Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after Democrats cut his microphone on the House Floor instead of answering his simple yes or no question: has the House been authorized to conduct an impeachment inquiry?   “Democrats are so determined to keep their impeachment process a secret from the American people that they cannot and will not give us a simple yes or no answer as to whether the House has authorized an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Every impeachment inquiry in history was authorized by an initial vote, yet...
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.J. Res. 77 - Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3889 - ONDCP Technical Corrections Act of 2019, as amended (...
  • President Trump, Secretary Mnuchin, and Ambassador Lighthizer spoke from the Oval Office about the substantial phase one agreement with China on trade.    ON THE PHASE ONE DEAL PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We’ve come to a deal on intellectual property, financial services, a tremendous deal for the farmers, a purchase of from $40 billion to $50 billion worth of agricultural products.”  PRESIDENT TRUMP: “This is phase 1 and it’s a big part of it. The farmers, the intellectual property, a lot of areas are covered here that frankly, are in great shape.” PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We’ve come to a very...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News’ Mornings with Maria to discuss Democrats' continued attempts to impeach the President of the United States on false accusations and secondhand information. Whip Scalise emphasized Adam Schiff's abuse of the impeachment process to conceal evidence and create a false narrative in an effort to impeach President Trump behind closed doors.     On Democrats' attempt to impeach the President on false accusations and secondhand information: "Well, this is part of Adam Schiff's -- it's like a kangaroo...
  • Impending Presidential E.O. Will Authorize Treasury to Sanction Turkish Government Agencies and Officials    Washington – Given Turkey’s ongoing military offensive in northeastern Syria, President Donald J. Trump intends to sign an Executive Order to dissuade Turkey from any further offensive military action in northeast Syria, including but not limited to indiscriminate targeting of civilians, targeting of civilian infrastructure, targeting of ethnic or religious minorities, or targeting or other actions that undermine the continued counterterrorism activities of the...
  • WEEK OF OCTOBER 14TH MONDAY, OCTOBER 14THOn Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15THOn Tuesday, the House will meet at 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. 3289 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4270 - PROTECT Hong Kong Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.Res. 543 - Recognizing Hong Kong’...
  • “We are reforming the bureaucracy to make it lean, responsive, and accountable.  And we are ensuring our laws are enforced fairly.” – President Donald J. Trump RESTORING TRANSPARENCY AND FAIRNESS: President Donald J. Trump is protecting Americans by restoring transparency and fairness to the bureaucracy. Today, President Trump signed two Executive Orders that will improve the transparency and fairness of government agencies and ensure that they are held accountable. The “Improved Agency Guidance Documents” Executive Order requires agencies to put their guidance documents on easily...
  • On a recent visit to Arizona, I toured the proving grounds of manufacturing giant Caterpillar. Under President Trump’s administration, this iconic American business has been booming, but to keep this momentum going — for Caterpillar and businesses across the country — we’ve got to open more markets for selling U.S. products. That’s why I’m urging all Arizonans to call on Congress to pass the largest trade deal in American history: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.Three years ago, the American people were enduring the slowest peacetime recovery since World War II, when then-candidate...
  • In Letter to AG Barr, Members Request DOJ Review of State Laws on Dignified Disposition of Human Fetal Remains WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), along with 65 of their House Republican colleagues, today called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide any assistance requested by state authorities in investigating the discovery of human fetal remains on the property of Indiana abortionist Ulrich “George” Klopfer, and to open a separate inquiry if any federal laws were violated. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the members...
  • CALLS GROW FOR USE OF THE U.N. SNAPBACK MECHANISM, INCLUDING NEW WSJ EDITORIAL AND ANALYSIS BY TOP NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS  WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week ahead of the United Nations General Assembly, Britain, France, and Germany released a statement blaming Iran for the recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The acknowledgment came despite a campaign of denial aimed at preserving the catastrophic Obama-Iran nuclear deal.  As U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has repeatedly urged, the U.S. should invoke the snapback...