Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's Hannity to discuss President Trump's warm welcome to the College Football National Championship game in Louisiana. Whip Scalise emphasized that despite Speaker Pelosi's attempts to take down President Trump, the American people understand that President Trump is fighting and delivering for them.Whip Scalise blasted Washington Democrats for being completely out of touch with the priorities of hardworking American families as they continue to try to stop President Trump at all costs. Despite...
  • Today, January 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a rule that implements President Trump’s Executive Order No. 13831 (May 3, 2018), removes regulatory burdens on religious organizations, and ensures that religious and non-religious organizations are treated equally in HHS-supported programs. The proposed rule ensures that HHS-supported social service programs are implemented in a manner consistent with the Constitution and other applicable federal law. “President Trump’s administration is taking historic action to protect religious social...
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 76 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Susie Lee / Education and Labor Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15TH 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: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches A resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States H.R. 1230 - Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott / Education and Labor Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in...
  • WASHINGTON ­– U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Steve Daines (Mont.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), James Lankford (Okla.), and Tim Scott (S.C.) have released a letter they sent to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos expressing support for the Education Department’s proposed rule to ensure Title IV programs remain available to all eligible higher education institutions and students regardless of their religious status or beliefs. “Under the current regulatory regime, students and faith-based institutions face a complicated web of rules that are at best an open question and at worst...
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 14TH 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.Res. 790 - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1230 - Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act and H.J.Res. 76 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" (Sponsored by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier / Rules Committee...
  •   ‘ They wanted senators to pre-commit ourselves to not only judge the case that House Democrats are actually going to send over, but also to re-open the investigatory stage… In other words, the president’s opponents are afraid of having the Senate judge the case they are actually going to send us. They are afraid of having the Senate judge the case they themselves voted on.’       WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding impeachment:   ‘On Friday,...
  • WEEK OF JANUARY 13TH  MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH 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.J.Res. 80 - Approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans' Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4302 - Homeless Assistance Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman / Financial...
  • WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced the Abortion is Not Healthcare Act, a bill that would prevent the tax deductibility of abortions.The IRS currently categorizes abortion as “medical care” and allows taxpayers to include abortions as qualifying out-of-pocket medical expenses on their tax returns.“The government should not offer tax benefits for a procedure that kills hundreds of thousands of unborn children each year, nor should taxpayers subsidize such a practice. This undermines the truth that all human beings have dignity and worth, and that the purpose of healthcare is to...
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 10TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 535 - PFAS Action Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Dingell / Energy and Commerce Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Tlaib / Ocasio-Cortez / Barragan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Tom Malinowski Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Andy Levin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep....