Capitol Hill Updates

  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH On Tuesday, 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. 2091 – Child Support Assistance Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 1553 – Small Bank Exam Cycle Reform Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 1525 – Disclosure Modernization and Simplification Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Garrett / Financial...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that members of the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on their next Speaker on the House floor on October 29th: “When I made my announcement last month, I said that I would continue to serve through the month of October.  After consulting with my colleagues, I am announcing today that all members of the House of Representatives will vote to elect their next Speaker during a floor vote on October 29th.  “Next Thursday, October 8th, the members of the House Republican Conference will meet to elect our...
  • Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold its second hearing in a series titled, “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion Procedures and Medical Ethics at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider." This hearing will continue to examine the abortion practices of Planned Parenthood, which has been the subject of an ongoing House Judiciary Committee investigation into the organization. Medical experts will testify at Thursday’s hearing on the horrors of abortion procedures, details of late-term abortions, and the elements...
  • President Obama’s Economy:  ‘Fewer People… Moving Up The Pay Ladder’ ‘Economic Stagnation,’ ‘No Improvements In Wages’   ‘For Ordinary Americans, Especially The Poor, The Economic Recovery — Now Into Its Seventh Year — Has Yet To Deliver Measurable Benefits’  “‘The persistent high unemployment yielded no improvements in wages and no improvement in the median incomes of working-age households or any reduction in poverty, said Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal research group influential with Democrats in Congress.” (“Health Care...
  • WEEK OF OCTOBER 5TH MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH On Monday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. in pro forma session. No votes are expected. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH On Tuesday, 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.R. 1553 – Small Bank Exam Cycle Reform Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 1839 – Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises (RAISE) Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry /...
  • Healthcare.gov ‘Audit Found 135 Database Vulnerabilities,’ Contractor Paid ‘$4 Million To Correct Defects Of The Botched Site,’ ‘Deficiencies’ Also Found In NY Exchange ‘Obamacare On A Network With Basic Cybersecurity Flaws’   “The federal government stored the sensitive personal data of millions of people who purchased insurance through ObamaCare on a network with basic cybersecurity flaws, a federal audit revealed Thursday.” (“HealthCare.gov Faulted For Weak Cybersecurity,” The Hill, 9/24/15)    “…the audit raises questions about the government's ability to protect...
  • In April 2014, almost a year to the day before her exclusive use of personal email for government business was revealed as a result of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a college crowd that “China and Russia …. were going after the personal emails of people who worked in the State Department.” After her email scandal erupted, her tune changed. Asked by CNN last month if it was possible that her private server was hacked by the Russians or the Chinese, Clinton dismissed the idea. “There’s no evidence of that,” she...
  • Did you know that, right now, Iran owes $43.5 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of its state-sponsored terror?  And not once has the Obama administration demanded that the regime pay these families.  Not one demand. Instead, the administration has cut a deal whereby the president will go ahead without demanding justice and simply waive sanctions on Iran.  “In short,” Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) says, “Iran’s hardliners will get a payday while their victims await billions of dollars in compensation.”Meehan is the author of H.R. 3457, the Justice...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today applauded House passage of H.R. 3457, the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act, authored by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA): “The president’s deal with Iran is so bad and so backwards that Iran’s hardliners get a payday while the victims of their terror get nothing.   These families are victims of the worst terrorist attacks of our time, from September 11th and Khobar Towers to the attack on our Marine barracks in Beirut, and all they get from the Obama administration is lip service.  It’s just wrong.  At...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to calls by Senate Democrats to disband the House Select Committee on Benghazi: “On May 2, 2014, the House established the Select Committee on Benghazi to investigate what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, and to ensure that justice is finally served.  Four Americans lost their lives in this terrorist attack because they were left without adequate security in one of the most dangerous places in the world.  Their loved ones still don’t know the...