Category Archives: Capitol Hill Updates

Senate Republican Leader McConnell Applauds Virtual March for Life, Condemns Funding Foreign Abortions with Taxpayer Money

 ‘Every year, the March is one of the most important things that happens in Washington. Americans of all ages, diverse backgrounds, and many faiths speak up peacefully and powerfully for the most fundamental human right. They make our nation confront the fact that even the most modest protections for innocent life are still not secure.’ […]

Sens. Cruz, Scott, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced a bipartisan resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. The senators were joined by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Lindsey […]

House RSC leads 200 Republicans, Demanding Congress Save Hyde

WASHINGTON — Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks and 199 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to congressional leaders pledging to oppose any government funding bill that eliminates or weakens the Hyde Amendment or other current-law, pro-life appropriations provisions. The Hyde amendment is a four decade-old ban on taxpayer-funded abortions that has suddenly been placed […]

Congresswoman Hartzler Responds to GAO Report on Federal Funding for Abortion Advocacy Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) responded to the public release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which revealed that over the course of three years (FY2016-FY2018) nearly $2 billion in taxpayer dollars went to three abortion advocacy groups: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Marie Stopes […]

Protecting The Legislative Filibuster Is A Bipartisan Priority

For Years, Both Leader McConnell and President Biden Have Argued Against Ending The Legislative Filibuster, Which Biden Recently Called ‘A Very Dangerous Move’   Leader McConnell Has Consistently Defended The Legislative Filibuster In Both The Majority And The Minority   SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY), 2019: “A Democratic assault on the legislative filibuster would make the […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 1/21/21

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21ST On Thursday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last vote expected: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. H.R. 335 – To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer […]

House Republican Whip: Biden Pushes Failed Obama-era Policies on Day One

President Biden has already moved to undo many of our economic and diplomatic gains from the past four years. Over the next 100 days, House Republicans must work to accelerate the rollout of vaccines developed under Operation Warp Speed, while resisting government overreach in the economy and elsewhere. Americans want normality, not a far-left makeover […]

HHS Office for Civil Rights Publishes Proposed Rule Protecting Infants Born Alive from Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

OCR Publishes Proposed Rule Protecting Infants Born Alive from Discrimination on the Basis of Disability On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a proposed rule promoting the fundamental human dignity of individuals with disabilities in the nation’s health care system and protecting the rights of […]

Congresswoman Kay Granger Announces Republican Committee Leadership, Welcomes New Members for 117th Congress

WASHINGTON – Rep. Kay Granger (TX), Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the Republican Steering Committee’s recommendations for subcommittee ranking members and new Republican committee members for the 117th Congress. The recommendations will need to be ratified by the Republican Conference. “During the 116th Congress, Committee Republicans successfully fought to ensure that the priorities of […]

Daily House of Representatives’ Schedule 1/13/21

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13TH On Wednesday, 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: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. H.Res. 24 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors (Closed Rule, Two Hours of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. […]