Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues in Congress and the administration to pass a responsible budget and to deliver tax reform for the American workers and families who deserve an economy that reaches its true potential once again.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and tax reform: “The Senate, as I said yesterday, has a full schedule of work before it this fall. It’s what the president, vice president, and I discussed at our working lunch down at the...
  • ‘As we advance that budget on the Senate floor this week, Senators on both sides of the aisle will have the opportunity to offer their input. I look forward to putting our finances on a better path with this budget, just as I look forward to continuing with the other important initiatives on the Senate’s fall agenda.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s fall agenda:  “As I discussed with the president and vice president at our working lunch today, the Senate has a full schedule of important...
  •   Our tax code is as outdated as these haircuts. To highlight just how much has changed since 1986, House Republicans took to social media to share photos of themselves from 31 years ago as part of the 2017 Digital Challenge. Got a little downtime and want to test your House Republicans naming skills? We’ve put together this nifty quiz with the pictures members shared from 1986. CLICK HERE to take it!     Last Week: House GOP Budget Passes  VIEW ONLINE | When we...
  • Rep. Mark Walker responds to announcement from the White House on Obamacare Cost-Sharing Reduction payments.       WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today issued the following statement in response to the administration's announcement that they plan to stop issuing unconstitutional payments under the Obamacare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) program: “President Trump made the right call in deeming these payments unlawful. Under no circumstance should Congress...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare.  In light of this analysis, the Government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments.  The United States House of Representatives sued the previous administration in Federal court for making these payments without such an appropriation, and the court agreed that the payments were not lawful.  The bailout of...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino this afternoon to discuss the important step President Trump took to allow the purchase of health insurance over state lines and the House plan to deliver tax reform to American families and businesses.  Click here or on the image above to watch Whip Scalise's interview with Dana Perino on Fox News.   Key excerpts: On health care...  "Look, from the beginning, President Trump was laser-focused on repealing Obamacare because it doesn't work. Also...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— In part two of his exclusive cable interview with Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) reunited with some of the Congressional Baseball Team members who helped save his life, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Texas), and Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). Click here or on the image above to watch part two of Whip Scalise's interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News. Click here to watch part one of the interview. Full transcript: MARTHA MACCALLUM, HOST:  So this is the...
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH  On Thursday, 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 Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) House Amendment to Senate Amendment to  H.R. 2266 - Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee) S. 585 - Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (...
  • WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement following the U.S. District Court’s decision in Baker v. Conroy rejecting a challenge to Congress' ability to open with a prayer and ruling in favor of the House chaplain, Father Pat Conroy: “Since the first session of the Continental Congress, our nation's legislature has opened with a prayer to God. Today, that tradition was upheld and the freedom to exercise religion was vindicated. The court rightfully dismissed the claims of an atheist that he had the right to deliver a secular invocation in place of the...
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH 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: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2105 - NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Webster / Science, Space, and Technology Committee / Small Business Committee) 2) H.R. 2763 - The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017, as...