Capitol Hill Updates

  • Yes, yes it is - we're one step closer to delivering a simpler and fairer tax code for American families and businesses with historic tax reform.     FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS     H.R. 732 – Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act Sponsored by Chairman Bob Goodlatte Passage Vote Count Rep: 231-0 Dem: 7-183 Final Vote: 238-183 Summary: H.R. 732 ensures that all funds received by a federal agency through a settlement or consent decree are...
  • ‘We’re not going to let these mindless attempts to slow progress stop us from confirming the president’s nominees to the judiciary. If that means more cloture votes and more time focused on this task, that’s what we’ll do. But we will confirm these nominees.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democrat obstruction of the president’s judicial nominees: “This Senate is continuing to move forward on the outstanding judicial nominations made by President Trump. Many of the well-qualified men and women the...
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26TH  On Thursday, 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  Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.Con. Res. 71 - Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027 (One Hour of General Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Budget Committee) Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 1698 - Iran Ballistic Missiles and International...
  • Washington, D.C. -- The House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 20-10 the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 3711). This bill, introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), preserves jobs for citizens and legal workers by requiring U.S. employers to check the work eligibility of all future hires through the E-Verify system.    Created in 1996 and operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), E-Verify checks the social security numbers of newly hired employees against...
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH  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: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1698 - Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3342 - Sanctioning Hizballah’s Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Gallagher...
  • Washington, DC – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) released the following statement after opening a joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016.   “Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status. The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence...
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH  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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3972 - Family Office Technical Correction Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 3898 - Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 3101...
  • The House this week will take up the Senate-passed budget — thus moving Congress closer to tax reform.   DRIVING THE WEEK “But our economy cannot take off like it should unless we transform our outdated, complex and burdensome tax code, and that is exactly what we are proposing to do.” - President Donald Trump on tax reform   “A CLEAR-EYED STRATEGY ON IRAN” On Wednesday the House will step up non-nuclear sanctions against Iran’s continued ballistic missile development and the dangerous proxies they support — including Hezbollah.  The...
  • WEEK OF OCTOBER 23RD  MONDAY, OCTOBER 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. 4038 - DHS Accountability Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 3328 - Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 3551 - C-TPAT Reauthorization Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland...
  • ‘Tonight we completed the first step towards replacing our broken tax code by passing a comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance. This budget also gives us the tools we need to strengthen our economy after years of stagnation under the previous administration. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to replace a failing tax code that holds Americans back with one that works for them.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding...