Capitol Hill Updates

  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 5226, the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016: “The federal regulatory process is largely hidden from view by design. Bureaucrats don’t want to expose their unpopular regulations to public view where outrage from the American people might disrupt the bureaucracy’s plans. That’s why Congress passed the Administrative Procedures Act in 1946—to let the American people participate in the rulemaking process of federal agencies. “Unfortunately, agencies have been trying to...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke on the House floor this week in favor of H.R. 3590, the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act, which repeals an Obamacare tax on those with high medical costs. Full remarks are below or watch online here. “Mr. Speaker, many words have been said on this floor about Obamacare, about losing doctors and insurance, about losing jobs and hours at work, about premium increases and deductibles so high it makes insurance nearly worthless. “And you know what? It’s all true. And Obamacare only...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and David Perdue (R-GA) have introduced the JCPOA Enforcement Transparency Act, which would increase oversight of the Joint Commission, a committee created under the Iran Nuclear Deal to monitor implementation, and call on the U.S. representative to the Commission to oppose further exemptions for Iran. The Institute for Science and International Studies recently issued a report claiming that some of Iran’s nuclear facilities and stocks were not in compliance with President Obama’s original Iran deal...
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 5351 - To prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski / Armed Services Committee)Possible Consideration of H. Res. 828 - Impeaching Commissioner John Andrew Koskinen, if offeredSpecial Order Speeches
  • Washington, D.C. ­– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act: “The tepid economic growth that has left too many Americans behind is underscored by our inability to fill job openings with skilled applicants. Our economy is changing at a rapid pace, and to ensure America keeps up and leads the way in the 21st century, we must encourage educational advancement at all levels. Representative Glenn Thompson (PA-05) and Chairman John...
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  One Minute SpeechesComplete Consideration of H.R. 5620 - VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans Affairs Committee)The Rule provides for no more general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Ben Ray Lujan...
  • 'These are the realities of Obamacare for Middle Class Americans across our country.    Democrats can deny it. Democrats can say this is all some “messaging” problem. Democrats can pretend that “Obamacare has been terrific for this country,” as the Democratic Leader tried to convince us last week.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today on how Obamacare is hurting people across the country:   “Days before Obamacare passed the Senate, in 2009, the Senior Senator from New York predicted...
  • Committee Examines FBI Redactions and Classifications   "Classifications and Redactions in FBI's Investigative File"  Witnesses: The Honorable Peter Kadzik, Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)  The Honorable Julia Frifield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of State (State)  Mr. Jason Herring, Acting Assistant Director for Congressional Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  Ms. Deirdre Walsh, Assistant Director for...
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected:4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 3590 - Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Ways and Means Committee)Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5587 - Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century...
  • WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12TH  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 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.Res. 810 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the life and work of Elie Wiesel in promoting human rights, peace, and Holocaust remembrance, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Israel / Foreign Affairs Committee)2) S.Con.Res. 46 - Expressing support for the...