Capitol Hill Updates

  •   WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement after a Turkish court freed pastor Andrew Brunson, a North Carolina native: "Every American should be proud that we are finally bringing North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson home. His release today, after a two-year unjust imprisonment, was only possible through millions of prayers and the concerted efforts of President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo and members of Congress. This needs to be the end point for the many acts of...
  • Statement from the Department of Health and Human Services   “After a recent review of a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration to provide human fetal tissue to develop testing protocols, HHS was not sufficiently assured that the contract included the appropriate protections applicable to fetal tissue research or met all other procurement requirements. As a result, that contract has been terminated, and HHS is now conducting an audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal...
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. One Minute SpeechesH.R. 6760 - Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Ways and Means Committee)Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 6 - SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. One Minute SpeechesH.R. 6756 - American Innovation Act of 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan / Ways and Means Committee)H.R. 6757 - Family Savings Act of 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly / Ways and Means Committee)Special Order Speeches
  • 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.) today released the following statement after the House passed his legislation, H.R. 4809, the Guidance Out Of Darkness (GOOD) Act,with unanimous bipartisan support:"I am proud to lead this successful effort to boost accountability and transparency in government, helping our families and small businesses succeed. Federal agencies are using veiled actions to...
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes are expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 5420 - FDR Historic Preservation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Faso / Natural Resources Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 302 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 6332...
  •   PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS FULFILLING HIS PROMISE ON THE UNITED STATES–KOREA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND ON NATIONAL SECURITY “We want to make a deal that’s fair for the United States and fair for South Korea.” – President Donald J. Trump IMPROVING BAD TRADE DEALS: President Donald J. Trump has fulfilled his promise to fight for American workers and businesses in an amended trade deal with South Korea.   In July 2017, at the direction of the President, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer initiated discussions to amend the United States–Korea Free...
  • WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24TH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25THOn Tuesday, 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. 6735 - Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Homeland Security Committee)2) H.R. 6740 - Border Tunnel Task Force Act (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions / Homeland Security Committee)3) H.R....
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: “Last week, the nation watched the president’s outstanding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, testify before the Judiciary Committee. They saw Chairman Grassley guide the committee with gracious, strong leadership and an incredible amount of patience. The Chairman deserves our gratitude -- as do all of the committee staff, whose hard work and dedication made it possible for Senators...
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH  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: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 1911 - Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) House Amendment to S. 3021 - America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster...