Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON—Today on the House floor, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, VA. Below are his remarks: “My colleagues: There are strong emotions throughout this House today. We are all horrified by this dreadful attack on our friends and colleagues, and those who serve and protect this Capitol. We are all praying for those who were attacked and their families: -Steve Scalise-Zachary Barth-Matt Mika-Special Agent David Bailey-Special Agent Crystal Griner “We are all giving our thoughts to those currently being treated for their injuries AT THIS MOMENT....
  • ‘This legislation will enhance our ability to hold Iran accountable, which is of great importance given Iran’s continued testing of ballistic missiles, its harassment of U.S. vessels at sea, and its support of terrorism across the region.  At a time when we face many challenges — both at home and abroad — we must do everything we can to enable our country to counter threats where they exist and protect the American people.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday regarding the Iran sanctions bill:...
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH 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: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2372 - VETERAN Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee) Special Order Speeches  
  • ‘After eight years of sluggish economic growth under the Obama Administration, I was pleased to see some positive numbers out of last month’s jobs report. And now, following so many years of failed left-wing policies that held Americans back, a new administration and a pro-growth Congress have been working together to move our economy and job creation in a positive direction.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday regarding pro-growth tax reform: “After eight years of sluggish economic...
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 13TH 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 H.R. 2581 - Verify First Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Ways and Means Committee) S. 1094 - Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Veterans Affairs Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • ‘Last week, the Senate voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis to advance the Iran sanctions bill currently before us, and we’ll take another vote today to proceed to the bill.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: “Last week, the Senate voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis to advance the Iran sanctions bill currently before us, and we’ll take another vote today to proceed to the bill. I want to thank the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Foreign...
  • ‘There’s just no serious way to try and spin away these years of Obamacare failures now. It’s also clear that the status quo is unsustainable and demands action.  That’s why Republican Senators have been working hard on solutions that can help rescue American families who’ve been hurt by Obamacare’s failures.  Members will keep working this week because bringing relief from Obamacare may not be easy, but it is necessary.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 12TH MONDAY, JUNE 12TH 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. 338 - To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 446 - To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 447 - To extend the deadline for commencement of...
  • ‘Advancing this bill makes the logical point that our nation needs a comprehensive strategy to deal with all areas of Iran’s aggression. It will give the current administration more of the tools it needs to take a stronger approach than the last. It includes new mandatory ballistic missile sanctions, new terrorism sanctions, and a mechanism to ensure better enforcement of the arms embargo.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: “Yesterday, Senators voted on an...
  • ‘We Cannot Break Faith With The Americans Who Bravely And Willingly Fight On Our Behalf’    SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “…Americans across the nation are counting on us to help ensure better quality health care for our veterans. This is a critical issue for each of us, no matter what state we hail from, no matter what party we represent. Our veterans have sacrificed so much, and in return, they deserve our support. We must keep the commitment we have to them when it comes to ensuring the VA is providing the quality health care they rely on. … Already, Congress has taken a number of...