Capitol Hill Updates

  • HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on The Constitution, issued the following statement commending President Trump's action to rein in Big Tech immunity and bias: "This executive order is an important acknowledgement that we can no longer afford to let Big Tech go unchecked. For too long, social media platforms like Twitter have hid behind their opaque algorithms and Section 230 immunity to target speech with which they disagree and advance their own political agendas. This doesn't just stifle Americans' free speech; it shapes what...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon the news of former Representative Sam Johnson’s (R-Texas) death:“I am deeply saddened to hear of the news of Sam Johnson's passing. Sam was larger than life — a true American patriot and a great man. He served bravely in two different wars, including a harrowing seven years as a prisoner of war in the Hanoi Hilton. He was called to serve throughout his entire life and did so with dignity, kindness, and humor. I will always have fond memories of racing our scooters around the Capitol...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and other Republican Members at Wednesday’s leadership press stakeout to discuss the Republican lawsuit against Speaker Pelosi for her unconstitutional proxy voting scheme which allows Democrats to turn their district's voice over to someone else. Over 70 Democrats have decided to sit at home and fail to do their job this week as Americans across the country begin to return to work and essential workers remain on the front...
  • Thursday, May, 28th, 2020 On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 6168 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 2) S. 3414  – Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 4) H.R. 6782 – TRUTH Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dean Phillips / Small...
  • “No effort will be spared to give America’s seniors the care and support and devotion and love they have earned and that they deserve.” – President Donald J. Trump    LOWERING COST OF INSULIN FOR SENIORS: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are lowering out-of-pocket insulin costs for Medicare’s seniors. Under President Trump’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is announcing that many Medicare Part D plans and Medicare Advantage plans have applied to offer lower out-of-pocket insulin costs to seniors for the 2021 plan year. Across the...
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH, 2020 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. – 5:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 3744 – Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) S. 2746 – Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act (Sponsored by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 6509...
  • ‘Sustaining this flattened curve will take vigilance. Safely re-opening schools, universities, and businesses will take care and leadership. The race for even more testing, therapeutics, and of course a vaccine will be one great national project. Rebuilding the prosperity we had just a few months ago will be another. Life will not go right back to ‘normal’… but the greatest country in world history will find a more sustainable middle ground.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip and Ranking Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Steve Scalise (R-La.) opened the Select Subcommittee's briefing on protecting frontline and essential workers by urging Democrats to hold China accountable for lying about coronavirus and jeopardizing the health and safety of our frontline heroes in the first place.Subcommittee Republicans sent Democrats a letter on Tuesday calling for World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros and Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai to testify...
  • ‘The House Democrats would rather spend a fourth consecutive year trying to cram their politics into the legal system than actually govern the country in a pandemic. Fortunately, as I laid out, the Senate is up to the job.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats’ perpetual impeachment and the CARES Act:   “Week after week, this Capitol has been a study in contrasts. Call it a tale of two chambers.   “Over here in the United States Senate, the lights are on,...
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - REGULATORY RELIEF TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC RECOVERY       In December 2019, a novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 ("the virus") was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China, causing an outbreak of the disease COVID-19, which has now spread globally.  The Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency on January 31, 2020, under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d), in response to COVID-19.  In Proclamation 9994 of...