Capitol Hill Updates

  • Defense Secretary Mattis Warns A Government Shutdown Will ‘Shut Down’ Maintenance, ‘Stop’ Intelligence Operations, ‘Stop’ Reserves Training   Q: “Secretary Mattis, one last question. Will a government shutdown have serious ramifications on military operations …?” … SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS: “Yes … it’s got a terrible impact.” (Secretary Mattis, Press Conference, 1/19/2018)   SECDEF MATTIS: In A Shut Down ‘Over 50% Altogether Of My Civilian Workforce Will Be Furloughed’ – That’s 300,000+ Americans   Total number of Department of Defense civilians: 693,684 (“Military And...
  • Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712): Chairman Goodlatte: Today, thousands of people are rallying in the nation’s capital to be part of the March for Life and to join a celebration of hope and compassion for those who do not yet have a voice. And many millions more have viewed videos of representatives of Planned Parenthood, which performs some forty percent of all abortions each year.  Those videos, recorded undercover,...
  • The Weekly Dispatch   Here's what you need to know this week: #SchumerShutdown March for Life: House Passes the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act National School Choice Week: Resources and 529 Messaging Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Keep up the drumbeat!    Democrats are threatening a government shutdown over deadlines that don’t exist.  Their games could kick 9 million children off of their health insurance and hurt our troops. Text SchumerShutdown...
  •   Truth is on our side. Science is on our side. Love is on our side.   WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the following address at the 45th annual March for Life today. Below are his remarks: “Can we just thank God for giving us a pro-life president back in the White House? What a crowd. This is so exciting. It is so exciting to see so many young people here today. Your energy is so infectious! “You know, I’ve been participating in the March for Life for years. One thing that has always struck me—and there’s one thing that strikes me again right now—is the vigor...
  • . “We cherish the sacred dignity of every human life.” – President Donald J. Trump AN IGNOBLE EXCEPTION: The United States is one of a few countries to allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. ·         The United States is one of only seven countries that allow for elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy; two of the other countries are North Korea and China. ·         Research shows unborn babies feel pain as early as 20 weeks to such a degree that anesthesia is routinely administered to...
  • Delay: “They have the opportunity to pass a bill with real protection for the babies this year. . . It is HR 490, The ‘Heartbeat Bill’.” Washington, D.C.- In a heartfelt Washington Times op-ed entitled “Saving every baby whose heart is beating”, former GOP House Majority Leader Tom Delay calls on Congress to finally “enact a law that truly has the real impact to stop this savagery” of abortion- King’s HR 490, the Heartbeat Bill. DeLay’s remarks are important. His status as a former House Majority Leader gives him a unique insight into the way “incremental steps” have been and continue to be...
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn / Judiciary Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • This afternoon the House approved the rule providing for consideration of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act (H.R. 4712). Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) managed the debate, and a number of Members spoke during the debate. Their speeches are linked below. General debate and final passage of the bill is expected to occur tomorrow morning. Speeches on the Rule providing for Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act   Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), opening and closing Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)  Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) Rep....
  • ‘Just yesterday, I was pleased to announce that Humana – which employs more than 12,000 Kentuckians – is accelerating pay incentives and increasing its minimum hourly wage because of tax reform. The good news keeps coming. Toyota and Mazda are doubling down on existing investments in the U.S., announcing plans to create 4,000 new jobs in Huntsville, Alabama. The world is noticing that America is open for business. And in large part, it’s because we have shaken off an outdated, burdensome tax code.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered...
  • Sen. Feinstein: ‘The Last Thing We Need Is For The Government To Shut Down’   FLASHBACK: SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “…basically, it's sort of like this. Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage and then, says, let's negotiate over the price of your house. You know, we could do the same thing on immigration. We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say, ‘we’re shutting down the government, we’re not gonna raise the debt ceiling, until you pass immigration reform.’ It would be governmental chaos.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 10/6/13)    SEN. MANCHIN...