Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4TH  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House.The House will reconvene at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President's State of the Union Address. Members are requested to be on the Floor and seated no later than 8:20 p.m.WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for...
  • Vice President Mike Pence: "These Virginia and New York late-term abortion bills should be a call to action for all Americans."     Vice President Mike Pence published an op-ed in National Review: "Life is Under Attack."This week, a delegate to the Virginia State Legislature presented a bill to make late-term abortion easier than ever, even up to the moment of birth. In shocking testimony, the delegate admitted that even when it was obvious that a child was about to be born – in the 40th week of a pregnancy, even in the midst of active labor –...
  • ‘I want to make sure the American people know what this is all about.  And I want to assure the American people, right from the outset – my colleagues and I will fight to prevent this one-sided power grab. It may pass the House, but not the Senate.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats’ proposal to centralize electoral control in Washington, D.C. and to erode free speech: “This week, Democrats in the House of Representatives are beginning the committee process for a...
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Last votes expected: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 790 - Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Gerald Connolly / Oversight and Reform Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. David Trone Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Lizzie Fletcher Amendment (10 minutes of...
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH  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: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 424 - Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 495 - FIRST State and Local Law Enforcement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Homeland Security Committee) 3...
  • WEEK OF JANUARY 28TH   MONDAY, JANUARY 28TH 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.R. 624 - Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act(Sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 502 - FIND Trafficking Act (Sponsored by Rep. Juan Vargas / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 56 - Financial Technology Protection Act (...
  •   WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today introduced the SOAR Reauthorization Act of 2019, legislation to extend the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, along with the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OPS).The introduction of the legislation falls during National School Choice Week, a series of events held every January to highlight effective education options for children. Yesterday also marked the 15-year anniversary of the signing of the SOAR Act. ...
  • Democrats Admit They Don’t Think ‘A Border Wall Is In And Of Itself Immoral,’ So Why Won’t They Vote To Reopen Government And Add ‘Modest’ Barrier Funding?   SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “The need for more security on our border is not a partisan invention. It is a fact. It’s a reality most Senate Democrats readily admit…. [I]f they agree with the need, they should agree with this modest proposal…. [T]hese commonsense physical barriers were a bipartisan point of agreement until about five minutes ago…. Any one of my Democratic colleagues who reject the compromise...
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 31 - Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard / Appropriations Committee)Special Order Speeches
  • ‘This time, it’s families in my home state who are paying the price for exercising their freedoms. Sadly, this kind of fact-free rush to judgement is becoming an all-too-common occurrence…If we can learn anything from this weekend, I hope it’s this: When the rush for headlines takes precedence over the facts, mistakes are made and our rights as Americans are put at risk. This trend is particularly troubling when young people are involved.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday...