Category Archives: Capitol Hill Updates

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 […]

Congresswoman Wagner, House Republican Whip Scalise Release Statement on Senate Born-Alive Vote

Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) released the following statement after Senator Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Amendment received 52 votes in the Senate:   WAGNER: “I am pleased to see a majority of Senators vote in support of lifesaving protections for infants. Requiring medical care for innocent children who survive abortions […]

Congressman Smith introduces ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

Majority of Americans do not want taxpayer funds for abortion WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus, introduced legislation to prohibit the use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. Smith’s legislation—the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021 (H.R. 18)—has more than 130 cosponsors, including a record […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 2/5/21

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD. One Minute Speeches H.R. 447 – National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott / Education and Labor Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows […]

Sen. Rick Scott Leads Colleagues in Resolution Opposing Reckless Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Rick Scott, Joni Ernst and Kevin Cramer introduced a resolution expressing opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and urging President Biden to work with Congress and refuse to re-join the deal without significant reform.   Senator Rick Scott said, “President Trump was right to abandon the reckless Iran nuclear deal that […]

Senate Republican Leader McConnell Announces Senate Republican Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress

Praises Senators Crapo and Tim Scott for their work on the Committee on Committees WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the 50-50 power-sharing agreement finalized earlier today, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Senate Republican Conference Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress.   Leader McConnell once again selected Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to chair the Senate Republicans’ Committee […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 2/4/21

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH On Thursday, 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: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.Res. 72 – Removing a certain Member from certain standing committees of the House of Representatives […]

House Republican Whip Scalise Joins Republican Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Authorize Construction and Operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and 83 House Republicans to introduce the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act. This legislation authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and declares that a Presidential permit is not required. This legislation […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 2/3/21

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD On Wednesday, the House will meet at 1:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches H.Con.Res. 11 – Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2021 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2022 through […]

DHS Nominee Turned USCIS into “Favor Factory” for Powerful Democrats

‘Today the Senate will vote on Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden’s nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security… It’s frankly remarkable that someone with this record is even up for a cabinet appointment. I’ll be voting against his confirmation and urge all our colleagues to do the same.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell […]