Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 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: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: TBD  One Minute SpeechesS. 304 - Conscience Protection Act of 2016, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Energy and Commerce Committee)H.R. 5119 - No 2H2O from Iran Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo / Foreign Affairs Committee)Complete Consideration of H.R. 5538...
  • Washington, D.C.  – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s refusal to answer basic legal questions about the investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information on private email servers:   “It’s clear that, a little over an hour into today’s hearing, Attorney General Lynch has no intention of answering any of our questions regarding the Department’s decision not to charge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, even the most basic questions about...
  • ‘Inexcusable’  With The Security Situation In Afghanistan ‘Precarious’ & ISIL On The March, Dems Filibuster The Defense Funding Bill    SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “I would remind everyone that at a time when we face an array of terror threats around the globe, we cannot afford to put politics above support for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines or our efforts to move the appropriations process forward.” (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 7/7/16)   ·         “Senate Democrats blocked a Defense Department...
  • Legislation upholds conscience rights of pro-life Americans  Rep. Black speaks on the House floor earlier today against funding for sanctuary cities. To watch a video, click HERE or the image above. Washington, D.C. –  Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, presented her bill: the Conscience Protection Act, before a meeting of the House Rules Committee. The legislation is slated to be considered on the House floor tomorrow. To watch a video of Congressman Black’s remarks...
  • Washington, D.C.  – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C) led a letter signed by over 200 House Republicans – including all Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee – demanding answers from FBI Director James Comey regarding the many questions surrounding his announcement that he does not recommend federal prosecution against former Secretary Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information through private email servers.  Last week, Director Comey noted that there was no precedent to charge Secretary...
  • TUESDAY, JULY 12TH 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: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Last votes expected:9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5658 - TALENT Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)2) H.R. 5421 - National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Financial...
  • Truthfulness of Congressional testimony taken under oath called into question    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia requesting an investigation into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton committed perjury and made false statements when testifying under oath before Congress.   The letter states:   “The evidence collected by the FBI during its...
  • WEEK OF JULY 11TH  MONDAY, JULY 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. 5322 - U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velázquez / Financial Services Committee)2) H.R. 5421 - National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Financial Services Committee)3) H.R....
  • Washington, D.C.  – On Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a legislative hearing on S. 2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act(JASTA), which recently passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support.  The hearing will examine the Senate approved version of JASTA, which would amend the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to allow victims of terrorism to seek judicial redress against countries that aid and abet terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.  JASTA would also amend the...
  • House to Consider the Conscience Protection Act NEXT WEEK  WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday hosted a forum discussion on conscience rights led by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joseph Pitts (R-PA). The discussion focused on the importance of preventing government discrimination against doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other health care entities that refuse to participate in abortions. Participants echoed a unified theme – #NoAbortionCoercion – that no American should be forced to participate in an abortion.  “Conscience is about choice...