Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today spoke on the importance of protecting unborn children by passing legislation he introduced, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. GRAHAM: “[The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act] would provide common-sense protections for unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization, a point at which there is significant scientific evidence that abortion inflicts tremendous pain on the unborn child.” https://youtu.be/bsWDaleLSx4?t=22 GRAHAM: “America is at her best when she is...
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1759 - BRIDGE for Workers Act (Sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Murphy / Ways and Means Committee) 2) H.R. 1957 - Taxpayer First Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Lewis / Way and Means Committee) Begin Consideration of H.R. 1644 - Save the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Trump administration for designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO): "I applaud President Trump and his administration for taking the long overdue step of designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. I have called on previous administrations to acknowledge this basic fact, and in 2015 and 2017 I introduced legislation that would have written it into U.S. code. Today's announcement...
  • WEEK OF APRIL 8TH MONDAY, APRIL 8TH 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.Con.Res. 16 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.Con.Res. 19 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) was today awarded the Honorable Edwin Meese III Award by the Republican National Lawyers Association for his career accomplishments and leadership protecting freedom and the rule of law while upholding Republican ideals in the face of adverse political challenges. While there, Graham spoke to the group and touched on important topics facing the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chairman. On Senate Confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh: GRAHAM: “Thank you for helping, those who did help Brett, who stood by...
  • At his weekly press conference, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) expressed disappointment in the Democrat majority for wasting the American people’s time by introducing nonbinding resolution after nonbinding resolution rather than effective legislation, and for failing to stand with our ally Israel and condemn the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.   This is Not a Vote the Democrats Should Stand With: “I want to mention something that just happened on the House floor.  I did not think this day would come – I did not think it would happen in the...
  • PENS LETTER TO YALE LAW SCHOOL DEAN HEATHER GERKEN THREATENING LEGAL ACTION IF STUDENT’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ARE BEING DENIED WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, today sent a letter to Yale Law School's Dean Heather Gerken demanding answers surrounding accusations that Yale students are being denied financial assistance due to their religious affiliations. In the letter, Sen. Cruz notified Dean Gerken of his intent to investigate Yale's policy which he believes is "...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on today’s joint session of Congress address by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “A great decision Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Pelosi to invite the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, to address a joint session of Congress today. “The Secretary General made a terrific case for the viability of NATO in an uncertain world and the value it brings to the United States. He also indicated NATO nations are increasing their contributions to NATO at the largest rate in history....
  • WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after signing Whip Scalise’s (R-La.) discharge petition. This petition will force the House to consider the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require medical professionals to provide the same level of care for babies who survive abortions as they would to any other newborn. “As a father and a pastor, I believe we have a sacred responsibility to protect the lives of unborn children. Every life has value and dignity, and every child deserves a birthday,” said Collins. “In recent months, Democrats...
  • “The Democrats’ blatant obstruction has to stop.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the U.S. Senate’s action to speed up the confirmation process and end obstruction of President Trump’s nominees. Since coming to the Senate, Senator Perdue has led efforts to make Congress work more efficiently and effectively in advancing important policies and funding the government on time. “Since President Trump was elected, we have witnessed historic obstructionism from Senate Democrats,” said Senator Perdue. “One of the fundamental responsibilities of the...