Capitol Hill Updates

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn / Judiciary Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • This afternoon the House approved the rule providing for consideration of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act (H.R. 4712). Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) managed the debate, and a number of Members spoke during the debate. Their speeches are linked below. General debate and final passage of the bill is expected to occur tomorrow morning. Speeches on the Rule providing for Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act   Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), opening and closing Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)  Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) Rep....
  • ‘Just yesterday, I was pleased to announce that Humana – which employs more than 12,000 Kentuckians – is accelerating pay incentives and increasing its minimum hourly wage because of tax reform. The good news keeps coming. Toyota and Mazda are doubling down on existing investments in the U.S., announcing plans to create 4,000 new jobs in Huntsville, Alabama. The world is noticing that America is open for business. And in large part, it’s because we have shaken off an outdated, burdensome tax code.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered...
  • Sen. Feinstein: ‘The Last Thing We Need Is For The Government To Shut Down’   FLASHBACK: SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “…basically, it's sort of like this. Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage and then, says, let's negotiate over the price of your house. You know, we could do the same thing on immigration. We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say, ‘we’re shutting down the government, we’re not gonna raise the debt ceiling, until you pass immigration reform.’ It would be governmental chaos.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 10/6/13)    SEN. MANCHIN...
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 2954 - Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Financial Services Committee) House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 - Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations...
  • The Guidance Out Of Darkness (GOOD) Act would require federal agencies to post regulatory guidance documents online.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) has introduced the Guidance Out Of Darkness (GOOD) Act. This legislation would increase government accountability and transparency, while lessening the burden on small businesses by requiring federal agencies to post regulatory guidance documents online in an easy to find location. The bill is a House companion to S.2296, introduced by...
  • ‘Regulators From Montana To Kentucky Have Ordered Utilities To Act Now To Ensure Ratepayers Share In The Windfall From The Tax Bill’ SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “All around the country, utility companies that will benefit from our new tax cuts are already discussing plans to pass their savings on to consumers. Major power companies in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are already proposing plans to give their customers tens of millions of dollars in relief by lowering the rates they charge for energy. And get this – according to CNBC, a South Carolina electric and gas utility is planning...
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH  On Wednesday, 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: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3445 - AGOA and MCA Modernization Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3776 - Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 1660 - Global Health Innovation Act of 2017 (Sponsored by...
  • THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2018 Religious Freedom Day, 2018   - - - - - - -   By the President of the United States of America     A Proclamation Faith is embedded in the history, spirit, and soul of our Nation.  On Religious Freedom Day, we celebrate the many faiths that make up our country, and we commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our cherished legacy of religious liberty. Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the...
  • BUILDING UP COMMUNITIES  On Wednesday, the House will vote on Representative Emmer’s Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act(H.R. 2954). This bill will roll back the heavy restrictions placed on small banks and credit unions’ because of Dodd-Frank. These restrictions have limited their ability to lend, hurting many Americans that rely on smaller financial institutions.    By removing the onerous regulations governing home mortgage loans and the data these small financial institutions must provide, these critical lending outlets for small communities will be better...