Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF MARCH 6TH  MONDAY, MARCH 6TH  On Monday, the House meet at 4:00 p.m. in pro forma session. No votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, MARCH 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. ____ - To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic (Sponsored by Rep. Amata Coleman Radewagen / Veterans...
  • Click here to watch the full segment  By  Melissa Jacobs, Published March 01, 2017  The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he will recuse himself from any matters arising from the campaigns for President of the United States:    “Attorney General Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself. Attorney General Sessions is an honorable man who believes in preserving the integrity of the justice system. I applaud his decision to avoid even the appearance of impropriety in order to ensure the American people have confidence in our justice...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 1004 – Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Walberg / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Luke Messer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #2 (10 minutes of...
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST  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: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 998 - SCRUB Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Bonamici / Davis (CA) / Polis Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps. Bonamici / Polis Amendment (10 minutes of...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— At a House Republican Leadership press conference today, Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) discussed President Trump's upcoming visit to address a Joint Session of Congress.    Click image to view remarks  Remarks:  "We’re really looking forward to welcoming President Trump to address a Joint Session of Congress tonight and share his optimistic vision of the things he’s been doing to keep his promises to the American people. What’s been most refreshing about these first few weeks in office is that he’s really focused on doing the things that he...
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH  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 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The House will recess no later than 5:00 p.m. and reconvene at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President's Address. Members are requested to be on the Floor and seated no later than 8:25 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Begin Consideration of H.R. 998 - SCRUB Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith / Oversight and Government...
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH 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.  One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 88 – Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn / Natural Resources Committee) 2) H.R. 228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young /...
  • Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire at the end of the year.   FISA Section 702 is a statute that allows the government to target the communications, such as emails or phone calls, of foreigners outside of the United States in order to collect information on foreign terrorists seeking to harm the United States. The statute prohibits the government from targeting the communications of U.S. citizens. The National...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to implement President Trump’s executive orders on border security and immigration enforcement:   “I applaud President Trump and Secretary Kelly for taking the actions needed to help end the surge of illegal immigration at the Southwest border and restore the integrity of our immigration system. For the past eight years, the Obama Administration refused to enforce our laws and enacted policies that encouraged more illegal immigration....