Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 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: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 123 - The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee) H.R. 477 - Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services...
  • ‘The next step in this process is to join our House colleagues in a conference committee to finish our work on this important issue. I know everyone is ready to finalize our tax reform legislation and send it to the president so he can sign it into law.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement after eight Republican Senators were selected for the Tax Cut and Jobs Act conference committee: “Last week, Senators answered the calls of our constituents by voting to overhaul our complex and outdated federal tax code. We seized the...
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 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: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  H.R. 38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson / Judiciary Committee) Postponed Suspension Votes: 1) S. 1266 - Enhancing Veteran Care Act (Sponsored by Sen. James M. Inhofe / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.Con.Res. 90 - Condemning ethnic...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the weekly House Republican leadership press conference, Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) discussed the House vote to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to a conference committee, yet another step toward providing much-needed tax relief for hardworking families all across America.     Remarks:  “I want to thank my colleagues last night for coming together and sending this Tax Cut and Jobs bill to conference committee, so we can be now one final step away from getting historic tax relief, where families at Christmastime are going to...
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH  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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3731 - Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 3317 - SAFE Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott / Judiciary Committee) 3) S. 1266 - Enhancing Veteran Care Act (Sponsored by Sen. James M. Inhofe / Veterans Affairs...
  • WEEK OF DECEMBER 4TH  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH  On Monday, the House will meet at 6:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 1, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3731 - Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 3317 - SAFE Act (Sponsored by...
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH  On Monday, the House will meet at 6:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 1, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees Special Order Speeches
  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST  On Friday, 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.R. 1699 - Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Financial Services Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee approved two bills to protect the Second Amendment and curb gun violence, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and the Fix NICS Act of 2017. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) applauded the Committee approval of these bills in the statement below.   Chairman Goodlatte: “Today the House Judiciary Committee took action to protect Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms and enhance public safety. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act ensures that law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment right does not end when...
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH  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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Complete Consideration of H.R. 3905 - Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Natural Resources Committee) Postponed Amendment Vote: Rep. Raul Grijalva Amendment H.R. 3017 - Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act...