LOOP: Trump to address March for Life via livestream



DEMS FLIP FLOP  For months, Democrats accused Republicans of opposing health care funding for children. So Republicans put forward a bill to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years in a one-month spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. Democrats responded by whipping votes against the bill. http://cvote.it/2DsMMb2 

TRUMP TO SPEAK  Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address the March for Life via live video. This article, written by left-leaning Politico, recounts the pro-life policies Trump has advanced in his first year. Interesting tidbit from the article: Rev. Charles Trullols, director of the Catholic Information Center (CIC), has offered Mass in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on a few holy days of obligation. The CIC is located just two blocks from the White House. http://cvote.it/2Dop2Vr   

APPLE INVESTS IN USA  Because of the new tax law, Apple announced that they are investing $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years, opening up a new campus, and adding 20,000 new jobs. Also, Apple announced that they are bringing its oversees stash of $350 billion back to the United States and paying $38 billion more in taxes because of it. Wonder if Trump will claim that Apple provided the money for his border wall? http://cvote.it/2DqHpc8

TIGHT-LIPPED BANNON  Republican and Democratic lawmakers were fuming that Steve Bannon refused to give detailed answers to the House panel investigating the Russian election. According to Rep. Tom Rooney, R-FL, Bannon claimed the committee was trying to “decertify the last election.” http://cvote.it/2DsOXeI

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  Victory: The Supreme Court declined to hear a legal challenge to a Mississippi religious freedom law that protects citizens, small businesses, government employees and charities from discrimination if they believe marriage is between one man and one woman. http://cvote.it/2DpEBMj

ABORTION POLL  The annual Knights of Columbus/Marist annual poll on abortion shows that three-fourths of Americans support stricter laws on abortion. And this support cuts across traditional partisan lines. http://cvote.it/2Dtyzuj

CRUSH THE PRO-LIFE DEMOCRAT?  Rep. Dan Lipinski is a very rare Democrat. He consistently votes pro-life. He even voted against Obamacare because it lacked pro-life protections. Now two sitting members of Congress from his own party are trying to unseat him by throwing their support behind his primary challenger. Disgusting. http://cvote.it/2DrHV9G

QUICK QUESTION  Should Catholics help Rep. Dan Lipinski, the last true pro-life Democrat in Congress? YES: http://cvote.it/2re0N7e   NO:  http://cvote.it/2Dgnt8L

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS  The Knights of Columbus praised the U.S. government for pledging $55 million in aid for religious groups (including many Christian communities) in Iraq’s Ninewa Province. http://cvote.it/2DqH7SA

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Charles of Sezze – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “In God I trust; I shall not fear.” (Ps 56:5) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings



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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

1 Comment

  1. I guess I’m a little confused as to your coverage of the short-term spending bill debate. President Trump was very clear that he, too, opposes the short-term CHIP funding. Why does that not get mentioned here? The blurb above reads as pretty biased, in my opinion.
    Likewise, nothing has stopped the Congress, which is controlled by the Republicans, from putting forth a bill to fund CHIP over the past 118 or so days. It seems rather odd to claim the only way CHIP can be funded is in this particular bill, whereas it could be funded via any clean bill at any time. The party with the power to get the legislation out of committee doesn’t seem to be interested in doing so.

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