Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘It has now been more than a week since Senate Republicans released a serious proposal for another major rescue package. A trillion dollars for kids, jobs, and healthcare. But Democrats are blocking it all.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief:“Another day has come and gone in this once-in-a-century national battle for our country. “Yesterday, more of our neighbors had to say goodbye to loved ones whose lives were claimed by this virus.“Yesterday, more...
  • SEC. POMPEO REAFFIRMED THE U.S.’S COMMITMENT TO USING SANCTIONS TO HALT PIPELINE’S CONSTRUCTION  WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday, asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to unequivocally affirm the administration's commitment to imposing whatever sanctions are necessary to stop the completion of Vladimir Putin's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, in response to a campaign of Russian disinformation denying the Trump administration's repeatedly stated intent. Sen. Cruz also pressed Secretary Pompeo to confirm that the...
  • FRIDAY, JULY 31ST On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Complete Consideration of H.R. 7617 – Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) Postponed Amendment Vote: Rep. Allen...
  • THURSDAY, JULY 30TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Begin Consideration of H.R. 7617 – Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) The Rule provides for...
  •   WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) questioned Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials during a Senate Committee on Finance hearing entitled, “Protecting the Reliability of the US Medical Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Lankford questioned dependence on China, who earlier this year prevented companies from shipping Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the height of the pandemic, which resulted in frontline medical workers not having the equipment they needed to treat American with coronavirus. Last week, ...
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches  H.R. 7027 - Child Care Is Essential Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro / Appropriations Committee / Education and Labor Committee) H.R. 7327 - Child Care for Economic Recovery Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee / Ways and Means...
  • WEEK OF JULY 27TH  MONDAY, JULY 27TH On Monday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2420 - National Museum of the American Latino Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. José Serrano / Committee on House Administration) 2) S. 2163 - Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Judiciary Committee) TUESDAY, JULY 28THOn Tuesday,...
  • \ WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on CBS' ‘Face the Nation' with Margaret Brennan where he discussed the next phase of Congress' response to COVID-19 and shared his thoughts on the closing of China's Consulate in Houston. Sen. Cruz also reflected on the life and legacy of Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who today will cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama for the last time. Excerpts from the interview are below. ON RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY TO GET AMERICANS BACK TO WORK: "I am on board with restarting the economy. What Democrats...
  • FRIDAY, JULY 24TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 9:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 7608 – State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Allen Amendment Rep. Tonko AmendmentRep. Smith (MO) Amendment #1 Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke on the House on Wednesday ripping into House Democrats for pushing their "No Ban Act" in the middle of a global pandemic. President Trump has strengthened our borders in several ways that Democrats want to tear down. Border security is national security, border security is economic security, and border security is health security. COVID-19 originated in China, not America.The President of the United States must first and foremost be able to protect the American people. Democrats' "No Ban Act" makes it harder for President...