Capitol Hill Updates

  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the President’s proposed budget: “Put simply, the President’s budget reflects a lack of serious thought from this Administration on how to overcome the biggest challenges of our time while making the government live within its means. Republicans in Congress are developing a bold and practical agenda that will fix our underperforming economy, prepare us to face the rising threats of terrorism at home and abroad, and increase opportunity for those stuck in poverty. Our country doesn’t...
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH 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.R. 3016 – Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Wenstrup / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3106 – Construction Reform Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 2360 – Career-Ready Student Veterans Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano / Veterans’...
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8TH MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH On Monday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. in pro forma session. No votes are expected. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH 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.R. 3016 – Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Wenstrup / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3106 – Construction Reform Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller /...
  • WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders today announced the formation of six committee-led task forces charged with developing a bold, pro-growth agenda that will be presented to the country in the months ahead. Republicans first announced the development of this agenda last month at an issues conference in Baltimore. The task forces, comprised of committee chairs of jurisdiction, will seek input from all members to ensure their ideas and perspectives are reflected in this agenda.For updates, visit speaker.gov/confidentamerica. National SecurityAdministration Committee...
  • Statement of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Hearing on “Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants Along the Southwest Border: Is this the Obama Administration’s New Normal?” Chairman Goodlatte: Record numbers of unaccompanied alien minors and adults traveling with minors are again surging across our southern border, overwhelming federal and state resources, creating a border security nightmare, and ensuring record profits for the criminal organizations that control the drug and human smuggling and trafficking business along...
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 766 - Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015 (Structured Rule(Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Brad Sherman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Special Order Speeches
  • U.S. intelligence officials just confirmed that at least 6,600 suspected ISIS fighters have passports from western countries. That means at least 6,600 terrorists could enter our country without a visa, travel throughout the United States, and visit death and destruction upon the homeland. Not only does this staggering number reveal that the President’s current policy of containing ISIS is failing, it shows that Congress’s reforms to the visa waiver program were as prescient as they are necessary. Before the new visa waiver program law, citizens of western nations could travel freely...
  • WENDESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RDOn Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00-5:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1675 - Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Mark DeSaulnier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Bill Huizenga Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke on the House floor today to overturn President Obama’s veto of a bill repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood. Leader McCarthy’s full remarks are below, or watch online “I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank the Chairman for his work on this issue. “Mr. Speaker, today the House is keeping its promise to the American people. We showed we can defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and increase funding for thousands of women’s health centers across the country. And we showed we can send...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a nurse of more than 40 years and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, reacted to the House’s failure to successfully override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. Black released the following statement: “While I am disappointed by today’s failure to successfully override President Obama’s veto, this was a fight worth having. With this reconciliation effort, our Republican majority has kept the story of Planned Parenthood’s brutalities alive, despite...