Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Begin Consideration of H.R. 4863 - United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Torres / Cole Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Norma Torres Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep...
  • I’m here to talk about an issue that unites Americans.   I often point out Washington is an island surrounded by reality. Here inside the Beltway, people are obsessed with partisan impeachment proceedings. Morning, noon and night, the relentless effort to unseat the president of the United States is a toxic strain of Potomac Fever infecting Capitol Hill.   If only Congress would channel every waking minute to fix problems in the real world.   Let me provide a reality check. For people living in the real world, the impeachment inquiry is not what keeps Americans up at night....
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1663 - Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 4803 - Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 4258...
  • Organizers of the Nairobi Summit attempt to undo the careful consensus forged at Cairo a quarter-century ago.   The governments of Kenya and Denmark and the United Nations Population Fund are attempting to hijack the U.N.’s global population and development work to support an extreme pro-abortion agenda. On Tuesday UNFPA opens the three-day Nairobi Summit, 25 years after the International Conference on Population Development in Cairo.   As a member of Congress I attended the ICPD, where 179 governments and 11,000 participants developed an international consensus. Participants...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) penned an op-ed for The Advocate this Veterans Day in honor of the courageous men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect America and our freedom. Whip Scalise highlighted the importance of honoring our nation’s veterans by continuing to provide them with the care, benefits, and recognition they deserve.Click here or read below for the full op-ed. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise: Congress should honor and assist nation's veterans: As Americans, we should all be proud that the United States of America is...
  • WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11TH  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH  On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4625 - Protect the GI Bill Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Levin / Veterans' Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4477 - Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Pappas / Veterans' Affairs Committee) 3) H.R...
  • SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “This president and this Senate have prioritized confirming impressive men and women to these lifetime appointments. Talented individuals who believe in the quaint notion that the job of a judge is to apply our nation’s laws and Constitution as they are actually written, not as they might wish they were written. At the close of business today, it so happens, one in every four judges on the federal courts of appeals will have been nominated by President Trump and confirmed by us here in the Senate.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 11/07/2019...
  • ‘In order to take away employer-sponsored insurance from 180 million Americans, Democrats want to kill American jobs and bring the economy to a screeching halt. I implore my friends across the aisle to put aside this destructive socialism and join us in the urgent work that needs doing, right now, for the American people.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks Tuesday on the Senate floor discussing Democrats blocking funding for defense and their continued efforts to grab unprecedented control over American...
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) led Members of Congress in an amicus brief to urge the United States Supreme Court not to enforce a rule issued by Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Obama administration that forces organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs. In Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Trump, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro threatened the Little Sisters of the Poor ministry by challenging their religious exemption, forcing the...
  • Letter also asks whether Clinton & Obama emails were part of security review   WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is seeking information on what administrative steps were taken to hold accountable officials who mishandled sensitive and classified information that transited former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized email server.  Following a multi-year administrative review, the State Department uncovered 91 valid security violations committed by 38 individuals – some of whom “deliberately transmitted” classified information via the unsecure...