Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH 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: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2105 - NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Webster / Science, Space, and Technology Committee / Small Business Committee) 2) H.R. 2763 - The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017, as...
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH  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. 294 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building" (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) 2) H.R. 452 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324...
  • WEEK OF OCTOBER 9TH  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH  On Monday, the House is not in session. No votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH 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.R. 294 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building" (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson / Oversight and Government Reform...
  • WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered remarks on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which restricts abortions on fetuses after the 20-week mark. Following are Speaker Ryan’s remarks, as prepared for delivery: “Life is precious. We are reminded of this in ways wonderful and in ways difficult.  “Today I rise in support of life. In support of Micah’s law.  “I rise in recognition that advancements in technology today both reveal more about the stages of life, as well as show us promise for preserving it.  “As unpleasant as it may be,...
  • Unborn lives matter to King, House supporters of the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”  Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King released the following statement celebrating the House passage of important pro-life legislation he cosponsored. The legislation, H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” seeks to end abortions after an unborn child has attained the post-fertilization age of 20 weeks. There is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, if not earlier. Under the legislation...
  • ‘After a decade of lost economic opportunity, hardworking American families know the status quo is unacceptable. It’s time to take more money out of Washington’s pockets, and put more of it in the pockets of Americans. This budget is the first step in this process.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) unveiled the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution. This comprehensive budget resolution will provide a path to balance and provide Congress with the authority to enact much-...
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) S. 652 - Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 2408 - Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Foreign Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 1918 - Nicaraguan Investment...
  • ‘The news we awoke to this morning was heartbreaking. What happened in Las Vegas is shocking, it’s tragic, and — for those affected and their families — it’s devastating. It’s hard to even imagine their pain. I hope they will know that we are all praying for them now. I hope they will find strength in the love and kindness of those around them in these hours of such darkness and pain. I hope they will see that our country is standing by their side today.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the...
  • WEEK OF OCTOBER 2ND  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND 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. 2316 - Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Glenn Thompson / Natural Resources Committee) 2) H.R. 1547 - Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 2582 - Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mia Love...
  • "The power of prayer is something you really cannot underestimate… you have no idea how great it feels to be back at work in the people's House." Click above the watch team Scalise's video of our Whip's triumphant return.  Welcome back, boss. We've missed you!     FLOOR HIGHLIGHTS   H.R. 2824 - Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act Sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith Passage Vote Count Rep: 212-20 Dem: 2-189 Final...