Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF MARCH 25TH  MONDAY, MARCH 25TH 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. 920 - Venezuela Arms Restriction Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donna Shalala / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 854 - Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 1616 - European Energy...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the announcement from Attorney General Barr on Special Counsel Mueller’s report: “I welcome the announcement that the Special Counsel has finally completed his investigation into Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections. Many Republicans have long believed that Russia poses a significant threat to American interests. I hope the Special Counsel’s report will help inform and improve our efforts to protect our democracy. “I am grateful we have an experienced and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement: “President Trump’s decision to recognize the Golan as part of Israel is strategically wise and overall awesome.  Well done, Mr. President! “The Golan was used by Syria in two wars of aggression against Israel. Additionally, Syrian President Assad, Iran, and Hezbollah need to pay a price for dismembering Syria.  “To return the Golan Heights to Syria would be to reward aggression and put the Jewish State at perpetual risk.  “It is now time for Congress to follow President Trump’s lead...
  • ‘WE APPLAUD THE PRESIDENT FOR FORMALLY RECOGNIZING ISRAEL’S SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT ENHANCES THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF BOTH ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES’ WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following President Trump's announcement recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) issued the following statement: "We applaud the president for formally recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an acknowledgement that enhances the national security of both Israel and the...
  • Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, led 12 U.S. Senators and 64 U.S. Representatives to stand against attacks on life.   “As a pro-life physician serving in Congress, my career has been driven by the conviction that all life has meaningful potential,” said Dr. Burgess. “At a time when states’ rights are under constant attack in the courts, I am grateful to fellow Members of Congress who have joined my efforts to defend each state’s ability to stand up for life. Texans can count...
  •   The state of New York recently passed legislation that would allow doctors to deny medical care to children who survive an attempted abortion. Simply put, this is infanticide. 19 times, House Republicans have tried to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill that would rescue children who survive a botched abortion. 19 times, House Democrats have blocked legislation to save these survivors. This is about saving lives, and any child who survives an abortion should have an opportunity for life.   Learn more at GOPleader.gov/life.  
  • LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) welcomed Jim Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly known as the “Drug Czar,” to Kentucky yesterday. Senator McConnell invited Director Carroll to Kentucky to get a close up view of the substance abuse epidemic and the problems we face in the Commonwealth. Director Carroll joined Senator McConnell for visits to the Volunteers of America’s Freedom House in Louisville, and the Kenton County Detention Center in Covington, Kentucky. Senator McConnell said that Director...
  • CHARLESTON, SC—In the latest episode of Yahoo News’ The Long Game, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Jon Ward for an extensive and in-depth interview on Senator Scott’s leadership philosophy, Opportunity Zone initiative, race relations in America, and advice for new Members of Congress. Advice for new Members of Congress“He [Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)] gave me advice after probably not even two months into the job as being a member of congress. He said, ‘Be very careful and very selective on the appearances that you make on TV because the faster you rise, the faster you fall most of the time...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the resolution which passed the House of Representatives calling for the release of the Mueller report. Graham said: “As currently constructed, I cannot support the House-passed resolution calling for the release of the Mueller report. “However, I would agree to the resolution with a simple change – it be amended to call for the appointment of a Special Counsel to: Investigate alleged misconduct around the handling of the Clinton email investigation. Investigate the abuse of the FISA warrant process...
  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tammy Baldwin (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Doug Jones (D-AL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have introduced the College Transparency Act (CTA), bipartisan legislation to provide actionable and customizable information for students and families as they consider higher education opportunities. CTA modernizes the college...