Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘We’re going to keep pressing forward on judicial nominees. We’re going to keep confirming the other nominees before us as well. This week, the Senate will consider some of President Trump’s other qualified nominees for various positions throughout the federal government. Each of these individuals will help lead their agencies to fulfill their particular mission in running the government.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees: “...
  • ‘As we continue to learn the details of yesterday’s tragic events, I – along with all the members of the Senate – will keep the victims of this tragedy and their families in my prayers.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX: “For most Americans, a church is a place of worship and love — a place where the faithful go to feel mercy and compassion — which is why what happened in Texas yesterday is so difficult for many to comprehend. Why would...
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH  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: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3911 - Risk-Based Credit Examination Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 2148 - Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Robert Pittenger / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 918 - Veteran Urgent Access to Mental...
  • For decades, American families, workers, and small businesses have been struggling under a broken, outdated tax code that is too complicated and strangles our economy. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will ensure that America will once again be the world leader in job creation and economic growth.     FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS     H.R. 2936 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman Passage Vote Count Rep: 222-9 Dem: 1--179 Final Vote: 232-188...
  • In case you missed it, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) offered their support for what they're calling "grand slam" legislation: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here's what they said... Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the tax reform legislation unveiled by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today is an awesome day in America thanks to this grand slam for hardworking manufacturers and the U.S. economy. The proposal is a guaranteed path to surge investment, jobs and economic growth...
  • WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6TH  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH  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. 1066 - VA Management Alignment Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Derek Kilmer / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3122 - Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Veterans Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 3562 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after releasing the amendment in the nature of a substitute to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (also known as the “Chairman’s Mark”).  “Today I have released the text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will be considered by the Ways and Means Committee on Monday. This substitute amendment contains technical changes and additional modifications to the introduced bill. It also makes a change to conform the bill with the budget instruction and removes a provision that...
  • ‘Today’s announcement is an important step forward for that process as well as for our once-in-a-generation opportunity to fundamentally rethink our tax code and deliver real relief. It’s been thirty years since we did that. It’s time to do it again.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: “The Obama years were not easy for America’s middle class. For many, steady work became harder to find, paychecks stagnated, opportunities faded. America’s middle class deserves better...
  • ‘As the House continues moving its bill forward, we will continue doing the same in the Senate where the Finance Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Hatch, will soon release its own legislation.  In conjunction with the administration, both chambers are going to keep moving full-steam ahead, because we are committed to achieving our shared tax reform goals for the middle class, working families, and small businesses.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was...
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 3922 - CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee) Special Order Speeches