8 results for tag: what’s happening on the hill today


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 8/12/19

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 7/22/19

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...