Capitol Hill Updates

  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Friday announcement that it has reopened its investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to send and receive classified information: “The FBI’s decision to reopen its investigation into Secretary Clinton reinforces what the House Judiciary Committee has been saying for months: the more we learn about Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the clearer it becomes that she...
  • Earlier this year, House Republicans unveiled our Tax Reform Blueprint that will grow America's economy, simplify our broken tax code, and bust up the Internal Revenue Service. Today, Ways and Means Republicans are unveiling a new video to highlight how our Blueprint will deliver the bold, pro-growth tax reforms Americans need. CLICK HERE or the image below to watch the video. CLICK HERE for more Blueprint resources, including videos and graphics. CLICK HERE to learn more about the economic impact of our Blueprint.  
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement after the Obama Administration confirmed double-digit premium hikes in Obamacare:  “How much longer will the American people have to suffer because the President and Congressional Democrats can’t admit that Obamacare has been a grave mistake? Year after year, month after month, we’ve heard of more premium increases, smaller networks, and fewer health insurance options because of Obamacare. The latest premium increases coming next year for benchmark plans—an average of 25 percent across the 39...
  • Washington, DC – Select Investigative Panel Chairman Marsha Blackburn issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed by Orange County, California, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas against DaVinci Biosciences and its sister company DV Biologics: “For nearly a year, critics of this Panel’s fact-finding investigation have repeatedly called for it to be disbanded, saying there’s nothing to see here. They claimed there was no wrongdoing in the fetal tissue industry. This claim was soundly debunked with a lawsuit filed by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, which reveals...
  • Committee Releases New Report: Cash to Chaos: Dismantling ISIS’ Financial Infrastructure  “We cannot destroy ISIS without first disrupting its funding streams”    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite international efforts to roll back ISIS’ gains in Iraq and Syria and choke off revenue sources, the terror group continues to excel at fundraising, according to a new reportreleased today by Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). The report,Cash to Chaos: Dismantling ISIS’ Financial Infrastructure, shows that ISIS’ explosive growth in the past several years...
  • Hearing Wrap Up: Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation  New information, more questions, but few answers from the FBI    Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Director James Comey testified before the House Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At the hearing, members of the House Judiciary Committee pressed Director Comey on his recommendation and the Department of Justice’s decision to not prosecute Secretary Clinton for mishandling classified information through private email servers....
  • Don’t Tax People For the Failure of Obamacare CO-OPs   Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke on the House floor on Tuesday in favor of H.R. 954, the CO-OP Consumer Protection Act. Full remarks are below, or watch online here.  “Mr. Speaker, Obamacare is collapsing all around us. Insurers are backing out, people can’t afford the premiums, and even heavily subsidized CO-OPs are crashing. “More than $2 billion—that was two billion—were funneled into 23 CO-OPs across the country. Sixteen have gone under or are about to go under. The...
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH 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: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: TBD  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 3283 - To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the "PFC James Dunn VA Clinic" (Sponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner / Veterans Affairs Committee) H.R. 6094 - Regulatory Relief for Small...
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH 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: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected:5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 954 - CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith / Ways and Means Committee)Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 1698 - Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act(Sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis...
  • WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26TH  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 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. 1877 - Mental Health First Aid Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins / Energy and Commerce Committee)2) H.R. 3537 - Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Dent / Energy and Commerce Committee)3) H.R. 3779 - To...