Capitol Hill Updates

  • FRIDAY, JULY 25TH On Friday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.Con.Res. 105 - Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq (Suspension, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Foreign Affairs Committee) H.R. 4935 - Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One...
  • Recently, the House passed H.R. 657, which I cosponsored, expressing support for Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization, and calling on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket fire and other attacks on Israel. I stand with Israel. Yours in service,RandyP.S. – Additionally, I supported the United States–Israel Strategic Partnership Act, H.R. 938, affirming the House’s support for Israel’s security and the shared values between the United States and Israel.
  • ‘No individual or group in this country should have to face harassment or intimidation, or incur crippling expenses, defending themselves again their own government, simply because that government doesn’t like the message they’re advocating.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on Wednesday before the Senate Rules Committee regarding the DISCLOSE Act: “Thank you for the opportunity to be here and to share my views on the DISCLOSE Act. “I’ll get right to it. “This proposal is not new. This is the third time we’ve seen it....
  • The Senate convened at 9:30 am and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, post-cloture (up to 30 hours of post-cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2569, Walsh/Stabenow tax legislation).   At 1:45 pm, the Senate will conduct up to three votes on: 1. Motion to proceed to S. 2569;   2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; 3. Executive Calendar #777, Lisa Disbrow, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.   Looking Ahead:...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday asking him to publicly reiterate his support for much-needed changes to the 2008 law that created disparate treatment for migrants from nations other than Mexico and Canada.  Read the entire letter here, and below: Mr. President, House Republicans have been clear that we want to work with you to help the victims of the terrible humanitarian crisis at our southern border – particularly the children, who have been cruelly duped into making a perilous journey.  Our Appropriations...
  • THURSDAY, JULY 24TH 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: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 4984 - Empowering Students Through Enhanced Counseling Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie / Education and the Workforce Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Kline / Miller (CA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Derek Kilmer et al Amendment...
  • Under the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.” Check out the stats. Even Democrats have complained about the Senate’s obstruction, and one actually said he was “furious.” When President Obama tried...
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD 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 - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 3136 - Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Salmon / Education and the Workforce Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Kline / Miller (CA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila...
  • WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit announced its decision in Halbig v. Burwell, which centered on the legality of subsidies offered under the Affordable Care Act: “For the second time in a month, the courts have ruled against the president’s unilateral actions regarding ObamaCare.  The president has demonstrated he believes he has the power to make his own laws.  That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work.  That’s why the House will act next week...
  • The Senate will convene at 10:00 am. Following the Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will be in Morning business until 10:45 am, equally divided.   At 10:45 am, the Senate will conduct up to three cloture votes on: 1. Executive Calendar #851, Andre Birotte, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; 2. Executive Calendar #852, Robin L. Rosenberg, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida; and 3. Executive Calendar #854, John W. deGravelles, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana....