5 results for tag: what’s happening on the hill this week


Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 8/19/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess, and will not return until September 9. BORDER SECURITY/IMMIGRATION: One week ago today, the Trump Administration released the final version of a rule that will make it easier for the government to ensure that immigrants seeking to enter and stay in the United States, either temporarily or permanently, are self-sufficient and don’t depend on the government for social welfare programs like food stamps, housing assistance, and Medicaid. The rule was officially released on Wednesday, and will go into effect 60 days later. “For over a century, the public charge ground of inadmissibility has ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 8/12/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess, and will not return until September 9. BORDER SECURITY/IMMIGRATION: Just a few hours ago, the Trump Administration released the final version of a rule that will make it easier for the government to ensure that immigrants seeking to enter and stay in the United States, either temporarily or permanently, are self-sufficient and don’t depend on the government for social welfare programs like food stamps, housing assistance, and Medicaid. The rule will be officially released on Wednesday, and will go into effect 60 days later. “For over a century, the public charge ground of inadmissibi...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 8/05/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess, and will not return until September 9. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House is in recess until September 9. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: The Senate came back to work on Monday, and took up the veto messages from the President on the arms sales resolutions that were passed the previous week. The first three votes of the week were attempts to override the President’s vetoes. All three failed to garner the two-thirds majority necessary, so all three vetoes were sustained. Then the Senate began taking up ...

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 7/01/19

  CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess. The Senate will return on Monday, July 8, while the House will return on Tuesday, July 9.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Monday and resumed consideration of H.R. 3055, the minibus appropriations bill combining the appropriations bills for Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development. They voted on four amendments on Monday evening, and then picked up again on Tuesday. On Tuesday, ...