Issue 644 – Federal Branches

Praying for Our Leaders in Government

Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

Commissioner Danny Werfel of the Internal Revenue Service said the agency will use Inflation Reduction Act funding to utilize artificial intelligence in system modernization. He said for basic information, “We’re going to need an AI-powered solution to help taxpayers get the answers they need.” The commissioner added that the IRS will “continue to have human interaction and expert account managers to help” for more complex tax questions.

Pray for Treasury Secretary Yellen and Commissioner Werfel as they seek to improve and modernize IRS systems.

Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

The House and Senate both passed a national security measure that, once signed by the president, will require Bytedance, the China-based owner of TikTok, to divest itself of the video app within nine months or be banned in the United States.

Pray for senators and representatives to be discerning as they pass legislation intended to enhance national security.


The Committee on House Administration has released 5 “AI guardrails“ for the use of artificial intelligence in the lower chamber. They include human oversight, testing and evaluation, and transparency and disclosure. The committee stated,  “House Committees and Member Offices can use these to inform their internal AI practices. These are intended to be applied to any AI tool or technology in use in the House.”

For members of House and Senate committees as they seek to provide guidance on the use of AI in the legislative branch.

Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

The justice of the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week regarding the provision of abortions to pregnant women in emergency rooms in the state of Idaho. President Biden’s administration has sought to leverage the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) to overrule an Idaho law that restricts most abortions in the state.

For the justices to be wise in the interpretation of EMTALA and its scope regarding abortions.

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