Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) joined Sean Hannity's radio show today to talk about the many conservative wins in the House's American Health Care Act and the importance of living up to the promise President Trump and Congressional Republicans made to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare.  Check out the key moments below: On the unanimous Republican support AHCA has received in the committees: "If you look at what we had last week, we had a committee meeting, two committee meetings frankly, with members of all of those conferences--we had...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report for the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “Obamacare continues to collapse under its own weight. Premiums are skyrocketing. Insurers are pulling out of the marketplace, leaving some counties with no providers at all and others with only one choice. This report by the CBO confirms that this first phase of health care reform, the American Health Care Act, uses conservative and free-market principles that will empower Americans with access, choice, and...
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 4:30 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. 132 - Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole / Natural Resources Committee) 2) H.R. 648 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir (Sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney /...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) made the following statement after the release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate on the American Health Care Act: "Today's CBO estimate confirms what Republicans have been saying all along: repealing Obamacare and replacing it with patient-centered reforms lowers health care premiums, lowers taxes, and dramatically reduces the deficit.  "Under our American Health Care Act, American families will finally be rescued from the skyrocketing premiums they are facing under Obamacare. This report confirms that once our...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 13TH  MONDAY, MARCH 13TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH 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. 132 - Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole / Natural Resources Committee) 2) H.R. 648 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to...
  •         AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT   Watch Speaker Ryan's presentation on the American Health Care Act here.     To view the Speaker's slide show, click here.   AHCA Resources Round Up: Legislative Text - American Health Care Act  Two-Pager  Section by Section Summary  Committee Legislative Recommendations  Legislative Text - American Health Care Act...
  • Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Judiciary Committee Member Ken Buck (R-Colo.) released the following statements following House passage of the Innocent Party Protection Act (H.R. 725) by a vote of 224-194. Chairman Goodlatte: “Hardworking Americans and small businesses should not have to worry that they could be dragged into lawsuits they have no connection to as part of some lawyer’s forum shopping strategy. Irresponsible attorneys bring claims against innocent parties in order to find a favorable ruling in a local court, and this tactic...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement on the news that illegal border crossings at the Southwest border dropped 40% in January and February:   “Enforcing the law works. President Trump has sent the strong message that our immigration laws will be enforced and unlawful immigration will not be tolerated. Through his policies, President Trump has empowered Border Patrol and immigration enforcement agents to do their jobs. Because of the President's actions, we are already seeing results. Illegal border crossings are down...
  • Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement upon House passage of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (FICALA) of 2017 (H.R. 985) by a vote of 220-201. Chairman Goodlatte: “Class action lawsuits were created so Americans could have strength in numbers when they took their legitimate disputes to court. These suits were supposed to provide a level playing field for both consumers and businesses, so their issues could be settled in a just and fair system. “Sadly, because of abuses by unscrupulous trial lawyers, many...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke this morning on Fox News’ Fox & Friends, CBS This Morning, and the Hugh Hewitt show about Republican’s three-phase plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and why the President is on board with the House’s legislation. “If you want to see Obamacare replaced, this is the best opportunity to do it.” Fox and Friends On the three phases to repeal and replace Obamacare: “This is phase one of the process. Because of the senate rules, and because we have to go through what is called reconciliation through a budget...