Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘…As the entire free world stands united today to remember Tiananmen Square, so we will need to stand together to prevent the world’s public square from heading toward similar domination by China. We will need to keep our friends and partners close.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing:   “Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing.   “Because of China’s...
  • ‘These demonstrations began with the notion that basic physical safety and legal protections must be non-negotiable for every single American, bar none. That American liberty and the rule of law must be universal truths for all, not special privileges for some. That point is absolutely right. That is a righteous and important mission. And it is exactly why these senseless and destructive riots need to end. Not next week. Not tomorrow night. Right now.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom to discuss Speaker Pelosi being forced to pull the FISA bill from the House Floor following widespread opposition from House Republicans and President Trump. Whip Scalise discussed the importance of the FISA Court to our national security, but emphasized that it must be reformed to prevent the same type of abuses that took place against President Trump and his campaign. Additionally, Whip Scalise blasted Democrats for already abusing Speaker Pelosi's unconstitutional proxy...
  • HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on The Constitution, issued the following statement commending President Trump's action to rein in Big Tech immunity and bias: "This executive order is an important acknowledgement that we can no longer afford to let Big Tech go unchecked. For too long, social media platforms like Twitter have hid behind their opaque algorithms and Section 230 immunity to target speech with which they disagree and advance their own political agendas. This doesn't just stifle Americans' free speech; it shapes what...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon the news of former Representative Sam Johnson’s (R-Texas) death:“I am deeply saddened to hear of the news of Sam Johnson's passing. Sam was larger than life — a true American patriot and a great man. He served bravely in two different wars, including a harrowing seven years as a prisoner of war in the Hanoi Hilton. He was called to serve throughout his entire life and did so with dignity, kindness, and humor. I will always have fond memories of racing our scooters around the Capitol...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and other Republican Members at Wednesday’s leadership press stakeout to discuss the Republican lawsuit against Speaker Pelosi for her unconstitutional proxy voting scheme which allows Democrats to turn their district's voice over to someone else. Over 70 Democrats have decided to sit at home and fail to do their job this week as Americans across the country begin to return to work and essential workers remain on the front...
  • Thursday, May, 28th, 2020 On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 6168 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 2) S. 3414  – Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 4) H.R. 6782 – TRUTH Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dean Phillips / Small...
  • “No effort will be spared to give America’s seniors the care and support and devotion and love they have earned and that they deserve.” – President Donald J. Trump    LOWERING COST OF INSULIN FOR SENIORS: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are lowering out-of-pocket insulin costs for Medicare’s seniors. Under President Trump’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is announcing that many Medicare Part D plans and Medicare Advantage plans have applied to offer lower out-of-pocket insulin costs to seniors for the 2021 plan year. Across the...
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH, 2020 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. – 5:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 3744 – Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) S. 2746 – Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act (Sponsored by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 6509...
  • ‘Sustaining this flattened curve will take vigilance. Safely re-opening schools, universities, and businesses will take care and leadership. The race for even more testing, therapeutics, and of course a vaccine will be one great national project. Rebuilding the prosperity we had just a few months ago will be another. Life will not go right back to ‘normal’… but the greatest country in world history will find a more sustainable middle ground.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding...