Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Bloomberg's Bloomberg Markets this afternoon to discuss the next steps as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act goes through the conference committee this week.   On lowering taxes for Americans at all income levels… "Both the House and Senate [versions of the bill] have tremendous tax cuts for middle-class families to get the economy moving. I think right now, the biggest sticking point [is]: how low can we bring the top rate down so every rate comes down? Also, you have to look at a few other issues like the corporate...
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH  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: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 1638 - Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Schneider / Poe Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Grace Meng Amendment (10 minutes...
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 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: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 3971 - Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Claudia Tenney / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour general debate and makes in order the following amendment: Rep. Brad Sherman Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1733 - To...
  • Good morning! D.C. survived its first snowfall of the winter but it was nothing compared to the white out conditions during yesterday’s overtime win by the Buffalo Bills. An estimated one-foot of snow fell during the game.   LEADER McCARTHY ON  “SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES”    Leader McCarthy joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to talk about next steps in tax reform and the decision to move the United States embassy in Israel.       DATA DOWNLOAD   As we wrap up 2017, here is a quick look at the House’s productivity....
  • WEEK OF DECEMBER 11TH  MONDAY, DECEMBER 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. 3359 - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 3669 - Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ron Estes / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 2706 -...
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH  On Thursday, 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: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 123 - The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee) H.R. 477 - Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services...
  • ‘The next step in this process is to join our House colleagues in a conference committee to finish our work on this important issue. I know everyone is ready to finalize our tax reform legislation and send it to the president so he can sign it into law.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement after eight Republican Senators were selected for the Tax Cut and Jobs Act conference committee: “Last week, Senators answered the calls of our constituents by voting to overhaul our complex and outdated federal tax code. We seized the...
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH  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: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  H.R. 38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson / Judiciary Committee) Postponed Suspension Votes: 1) S. 1266 - Enhancing Veteran Care Act (Sponsored by Sen. James M. Inhofe / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.Con.Res. 90 - Condemning ethnic...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the weekly House Republican leadership press conference, Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) discussed the House vote to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to a conference committee, yet another step toward providing much-needed tax relief for hardworking families all across America.     Remarks:  “I want to thank my colleagues last night for coming together and sending this Tax Cut and Jobs bill to conference committee, so we can be now one final step away from getting historic tax relief, where families at Christmastime are going to...
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH  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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3731 - Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 3317 - SAFE Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott / Judiciary Committee) 3) S. 1266 - Enhancing Veteran Care Act (Sponsored by Sen. James M. Inhofe / Veterans Affairs...