Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after House Democrats voted down H.R. 19, The Lower Costs, More Cures Act, and instead passed H.R. 3, the Fewer Cures and More Government Price Control Act: “Today was a disaster for every American struggling to pay for their prescription medicines. Given the choice between a partisan drug plan that can never become law, and a bipartisan prescription drug bill that could be on the President’s desk this week, radical Democrats chose Pelosi’s partisan drug plan. “The American people want a...
  • Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) praised President Trump’s executive order taking action against anti-Semitism in the United States. The executive order adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism and provides important tools to protect American Jews being targeted by anti-Semitism. Meadows released the following statement on the order: “Today, President Trump signed an executive order taking a new step to better protect Jewish Americans from anti-Semitic discrimination. This executive order clarifies that whenever anti-Semitic...
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 3 - Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Pallone /Rep. Neal/Rep. Scott (VA)/ Energy and Commerce/Ways and Means/Education and Labor Committees) The Rule provides for one remaining hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Walden / Brady / Collins / Foxx Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Paul Tonko...
  • "The vile, hate-filled poison of anti-Semitism must be condemned and confronted everywhere and anywhere it appears." COMBATING ANTI-SEMITISM: President Donald J. Trump is issuing an Executive Order to further the fight against the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States. President Trump’s order makes it clear that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to anti-Semitic discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. When enforcing Title VI against covered anti-Semitic discrimination, agencies will consider the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA)...
  • WASHINGTON—The U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees yesterday released the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which included Collins’ amendment to protect religious liberty for all chaplains serving in our military. Collins’ amendment will guarantee the government is not involved in the establishment and determination of religion, ensuring the church is the sole determiner of whether a military chaplain is qualified to represent his or her religion.  “Allowing the military to serve as the sole determiner of whether a...
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH 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 H.R. 5038 - Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren / Judiciary Committee) Conference Report to Accompany S. 1790 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee) Begin...
  • Washington – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released the following statement regarding the announcement of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “This is long overdue but very welcome news. I’m glad a deal has finally been reached. I look forward to reviewing the specific language soon and expect committee members will be briefed in person by USTR this week,” Grassley said. “Passage of USMCA will be a significant win for farmers, workers and all Americans. Renegotiating NAFTA was a central...
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 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: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5035 - Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Doyle / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 5363 - FUTURE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams / Education and Labor Committee)  H.R. 729 - Coastal and Great Lakes...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report on the origins of the FBI investigation into President Trump’s 2016 election campaign: “Republican warnings about abuses of the FISA court process have been proven true by IG Horowitz’s report. Obama administration officials clearly abused their power to help trigger an investigation into President Trump’s election campaign. In any other instance, an administration using the weight of the federal government to spy on the...
  • WEEK OF DECEMBER 9TH     MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH  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) H.R. 4372 - MSI STEM Achievement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) 2) H.R. 4373 - Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) 3) H.R...