Saturday, September 8, 2018

CHPP The Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, September 8, 2018


President Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance
September 7 - 9, 2018
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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, September 8, 2018

"For the kingdom is the LORD'S
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(Psalm 22:28)

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Happy Jewish New Year: 2018 - 5779

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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

September 7, 2018

-- Judge Brett Kavanaugh performed masterfully this week during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for his Supreme Court nomination. We look forward to his swift confirmation.

-- This week saw another blockbuster American jobs report.
-- President Trump proclaimed Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9, 2018, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent people whom radical Islamist terrorists murdered in the brutal attacks of September 11, 2001.
> > > To read the President's proclamation, please go here.


We would be grateful for any echoing of President Trump's call for work requirements in the farm bill for work-capable participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Please continue to highlight all of the good economic news. Many data and message points you could use are included in the links above.

And as always, we would appreciate amplification of any of the items in this or other recent editions of The Trumpet.

> > > To read the rest of the articles included in this week's Trumpet, go here.

Thank you, and enjoy a wonderful weekend.

Happy Rosh Hashanah to those who celebrate!

Paul Teller

Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

The White House

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Election Issues: ANTISEMITISM

Election Issues: Week Five



For Week Five of our Election Issues focus point, we have chosen the topic of ANTISEMITISM, as we prepare to honor the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

We at Capitol Hill Prayer Partners will remain eternally grateful for President Trump's strong stand on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people. By declaring, last December, that Jerusalem IS the capital city of Israel, and by then following through in May by moving our U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem -- on the exact date of Israel's 70 year anniversary of becoming a nation -- this President has done more than any other to honor and to bless the Jewish people.


However, even as we rejoice at these actions by President Trump, we remain grieved at the existence -- and indeed, the growth -- of antisemitism among our people. Please find below three points of specific need for intercession at this time, although these issues by no means can encompass the entirety of this vast topic.

Thank you for standing in prayers of repentance over each topic named below.

Sara C. Ballenger, Founder and President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

1. Issue Number One: Replacement Theology

What is replacement theology? Simply, replacement theology teaches that all the covenants and their promises have been stripped from Israel and given to the gentiles, because of Israel's rebellion against God and their rejection of the Messiah. And now the predominantly gentile Church has replaced Israel as God's chosen people. This theology often leads to a spiritualization of the Old and New Testament prophesies regarding Israel, and often supports amillennial theology which teaches that we are now living in the one-thousand year reign of Christ, where there is no rapture of the Church and no future promises for the nation of Israel.

These theologians believe that Israel was a temporary plan; a type or picture of God's future greater plan, which is the church. They take the writings of the New Testament out of context. . .

They will also cite scripture about God's issuance of a bill of divorce to Israel, yet will ignore or spiritualize the dozens of prophesies that point to God's future redemptive plans for Israel, including His annihilation of their divorce certificate, as it is written: "Where is the certificate of your mother's divorce, Whom I have put away?" (Isaiah 50:1).

Replacement theology has been the single most damaging false teaching to enter the church, severing the gentile Christians from their biblical foundation and spiritual fountainhead, and isolating the Jewish people from the love of Christ and the message of salvation. Rather than share the message of the gospel and provoke them to jealousy, replacement theology has sadly fueled a root of hatred and anti-Semitism by gentile Christians that have been held ignorant of scripture through blind church leaders. (Source: "The Root of Replacement Theology" by Pastor Eric D. Teitelman, House of David Ministries) To read all of this article, please go here.


We pray the Lord removes this blindness and restores the church to her proper foundation. Forgive us, O Lord, we pray. Amen.

2. Issue Number Two: The BDS Movement

What is BDS?

BDS stands for "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions." According to the movement's website, it works for freedom, justice and equality, and upholds the simple principle that the Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.

The goal of the movement is to put an end to international support for so-called Israeli oppression of the Palestinians and to force Israel to act in accordance with international laws. The movement also said that the Palestinians are fighting for freedom, justice and equality and need support.

Although the BDS movement claims that it is seeking peace and equality, its actions prove otherwise.

The movement's campaign calls for an economic, academic and cultural boycott of Israel, and its activities include demonstrations, petitions and propaganda, such as the Israeli Apartheid Week held annually on many college campuses around the world.

In the field of culture, there is a great deal of pressure on artists not to perform in Israel, to the point that some receive threats on their lives, are blackmailed and/or face harsh slander.

On numerous occasions, the personal details of Jewish students on various campuses abroad were frequently published and their lives put at risk. (Source: "BDS: Peace and Equality or the Destruction of Israel?" by Bridges for Peace) To read this article, go here.

> > > See also: "RED ALERT: Banking Update: BDS is BAD" -- a four-minute, weekly video highlighting breaking news about the BDS movement. Go here.

Editor's tip: To remain current with any breaking news about BDF topics, we recommend visiting the website for The Jerusalem Connection by going here.


Father God, we stand in the gap for the many businesses in our nation who have fallen victim to the lie of the BDS movement. We ask You to forgive them for their blindness, for they know not what they do. We cancel any agreements with the BDS movement and declare each one null and void, by the power of the Blood of the Lamb. In Your Name, Abba, we declare this to be true, amen.

A verse to decree:

"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool." (Isaiah 1:18)

Issue Number Three: The Growing Movement of Antisemitsm on our College Campuses

Week after week, we continue to receive reports of antisemitic activism at various college campuses across the USA. Below please find two examples:

a. Anti-Semitic post says Jews taking over Indiana University campus - Times of Israel: Sept. 6, 2018

An online post said a "bunch of hairy stink rude obnoxious jews" (sic) are overtaking the Indiana University campus. The existence of the anonymous post was first reported on Friday by the alternative student publication The Tab on its Instagram account.

The August 29 post had appeared on the Greekrank website about fraternities and sororities on campus. It has been deleted, but screenshots have circulated. University officials denounced the post in a statement Tuesday, The Indiana Daily Student reported.

"The language used by these anonymous posters is hurtful and offensive," the statement said. It also said that "Hoosiers are better than this." (Read more)

b. Brown notifies campus community of 'disturbing' 'anti-Semitic' incident - Providence Journal, August 3, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Two people displayed a "vulgar and highly offensive anti-Semitic sign" on the Brown University campus Tuesday, according to a notice that was sent to the Brown community.

Shontay Delalue, the university's vice president for institutional equity and diversity, said the "disturbing" incident involved two people who are not associated with Brown. They were seen making a video of themselves and trying to talk to people on campus.

"At Brown, while we welcome free expression, behavior that creates a hostile environment on campus is not tolerated," Delalue said in the message to the campus. "This includes expressions of hatred based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and any other protected classes."(Read more)


Father God, we repent that some of our young people have now adopted antisemitic thinking. We ask that You help us to remain vigilant of actions like these in our own communities, and to be quick to take action to correct this behavior. Forgive us, O Lord, for seeds of wickedness that have been planted among our own, and deliver us from evil we ask, in Your Name, amen.

A verse to decree:

" . . . deliver us from evil . . ." (Matthew 6:13)

> > > BONUS TOPIC: Did you know??

Nazi Flag Flies Over German Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1937

Wow, this is an amazing (and horrifying) photo that we found on Pinterest. The flag is at half-staff on top of the German Embassy here in D.C., in honor of the Hindenburg, which went down on May 7th, 1937 in New Jersey. > > > To view this photo, go here.


Father God, even though we realize that each nation has the right to fly its own flag over its embassy, anywhere in the world, nevertheless we mourn that this flag - representing all the horrors of Nazi Germany - flew here over the streets of Washington, D.C. in the 1930's.

Lord God, in the way only You know to do, we ask that You would cleanse this land that has been defiled in our nation's capital, removing any seeds of the Nazi ideology in our land, and laying axe to the very root of this abomination. We ask this in Your name. Amen.

A verse to decree:

" . . . if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Happy Jewish New Year!

Rosh Hashanah 5779

The Feast of Trumpets!

Happy Jewish New Year!

Introducing a Prayer Calendar to Follow During Judaism's High Holy Days

2018 - 5779 High Holy Days

Sunday Sept 9 (Sundown) - Sunday Sep 30


I extend a warm welcome to everyone joining us for the seventeenth Jewish Prayer Focus, which will be the final printed version as we look at other ways to communicate the information and reach the next generation. 2018 is another significant year. On April 19 and May 14 we celebrated Israel's 70th birthday in the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars and the US Embassy move to Jerusalem. On September 19, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the final breakthrough of World War 1 in the Middle East which liberated northern Israel, Jordan and Syria, without which the Balfour declaration would have been empty words. This final 'great race' culminated with the Armistice enacted exactly a year after the Beersheba charge, opening the way for the return of the Jews and the re-formation of Israel as a modern nation.

God has a mighty plan for this planet which involves not only the salvation of individuals but also the salvation of nations. Israel is a key, as God will once again bare His holy arm to deliver the people from destruction and draw them to Himself as He did at Mt Sinai. This time, He will write the law on their hearts, not on stone (Jer 31:33-34), and a remnant from the nations will come to worship Him as King in Jerusalem (Zech 14:9,16). As the world turns against Israel, God is calling His children to stand with her and work with Him to see His purposes accomplished and the One New Man emerge (Eph 2:13-16). His kingdom is expanding via the Jewish, Christian and Arab congregations across Israel.

The Feast Calendar and Timing

The appointed times given by God in Leviticus 23 prophetically show us God's grand redemptive plan for all humanity. The first four feasts occur in the springtime. Jesus fulfilled the first three festivals at Passover (I Cor 5:7), and the fourth at Pentecost (Acts 2), all on the EXACT DAY in this Biblical calendar. This indicates the importance of this calendar.

The Jewish Prayer Focus prayer time is aligned with the last three feasts which occur in the autumn/fall season. These have not yet been fulfilled, but prophetically speak of the Messiah's return in the end times: to gather His church, to judge the nations, to save Israel and to rule the nations as the Prince of Peace. These feasts lead us through repentance and reconciliation, personally and nationally, to thankfulness for His provision, and rejoicing in His presence. We, the intercessors in the nations, stand together with Israel as Jew and Gentile, one in Messiah (Eph 2:14-16), sharing His appointed times, and looking towards Yeshua's final fulfilment of these prophetic festivals.

> > > Written by Jill Curry,

The Jewish Prayer Focus is a call to intercession for the Jewish people for the 22-day period (Sept 9-30) during the Holy Days of the Biblical calendar in Lev 23:26ff. Our main focus is to pray for the salvation of the Jews (which is unfolding) and also to prepare ourselves for the return of the Messiah, which these holidays foreshadow. The prayer guide contains prayer points, teachings, testimonies, and introductions to Israeli congregations, mostly written by Messianic leaders themselves. Our 17th edition has the theme, 'Welcoming the King' (Matt 23:39).

To read these daily prayer guides, beginning with tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 9, Day One of the High Holy Days, go here.
May God bless this wonderful ministry!
L'Shana Tova!

Happy New Year!

Keeping an Eye on Florence

Keeping an Eye on Florence

Florence may track near Bermuda, US East Coast while it restrengthens in Atlantic - Accuweather
Florence is forecast to restrengthen into a hurricane and push close to Bermuda and the United States East Coast next week. Florence is expected to have an indirect impact and may evolve into a serious direct threat.

Florence is a relatively small tropical system, and small tropical systems are very vulnerable to both ideal and poor environmental conditions.

After forming near the Cabo Verde Islands last weekend, Florence became the first Category 4 hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season as it entered a zone of low wind shear and sufficiently warm waters earlier this week.

Wind shear is the increase in wind speed and change in wind direction with either increasing altitude or over a horizontal distance. High wind shear can prevent a tropical storm from forming and cause a well-developed hurricane to weaken. (Read more)

Supreme Court Nominee

Trump Supreme Court Nominee: An Umpire in Deciding Cases

Ben Sasse: Democrats should 'stop the charades' with Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh vows to keep open mind on the Supreme Court

'I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich': Brett Kavanaugh's remarks to the Senate committee

Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: 'I Am a Pro-Law Judge' 

Kavanaugh's First Stand Was the Blandest Thing Since White Bread

Jones Faces Pressure at Home to Confirm Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Independence

Lindsey Graham furious to find out Democrats have different set of rules for Brett Kavanaugh

Trump's Supreme Court pick vows independence, sidesteps questions

Brett Kavanaugh is testifying but Democrats aren't listening

How President Trump's Supreme Court Pick Roils One Rural State

Kavanaugh Tutors Senate Dems on Independent vs. Special Counsel

3 Takeaways From Brett Kavanaugh's Testimony

Experts: Kavanaugh Would Not be Trump's Justice on High Court

Trump High Court Nominee on Track as Senate Hearing Wraps Up

'Confidential' Kavanaugh emails posted by Cory Booker were cleared, despite dramatic claim of defying rules

Members of the Judiciary Committee for prayer


Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Congress passes bill rolling back some tariffs

Dems force Senate shutdown to protest Kavanaugh hearing

Senate votes to advance Trump's pick for SEC commissioner

House passes bill that could boost deportation of criminal aliens

Foreign Policy

Senate Quandary: How to Sanction Russia Without Harming Europe


Speaker Ryan, on planned immigration policy, says don't separate families at border

Federal Spending

Just When You Least Expect It - A Congress That (Sort of) Works

Speaker Ryan Appoints Conferees for Defense Funding Package

House Speaker says he has understanding with Trump to fund government

Ryan: Earmarks Discussion Dead for This Congress

Speaker Ryan Appoints Conferees for Third Minibus Package

Agriculture Policy

Another Farm Bill Trouble Spot: Ex-Prisoners Growing Hemp

Technology Policy

House GOP ramps up pressure on Senate to pass self-driving car bill


Jon Kyl to finish out John McCain's term

If Congress Wants More Lions, It's Time to Change the Habitat

Jim Inhofe named chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee, replacing John McCain

Senate swears in McCain successor Jon Kyl

House and Senate Interns Set to Receive Pay in Legislative Branch Spending Package

Summer Renovations Yield New House Voting System

Pending Activity

Committee Activity

After Fresh Cyberattacks, Experts Say Silicon Valley Showing Improved Response

U.S. Senate Intelligence chairman says threat on social media remains

Floor Outlook

Congressional Schedule Shows a Light Week Ahead

Speaker Ryan Discusses House Republican Agenda at Weekly Leadership Press Conference

Paul Ryan: House will vote this month to make individual tax cuts permanent

Ryan says U.S. House will vote in September on tax cuts, funding government

House could vote on new tax bill before Oct. 1: panel chairman

Senators Get Informal as FAA Deadline Nears

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
Roll Call: The Senate returns on Wednesday and is scheduled to vote at 5:30 p.m. on a motion to cut off debate on the nomination of Charles P. Rettig to be commissioner of the IRS.
The Senate is also expected to consider legislation to address the opioid crisis, a vote on which could happen as soon as Thursday afternoon.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine countering Russia, focusing on assessing new tools.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
To receive a briefing on race, rights, and politics, focusing on black and minority populations in Europe.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
To receive a briefing on free-trade zones.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine perspectives on United States agricultural trade.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine the transportation of tomorrow, focusing on emerging technologies that will move America.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the role of United States liquefied natural gas in meeting European energy demand.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine advanced nuclear technology, focusing on safety and associated benefits of licensing accident tolerant fuels for commercial nuclear reactors.

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider the nominations of
Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia, Earl Robert Miller, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh,
Daniel N. Rosenblum, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan,
Kip Tom, of Indiana, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture,
Karen L. Williams, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname,
Donald Y. Yamamoto, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia,
Kevin K. Sullivan, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua, and
Francisco Luis Palmieri, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, all of the Department of State, and
Mark Rosen, of Connecticut, to be United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund;
to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine Russia's role in Syria and the broader Middle East.

Hearings to examine an update on transparency at the Congressional Budget Office.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine evolving threats to the homeland.

Hearings to examine the nomination of Gail S. Ennis, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Social Security Administration.

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule

On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

On Tuesday, no votes are expected in the House.

On Wednesday, 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. 6198 – Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
2) H.R. 6720 – Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan / Agriculture Committee)
3) H.R. 5059 – State Insurance Regulation Preservation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Keith Rothfus / Financial Services Committee)
4) H.R. 6411 – FinCEN Improvement Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter / Financial Services Committee)
5) H.R. 6561 – Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski / Ways and Means Committee)
6) H.R. 6662 – Empowering Seniors Enrollment Decision Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen / Ways and Means Committee)
7) H.R. 6690 – Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam / Ways and Means Committee)
8) H.R. 3635 – Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins / Ways and Means Committee)
9) H.R. 3764 – Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Gianforte / Natural Resources Committee)
10) H.R. 5923 – Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman / Natural Resources Committee)
11) H.R. 4824 – Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Curtis / Natural Resources Committee)
12) H.R. 2591 – To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Austin Scott / Natural Resources Committee)
13) H.R. 2606 – Stigler Act Amendments of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole / Natural Resources Committee)
14) H.R. 6287 – 9/11 Memorial Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom MacArthur / Natural Resources Committee)
15) H.R. 3186 – Every Kid Outdoors Act (Sponsored by Rep. Niki Tsongas / Natural Resources Committee)
16) H.R. 5532 – Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act (Sponsored by Rep. James Clyburn / Natural Resources Committee)
17) S. 2857 – National Nordic Museum Act (Sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell / Natural Resources Committee)
18) H.R. 5317 – To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler / Natural Resources Committee)
19) H.R. 6197 – RAWR Act (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Donovan / Foreign Affairs Committee)
20) H.Res. 401 – Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Alcee Hastings / Foreign Affairs Committee)
21) H.R. 1911 – Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 6227 – National Quantum Initiative Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
2) S. 97Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Mike Crapo / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
3) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 589Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
4) H.R. 4913 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 816 East Salisbury Parkway in Salisbury, Maryland, as the “Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Harris / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
5) H.R. 5349 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1320 Autumn Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, as the “Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
6) H.R. 5737 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West D Street in Alpha, Illinois, as the “Captain Joshua E. Steele Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Cheri Bustos / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
7) H.R. 5868 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 Claremont Avenue in Ashland, Ohio, as the “Bill Harris Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
8) H.R. 5935 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1355 North Meridian Road in Harristown, Illinois, as the “Logan S. Palmer Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
9) H.R. 6020 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 325 South Michigan Avenue in Howell, Michigan, as the “Sergeant Donald Burgett Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
10) H.R. 6116 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 362 North Ross Street in Beaverton, Michigan, shall be known and designated as “Colonel Alfred Asch Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. John Moolenaar / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
11) H.R. 606 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1025 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the “Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
12) H.R. 5784 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2650 North Doctor Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the “Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Gwen Moore / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
H.R. 3798Save American Workers Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski / Ways and Means Committee)
Possible Consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson / Appropriations Committee)
Additional Legislative Items are Possible

Text of Bills for the Week of September 10, 2018

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule

Monday — September 10, 2018

The Federal Columbia River Power System: The Economic Lifeblood & Way of Life for the Pacific Northwest.
Committee on Natural Resources


Tuesday — September 11, 2018

No meetings are scheduled.


Wednesday — September 12, 2018

Reviewing Current Developments in Ethiopia
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

• H.R. 3798 — Save American Workers Act of 2017 (Rules Committee Print 115-84 — Showing the text of H.R. 3798 and H.R. 1150, as introduced with modifications, H.R. 6718 as introduced, and H.R. 4616 as reported by the Committee on Ways and Means)
Committee on Rules


Thursday — September 13, 2018

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5413 and H.R. 6418
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

The State of Positive Train Control Implementation in the United States
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)

Oversight of U.S. Sanctions Policy
Committee on Foreign Affairs

SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING: Members' Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 116th Congress
Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House (Committee on Rules)

Examining the Underlying Science And Impacts of Glider Truck Regulations
Subcommittee on Oversight (Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)

Evaluating Federal Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

FY19 — Oversight Hearing on the NASA James Webb Space Telescope
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations)

• H. Res. 1017
Committee on Foreign Affairs

Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: Mitigation and Management Strategies
Subcommittee on Environment (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Examining Barriers to Expanding Innovative, Value-Based Care in Medicare
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Army Futures Command: Will it help?
Subcommittee on Readiness (Committee on Armed Services)

SUBCOMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION - Hearing on The Role of the Interagency Program Office in VA Electronic Health Record Modernization.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs


Friday — September 14, 2018

Solutions to Strengthen U.S. Public Safety Communications
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Examining Sober Living Homes
Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice (Committee on the Judiciary)

Better Data and Better Outcomes: Reducing Maternal Mortality in the U.S.
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

U.S. Policy Toward Syria
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

Pending Legislation.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs


Reference Links
Links to Congressional news and information
Prayer Guide

Prayers and Presidents

Prayers and Presidents:
Our 31st President: Herbert Hoover


[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 31st President: Herbert Hoover.]

During World War II, in a joint-statement with the widows of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Taft, Harrison and Cleveland, Herbert Hoover stated: "We must seek revival of our strength in the spiritual foundations which are the bedrock of our republic. Democracy is the outgrowth of the religious conviction of the sacredness of every human life. On the religious side, its highest embodiment is the Bible; on the political side, the Constitution."

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