Category Archives: Capitol Hill Updates

House Republican Whip Scalise, AFP in WaPo: Dem Covid Bill Makes Things Worse, Not Better

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity, co-authored an op-ed for The Washington Post detailing the risk of President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion package of progressive priorities Democrats have rushed to bring to the House Floor. The op-ed outlines how we must focus on providing targeted relief to safely reopen schools, […]

Lankford, Colleagues to President Biden: Withdraw Becerra Nomination to Serve as HHS Secretary

WASHINGON, DC. — Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC), and 73 other Members of Congress today in a letter urging President Joe Biden to withdraw California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s nomination to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). In part, the members wrote, “We […]

Weekly House of Representatives’ Schedule 2/22/21

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22ND MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND On Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD On Tuesday, the House will meet at 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. 264 – To designate the facility of the United States […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) today renewed his call for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide all data on nursing home deaths related to his must admit order and requested transcribed interviews with top officials involved with the deadly mandate. On February 11, […]

Grassley Presses USAID Nominee on Effort to Remove Terror Funding Group from Sanctions List

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is seeking explanations from Ambassador Samantha Power, who is nominated to head the U.S. Agency for International Development, for her previous office’s effort to remove the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) from the Treasury Department’s sanctions list. ISRA was placed on that list, maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets […]

Congressman Scalise, Congresswoman Wagner: Protecting Newborns Is Commonsense. Time for Congress to Take Action

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) co-authored an op-ed for The Daily Signal outlining the urgency of passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Scalise and Wagner blasted House Democrats’ shameful obstructionism of this commonsense legislation that would save lives by banning infanticide. Click here or read below for the full op-ed.   Scalise, Wagner: […]

Congressman Jeff Duncan Statement on SC General Assembly Fetal Heartbeat Bill

Laurens, S.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) issued the following statement regarding the South Carolina General Assembly’s vote to pass the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act: “I am so thankful and proud of the South Carolina General Assembly for stepping up and passing the fetal heartbeat bill today. Protecting the unborn […]

Sen. Lee Sets Senate Republican Antitrust Agenda for 117th Congress

WASHINGTON – Upon being assigned the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, Senator Lee issued the following statement today on antitrust matters in the 117th Congress: “Antitrust law and policy continues to grab headlines and attract attention in Congress, and there appears to be a broad consensus that the status quo isn’t working. […]


WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle to emphasize that struggling workers, families, and small business across the country aren’t focused on an another impeachment distraction by the Democrats – they want Congress to work together to address the issues they’re currently facing, like re-opening schools and our economies. Whip Scalise also […]

Sens. Cruz, Risch, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Expand Prohibitions on Use of Foreign Assistance Funding for Abortions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced the American Values Act, legislation to permanently enact and expand existing prohibitions on the use of U.S. foreign assistance to pay for the performance or promotion […]