Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH  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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 1917 - Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson / Energy and Commerce Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH  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: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 4607 - Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Barry Loudermilk / Financial Services Committee) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2226 - Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 4725 - Community Bank...
  • It’s the most glorious time of the year. College basketball creeps ever closer to total madness. While the University of Connecticut men’s team had arguably the worst season known to man, there is no stopping the enjoyment of March because UConn women’s basketball is marching toward another national championship.   THE “RAY BAUM” ACT Times, they are a changing, and nothing seems to move faster than the way we communicate with family, neighbors, and businesses. Technology has made everything from getting groceries to intercontinental communications as fast as our fingers can...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 5TH MONDAY, MARCH 5THOn 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. 1209 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the “Mission Veterans Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Henry Cuellar / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) 2) H.R. 2673 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at...
  •   The Weekly Dispatch    Here's what you need to know this week:  Rev. Billy Graham Lies in Honor What Tax Reform Means for Families and Workers Stop Online Sex Trafficking Recap: House Republicans Celebrate Black History Month Janus vs. AFSCME: 5 Things to Know McMorris Rodgers at CPAC   Yesterday, Reverend Billy Graham was the fourth civilian to lie in honor in the Rotunda here at the United States Capitol. It’s a fitting tribute to America...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Children's clothing company Carter's Inc. is spending $20 million to increase employee retirement plan contributions and give bonuses for full and part-time workers because of Republicans' efforts to reform our vintage tax code with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Republicans weren't kidding around when they said tax reform would produce big results for our economy, as Carter's now joins the over 400 other companies and counting that are announcing pay raises, over $3 billion in bonuses, better benefits, and more hiring for over 4 million Americans...
  •    "For too long, sites like Backpage.com have facilitated the exploitation of young women and children for their own financial profit, and have done so using a loophole in a bill passed in 1934."          WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after the passage of H.R.1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA): "Though I am proud of the success we have had in combatting...
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH  On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5078 - TRID Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee) H.R. 1865 - Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Judiciary Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general...
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26TH  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH  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) S. 772 - AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. John McCain / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 767 - SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 880 - MISSION ZERO Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Energy and...
  • Melania and I join millions of people around the world in mourning the passing of Billy Graham.  Our prayers are with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all who worked closely with Reverend Graham in his lifelong ministry. Billy’s acceptance of Jesus Christ around his seventeenth birthday not only changed his life—it changed our country and the world.  He was one of the towering figures of the last 100 years—an American hero whose life and leadership truly earned him the title “God’s Ambassador.” Billy’s unshakeable belief in the power of God’s word to transform...