Schumer Sets Vote to Codify Roe
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has scheduled a vote on Wednesday on legislation that aims to codify Roe v. Wade into law. This move was spurred by last week’s leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion, in which five of the nine justices on the court are allegedly set to agree to overturn the landmark opinion on abortion later this summer.
The leaked draft has also triggered aggressive actions by the left, even including protesting at the homes of the court’s conservative justices.
American Liberty News reported yesterday that Justice Alito – one of the conservatives on the bench – has moved his family out of their home due to safety concerns.
Congressional Staff to Get Pay Bump Later This Year
Starting September 1st, congressional staffers won’t be paid less than $45,000 per year. In a Dear Colleague letter released on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote that the measure is meant to help the Hill recruit better staff, and keep them in their roles for longer.
The top end of the salary spectrum for staff has also been raised from $199,300, now topping out at $203,700.
The House is also set to vote later this week on a resolution sponsored by Michigan Democrat Andy Levin which would allow staffers to unionize. When Levin introduced the resolution in February, the measure was signed by 130 cosponsors.
Top Military Leaders to Testify Before Congress on Budget Requests
As Congress works on a federal budget for FY 2023, leaders from all six military branches will be on Capitol Hill this week to answer questions from lawmakers about the needs of their departments. The Military Times has compiled an extensive list of all of the testimonies scheduled for the week.