Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and Chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus, issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem: “One year ago today, I was honored to be in Jerusalem to help open the U.S. embassy in Israel. Jerusalem should be recognized as the indisputable, undivided capital of the Jewish State, and moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem was an important step in recognizing Israel’s sovereignty and security. In...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster assistance as well as the need to confirm more of the president’s well-qualified nominees: “This week the Senate will continue to promptly and reasonably consider a number of well-qualified nominees for important positions. Several weeks ago, we put an end to two years of unprecedented, systematic partisan obstruction that had kept abundantly qualified nominees on the sidelines for no substantive reason. The Senate took a modest but important...
  • TUESDAY, MAY 14TH 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. 299 - Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 2379 - To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Pascrell / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 1999 - FLAG Act of 2019 (Sponsored...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a family farmer and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the escalating trade war with China. “I’m disappointed by the news out of Washington and Beijing about additional tariffs. Increasing U.S. tariffs on Chinese products and the retaliatory tariffs from China will hurt both countries. This intensifies the urgency of reaching an agreement as soon as possible to end this trade war. President Trump shouldn’t give up on securing an enforceable agreement that holds...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding comments Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) made on a podcast, in which she stated thinking of the Holocaust gave her a “calming feeling.” “There is no justification for the twisted and disgusting comments made by Rashida Tlaib just days after the annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance. More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing ‘calming’ about that fact. “Unfortunately, this is far from the first display of heinous anti-Semitic comments...
  • WEEK OF MAY 13TH  MONDAY, MAY 13TH On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.   TUESDAY, MAY 14TH 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. 299 - Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 2379 - To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill...
  • The partisan slog continued Wednesday, as House Judiciary Committee Democrats passed a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. Last week I urged Democrats who serve with me on the committee to respect the history and traditions of our committee and conduct its business accordingly. Instead, Committee Democrats passed their contempt resolution. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he expects that resolution to get a full House vote soon. What justification can Democrats offer for holding Attorney General Barr in contempt of Congress? Perhaps it’s...
  • FRIDAY, MAY 10TH On Friday, 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. 2157 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print(Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Ed Perlmutter Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Amata Radewagen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Gregorio Sablan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Neal Dunn Amendment...
  • ‘What was once a routine matter for acclamation becomes a party-line vote. Just because this president is the one who nominated him. Fortunately, at the end of the day, the outcome is the same. Judge Joseph Bianco, along with a slate of other well-qualified nominees, is now on the job. And Republicans will continue our work to give the American people the government they chose -- the government they deserve.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm more of the president’s...
  • THURSDAY, MAY 9TH 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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 986 - Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster / Energy and Commerce Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Jim Langevin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Anthony Brown Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Reps....