Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH  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: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Continue Consideration of H.R. 1 - For the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes / House Administration Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: A list of the remaining 50 amendments made in order can be found HERE Postponed amendment votes:...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding pending House action on the Senate-passed, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act: “I want to discuss something that will be happening on the floor of the House of Representatives, perhaps as soon as today. Remarkably, for the second time in just the last three weeks, Speaker Pelosi apparently feels compelled to have her members vote on a resolution that would reportedly condemn anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, again, for the second time in just the last...
  •     There is a new majority in the House of Representatives, and guess what? They want the government to interfere in our free and fair elections. It’s Nancy Pelosi’s number one priority. In fact, the legislation is called “H.R. 1.” Here’s what it would do: First: the bill sends your taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns. Not to build roads or bridges but to add 600 percent of taxpayer money to every small dollar donated by Americans. So let’s say Mary from Michigan donates $200 to her preferred candidate. Well, now you—the taxpayer—have just chipped in another 1,200...
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH  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 Begin Consideration of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes / House Administration Committee) The Rule provides for two hours of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: A list of the 72 amendments made in order can be found HERE. Special Order Speeches
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH  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. 762 - Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 347 - Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 1138 - To reauthorize the West...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) authored a joint op-ed for FoxNews.com calling attention to Republican efforts to demand a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill that would ensure doctors do all they can to save the lives of babies who survive abortions. Whip Scalise is leading the effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to hold a vote on this important legislation through a discharge petition, With 218 signatures, members of Congress would force a vote on the House Floor and...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 4TH  MONDAY, MARCH 4TH On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH 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. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 762 - Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 347 - Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Energy and Commerce...
  • Executive Calendar In Crisis Democrats’ Unprecedented Obstruction Has ‘Created A New Low Standard’   President Trump’s Nominees Have Faced Five Times More Cloture Votes Than All Six Of His Predecessors In Their First Two Years Combined   President Trump’s nominees have faced 128 cloture votes in the first two years of his administration compared to 24 for all six of his predecessors combined in their first two years.   There have been over TEN TIMES more cloture votes on President Trump’s nominees in his first two years than on President Obama’s nominees in his first two years...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) have re-introduced bipartisan legislation to protect churches, charities, and other nonprofit organizations from a provision in the tax law that would tax some employee benefits for the first time. The Lessening Impediments from Taxes (LIFT) for Charities Act, would repeal a section of the tax code that requires some tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee benefits, like parking, meals, or transportation benefits. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) plans to introduce the House companion legislation...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) delivered the following remarks at a press conference today on the Democrats’ proposal to change House rules regarding the Motion to Recommit as well as additional questions for Chairman Adam Schiff: Remarks are below, or watch online here.   On the Democrats’ Proposal to Change House Rules Regarding the Motion to Recommit: “The Democrats are considering changing or eliminating the Motion to Recommit. These minority rights date back to 1909 – 110 years ago. It was created with the ‘stated purpose of giving...