Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH 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 Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2266 - Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. John Conyers / Judiciary Committee) 2) S. 419 - Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 984 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition...
  • The bill enhances public safety, protects national security, and ensures the rule of law   Washington, D.C. – Today, Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a robust immigration enforcement bill to enhance public safety, protect national security, and ensure the rule of law.  This bill, the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431), will be marked up by the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  ...
  • WASHINGTON, DC— On Monday the Trump Administration announced the implementation of the expanded Mexico City Policy, now known as “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) issued the following statement: “Today’s implementation by the State Department of the ‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance’—the reinstatement and expansion of Ronald Reagan’s 1984 Mexico City Policy—ensures that U.S. taxpayers will no longer subsidize non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that perform or promote abortion on demand. “This humane policy seeks to respect and protect the...
  • TUESDAY, MAY 16TH 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. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 510 - Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 1616 - Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Ratcliffe / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 1892 - Honoring Hometown Heroes Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Larson / Judiciary Committee) 4) H.R. 1428 -...
  • ‘These officers put themselves in harm’s way to defend our communities every day, and we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding National Police Week and the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Jeffrey Rosen:   “This week marks National Police Week, an annual celebration in honor of the men and women who serve in local, state, and federal law enforcement across the country. We are all safer because of their...
  • WEEK OF MAY 15TH MONDAY, MAY 15TH On Monday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. in pro forma session. No votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, MAY 16TH 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. 510 - Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 1892 - Honoring Hometown Heroes Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Larson / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 1428 - American Law Enforcement...
  • Every day, federal, state, and local law enforcement officers around the country protect their fellow citizens from harm, keep the peace, and carry out justice. As they serve and protect us, we have a duty to ensure they have the tools needed to do their jobs and that our laws honor their sacrifices. Communities across the nation will observe National Police Week May 14-20 in honor of those lost in the line of duty. At the same time, the House of Representatives is slated to consider several bills from the Judiciary Committee that recognize the sacrifices of these brave men and women and will...
  • ‘If our friends on the other side of the aisle want to join us in replacing Obamacare with common-sense reforms, I welcome their input. It’s disappointing that it’s taken our Democratic colleagues this long to come around, but I look forward to hearing their ideas now, and I look forward to joining in a robust debate on the Senate floor as we pursue smarter health care solutions.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Obamacare and Senate Democrats’ acknowledgement that the status quo is...
  • ‘When Americans asked for policies that would allow the economy to grow again, the Obama Administration gave them just the opposite: a highly aggressive regulatory rampage that sometimes veered outside congressional authority, that often hurt the economy and job-creation more, that nearly always empowered unaccountable Washington bureaucrats at the expense of the American people.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks Thursday on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of harmful Obama-era regulations through the Congressional...
  • Washington, D.C. -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today introduced two bills to authorize and reauthorize key immigration component agencies at the Department of Homeland Security to ensure our nation’s immigration laws are enforced, and maintain the generosity and integrity of America’s legal immigration system.   The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authorization Act (H.R. 2406) authorizes ICE for the first time in law and ensures its core mission is the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws. Notably, the bill makes targeted reforms to both...