Sunday, April 14, 2019

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, April 13, 2019

Our NIGHTWATCH ends tonight!

(Details below)

  Please see below for several
important details re: our 25th Anniversary Event.
Registration will close SOON for event AND
for group rates at our hotel . . . and more!

The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, April 13, 2019

" . . . the Lord delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love."

(Psalm 147:11)

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

The Daily Jot

Thursday, April 11, 2019

When we stand

The vitriol being expressed in our nation against one another is tasteless and vile. Against the backdrop of the Mueller Report and the border security crisis, we have heard terrible things said about a fellow American, the same theme about anybody who disagrees with the vocal left. It is very difficult to discuss these matters of disagreement with business associates, friends and even family members because they usually end up in heated debates and things are said that shouldn't be said. We, as Christians, need to keep in mind the tenets of our faith when standing up for our principles-especially when we are doing so with family and fellow believers. Civility seems to be a lost art these days.

Often, I exhort you through The Daily Jot to pray and act, to speak up for what is right, and to hold accountability by speaking boldly as you ought to speak. But this can be a balancing act in these days. Speaking boldly, doesn't mean being offensive or trying to invoke anger. It doesn't mean reducing the argument to personal attacks. It takes wisdom, compassion, empathy, and the ability to express right in a dignified and effective manner. As the Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 5:15-17, "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."

In short, we need to remember who we are when we are discussing issues of right vs wrong. We need to be armed with the facts and stick to them. Keep bringing the discussion back to the facts. Most people I have run into who want to argue a point about the current state of our nation know very little about the facts. Often what they do know is based on a simple fact, but twisted into a lie. Trying to unravel that lie with them is like untangling a pile of coat-hangers. It takes patience and focus on your point. The purpose of The Daily Jot is to equip and encourage you to evangelize. Evangelizing can take many forms. In our case, it takes the form of using a current event to present a Biblical truth.

Deception is always key. People are deceived and, like a virus, they spread deception. Ephesians 5:6-9, "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not therefore partakers with them. For you were sometimes darkness, but now you are light in the Lord: walk as children of light For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth." Christ has given us life that we may have it abundantly. We don't need to get dragged down into the depths of deceit and anger because we already have the high ground in Christ. We just need to share it appropriately toward one another.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

Recent Floor Activity

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Related Headlines

House passes bill to modernize IRS

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Senate approves retired Gen. John Abizaid as lead diplomat to Saudi Arabia

Senate confirms interior secretary

Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Congress Last Week

Foreign Policy

Senate leaders warn Turkey sanctions will follow its purchase of Russian missiles


Former South Carolina Senator Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings dies at 97

Kevin McCarthy blasts House Dem majority's first 100 days: 'Resolutions, radicalism, and resistance'

Bernie Sanders now part of the top 1%

Pending Activity

Committee Activity

Key panel examining whether IRS 'properly auditing' Trump

Grassley: 'Double standard' if Dems don't back probing Obama-era scandals

Republican releases transcript of top FBI lawyer during Clinton, Trump-Russia investigations

House hearing on hate was not uplifting

Senate Judiciary Committee held hearing on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

The bias on social networks is toward polarization

Senate Armed Services Committee aiming to mark up annual defense policy legislation (NDAA) week of May 20

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
Senate Program:

Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session:
Monday, April 15, 2019, at 3 p.m.;
Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11:45 a.m.;
Monday, April 22, 2019, at 9 a.m.;
Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.;
and that when the Senate adjourns on Thursday, April 25, 2019, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Cooper Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy.

Cooper Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of R. Clarke Cooper, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).

Hartogensis Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for a term of five years.

Barker Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of J. Campbell Barker, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.

Brasher Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama.

Ruiz II Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

Arias-Marxuach--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Raul M. Arias-Marxuach, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico.

Wolson Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Joshua Wolson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule
There are no Senate committee meetings scheduled over the next two weeks.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule
The House meets in pro forma session for the next two weeks.

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule

Monday — April 15, 2019

Oil and Gas Development: Impacts on Air Pollution and Sacred Sites
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (Committee on Natural Resources)


Tuesday — April 16, 2019

Voting Rights and Election Administration in the Dakotas
Subcommittee on Elections (Committee on House Administration)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, Building #1
North Standing Rock Avenue
Fort Yates, ND 58538


Thursday — April 18, 2019

Voting Rights and Election Administration in North Carolina
Subcommittee on Elections (Committee on House Administration)


Updates: Our Anniversary Event

Updates: Our Anniversary Event



Dear Friends,

As we now draw near to our May 4th date for our 25th Anniversary Celebration, we are grateful that so many of you will be joining us! Praise the Lord!

We do want to remind you that we have reserved lovely accommodations for you with a group rate available at the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria, located at:

801 N. St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

Reservations: 703-836-4700

This special rate is $130 per night, excluding taxes. The rooms are reserved for Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, checking out on Sunday, May 5th.

> > > VERY IMPORTANT! When you call the operator, ask for a room under the heading: "CHPP Out of Town Guests" This will secure your group rate for your stay.

We have chosen this hotel, because the Metro is close by and can take you directly to the venue for our celebration, the Capitol Hill Club, using the Capitol South exit.

> > > Please note: We have been advised by the management at the Sheraton that the deadline to secure these rooms will be tomorrow night: Sunday, April 14th. (Marriott handles their reservations, so don't be alarmed if you call the reservation number at 703-836-4700 and a Marriott operator answers! You are in the right place!

> > > Also, these rates are only good for those two nights. If you choose to extend your stay, you will not be eligible for this discount.

We wish you all God speed as you finalize your plans to come to Washington, D.C. for this gala event! May His peace be with you . . .



We do have seats available yet for our gala luncheon, which will be held at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

You can reserve your seat by contacting Eric Teitelman at Tickets are $35.00 per person, and you may also bring one guest with you, if desired.

> > > All other details about our event can be found by going here. WELCOME!

On the weekend, street parking should be available in the neighborhood, but should that fail, we have made arrangements for you to use valet parking instead. The cost is $20/vehicle.

In addition, the Capitol Hill Club is located across the street from the Metro. The orange line, the blue line and the yellow line all stop at that site: Capitol Hill South.

So, whether you drive or come by Metro, getting there should be very easy!



We want to thank ALL OF YOU who have participated during these past two weeks, keeping watch in the night with us. GOD has surely heard and is answering our prayers!

Tonight, beginning at midnight and ending at 5:00 a.m., is our LAST NIGHT to stand watch in the NIGHTWATCH.
So, for tonight ONLY -- and one more time! -- here is our NIGHTWATCH conference line:


Access Code: 418253#



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: 150411##
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.

Our Weekly Prayer Focus

For the week of April 14 - 20, 2019:

From the National Prayer Embassy, here is today's prayer alert

Every year at this time Christians worldwide celebrate Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday, Good Friday and finally Resurrection Sunday, also known as Easter. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when surrounded by praises to God, He took over the headquarters of His worst enemies, the religious leaders of His nation, who were pledged to kill him. This foreshadows Jesus' second coming, when surrounded by praises to God from His people, Jesus will return to take over the world despite all opposition. Revelation Chapter 19 shows a great multitude of God's people praising Jesus as He returns on a white horse leading the armies of heaven under the name of King of Kings and Lord of Lords. On the first Palm Sunday Jesus quoted Psalm Chapter 8 verse 2 which says in effect out of the mouth of babes and infants God has ordained praise to still the enemy. In recent years a worldwide movement has arisen emphasizing praise and worship among Christians, even 24/7. Many see this as God preparing the way of the Lord for Jesus' second coming.

1 Timothy Chapter 2 verses one through four exhort believers to pray for leaders with giving of thanks.

Let's pray about this today:

"Father God in heaven, we thank you for showing us the power of words and the power of praise and worship to usher in Your presence and prepare the way for Jesus' soon return. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus! We thank You, Lord, for continuing to raise up a mighty movement of continuous praise, worship and prayer to You worldwide, in Jesus' name. Amen."

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