Lawmakers lamented the use of a short-term fix rather than a comprehensive budget compromise. Congress hopes to pass potentially billions for critical programs, many that have expired or are readying to cease at the end of the year, as part of the spending bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber planned to take up the bill soon after it was approved by the House. This would allow an intransigent senator to push final passage of the one-week bill … To learn more about the legislative process, go to how a law is made. More: Congress faces a government shutdown if a spending deal isn't reached this week. Yeas and Nays ordered. H.R. This is part of a new project to develop better tools for bringing real-time legislative data into the classroom. Prompted by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the widespread outrage that followed, the hundreds of pages of legislation they adopted reflect years of pent-up demand […] Since then a bi-partisan group of Senators have proposed a $908 billion package but the effort, as genuine as it appears is tainted and held up by McConnell’s insistence that the bill give liability protection to businesses who may be sued for their employees contracting Covid 9 in the workplace. The revised HEROES Act is a slimmed-down version of the $3.4 trillion relief bill the House passed in May. The bill, which passed by a 343-67 vote, punts a potential government shutdown, which was set to occur Friday, to next week. This bill authorizes $732 billion in discretionary spending for our national defense, including approximately $69 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), to maintain military readiness, bolster national security and technological advancements, support our service members, respond to our current health crisis, make key investments in military infrastructure, and promote accountability and transparency. The Senate passed the bill with a 92-to-6 vote at 11:42 p.m., about two hours after the House easily passed it. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., called the measure "an admission of failure," and Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, said in a statement “there is little reason to applaud today’s vote on a continuing resolution," calling it the "bare minimum" to keep the government open. The stimulus check saga continues after President Trump demands a $2,000 second stimulus check to replace the $600 maximum in this week's COVID-19 relief bill… It stemmed from a standoff between Congress and the White House over funding for a wall along the southern U.S. border. A shutdown right now could have ripple effects unlike what Americans have seen in previous years, affecting everything from government health agencies handling the coronavirus pandemic to air travel. Over the past week, Trump has become an outspoken critic of the $600 second stimulus check that's part of the COVID-19 relief bill, saying he wants Congress to amend the bill it already passed … (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S6723-6974), Conference Report to Accompany H.R. There’s now a nationwide campaign to swamp the Governor with threats and disinformation to intimidate him into vetoing those bills. Schumer: McConnell 'sabotaging' COVID relief talks, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is accusing his GOP counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, of "sabotaging" efforts by a group of moderate senators negotiating provisions of a COVID-19 relief bill. While the House passed its budget bills months ago and the Senate just last week, putting together a budget is no simple matter and the problem is likely to be handled with yet another continuing resolution. Another hurdle is a Democratic hope to incorporate language on police reform after a summer of protests over systemic racism and the killing of unarmed Black people, including George Floyd in Minneapolis. Negotiations over the next stimulus package continue. The stakes are high; if Republicans win just one of those seats Republican control of the Senate continues and most House legislation will never get Senate floor time, Biden’s plan for the country that will need congressional approval will not happen. PASSED 335-78,1. The bill includes $284 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which subsidizes businesses that keep their employees on payroll. (Dec. 8), How even a partial government shutdown could affect you. Chinese official blasts U.S. for Xinjiang bills. Since Trump took office, the government has shut down three times, including for 35 days in 2018 – the longest-ever shutdown in modern U.S. history. What we are seeing now is McConnell’s insistence that if he doesn’t get the liability protection he seeks, he will not allow the bill to have floor time…no money for needy individuals and businesses. Here are a few that will have the biggest impact in … The biggest sticking points so far have been liability protections for businesses, a key provision Republicans wanted to be part of any deal, and funds for state and local governments, money that Democrats say is crucial. Congressional leaders have continued to meet in hopes of reaching a compromise on some of the biggest sticking points in the budget. The bill also includes $300 per week in unemployment payments on top of state benefits for 11 weeks begging Dec. 26. Republicans (by which we mean Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have no intentions of spending that much money Weeks back the Senate failed to pass its own $500 billion offer. Passed with a vote of 84–13. Passed Resolutions. TheWeekinCongress.com is published by Legislation News and Report LLC. Parliament is not sitting this week. H.R.9047 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) To amend section 6428A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase recovery rebate amounts to $2,000 for individuals. While the House passed its budget bills months ago and the Senate just last week, putting together a budget is no simple matter and the problem is likely to be handled with yet another continuing resolution. But the quarrel forced about 800,000 federal government workers to be furloughed or go without pay. In 2005, Parliament passed the law to regulate the financing, formation, functioning, registration and membership of political parties and organisations. 6395 (National Defense Authorization Act), post-cloture. Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 295 – 125 (Roll no. Bills Passed by the National Assembly Last Week & Sent to the Senate. The Senate passed a one-week spending bill by Friday night to avert a government shutdown. Explanatory Notes and Amendments are on each Bill's … Clicking the 'Bill Introduced (From)' and 'Bill Introduced (To)' fields displays a calendar. Passed House; Passed Senate; To President; Became Law; 4. Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. Corporate liability protection is not a new idea but rather one that Republicans have sought at many levels but the idea remains unpopular and has failed to gain sufficient votes to pass. What the House and Senate did accomplish this week was passage of the National Defense Authorization Act that would spend $740 billion for most things military including military foreign aid. While several lawmakers from both parties have said that Congress should not go home until it passes another stimulus package particularly because Mortgage, rent and eviction relief expires, we will see if guilt gets them off the dime. The House-passed bill from March 2020 would have spent around $2 trillion that the Democrats proposed would help state and local governments, first responders, adds the $600 back to unemployment checks, extends unemployment bases, help small businesses survive and would cut another $1200 check to Americans. 238). This has ignited a firestorm in the national LGBT movement and the mainstream media. You can access all Victorian bills and laws on the legislation website. (Dec. 8), Congress faces a government shutdown if a spending deal isn't reached this week, Competing COVID-19 relief proposals introduced as Congress sprints to pass aid, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. ...and we'll notify you by email when we publish a new edition including our weekly summary and links to the website. The payments are not retroactive. This bill provides a one-week extension of government funding and expiring health care programs to allow for additional negotiations on fiscal year 2021 appropriations and emergency coronavirus relief. Any Bills which start in the Lords have [HL] in their title. Lawmakers were only given a few hours to scrutinize the 5,593-page COVID-19 stimulus bill passed by Congress on Monday night, sparking complaints from Republicans and Democrats who voted for … Covid relief bill pays extra $300 a week in jobless benefits, extends aid for 4 months Published Tue, Dec 15 2020 10:09 AM EST Updated Tue, Dec … Should Democrats win both seats than the White House and Congress can begin lifting the country out of its malaise. They oversee construction and print invitations, etcetera, but they have managed to make it political by refusing to do anything until the electors confirm Joe Biden is the president-elect. A Congressional Committee has a non-political responsibility to oversee the presidential inauguration which takes place on the front steps of the Capital. . WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday passed a bill allowing the federal government to remain open for one more week as lawmakers scramble to come to a bipartisan deal on government spending. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated tax revenue was down $2 billion in 2019 because the IRS had halted some operations during the 2018 shutdown. Along with coming to a deal on a spending bill, lawmakers have been negotiating a potential compromise on coronavirus relief – something they've been unable to make a deal on for months. While both sides of the aisle have promised a deal to avoid government funds running dry, shutdowns haven't been rare over the last several years. Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on motion to discharge S.J.Res.78: providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services (F-35). The bill reflected a growing unease in … 01:38. The next edition of TheWeekinCongress.com will be published Thursday evening December 17th. 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