Capitol Hill Updates

  •     Here's what you need to know this week: Last Tax Day with an Outdated Code Farm Bill Introduced Personal Stories: Real person impact of the Farm Bill What We're Reading on Welfare Reform Zuckerberg Hearings Speaker Ryan's Announcement     Top 5 Ways the New Tax Code Will Be Better Than the Old One For America   April 17th marks the last time that taxpayers will ever have to deal with the old, broken tax code. As we bid...
  •   FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 4790 - Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Association of Manufacturers' Outlook Survey released today shows increased levels of economic optimism among manufacturers—yet another sign of our robust economy in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Key findings of the Survey Include: 93.5 percent of respondents said they have a positive outlook for the future of their company, the second highest level in the survey's 20-year history Small manufacturers reached a record level of 94.5 percent feeling optimistic Projected growth rates among manufacturers for full-time...
  •   THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH  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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.J.Res. 2 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States (Four Hours of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee) Special Order Speeches
  •     The Latest "Nation's Report Card" Has Been Released and It's Not Good. But Rep. Walker Has a Reason for Hope.     "That is why I introduced the A-PLUS Act to empower parents, teachers and local administrators to better address the needs of students and schools in their communities. With government’s education approach for the last five decades falling well below even the most reasonable expectations, it’s time to choose a better path."   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S...
  •   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH    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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 4293 - Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Financial Services Committee) H.R. 4061 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Dennis Ross /...
  •   THE WHITE HOUSE  Office of the Press Secretary      president DONALD J. trump’s economic mobility reforms will RESTORE INDEPENDENCE AND DIGNITY TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS “We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity.” – President Donald J. Trump ACTION TOWARD REFORM: President Trump’s Executive Order on Economic Mobility takes the first steps toward welfare reform in America. The order provides nine “Principles of Economic Mobility,” which will guide agencies that administer public...
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH  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) H.R. 4921 - STB Information Security Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Mitchell / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 4925 - FRA Safety Data Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 3) H.R. 4203 - Combat Online Predators Act, as amended (Sponsored by...
  • A HISTORIC WEEK FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING As you know, the fight against human trafficking has been a top priority of this Congress and Trump administration. The House has passed dozens of bills and the administration has signed many into law to end this scourge. This week, President Trump will sign the most significant anti-human trafficking legislation in years —the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. Here is how we got here:   February 27: House passes Rep. Ann Wagner’s Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex...
  • WEEK OF APRIL 9TH  MONDAY, APRIL 9TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH 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) H.R. 4921 - STB Information Security Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Mitchell / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 4925 - FRA Safety Data Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 3) H.R...