Capitol Hill Updates

  •     THURSDAY 5/10: WELCOMING HOME THREE AMERICAN DETAINEES Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence joined President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Joint Base Andrews to welcome home three Americans who were held hostage in North Korea. "This is a proud and memorable moment for America," the Vice President said. Read the President's remarks from the arrival ceremony.  MONDAY 5/7: REMARKS TO THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES Vice President Mike Pence last Monday spoke to the Organization of American...
  •   The White House • May 14, 2018 Earlier this morning The United States officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem, Israel—a move that fulfills one of President Donald J. Trump’s signature campaign promises. The Administration has also formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Watch the President’s message.  A milestone this morning in Jerusalem Around 9 a.m. ET, the U.S. opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. “When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking,”...
  • WEEK OF MAY 14TH  MONDAY, MAY 14TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, MAY 15TH 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) H.R. 613 - Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. David McKinley / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 4854 - Justice Served Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. John Carter / Judiciary Committee) 3) H.R. 5242 - School Resource...
  • THE FARM BILL   On Friday, the House will vote on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). This bill works to provide certainty for America’s farmers and ranchers in a fiscally responsible way.   Farm Policy: This bill reauthorizes and strengthens the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) options through 2023.   Nutrition: This measure provides historic investments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It streamlines, strengthens, and pairs current work requirements with opportunities best suited for each individual person...
  •   THURSDAY, MAY 10TH  On Thursday, 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. 3053 - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Shimkus / Energy and Commerce Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Rep. Bill Keating Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps. Schneider / Lowey Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Rep. Dina Titus Amendment (10 minutes of debate...
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH  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: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 5645 - Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Handel / Judiciary Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment: Rep. Bob Goodlatte Amendment (10 minutes of debate) H.R. 2152 - Citizens’ Right to Know Act of 2017 (...
  • TUESDAY, MAY 8TH  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: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3170 - Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Small Business Committee) 2) H.R. 4754 - Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act (Sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon / Small Business Committee) 3) H.R. 1680 - Women’s Business Centers...
  •   Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Washington Examiner Op-Ed: How we're cutting spending with President Trump     YUCCA MOUNTAIN   On Thursday, the House will vote on the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendment Act (H.R. 3053). This bill works to reform America’s nuclear waste management policy to make sure the government meets it obligations to dispose of used fuel and high-level waste. It will preserve Yucca Mountain as the best way to do that.   On June 28, 2017 the Energy and Commerce Committee approved the legislation with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 49-4.  ...
  • MONDAY, MAY 7TH  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.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4910 - Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Austin Scott / Veterans Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4335 - Servicemember Family Burial Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Correa / Veterans Affairs Committee) 3) H.R. 1496 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4040 West...
  •   “We are proud of our religious heritage. And as President, I will always protect religious liberty.” – President Donald J. Trump    President Donald J. Trump | Key Quotes “Faith has shaped our families, and it's shaped our communities. It's inspired our commitment to charity and our defense of liberty. And faith has forged the identity and the destiny of this great nation that we all love.”  “Across the government, we have taken action to defend the religious conscience of doctors, nurses, teachers, students, and groups like the Little...