Capitol Hill Updates

  • MONDAY, APRIL 28TH On Monday, 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. 994 - The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (Sponsored by Sen. Mark Warner / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)2) H.R. 4192 - To amend the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Columbia" to clarify the rules of the District of Columbia regarding human occupancy of penthouses above the top story of the building upon which...
  • THE LEADER'S WEEKLY SCHEDULE WEEK OF APRIL 28TH MONDAY, APRIL 28TH On Monday, 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. 994 - The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (Sponsored by Sen. Mark Warner / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)2) H.R. 4192 - To amend the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Columbia" to clarify the rules of the District of Columbia regarding human occupancy of penthouses above the top...
  • U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren gave Kansas Secretary of State Kobach a court victory on March 19th, 2014 when he ordered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to change the federal voter-registration instructions to reflect the proof-of-citizenship requirements in Kansas and Arizona. Besides the federal judge’s decision being a commonsense one, it also reflects adherence to the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution; honoring states’ rights. L-R: Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas; Jim Backlin, Christian Coalition of America; Congressman William Huizenga, R-MI...
  • At his weekly press briefing today, Speaker Boehner unloaded on the White House for refusing to tell the American people the truth about the IRS, Benghazi, and Fast and Furious:   “The frustration is, is that the American people have not been told the truth about what happened at the IRS.  “The American people have not been told the truth about what happened in Fast and Furious.  “The administration has not told the American people the truth about Benghazi. “We’ve been going through all of these hearings, having to hold people in contempt, because they’ve made it...
  • House Passes Bill Preventing Terrorists from Entering U.S. as U.N. Ambassadors  With Unanimous Congressional Support, Sen. Cruz, Rep. Lamborn  Call for President Obama to Quickly Sign Into Law  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Congressman Doug Lamborn, CO-05, today called for President Obama to immediately sign into law their bi-partisan legislation that will prevent terrorists from getting visas to enter the United States as United Nations ambassadors.  “Congress has voted unanimously in support of a bill to reject Iran's deliberately...
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.Con.Res. 96 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Budget Committee) The rule makes in order the following remaining amendments and provides for ten minutes of final general debate time...
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) have introduced their bipartisan legislation, Restoration of America's Wire Act, which restores the long-standing interpretation of the Wire Act and reverses the Department of Justice's abrupt December 2011 decision to expand online gaming. "This is yet another example of the Holder Justice Department and Obama Administration ignoring the law," said Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "In 1999, South Carolina outlawed video poker and removed over 33,000 video poker...
  • ‘How about we help workers better balance the demands of work and family by allowing them time off as a form of overtime compensation?’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called on the Senate to pass the McConnell-Ayotte-Isakson amendment to allow flexible workplace arrangements such as compensatory time and flexible credit hour agreements to be extended to businesses with hourly workers. On the Senate floor, Senator McConnell asked for unanimous consent to offer the amendment, but it was immediately blocked by Senate Democrats. The McConnell flex...
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9TH 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: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 4414 - Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 (Suspension, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. John Carney / Ways and Means Committee) Continue Consideration of H.Con.Res. 96 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored...
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH 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: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1871 - Baseline Reform Act of 2013 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Woodall / Rep. Louie Gohmert / Budget Committee) Begin Consideration of H.Con.Res. 96 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan /...