart, Obamacare Battle Continues
Cochran delivers farewell Senate address
McCain's Absence Weighs on US Senate Colleagues
DeVos Faces Strong Criticism in House Hearing
House panel passes bill handing Federal Reserve control over 'Volcker Rule'
House Intelligence Committee votes to release GOP report on Russia probe
House Judiciary chairman subpoenas DOJ for Clinton email and McCabe, FISA documents
House panel concludes no Russia collusion
House Energy and Commerce committee request Zuckerberg testify
Speaker Ryan Invites President Emmanuel Macron of France to Address Congress April 25
Senate pro forma schedule:
Monday, March 26: 11:30 am
Thursday, March 29: 3:45 pm
Monday, April 2: 12:00 noon
Thursday, April 5: 11:30 am
Return: Monday, April 9, at 3:00 pm, with a cloture vote on nomination of Claria Boom to be a US District Judge for the Eastern & Western Districts of KY at 5:30 pm.
No committee hearings are scheduled.
House Pro Forma schedule for next week:
Monday, March 26 at 4pm
Thursday, March 29 at 9:30am
No committee hearings are scheduled until Monday, April 9, 2018.
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Prayers and Presidents
Prayers and Presidents:
Our Thirteenth President: Millard Fillmore
[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 thirteenth president, Millard Fillmore.]
On July 10, 1850, Millard Fillmore assumed the Presidency when Zachary Taylor died unexpectedly.
After being sworn into office, President Millard Fillmore addressed Congress. July 10, 1850:
"A great man has fallen among us and a whole country is called to . . . mourning . . . I appeal to you to aid me . . . in the discharge of the duties from which . . . I dare not shrink; and I rely upon Him who holds in His hands the destinies of nations to endow me with the requisite strength for the task and to avert from our country the evils apprehended from the heavy calamity which has befallen us."
(Source: Prayers and Presidents, by William J. Federer)
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