Capitol Hill Updates

  • THURSDAY, MAY 4TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Last votes expected 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2192 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Energy and Commerce Committee) Complete Consideration of H.R. 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017 (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Budget...
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 1665 - Disaster Declaration Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 1678 - To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today announced his Innovation and Competitiveness agenda for the 115th Congress. Below are Chairman Goodlatte’s prepared remarks. Chairman Goodlatte: Good morning. I want to thank everyone for being here today. As you all know I had the privilege of announcing the House Judiciary Committee’s full agenda at an event earlier this year but I thought it was important to highlight the many issues within the jurisdiction of the House Judiciary Committee that directly impact American innovation. To that end, today I would...
  • TUESDAY, MAY 2ND 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1665 - Disaster Declaration Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 1679 - FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 3) H.R. 1678 - To amend...
  • WEEK OF MAY 1ST MONDAY, MAY 1ST 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. 910 - Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 1312 - Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 1366 - U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velázquez / Financial...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) co-sponsored legislation yesterday that would eliminate the ability for members of Congress and staff to be exempt from the American Health Care Act (AHCA). “This is common sense,” Walker said. “We’re going to make sure that members of Congress are under the same rules as our constituents. Washington cannot exempt itself from the laws it expects the people of North Carolina to follow." On Wednesday, it was reported that a new amendment to the AHCA "exempts members of Congress and their staff" from...
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 99 - Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee) Special Order Speeches  
  • ‘I look forward to more productive conversations with Senators, our House colleagues, and the White House so that we can get this important work done soon.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor this week regarding several of President Trump’s nominations as well as ongoing discussions on legislation to fund the government: “Yesterday the Senate confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture. We also took the next step in advancing Rod Rosenstein to serve as Deputy...
  • WASHINGTON – Following yesterday’s tax reform announcement by the Trump Administration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) issued the following joint statement: “The principles outlined by the Trump Administration today will serve as critical guideposts for Congress and the Administration as we work together to overhaul the American tax system and ensure middle-class families and job creators are better positioned for the...
  • Washington, D.C. -- The House of Representatives has approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695).  This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) -- makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights.    Specifically, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act creates a selection panel made up of Members of Congress and the...