Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1219 - Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry / Financial Services Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1343, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act: “For young startups to compete in an economy populated by large corporations, they need good employees and access to capital. Both are difficult to come by when you’re just starting out, which is why small companies commonly offer stock options to their employees. Not only does that give employees ownership over a piece of the company they work for, but selling stock opens up new sources of capital for businesses with a lot of...
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH 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. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1667 - Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Marino / Judiciary Committee) 2) S. 544 - To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes. (Sponsored by...
  • WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) today applauded the State Department’s announcement that the United States will no longer fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) due to its support for coercive birth limitation policies and will instead redirect those funds to support other maternal health programs. Smith, a longtime advocate of defunding the organization, said the UNFPA “gave China’s brutally enforced population control policies the international stamp of approval.”  “Since 1979—first through the ‘one-child policy’ and now through the alleged ‘two-child policy’—the...
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH 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: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 353 - Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) H.R. 1343 - Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Randy...
  • For years, the risks of inaction on North Korea have been mounting. Recent headlines tell a similar story: North Korea could be in final stages of nuclear test preparations: Report North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ‘desperate,’ ready to strike US, defector says North Korea conducts third test of rocket engine this month The possibility that North Korea launches an attack on our homeland or on one of our allies is increasing. We must act decisively to contain North Korea and the threat the Kim regime poses. To that end, the House will vote today on two suspensions to call...
  • The Jews are a blessed people. In the land of Moab, Moses presented the terms of G-d’s covenant. In exchange for obeying him and his Word, Israel had the opportunity to choose life and blessing, not death and curses for themselves, the foreigners among them, and their future descendants. Since then, despite human deviations and detours, Israel’s worldview—in governance, military, society, education, etc., is seated on this decision—to choose and nurture life. Not every nation enjoys this privilege. Trees are known by their fruit and, unfortunately for the Palestinian people, the birth of...
  • WEEK OF APRIL 3RD MONDAY, APRIL 3RD 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. 479 - North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.Res. 92 - Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Wilson / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.Res. 54 -...
  • Washington, D.C. -- The House Judiciary Committee today approved the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695) by a vote of 27-1.  The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights.  Specifically, the legislation creates a selection panel made up of Members of Congress and the Librarian of...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1431 - EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) Special Order Speeches