Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD. One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Votes: 1) H.R. 4227 - Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 5131 - Surface Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 4467 - Strengthening Aviation Security Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep....
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH  On Tuesday, 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: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 4566 - Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment: Rep. Maxine Waters Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Postponed Suspension Vote...
  • It's a busy week.  Here is what you need to know:   RIGHT TO TRY ON HOUSE FLOOR… AGAIN   (Vice President Mike Pence with Jordan McLinn, a seven-year-old staunch advocate for “Right to Try” legislation living with muscular dystrophy.)  On Wednesday, the House will again vote on “Right to Try” — legislation to give terminally ill patients access to potentially life-saving medicine. They aren’t giving up hope, and we won’t give up on them either.The vote failed last week, 259-140. More Democrats voted ‘no’ on this legislation than state house legislators voted...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 19TH  MONDAY, MARCH 19TH 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) S. 2030 - Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act (Sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 5074 - DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 4176 - Air Cargo Security Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep....
  • "If an agency doesn’t bother to track the hundreds of guidance documents it issues, how can businesses and taxpayers possibly be expected to comply with them? The burden should be on the agencies to make guidance documents easy to find."        WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) addressed the House Oversight and Government Reform on his legislation, H.R. 4809, the Guidance Out Of Darkness (GOOD) Act on Friday.  Following Walker's remarks, the committee approved the ...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH  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: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 4545 - Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment: Rep. Maxine Waters Amendment (10 minutes of debate) H.R. 4263 - Regulation A+ Improvement Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored...
  •     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 in a 4017-10 vote: "Education is an essential rung on the ladder for opportunity and prosperity. That’s why it is critical that our children feel safe while learning, and that our communities and law enforcement officials are empowered with resources to keep our schools secure. By passing this legislation to train and assist schools in identifying and stopping threats, we will...
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH 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: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4909 - STOP School Violence Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Rutherford / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 3996 - Protecting Access to the Courts for Taxpayers Act (Sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 506 - Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017, as...
  •     RIGHT TO TRY ON HOUSE FLOOR TOMORROW On Tuesday the House will vote on the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018. This bill would give terminally ill patients access to potentially life-saving medicine. Wall Street Journal: House Introduces ‘Right to Try’ Legislation to Permit Use of Unproven Drugs for Dying Patients From Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA): “Each day, families across the country receive the devastating news of a terminal diagnosis. Even with the amazing work done in American medical research...
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH  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) S. 324 - State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4465 - Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. John Curtis / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 1800 - To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer...