WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the U.S. Department of Energy will invest $934,554 in federal funding for the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) to be used for its carbon capture project.
The competitive federal grant will allow UK CAER to fund operations and employ researchers in order to support and facilitate joint research and development for clean coal technologies in Kentucky. On behalf of the University of Kentucky, Senator McConnell contacted U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry regarding its...
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
One Minute Speeches H.R. 620 - ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe / Judiciary Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Jeff Denham Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Jim Langevin Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Bill Foster Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps. Speier / Schrader / Bera / Sinema Amendment (10...
Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) delivered the following remarks at a leadership press conference on the positive economic impacts tax reform is already delivering for millions of Americans.
On Americans checking their paychecks and seeing they are keeping more of their money:
“If you check your check…people are going to find in their paychecks today that they get to keep more money.
This weekend my brother and I we’re watching the Olympics and he was talking about his last week at work– he’s electrician and works in a prison. And he said all...
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH 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: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
One Minute Speeches H.R. 3299 - Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry / Financial Services Committee) H.R. 3978 - TRID Improvement Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general...
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12TH
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12THOn Monday, no votes are expected in the House.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13THOn 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. 4533 - To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the “Lexington VA Health Care System” and to make certain other designations (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Veterans Affairs Committee)
2) H.R. 3542 –...
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved funding to extend federal operations, and to fund the Department of Defense for the 2018 Fiscal Year. The Continuing Resolution (CR) is a stopgap measure that will maintain government funding through March 23, 2018. In absence of this legislation, existing funding would run out on February 8, 2018.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen made the following statement on the legislation:
“Our current Continuing Resolution expires on Thursday, and without this legislation, large segments of the federal...
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH 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: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Last votes expected: TBD.
One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 1153 - Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee) H.R. 4771 - Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mia Love / Financial Services Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of...
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD
One Minute Speeches H.R. 1153 - Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee) Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) H.R. 2371 - Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Natural Resources Committee) 2) S. 1438 - Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act (Sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 1997 -...
‘On Thursday, another major American employer, Lowe’s, announced it will give bonuses up to $1,000 to more than a quarter-million hourly employees and expand family-friendly employee benefits like adoption assistance and paid parental leave. And the very same day, the major pharmaceutical company Amgen -- which houses a distribution facility in Louisville -- announced that tax reform is causing them to shift more of their planned investments here to the U.S., including the construction of a new, quote, ‘next-generation manufacturing plant’ right here at home.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over $3 billion in bonuses have already gone out to American workers all over the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's enactment less than two months ago, with over 300 companies passing on the savings they see under this bill to their employees with bonuses, pay raises, better benefits, and more job opportunities.
These billions in bonuses come as 90% of workers across the country will begin to see higher paychecks as their employers adopt the new withholding tables under the bill. While elitist Democrat leaders like Nancy Pelosi...