Category Archives: Capitol Hill Updates

HHS Final Rule to Align Grants Regulation with Nondiscrimination Statutes

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule that requires grantees to comply with applicable nondiscrimination statutes, including those protecting religious liberty. The final rule revises certain regulatory provisions in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards (“HHS grants regulation”) that were amended in 2016 […]

House Republican Whip Scalise Statement on Electoral Vote Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement ahead of today’s joint session of Congress: “The Constitution requires that states carry out elections according to the rules established by state legislatures. In a number of states, that did not happen. We cannot turn a blind eye to states selectively choosing which […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 1/6/21

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at 1:00 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to count the electoral ballots for the President and Vice-President of the United States. Members are advised that votes are expected during the Joint […]

Rules Package Solidifies Democrat Misrule

TOPLINE: Speaker Pelosi’s rules package puts progressive activists over the American people. While families are having trouble putting food on the table, House Democrats prioritize gender-neutral language, stripping the House Minority of historic rights, and setting up massive handouts to Democrat-connected industries. Newly-sworn-in representatives will vote on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairman Jim McGovern’s rules package. […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 1/5/21

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 21 – FedRAMP Authorization Act (Sponsored by Rep.Gerry Connolly / Oversight and Reform Committee) 2) H.R. 22 – Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021 (Sponsored by […]

House Republican Whip Scalise: “Pelosi Taking Representation Away from Nearly Half of Americans”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) took to the House Floor today to denounce Speaker Pelosi’s rules package designed to strip the minority of their historic rights, stop debate on important legislation, and silence the voices of the 48 percent of Americans who are represented by Republicans in the House of Representatives. Whip Scalise […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 1/4/21

MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH On Monday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: TBD. H.Res. __ – Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Rules Committee) Members are advised that […]

Senate Majority Leader McConnell: “We’re Going to Continue Delivering on the Needs of Our Nation”

‘As I’ve said, the Senate will not let our national security be shoved off course. Certainly not by Senators who have spent years trying to gut America’s capabilities while our adversaries continue ramping up. The Senate will stay on this important bill until we complete it, one way or another.’   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority […]