Capitol Hill Updates

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH On Tuesday, 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: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:  1) H.R. 6020 - To require an evaluation by the Government Accountability Office of the social, economic, and historic contributions that Minor League Baseball has made to American life and culture (Sponsored by Rep. Lori Trahan / Oversight and Reform Committee) 2) H.Res. 756 - Implementing...
  • EPA Expediting Emerging Viral Pathogens Claim Submissions   Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified registrants of disinfectants that due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, the agency is expediting the review of submissions from companies requesting to add Emerging Viral Pathogens claims to their already-registered surface disinfectant labels. For more information, please see the EPA’s press release.   COVID-19 White House Recap Readout from the Vice President’s Discussion with our Nation’...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 9TH  MONDAY, MARCH 9TH 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. 2877 - To add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Neal / Judiciary Committee) 2) Senate Amendment to H.R. 1365 - To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael San Nicolas  / Natural Resources...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed $7.8 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations to assist President Trump’s response to Coronavirus:“This is not a time for political games. I’m glad Congress pulled together to pass a clean, bipartisan funding bill to assist the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus. Americans want a vaccine. Hospitals need test kits. Small businesses need help. Our bill will accelerate those efforts and greatly increase our capabilities in fighting this...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. One Minute Speeches  Complete Consideration of H.R. 1140 - Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)  The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Max Rose Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Reps. Underwood...
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH 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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: TBD. One Minute Speeches  Begin Consideration of H.R. 1140 - Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Max Rose Amendment (...
  • Lankford: “What’s your line? When is a life worth protecting?”       WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) addressed the Senate in disappointment after the Senate failed to reach 60 votes on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Lankford spoke on the Senate floor in 2018 to advocate for the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act and in 2019 to speak on infanticide and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Transcript   I rise to be to be able to have a...
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD On Tuesday, 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.Res. 387 - Condemning continued violence against civilians by armed groups in the Central African Republic and supporting efforts to achieve a lasting political solution to the conflict, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4508 - Malala Yousafzai...
  • ‘I am grateful that our colleagues Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy, along with their Appropriations counterparts in the House, worked through the weekend on a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to provide supplemental appropriations for the coordinated response.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19: ‘The new coronavirus, or COVID-19, continued to capture headlines over the weekend. News of the first American deaths related to the disease confirm...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 2ND  MONDAY, MARCH 2ND  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. 5931 - Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. William Lacy Clay / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 5003 - Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R....