Capitol Hill Updates

  • Remains of 2,411 Abortion Victims Given Dignified Burial After Discovery on Klopfer Property   WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) yesterday led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence for the 2,411 unborn children whose remains were buried in a dignified ceremony after being stored for nearly two decades on the property of Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer. “Such callous disregard for human life should shake us to the core,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “These children deserved justice and dignity. Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join...
  • Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health prepared the following opening remarks for Wednesday's hearing on Protecting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care.   As Prepared for Delivery   Thank you, Madam Chair. Today’s hearing is an unfortunate indication of where the Democratic party is headed. While the policy concerns surrounding abortion and a right to life are not new, a bill such as H.R. 2975, with over 200 members of the Democratic party in support, is unprecedented. This...
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 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  H.J.Res. 79 - Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier / Judiciary Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement in support of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. “I applaud the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision to hold a hearing on the life-saving Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. When Democrats refused to hold a hearing on this crucial bill in the House, House Republicans held our own hearing featuring powerful testimony from an extensive panel of doctors and nurses. “At the core of the Born-Alive Act is a simple...
  • WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and over two dozen other lawmakers signed an amicus brief Monday, supporting Our Lady of Guadalupe School and St. James Catholic School in their religious liberty cases before the Supreme Court. From the brief: “The teaching of religious principles and customs is at the very core of faith for many, if not most, religions. Yet in the two opinions under review, the Ninth Circuit barely addressed the importance of this aspect of religion. Quite to the contrary, the court minimized the significance of ‘teaching...
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2546 – Protecting America’s Wilderness Act (Sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette / Natural Resources Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Diana DeGette Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Tom McClintock Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Tom McClintock Amendment #2 (10 minutes of...
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 10TH  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH 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. 1494 - Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Homeland Security Partnerships Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee) 2) S. 2107 - Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Homeland Security Committee) 3...
  • Acquitted for life. Now Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment sham is finally over — after months of wasted taxpayer time and money.The American people could see clearly that this was a political hit job. It was never based on any facts. From the moment President Trump took office, Democrats made it their mission, at all costs, to remove him from office. Why? Because they are too afraid to face him in the next election. But all along, House Republicans were united. We had the President’s back.Now, we’re going to keep making America great, in spite of the do-nothing...
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 5687 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Shalala / Gonzalez-Colon / Hastings / McGovern / Murphy (FL) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Reps. Gonzalez-Colon /...
  • ‘The response to losing one election cannot be to attack the office of the presidency… We cannot let factional fever break our institutions. It must work the other way, as Madison and Hamilton intended. The institutions must break the fever.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks Wednesday on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial:   ‘The United States Senate was made for moments like this.   ‘The Framers predicted that factional fever might dominate House majorities from time to time. They...