Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF JUNE 5TH MONDAY, JUNE 5TH On Monday, the House is not in session. No votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH On 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.Res. 354 - Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future, as amended (...
  •       WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (NC-06) last week introduced the Bettering Resources In Guarding from Human Trafficking (BRIGHT) Act. This legislation establishes minimum sentences for those convicted of Federal human trafficking crimes. The bill introduction was made during Combating Trafficking and Child Protection Week in Congress. The BRIGHT Act comes after Congressman Walker’s successful efforts to combat human trafficking through H.R. 460, Human...
  •     Click above to watch a wrap-up of the bills the House passed this week to protect our most vulnerable, courtesy @HouseJudiciary     FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS     H.R. 953 – Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs Passage Vote Count Rep: 231-1 Dem: 25-164 Final Vote: 256-165   Summary: Prohibits the Environmental Protection...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— A troubling new report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has confirmed what we already know: Obamacare has caused massive, unaffordable premium increases for millions of Americans across our country.  Using data from President Obama's own administration, HHS found that in 2017 premiums on the Obamacare exchange had more than doubled by 105% from the average individual market premiums in 2013 before the law took effect. That's an average monthly premium increase of $244 a month from $232 in 2013 to a whopping $476 in 2017.  In Louisiana,...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest report on the American Health Care Act: “Obamacare has failed, and its epic collapse has left millions of Americans without health coverage and millions more with insurance they can’t afford. That’s why House Republicans worked to pass the American Health Care Act—to repeal Obamacare and replace it with reforms that lower health care premiums, protect people with pre-existing conditions, and put families back in charge of their health care...
  • THURSDAY, MAY 25TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1973 - Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks / Judiciary Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Bob Goodlatte Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Jim Costa Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps. O'Halleran/Sinema/Biggs Amendment (10 minutes of debate) H.R. 1761...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on President Trump's announced budget proposal: “I’m looking forward to reviewing the details of the President’s budget. As with any budget proposal, there are things to like as well as things I’d do differently. I appreciate the fact that President Trump has presented a budget that actually gets to a balance, and also focuses on growing our economy to put more money into the pockets of hardworking families. That’s a drastic change from the last eight years of President Obama’s fiscal...
  • ‘It’s hard to imagine the pain that the families of these victims must be feeling today. On behalf of the Senate, and our country, let me express our heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families, and to the British people, who have been our friends and allies through many challenges.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place in Manchester on Monday: “What we saw in Manchester last night almost defies description. It was, in the words of Prime Minister...
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Votes: 1) H.R. 2052 - PRIVATE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Armed Services Committee) 2) H.R. 467 - VA Scheduling Accountability Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski / Veterans Affairs Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:  1) H.R. 1293 - To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Republican Leadership press conference today, Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) discussed yesterday's attack in Manchester, the House's actions to combat human trafficking, standing up for our veterans as Memorial Day approaches, and the President's budget. Click the image above to view his full remarks.  On yesterday’s attack in Manchester… “Like the Speaker said, my prayers and support go out to the people of the United Kingdom who were the victims of this cowardly attack. Once again, we’ve seen the evil face of terrorism and it unites...