Capitol Hill Updates

  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke on the House floor today on how the House is using the Congressional Review Act this week to help our economy and defend the rights of American citizens. “Since the beginning of this Congress we have devoted ourselves most prominently to a single goal: making Washington work for the people again. And there is one thing here in Washington that consistently stands against our people, our economy, and our Constitution: the federal bureaucracy.“I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in favor of the rule and...
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST 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  H.J.Res. 38 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson / Natural Resources Committee) H.J.Res. 41 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive action limiting the creation of federal regulations: “The federal bureaucracy is broken. Obsessed with the idea that quantity is more important than quality, unaccountable agencies continually increase the regulatory burden on our country without a thought to the tens of thousands of pages of rules that already exist. The way these rules are made undermine our Constitution, and the rules themselves obstruct innovation and economic growth while harming individual...
  • Walker, 52 House Conservatives: "The American people have no confidence in Commissioner Koskinen"  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) led a letter to President Trump encouraging him to remove Commissioner of Internal Revenue John Koskinen. The letter, which cites legal authority in 26 U.S.C. § 7803, is signed by U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.),...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (OK) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) earlier this month introduced companion resolutions of disapproval to overturn “The Death with Dignity Act of 2015” (Act 21-577), which legalizes physician-assisted suicide in the District of Columbia. “America must be a nation that supports and cherishes human life, no matter the age, ethnicity or health of that life,” said Lankford. “Washington, DC’s assisted suicide bill would erode our culture’s respect for life, and possibly lead to the mistreatment and exploitation of the disabled and most vulnerable...
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST  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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 276 - A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa, as amended (Sponsored by Del. Amata Coleman Radewagen / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 58 - FRIENDS Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Transportation and Infrastructure...
  • Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7).  Chairman Goodlatte: "However stark Americans’ differences of opinion can be on the matter of abortion generally, there has been long, bipartisan agreement that federal taxpayer funds should not be used to destroy innocent life.  "The Hyde Amendment, named for its chief sponsor, former House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, has prohibited the...
  • WEEK OF JANUARY 30TH  MONDAY, JANUARY 30TH  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. 381 - To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as “Sky Point” (Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock / Natural Resources Committee) 2) H.R. 339 - Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act (Sponsored by Del. Gregorio Sablan / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 46 - Fort Ontario Study Act...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) this week introduced the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act (A-PLUS), a bill that would empower parents, teachers and local administrators to better address the needs of students and schools in their communities. "This week, we celebrate national school choice and the boundless potential of every American child," Walker said. "We also recognize North Carolina – and the many other states – who have championed education reforms that are unlocking abundant opportunities for our children...
  • When President Trump delivered his inaugural address last week, he declared that “we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.” Note that he said we are transferring power, in the present tense. The House has already begun turning the president’s words into reality by targeting the part of Washington that poses the greatest threat to America’s people, economy, and Constitution: the federal bureaucracy. Washington’s many agencies, bureaus, and departments propagate rules that weigh down businesses, destroy jobs, and limit American freedoms....