Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches  H.R. 7027 - Child Care Is Essential Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro / Appropriations Committee / Education and Labor Committee) H.R. 7327 - Child Care for Economic Recovery Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee / Ways and Means...
  • WEEK OF JULY 27TH  MONDAY, JULY 27TH On Monday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2420 - National Museum of the American Latino Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. José Serrano / Committee on House Administration) 2) S. 2163 - Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Judiciary Committee) TUESDAY, JULY 28THOn Tuesday,...
  • \ WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on CBS' ‘Face the Nation' with Margaret Brennan where he discussed the next phase of Congress' response to COVID-19 and shared his thoughts on the closing of China's Consulate in Houston. Sen. Cruz also reflected on the life and legacy of Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who today will cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama for the last time. Excerpts from the interview are below. ON RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY TO GET AMERICANS BACK TO WORK: "I am on board with restarting the economy. What Democrats...
  • FRIDAY, JULY 24TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 9:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 7608 – State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Allen Amendment Rep. Tonko AmendmentRep. Smith (MO) Amendment #1 Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke on the House on Wednesday ripping into House Democrats for pushing their "No Ban Act" in the middle of a global pandemic. President Trump has strengthened our borders in several ways that Democrats want to tear down. Border security is national security, border security is economic security, and border security is health security. COVID-19 originated in China, not America.The President of the United States must first and foremost be able to protect the American people. Democrats' "No Ban Act" makes it harder for President...
  • THURSDAY, JULY 23RD  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Begin Consideration of H.R. 7608 – Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) The Rule provides for One Hour of General Debate and makes in order the following amendments: A full list of the 132 amendments made in order can be found HERE....
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Rep. Chu House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486 – NO BAN Act (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu / Judiciary Committee) Rep. Jayapal House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486 – Access to Counsel Act of 2020 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal / Judiciary Committee) Senate...
  •     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week gave opening remarks for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies virtual event on ‘The Future of Iran.’ During his remarks, Sen. Cruz called for collapsing the Iranian regime, following the example of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during the Cold War.  He also recognized the progress Congressional Republicans and President Trump have made toward eliminating the threat of a nuclear Iran and collapsing the Ayatollah regime, and called on the U.S. to finally and irreversibly end what remains of the...
  • TUESDAY, JULY 21ST On Tuesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Complete Consideration of H.R. 6395 - William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee) Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Omar AmendmentRep. Jayapal AmendmentRep. DeGette AmendmentRep. Neguse AmendmentRep. Pocan AmendmentRep. Dean AmendmentRep. Takano...
  • ‘We need to continue supporting our healthcare system, and harbor no delusion that the virus is behind us... while also taking strategic steps to help laid-off American workers get rehired and American families get their kids back in school in the fall… That is why Senate Republicans will be putting forward a strong starting point for additional recovery legislation, hopefully as soon as this week.’     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus:   “It’s been...