Capitol Hill Updates

  •   The House passes Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act to allow patients to gain access to experimental treatments if they have been diagnosed with a life threatening disease or condition and have exhausted approved treatment options.   WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017:“The government should not be able to...
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 23RD  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 Continue Consideration of H.R. 5515 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry / Armed Services Committee) Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Rick Nolan Amendment Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Amendment  Rep. Pete Aguilar Amendment Rep. John Garamendi Amendment The Rule...
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing a proposal to update the regulations governing the Title X family planning program, which focuses on serving low-income Americans. The proposed update to the regulations ensures compliance with statutory program integrity provisions governing the program and, in particular, the statutory prohibition on funding “programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” (42 U.S.C. § 300a-6) The proposed update to the regulations, which were last revised 18 years ago, would also make notable improvements designed to increase the...
  • TUESDAY, MAY 22ND  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: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.Con.Res. 113 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 2) H.R. 5682 - FIRST STEP Act (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins / Judiciary Committee) 3) S. 292 - Childhood Cancer...
  • This week the House will send two major bills to President Trump to become law. We will also honor America’s veterans, focus on rebuilding the military, and reform our prison system.   DEFENDING AMERICA  On Thursday, the House will vote on the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It is one of government’s primary roles to provide for the common defense and this year’s NDAA lays out our national security priorities – with a focus on reforming and rebuilding our military.   This bill:  Increases funding for troop readiness and rebuilding our military, measures...
  •   Donald Trump ran as a pro-life candidate, and has governed as a pro-life President—another promise made and kept.   He continues working to protect the lives of the unborn, and ensure the abortion industry is no longer supported by taxpayers.   President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services is filing  a proposal to protect life in the Title X Family Planning Grant Program.   HHS will file with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a proposal to update the regulations governing the Title X program to ensure...
  • WEEK OF MAY 21ST  MONDAY, MAY 21ST  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. 1972 - VA Billing Accountability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lloyd Smucker / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 3642 - Military SAVE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Veterans Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 3832 - Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Neal Dunn / Veterans Affairs Committee) 4) H.R...
  • FRIDAY, MAY 18TH  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Conaway / Agriculture Committee) Postponed Amendment Vote: Rep. Steve Russell Amendment  The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Steve Pearce Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Elise Stefanik Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep...
  • THURSDAY, MAY 17TH  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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Continue Consideration of H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Conaway / Agriculture Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: A list of the 42 amendments made in order can be found HERE. Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—Since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Wheel of Fortune has continued to spin in favor of all Americans. More than 500 companies have announced increased benefits for their employees, 9 out of 10 Americans are seeing an increase in their paychecks under the new tax brackets, and unemployment rates have fallen to a nearly 20 year low. Now, new survey results from small businesses, manufacturers and American investors show that positive results like these from tax reform have led to increased economic optimism across the board.  NFIB (National...