Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) sent a letter, along with his Republican colleagues on the House Committee on House Administration, urging House Democrats and committee leadership to prioritize bi-partisan election security reform over the impeachment proceedings. “It is time to get back to work for the American people and finish what they sent us here to do,” said Walker. “Rather than focusing on real solutions to protect the integrity of our elections, House Democrats would rather satisfy their impeachment obsession at the expense of our national...
  • While USMCA Languishes, House Democrats Make Time For Impeachment And Climate Conferences In Europe, But Not ‘New Jobs For American Workers’   SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “This has been the Democrats’ strategy for months now: Obsess over impeachment and obstruct everything else. Take the USMCA, which would create 176,000 new American jobs. Speaker Pelosi has been stalling it for months, constantly saying she is optimistic, or getting close, or almost there. For months it has been this broken record. I understand this very week, while the Speaker of the House has...
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 151 - Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. John Thune / Energy and Commerce Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Finance Committee I’ve recently spoken with my colleagues in the House of Representatives and officials in the Administration.   By all accounts, a deal is close on USMCA.   I urge House Democrats to act quickly and be reasonable so we can finally deliver certainty for the American people.   It has now been more than a year since the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States signed the agreement.   Americans have waited long enough.   This modernized trade agreement will create...
  • WEEK OF DECEMBER 2ND  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD On 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.Res. 517 - Supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3460 - End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) condemned the Court of Justice of the European Union’s recent ruling to permit anti-Israel business practices in the 28 member states. The ruling singles out Israeli goods for discrimination and requires special labels indicating the origin of products imported from Israeli settlements and areas the EU deems “occupied by Israel since 1967.”   “In Nazi-occupied Europe, the Jewish people were forced to wear a yellow star as a means of discrimination. Similarly, this label will apply only to products from...
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST 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 H.R. 1309 - Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Courtney / Education and Labor Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Hastings / DeSaulnier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Reps. DeSaulnier / Hastings Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Bradley Byrne Amendment...
  •   WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on his bill to prevent future government shutdowns as the November 21 funding deadline approaches. Congress is expected to delay the funding deadline until December 20, but the threat of another shutdown provides an opportunity for Lankford to push for real solutions to stop government shutdowns from impacting Americans and federal employees and hold Congress responsible. Earlier this year, Lankford and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act...
  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks Wednesday on the Senate floor regarding protests in the Middle East: “I spoke yesterday about the courageous people of Hong Kong who are standing up to Beijing and speaking out for their freedoms. But Hong Kongers are not alone in bravely speaking up at this time. “The Middle East continues to be swept by widespread and cross-sectarian demonstrations. In Lebanon, in Iraq, and in Iran, millions are demanding a better future, greater justice, less corruption, and more democracy from their governments. “These...
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH 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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 182 - To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Keating / Natural Resources Committee) 2) H.R. 255 - Big Bear Land Exchange Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 263...