Wednesday, March 29, 2017

115th US Congress The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/30/17

Leader's Daily Schedule
THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
One Minute Speeches

H.R. 1431 - EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

Special Order Speeches

Homeland Security Protecting USA In Many Ways

Today, the 229K strong workforce will safeguard our nation. Here’s how →

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

115th US Congress The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/29/17

Leader's Daily Schedule
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
One Minute Speeches

H.R. 1430 - Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

Special Order Speeches

What's Happened: President Trump Signs FOUR Resolution Into Law

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE WHITE HOUSE ON March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017
6:00 P.M. EDT
SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Good evening to everyone who is here.  Just briefly, I just want to remind everyone that this is on background.  It's attributable to a senior White House official and is embargoed until 11:00 p.m. this evening.
With that, I'm going to hand it over to [senior administration official], who many of you have seen up here before, to talk about energy and environmental policy.  So I will turn it over.  Those in the room will be able to ask questions.  The phone line does not take questions, so following the opening remarks, we will take questions at the end.
SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thank you.  So, as was mentioned, I guess we've been waiting for this for a while.  We're going to get the executive order on energy independence out tomorrow.  The President will sign it.  This policy is in keeping with President Trump's desire to make the United States energy independent.
March 27, 2017
If confirmed, Makan Delrahim of California will serve as an Assistant Attorney General (Anti-Trust Division) at the Department of Justice. Mr. Delrahim currently serves as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President.  Previously, he was a partner at a national law firm in Los Angeles, practicing antitrust and intellectual property law.  He was also an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University.  Prior to private practice, he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Justice Department.  He served on the U.S. Attorney General’s Task Force on Intellectual Property, and as Chairman of the Merger Working Group of the International Competition Network. 
March 27, 2017
America has long led the world in innovation and technological advancement.  American ingenuity has launched industries, created jobs, and improved quality of life at home and abroad.  To ensure that America remains the global innovation leader, I hereby direct the Senior Advisor to the President to head an office in the White House dedicated to American innovation.
March 27, 2017
Althea Coetzee, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration, vice Douglas J. Kramer.
Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services, vice Robert McKinnon Califf.
William Francis Hagerty IV, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan.
March 27, 2017
H.J.Res. 37, which nullifies the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration's Federal Acquisition Regulation:  Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces;
H.J.Res. 44, which nullifies the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management's final rule relating to resource management planning;
H.J.Res. 57, which nullifies the Department of Education's rule relating to State accountability requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act; and
H.J.Res. 58, which nullifies the Department of Education's rule relating to assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs.
March 27, 2017

I’m signing four bills under the Congressional Review Act.  Before this administration only one time in our history had a President signed a bill that used the CRA to cancel a federal regulation.  So we're doing a lot of them, and they deserve to be done.

Monday, March 27, 2017

115th US Congress The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/28/17

Leader's Daily Schedule
TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
One Minute Speeches

S.J.Res. 34 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Special Order Speeches

Today in 1794 Congress Authorized Creation of US Navy

Today in 1794, President George Washington and Congress authorized creation of a U.S. Navy!The Act to Provide a Naval Armament, also known as the Naval Act of 1794, or simply, the Naval Act, was passed by the United States Congress on March 27, 1794 to reactivate and establish a permanent standing naval force of the United States of America, which eventually became the present-day United States Navy.[1]

Sunday, March 26, 2017

115th US Congress The Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/27/17

Leader's Daily Schedule
MONDAY, MARCH 27TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 1117 - To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

2) H.R. 1214 - Disaster SAVE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

3) H.R. 654 - Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
Special Order Speeches

American Health Care Act Dead For Now


115th US Congress The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 3/27/17

Leader's Weekly Schedule
WEEK OF MARCH 27TH
MONDAY, MARCH 27TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 1117 - To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

2) H.R. 1214 - Disaster SAVE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

3) H.R. 654 - Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

S.J.Res. 34 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake / Energy and Commerce Committee)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

H.R. 1430 - Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

Additional Legislative Items are Possible

Committee activity for the week of March 27 can be found here.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

AAP Thanks Senator McCain for Defense of Consumers and Businesses Joins Senator Flake in Opposition to Border Adjustment Tax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2017
CONTACT press@KeepAmericaAffordable.com


AAP Thanks Senator McCain for Defense of Consumers and Businesses
Joins Senator Flake in Opposition to Border Adjustment Tax


Phoenix, Arizona – On Thursday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joined his colleague Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in raising his voice in opposition to the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), a component of Speaker Ryan’s tax reform blueprint, which would increase the cost of everyday necessities like food, clothing, medicine, gasoline and more. Following the declaration, local members of Americans for Affordable Products, a national coalition of more than 200 businesses, local organizations and trade associations united to stop the BAT, thanked the Senator for his leadership on the issue.

In his Thursday comments to Politico’s Morning Tax, Senator McCain said, “It'll destroy Arizona's economy. That's my only concern…First thing will happen is that there'll be retaliation. You think the Mexicans are going to sit still for it?" he added, noting that Arizona has a lot of jobs reliant on cross-border trade.

Senator McCain’s comments join Senator Flake’s, who recently derided the Border Adjustment Tax on the Senate floor, stating that BAT “could make everyday consumer products more expensive at the very places that middle-class families shop the most…[and] household staples could be pushed out of reach for those who can least afford it.” He went on to say that he’s looking forward to working with his colleagues on tax reform, “but we ought to make sure that the middle class isn’t in the losing column.”


If passed, the BAT would impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods, and could result in American consumers spending an additional $1,700 per year on basic necessities.


“Senators McCain and Flake represent a united front in opposition to this tax proposal that would threaten retail jobs throughout the state, which account for 1 in 4 jobs,” said Michelle Ahlmer, executive director of the Arizona Retailers Association. “If a BAT is adopted, many businesses will be forced to raise prices, lay off staff, or close up shop altogether.”


The BAT would be felt immediately in the pocketbooks of middle-class Americans, effectively amounting to a $1 trillion tax that would punish employers, consumers, and the American economy.


Americans for Affordable Products is a coalition of job creators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and consumers united against higher prices on everyday necessities. To learn more, please visit: www.KeepAmericaAffordable.com


Additional Information: * Resources: Coalition Infographic, Myth vs. Fact, and More * Press Release: AAP Launches Opposition to BAT


To schedule an interview with an Americans for Affordable Products representative, please email press@KeepAmericaAffordable.com.

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