Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 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: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 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.Con.Res. 33 - Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Education and the Workforce Committee) H.R. 2213 - Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of...
  • ‘In honor of this significant anniversary for our close ally, many Senators from both sides of the aisle — including the Democratic Leader and myself — are joining together in a resolution to mark the occasion today. While we know that Israel continues to face a number of threats, bipartisan passage of this resolution will serve as yet another indication of the United States’ commitment to standing by our Israeli friends.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding a bipartisan resolution that...
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH 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. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.Res. 354 - Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 390 - Iraq and Syria Genocide...
  • ‘Our steadfast allies, the British, have confronted terrorism for decades, and our friends have endured so much these past several months at the hands of terrorists. Our hearts go out to them.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terror attack that took place this past weekend in London:  “Over the weekend, our friends and allies suffered yet another tragic loss as terrorists struck in London, claiming several innocent lives and injuring dozens more. Our steadfast allies, the British,...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 5TH MONDAY, JUNE 5TH On Monday, the House is not in session. No votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH 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.Res. 354 - Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future, as amended (...
  •       WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (NC-06) last week introduced the Bettering Resources In Guarding from Human Trafficking (BRIGHT) Act. This legislation establishes minimum sentences for those convicted of Federal human trafficking crimes. The bill introduction was made during Combating Trafficking and Child Protection Week in Congress. The BRIGHT Act comes after Congressman Walker’s successful efforts to combat human trafficking through H.R. 460, Human...
  •     Click above to watch a wrap-up of the bills the House passed this week to protect our most vulnerable, courtesy @HouseJudiciary     FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS     H.R. 953 – Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs Passage Vote Count Rep: 231-1 Dem: 25-164 Final Vote: 256-165   Summary: Prohibits the Environmental Protection...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— A troubling new report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has confirmed what we already know: Obamacare has caused massive, unaffordable premium increases for millions of Americans across our country.  Using data from President Obama's own administration, HHS found that in 2017 premiums on the Obamacare exchange had more than doubled by 105% from the average individual market premiums in 2013 before the law took effect. That's an average monthly premium increase of $244 a month from $232 in 2013 to a whopping $476 in 2017.  In Louisiana,...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest report on the American Health Care Act: “Obamacare has failed, and its epic collapse has left millions of Americans without health coverage and millions more with insurance they can’t afford. That’s why House Republicans worked to pass the American Health Care Act—to repeal Obamacare and replace it with reforms that lower health care premiums, protect people with pre-existing conditions, and put families back in charge of their health care...
  • THURSDAY, MAY 25TH On Thursday, 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. 1973 - Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks / Judiciary Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Bob Goodlatte Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Jim Costa Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps. O'Halleran/Sinema/Biggs Amendment (10 minutes of debate) H.R. 1761...