Just two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Windsor that the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution requires the Federal government to recognize all lawfully married couples. Today’s announcement by the Supreme Court means that the nation’s highest court will now rule on one of the most critical civil rights issues of the 21st century: Whether all loving and committed couples will have the same opportunity to marry under state law.
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On Monday, we will honor the life and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who inspired his fellow Americans with an impassioned call for justice and equality.
I was deeply disappointed that the House passed an appropriation bill for the Department of Homeland Security that included partisan, poison-pill amendments to deport DREAMers and tear immigrant families apart.
I am deeply concerned and disappointed by comments from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte that Congress does not need to take corrective action to address the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Shelby v Holder, which guts one of the most important and effective provisions ever enacted to combat voter discrimination.
We are now considering a bill which is central to the protection of Americans and America from those who would, through terrorist activities, put our people at risk.
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOKOn Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.
First/Last votes expected: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
“One Minutes” (5 per side)
Complete Consideration of H.R. 240 – Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 (Rep. Rogers (KY) – Appropriations)
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this evening in opposition to the partisan amendments House Republicans have attached to must-pass legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Below is a transcript of his remarks and a link to the video.
10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business
Well, very frankly, we have on the Floor this week, as you know, the funding of the Department of Homeland Security, which is designed to keep our country and our people safe.
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOKOn Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.
First votes expected: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Last votes expected: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“One Minutes” (15 per side)
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson laid out his vision of robust federal investment in public education as a central component of the War on Poverty, marking the beginning of the successful effort to pass the bipartisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Suspensions (2 bills)
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I commend the President for appointing David Cohen as the next Deputy Director of the CIA.
Tuesday marked the beginning of the 114th Congress, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle over the next two years to address the issues that matter most to the American people, including supporting job creation and economic growth.
Mr. Speaker, I rise as I know all Americans would rise if they were here to express our solidarity with, our sympathy to, and our convictions for strong alliance with the people of France.
Since President Obama took office, our nation has seen a jobs recovery that has created over 11 million jobs over fifty-eight consecutive months of private sector job growth.
9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business
Five “One Minutes”
One of the things [Secretary] Larry Summers said that I absolutely agree with is confidence is in and of itself an economic booster, and what we've been doing in Washington for too many years is undermining confidence.
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.
First/Last votes expected: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Reading of the Constitution of the United States by Members of the House of Representatives (The reading will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m.) (Rep. Goodlatte – Judiciary)