Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘The Senate will continue its progress confirming the president’s nominees. Last week, we confirmed multiple nominees to a number of federal agencies. Soon, they’ll get on the job for our country.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s nominees: “The Senate will continue its progress confirming the president’s nominees. Last week, we confirmed multiple nominees to a number of federal agencies. Soon, they’ll get on the job for our country. “This week, we’ll...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends this weekend ahead of the House's vote this week on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and announced we will whip the bill on Monday night.   Click here or on the image above to watch the full interview.     On the House's plans to vote on the bill this week: "This is a really exciting week for the House and for the country. We passed our bill out of committee on Thursday, so Chairman Kevin Brady in the Ways and Means Committee did a great job of bringing a...
  • WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13TH  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH  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. 3973 - Market Data Protection Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Warren Davidson / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 2331 - Connected Government Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) 3) H.R. 3071 - Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by...
  • Today is a special day. Veterans Day is set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in our military – whether in wartime or in peace. The history of Veterans Day goes back nearly 100 years, but it was first recognized as a national holiday in the 1950s. It is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service. And so we ought to set aside some quiet moments of reflection today for those brave men and women – and their families – who are currently serving our country overseas. Today we also pause to remember the brave men, women, and their families, that have given...
  • The Weekly Dispatch   This month, Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers took the message of how tax reform will help everyday Americans to North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Watch a video about the Faces of Tax Reform Tour with Members who represent those districts.   House Passes the Save Local Businesses Act, Rolling Back the Obama Administration's Joint Employer Rule   This week, the House passed H.R. 3441, the Save...
  • BREAKING: The Committee voted to accept Chairman Brady’s amendment and favorably report the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act out of Committee.     FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS     H.R. 3441 - Save Local Business Act Sponsored by Rep. Bradley Byrne   Passage Vote Count Rep: 234-0 Dem: 8-181 Final Vote: 242-181 Summary: Reaffirms that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered joint employers under the National...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following letter today announcing that he will not seek re-election in 2018:  Dear Friend, When I first decided to run for Congress there were several things I wanted to achieve for the Commonwealth of Virginia and our nation. I had a strong passion for public service, a love of the law and the judicial system, and a deep appreciation for the people who call western and central Virginia home. These passions led me to serve on the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees throughout my time in the House, and have shaped my work...
  • Rep. Black Fights for Adoption Tax Credit  Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement after the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:  “This is an historic day, not only for the Ways and Means Committee, but for the American people. We promised a fairer, flatter and simpler tax code, giving middle income families much needed relief from our current code, and we did just that. For my home state of Tennessee, this will create roughly 20,000 new jobs and will allow families to keep $2,200 after-tax income....
  • In a press conference today at the House Triangle, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and other members of Congress called for the enactment of the Conscience Protection Act in the forthcoming end-of-year spending bill. “It is an honor and privilege to join these “nurses of conscience” who believe that abortion kills children and harms women and stood up for their beliefs at the risk of great personal sacrifice and injury – loss of job, demotion, or other forms of retaliation” said Smith, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life...
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  One Minute Speeches  H.R. 2201 - Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendment: Rep. Tom Emmer Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Special Order Speeches