Issue 525 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra ordered Medicare to “reassess” a proposed premium increase after an expensive new Alzheimer’s drug fell in price by 50 percent at the beginning of the year. Medicaid had announced a 14.5 percent increase for 2022 in the monthly premium that millions of seniors have to pay, with the cost of the Alzheimer’s drug being cited as part of the reason for the increase. 

The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to require more transparency from big private companies as regulators grow concerned about the lack of oversight of the private fundraising that has fueled their rise. 

Pray for wisdom for the members of the president’s Cabinet. 

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

House Minority Whip Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana is urging President Biden to do “everything in his power” to keep schools open amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. He said schools have lower rates of the virus transmission than their surrounding communities, and that children are not at significant risk of catching and spreading COVID-19. 

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has called on the Federal Reserve to release more information about financial trades made by several top officials at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, when the central bank was pumping trillions of dollars into the American economy. “I am deeply concerned that your continued refusal to release information about Fed officials’ trading is at odds with your stated commitment to address the scandal ‘forthrightly and transparently,’” she said. 

Pray for members of Congress in their roles as overseers of issues within the federal government. 

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals revived a 2019 shareholder lawsuit filed against Boeing after two fatal 737 Max crashes killed 346 people over a five-month period that led to the plane being grounded for 20 months. A district court had dismissed the suit earlier, applying a Boeing bylaw that gave the company the right to insist actions be filed in a Delaware court. 

A U.S. District Court judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to release its findings on Pfizer vaccine safety data in the next eight months, instead of allowing them the 75-year timeline which the FDA had requested. 

Pray for members of the Supreme Court and their deliberations over the vaccine mandates on businesses and healthcare workers. 

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