Capitol Hill Updates

  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH On Friday, 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 H.R. 5687 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Shalala / Gonzalez-Colon / Hastings / McGovern / Murphy (FL) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Reps. Gonzalez-Colon /...
  • ‘The response to losing one election cannot be to attack the office of the presidency… We cannot let factional fever break our institutions. It must work the other way, as Madison and Hamilton intended. The institutions must break the fever.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks Wednesday on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial:   ‘The United States Senate was made for moments like this.   ‘The Framers predicted that factional fever might dominate House majorities from time to time. They...
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches  H.Res. 832 - Disapproving of Speaker Pelosi's actions during the State of the Union Address (Sponsored by Rep. Kay Granger)  H.Res. 826 - Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Marc Veasey / Energy and Commerce...
  • “Tomorrow, the Senate must do what we were created to do. We have done our duty. We have considered all arguments. We have studied the “mountain of evidence.” And tomorrow, we will vote. We must vote to reject the House’s abuse of power. Vote to protect our institutions… I urge every one of my colleagues to cast the vote that the facts in evidence, the Constitution, and the common good clearly require. Vote to acquit the President of these charges.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor...
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH 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: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4305 - PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Stivers / Veterans' Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4044 - Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Malinowski / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 3) H.R. 1132 -...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox Business Channel's Mornings with Maria to highlight the juxtaposition between Democrats' political obsession with impeaching President Trump, and President Trump's pro-growth leadership which has fueled the comeback of the American dream.Whip Scalise emphasized President Trump's achievements on cutting taxes, rebuilding our military, and signing the historic USMCA into law. Because of President Trump's hard work, the country is doing great and the President has a great story on American optimism to deliver...
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3RD  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD On Monday, there are no votes expected in the House.  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4THOn Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House. The House will reconvene at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President's State of the Union Address. Members are requested to be on the Floor and seated no later than 8:25 p.m. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5THOn Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial:   A majority of the U.S. Senate has determined that the numerous witnesses and 28,000-plus pages of documents already in evidence are sufficient to judge the House Managers’ accusations and end this impeachment trial.   There is no need for the Senate to re-open the investigation which the House Democratic majority chose to conclude and which the Managers themselves continue to describe as “overwhelming” and “beyond any...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) delivered a speech on the House Floor in opposition of Democrats' reckless attempt to restrict President Trump's ability to protect our nation.Whip Scalise criticized Speaker Pelosi for approving a scheme to bypass regular committee proceedings and strip Republicans of the opportunity to have an honest debate on AUMF concerns. Their destructive strategy would make the world less safe and less secure.   Full remarks:"I want to thank my colleague from Texas for yielding and [Rep. Michael McCaul's] leadership on our ability to...
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 30TH 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 House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 550 - No War Against Iran Act (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna / Foreign Affairs Committee) House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 550 - To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee / Foreign Affairs Committee) Special Order Speeches