Capitol Hill Updates

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Possible vote: TBD  Senate Amendment to H.R. 748 - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act  Members are advised that it is possible this measure will not pass by voice vote. Members are encouraged to follow the guidance of their local and state health officials. However, if they are able and willing to be in Washington D.C. by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Members are encouraged to do so with caution. 
  • Senate Republicans Introduced The CARES Act, Which Would Provide Significant Assistance To American Families And Small Businesses, Bolster The Health Care Response, And Stabilize The Economy During The Coronavirus Emergency   SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “I am officially introducing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This legislation takes bold action on four major priorities that are extremely urgent and extremely necessary:   Direct financial help for the American people; Rapid relief for small businesses and their employees;...
  • Last week, President Trump declared a national emergency to battle the spread of COVID-19 throughout America. During this time, our top priority is to ensure our citizens are safe and healthy. The administration has established coronavirus.gov to better inform how to best prepare for the virus, and Congress has taken action to tackle the health and economic issues that lie ahead.Our bipartisan coronavirus supplemental package puts American families and workers first. That means free COVID-19 testing and...
  • Today, the White House released: The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread. Guidelines can be found below.     The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread (graphic below)   1.                   Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.   2.                  If you feel sick,...
  • ‘This new disease is challenging our great nation in unfamiliar ways. But we have overcome far greater challenges before. Those of us in elected office -- at all levels -- must continue to put partisanship aside and focus on our common work to serve the common good.’    .’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding important upcoming Senate legislative activity:   “The Senate will convene tomorrow to continue work on crucial legislation for the American people.   “First, we still need to receive...
  • MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUBJECT:       Expanding State-Approved Diagnostic Tests  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: It is the policy of the United States to take proactive measures to prepare for and respond to public health threats, including the public health emergency involving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the "...
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD. One Minute Speeches Legislation Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic Special Order Speeches
  • Earlier this morning, Vice President Pence joined Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, New Day, and CBS This Morning to discuss the steps that this administration is taking to combat the coronavirus. ON ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA WATCH HERE. From very early on, President Trump took decisive action to put the health of the American people first. “We all have known from the beginning that the coronavirus would continue to spread across this country, and it’s one of the reasons why, from very early on, President Trump took decisive action to put the health of the...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Reps. Lowey / Scott (VA) / Neal / Bishop (GA) / DeLauro / Pallone / Appropriations Committee / Education and Labor Committee / Ways and Means Committee / Agriculture Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee)   Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and House Administration Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) at today’s leadership press stakeout to discuss Congress' response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Whip Scalise urged Speaker Pelosi to pull the No Ban Act from the House Floor schedule this week. Not only would this dangerous legislation hamper President Trump's ability to keep terrorists out of the United States, it would make it more difficult to...