Sunday, December 9, 2018

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, December 8, 2018

One year ago this past week, President Trump announced that the USA recognizes Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. Hence, we would move our Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem's capital city: JERUSALEM. To review President Trump's remarks, delivered on December 6, 2017,
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

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White House News

White House News:

Headlines from and about the Trump Administration

> > > Editor's note:

The headlines below will be repeated on our Monday edition of The Daily Brief. Our prayer direction and decrees from Scripture will be added at that time.

Please remain in prayer in the Spirit over this weekend about all of this late-breaking news from the White House. Thank you.

Sara Ballenger
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1. Prosecutors: Michael Cohen acted at Trump's direction when he broke the law - CNN

Federal prosecutors said for the first time Friday that Michael Cohen acted at the direction of Donald Trump when the former fixer committed two election-related crimes during the 2016 presidential campaign, as special counsel Robert Mueller outlined a previously undisclosed set of overtures and contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian nationals.

. . . On Friday, prosecutors wrote, "In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1." Individual-1 is the term prosecutors have been using to refer to the President. (Read more)

[Editor's comment: Please note that the source for this article IS CNN.]

2. Michael Cohen lied about dealing with Russia, but Trump didn't - Washington Examiner

Opponents of President Trump who read the late Friday court filing by the special counsel's office on Michael Cohen must have once again felt the familiar deep pangs of disappointment that come with every turn in the Russia investigation. Like before, there is still no sign of any vast conspiracy that Trump or his campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 campaign. The document looks bad for Cohen, who until recently was a longtime associate of Trump and the Trump Organization. It said that Cohen lied over and over again about the extent of his attempts during 2016 to negotiate a deal with Moscow that would bring a Trump property to Russia and that only when confronted by the FBI did he admit he was lying.

It says that Cohen admitted to lying to Congress about when he stopped pursuing a deal with Russia and that he had been in regular contact with "Individual 1" (understood to be then-candidate Trump) about the talks. There's a simmering media narrative that this would prove Trump has also lied about his dealings, given his repeated claim throughout the campaign and into his presidency that he has "no deals" with Russia.

But if Trump's "ties" to Russia amount to a business deal that fell flat, Trump's opponents should brace themselves for another round of those pangs of disappointment. (Read more)

3. House Democrats plan to send Trump aides' transcripts to Mueller - Reuters

Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January plan to send Special Counsel Robert Mueller the transcripts of testimony by some of President Donald Trump's closest associates so they can be reviewed for evidence and possible falsehoods, said three sources familiar with the matter. Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Trump Jr, former advisers Roger Stone and Corey Lewandowski, personal aide Rhona Graff and former personal aides Hope Hicks and Keith Schiller all testified before the House Intelligence Committee while it was under control of its outgoing Republican majority.

The sources said the transcripts of those interviews will be among those sent to Mueller's team, which is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign team. (Read more)

4. Trump calls for Mueller probe to end following Manafort, Cohen court filings - CNN

President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Saturday that Friday's court filings in the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen cases showed no collusion between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

"Time for the Witch Hunt to END!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning, referring to the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The President also quoted Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera, saying "this is collusion illusion" and "there is nothing impeachable here." (Read more)

5. Judge orders Justice and State departments to reopen part of Hillary Clinton email inquiry - Chicago Tribune

A U.S. judge ordered the Justice and State departments Thursday to reopen an inquiry into whether Hillary Clinton used a private email server while secretary of state to deliberately evade public records laws, and to answer whether the agencies acted in bad faith by not telling a court for months that they had asked in mid-2014 for missing emails to be returned.

The order risks reopening partisan wounds that have barely healed since Clinton's unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid, but in issuing the order Thursday, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act required it. In a narrow but sharply worded 10-page opinion, Lamberth wrote that despite the government's claimed presumption of transparency, "faced with one of the gravest modern offenses to government openness, [the Obama administration's] State and Justice departments fell far short" of the law's requirements in a lawsuit for documents.

Lamberth wrote he took no pleasure in "questioning the intentions of the nation's most august" Cabinet departments, but said it was necessary when their response "smacks of outrageous misconduct." Conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch filed its FOIA lawsuit in July 2014 seeking State Department talking points issued after the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that left the U.S. ambassador dead. (Read more)

6. Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence, Meadows says - FoxNews

Three people have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, including misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News on Thursday.

Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations. The panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the Foundation case. U.S. Attorney John Huber was tasked to investigate the foundation last year by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Hill reported Thursday that prosecutors working for Huber recently requested documents from a private investigative firm that also has been looking into the foundation. The firm, MDA Analytics LLC, reportedly has contacted the IRS, the Justice Department and the FBI's Little Rock office with evidence from its own investigation. (Read more)

7. Trump Announces Nominations of Nauert as U.N. Ambassador, Barr as Attorney General - FreeBeacon

President Donald Trump announced his nominations for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and attorney general on Friday. Heather Nauert was tapped to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, while William Barr was nominated to replace Acting Attorney General Mathew Whitaker, whom Trump appointed following Jeff Sessions' November resignation.

Barr is an attorney who previously worked in the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel and as deputy attorney general. President George H.W. Bush appointed Barr to serve as attorney general in 1991. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate by voice vote, and he served through the end of Bush's presidency.

Speaking to reporters on the White House South Lawn on Friday morning, Trump called Barr a "terrific person." Trump said Barr has been his top choice since first learning of him and that he is "one of the most respected jurists in the country." Nauert is currently the State Department spokesperson and a former "Fox & Friends" anchor. Nauert would be the 30th U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., and only the sixth woman confirmed to the post. Haley, the current ambassador, announced in October she would resign at the end of the year. (Read more)

8. Trump names Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley to be new Joint Chiefs chairman - CNN

President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

"I am pleased to announce my nomination of four-star General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the United States Army -- as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing General Joe Dunford, who will be retiring," Trump posted on Twitter Saturday morning. "I am thankful to both of these incredible men for their service to our Country!"

Trump said the date of transition is still to be determined. (Read more)

9. Trump: Politicians Should Protect U.S. Citizens, 'Not Criminal Aliens' -

"American politicians should protect American citizens, not criminal aliens," President Donald Trump said Friday in a speech at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

"American politicians should protect American citizens, not criminal aliens. Not one more American life should be stolen because of radical politicians pursuing their open borders agenda," Trump said.

He said more people are rejecting sanctuary cities, which protect criminal illegal immigrants from deportation. (Read more)

10. Record 156,795,000 Employed in USA, 13th Record-Breaker Under Trump -

. . . the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent for the third month in a row; and the number of employed Americans once again reached an all-time high of 156,795,000, the 13th record since Donald Trump became president.

Wages continued rising as well: In November, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 6 cents to $27.35. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 81 cents, or 3.1 percent. (Read more)

11. BREAKING! Trump says John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year - Fox News

President Trump on Saturday said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his position at the end of the year -- after swirling rumors that Kelly's 17 month-long tenure in the Trump administration was nearing its end.

Trump spoke to reporters outside the White House, called Kelly a "great guy" and said it will be formally announced in the next few days. "John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year, we will be announcing who will be taking John's place, it might be on an interim basis, I'll be announcing that over the next day or two," he said. "I appreciate his service very much," he added. Kelly, who previously served as Department of Homeland Security secretary, was widely reported to have been considering leaving his post. Trump had previously said Kelly would stay until 2020.

The announcement comes amid a wider shakeup of staff by President Trump. On Friday, he announced that he had picked William Barr for attorney general and Heather Nauert for U.N. ambassador. Earlier Saturday, Trump named Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to succeed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. (Read more)

Hanukkah at the White House

Hanukkah at the White House

This time of year marks a cherished Jewish tradition as families come together for eight nights to light the menorah. The tradition began more than 2,000 years ago during the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, which followed a trying period when Jews were persecuted for practicing their faith.

Today, the White House is hosting a pair of Hanukkah receptions in celebration of this special time of year. "Melania and I send our warmest greetings to our Jewish brothers and sisters in the United States, in Israel, and around the world celebrating Hanukkah," President Donald J. Trump said earlier this week.

In his Hanukkah message, President Trump called on Americans to remember the victims at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh whose lives were cut short this past October.

"As one Nation, we pledge our continued love and support for the victims, their families, and the community, and we pray that the victims' families find some measure of peace and comfort during this holiday season," he said.

"Over the coming days, may the warming glow of each candle on the menorah help fill homes and hearts with love and happiness."

> > > Watch President Trump deliver remarks at a White House Hanukkah reception. Go here.
> > > Read: The President's 2018 Message for Hanukkah. Go here.
(Source: The White House)

The Daily Jot

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The holiday season and the theft of joy

The holiday season-and I write that not to demean Christmas, but to include Hanukkah-is a time of the year for family, friends, faith and joy. Irrespective of the arguments about whether Christ was born or conceived this time of year or that Christmas is a holiday stacked with pagan symbolism, it is a time of the year when most of the world celebrates the birth of Christ. It is a time when families are brought together. It is a time of office gatherings, church celebrations, school plays, and dinners around the table in households worldwide. It is also a time that can bring a great deal of financial strain and pressure on families to entertain and to buy gifts. During these times, be extra cautious that your joy is not stolen.

Jesus Christ said in John 10:10, "The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." During the holiday season there is a meeting of these two truths-destruction and abundant life. They are opposed to one another. What better time of year for the devil to try to call someone's faith into question, but the very time of the year that people are celebrating their faith? We see it start every year right after Thanksgiving, another holiday that honors the blessings of the Lord. Think about how people behave on Black Friday. There are mobs, fights, even shootings because people are trying to get the first great deal for their Christmas presents.

Already, there have been headlines about angry and jilted lovers picking up a gun and going after the target of their fury. We see stories on the news where there are shootings at malls. People get into arguments over who has first dibs on a parking space. And there are those who look to prey on the innocents by taking what they have bought for their loved ones. The point is that in this day and age, where Hollywood, the news media, and politicians are spewing hate and violence while accusing others of what they themselves are doing, the public is like a pressure-cooker. We never know when it is going to boil over or the top will pop. Whatever the danger or the irritation, it's sure to raise its head during times of joy.

Remember that Christ came that you would have life and have it more abundantly. The spiritual battleground rages to spoil that abundance, steal it, and destroy it. Don't let it. Be wise on how you walk during this season, circumspect in your decisions. Remember to treat others as you would like to be treated. Be careful, but not fearful. Let the little things that irritate within the family slide a bit. While everyone is in the mood to celebrate, there is a lot of additional pressures. Empathy, compassion, love and honor go a long way to keep things on a positive note. If someone takes your parking place or cuts in line, who cares?-you are going to be there for a while anyway. Show the Christ in you that the devil in others will flee.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

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Pending Activity

Committee Activity

Google Chief to Face House Committee

Floor Outlook

Senate heading for historic vote to pull US military aid to Saudi Arabia

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Hoyer open to Trump infrastructure plan, if it doesn't increase the deficit

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Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Justin George Muzinich, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hearings to examine the nomination of Courtney Dunbar Jones, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.

An oversight hearing to examine Customs and Border Protection.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hearings to examine religious freedom in Eurasia.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on SeaPower
To receive a closed briefing on recent Chinese and Russian naval activities.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Armed Services
Subcommittee on SeaPower, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
Hearings to examine Navy and Marine Corps readiness.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Hearings to examine implications of China's presence and investment in Africa.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on National Parks
Hearings to examine
S. 2395, to amend title 54, United States Code, to authorize the provision of technical assistance under the Preserve America Program and to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into partnerships with communities adjacent to units of the National Park System to leverage local cultural heritage tourism assets,
S. 2895 and H.R. 5613, bills to designate the Quindaro Townsite National Historic Landmark,
S. 3291, to reauthorize the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route,
S. 3439 and H.R. 5532, bills to redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park,
S. 3468, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System,
S. 3505, to provide for partnerships among State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War,
S. 3527 and H.R. 5585, bills to extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission,
S. 3533, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System,
S. 3545, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve home health payment reforms under the Medicare program,
S. 3571 and H.R. 5420, bills to authorize the acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York,
S. 3646, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to accept certain properties in the State of Missouri,
S. 3609 and H.R. 801, bills to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail,
S. 3659, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an "American World War II Heritage City",
H.R. 1220, to establish the Adams Memorial Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 107-62,
H.R. 3607, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System,
H.R. 3961, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River and its tributaries in the State of Florida for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System,
H.R. 5005, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System,
H.R. 5706, to establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai'i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai'i,
H.R. 6077, recognizing the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York,
H.R. 6599, to modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service, and
H.R. 6687, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistently with Congress' long-standing intent to continue to authorize working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values.

Hearings to examine China's non-traditional espionage against the United States, focusing on the threat and potential policy responses.

Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine the missing and murdered, focusing on confronting the silent crisis in Indian country.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
Closed hearings to examine United States force posture in the Indo-Pacific region.

Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
Hearings to examine transnational cartels and border security.

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters

House Floor
House Floor Schedule
On Monday, 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. 5513 – Big Bear Land Exchange Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Natural Resources Committee)
2) H.R. 6108 – Preserving Americas Battlefields Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jody Hice / Natural Resources Committee)
3) H.R. 3008 – George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Conaway / Natural Resources Committee)
4) H.R. 6118 – To direct the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an American World War II Heritage City, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer / Natural Resources Committee)
5) H.R. 6665 – Offshore Wind for Territories Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Bordallo / Natural Resources Committee)
6) H.Res. 792 – Urging the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the historical significance of Roberto Clementes place of death near Piones in Loza, Puerto Rico, by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jos Serrano / Natural Resources Committee)
7) S. 245 – Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. John Hoeven / Natural Resources Committee)
8) S. 825 – Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski / Natural Resources Committee)
9) S. 2511 – CENOTE Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker / Natural Resources Committee)
10) H.R. 6893 – Secret Service Overtime Pay Extension Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Russell / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
11) House Amendment to S. 2248Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans Affairs Committee)
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:30 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.
On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) S. 943 – Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act (Sponsored by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp / Education and the Workforce Committee)
2) H.R. 6140 – Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Flores / Energy and Commerce Committee)
3) H.R. 7217 – IMPROVE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton / Energy and Commerce Committee)
4) S. 2465Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott / Energy and Commerce Committee)
5) S. 3029PREEMIE Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander / Energy and Commerce Committee)
6) H.R. 1318 – Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler / Energy and Commerce Committee)
7) H.Res. 1165 – Condemning the Assad regime and its backers for their continued support of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria (Sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast / Foreign Affairs Committee)
8) H.Res. 1091 – Calling on the Government of Burma to release Burmese journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo sentenced to seven years imprisonment after investigating attacks against civilians by Burmas military and security forces, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Foreign Affairs Committee)
9) H.Res. 1162 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to Ukraine, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)
10) H.Res. 1157 – Reaffirming the strong commitment of the United States to the countries and territories of the Pacific Islands region (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Bordallo / Foreign Affairs Committee)
11) H.Res. 1149 – Recognizing that the United States-Republic of Korea alliance serves as a linchpin of regional stability and bilateral security, and exemplifies the broad and deep military, diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties shared between the United States and the Republic of Korea (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)
12) H.Res. 1035 – Expressing opposition to the completion of Nord Stream II, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Conaway / Foreign Affairs Committee)
Possible Consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018
Additional Legislative Items are Possible

Text of Bills for the Week of December 10, 2018

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule

Monday — December 10, 2018

Reviewing International Child Abduction
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations (Committee on Foreign Affairs)


Tuesday — December 11, 2018

Examining Back Door Spending by Federal Agencies
Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs (Committee on Oversight and Government Reform)

Discussion Draft: The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act
Subcommittee on Environment (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices
Committee on the Judiciary

Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: An Update from the Office of the National Coordinator
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Assessing the Impact of FASBs Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) Accounting Standard on Financial Institutions and the Economy
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit (Committee on Financial Services)

RAY BAUMS Act: A Bipartisan Foundation for Bridging the Digital Divide
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Department of Defenses Artificial Intelligence Structure, Investments, and Applications
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities (Committee on Armed Services)


Wednesday — December 12, 2018

Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 7.0
Subcommittee on Information Technology (Committee on Oversight and Government Reform)

Mandating a $15 — Minimum Wage: Consequences for Workers and Small Businesses
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (Committee on Education and the Workforce)

Development, Diplomacy, and Defense: Promoting U.S. Interests in Africa
Committee on Foreign Affairs

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the International Financial Institutions
Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade (Committee on Financial Services)

Examining the Availability of SAFE Kits at Hospitals in the United States
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Public Private Partnerships for Federal Energy Management
Subcommittee on Energy (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Security Clearance Processing Status Report
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Armed Services)


Thursday — December 13, 2018

Full Committee Business Meeting
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Exploring Alternatives to Fetal Tissue Research
Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules (Committee on Oversight and Government Reform)

Nigeria at a Crossroads: The Upcoming Elections
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations (Committee on Foreign Affairs)


Reference Links
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Prayer Guide

Operation Restoration

Operation Restoration

Once each week, on Sunday mornings and for 24 hours, join with others in OPERATION RESTORATION . . .

"Operation Restoration"

This initiative is based upon the Move of the Spirit that was launched last month during Operation Refiner's Fire. The LORD has shown us that He has used those fires to ignite the FIRE of the HOLY SPIRIT to visit our people, which He now yearns to keep burning among our people until the day of His return!

"Operation Restoration" is based on the promise of Scripture, recorded in
2 Chronicles 7:14,15.

It is written:

. . . "and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

"Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place."

This is a weekly Solemn Assembly, where saints can feel free to gather each Sunday, to offer prayers of repentance before our Lord, for the many sins our nation has committed before Him.

Abba so desires to hear our prayers . . . He is just waiting to heal us!

You can join us, any Sunday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST by calling:
Access Code: 221654#
Each week, our conference line for Operation Restoration will remain open until Monday morning at 9:00 a.m.EST -- allowing for 24 hours of nonstop prayer before our King of Kings, that He might, indeed, "heal our land." Amen.

Prayers and Presidents

Prayers and Presidents:

Our 43rd President: George W. Bush

(2001 - 2008)

[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 43rd President: George W. Bush ]

"Heavenly father, we bow our heads and thank you for your love. Make us strong to do your work, willing to heed and hear your will and write on our heart these words: use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is, but one just use of power and it is to serve people. Help us remember, Lord, Amen."

- First Inaugural Address
January 20, 1989

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