Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘After eight years of sluggish economic growth under the Obama Administration, I was pleased to see some positive numbers out of last month’s jobs report. And now, following so many years of failed left-wing policies that held Americans back, a new administration and a pro-growth Congress have been working together to move our economy and job creation in a positive direction.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday regarding pro-growth tax reform: “After eight years of sluggish economic...
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 13TH 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: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2581 - Verify First Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Ways and Means Committee) S. 1094 - Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Veterans Affairs Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • ‘Last week, the Senate voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis to advance the Iran sanctions bill currently before us, and we’ll take another vote today to proceed to the bill.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: “Last week, the Senate voted on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis to advance the Iran sanctions bill currently before us, and we’ll take another vote today to proceed to the bill. I want to thank the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Foreign...
  • ‘There’s just no serious way to try and spin away these years of Obamacare failures now. It’s also clear that the status quo is unsustainable and demands action.  That’s why Republican Senators have been working hard on solutions that can help rescue American families who’ve been hurt by Obamacare’s failures.  Members will keep working this week because bringing relief from Obamacare may not be easy, but it is necessary.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 12TH MONDAY, JUNE 12TH 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. 338 - To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 446 - To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 447 - To extend the deadline for commencement of...
  • ‘Advancing this bill makes the logical point that our nation needs a comprehensive strategy to deal with all areas of Iran’s aggression. It will give the current administration more of the tools it needs to take a stronger approach than the last. It includes new mandatory ballistic missile sanctions, new terrorism sanctions, and a mechanism to ensure better enforcement of the arms embargo.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Iran sanctions bill: “Yesterday, Senators voted on an...
  • ‘We Cannot Break Faith With The Americans Who Bravely And Willingly Fight On Our Behalf’    SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “…Americans across the nation are counting on us to help ensure better quality health care for our veterans. This is a critical issue for each of us, no matter what state we hail from, no matter what party we represent. Our veterans have sacrificed so much, and in return, they deserve our support. We must keep the commitment we have to them when it comes to ensuring the VA is providing the quality health care they rely on. … Already, Congress has taken a number of...
  •   WASHINGTON – Senator Lee spoke on the Senate floor Thursday to continue raising awareness of the unconstitutional and inhumane activities happening in Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation and draw attention to the more recent undercover investigations by the Center for Medical Progress which occurred last month. The speech reads in part: “The Center for Medical Progress videos shock, but they don’t surprise. They don’t teach us anything we don’t already know. All they do is remind us of an inconvenient truth that demands our attention and our action. It is certainly spurring...
  • ‘As President Trump continues to release his plans for our nation’s infrastructure, I look forward to working with the administration and colleagues in the Senate to protect and improve the many roads, bridges, airports, and waterways that serve people and jobs across the country.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks this week on the Senate floor regarding our nation’s infrastructure and the president’s plans for improvements: “Later today, President Trump will visit Cincinnati to discuss the importance of our nation’s...
  • ‘Since Obamacare was fully enacted in 2013, premiums have increased by an average of 105 percent and millions of Americans have lost their plans. This year, people in just under three quarters of counties nationally have only one or two choices on the Obamacare exchanges and the situation is likely to only get worse next year.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the failures of Obamacare: “Just this week, Ohioans learned that a major insurer will exit their state’s Obamacare exchanges...