Capitol Hill Updates

  • Washington – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a family farmer, on Wednesday attended a White House signing ceremony led by President Donald Trump for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act.   “President Trump campaigned on a promise to modernize our trade relationship with Canada and Mexico. He kept his promise. This updated agreement opens up new market access for made-in-America products. That means thousands of new jobs and a level playing field for U.S. farmers and manufacturers. It also creates strong...
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29THOn 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: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 3201 - Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act (Sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham / Energy and Commerce Committee) H.R. 3621 - Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ayanna Pressley / Financial Services Committee) The...
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 28TH 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: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5338 - Global Hope Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.Res. 752 - Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes, as amended (...
  • WEEK OF JANUARY 27TH  MONDAY, JANUARY 27TH On Monday, 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. 943 - Never Again Education Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / Education and Labor Committee) 2) H.R. 5671- Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Rep. John Garamendi / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 4704 - Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act (...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) spoke to reporters ahead of the second day of the impeachment trial. GRAHAM: “Yesterday was about eleven hours of [the House impeachment managers] telling us how bad their case was…” https://youtu.be/WbPliVC_neE?t=324 GRAHAM: “When it comes to replacing [President Trump] nine months plus from the election, you’ve got an uphill battle with me. Because I really do believe that the best group of people to pick a president are the voters – not a bunch of partisan politicians.” https://youtu.be/WbPliVC_neE?t=...
  • ‘The organizing resolution we will put forward already has the support of a majority of the Senate. That’s because it sets up a structure that is fair, evenhanded, and tracks closely with past precedents that were established unanimously.’ ‘So I would urge every single senator to support our fair resolution. I urge everyone to vote to uphold the Senate’s unanimous bipartisan precedent of a fair process.’      WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Impeachment...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's Hannity to discuss President Trump's warm welcome to the College Football National Championship game in Louisiana. Whip Scalise emphasized that despite Speaker Pelosi's attempts to take down President Trump, the American people understand that President Trump is fighting and delivering for them.Whip Scalise blasted Washington Democrats for being completely out of touch with the priorities of hardworking American families as they continue to try to stop President Trump at all costs. Despite...
  • Today, January 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a rule that implements President Trump’s Executive Order No. 13831 (May 3, 2018), removes regulatory burdens on religious organizations, and ensures that religious and non-religious organizations are treated equally in HHS-supported programs. The proposed rule ensures that HHS-supported social service programs are implemented in a manner consistent with the Constitution and other applicable federal law. “President Trump’s administration is taking historic action to protect religious social...
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 76 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Susie Lee / Education and Labor Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15TH 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: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches A resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States H.R. 1230 - Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott / Education and Labor Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in...