Category Archives: Capitol Hill Updates

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 […]

Senate Majority Leader McConnell: Proud to Support Judge Barrett’s Confirmation and Proud of this Precedent-Backed Process

LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:   “The Judiciary Committee and the American people just heard from one of the most impressive nominees for public office that I […]

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Is ‘A Woman Of Extraordinary Achievement’ With ‘A Strong Record Of Commitment To The Rule Of Law’

After Meeting With Judge Barrett, Senators Came Away Impressed By Her ‘Stellar Credentials,’ ‘Unquestionable Knowledge Of The Law,’ And ‘Commitment To The Constitution,’ Finding Her To Be ‘An Inspiring Role Model As A Wife, Mother, Scholar And An Accomplished Jurist’ SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “I think [the president] picked the single best person he […]

House Republican Whip Scalise Outlines Principles for Safe American Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC — Republican Whip and Ranking Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Steve Scalise (R-La.) opened today’s subcommittee hearing on “Responding to Our Nation’s Economic Crisis” by blasting subcommittee Democrats for refusing Republicans’ request for a minority witness to testify at today’s hearing, in violation of Congressional rules. Whip Scalise outlined four guiding […]

House Republican Whip Scalise Rips “No Ban Act” During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke on the House on Wednesday ripping into House Democrats for pushing their “No Ban Act” in the middle of a global pandemic. President Trump has strengthened our borders in several ways that Democrats want to tear down. Border security is national security, border security is economic security, and border […]

Lankford Pushes Administration Officials To Break Supply Chain Dependence with China

  WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) questioned Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials during a Senate Committee on Finance hearing entitled, “Protecting the Reliability of the US Medical Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Lankford questioned dependence on China, who earlier this year prevented companies from shipping Personal Protective Equipment […]

Sen. Cruz on Face the Nation: ‘We Have Got to Get America Back to Work’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today appeared on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ with Margaret Brennan where he discussed the next phase of Congress’ response to COVID-19 and shared his thoughts on the closing of China’s Consulate in Houston. Sen. Cruz also reflected on the life and legacy of Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis […]

Sen. Cruz Questions Secretary Pompeo Regarding Sanctions for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline and Iran’s Nuclear Program

SEC. POMPEO REAFFIRMED THE U.S.’S COMMITMENT TO USING SANCTIONS TO HALT PIPELINE’S CONSTRUCTION   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday, asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to unequivocally affirm the administration’s commitment to imposing whatever sanctions are necessary to stop the completion of Vladimir […]


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement after the Senate Democrats voted against expanding the Paycheck Protection Program for American workers and businesses: “Countless Americans have spent several months without a paycheck and today’s vote is just proof of how the Democrats are unwilling to put aside partisan politics to help the American people,” said Senator Tim Scott. […]

Speaker Boehner: Pillars of a Renewed Majority

Today, Speaker Boehner released Pillars of a Renewed Majority, which details his five-point vision for resetting the foundation of our economy and the steps the House Republican majority is taking to make it a reality.“Over the last four years, the House has served as an outpost in Washington for the people’s priorities,” Boehner writes in […]