Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘On Thursday, another major American employer, Lowe’s, announced it will give bonuses up to $1,000 to more than a quarter-million hourly employees and expand family-friendly employee benefits like adoption assistance and paid parental leave. And the very same day, the major pharmaceutical company Amgen -- which houses a distribution facility in Louisville -- announced that tax reform is causing them to shift more of their planned investments here to the U.S., including the construction of a new, quote, ‘next-generation manufacturing plant’ right here at home.’   WASHINGTON, D.C....
  •   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over $3 billion in bonuses have already gone out to American workers all over the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's enactment less than two months ago, with over 300 companies passing on the savings they see under this bill to their employees with bonuses, pay raises, better benefits, and more job opportunities.    These billions in bonuses come as 90% of workers across the country will begin to see higher paychecks as their employers adopt the new withholding tables under the bill. While elitist Democrat leaders like Nancy Pelosi...
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH  On Tuesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4924 – To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to...
  • Last week we were all reminded how quickly life can change. Christopher Foley was a 28-year-old father of one who was killed in the train accident on the way to Greenbrier. His colleagues have started a GoFundMe for his family. 6,500 PILLS PER PERSON Starting in May 2017, the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations began investigating AmerisourceBergen Corporation, CardinalHealth, McKesson Corporation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently, the investigation looked into how a town of 3,200 people received 21 million pain pills over the...
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5TH  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH  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) H.R. 4547 - Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee) 2) H.R. 2371 - Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 2888 - Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park...
  • ‘[T]he Senate will vote to take up a measure that would ensure the most vulnerable in our society are granted the protection they deserve under law. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act reflects a growing mainstream consensus that unborn children should not be subjected to elective abortion after 20 weeks.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Pain Cable Unborn Child Protection Act and Senate consideration of the nomination of David Stras to serve on the U.S. Court of...
  • WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has announced that the following guests will be seated in the House gallery tomorrow night during President Trump’s first State of the Union address. A Lesson in Miracles Jackson Poulos, six-years-old, joined by parents Ashley and John of Franklin, Wisconsin. At four-years-old, Jackson was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in his GI tract and abdomen—so rare, only 350 cases are reported annually. Jackson needed FDA approval for a life-saving chemo treatment while undergoing surgery and sought the help of Speaker Ryan’s district office,...
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH  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: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The House will recess no later than 5:00 p.m. and reconvene at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President's State of the Union Address. Members are requested to be on the Floor and seated no later than 8:20 p.m. One Minute Speeches House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 695 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 (...
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH 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. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3942 – Housing for Survivors of Sex Trafficking Act (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Judiciary Committee) 2) S. 534 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 1457 – To establish...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - ExxonMobil announced today that the company will pump $50 billion in U.S. investments over the next five years following the recent enactment of the Republicans' Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is a premium deal for American workers and consumers, marking a drastic shift from the last eight years of our economy running on empty under President Obama. With this investment, ExxonMobil plans to fuel the creation of thousands of jobs by expanding oil production in West Texas and New Mexico, along with their build-out of operations in the Gulf Coast. As the company's...