Capitol Hill Updates

  •   TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH  On Tuesday, 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.  One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 447 - Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4744 - Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 4681 - No Assistance for Assad Act, as...
  •   STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE   Keeping America at the forefront of aviation and the traveling public safe are the focus of the week ahead in the House. This week we will vote on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), which is a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.   Included in the FAA reauthorization is the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA). In the wake of last year’s historic natural disasters and as communities continue to recover and rebuild, reforms to the Stafford Act are critical. This bill will support...
  •   Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) released the following statement after the Committees received former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s memos.    “We have long argued former Director Comey's self-styled memos should be in the public domain, subject to any classification redactions. These memos are significant for both what is in them and what is not...
  •   WEEK OF APRIL 23RD   MONDAY, APRIL 23RD  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH  On Tuesday, 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) S. 447 - Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4744 - Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul /...
  •   Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine social media filtering and policing practices. This hearing will focus on what metrics social media platforms use to moderate content, how filtering decisions are made, and whether viewpoints have been silenced on some of the most popular and widely used platforms.   Witnesses for next week's hearing are: Panel I: The Honorable Marsha Blackburn, 7th District of Tennessee, United States House of Representatives  Panel II...
  •     The Weekly Dispatch   Here's what you need to know this week: Tax Reform is Changing Lives Farm Bill Advances IRS Reform Pass the House State Financial Officers Speech What They're Saying: Tax Reform and the Economy     How tax reform changed our lives  House GOP Chair, Speaker, and Ways and Means Chair Sit Down with Business Owners on Tax Day   VIEW ONLINE | Here’s what you have to look...
  •   Walker Introduces "Ditto Act" to Hold IRS Accountable to Taxpayers       The Ditto Act ensure the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintains the same record-keeping standards as the department expects from the taxpayers.  WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.), on Tax Day, introduced the Ditto Act of 2018. This legislation would ensure the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintains the same record-keeping standards as...
  •   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH  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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 5444 - Taxpayer First Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins / Ways and Means Committee) H.R. 5445 - 21st Century IRS Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop / Ways and Means Committee) Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 2905 - Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity...
  •   While the tax code is reformed — the IRS remains in need of serious redesign. Not only should it be committed to customer service but customer security as well. Today the IRS struggles with both. This week the House is working to change that.    ONE LAST TIME   This is the last year the American people will file taxes under the outdated and cumbersome system. Sometimes it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. This is not one of those times.   From Majority Leader McCarthy: “From the size of a phonebook to the size of a postcard, the new tax...
  • This week the House will vote on several pieces of legislation to reform the IRS:      H.R. 5445 - 21st Century IRS Act       H.R. 5444 - Taxpayer First Act       H.R. 5192 - Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act  WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Now that Republicans have passed historic tax reform, the Republican Study Committee will work to make these policies stronger by passing policies such as reforming the IRS, making tax cuts permanent, and...