Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24TH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25THOn Tuesday, 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. 6735 - Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Homeland Security Committee)2) H.R. 6740 - Border Tunnel Task Force Act (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions / Homeland Security Committee)3) H.R....
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: “Last week, the nation watched the president’s outstanding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, testify before the Judiciary Committee. They saw Chairman Grassley guide the committee with gracious, strong leadership and an incredible amount of patience. The Chairman deserves our gratitude -- as do all of the committee staff, whose hard work and dedication made it possible for Senators...
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH  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: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 1911 - Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) House Amendment to S. 3021 - America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster...
  • WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10TH  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH On Tuesday, no votes are expected in the House. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH On Wednesday, 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. 6198 - Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. DanDonovan / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 6720 - Dog and Cat...
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH  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: 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 4606 – Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson / Energy and Commerce Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Frank Pallone Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Diana DeGette Amendment (10 minutes of...
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4969 - Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 5576 - Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 5274 - Global Electoral...
  • On Tuesday, September 4, I’ll gavel in the beginning of a days-long hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. It will be my fifteenth Supreme Court hearing as a member of the committee and my second leading the process as chairman. I’ve participated in the hearing of every sitting Supreme Court Justice, so I’d like to share some insight into how the process will unfold. Ideally, a Supreme Court hearing is used to examine the qualifications and character of a nominee. It’s...
  • WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3RD  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 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. 6439 - Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 6459 - TSA OPEN for Business Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 6430 -...
  • ‘The nation mourns the loss of a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service…It’s an understatement to say the Senate will not be the same without our friend John.’ LOUISVILLE, KY– U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ): “Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today was featured in a story by USA Today, "In Donald Trump era, a GOP leader looks to recast his party's image with black voters." The article highlights the Walker's outreach efforts and his determination to expand the conservative message of opportunity and individual liberty to new communities. The story reads: "At the forum attended by influential conservatives such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and former presidential adviser Karl Rove, Walker elaborated on a message he has...