Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— AT&T released a statement urging swift passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,  promising to invest an additional $1 billion in U.S. jobs if Congresses passes this historic tax reform.  For the full letter and the complete list of groups supporting tax reform, click here or see below.  AT&T to Invest an Additional $1 Billion in the United States if Competitive Tax Rate Enacted   DALLAS, November 8, 2017 — Since 2012, AT&T* has invested more in the United States than any other public company.[1] Today, the company...
  • ‘We want to help families plan for their future. We want to get the economy going again and growing again. Most of all, we want to take more money out of Washington’s pockets, and put more money in the pockets of the middle class.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Our complex tax code is in desperate need of reform, and we now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to overhaul it. We all want an economy that reaches for its full potential again. We all want to...
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH  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: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Votes: 1) H.R. 4173 - Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Banks / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3705 - Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree / Veterans Affairs Committee) H.R. 3043 - Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017 (...
  • ‘Both chambers are working with the president and his team to overhaul our country’s complex and outdated tax system. We are united around a common-sense set of goals. Make taxes lower, simpler, and fairer. Take more money out of Washington’s pockets, and put more in the pockets of America’s middle class.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for tax reform: “Today, our colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee began marking up the tax reform legislation they unveiled last week....
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) appeared on America’s Newsroom on Fox News to discuss the diversity visa lottery and the terrorist attack in New York City. Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan who came to the United States in 2010 through the Diversity Visa Program, plowed a rental truck into people using a bicycle path near One World Trade Center on Halloween, killing eight and injuring another 11 people. Under the visa lottery, each successful applicant is chosen at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck, a...
  • ‘We’re going to keep pressing forward on judicial nominees. We’re going to keep confirming the other nominees before us as well. This week, the Senate will consider some of President Trump’s other qualified nominees for various positions throughout the federal government. Each of these individuals will help lead their agencies to fulfill their particular mission in running the government.’    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 well-qualified nominees: “...
  • ‘As we continue to learn the details of yesterday’s tragic events, I – along with all the members of the Senate – will keep the victims of this tragedy and their families in my prayers.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX: “For most Americans, a church is a place of worship and love — a place where the faithful go to feel mercy and compassion — which is why what happened in Texas yesterday is so difficult for many to comprehend. Why would...
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH  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: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3911 - Risk-Based Credit Examination Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 2148 - Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Robert Pittenger / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 918 - Veteran Urgent Access to Mental...
  • For decades, American families, workers, and small businesses have been struggling under a broken, outdated tax code that is too complicated and strangles our economy. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will ensure that America will once again be the world leader in job creation and economic growth.     FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS     H.R. 2936 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman Passage Vote Count Rep: 222-9 Dem: 1--179 Final Vote: 232-188...
  • In case you missed it, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) offered their support for what they're calling "grand slam" legislation: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here's what they said... Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the tax reform legislation unveiled by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today is an awesome day in America thanks to this grand slam for hardworking manufacturers and the U.S. economy. The proposal is a guaranteed path to surge investment, jobs and economic growth...