Capitol Hill Updates

  • Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to use its section 6(b) authority to investigate how major tech companies curate content due to the “enormous influence” these companies hold over speech and the “alarming and endless” possibilities for abuse. In the letter to all five FTC Commissioners, the Senators write, "The FTC does not need a law-enforcement purpose to conduct a section 6(b) study. We encourage the FTC to open a section 6(b) investigation into how big tech companies curate content. The FTC should then 'make public'...
  • FRIDAY, JULY 12TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 2500 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee) Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Lee (CA) Amendment #1Rep. Amash AmendmentRep. Tipton AmendmentRep. Turner AmendmentRep. Khanna Amendment Rep. Lee (CA) Amendment #2Rep. Lee (CA) Amendment #3Rep. Garcia (TX) Amendment ...
  • Washington, D.C. – At a weekly press conference, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) delivered the following remarks on the House Democratic leadership’s inability to maintain decades of bipartisanship in passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Leader McCarthy expressed optimism that his Republican colleagues in the House would vote for the bipartisan NDAA bill that passed in the Senate, but doubted the House Democrats’ bill in its current form would garner any support. Leader McCarthy also thanked the first responders in his home district for their brave and...
  • THURSDAY, JULY 11TH On Thursday, 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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Continue Consideration of H.R. 2500 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee) Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Smith (WA) Amendment #1Rep. Speier Amendment #1Rep. Speier Amendment #2Rep. Brindisi Amendment Rep. Torres Amendment Rep. Connolly...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox Business Network's Mornings with Maria to discuss the record economic growth America is experiencing thanks to pro-growth Republican policies under President Trump's leadership. He contrasted this growth with the radical proposals being brought forward by Speaker Pelosi and other Democrats like free health care for illegal immigrants or the minimum wage hike that would eliminate 3.7 million jobs.    Click here or on the image above to watch the interview.  On the economy and future of...
  • WASHINGTON – Republicans in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives today announced the formation of the bicameral Roosevelt Conservation Caucus (RCC). The RCC will embrace and promote constructive efforts to address environmental problems, responsibly plan for all market factors, and base policy decisions on science and quantifiable facts.   The United States has made great strides to advance technology that both spurs economic development and improves our environment.  To build off this success, we believe we must use our tradition of American ingenuity,...
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) to introduce the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act, legislation that holds sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for failing to comply with lawful detainer and release notification requests made by federal authorities and jeopardizing public safety. Additional original cosponsors of Tillis’s bill include senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).   The legislation creates a private right of civil action for the victims of...
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH 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: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 1569 - To amend title 28, United States Code, to add Flagstaff and Yuma to the list of locations in which court shall be held in the judicial district for the State of Arizona (Sponsored by Rep. Tom O'Halleran /...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees: “The Senate is continuing to make headway in the personnel business. This week we are confirming a number of President Trump’s thoroughly qualified nominees to important vacancies in the federal courts and in the administration. As I’ve said, it’s unfortunate for this institution that our Democratic colleagues have made it their routine practice to require not just roll-call votes, but cloture...
  • June’s jobs report smashed expectations, proving once again that President Donald J. Trump’s pro-growth policies are delivering for American workers. CNBC: Strong Job Growth Is Back: Payrolls Jump in June Well Above Expectations“Payroll growth rebounded sharply in June as the U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs, the best gain since January and running contrary to worries that both the employment picture and overall growth picture were beginning to weaken. The unemployment rate edged up to 3.7% as labor force participation rose, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones...