Capitol Hill Updates

  • “If we won’t protect that fundamental right, then the Constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom is no longer worth the paper it is printed on” Rep. Black speaks at today’s press conference supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor  Washington, DC – Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a nurse for more than 40 years and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, spoke at a press conference supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor in their Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) abortifacient mandate. The Little Sisters of the Poor will be...
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND 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: 2:00-3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4742 - Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act (Sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) 2) H.R. 4755 - Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) 3) H.R. 482 - Ocmulgee...
  • Encryption a Top Issue for House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees Washington, D.C.  – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today announced the creation of an encryption working group to examine the complicated legal and policy issues surrounding encryption. The group will identify potential solutions that preserve the benefits of strong encryption – including the protection of Americans’ privacy and...
  • MONDAY, MARCH 21ST 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. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1670 - National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch / House Administration Committee) 2) House Amendment to S. 192 - Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander / Education and Workforce Committee) 3) H.R. 4314 -...
  • Grab a pencil. Here's a quiz. How many types of taxes can you list that most Americans pay? Two? Five? Here are some of the more common taxes you might be paying: 1.       Income taxes – these are the taxes we pay on earnings at the federal, state, and local level. 2.       Payroll taxes – employees and employers pay Social Security tax and Medicare tax on their earnings. 3.       Sales taxes – we pay sales taxes on goods and services for everyday items like groceries, dry cleaning, office supplies,...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 21ST MONDAY, MARCH 21ST 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. 1670 - National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch / House Administration Committee) 2) House Amendment to S. 192 - Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander / Education and Workforce Committee) 3) H.R. 4314 - Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House adoption of H. Res. 639, authorizing the Speaker to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the case of United States v. Texas: “Twenty-two times the President said that he could neither ignore the law nor create his own law—an opinion completely in line with the Constitution. Then he changed his mind with his executive action that ignored duly passed law in an attempt to grant millions of illegal immigrants blanket immunity from deportation. “The President’s action is...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Last votes expected: 12:00-1:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H. Res. 639 - Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al. (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Rules Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the House Budget Committee introduced its Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America:“We need real solutions to overcome the fiscal, economic, and national security challenges facing our nation. Surrendering to the status quo or failing to act boldly will mean Americans today and in the future will have less opportunity and less security. The Fiscal Year 2017 House Republican budget, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, provides a...
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16TH On Wednesday, 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: 1:15-2:15 p.m. H.R. 4596 - Small Business Broadband Deployment Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Committee Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment: Rep. Marc Veasey Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Postponed Suspension Votes: 1) H.R. 4416 - To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (...