Capitol Hill Updates

  • 'Religious freedom in America has never meant, and will never mean, solely the freedom to worship privately. It has never meant, and will never mean, the ability to practice only a subset of faiths acceptable to some subset of politicians.’ ‘If those statements strike anybody in this chamber as remotely controversial, that is exactly why President Trump, Senate Republicans, and millions of Americans are focused on confirming federal judges who will apply our Constitution as it was originally understood.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made these statements on news the Speaker of the House of Representatives has instructed committee chairmen to begin drafting Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. “Three liberal law professors testifying they believe President Trump did something wrong has not dramatically shifted public opinion in favor of impeachment.  Liberal law professors wanted to impeach Trump on Inauguration Day.  The American people are smart enough to see through this sham.”    “I’m glad to see Speaker Pelosi is “...
  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.Res. 326 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Alan Lowenthal / Foreign Affairs Committee) H.R. 4 - Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Terri Sewell / Judiciary...
  • 'Hong Kongers are continuing to speak up for the freedoms and the autonomy that Beijing has slowly tried to erode. As long as Beijing does not relent, it looks like the people of Hong Kong will not relent either.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Hong Kong:   ‘On Sunday, as we Americans savored the holiday weekend and gave thanks for our liberty, the people of Hong Kong once again took to the streets to demand their own. Many waved American flags.   ‘Hong Kongers...
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH 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: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2534 - Insider Trading Prohibition Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Himes / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Patrick McHenry Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Bill Huizenga Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) sent a letter, along with his Republican colleagues on the House Committee on House Administration, urging House Democrats and committee leadership to prioritize bi-partisan election security reform over the impeachment proceedings. “It is time to get back to work for the American people and finish what they sent us here to do,” said Walker. “Rather than focusing on real solutions to protect the integrity of our elections, House Democrats would rather satisfy their impeachment obsession at the expense of our national...
  • While USMCA Languishes, House Democrats Make Time For Impeachment And Climate Conferences In Europe, But Not ‘New Jobs For American Workers’   SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “This has been the Democrats’ strategy for months now: Obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. Take the USMCA, which would create 176,000 new American jobs. Speaker Pelosi has been stalling it for months, constantly saying she is optimistic, or getting close, or almost there. For months it has been this broken record. I understand this very week, while the Speaker of the House has...
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH 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 Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 151 - Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. John Thune / Energy and Commerce Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Finance Committee I’ve recently spoken with my colleagues in the House of Representatives and officials in the Administration.   By all accounts, a deal is close on USMCA.   I urge House Democrats to act quickly and be reasonable so we can finally deliver certainty for the American people.   It has now been more than a year since the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States signed the agreement.   Americans have waited long enough.   This modernized trade agreement will create...
  • WEEK OF DECEMBER 2ND  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD On Tuesday, the House will meet at 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.Res. 517 - Supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3460 - End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign...