Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following news reports that Hezbollah has established military positions in the Golan Heights, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) released the following statement:  “Iran and Hezbollah have deployed fighters and terrorists, including those with American blood on their hands, to deepen their hold over the region. This aggression highlights the need for the United States to affirm Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Hezbollah’s missile arsenal and terror tunnels pose severe threats to the State of Israel. To...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. 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 well-qualified nominees: “Building on last week’s progress, the Senate will consider two more of President Trump’s outstanding judicial nominees in addition to another executive branch nominee this week. The first item of business is the nomination of Paul Matey of New Jersey to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. “Mr. Matey holds degrees from Scranton and Seton Hall Universities, as well as clerkships on our nation’s federal...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.Con.Res. 24 - Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler / Judiciary Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH  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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.Res. 206 - Acknowledging that the lack of sunlight and transparency in financial transactions and corporate formation poses a threat to our national security and our economy’s security and supporting efforts to close related loopholes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters / Financial Services...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-06) introduced legislation calling on Iran to fulfill its promises to assist in Robert Levinson's case. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Senate companion bill.Robert...
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH  On Tuesday, 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: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.Res. 156 - Calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 596 - Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gerald Connolly / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3)...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019:“While House Republicans remain committed to producing results, our colleagues across the aisle seem only interested in retaining power and resisting productivity. In an attempt to legislate electoral advantages for their candidates, House Democrats are attempting to force North Carolina taxpayers to pay for campaign ads for California politicians. Instead of counting ballots from the Capitol, the new House majority...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 11TH MONDAY, MARCH 11TH 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. 1122 - Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019(Sponsored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 974 - Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 1414 - FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) issued the following statement as H.R. 1, the For the People Act, continues to advance in the U.S. House of Representatives, with a final vote on passage expected tomorrow:"For years, conservatives who questioned ballot harvesting – a practice where unvetted organizers can go door-to-door, collecting absentee ballots like Halloween candy – were criticized and demeaned. Now, as we see election fraud in my home state and House Democrats are rightfully calling for additional election security measures,...
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 1 - For the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes / House Adminstration Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: A list of the remaining three amendments made in order can be found HERE. Postponed amendment vote: Rep. Brindisi Amendment ...