Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF JULY 23RD  MONDAY, JULY 23RD  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. 2345 - National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 4881 - Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 5709 - PIRATE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Leonard Lance /...
  •   The Lessening Impediments From Taxes (LIFT) for Charities Act eliminates a measure that requires charities, churches, and traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee benefits. WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) introduced the Lessening Impediments From Taxes (LIFT) for Charities Act. This legislation would eliminate a measure that requires charities, churches, and traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Tax Foundation released estimates today that show 215,000 jobs will be created this year thanks to pro-growth Republican tax reform. Every state across the country should see new jobs this year. Louisiana alone is expected to see the addition of 2,879 new jobs.  These estimates are in line with reports that there are currently more available jobs than people looking for work. In fact today, jobless claims reached a nearly 50 year low. More than 600 companies across the country have announced new hiring, increased benefits or new capital investments thanks to...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) introduced the bipartisan AG and Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 6417). Representatives Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, Mark Walker (R-N.C.), chair of the Republican Study Committee, and John Katko (R-N.Y.), chair of the Tuesday Group, are also original cosponsors.   The AG and Legal Workforce Act replaces the outdated and...
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 18THOn Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 1037 – To authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch / Natural Resources Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:...
  • Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) delivered the following statement during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on "Facebook, Google, and Twitter: Examining the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media Giants."  Chairman Goodlatte: Today, we continue to examine how social media companies filter content on their platforms. At our last hearing, which we held April, this Committee heard from Members of Congress, social media personalities, legal experts, and a representative of the news media industry to better understand the...
  • TUESDAY, JULY 17TH  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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) House Amendment to S. 717 - POWER Act, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.Res. 995 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation now faces a more complex and grave set of threats than at any time since the end of World War II,...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement after the House passed his legislation, H.R. 5415, the Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act with unanimous bipartisan support: “When federal bureaucratic agencies become so large and unaccountable they ignore recommendations on how to improve and save taxpayer dollars, they are only serving themselves, not the people of North Carolina. Washington needs to serve the hard-working families of our nation, not their...
  • WEEK OF JULY 16TH  MONDAY, JULY 16TH  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. 1376 - Electronic Message Preservation Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) 2) H.R. 5415 - GAO-IG Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Walker / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) 3) H.R. 4446 - To amend the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act to...
  • FRIDAY, JULY 13TH  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 50 - Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps. Raskin / Foxx Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Juan Vargas Amendment (10 minutes of debate)...