Capitol Hill Updates

  •   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 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 H.R. 4293 - Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Financial Services Committee) H.R. 4061 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Dennis Ross /...
  •   THE WHITE HOUSE  Office of the Press Secretary      president DONALD J. trump’s economic mobility reforms will RESTORE INDEPENDENCE AND DIGNITY TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS “We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity.” – President Donald J. Trump ACTION TOWARD REFORM: President Trump’s Executive Order on Economic Mobility takes the first steps toward welfare reform in America. The order provides nine “Principles of Economic Mobility,” which will guide agencies that administer public...
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH  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. 4921 - STB Information Security Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Mitchell / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 4925 - FRA Safety Data Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 3) H.R. 4203 - Combat Online Predators Act, as amended (Sponsored by...
  • A HISTORIC WEEK FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING As you know, the fight against human trafficking has been a top priority of this Congress and Trump administration. The House has passed dozens of bills and the administration has signed many into law to end this scourge. This week, President Trump will sign the most significant anti-human trafficking legislation in years —the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. Here is how we got here:   February 27: House passes Rep. Ann Wagner’s Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex...
  • WEEK OF APRIL 9TH  MONDAY, APRIL 9TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH 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. 4921 - STB Information Security Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Mitchell / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 4925 - FRA Safety Data Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 3) H.R...
  •   The Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act (GAO-IG Act) would require each federal agency to report on the status of GAO and IG recommendations in their annual budget justification.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) introduced H.R. 5415, the Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act on Monday.  This legislation would save taxpayer money and bring needed accountability to federal agencies by requiring them to...
  •       The Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act (GAO-IG Act) would require each federal agency to report on the status of GAO and IG recommendations in their annual budget justification.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) introduced H.R. 5415, the Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act on Monday.  This legislation would save taxpayer money and bring needed accountability to federal agencies by requiring...
  •   Washington D.C. - The Navy has rejected a secular-humanist's application to serve in the Navy Chaplain Corps. Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-05) and Representative Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) sent a letter signed by forty-three Members of Congress urging the Navy to deny the appointment of a secular-humanist to the role. Fundamentally, the chaplain corps is a religious institution that should ascribe to the religious needs of men and women in uniform. An individual with an avowed opposition to religion itself cannot fulfill the mission and duties of a chaplain, no matter how...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced the Reducing Antiquated Permitting for Infrastructure Deployments (RAPID) Act, instructing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review outdated, overly-cumbersome regulations that inhibit timely approval for broadband deployment projects. This legislation directs the FCC, under its preexisting authority, to reexamine and revise deployments that are subject to review by the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act within a 180 day period with...
  •   Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King is releasing video clips of comments he delivered yesterday on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of his legislation, HR 490- The Heartbeat Protection Act.  In his remarks, King discusses the current status of the federal Heartbeat Protection Act (HR 490) that he has introduced. In the course of the discussion, King explained his disappointment in the National Right to Life's failure to support the legislation, especially since House Leadership has given them a “de facto veto.” National Right to Life is currently the major...