Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after signing Whip Scalise’s (R-La.) discharge petition. This petition will force the House to consider the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require medical professionals to provide the same level of care for babies who survive abortions as they would to any other newborn. “As a father and a pastor, I believe we have a sacred responsibility to protect the lives of unborn children. Every life has value and dignity, and every child deserves a birthday,” said Collins. “In recent months, Democrats...
  • “The Democrats’ blatant obstruction has to stop.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the U.S. Senate’s action to speed up the confirmation process and end obstruction of President Trump’s nominees. Since coming to the Senate, Senator Perdue has led efforts to make Congress work more efficiently and effectively in advancing important policies and funding the government on time. “Since President Trump was elected, we have witnessed historic obstructionism from Senate Democrats,” said Senator Perdue. “One of the fundamental responsibilities of the...
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at approximately 11:00 a.m. for a Joint Meeting of Congress to receive His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Members are advised to be on the House Floor and in their seats no later than 10:30 a.m. for the Joint Meeting. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Postponed Vote of H.Res. 271 - Condemning the Trump Administration's...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) took to the House Floor today to demand a vote on H.R. 962, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This afternoon, Whip Scalise will file a discharge petition on the bill that will force every representative to go on record on the issue of standing against infanticide. Click here or on the image above to watch the full remarks.    “We brought a bill forward, H.R. 962 , the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This a bill, Mr. Speaker, that many wonder why is it even necessary that we...
  • ‘Let’s show the country that partisanship has not poisoned absolutely everything. Let’s demonstrate that the United States Senate can still take a modest step to improve its own workings, on a strong bipartisan vote and do it through the regular order. We did it in 2013 when the roles were reversed. We should do it again this week.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a resolution to reduce the amount of post-cloture debate time required for sub-cabinet level nominees and lower court...
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 2ND  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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.Res. 271 - Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Colin Allred / Energy and Commerce Committee / Judiciary Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 540 - To designate the facility of...
  • New York, New York – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News Channel’s Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade on the set of Fox and Friends to discuss the urgent need to provide Customs and Border Protection with the necessary resources to secure our border.Watch the clip below or HERE.  
  • WASHINGTON – Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have called on committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) requesting that the committee move forward on the Special Counsel Transparency Act.  The legislation, authored by Blumenthal and Grassley, requires the Justice Department to produce a report to Congress at the conclusion of any special counsel investigation and make it available to the public consistent with appropriate legal protections. “Congress and American taxpayers have a right to know how their...
  • House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) pressed Democrat Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on claims Democrat members have made over the past two years involving a conspiracy theory that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. Whip Scalise echoed the call from Republican members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for Chairman Schiff to either produce evidence of collusion or step down, given his prolific media appearances during which he told the American people that there was “plenty of evidence of collusion.”   “But let’s be clear. For the...
  • WEEK OF APRIL 1ST  MONDAY, APRIL 1ST 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. 1433 - DHS MORALE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 1593 - CLASS Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 1590 - Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019, as amended (...