Category Archives: Capitol Hill Updates

Lankford, Coons, Tillis Advocate for a Senate Human Rights Commission

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, to introduce a resolution to establish a Senate Human Rights Commission, modeled after the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the US House of Representatives. If passed, the resolution would create a bipartisan commission to […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 3/1/21

MONDAY, MARCH 1ST 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 H.Res.         – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2021 and H.R. 1280 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act […]

McConnell on House Passage of Partisan Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding House action on partisan COVID legislation: “In 2020, Congress passed five COVID-19 rescue packages. All five were completely bipartisan. It was the largest peacetime fiscal expansion in American history, yet no bill earned fewer than 90 votes in the Senate or less […]

Congressman Chris Smith quotes Biden “…those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them.”

Excerpts of remarks by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) In the House of Representatives during debate on COVID-19—February 26, 2021 In a radical departure from all previous COVID-19 relief laws—the bill before us today mandates taxpayer funding for abortion on demand. Today, the Rules Committee refused to allow a vote on the McMorris Rogers-Foxx-Walorski amendment—cosponsored by 206 […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 2/26/21

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: TBD. One Minute Speeches Complete Consideration of H.R. 803 – Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (Sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette / Natural Resources Committee) The Rule provides for no further general debate, makes […]

Sen. Rick Scott Slams Biden Proposal to Raise Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following reports of President Biden’s plan to increase the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. Estimates show that President Biden’s proposal would kill 159,000 jobs, reduce long-run economic output and reduce wages. Senator Rick Scott said, “President Biden does not care about getting people back to work, spurring economic […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 2/25/21

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH 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 expected: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 5 – Equality Act (Closed Rule, 90 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline / Judiciary Committee) Begin Consideration of H.R. 803 – Protecting […]

Lankford, Colleagues Protect Health Care Workers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) reintroduced the Conscience Protection Act of 2021 to protect healthcare providers, including health insurance plans from government discrimination if they decline to participate in abortions. The Conscience Protection Act also provides a private right of action for victims of discrimination. “No one should have to check […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 2/24/21

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH 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: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Postponed Suspension Votes: 1) H.R. 546 – Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act (Sponsored by […]

House Republican Whip Scalise to Dems: Remove Liberal Giveaways and Focus on Providing Immediate COVID Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria to discuss Democrats’ partisan spending bill filled with progressive priorities that have nothing to do with COVID relief. Whip Scalise challenged Democrats to remove the liberal wish-list items in their $1.9 trillion package and instead focus on providing targeted relief to help struggling […]