Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at a Full Committee Hearing on Investing in the U.S. Health System by Lowering Drug Prices, Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs, and Improving Medicare Benefits.   CLICK HERE to watch the hearing.   Remarks as prepared for delivery:    "Thank you, Chairman Neal. "In 2003, as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I was proud to help enact into law the Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, creating...
  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 3624 - Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Bill Huizenga Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. French Hill Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Committee on Education and Labor, delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a committee markup of H.R. 3, Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019:"Before I begin, I want to take a moment to recognize Rep. Elijah Cummings. As someone who served with him on the Oversight and Reform Committee, I’m well aware of his passion for public service. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. "Workers and families across America are rightly concerned about the costs of their prescription...
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1815 – SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Casten / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Bill Huizenga Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Josh Gottheimer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Ann Wagner Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sean...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after Democrats cut his microphone on the House Floor instead of answering his simple yes or no question: has the House been authorized to conduct an impeachment inquiry?   “Democrats are so determined to keep their impeachment process a secret from the American people that they cannot and will not give us a simple yes or no answer as to whether the House has authorized an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Every impeachment inquiry in history was authorized by an initial vote, yet...
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.J. Res. 77 - Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3889 - ONDCP Technical Corrections Act of 2019, as amended (...
  • President Trump, Secretary Mnuchin, and Ambassador Lighthizer spoke from the Oval Office about the substantial phase one agreement with China on trade.    ON THE PHASE ONE DEAL PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We’ve come to a deal on intellectual property, financial services, a tremendous deal for the farmers, a purchase of from $40 billion to $50 billion worth of agricultural products.”  PRESIDENT TRUMP: “This is phase 1 and it’s a big part of it. The farmers, the intellectual property, a lot of areas are covered here that frankly, are in great shape.” PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We’ve come to a very...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News’ Mornings with Maria to discuss Democrats' continued attempts to impeach the President of the United States on false accusations and secondhand information. Whip Scalise emphasized Adam Schiff's abuse of the impeachment process to conceal evidence and create a false narrative in an effort to impeach President Trump behind closed doors.     On Democrats' attempt to impeach the President on false accusations and secondhand information: "Well, this is part of Adam Schiff's -- it's like a kangaroo...
  • Impending Presidential E.O. Will Authorize Treasury to Sanction Turkish Government Agencies and Officials    Washington – Given Turkey’s ongoing military offensive in northeastern Syria, President Donald J. Trump intends to sign an Executive Order to dissuade Turkey from any further offensive military action in northeast Syria, including but not limited to indiscriminate targeting of civilians, targeting of civilian infrastructure, targeting of ethnic or religious minorities, or targeting or other actions that undermine the continued counterterrorism activities of the...
  • WEEK OF OCTOBER 14TH MONDAY, OCTOBER 14THOn Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15THOn Tuesday, the House will meet at 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. 3289 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4270 - PROTECT Hong Kong Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.Res. 543 - Recognizing Hong Kong’...