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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Trump welcomes Australia's PM

Trump welcomes Australia's PM, cementing strong trade, security ties

Published Friday morning, September 20th

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Australia's prime minister on Friday for only the second state visit of his administration, signalling the close bond between the two allies as Washington takes on Beijing and Tehran. . .
Days before the visit, a sign draped across the Australian Embassy in Washington proclaimed "100 years of mateship" between the two countries. On Friday, Trump feted Morrison's arrival at the White House's South Lawn with a 19-gun salute and U.S. Marine Band performances of each nation's national anthems.

"It's highly symbolic of where the relationship sits at the moment," said Patrick Buchan, a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, noting that Morrison's state visit was second only to French President Emmanuel Macron's last year.

Following an arrival ceremony, bilateral meetings, and a joint news conference, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host a luncheon for Morrison to be followed by a state dinner at the White House. (Reuters) > > > Read more here.

(Includes a video of the magnificent Welcoming Ceremony that the President and the First Lady hosted in honor of the visit of Australia's P.M. Scott Morrison and his wife, Jennifer.

- Capitol Hill Prayer Partners were blessed and honored to have been invited to view this magnificent opening ceremony yesterday in the White House Rose Garden. Ten of us stood, alongside 8,000 other guests, witnessing the military tribute to our visiting dignitaries, and listening to President Trump as he welcomed P.M. Morrison to the White House.

We were all gathered there, knowing full well that in doing so, we were representing all of YOU, now 5,000 strong, who have joined our prayer network. Thank you, and thank you, Mr. President, for this amazing honor!

To view the Welcoming Ceremony on Twitter, go here.

Please see also:

Trumps host Australian prime minister for rare state dinner in Rose Garden - Fox News

President Trump, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and guests dined on Dover sole and summer squash as U.S. military bands fill the air with music in the green- and gold-themed Rose Garden Friday night -- only the second state dinner of the Trump White House.

"The first lady and I are honored to welcome you and Jennifer to the White House, and we look forward to hosting you for a state dinner tonight in the Rose Garden," the president told Morrison during a pomp-filled military arrival ceremony Friday. "It will be quite something."

According to the first lady's office, which planned the dinner, the colors for the visit are green and gold, Australia's national colors. Unlike state dinners past, this one was held outdoors, under a crisp autumn sky.

The president and first lady Melania Trump greeted Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny, with handshakes and kisses on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the mansion Friday evening. Meanwhile, the worlds of politics, media and even sports collided as a stream of administration members from both countries, aides, lawmakers and even golfer Greg Norman headed outside for the open-air dinner.

"I'm looking forward to celebrating tonight," said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani was also among the more than 170 guests. (Read more, and view this elegant setting, by going here.)

- Father God, we thank You for the most gracious way our President and First Lady have welcomed P.M. Morrison and his wife to our nation's capital this weekend. We are, indeed, blessed to have had the nation of Australia on our side as an ally over two World Wars, and through the many years since. We pray that both of our nations will continue to be graced by Your Hand to stand as beacons of light to the free world. In Your Name, amen.
- "In everything, give thanks . . ." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)


President Trump to Issue Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom at the United Nations

Monday, September 23, 2019

11:30 a.m.

President Donald J. Trump will host and provide keynote remarks at the Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event on Monday, September 23, 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters.

The President is working to broaden international support for ongoing efforts to protect religious freedom in the wake of increasing persecution of people on the basis of their beliefs and a growing number of attacks on and destruction of houses of worship by state and non-state actors.

The President will call on the international community to take concrete steps to prevent attacks against people on the basis of their religion or beliefs and to ensure the sanctity of houses of worship and all public spaces for all faiths. (Source: The White House)

> > > A Word of Exhortation from a Key Prayer Leader, On-site at the U.N.

You might be asking, why should we pray for the 74th Opening of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York City? Let me tell you why . . . there is no where else in the world where 198 world leaders gather at one time. It is the place where the kings of the earth make declarations from the podium in the General Assembly Hall.

These men and women understand authority and the power to wield it amongst their global peers. Everything they say has the full weight of their nations' governments behind them. And we all know there is life and death in the power of the tongue.

Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit."

So you may be thinking, what does this have to do with me? If you are a believer in Christ, that means you are a son or daughter of the Most High God, a co-heir of Christ, seated with Him in heavenly places to rule and reign.

Ephesians 2:6 "and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus . . . "

We are citizens of the kingdom and we have more power and authority than any other kingdom here on earth. It is time that we exercise that authority and establish it in the earth realm in New York City and within the halls of the United Nations.

You and I may never visit all 198 nations represented as member states at the UN, but we can influence the atmosphere of our own nation and land that these world leaders are staying in for the next several weeks, so that they have life changing encounters with a Holy God, and His son Jesus Christ!

What would that look like as they return to their home nations? Revival, transformation, and reformation can happen when the leader of each nation goes back and dedicates his or her nation to the Lord Jesus. Christ!

Can I get a hallelujah?

Key prayer points for the power of agreement:

1. Call forth the brooding of the Holy Spirit to hover over the United Nations and New York City, September 22nd - Oct. 6th, 2019 ( to bring forth the birthing of Redemptive Destiny of Nations).

2. Pray for God's angelic visitations. Last week, for the first time, I saw the angel appointed to each nation standing at attention at its flag flying at the entrance of the UN, waiting for their head of state to arrive, so that as they enter into the Gates of Global Governance, God was sending in His angelic representative of the Kingdom.

3. We must pray for Israel's rightful place and right to exist amongst the global community. "I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 12:3)

Thank you for your partnership with all the believers at the United Nations and within New York City these next 2 weeks as we steward this opportunity given to us by God.

(Written by Jody Wood, New York City Intercessors/Global Prayer UN)

> > > Please note:

Pastor Paula White, Spiritual Advisor to President Trump, and others on his staff encourage all of us to watch and to pray as the President delivers this speech on Monday, Sept. 21st, at 11:30 a.m. EDT during a special session of the United Nations. [This speech should be carried on C-Span.]

As you do so, pray that the hearts of the leaders present will be "pierced" to see and to know the desperate need of all people on the planet to be able to worship freely, without government interference. Thank you.
"Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)

Alert from California


In March 2019, IFA reported on our new understanding of the use of DNA and cellular remains of aborted children as an ingredient in vaccines on the market today. We also learned of active campaigns in legislatures nationwide designed to eliminate existing religious freedoms that exempt individuals who chose not to use these products based on their faith.

By June 2019, Maine and New York joined California, Mississippi and West Virginia in oppressing religious freedom. In the state of New York, 26,000 children were unable to begin school this fall unless their parents ignored their conscience, succumbed to persecution, and capitulated to the state. Just last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom enacted new legislation further restricting the use of a citizen's remaining medical exemption.

What does this mean for California?

Under the new law, SB 276, physicians extending medical exemptions for compulsory vaccinations to more than 5 patients annually must have their decisions reviewed by a state board. Although this board likely does not know the patients' medical histories or have a relationship with them, their verdict to grant or deny exemptions is final.

This is the current list of over 25 required vaccinations to attend California schools. Without exemptions, as new vaccines are rolled out and/or added to the required list - including HPV (Gardasil), Ebola and HIV/AIDS vaccines, there will be no recourse to refuse them. Citizens will either obey the law, or face persecution. (Intercessors for America) Read more here.

Pray for God's mercy in this situation. Pray that He would reveal His wisdom and make His truth, and will, known in this complicated and emotional health issue. Pray for California's government to operate in God's will as they pass then enact or veto current legislation and enforce their existing laws.

This is not to instill fear. This is to explain why this is a serious, and complex, issue, that impacts fellow believers in five states. This is to raise awareness that this issue may soon impact you and your family. Our brothers and sisters are forced to face a compulsory medical procedure using products containing biblically questionable ingredients, or face persecution for standing firm in their faith-based decisions.

We pray that these difficult conversations are held with grace and mercy. Pray with us for unity in the Body of Christ, especially as all manner of religious freedoms are being eroded. Pray with us that church leadership will seriously seek the Lord on these matters and advise their congregations. Pray with us that all conversations are held with grace and mercy, seasoned with salt and light, conducted with respect for each other and approached in peace and humility.

The time to seek the Father and ask Him for wisdom in this subject is before legislation is introduced in your state next spring. Seek His guidance on what you should do personally, and what you should do corporately.

(Prayer offered by Intercessors for America)

The Daily Jot

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Of division and standing

The recent Israeli elections are a reminder of what we have in America right now-division. After all the campaigning and the accusations and the dirty conniving, Israel's Blue and White party could not gain enough seats to reach a majority. Neither could the Likud party. This leaves lesser parties, such as the Joint List of Arab parties to do what they do-sow even more division. There is no national unity, but rather partisan parties seeking their own agendas, caring little about the nation as a whole. This division is systemic. It is also prophetic. When people are divided as they are both here in America and in Israel, it spells trouble because what binds them together is no longer as important as the issues that divide them.

In Mark 3, Jesus is confronted by the scribes who believed he was Beelzebub and said that "By the ruler of the demons, he casts out demons." Jesus responded by saying in verses 23-27, "How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. No one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house." The lesson here is that division among people who are supposed to be united leads to destruction in people, kingdoms or nations, and in homes.

In 1 Kings 3, Solomon was faced with a dilemma. Two women claimed the same baby, because one's had died and she swapped the dead baby with another woman's living baby during the night. Both then claimed the living baby. In verses 24-27, Solomon solves the problem: "Then the king said, "Bring me a sword." So they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to one, and half to the other." Then the woman whose son was living spoke to the king, for she yearned with compassion for her son; and she said, "O my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him!" But the other said, "Let him be neither mine nor yours, but divide him." So the king answered and said, "Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him; she is his mother."

In both America and in Israel, the political division is so systemic that it has turned the natural affection one should have for his neighbor and countryman into a hatred that is dividing not only the nations, but also friends and families. Given the endless visceral rhetoric bantered back and forth, natural enemies do not have to work hard to achieve their intended results. In a spiritual sense, the countries, like the baby in Solomon's example, are on a course for division, which could be lethal. The question is, who will stand before the King and say they surrender that the country might live? And in doing so, the King will save the country and entrust it to its righteous guardian. We need to stand as did the child's mother, and also petition the King of King's to not allow this evil to prevail in its division. Pray, act. Stand in the gap.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

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Immigration Legislation

Congress delays fight over border funding; Senate blocks passage of immigration bill

The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution on Thursday that delays a fight over President Trump's continued requests for funding of additional border fencing. Federal spending was set to run out on September 30, but the CR passed by the House extends existing funding levels until November 21.

The Senate is expected to pass the House-passed CR next week.

Both good and bad news comes with yesterday's vote. The good news is that the CR does not restrict President Trump's ability to use unused funding from other agencies to pay for additional border security. The bad news is that the enforcement restrictions included in the FY 2019 omnibus spending bill-cuts to detention beds and restrictions placed on interior enforcement-remain in place for a few more months.

Republicans and Democrats have not been able to agree on how to fund the fund the government for the next fiscal year. Democrats obviously want to block any funding for new border security, but they also want to place restrictions on interior enforcement, block recent actions taken by the Trump administration to address the border crisis, and prevent the administration's ability to shift money around to pay for additional border security.

Republicans want to provide President Trump with border security funding, especially since this will likely be the last spending fight before the 2020 presidential elections.

By delaying the vote until November 21, Congressional leaders are hoping they can use the Thanksgiving recess as leverage to get lawmakers to agree to provisions they wouldn't otherwise agree to, so our Capitol Hill team will be following developments closely. It's also likely that Congress passes another CR in November to delay the funding fight until December or January.

Per-Country Caps Bill

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), introduced the legislation (S. 386), but a request for unanimous consent was blocked earlier this year by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Instead of bringing S. 386 back to the floor, Sen. Lee's request yesterday was to amend a similar bill already passed by the House (H.R. 1044) that would lift per-country caps for some green card categories. The bill would allow for immigrants, mostly from India, to receive most of the employment-based green cards over the next three years. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) objected to the unanimous consent request, listing concerns similar to Sen. Paul's.

Reports indicate that Sen. Lee is working with Sen. Perdue and may request unanimous consent again next week, however, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has also indicated that he doesn't like the bill and may block it.

Source: NumbersUSA

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/19, Senate began consideration of the following:

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Joseph Cella, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu, Department of State.

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Daniel Habib Jorjani, of Kentucky, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.

Senate began consideration of the nomination of David Fabian Black, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Eugene Scalia, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Labor.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
Hearings to examine improving air traffic control for the American people, focusing on examining the current system.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
Hearings to examine key findings from the Syria Study Group report.

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Hearings to examine competition in digital technology markets, focusing on acquisitions of nascent or potential competitors by digital platforms.

Closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters;
to be immediately followed by a closed hearing to examine certain intelligence matters.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Environment and Public Works
Business meeting to consider
S. 2260, to provide for the improvement of domestic infrastructure in order to prevent marine debris,
S. 2099, to redesignate the Sully's Hill National Game Preserve in the State of North Dakota as the White Horse Hill National Game Preserve,
the nominations of
Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, and
Katherine Andrea Lemos, of California, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and 8 General Services Administration resolutions.

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine perspectives on the livestock and poultry sectors.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine facilitating faster payments in the United States.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine fishery failures, focusing on improving the disaster declaration and relief process.

Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider
S. 334, to authorize the construction of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System and study of the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System in the States of Montana and North Dakota,
S. 607, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to address insufficient compensation of employees and other personnel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
S. 860, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify the terms of the Jackson Gulch rehabilitation project in Colorado,
S. 990, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the implementation of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program First Increment Extension for threatened and endangered species in the Central and Lower Platte River Basin,
S. 1570, to provide flexibility to allow greater aquifer recharge,
S. 1602, to amend the United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 to establish a research, development, and demonstration program for grid-scale energy storage systems,
S. 1751, to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs,
S. 1758, to extend a repayment contract relating to the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District and to authorize the District to develop an excess capacity contract to offset repayment costs,
S. 1821, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to provide for research on, and the development and deployment of, marine energy,
S. 1882, to make available the continued use of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program project use power by the Kinsey Irrigation Company and the Sidney Water Users Irrigation District,
S. 1931, to require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers,
S. 2044, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to establish an Aging Infrastructure Account, to amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to provide additional funds under that Act, to establish a review of flood control rule curves pilot project within the Bureau of Reclamation,
S. 2094 and H.R. 2114, bills to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement, review, and revise State energy security plans,
S. 2095, to provide for certain programs and developments in the Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and vulnerabilities of, and physical threat to, the electric grid,
S. 2137, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry,
S. 2300, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to establish a program to incentivize innovation and to enhance the industrial competitiveness of the United States by developing technologies to reduce emissions of nonpower industrial sectors,
S. 2332, to provide for the modernization of the electric grid,
S. 2333, to provide for enhanced energy grid security,
S. 2334, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish the 21st Century Energy Workforce Advisory Board,
S. 2335, to accelerate smart building development, and
H.R. 1420, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies.

Hearings to examine pending nominations.

Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine toxic exposure, focusing on examining the Department of Veterans Affairs's presumptive disability decision-making process.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine United States policy in Mexico and Central America, focusing on ensuring effective policies to address the crisis at the border.

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider
S. 1590, to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime,
S. 1678, to express United States support for Taiwan's diplomatic alliances around the world,
S. 1838, to amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992,
S. 2372, to enhance global engagement to combat marine debris,
S. 2503, to reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom,
S.Res. 183, reaffirming the vital role of the United States-Japan alliance in promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond,
S.Res. 236, reaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms,
S.Res. 277, remembering the 25th Anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and recommitting to efforts to uphold justice for the 85 victims of the attacks, an original resolution to support the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Sixth Replenishment, and other pending calendar business.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
To receive a closed briefing on Department of Defense cyber operations.

Environment and Public Works
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
Hearings to examine reducing emissions while driving economic growth, focusing on industry-led initiatives.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine countering domestic terrorism, focusing on the evolving threat.

Hearings to examine promoting healthy aging, focusing on living your best life long into your golden years.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Business meeting to consider
S. 2132, to promote security and provide justice for United States victims of international terrorism,
S. 2281, to amend chapter 11 of title 35, United States Code, to require the voluntary collection of demographic information for patent applications,
and the nominations of
Halil Suleyman Ozerden, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit,
David B. Barlow, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah,
John Fitzgerald Kness, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois,
R. Austin Huffaker, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama,
Lee Philip Rudofsky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas,
Justin Reed Walker, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky,
Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and
Kenneth Charles Canterbury, Jr., of South Carolina, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Justice.

Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule

Legislative Program for next week

We will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, as amended. The complete list of suspension bills (is below).

The House will consider H.R. 2203, the Homeland Security Improvement Act, and H.R. 3525, the U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act. These bills will improve how the Department of Homeland Security oversees border issues in a humane and responsible manner, including the care of children.

Members are of course advised that there is additional legislation that may come forward.

Full floor colloquy on next week's House schedule

On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

On Tuesday, 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. 3190 - BURMA Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 2327 - Burma Political Prisoners Assistance Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Levin / Foreign Affairs Committee)

3) H.Res. 127 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the importance and vitality of the United States alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and our trilateral cooperation in the pursuit of shared interests, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)

4) H.R. 1632 - Southeast Asia Strategy Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Foreign Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 2229 - First Responders Passport Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Foreign Affairs Committee)

6) H.Res. 444 - Reaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Lieu / Foreign Affairs Committee)

On Wednesday and 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. 1595 - SAFE Banking Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 3106 - Domestic and International Terrorism DATA Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)

3) H.R. 3691 - TRANSLATE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus / Homeland Security Committee)

4) H.R. 2589 - Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Green / Homeland Security Committee)

5) H.R. 3710 - Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Homeland Security Committee)

6) H.R. 3526 - Counter Terrorist Network Act (Sponsored by Rep. Lauren Underwood / Homeland Security Committee)

7) H.R. 3675 - Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)

8) H.R. 3694 - Helping Families Fly Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Lesko / Homeland Security Committee)

9) H.R. 3722 - Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Langevin / Homeland Security Committee)

10) H.R. 3246 - Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Van Taylor / Homeland Security Committee)

11) H.R. 2528 - STEM Opportunities Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

12) H.R. 335 - South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

H.R. 2203 - Homeland Security Improvement Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Veronica Escobar / Homeland Security Committee)

H.R. 3525 - U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lauren Underwood / Homeland Security Committee)

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

Text of Bills for the Week of September 23, 2019

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule

Monday - September 23, 2019

Presidential Corruption: Emoluments and Profiting Off the Presidency
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (Committee on the Judiciary)


Tuesday - September 24, 2019

• H.R. 2203 - Homeland Security Improvement Act;
• H.R. 3525 - U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act

Committee on Rules

Don't Vape: Examining the Outbreak of Lung Disease and CDCs Urgent Warning Not to Use E-Cigarettes
Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

IRS Oversight: Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (Committee on Appropriations)

Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street's Cop on the Beat
Committee on Financial Services

Online Impostors and Disinformation
Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)

"Protecting Benefits for All Servicemembers
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Challenges and Opportunities for Commuter Railroads
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)

"Fossil Fuel Development: Protecting Taxpayers and Eliminating Industry Giveaways"
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (Committee on Natural Resources)

Oversight of the Trump Administrations Muslim Ban
Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship (Committee on the Judiciary)

Examining the Racial and Gender Wealth Gap in America
Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion (Committee on Financial Services)

Congressional Authority to Protect Voting Rights After Shelby County v. Holder
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (Committee on the Judiciary)

Wildlife Legislative Hearing on H.R. 925, H.R. 1747, H.R. 2748, H.R. 2854, H.R. 2956, H.R. 2918, H.R. 3399, H.R. 4340, H.R. 4341 and H.R. 4348
Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (Committee on Natural Resources)

Building Resilient Communities for America's Future
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process (Committee on Rules)

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work
Subcommittee on Research and Technology (Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)


Wednesday - September 25, 2019

Oversight of the Federal Election Commission
Committee on House Administration

Full Committee Witness Interview (Closed)
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

International Food Assistance Programs at USDA and USAID
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations)

• H.R.1975, (Mr. Katko) The Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019;
• H.R.4432, (Mr. Richmond) Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act;
• H.R.____, (Mr. Thompson) The National Commission on Online Platforms and Homeland Security Act.

Committee on Homeland Security

Investments in Medical Research at Five Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health
Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations)

Markup of: HR 729, HR 925, HR 1472, HR 1487, HR 1492, HR 1747, HR 2185, HR 3115, HR 3541, and HR 3596
Committee on Natural Resources

Promoting Financial Stability: Assessing Threats to the U.S. Financial System
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions (Committee on Financial Services)

Sounding the Alarm: The Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

America's Infrastructure: Today's Gaps, Tomorrow's Opportunities, and the Need for Federal Investment
Committee on the Budget

MISSION Critical: Care in the Community Update
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Federal Trade Commission: Protecting Consumers and Fostering Competition in the 21st Century
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (Committee on Appropriations)

Landlord and Tenant: The Trump Administration's Oversight of the Trump International Hotel Lease.
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)

Protecting America from Assault Weapons
Committee on the Judiciary

"Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable: Legislation to Negotiate a Better Deal for Americans"
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

09/25/19 - SBC Markup
Committee on Small Business

Coast Guard and Port Infrastructure: Built to Last?
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)

Status of the B61-12 - Life Extension and W88 - Alteration-370 - Programs
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces (Committee on Armed Services)

Protecting Seniors: A Review of the FHAs Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program
Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance (Committee on Financial Services)

Oversight Hearing: FAA Aviation Certification
Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and House and Urban Development, and Related Agen (Committee on Appropriations)


Thursday - September 26, 2019

Full Committee Hearing: Whistleblower Disclosure
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention
Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship (Committee on the Judiciary)

Examining Legislation to Protect Consumers and Small Business Owners from Abusive Debt Collection Practices
Committee on Financial Services

Promoting Civility and Building a More Collaborative Congress
Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

Sustaining US Insular Relationships
Committee on Natural Resources

Engaging the Community: Perspectives on School Security
Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (Committee on Homeland Security)

The Future of VA Scheduling: Implementing a Commercial Off the Shelf Scheduling Solution at the Department of Veterans Affairs
Subcommittee on Technology Modernization (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Understanding, Forecasting, and Communicating Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

"The National Forest System: Restoring our Forest Infrastructure"
Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry (Committee on Agriculture)

A Work in Progress: Implementation of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.
Subcommittee on Aviation (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)

Misclassification of Employees: Examining the Costs to Workers, Businesses, and the Economy
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (Committee on Education and Labor)

SBA Management Review: Small Business Investment Company Program
Committee on Small Business

Community Responses to Gun Violence in our Cities
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security (Committee on the Judiciary)

Online Impostors and Disinformation
Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)

The Federal Judiciary in the 21st Century: Ensuring the Public's Right of Access to the Courts
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet (Committee on the Judiciary)

"Oversight of ICE Detention Facilities: Is DHS Doing Enough?"
Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability (Committee on Homeland Security)

Task Force on Financial Technology:The Future of Real-Time Payments
Committee on Financial Services

Making Health Care More Affordable: Lowering Drug Prices and Increasing Transparency
Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (Committee on Education and Labor)

The Department of the Interior's Failure to Cooperate with Congressional Oversight Requests
Committee on Natural Resources

Solving the Climate Crisis: Reducing Industrial Emissions Through U.S. Innovation
Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

IRS Oversight: Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (Committee on Appropriations)


Friday - September 27, 2019

Securing America's Elections
Committee on the Judiciary

"Legislating to Secure America's Wireless Future"
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (Committee on Energy and Commerce)


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.

About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

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God bless you!