Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 14THOn Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last expected: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 5788 – Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop / Ways and Means Committee) H.R. 5735 – Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one...
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH On 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.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 449 – Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 3331 – To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “Later this afternoon, the Senate will move to begin considering the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have spent months engaged in thorough work and bipartisan collaboration. Now, the whole Senate will take up their legislation and vote on a plan to deliver on the most pressing needs of our armed forces. “Congress has...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 11TH  MONDAY, JUNE 11TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, JUNE 12THOn 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. 449 – Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 3331 – To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers...
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH 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 Complete Consideration of H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson / Appropriations Committee)   Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Louie Gohmert AmendmentRep. Mark Meadows AmendmentRep. Mark Takano Amendment   The Rule provides for no further...
  •   Summary: On Wednesday, Speaker Ryan shared some of the biggest economic news from the past week, highlighting the healthy job market, rising wages, and economic growth that have been strengthened by the House’s policies. He also previewed the water infrastructure bill the House will consider today to improve America’s ports, dams, and waterways.   Opening Statement: “What I’m about to say may sound familiar because it’s worth repeating. “This economy is on a roll, there is just no two ways about it. “There are 6.7 million jobs open in this country. This is a record. “In...
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH 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: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 3 – Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Appropriations Committee) Begin Consideration of H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print (...
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6TH  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: 9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3249 – Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock / Judiciary Committee) H.R. 8 – Water Resources Development Act of 2018, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster /...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement Tuesday regarding the cancellation of August recess: “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled. Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.” Background: It is expected that Senators will have a state work period during...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 4TH  MONDAY, JUNE 4TH   On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.   TUESDAY, JUNE 5THOn 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. 5956 – Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop / Natural Resources Committee) 2) H.R. 1026 – North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rick Nolan / Natural Resources...