Capitol Hill Updates

  • Earlier this morning, Vice President Pence joined Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, New Day, and CBS This Morning to discuss the steps that this administration is taking to combat the coronavirus. ON ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA WATCH HERE. From very early on, President Trump took decisive action to put the health of the American people first. “We all have known from the beginning that the coronavirus would continue to spread across this country, and it’s one of the reasons why, from very early on, President Trump took decisive action to put the health of the...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Reps. Lowey / Scott (VA) / Neal / Bishop (GA) / DeLauro / Pallone / Appropriations Committee / Education and Labor Committee / Ways and Means Committee / Agriculture Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee)   Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and House Administration Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) at today’s leadership press stakeout to discuss Congress' response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Whip Scalise urged Speaker Pelosi to pull the No Ban Act from the House Floor schedule this week. Not only would this dangerous legislation hamper President Trump's ability to keep terrorists out of the United States, it would make it more difficult to...
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 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  S.J.Res. 68 - A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Tim Kaine / Foreign Affairs Committee) H.R. 6172 – USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 (Closed...
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH On Tuesday, 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: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:  1) H.R. 6020 - To require an evaluation by the Government Accountability Office of the social, economic, and historic contributions that Minor League Baseball has made to American life and culture (Sponsored by Rep. Lori Trahan / Oversight and Reform Committee) 2) H.Res. 756 - Implementing...
  • EPA Expediting Emerging Viral Pathogens Claim Submissions   Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified registrants of disinfectants that due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, the agency is expediting the review of submissions from companies requesting to add Emerging Viral Pathogens claims to their already-registered surface disinfectant labels. For more information, please see the EPA’s press release.   COVID-19 White House Recap Readout from the Vice President’s Discussion with our Nation’...
  • WEEK OF MARCH 9TH  MONDAY, MARCH 9TH 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. 2877 - To add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Neal / Judiciary Committee) 2) Senate Amendment to H.R. 1365 - To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael San Nicolas  / Natural Resources...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed $7.8 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations to assist President Trump’s response to Coronavirus:“This is not a time for political games. I’m glad Congress pulled together to pass a clean, bipartisan funding bill to assist the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus. Americans want a vaccine. Hospitals need test kits. Small businesses need help. Our bill will accelerate those efforts and greatly increase our capabilities in fighting this...
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH On Thursday, 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. 1140 - Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)  The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Max Rose Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Reps. Underwood...
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH 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: TBD. One Minute Speeches  Begin Consideration of H.R. 1140 - Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Max Rose Amendment (...