Capitol Hill Updates

  • 'American pundits calling an American official treasonous because of a policy disagreement. If anything is an asset to the Russians, it is disgusting behavior like that.' WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding election security: “I’d like to welcome all members back to the Senate for a busy week. But first, there’s something I need to address. Over the last several days, I was called unpatriotic, ‘un-American,’ and essentially treasonous by a couple of left-wing pundits on the basis of...
  •   WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.), who serves as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced he intended to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to serve as the next director of national intelligence:"I can think of no one better for the Director of National Intelligence position than John Ratcliffe. The only thing stronger than his credentials is his character. What a privilege...
  • Fresh off a visit to the southern border to see the illegal immigration crisis firsthand, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) joined Ted Budd (R-NC) today in introducing legislation to protect victims of illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities. “I’m sick of hearing stories about illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities committing horrific crimes against American citizens. It’s time we do something about it,” said Byrne. “Not only will our legislation provide justice for victims, but it will push communities to abandon their reckless sanctuary policies and help disincentivize illegal...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Crenshaw made a motion on the House floor in an attempt to bring H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, to a vote. After House Democrats rejected the motion for the 78th time, Rep. Crenshaw released the following statement: “There are certain moral issues that are not debatable, and this is one of them. Somehow, we as a Congress cannot agree that babies who survived attempted abortions deserve medical care. While House Democrats refuse to give these innocent lives a chance, House Republicans will continue to demand a vote to...
  • THURSDAY, JULY 25TH 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: TBD. One Minute Speeches H.R. 3877 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. John Yarmuth / Budget Committee) H.R. 549 - Venezuela TPS Act of 2019, as amended (Closed Rule, 30 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Darren Soto / Judiciary Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3352 -...
  • Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement after the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. Byrne said: “Democrats’ last desperate attempt to change the narrative on the Mueller report and generate support for their delusional impeachment fantasy landed with a thud. I’ve read the Mueller report cover to cover, and there was no collusion and no obstruction.  Today's hearings should once and for all clear President Trump and his campaign. “As the curtain closes on today’s carefully...
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH 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: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3409 - Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 1984 - DISASTER ACT (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Peters / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 3) H.R. 3245...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 600 business and agricultural leaders from all 50 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico are calling on their representatives to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), so that Americans everywhere can begin to feel the benefits of this new trade agreement that puts American workers first. USMCA promises to strengthen America's economy, create new jobs, and improve trade between all three countries. Will Speaker Pelosi listen to the increasing calls for ratification from Americans across the country and finally bring USMCA to the House floor for a vote...
  • WEEK OF JULY 22ND  MONDAY, JULY 22ND On Monday, the House is not in session. TUESDAY, JULY 23RD 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. 36 - Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) 2) H.R. 3196 - Vera C. Rubin Observation Designation Act, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson /...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – In a continued effort to address two key issues impacting TX-02, Representative Dan Crenshaw joined the American Flood Coalition and the House Energy Action Team (HEAT). The American Flood Coalition, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to finding solutions for flood-affected communities, focuses on creating policies that strengthen the economy, invest in cities and towns, and safeguard America’s national security. Crenshaw is the first Texan to serve as a Federal champion. HEAT is a coalition of House members committed to promoting smart green energy solutions that...