Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘In order to take away employer-sponsored insurance from 180 million Americans, Democrats want to kill American jobs and bring the economy to a screeching halt. I implore my friends across the aisle to put aside this destructive socialism and join us in the urgent work that needs doing, right now, for the American people.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks Tuesday on the Senate floor discussing Democrats blocking funding for defense and their continued efforts to grab unprecedented control over American...
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) led Members of Congress in an amicus brief to urge the United States Supreme Court not to enforce a rule issued by Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Obama administration that forces organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs. In Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Trump, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro threatened the Little Sisters of the Poor ministry by challenging their religious exemption, forcing the...
  • Letter also asks whether Clinton & Obama emails were part of security review   WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is seeking information on what administrative steps were taken to hold accountable officials who mishandled sensitive and classified information that transited former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized email server.  Following a multi-year administrative review, the State Department uncovered 91 valid security violations committed by 38 individuals – some of whom “deliberately transmitted” classified information via the unsecure...
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) supports efforts by the Trump Administration to reverse a change in regulation made at the end of the Obama Administration to expand Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, which provides funding for foster care and adoption, in a way that resulted in some faith-based child placing agencies (CPAs) having to choose between serving vulnerable children and families or operating in accordance with their religious beliefs. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is clarifying the regulation to align with federal law and...
  • Action follows same-day issuance of a Notice of Nonenforcement of certain regulatory provisionsToday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Nonenforcement to inform the public that certain regulatory provisions in The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards (“HHS grants regulation”) will not be enforced because of serious concerns regarding the prior administration’s implementation of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which governs the issuance of certain regulations. HHS is also taking immediate steps to address...
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. One Minute Speeches H.Res. 660 - Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Rules Committee)  Complete...
  • ‘Any such inquiry must be conducted by the highest standards of fairness and due process. But thus far, this time around, instead of setting a high bar, House Democrats seem determined to set a new low…“No due process now, maybe some later, but only if we feel like it” is not a standard that should ever be applied to any American. And it should not be applied here to the president of the United States.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the House Democrats’ impeachment...
  • Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) gave a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives today exposing the false claims and empty promises from Democrats regarding the impeachment resolution introduced yesterday.  Congressman Byrne’s remarks as prepared are below.     Congressman Byrne said: “There are crossroads in the history of every great nation so historically significant, so fraught with dramatic consequences, that those in position to influence that nation’s direction are compelled to do all they can to ensure it does not fall to the dustbin of...
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH 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: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1373 - Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act (Sponsored by Rep. Raúl Grijalva / Natural Resources Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Debbie Lesko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate) H....
  • ‘They’d like to reverse Trump administration guidance that has reduced health care premiums for American families and reaffirmed protections for those with pre-existing conditions…We don’t need health care policy from the supporters of “Medicare For None,” Democrats’ grand scheme to take away the health insurance plans of 180 million Americans and replace it with a one-size-fits-all government plan.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats’ effort to undermine a...