Capitol Hill Updates

  •   Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King releases the following video of remarks he delivered last night on the House floor on the subjects of immigration and border security. King is a nationally recognized leader on the two subjects, and a long time champion of building a Border Wall on the US-Mexico border. King's remarks are especially significant given their timing, as the House is currently considering legislation which would grant Amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Congressman King opposes Amnesty, and he opposes both of the bills the House of Representatives has scheduled...
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 22ND  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 6 - SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Walden / Pallone / Brady / Neal Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps. Dunn / Marshall / Harris / Roe Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps...
  •   The House passes the farm bill to authorize federal agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs under the Department of Agriculture until 2023, make critical reforms to encourage work for benefits, and provide access to job-training programs.   WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also called the "farm bill:" "Though more reforms are...
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 21ST  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 4760 - Securing America's Future Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee / Homeland Security Committee) H.R. 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee / Homeland Security Committee) Complete...
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5925 - CRISIS Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Trey Gowdy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) H.R. 6082 - Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin / Energy and Commerce Committee) H....
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) today unveiled the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (H.R. 6136), a consensus bill that is the product of negotiations between Republicans of all perspectives and addresses the four pillars for immigration reform outlined by President Donald Trump.   The consensus legislation provides robust border security and the funding needed to build a wall and...
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH On Tuesday, 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. 3192 – CHIP Mental Health Parity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 4005 – Medicaid Reentry Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 5590 – Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger / Energy and...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 18TH  MONDAY, JUNE 18THOn Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, JUNE 19THOn Tuesday, 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. 3192 – CHIP Mental Health Parity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 4005 – Medicaid Reentry Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 5590 – Opioid...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the benefits Americans continue to see from the Republican pro-opportunity, pro-worker agenda: “Day after day, week after week, more evidence piles up that Republicans’ overhaul of the U.S. tax code is igniting new growth and increasing opportunity across the nation. Here’s what tax reform means to middle-class Floridians: It means thousand-dollar bonuses for all 26 employees at Spellex Corporation, a software company in Tampa. It means an 11 percent...
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2851 – Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Judiciary Committee / Energy  and Commerce Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Griffith / Raskin / Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee...