Issue 517 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

President Biden will appoint a nine-member group to help ensure the enactment of the infrastructure law he signed on Monday. Leading the group will be National Economic Council Director Brian Deese and White House infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu. 

Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, did not rule out the possibility of aliens when discussing UFO sightings during a recent forum at the “Our Future in Space” event held at the Washington National Cathedral. 

Pray for the effective and urgent administration of funds created by the infrastructure legislation that will be distributed to states and federal agencies. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

Legislators are divided over proposed changes to SALT (state and local taxes) deductions on income taxes, even as a report from the Tax Foundation notes that the multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better Act would raise the average top tax rate on personal income to 57.4 percent, the highest in the developed world.  

Members of the House and Senate are calling on the president to use targeted sanctions to root out and hold individuals and companies accountable who are found to be worsening climate issues, with a focus on reining in China’s behavior and going after illegal networks harming the environment. 

Pray for members of the House and Senate as the Build Back Better Act comes forward for a vote. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a suit that seeks to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions. The decision could result in a significant and lasting scale-back of the agency’s ability to impose expansive standards on the sector and insulate states and utilities that rely heavily on coal. 

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals once again blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new rules requiring vaccinations or weekly testing for all employees at companies with at least 100 workers, calling the new rules a “mandate” and adding that it “grossly exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority.” 

Pray for the judges and justices hearing cases regarding government agencies overstepping their authority. 

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