Capitol Hill Updates

  • The Jews are a blessed people. In the land of Moab, Moses presented the terms of G-d’s covenant. In exchange for obeying him and his Word, Israel had the opportunity to choose life and blessing, not death and curses for themselves, the foreigners among them, and their future descendants. Since then, despite human deviations and detours, Israel’s worldview—in governance, military, society, education, etc., is seated on this decision—to choose and nurture life. Not every nation enjoys this privilege. Trees are known by their fruit and, unfortunately for the Palestinian people, the birth of...
  • WEEK OF APRIL 3RD MONDAY, APRIL 3RD 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. 479 - North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.Res. 92 - Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Wilson / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.Res. 54 -...
  • Washington, D.C. -- The House Judiciary Committee today approved the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695) by a vote of 27-1.  The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights.  Specifically, the legislation creates a selection panel made up of Members of Congress and the Librarian of...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1431 - EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH 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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 1430 - Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order to rewrite the Clean Power rule: “President Trump is taking action to keep the lights on in our homes, our factories, and throughout our economy's supply chain. America will have a stronger future by developing, not neglecting, the abundant energy resources our land offers. The rationale behind this action is what Republicans have been arguing for years: environmental protections and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. Innovation and technological...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the President’s signing of four Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions to repeal Obama-era regulations:   “Federal meddling and micromanagement continues to undermine our rights and disrupt the American people’s daily lives. These four resolutions of disapproval that Congress sent to President Trump’s desk would overturn rules that blacklist businesses from federal contracts and that insert federal bureaucrats into land and education decisions that should be handled by state and local...
  • Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee will hold its first hearing of the 115th Congress to examine the need for immigration enforcement.   Over 30 years ago, Congress passed and President Reagan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, assuring the American people that it would fix the U.S. immigration system. Americans were promised tougher enforcement in exchange for the legalization of roughly three million people, but these promises were never kept. Under the Obama...
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches S.J.Res. 34 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake / Energy and Commerce Committee)...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 27TH MONDAY, MARCH 27TH 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. 1117 - To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 1214 - Disaster SAVE Act, as amended (Sponsored...