Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks against Israel by Hamas and PIJ: “I strongly urge the Iranian-funded terrorist groups, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), to respect today’s ceasefire and halt all rocket fire toward Israel. The terrorist rocket attacks from Gaza are unprovoked, indiscriminate, and must be condemned in the strongest terms. They are further evidence of Hamas and Islamic Jihad’s disregard for the Palestinian people whom they use both as human shields and hostages in...
  • TUESDAY, MAY 7TH  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. 2002 - Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.Res. 273 - Reaffirming the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 1704 -...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom to discuss the latest jobs report, which shows the economy is booming thanks to President Donald Trump and Republican pro-growth policies. Whip Scalise then called out Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her caucus for continuing their Presidential harassment campaign rather than putting forward policies to benefit the American people. Click here or on the image above to watch the interview.  On the booming economy and April jobs report: “This is great news...
  • WEEK OF MAY 6TH  MONDAY, MAY 6TH On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, MAY 7TH 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. 2002 - Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.Res. 273 - Reaffirming the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the finalized HHS rule, “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority:” “The Trump Administration has taken an important step to protect the civil rights of all Americans. Congress has long supported effective, vigorous protection for rights of conscience through the legislation it has passed. This new rule gives HHS’s Office for Civil Rights the tools it needs to investigate discrimination and enforce the law as written. “We live in an era of rising...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) applauds the issuance of a final rule by the Trump Administration to ensure that healthcare professionals are free from discrimination on the basis of religious belief or moral conviction and not forced to act contrary to their beliefs. The rule provides much needed enforcement of laws passed by Congress to ensure the protection of conscience rights for those in the healthcare fields. "The final rule issued by the Administration today will ensure that healthcare providers are able to serve people and still live out their religious...
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today the issuance of the final conscience rule that protects individuals and health care entities from discrimination on the basis of their exercise of conscience in HHS-funded programs. Just as OCR enforces other civil rights, the rule implements full and robust enforcement of approximately 25 provisions passed by Congress protecting longstanding conscience rights in healthcare.   The final rule fulfills President Trump’s promise to promote and protect the fundamental and unalienable...
  •   WASHINGTON—Each year, our nation pauses on the first Thursday of May to observe the National Day of Prayer. To celebrate this year's day of prayer, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) shared a special message.    The National Day of Prayer was first created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Each year since its inception, the president has signed a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.
  •       GREENSBORO, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) co-sponsored a resolution to recognize the National Day of Prayer. May 2, 2019, marks the 31st anniversary of the National Day of Prayer.  “I cling to the promise that we find in the book of Jeremiah declaring that God listens when we pray. My hope is that we would seek His divine wisdom for guidance and protection,” Walker said. “Prayer is a source of strength and hope for so many Americans – a source we must recognize and protect. Though politics can be...
  • Lankford: “It’s not a terrible thing to do as a nation to be able to love and to be able to pray for each other.”     CLICK HERE to watch Lankford’s floor speech.   WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today spoke on the Senate floor to pray for the nation ahead of the National Day of Prayer, which is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the US Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law...