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


Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 12/09/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both come back into session on Monday and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed another bill under Suspension, and also passed the Rule for consideration of H.R. 2534, the Insider Trading Prohibition Act, and H. Con. Res. 77, directing the President pursuant to section 5(C) of the War Powers Resolution to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic that have not been authorized by Congress. On Thursday, the House ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 11/11/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will return Tuesday and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return on Tuesday, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House is scheduled to consider nine bills under Suspension of the Rules. All of them deal with veterans of our military services in one way or another. On Wednesday, and for the remainder of the week, the House will consider another nine bills on the Suspension Calendar. In addition, the House will consider H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019. ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 11/04/19

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week. The Senate will return Tuesday and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Monday, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed two Rules, and then turned to the matter of Turkey and its recent attacks against the Kurds in northeast Syria. The House took up H. Res. 296, affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide, thereby smacking the Turkish government on one of its most sensitive points – the genocide launched against the Armenians in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire. Then the House took up ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 10/21/19

The House and Senate will both return Monday and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Tuesday, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed the Rule governing consideration of H.R. 1815, the SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act, and H.R. 3624, the Outsourcing Accountability Act. Then the House passed another bill under Suspension. Then the House considered H.J.Res. 77, a resolution “opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.” In ...

Tea Party Patriots Action Weekly Report from Washington for 10/15/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return today, and stay in session until Friday. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Tuesday, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House is scheduled to take up eight bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, and for the balance of the week, the House is scheduled to take up another 14 bills under Suspension of the Rules. Twelve of those bills rename Post Offices, including one in Van Nuys, California, that will be named the “Marilyn Monroe Post Office,” and another one in Pacoima, California, that will be named the “Ritchie Valens Post Office ...

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 9/10/19

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Monday, with the first votes set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House is scheduled to take up four bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to take up another five bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday and Thursday, the House may consider H.R. 1941, the Coastal and Maritime Economies Protection Act; H.R. 205, the Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019; and H.R. 1146, the Artic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act. 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 ...