Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF JUNE 10TH MONDAY, JUNE 10TH On Monday, 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. 3151 - Taxpayer First Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Lewis / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 542 - Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act(Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 2476 - Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) applauds the decision by the Trump Administration to move to terminate the inhumane research of human fetal tissue from elective abortions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “The decision by the Administration to end its current contracts with the University of California San Francisco, stop new research at NIH, reevaluate outside research, and consider alternatives for research of human fetal tissue is an important ethical and moral decision that will help shape our future as a nation to protect the life and dignity of every person...
  • WASHINGTON- On Tuesday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum held a 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day at the United States Capitol. He was joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Tom Udall (D-NM), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). The program included readings and remarks from elected officials, representatives from the U.S.  Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as Mr. Steven Fenves, a Holocaust survivor liberated by American forces. Sen. Tim Scott gives opening remarks at the beginning of the event. Sen. Ben...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees: “Before the Senate adjourned for Memorial Day, I laid out seven more nominations for our consideration when we returned. Four to fill important vacancies in the administration and three to the federal bench. So this week, the Senate will continue our work to confirm more well-qualified nominees and finally let the American people’s president have more of his team on the job. “Yesterday, we began...
  • Washington D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the House’s passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2157 – Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act: “After nearly six months of back and forth, I’m glad to finally see Congress pass a much needed disaster relief bill. The appropriated resources will begin to provide necessary aid and relief to the millions of Americans around the country struggling from the devastation caused by natural disasters. However, it’s unfortunate that Democrats dragged their feet for so...
  • On June 19, 2019, President Donald J. Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Arthur B. Laffer.  This prestigious award is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, which may be awarded by the President to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.Arthur B. Laffer, the “Father of Supply-Side Economics,” is one of the most influential economists in American history.  He is renowned for his economic theory, the “...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 3RD MONDAY, JUNE 3RD On Monday, 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) Senate Amendment to H.R. 2157 - Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) 2) H.R. 2940 - To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019(Sponsored by Rep. Danny Davis / Ways and...
  • As everyone knows, the United States of America has been invaded by hundreds of thousands of people coming through Mexico and entering our country illegally.  This sustained influx of illegal aliens has profound consequences on every aspect of our national life—overwhelming our schools, overcrowding our hospitals, draining our welfare system, and causing untold amounts of crime.  Gang members, smugglers, human traffickers, and illegal drugs and narcotics of all kinds are pouring across the Southern Border and directly into our communities.  Thousands of innocent lives are taken...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offering a fiscally responsible solution to assist our country’s victims of natural disasters.In the letter, Walker makes the case that we must consider our national debt and the need to promote American interests first during the debate over the $19.1 billion disaster aid bill. Walker recommends a one-year reallocation of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) bilateral economic assistance and independent agencies funds...
  •   50 times. That’s how many times Republicans have asked for an up-or-down vote to provide mandatory medical care to babies who survive botched abortions. And every time, Democrats have blocked the vote. Abortion survivors deserve a voice and a VOTE. This is NOT a debate about abortion. It’s about protecting a baby who is already born. It’s about putting an end to infanticide. All children—born and unborn—are made in God’s image. So Republicans will ask again for a vote. And again. And again, until the House of Representatives speaks up for life. Learn...