Capitol Hill Updates

  • SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Day one of the Senate Democrats’ government shutdown…. [L]ike the president, like the House, and like a bipartisan majority of Senators, the American people cannot begin to understand why the Senate Democratic Leader thinks the entire government should be shut down until he gets his way on illegal immigration…. Senate Democrats are starting to realize all this. They are starting to realize that their constituents, the president, the House, and a majority in the Senate are on one side of this. On the other side, all alone, is their Democratic...
  • SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Thanks to the Democratic Leader’s decision, along with my friend from Michigan, to filibuster an extension of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, low-income families will slip closer to losing health coverage for their kids. And in many states this is an emergency. There was a carefully crafted compromise that she and every Democrat on the committee supported.  The Senate has not reviewed this new proposal. But if members are serious about funding CHIP, there is a bill before us that reauthorizes the program for a full six years—and can be signed...
  • And Sen. Schumer & Senate Democrats Deliver With A Government Shut Down  SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): “This vote should be a ‘no-brainer.’ And it would be – except that the Democratic Leader has convinced his members to filibuster any funding bill that doesn’t include legislation they are demanding for people who came to the United States illegally. What has been shoehorned into this discussion is an insistence that we deal with an illegal immigration issue. He’s insisted that he won’t support any legislation at all for the American people – no matter how noncontroversial or how...
  • #SchumerShutdown: Know the facts   Here’s what you need to know: #SchumerShutdown facts Graphics Democrat obstruction: Denying children's health insurance What people are saying?       1. #SchumerShutdown Facts   KEY POINTS FROM HOUSE LEADERSHIP: Democrats had a choice to keep the government open and provide funding for at-risk children, our government, and our troops. Instead, they chose a #SchumerShutdown...
  • Defense Secretary Mattis Warns A Government Shutdown Will ‘Shut Down’ Maintenance, ‘Stop’ Intelligence Operations, ‘Stop’ Reserves Training   Q: “Secretary Mattis, one last question. Will a government shutdown have serious ramifications on military operations …?” … SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS: “Yes … it’s got a terrible impact.” (Secretary Mattis, Press Conference, 1/19/2018)   SECDEF MATTIS: In A Shut Down ‘Over 50% Altogether Of My Civilian Workforce Will Be Furloughed’ – That’s 300,000+ Americans   Total number of Department of Defense civilians: 693,684 (“Military And...
  • Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712): Chairman Goodlatte: Today, thousands of people are rallying in the nation’s capital to be part of the March for Life and to join a celebration of hope and compassion for those who do not yet have a voice. And many millions more have viewed videos of representatives of Planned Parenthood, which performs some forty percent of all abortions each year.  Those videos, recorded undercover,...
  • The Weekly Dispatch   Here's what you need to know this week: #SchumerShutdown March for Life: House Passes the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act National School Choice Week: Resources and 529 Messaging Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Keep up the drumbeat!    Democrats are threatening a government shutdown over deadlines that don’t exist.  Their games could kick 9 million children off of their health insurance and hurt our troops. Text SchumerShutdown...
  •   Truth is on our side. Science is on our side. Love is on our side.   WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the following address at the 45th annual March for Life today. Below are his remarks: “Can we just thank God for giving us a pro-life president back in the White House? What a crowd. This is so exciting. It is so exciting to see so many young people here today. Your energy is so infectious! “You know, I’ve been participating in the March for Life for years. One thing that has always struck me—and there’s one thing that strikes me again right now—is the vigor...
  • . “We cherish the sacred dignity of every human life.” – President Donald J. Trump AN IGNOBLE EXCEPTION: The United States is one of a few countries to allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. ·         The United States is one of only seven countries that allow for elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy; two of the other countries are North Korea and China. ·         Research shows unborn babies feel pain as early as 20 weeks to such a degree that anesthesia is routinely administered to...
  • Delay: “They have the opportunity to pass a bill with real protection for the babies this year. . . It is HR 490, The ‘Heartbeat Bill’.” Washington, D.C.- In a heartfelt Washington Times op-ed entitled “Saving every baby whose heart is beating”, former GOP House Majority Leader Tom Delay calls on Congress to finally “enact a law that truly has the real impact to stop this savagery” of abortion- King’s HR 490, the Heartbeat Bill. DeLay’s remarks are important. His status as a former House Majority Leader gives him a unique insight into the way “incremental steps” have been and continue to be...