5 results for tag: last week on the senate floor


Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 10/7/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess for another week. BORDER SECURITY/IMMIGRATION: Following on the Trump Administration’s announcement of its “public charge” rule, the Administration announced on Friday night a new proclamation requiring many future visa applicants to demonstrate that they can afford health insurance. That could make it harder for some poor immigrants to enter the United States. The action is set to go into effect a month from now. Writes The Wall Street Journal, “Subsidized plans purchased on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges wouldn’t count as an eligible form of insurance under the ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 10/1/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess for the next two weeks. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Tuesday, and passed one bill under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule governing consideration of H.R. 2203, the Homeland Security Improvement Act, H.R. 3525, the U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act, and H.Res.576, expressing the sense of the House with respect to the whistleblower complaint of August 12, 2019, made to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. Then the House passed H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act, under Suspension of the Rules. Then ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 9/16/19

CALENDAR: The Senate will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday, while the House will return Tuesday and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Tuesday, and voted to pass three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 205, the Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019 and H.R. 1941, the Coastal and Maritime Economies Protection Act. On Thursday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1146, the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act. And then they were done. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 7/29/19

CALENDAR: The Senate will return on Monday, and will stay in session until Thursday. At that point, the Senate will join the House in an extended district work period. Neither chamber will return until September 9.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Tuesday and took up three bills under Suspension of the Rules. Two of them passed, but H.R. 549, the Venezuela TPS Act, failed to garner the two-thirds majority it needed to pass under Suspension. On Wednesday, the House took up H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act. The bill passed by a vote of 264-169. Then the House took up H.R. 3239, ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 7/22/19

CALENDAR: The Senate will return on Monday, and the House will return on Tuesday. The Senate will stay in session through Thursday, but the House is currently scheduled to stay in session through Friday. That’s because the House is trying to get all its business done this week, so they can break for six full weeks, and not return until September 9.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Monday and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House took up H.Res. 489, a resolution condemning what it labeled “President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increa...