Capitol Hill Updates

  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes are expected: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  One Minute SpeechesPostponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 6901 - Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Will Hurd / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)a Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lanford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE), co-chairs of the National Prayer Breakfast and the Senate Prayer Breakfast, sent a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, expressing their concerns about the challenges faced by tax-exempt organizations, such as charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations, regarding compliance with new tax liabilities.    Enacted in December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act applies the Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) of 21 percent to tax-exempt...
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes are expected: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  One Minute SpeechesLegislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. ____ - National Flood Insurance Program Further Extension Act of 2018(Sponsored by Rep. Tom MacArthur / Financial Services Committee)2) H.R. 2846 - Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2018, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)3) H.R...
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House. One Minute SpeechesLegislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 6753 - Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee)2) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2422 - Action for Dental Health Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly / Energy and Commerce Committee)3) H.R. 6032 - State of Modern...
  • WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26TH  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH  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) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4254 - Women in Aerospace Education Act (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)2) S. 1768 - National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program...
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH On Friday, 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 SpeechesH.R. 6784 - Manage our Wolves Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Natural Resources Committee)Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 5787 - Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Neal Dunn / Natural Resources Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes are expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.Res. 1142 - Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse / Rules Committee) Postponed...
  • WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12TH   MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEKOn 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.On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m....
  •   WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement after a Turkish court freed pastor Andrew Brunson, a North Carolina native: "Every American should be proud that we are finally bringing North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson home. His release today, after a two-year unjust imprisonment, was only possible through millions of prayers and the concerted efforts of President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo and members of Congress. This needs to be the end point for the many acts of...
  • Statement from the Department of Health and Human Services   “After a recent review of a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration to provide human fetal tissue to develop testing protocols, HHS was not sufficiently assured that the contract included the appropriate protections applicable to fetal tissue research or met all other procurement requirements. As a result, that contract has been terminated, and HHS is now conducting an audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal...