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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, August 25, 2018

At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. (Isaiah 26:9)

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"Standing United Together . . . Under the Cross of Christ"

The Trumpet

The Trumpet

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

August 24, 2018


--Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Andy Wheeler announced a proposed revision of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which would more sensibly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing coal-fired electric utility generating units and power plants across the country. The ACE rule is the result of President Trump's executive order 13873, which directed federal agencies to review burdensome regulations. The ACE Rule would establish emission guidelines for states to use when developing plans to limit GHGs at their power plants--and would replace the Obama-era CPP, on which the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay, after 27 states, 24 trade associations, 37 rural electric co-ops, and three labor unions challenged the harmful rule.

-- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the long-overdue deportation from the United States of Nazi labor camp guard Jakiw Palij. Germany accepted Palij, who helped murder Jews at the Trawniki death camp in German-occupied Poland and whom the U.S. Department of Justice ordered removed in 2004. President Trump insisted on the prioritizing of this deportation and got it done.
Thank you, and enjoy a wonderful summer weekend . . .

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

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Election Issues: SCHOOLS

Election Issues: WEEK THREE


Please note: The information below has been provided by Intercessors for America. To read more details about this topic, and the full article published this week by IFA, please go here.

The Challenge

Children and students today deal with more than just reading, writing, gym class, and pop quizzes. Many of today's public schools have evolved into incubators of progressive thought. Under the guise of being inclusive, loving, and open-minded, schools are introducing topics such as gender identity, Muslim prayer, graphic sexuality, and one-sided political views to children as young as 5 years of age. Students have a lot to navigate with school safety concerns, drugs, and activist ideologies.

The LGBTQ lobby is pervasive

In fact, the battle for the young mind has been going on since the introduction of sex education. It originated with biology-oriented abstinence teaching. Shockingly it now can contain instructions for self-pleasure that would make a married parent blush. Not only are the topics covered graphic, but the day-to-day integration of school rules catering to the LGBTQ community negatively affects other children. Bathrooms, class trips, extracurriculars are all being redesigned. Since sexual orientation was deemed a constitutionally-protected class in Obergefell, freedom of speech and religion are squashed for those who oppose the lifestyle. Many schools introduce programs, clubs, pride days and mainstream pro-gay messaging and exposure, often while limiting Christian clubs and activities. Schools, and advocacy groups are encouraging younger children to explore their sexuality and make their own gender choices, even advocating for children to receive hormone therapy drugs or abortions, even without parental knowledge and consent in some cases.

Islam is woven into many classes

One of the most pervasive areas of Islamic influence in our nation is education. Many schools today provide standardized educational requirements that include teaching an expanded unit on Islam. "Access Islam," a program developed by the Department of Education, began in 2005 and was greatly expanded under the Obama Administration. This expanded teaching module on Islam amounts to "teaching a Sunday School class on Islam right in our public schools." The lesson plans are written for grades 5 through 12. They include worksheets and videos to help students perform the 5 Pillars of Islam -prayer, fasting, alms giving, pilgrimage to Mecca, and the proclamation of Muslim faith. (Note from CHPP: by reciting the "proclamation of faith," one is automatically considered to have converted to Islam!)

> > > A Prayer of REPENTANCE

"Father God, we ask You to forgive us for not watching over our schools more carefully in past years, so that these concepts, which are in opposition to Your law and Your Word, have instead infiltrated our curriculum. We repent that we have not obeyed Your Word, because it is written, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) We are now reaping the consequences of our neglect.

Spare us, O Lord, and have mercy upon us and rescue our children. We ask this in Your name, amen.

> > > A Prayer of FORGIVENESS

Lord, we ask You to forgive those who have advanced teachings of socialism, humanism, the gay agenda and Islam in our schools. Lord God, they know not what they do. They are like the blind leading the blind, not honoring YOU, O Lord, as the Holy One of Israel.

We ask for a move of divine grace and intervention into each of their hearts, for only You, O Holy One, are able to rescue their souls. We ask for their salvation in Jesus' name, amen.

> > > To see the list of activists that are promoting these deceptions in our schools, please go here. This list also honors those who are promoting Godly values in our schools. Please pray a blessing over each one!

> > > A Prayer of THANKSGIVING

Lord God, as we pray for and release our enemies, we thank You, too, for the promise of Your Word, because it is written:

"These also who erred in spirit will come to understanding, And those who complained will learn doctrine." (Isaiah 29:24)

> > > A Prayer of HEALING FOR OUR LAND

We claim this verse that the division between those who stand in TRUTH and those who walk in ERROR might be reconciled.

Ephesians 2:14-17

"But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father."


One of our prayer partners, Bob McDaniel in Marion County, FL, has been inspired to develop a comprehensive listing of all schools in his county (public, Christian and independent), along with prayer points and a prayer to cover all students, teachers and staff who are working on these campuses.

Bob has graciously shared his work with us, to serve as a model for others, so that you, too, can "take action" right where you live for the safekeeping and the well being of the children in your county.

You can access his prayer guide by going here.

Thank you, Bob!


Please come against any planned terrorist attacks that may be timed as children return to their campuses. Pray that the authorities will be quick to discover these plots, and quick to apprehend potential terrorists. Thank you.

- "Though his hatred is covered by deceit, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly." (Proverbs 26:26)

The Mueller Investigation

A Prayer Guide to the Mueller Investigation

Once again, we thank the editorial team at Intercessors for America for their excellent research in producing this prayer guide for our use as we intercede over the many aspects of the Mueller Investigation - referred to by many now as a true witch hunt.

Thank you, IFA!
> > > Again, here is the link to this valuable guide to prayer. Go here.

Supreme Court Nominee

Brett Kavanaugh? Meet Senate Democrats. Senate Democrats? Meet Brett Kavanaugh

Chris Coons on splitting with Democrats over meeting with Brett Kavanaugh: It's my job

308 state legislators urge Senate to confirm Kavanaugh

McCaskill: Verdict's Still Out after Meeting with SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh

Voters split 45-46 percent on confirming Kavanaugh to supreme court
  • Support for Kavanaugh's confirmation has dropped by 9 points over the last month.
  • More oppose his nomination than support it.

Recent Floor Activity

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Related Headlines

Senate votes for $10 million to help identify troop remains from North Korea

Senate rejects Paul's effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding

$675 billion Pentagon spending bill approved by the Senate

Senate passes massive spending bill for defense and domestic programs

Albert Mohler: Power of Planned Parenthood on display as amendment to defund abortion provider fails

Pro-Life Provisions: DOD/LHHS Appropriations Bill

Congress Last Week


Chuck Grassley presses Kirstjen Nielsen for details on suspect in Mollie Tibbetts' death

Federal Spending

Deal on Budget Makeover Gets 'Closer.' So Does the November Deadline


Ben Sasse, Susan Collins Warn Trump About Firing Jeff Sessions


Former Ag Chairman Boswell's Funeral Services Set

Coming Soon: A House Wellness Center for Employees

John McCain to Stop Cancer Treatment

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Open to Supporting Jim Jordan for Speaker

Pending Activity

Committee Activity

House Committee Pledges to Roll Back More Medicare Regulations

Senate Panel Declines to Initiate Federal Role in Elections

Senate panel narrowly approves Trump's consumer financial protection chief pick

Twitter CEO to testify before House panel on September 5

Floor Outlook

Senate inches forward on opioid package after Trump tweet

Russia Sanctions Getting on Senate September Calendar is 'Pretty Slim,' McConnell Says

McConnell pushes Russia sanctions bill past September

Senate Could Be Tied up For Weeks Voting on Trump Nominees

Senate GOP Leaders Double Down on Working Through Labor Day

McConnell: Senate stays until 12 Trump judges approved

Father, we thank you for the determination of Senate leadership to make much of an opportunity You have given them to fill the Judiciary with people who understand the nature of law and adhere to it on the bench.

Father, if these people are of You, we ask that they be confirmed, and that they would follow and stay close to You in their work in the days and years to come.

“The LORD is our Lawgiver” (Isaiah 33:22)

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Hearings to examine harmful algal blooms, focusing on the impact on our nation's waters.

Subcommittee on Constitution
Hearings to examine threats to religious liberty around the world.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider
• S. 1965, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and traditional mammoth ivory products,
• S. 2773, to improve the management of driftnet fishing,
• S. 3367, to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency,
• H.R. 4323, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research,
and the nominations of
Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors,
Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy,
James Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and
Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
An oversight hearing to examine the Food and Drug Administration, focusing on leveraging cutting-edge science and protecting public health.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Business meeting to consider
• S. 2961, to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990,
• S. 3354, to amend the Missing Children's Assistance Act,
• S. 3170, to amend title 18, United States Code, to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions,
and the nominations of
Ryan Douglas Nelson, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit,
Richard J. Sullivan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit,
Gary Richard BrownDiane GujaratiEric Ross Komitee, and Rachel P. Kovner,each to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York,
Stephen R. Clark, Sr., to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri,
Lewis J. Liman, and Mary Kay Vyskocil, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York,
John M. O'Connor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma,
John L. Sinatra, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York,
Joshua Wolson, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and
James W. Carroll, Jr., of Virginia, to be Director of National Drug Control Policy.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule
The House meets in pro forma session next week.
Representatives are in a district work period for the month of August.

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule

Wednesday — August 29, 2018

Energy and Education: Whats the Connection?
Committee on Natural Resources


Reference Links
Links to Congressional news and information
Prayer Guide

Prayers and Presidents

Prayers and Presidents:

Our 29th President: Warren G. Harding


[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 29th President: Warren G. Harding.]

Please note:

President Harding did not finish out his term due to a heart attack he suffered in August of 1923.

"I accept my part with single-mindedness of purpose and humility of spirit, and implore the favor and guidance of God in His Heaven. With these I am unafraid, and confidently face the future.

I have taken the solemn oath of office on that passage of Holy Writ wherein it is asked: "What doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" This I plight to God and country."

- Inaugural Address; March 4, 1923

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