Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH On Thursday, 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: 2:45-3:45 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 3624 - Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Buck / Judiciary Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Ken Buck Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Matt Cartwright Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Begin Consideration of H.R. 2406 - SHARE Act (Structured Rule) (...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke at a leadership press conference today on the House’s work to keep America safe and the President’s misguided and dangerous plan to close Guantanamo Bay: Full remarks are below or watch online here. When you look for a contrast between the House’s work and what the President does, Gitmo is a prime example. After the attack in Paris, I put together a task force on counterterrorism and homeland security. We passed bills to pause the refugee program and restrict travel from terrorist safe havens. “Lots of you...
  • Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes announced today that he has introduced a resolution (H.Res.615), urging the Senate to only consider a nominee to the Supreme Court with a proven record of adhering to the restraints placed on the federal judiciary by the Constitution, contending that the vacancy left on the Court should be filled with an individual who will uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States free from political bias or ideology. The resolution also expresses that the House of Representatives supports the Senate in its Constitutional duty to vet and...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Administration’s “plan” to close Guantanamo Bay: “Congress has made its position clear time and again: it is dangerous and irresponsible to close Guantanamo Bay. We have passed and President Obama has signed legislation barring him from moving detainees to the United States. President Obama has stated that he still wants to close the facility, and law required him to submit a plan so he can show the American people exactly what he would do. This latest proposal from the...
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH 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: 1:30-2:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 238 - Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 3004 - To amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Clyburn / Natural Resources...
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD On Tuesday, the House will meet at 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) S. 2109 - Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 3584 - Transportation Security Administration Reform and Improvement Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 4408 - National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act of...
  • Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, issued the following statement today on the Administration’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility: “The President's new proposal for closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay is incomplete in almost every significant detail, including where released terrorists will now be held. I strongly oppose closing this facility, have fought to prevent the transfer of detainees to U.S. soil, and will continue to do so. The President has...
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22ND MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 2109 - Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 3584 - Transportation Security Administration Reform and Improvement Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland...
  • This Week: It’s All About Scalia – His Legacy & His Replacement Pro-Life Cause Loses Pivotal Champion – News of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a shock, but nowhere did it trigger greater sadness and dread than among those in the pro-life community. Whip Steve Scalise - "I am deeply saddened to learn of Justice Antonin Scalia's passing. He was a man of deep faith and brilliant intellect who will forever be remembered as one of the greatest conservative thought leaders and defenders of the Constitution who has ever served on the Supreme Court. I...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey: “This terrorist attack at the heart of Turkey’s capital is a reminder that terrorists won’t stop until we stop them. America reaffirms its support for our Turkish allies during this terrible time. Only constant vigilance and a strong response to global terrorism can put an end to these senseless murders.”