March 28th – Tuesday

Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. – 1 Timothy 6:11

On this day in 1834, President Andrew Jackson became the first and only president to be censured by Congress. The Senate had approved the charter of the Bank of the United States two years earlier, which President Jackson vetoed. The president then appointed a new treasury secretary whom he ordered to withdraw federal funds from the bank. The Senate passed a resolution requesting to see documents surrounding his veto of the bank’s charter renewal in 1831, which he refused. After a 10-week debate on whether or not the censure was constitutional, Congress did decide to censure the president. It was largely symbolic, as the censure was expunged from the Senate record three years later. The political world has not changed much since the 1800s. Pray today for legislators at both the federal and state levels to work together for the best outcomes.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the Senate majority leader and the heads of the Senate committees as they determine the focus and priorities of the upper chamber.
  • For the House speaker and the chairs of the committees in the House of Representatives to be prudent in their legislative work.

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