Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 8TH 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: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:00-4:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 30 - Save American Workers Act of 2015 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young / Ways and Means Committee)
  • Meet John Boehner: the 53rd Speaker of the House.   Before he was a Speaker, or a Congressman, or even a small business owner, he was the son of a barkeep.  As the second oldest of twelve and a would-be college dropout, John A. Boehner had the unlikeliest of journeys to the Speaker's chair, and now, for the first time ever, his story is told by the people who know him best, including his wife, Debbie, his childhood friend, Jerry Vanden Eyden, and even his high school football coach, Gerry Faust.   This is the biography of John Boehner: the biggest long shot.
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7TH 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: 2:00-3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. ___ - Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Neugebauer / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. ___ - Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. ___ - Low-Dose Radiation Research Act...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement commending the House for unanimously passing the Hire More Heroes Act sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), the first of three jobs bills the House will act on during this first week of the new American Congress: “Our military men and women have made countless sacrifices on behalf of our freedom and security.  We owe it to them to do everything in our power to ensure they have the opportunity to earn a good living and care for their families when their military service has ended.   By...
  • House Republicans have pledged to continue making the American people’s priorities – jobs and the economy – our priorities and are wasting no time getting started, kicking off the first week of the new American Congress with action on three bipartisan jobs bills. Here’s a look at what they are, and how they’ll help more Americans find work: ·         Hire More Heroes Act:  The president’s health care law “is prompting many” small businesses “to hold off on hiring and even to shed jobs in some cases,” CNBC reports.  The Hire More...
  • WEEK OF JANUARY 5TH MONDAY, JANUARY 5TH On Monday, the House is not in session. TUESDAY, JANUARY 6TH On Tuesday, the House will convene for the start of the 114th Congress at 12:00 p.m. There will be a recorded quorum call at 12:00 p.m. following the Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. H. Res. 5 - A resolution providing for the House Rules of the 114th Congress (Privileged Resolution) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. ___ - Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Ways and Means Committee) WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7TH AND THE BALANCE OF...
  • THEHILL.COM The 2014 midterm elections were defined by a lot of issues — including the Democrats’ continued barrage of misleading attacks against Republicans’ policies and their impact on women. In Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, North Dakota and elsewhere, Democrats spent millions of dollars attempting to mislead voters about Republicans’ policies — attacks that were ultimately unsuccessful when voters cast their ballots. My name was included in some of these attacks, as some on the left tried to mislead voters about the amendment I introduced in 2012 to protect Americans’...
  • ‘We’re going to miss a Senator who actually likes to get his hands dirty and legislate. We’re going to miss a Senator who’s so devoted to procedure he sleeps next to Marty Gold’s book. And we’re going to miss a friend who understands that honest compromise is necessary to achieve anything in a pluralistic society. We’re all going to miss Tom a lot.  But he can retire with pride. And he should know that we are sending him our best wishes on a speedy recovery and a joyful retirement.’  WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the...
  • The House Appropriations Committee has released the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  You can read the text here.  The bill contains a number of important measures to fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security.1. The bill abides by last year’s bipartisan budget agreement.  As a result, overall discretionary spending has been reduced by $165 billion since FY 2010.  When projected out over 10 years, that adds up to saving taxpayers $2.13 trillion. ...
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5742 - Soledad Canyon Settlement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Buck McKeon / Natural Resources Committee) 2) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2952 - Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Meehan / Homeland Security Committee) 3) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4007 - Protecting and Securing...