Capitol Hill Updates

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST 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. 2814 - To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Dannie A. Carr Veterans Outpatient Clinic (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 2347 - Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lacy Clay /...
  • "The Law Is Really Clear, Mr. President  We are taking all legal preparations necessary. If President Obama proceeds with knowingly breaking the law and asking the military to break the law by bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to American soil, he will be met with fierce bipartisan opposition in Congress." Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, February 25, 2016 We are taking all legal preparations necessary in the event President Obama tries to relocate Guantanamo Bay terrorist detainees to American soil.  Here's why: As top administration officials admit,...
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH 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. 4238 - To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities (Sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 4444 - EPS Improvement Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Renee Ellmers / Energy and...
  • WASHINGTON – In advance of their first idea forum on Thursday, the chairs of the Task Force on Restoring Constitutional Authority released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the country in the coming months.Republican leaders launched the development of this agenda in January, announcing that it will address five issue areas: national security; jobs and the economy; health care; poverty, opportunity, and upward...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3624, the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act: “Federal courts provide a neutral forum to resolve disputes between citizens from different states so that there is no appearance of an unfair advantage to one party over the other in these cases. Currently, some trial lawyers are attempting to wrongfully deprive parties of this neutral forum by fraudulently suing local defendants, not because these local defendants have any real connection to the lawsuit, but because...
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 2406 - SHARE Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Wittman / Natural Resources Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Rob Wittman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Don Beyer Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Cheri Bustos Amendment (10 minutes of...
  • ‘Given that we are in the midst of the presidential election process, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and I believe that it is today the American people who are best-positioned to help make this important decision — rather than a lame-duck president whose priorities and policies they just rejected in the most-recent national election.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Supreme Court's vacancy: “I recently joined my good friend from Iowa, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, in...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement applauding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against abortion clinics in Louisiana. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has said that Louisiana can implement its law requiring physicians who perform abortions at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.  “Protecting innocent human life goes hand in hand with protecting women who seek medical help during pregnancy,” Rep. Scalise said. “This ruling by the federal court is a positive...
  • ‘Today we received the descriptions of where the President would like to detain terrorists within the United States…his Attorney General recently confirmed that it is illegal to transfer any of these terrorists into the U.S…We will review President Obama’s plan but since it includes bringing dangerous terrorists to facilities in U.S. communities, he knows that the bipartisan will of Congress has already been expressed against that proposal.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the secure...
  • WASHINGTON – In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Health Care Reform released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the country in the coming months.Republican leaders launched the development of this agenda in January, announcing that it will address five issue areas: national security; jobs and the economy; health care; poverty, opportunity, and upward mobility; and restoring...