Category Archives: Capitol Hill Updates

Senator Lankford Praises Ongoing Work of US Advancement of International Religious Freedom

Lankford: “The United States has a strong history and commitment to religious freedom, but some throughout the world do not have that privilege.”   WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today spoke on the Senate floor to mark the Third Ministerial to Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief, a virtual event this week to which Lankford provided […]

McConnell on Elections: “We Respect the Rule of Law and Trust Our Institutions”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Senate business and the 2020 election:    “Last week, record numbers of Americans exercised the right which generations risked everything to hand on to us. “I want to spend a few minutes this morning talking about what […]

Senate Judiciary Committee to Call Twitter, Facebook Over Censorship of New York Post Articles

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced the committee would consider authorizing subpoenas to compel testimony from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding the platforms’ censorship of New York Post articles. The subpoena authorization will be first listed on the agenda for the Committee’s executive business meeting on October 22, 2020. Committee […]

McConnell: Second Round of the Job-Saving Paycheck Protection Program Should Be a Bipartisan Slam Dunk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 and the Paycheck Protection Program: “Quote: ‘It would have been really hard for us to get through without it.’ That was the co-owner of Apollo Pizza, which has a handful of locations throughout Kentucky. […]

McCarthy, China Task Force Members Introduce the China Task Force Act

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the China Task Force Act, which he introduced this morning alongside China Task Force Chairman and House Committee on Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul (TX-10) and members of the China Task Force: “For more than 40 years, we have seen China’s ruthless rise in […]

SCALISE BLASTS SPEAKER PELOSI’S MISPLACED PRIORITIES

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends to discuss Speaker Pelosi’s fixation on overturning the results of the last presidential election instead of providing immediate relief to families and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Whip Scalise also expressed his support for the people of Southwest Louisiana, and everyone […]

Senate Majority Leader McConnell on Media’s Interest in Judge Barrett’s Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the New York Times story on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s children: “The political left and the press should leave Judge Barrett’s children alone. The nominee introducing her family in a few sentences of prepared remarks does not give the New York […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘We Must Continue to Vocally and Unapologetically Stand up to the Evil Iranian Regime’

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week gave opening remarks for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies virtual event on ‘The Future of Iran.’ During his remarks, Sen. Cruz called for collapsing the Iranian regime, following the example of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during the Cold War.  He also […]

Senate Majority Leader McConnell on “Court-Packing” Threats: Democrats Abuse Language to Set Up Abuse of Power

LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding Democrats’ continuing threats to pack the Supreme Court:   “It is bizarre to watch Vice President Biden and other Democrats refuse to give a straight answer on their own party’s threats to pack the Supreme Court. But it is even more […]