Capitol Hill Updates

  • ICYMI: #bettercare Also, earlier today President Trump tweeted about the Senate health care discussion draft: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/878019881353871360 I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill. Look forward to making it really special! Remember, ObamaCare is dead.    Better Care ‘If It Passes, It’ll Be The Greatest Policy Achievement By A GOP Congress In My Lifetime’   PRESIDENT TRUMP: ‘Plan… very meaningful’ “…we have a thing called healthcare that you may hear is percolating in the outside, as we've discussed.  And I think it's going to...
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND On Thursday, 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: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2353 - Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Sponsored by Rep. Glenn Thompson / Education and the Workforce Committee) H.R. 1654 - Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock / Natural Resources Committee) The Rule...
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21ST 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 Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2131 - DHS FIRM Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Clay Higgins / Homeland Security Committee) 2) H.R. 1282 - DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Garrett / Homeland Security Committee) H.R. 1873 - Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (Structured...
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH 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.R. 2847 - Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Faso / Ways and Means Committee) 2) H.R. 2866 - Reducing Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lloyd Smucker / Ways and Means Committee) 3) H.R. 1551 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production...
  • Missile Tests, Exchanges With North Korea, And Proxy Wars SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS: “Everywhere you look, if there is trouble in the region, you find Iran.” (“Indications Iran Doubling Down On Use Of Proxy Forces,” Voice Of America, 5/31/2017)  ·         “The Senate is expected to vote this week on bipartisan legislation that would expand U.S. sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile program and also target its support for terrorism, human rights violations and transfers of conventional weapons.” (“Senate To Vote On Iran Sanctions Bill...
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 15TH On Thursday, 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: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2372 - VETERAN Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee) H.R. 2579 - Broader Options for Americans Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Pat Tiberi / Ways and Means Committee) Special Order Speeches  
  • ‘[H]ealth Policy Experts Agree The Coming Year Could Be Rough For Remaining Insurers And Even Rougher On Consumers’   ‘Many ACA Customers Will Pay More For Coverage’  “[H]ealth policy experts agree the coming year could be rough for remaining insurers and even rougher on consumers. Already Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City has announced it will not offer plans on the exchange, leaving more than two dozen counties in the region without an insurer.” (“Big Insurance Rate Hikes Coming - And They May Get Bigger,” Houston Chronicle, 6/01/2017)   ·    ...
  • WASHINGTON—Today on the House floor, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, VA. Below are his remarks: “My colleagues: There are strong emotions throughout this House today. We are all horrified by this dreadful attack on our friends and colleagues, and those who serve and protect this Capitol. We are all praying for those who were attacked and their families: -Steve Scalise-Zachary Barth-Matt Mika-Special Agent David Bailey-Special Agent Crystal Griner “We are all giving our thoughts to those currently being treated for their injuries AT THIS MOMENT....
  • ‘This legislation will enhance our ability to hold Iran accountable, which is of great importance given Iran’s continued testing of ballistic missiles, its harassment of U.S. vessels at sea, and its support of terrorism across the region.  At a time when we face many challenges — both at home and abroad — we must do everything we can to enable our country to counter threats where they exist and protect the American people.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday regarding the Iran sanctions bill:...
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH 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: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2372 - VETERAN Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee) Special Order Speeches