The Democrats are not euphoric today. One of the reasons we're not euphoric is because earlier this week 800,000 people, young people, were put at risk by the Attorney General, apparently at the request of the President, saying that they were not going to pursue DACA.
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.
First votes expected: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Last votes expected: 10:30 – 11:30 p.m.
“One Minutes” (15 per side)
Good afternoon, we’re a little late because we just participated in a briefing on the challenges that confront the global community, America certainly, but the global community in the Mideast, Southeast Asia, and, of course, in North Korea.
Today, the House took an important first step to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. All of us have seen the images of devastation and heard stories of heartbreak and loss, and we have witnessed scenes of heroism and selflessness, including so many random acts of kindness.
"Thank you very much, Madam Chair. This is about all of us. Not just one part of us, but all of us.
At this time, the Export-Import Bank doesn’t have a quorum because it has only two of its five Board members in place, limiting the Bank’s ability to approve transactions worth $10 million or more.
As you know, the House is expected to consider an omnibus appropriations bill in September, and among the amendments that have been filed are ones that prohibit the use of taxpayer funding by the Administration for certain purposes,” wrote Whip Hoyer.
This morning, President Trump’s Administration announced its intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has allowed 800,000 young people who have grown up here in the U.S. and only know this country as home to stay here and continue to contribute to the American economy.
This announcement, which in spite of its consequence President Trump chose not to make himself, signals a dark day in our nation's history.
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business.
First votes expected: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Last votes expected: 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
“One Minutes” (15 per side)
Suspensions (2 bills)
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Suspensions (4 bills)
President Trump is mistaken if he believes splitting up families and deporting people who were brought here as small children and have known no other home comports with American values or will make our country greater.
These most recent ballistic missile and nuclear tests by North Korea are abhorrent and demand an international response that goes beyond words of condemnation.
With our economy having gained just 156,000 private sector jobs in August, it is becoming more clear that the momentum of our recovery is imperiled by the uncertainty and lack of clear policy direction from the Trump Administration.
Today we celebrate the hard-won workers’ rights victories that brought better pay and safer conditions to millions of American families. For generations, workers and labor organizations have stood up to demand that the American Dream not fall out of reach for those who work hard every day.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program represents America at its best: a nation that seeks justice and opportunity for those who were brought here as children and have grown up wanting nothing more than to live in the nation they love and contribute to building its future.
When it comes to reforming our tax code, there really isn't much debate about why we need to do it. Stepping to the podium to declare that we need tax reform does not signal leadership on this issue; rather, doing so without offering any proposals on how to achieve it is an abdication.
I am outraged to hear of Hamas's decision to reunite with Iran. This unholy alliance between them stems from a deep hatred of Israel, of America, and of the universal human rights and freedoms that both our nations represent.
President Trump’s decision to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military is shameful. Not only does it run contrary to the values of our nation and the counsel of our military leaders, but it undermines national security and military readiness.
North Korea's latest ballistic missile test is a clear provocation and risks destabilizing the entire region. The United States will continue to stand by our allies Japan and the Republic of Korea in a common defense against North Korean aggression.
I am heartbroken by the scenes of flooding and destruction in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey and by the painful effect this storm has had on lives, health, and families' homes.