Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12TH  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12THOn Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13THOn 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. 4533 - To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the “Lexington VA Health Care System” and to make certain other designations (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3542 –...
  •   The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved funding to extend federal operations, and to fund the Department of Defense for the 2018 Fiscal Year. The Continuing Resolution (CR) is a stopgap measure that will maintain government funding through March 23, 2018. In absence of this legislation, existing funding would run out on February 8, 2018.  House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen made the following statement on the legislation: “Our current Continuing Resolution expires on Thursday, and without this legislation, large segments of the federal...
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH  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: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Last votes expected: TBD.  One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 1153 - Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee) H.R. 4771 - Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mia Love / Financial Services Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of...
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD  One Minute Speeches H.R. 1153 - Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee) Postponed Suspension Votes: 1) H.R. 2371 - Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Natural Resources Committee) 2) S. 1438 - Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act (Sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 1997 -...
  • ‘On Thursday, another major American employer, Lowe’s, announced it will give bonuses up to $1,000 to more than a quarter-million hourly employees and expand family-friendly employee benefits like adoption assistance and paid parental leave. And the very same day, the major pharmaceutical company Amgen -- which houses a distribution facility in Louisville -- announced that tax reform is causing them to shift more of their planned investments here to the U.S., including the construction of a new, quote, ‘next-generation manufacturing plant’ right here at home.’   WASHINGTON, D.C....
  •   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over $3 billion in bonuses have already gone out to American workers all over the country thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's enactment less than two months ago, with over 300 companies passing on the savings they see under this bill to their employees with bonuses, pay raises, better benefits, and more job opportunities.    These billions in bonuses come as 90% of workers across the country will begin to see higher paychecks as their employers adopt the new withholding tables under the bill. While elitist Democrat leaders like Nancy Pelosi...
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH  On Tuesday, 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: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4924 – To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to...
  • Last week we were all reminded how quickly life can change. Christopher Foley was a 28-year-old father of one who was killed in the train accident on the way to Greenbrier. His colleagues have started a GoFundMe for his family. 6,500 PILLS PER PERSON Starting in May 2017, the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations began investigating AmerisourceBergen Corporation, CardinalHealth, McKesson Corporation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently, the investigation looked into how a town of 3,200 people received 21 million pain pills over the...
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5TH  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH  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. 4547 - Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee) 2) H.R. 2371 - Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 2888 - Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park...
  • ‘[T]he Senate will vote to take up a measure that would ensure the most vulnerable in our society are granted the protection they deserve under law. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act reflects a growing mainstream consensus that unborn children should not be subjected to elective abortion after 20 weeks.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Pain Cable Unborn Child Protection Act and Senate consideration of the nomination of David Stras to serve on the U.S. Court of...