Capitol Hill Updates

  • TUESDAY, JULY 25TH  On Tuesday, 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: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3178 - Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady / Ways and Means Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 2182 - Plum Island Preservation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Homeland Security Committee) 3) H.R. 3364 - Russia, Iran, and North...
  • WEEK OF JULY 24TH  MONDAY, JULY 24TH On Monday, 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) S. 114 - A bill to authorize appropriations for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Dean Heller / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3218 - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 282 - Military Residency...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) on Wednesday challenged a panel of witnesses during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on violations of the Hatch Act by the United States Postal Service during the 2016 campaign. The hearing entitled, “The Postal Service’s Actions During the 2016 Campaign Season: Implications for the Hatch Act,” focused on an investigation by the Postal Service Inspector General and the Office of Special Counsel in regards to concerns from a letter carrier about practices he witnessed during 2016 election year.  Excerpts from...
  • THURSDAY, JULY 20TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2825 - DHS Authorization Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee) H.R. 218 - King Cove Road Land Exchange Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Niki Tsongas...
  • Washington, D.C. ­– At the request of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his family, Mayo Clinic released the following statement today: “On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.  “Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate Republican effort to repeal Obamacare: “Obamacare was imposed on our country seven years ago. It has been hurting the people we represent ever since. Families were supposed to spend less on health costs. They paid more. Families were supposed to have more health choices. They ended up with fewer, sometimes none at all. Worse still, for many years we had an administration that often waived away the concerns of middle-class families who were...
  • Here’s a quick update on our work to replace the broken tax code with a system that increases American competitiveness and cuts taxes for American families: READ the House Republican budget, which not only balances in ten years and tackles our debt crisis, but also paves the way for transformational tax reform, at balancedbudget.gop. The Budget Committee will markup the budget at 10:00 a.m. ET this morning. WATCH Speaker Ryan’s remarks at New Balance in Lawrence, Massachusetts tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. ET on how tax reform will make America the greatest place in...
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH 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: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2910 – Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Flores / Energy and Commerce Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Tsongas / McGovern / Beyer Amendment (10 minutes of...
  • TUESDAY, JULY 18TH  On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2786 – To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 2828 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding a vote to repeal Obamacare: “Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.“So, in the coming days, the Senate will vote to take up the House bill with the first amendment in order being what a majority of the Senate has already supported in 2015 and that was vetoed by then-President Obama: a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period to a patient-...