Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Complete Consideration of H.R. 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, Two Hours of General Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady / Ways and Means Committee) Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 3109 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1114 North 2nd Street in Chillicothe, Illinois, as the "Sr. Chief Ryan Owens Post Office Building" (Sponsored by...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today delivered the following remarks during the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice.     Chairman Goodlatte: Good Morning.  Today, we welcome Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Judiciary Committee’s annual Department of Justice oversight hearing.    Mr. Attorney General, you have a long and distinguished career in public service.  You’ve continued that service by leading the Department of Justice, an agency that, by its very nature, is...
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH  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: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 2331 - Connected Government Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4174 - Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Oversight and...
  • Good Morning/Afternoon,   I want to draw your attention to an amendment RSC Chairman Mark Walker will introduce to H.R.1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, that will eliminate Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty. Eliminating the mandate is good policy, will make passing tax reform easier, and also make it easier to repeal and replace Obamacare. Until enactment of Obamacare, the federal government had never required individuals to purchase a product from a private company. CBO has estimated that the individual mandate will force approximately 13 million people, who would not voluntarily...
  • ‘Alex brings a wealth of private and public sector knowledge that will prepare him well for this crucial role.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President Trump’s intention to nominate Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services:  “Alex brings a wealth of private and public sector knowledge that will prepare him well for this crucial role. The Secretary of HHS oversees some of the nation's most important programs, including Medicare and Medicaid in addition to safeguarding public health at...
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH  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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry / Armed Services Committee) H.R. 2874 - 21st Century Flood Reform Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee...
  • THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT  “The House will vote this week to deliver a win for the American people.” -   Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy   Stuff you should know How does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) help communities across the country? Here is what an average family of four can expect in parts of the country whose representatives you probably haven’t heard much from on the bill.     District Tax Cut Under TCAJA District Tax Cut Under TCAJA Rep. Tom O’Halleran $   1,340.86 Rep. Collin Peterson $   ...
  • ‘Today, the Senate Finance Committee began its markup of the tax reform proposal released last week. Under the leadership of Chairman Hatch, the Committee will consider this plan that has really been many years and dozens of hearings in the making. The Finance Committee’s tax plan will help hardworking Americans keep more of their own money. It will help create more jobs here at home. And it will help increase opportunities for the middle class.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding...
  • ‘The Senate will continue its progress confirming the president’s nominees. Last week, we confirmed multiple nominees to a number of federal agencies. Soon, they’ll get on the job for our country.’  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 nominees: “The Senate will continue its progress confirming the president’s nominees. Last week, we confirmed multiple nominees to a number of federal agencies. Soon, they’ll get on the job for our country. “This week, we’ll...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends this weekend ahead of the House's vote this week on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and announced we will whip the bill on Monday night.   Click here or on the image above to watch the full interview.     On the House's plans to vote on the bill this week: "This is a really exciting week for the House and for the country. We passed our bill out of committee on Thursday, so Chairman Kevin Brady in the Ways and Means Committee did a great job of bringing a...