Speaker Pelosi Lays Out New House Agenda

Congress faces funding deadline of February 18. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would shift its focus to passing a government funding bill and legislation aimed at boosting competitiveness with China. Top appropriators have already started meeting in hopes of passing a broader funding agreement before February 18. That is the date on which the stopgap funding bill expires, which could throw the government into a shutdown. 

A Chinese competitiveness bill passed the Senate on a bipartisan basis a year ago, but stalled in the House. 

In a Dear Colleague letter, Speaker Pelosi said that the Foreign Affairs Committee was advancing a “robust” sanctions bill against Russian officials and financial institutions that also bolsters the ability of Ukraine to defend itself against a potential invasion. 

The lower chamber will also be regrouping over modifications to election reform legislation and the Build Back Better Act, both of which failed in the Senate. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Speaker Pelosi as she sets her chamber’s agenda.
  • For members of the House as they deliberate federal spending and the national budget.
  • For wisdom for Congress as they consider economic avenues to compete with China.

Sources: Daily Caller, The Hill 


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