Saturday, August 4, 2018

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, August 4, 2018

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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, August 4, 2018

"Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom."
(Daniel 7:22)

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Tonight! The NIGHTWATCH Begins for 21 Nights!



"Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord." (Lamentations 2:19a)

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> > > For tonight, we will use our latest edition of The Daily Brief as our guide to prayer, which was published on Thursday, August 2.

You can find that edition by going here.


The Trumpet

The Trumpet

A weekly email of highlights for--and requests for action from--the conservative world

August 3, 2018

This week's topics on The Trumpet include:

--The Trump Economy continues full steam ahead!

--The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury issued a final rule to allow for the sale and renewal of short-term health insurance plans that cover longer periods than previously allowed.

--Vice President Pence honored fallen American soldiers returned from North Korea

--The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned Turkey's Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gul and Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu, both of whom played leading roles in the organizations responsible for the arrest and detention of American Pastor Andrew Brunson
--The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced additional sanctions related to North Korea, targeting a Russian bank for knowingly facilitating a significant transaction on behalf of an individual designated for weapons of mass destruction-related activities. OFAC also targeted one individual and two other entities for facilitating North Korean illicit financial activity.
-- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force at the Department of Justice.
--SPECIAL NOTE: Want to help decorate the White House for Christmas? Want to sing or play music at the White House during the Christmas open houses in December? Learn more and sign up at this link, and note that the deadlines are coming up very soon.
Thank you, and enjoy an excellent weekend . . .

Paul Teller
Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
The White House

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Publishing Notice


Next weekend, the Legislative Snapshot will not be published. Our next scheduled date to release this alert will occur on Saturday, August 18th.

Time to Repent

Holy Spirit Fire Burns Away the Dross

"Remove the dross from the silver, and a vessel for a silversmith will come forth." ~ Proverbs 25:4

Dear Christian Warriors:

For the fifth year in a row a raging forest fire is on the edge of my community in California. The hills are black.

Wood, hay, stubble--- worldly goods are now easily seen as expendable. Hanging on to God's Robe is experienced as vital.

I repent for all the time I've spend accumulating worldly stuff which can all be gone in an instant.

The fires in California are a result of a seven year drought. Following 2 Chronicles 7:13 God has done what He said He was going to do: He has withheld the rain.

He withheld it because our state stands increasingly for wicked practices. It now may rank as the most wicked of our fifty states. Our legislature, governor, and courts place the stamp of authority on practices that are an abomination to the Lord: abortion, same sex marriage, pornography, greed, idolatry, focus on mammon, rebellion against authority, mind-destroying drugs, restrictions on religious freedom, euthanasia. The stench keeps rising.

Attempting to shove God aside, there seems to be a demonic race to public wickedness.

Governor Brown claims the fires are a result of "global warming." No, God is in charge;

God's time-tested, Scriptural solution to this situation is for His people, called by His name, to humble themselves, to pray, to seek His face, and to turn from their wicked ways. Only when those four steps are taken will the Lord hear from heaven, forgive sin, and heal a land which had been in covenant with Him.
Again, we need to see this simple prescription for national sin:

#1) HUMBLE YOURSELF---Personally, as well as nationally.
#2) PRAY---for God's Justice, Mercy and Restoration
#3) SEEK---His Face instead of only His blessings
#4) TURN AWAY---from wicked ways. STOP doing them!

We must STOP slaughtering innocents, STOP promoting perversions, STOP removing God Almighty from our public square and STOP betraying the Throne of David (Yeshua).
(Read all by going here.)
"Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." ~ 2 Corinthians 7:1
In Christ's Love,

Pastor Jeff

Pastor Jeffrey Daly
National Day of Repentance

> > > To read Pastor Jeff's prayer, go here.

Supreme Court Nominee

Sen. Rand Paul Backs Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh Meets With Joe Manchin, First Democrat to Sit Down With Him

Supreme Court: What's next after Justice Anthony Kennedy leaves the court?

Brett Kavanaugh early September Judiciary Committee hearing in the works

National Archives Can't Deliver Reams of Kavanaugh Docs Fast Enough for GOP

White House Slams Schumer, Feinstein For 'Disingenuously' Demanding Kavanaugh Docs

SCOTUS nominee's wife is fair game, apparently

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate Honors Trailblazing Women in Computer Science

Senate passes 11th-hour flood insurance extension

Senate Passes Spending Package, Rejects Trump's Proposed Cuts

Congress sends $717 billion defense policy bill to Trump's desk

GOP attempt to block funding for DC's individual mandate fails in Senate

National Security

Could Space Force Be New Branch of US Military?

Foreign Policy

Foreign Lobbying Overhauls Stall as Manafort Goes to Trial

Senators Want More Russia Sanctions Post-Helsinki

Durbin Blasts Removal of Myanmar Sanctions From Defense Bill

Graham, Menendez Introduce Sanctions Bill Targeting Russia and Putin

Second Amendment

Downloadable Guns Would Pose Unique Risk to Capitol, Gainer Says


McConnell Embraces ICE

Tax Reform

Senator Lankford Introduces Bill for Churches, Charities, and Non-Profits to Protect Tax Exempt Status

Federal Spending

For Once, Senate Set to Eclipse House in Appropriations Pace


Is Jeff Flake's Summer Vacation Sabotaging Trump's Nominees?

Commerce Policy

Wyden to Delay Treasury Nominee Amid Tax and Oversight Fights


Lewis Released From Hospital

Hackers Target Senators, Political Parties Frequently, Shaheen Says

Senators Working to Reinstate Mandatory Cyber Training

Speaker Race Could Hinge on Who Agrees to Change the Rules

First and Only Father to See Two Daughters in Congress Dies

Ryan Discovers He's Part Jewish, and More Congressional Root-Finders

California Congressman Mourns Former Intern Killed in Tajikistan Attack

Pending Activity

Committee Activity

Senate Grills Officials on Handling of Immigrant Family Separations

Acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler is no Scott Pruitt - and four other things to know as he faces the Senate

Facebook, Twitter, Google executives to testify in Senate September 5

Senate panel delays vote on Trump consumer watchdog pick

Senate announces Maria Butina interview transcript will be released to Justice Department

Senators Back Agent Orange Benefits. The VA Is Not Convinced

Floor Outlook

McConnell Hopeful Farm Bill Conference Report Ready for Vote After Labor Day

House Conservatives Could Tank a Quick Fall Spending Push

Senate's Out for Truncated August Recess

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
Senate meets in pro forma session next week while Senators are in a State Work Period during an abbreviated August recess.
Senators return to Washington the following week.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule
No Senate hearings are scheduled for next week.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule
The House meets in pro forma session until after Labor Day.

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule
Thursday — August 9, 2018
Continued Oversight of the California High-Speed Rail Project
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)


Reference Links
Links to Congressional news and information
Prayer Guide

Prayers and Presidents

Prayers and Presidents:

Our 27th President: William Taft


[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 27th president, William Taft.]

" . . . I invoke the considerate sympathy and support of my fellow-citizens and the aid of the Almighty God in the discharge of my responsible duties."


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