Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF OCTOBER 28TH   MONDAY, OCTOBER 28THOn 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. 4334 - Dignity in Aging Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici / Education and Labor Committee) 2) H.R. 2440 - Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) 3) H.R. 1306...
  • ‘The House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is breaking critical precedents, denying the administration important rights that were afforded other presidents, and violating basic rules of due process…the fact that some House Democrats may have made up their minds years ago does not remove their solemn responsibility to conduct this enormously consequential process in a fair manner that follows precedent and respects the due process that every single American deserves.’      WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the Chairman of the...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's The Ingraham Angle to discuss confronting Chairman Schiff to demand access to his closed-door impeachment proceedings. Whip Scalise emphasized that over 230 million Americans represented by the 75% of Members denied access to these proceedings are being denied a voice in this process. The people of this country get to decide who the President is, not Adam Schiff.     On exposing Chairman Schiff's tainted impeachment process: "Well the first thing we accomplished is I think we...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) led over 50 Republican Members of Congress to confront Chairman Schiff face-to-face and demand access to ongoing impeachment proceedings. Upon the Republicans' entrance into the hearing room, Chairman Schiff fled with the testifying witness. What is Chairman Schiff trying to hide? The American people, their elected representatives, and the press deserve to know what is going on in this sham impeachment inquiry. House Republicans will not stop fighting for access, fairness, and transparency in...
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 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: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 777 - Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / Judiciary Committee) H.R. 4617 - SHIELD Act (Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren / House Administration Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) at today's leadership press stakeout to discuss Democrats’ alarming movement to impeach a duly elected President of the United States out of sight of the American people. Whip Scalise blasted Democrats for their mockery of the impeachment process and appalling lack of fairness as these dishonest proceedings continue being conducted in secret, behind closed doors.     Full...
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND 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: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2513 - Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / Financial Services Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Michael Burgess Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. French Hill Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Anthony Brown Amendment...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is leading over 40 members of Congress in an amicus brief in support of Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington. The brief argues the state court’s decision in Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington conflicts with First Amendment precedent protecting artistic works and prohibiting the government from compelling expressive conduct. “Current events such as the protests in Hong Kong and the ongoing conflict in Syria remind us daily that we are fortunate to live in a country devoted to protecting...
  •   WEEK OF OCTOBER 21ST     MONDAY, OCTOBER 21STOn 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. 4406 - Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden / Small Business Committee) 2) H.R. 4405 - Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Sharice Davids / Small Business Committee) 3) H.R. 4407 -...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) delivered the following opening statement at a Full Committee Hearing on Investing in the U.S. Health System by Lowering Drug Prices, Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs, and Improving Medicare Benefits.   CLICK HERE to watch the hearing.   Remarks as prepared for delivery:    "Thank you, Chairman Neal. "In 2003, as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I was proud to help enact into law the Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, creating...