Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 31 - Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard / Appropriations Committee)Special Order Speeches
  • ‘This time, it’s families in my home state who are paying the price for exercising their freedoms. Sadly, this kind of fact-free rush to judgement is becoming an all-too-common occurrence…If we can learn anything from this weekend, I hope it’s this: When the rush for headlines takes precedence over the facts, mistakes are made and our rights as Americans are put at risk. This trend is particularly troubling when young people are involved.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday...
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD  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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Postponed Vote of H.J.Res. 28 - Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) H.R. 648 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) Special Order Speeches
  •  WEEK OF JANUARY 21ST  MONDAY, JANUARY 21ST On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND 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. 439 - National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act(Sponsored by Rep. James Langevin / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 498 - Clean Up the Code Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Judiciary Committee) 3)...
  • NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK, 2019   - - - - - - -   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION        A great education provides students with a foundation to pursue the American Dream of a hopeful and prosperous future.  During National School Choice Week, we reaffirm our commitment to enable all students to pursue the education that will best equip them for success in work and life.      Every child deserves the chance to flourish in an educational environment that best leverages their unique...
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 17TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 150 - Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019(Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx / Oversight and Reform Committee) H.J.Res. 28 - Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) Legislation...
  • Letters call on President to commit to veto any legislation that would weaken pro-life protections   WASHINGTON, DC—169 Members of the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), and 49 Senators, led by Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), sent two companion letters asking President Donald Trump to reject—veto—any legislation that would weaken federal pro-life policy.   Both letters ask the President to reject any legislation that would weaken federal policy on abortion.   “We ask President Donald Trump to continue his work in defense of life.  My colleagues and...
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16TH  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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 190 - Expanding Contract Opportunities for Small Businesses Act(Sponsored by Rep. Roger Marshall / Small Business Committee) H.R. 268 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) The Rule provides for one...
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 15TH 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: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  One Minute SpeechesLegislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.J.Res. 27 - Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee)2) H.R. 135 - Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings / Oversight and Reform Committee)3) H.R. 136 - Federal Intern...
  • WEEK OF JANUARY 14TH  MONDAY, JANUARY 14THOn 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.R. 116 - Investing in Main Street Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu / Small Business Committee)2) H.R. 246 - Stimulating Innovation through Procurement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Abby Finkenauer / Small Business Committee)3) H.R. 206 - Encouraging Small Business Innovators Act (Sponsored by Rep. Harley...