Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH  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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.Res. 206 - Acknowledging that the lack of sunlight and transparency in financial transactions and corporate formation poses a threat to our national security and our economy’s security and supporting efforts to close related loopholes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters / Financial Services...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-06) introduced legislation calling on Iran to fulfill its promises to assist in Robert Levinson's case. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Senate companion bill.Robert...
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH  On Tuesday, 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: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.Res. 156 - Calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 596 - Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gerald Connolly / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3)...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019:“While House Republicans remain committed to producing results, our colleagues across the aisle seem only interested in retaining power and resisting productivity. In an attempt to legislate electoral advantages for their candidates, House Democrats are attempting to force North Carolina taxpayers to pay for campaign ads for California politicians. Instead of counting ballots from the Capitol, the new House majority...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 11TH MONDAY, MARCH 11TH 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. 1122 - Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019(Sponsored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 974 - Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 1414 - FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) issued the following statement as H.R. 1, the For the People Act, continues to advance in the U.S. House of Representatives, with a final vote on passage expected tomorrow:"For years, conservatives who questioned ballot harvesting – a practice where unvetted organizers can go door-to-door, collecting absentee ballots like Halloween candy – were criticized and demeaned. Now, as we see election fraud in my home state and House Democrats are rightfully calling for additional election security measures,...
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 1 - For the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes / House Adminstration Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: A list of the remaining three amendments made in order can be found HERE. Postponed amendment vote: Rep. Brindisi Amendment ...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH  On Thursday, 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: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Continue Consideration of H.R. 1 - For the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes / House Administration Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: A list of the remaining 50 amendments made in order can be found HERE Postponed amendment votes:...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding pending House action on the Senate-passed, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act: “I want to discuss something that will be happening on the floor of the House of Representatives, perhaps as soon as today. Remarkably, for the second time in just the last three weeks, Speaker Pelosi apparently feels compelled to have her members vote on a resolution that would reportedly condemn anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, again, for the second time in just the last...
  •     There is a new majority in the House of Representatives, and guess what? They want the government to interfere in our free and fair elections. It’s Nancy Pelosi’s number one priority. In fact, the legislation is called “H.R. 1.” Here’s what it would do: First: the bill sends your taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns. Not to build roads or bridges but to add 600 percent of taxpayer money to every small dollar donated by Americans. So let’s say Mary from Michigan donates $200 to her preferred candidate. Well, now you—the taxpayer—have just chipped in another 1,200...