Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘This legislation will bring real relief to the middle class by taking money out of Washington’s pocket and putting it into theirs. It means a tax cut of more than $2,000 for a family of four earning $73,000. That’s real money in communities across Kentucky – from Paducah to Pikeville. And only those who don’t know the struggles of hardworking American families could conclude otherwise.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference report that was released on Friday: “First...
  • WEEK OF DECEMBER 18TH  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18TH  On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 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. 3759 - RAISE Family Caregivers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gregg Harper / Education and the Workforce Committee) 2) H.Con.Res. 95 - Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Taylor / Education and the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made the following statement regarding the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act report out of the conference committee today: "For the first time in over 30 years, Republicans in Congress will deliver tax relief to hardworking families with this Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Our bill will get our economy moving, create jobs, and make America competitive again so we can bring those good jobs back home that moved overseas during the last ten years. We cut taxes at every income level, double the standard deduction and child tax credit, and...
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 2396 - Privacy Notification Technical Clarification Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment: Reps. Lacy Clay / Trott Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Complete Consideration of H.R. 4324 - Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, Rules Committee Print (...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Bloomberg's Bloomberg Markets this afternoon to discuss the next steps as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act goes through the conference committee this week.   On lowering taxes for Americans at all income levels… "Both the House and Senate [versions of the bill] have tremendous tax cuts for middle-class families to get the economy moving. I think right now, the biggest sticking point [is]: how low can we bring the top rate down so every rate comes down? Also, you have to look at a few other issues like the corporate...
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 1638 - Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Schneider / Poe Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Grace Meng Amendment (10 minutes...
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH  On Tuesday, 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 H.R. 3971 - Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Claudia Tenney / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour general debate and makes in order the following amendment: Rep. Brad Sherman Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1733 - To...
  • Good morning! D.C. survived its first snowfall of the winter but it was nothing compared to the white out conditions during yesterday’s overtime win by the Buffalo Bills. An estimated one-foot of snow fell during the game.   LEADER McCARTHY ON  “SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES”    Leader McCarthy joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to talk about next steps in tax reform and the decision to move the United States embassy in Israel.       DATA DOWNLOAD   As we wrap up 2017, here is a quick look at the House’s productivity....
  • WEEK OF DECEMBER 11TH  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH  On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 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. 3359 - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 3669 - Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ron Estes / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 2706 -...
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 123 - The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee) H.R. 477 - Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services...