Capitol Hill Updates

  • "The power of prayer is something you really cannot underestimate… you have no idea how great it feels to be back at work in the people's House." Click above the watch team Scalise's video of our Whip's triumphant return.  Welcome back, boss. We've missed you!     FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS   H.R. 2824 - Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act Sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith Passage Vote Count Rep: 212-20 Dem: 2-189 Final...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), along with Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA), Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Rep. James Langevin (D-RI), Rep. Ralph Abraham, M.D. (R-LA), Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA), and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) introduced H. Con. Res. 80, expressing the sense of Congress that legalizing physician-assisted suicide puts the most vulnerable of our society at risk of deadly harm and undermines the integrity of America’s healthcare system. They issued the following joint statement: ...
  • SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS: ‘Goal Is To Make The Tax Code Simpler, Fairer And More Competitive’   SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT), Finance Committee Chairman: “For too long, Americans have been bogged down by an outdated tax code that runs counter to the goal of growth and fails to promote jobs and investment here at home… Providing much-needed relief – whether it be doubling the standard deduction or expanding the Child Tax Credit – will help lift the middle class and let hardworking families keep more of their hard-earned dollars. A fairer rate for American small businesses will give...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is returning to work at the United States Capitol today, after more than three months in the hospital and an in-patient rehabilitation facility following the June 14th Congressional Baseball Game practice shooting. Whip Scalise will participate in this morning's vote series and address his colleagues on the House floor in his first public appearance since the shooting. Tune into C-SPAN to watch it live. *This will be his only public appearance today and for the remainder of the week.* Starting today, Whip Scalise will be resuming...
  •   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) returned to the U.S. Capitol for the first time since he was injured in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice on June 14, 2017: "When my friend and teammate Steve Scalise took a bullet on that baseball field in June, he also took on the weight of a nation where divisiveness is being projected at a feverish pitch. In his return to the Capitol...
  • ‘After a decade of lost growth, hardworking American families know the status quo is unacceptable. They want to keep more of their hard earned money so they can make ends meet, provide for their children, and save for retirement. We need to make it easier for America to compete here at home and overseas,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). “It’s time to take more money out of Washington’s pockets, and put more of it in the pockets of Americans.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance...
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 1866 - Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Education Relief Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander / Education and the Workforce Committee) H.R. 2792 - Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem / Ways and Means Committee) Complete Consideration of H.R. 3823 - Disaster Tax Relief and...
  •       Lowers Rates for Individuals and Families The framework shrinks the current seven tax brackets into three – 12%, 25% and 35% – with the potential for an additional top rate for the highest-income taxpayers to ensure that the wealthy do not contribute a lower share of taxes paid than they do today. Doubles the Standard Deduction and Enhances the Child Tax Credit The framework roughly doubles the standard deduction so that typical middle-class families will keep more of their paycheck. It...
  • ‘These Americans deserve real tax reform.  And I urge all of my colleagues to join me in working from this framework to deliver for them. Because it’s time to take more money out of Washington’s pockets, and put more of it in the pockets of Americans.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: “Later today, I look forward to joining members of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways & Means Committee, and other congressional leaders in unveiling a unified framework...
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 3:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 327 - Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Dean Heller / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 3229 - To protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hakeem...