Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF JUNE 18TH  MONDAY, JUNE 18THOn Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, JUNE 19THOn 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. 3192 – CHIP Mental Health Parity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 4005 – Medicaid Reentry Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 5590 – Opioid...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: “Day after day, week after week, more evidence piles up that Republicans’ overhaul of the U.S. tax code is igniting new growth and increasing opportunity across the nation. Here’s what tax reform means to middle-class Floridians: It means thousand-dollar bonuses for all 26 employees at Spellex Corporation, a software company in Tampa. It means an 11 percent...
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH 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. 2851 – Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Judiciary Committee / Energy  and Commerce Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Griffith / Raskin / Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee...
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 14THOn Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last expected: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 5788 – Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop / Ways and Means Committee) H.R. 5735 – Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one...
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH 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. 449 – Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 3331 – To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “Later this afternoon, the Senate will move to begin considering the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have spent months engaged in thorough work and bipartisan collaboration. Now, the whole Senate will take up their legislation and vote on a plan to deliver on the most pressing needs of our armed forces. “Congress has...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 11TH  MONDAY, JUNE 11TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, JUNE 12THOn 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. 449 – Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 3331 – To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers...
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH 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 Complete Consideration of H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson / Appropriations Committee)   Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Louie Gohmert AmendmentRep. Mark Meadows AmendmentRep. Mark Takano Amendment   The Rule provides for no further...
  •   Summary: On Wednesday, Speaker Ryan shared some of the biggest economic news from the past week, highlighting the healthy job market, rising wages, and economic growth that have been strengthened by the House’s policies. He also previewed the water infrastructure bill the House will consider today to improve America’s ports, dams, and waterways.   Opening Statement: “What I’m about to say may sound familiar because it’s worth repeating. “This economy is on a roll, there is just no two ways about it. “There are 6.7 million jobs open in this country. This is a record. “In...
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH 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: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 3 – Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Appropriations Committee) Begin Consideration of H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print (...