Skip to Content

Press Releases

Scalise’s Summer Update: Republicans Deliver Wins for American Workers and Families

After seven months of House Republicans' majority, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on the progress House Republicans have made in fulfilling their Commitment to America agenda: 

"Since taking the majority, House Republicans have worked tirelessly to achieve win after win accomplishing the goals laid out in our Commitment to America: preserving freedom, strengthening our economy, protecting communities, and holding the government accountable. 

"Seven months into the 118th Congress, the Republican House majority has passed more rule bills and sent more rule bills to the desk of the President than the Democrat majority in the 117th Congress did in seven months with one-party control of the House, Senate, and White House. 

"Whether it’s lowering energy costs for families, fighting to close the border, reining in federal overreach, supporting our men and women in uniform, stopping out-of-control government spending, or halting the flow of fentanyl, House Republicans continue to bring legislation to the floor to combat Democrats’ radical policies and get our country back on track. 

"We have also launched several oversight investigations, including investigations into the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes, politically motivated abuse of power in federal agencies, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ failures at our southern border. The American people deserve transparency, and House Republicans are here to provide answers. 

"With crises on all fronts, corruption throughout the administrative state, and Americans still struggling under high inflation, the Biden Administration is failing families at every turn. House Republicans won’t stop taking action on the House Floor or holding oversight investigations to deliver on our promises to the American people. We’re working for you, and we’re just getting started."

117th First Seven Months v. 118th First Seven Months:

Rule Bills passed:
  • 118th: 50
  • 117th: 46
Rule Bills to POTUS’ Desk:
  • 118th: 12
  • 117th: 7
A Future That’s Built on Freedom ✅

Small Businesses
  • H.R. 3799 (Hern) – CHOICE Arrangement Act: Codifies the Trump Administration's two rules to ensure small business owners and employees are able to have more affordable health care options, includes a new notification to employers to make sure they know these options exist, and protects the self-insured market that employers depend on.
    • Passed 220-209
      • Republicans: 220-0
      • Democrats: 0-209
  • H.R. 1640 (Lesko) – Save Our Gas Stoves Act: Prohibits the Department of Energy from imposing their proposed rule to ban gas stoves by amending the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and clarifyies that the DOE cannot issue standards that effectively ban a product based on the fuel it uses.
    • Passed 249-181
      • Republicans: 220-0
      • Democrats: 29-181
  • H.R. 1615 (Armstrong) – Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act: Blocks the CPSC from issuing a radical rule to ban gas stoves and bars the use of federal funds to regulate gas stoves as a banned hazardous product.
    • Passed 248-180
      • Republicans: 219-0
      • Democrats: 29-180
Second Amendment
  • H.J. Res. 44 (Clyde) – Pistol Brace CRA: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to "Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached 'Stabilizing Braces'"
    • Passed 219-210
      • Republicans: 217-2
      • Democrats: 2-208
  • H.R. 3091 (Fry) – Federal Law Enforcement Officer Service Weapon Purchase Act: Directs the General Services Administration to allow law enforcement officers to buy retired service weapons.
    • Passed 232-198
      • Republicans: 219-0
      • Democrats: 13-198
Women's Sports
  • H.R. 734 (Steube) – Protection of Women and Girls in Sports: Prevents biological males from competing in school athletic programs for women or girls.
    • Passed 219-203
      • Republicans: 219-0
      • Democrats: 0-203
Parents in Education
  • H.R. 5 (Letlow) – Parents Bill of Rights Act: Provides transparency for parents and guardians by establishing various notification requirements for school curriculum 
    • Passed 213-208
      • Republicans: 213-5
      • Democrats: 0-203
  • H.J. Res. 7 (Gosar) – Terminates the COVID-19 national emergency 
    • Passed 229-197
      • Republicans: 218-0
      • Democrats: 11-197
    • Signed into law 4/10/2023
    • Scheduling H.R. 382 and H.J. Res. 7 on the floor accelerated the need for the Biden Administration to announce the end of the COVID-19 emergency declarations.
    • House Democrats overwhelmingly opposed this bill by a vote of 11-197.
    • H.R. 185 (Massie) – Ends CDC’s requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for foreign travelers entering the United States 
      • Passed 227-201
        • Republicans: 220-0
        • Democrats: 7-201
    • H.R. 139 (Comer) – SHOW UP Act: Requires federal agencies to return to pre-pandemic teleworking policies 
      • Passed 221-206
        • Republicans: 218-1
        • Democrats: 3-205 
    • H.R. 497 (Duncan) – Freedom for Health Care Workers Act: Terminates the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers 
      • Passed 227-203
        • Republicans: 220-0
        • Democrats: 7-203
    • H.R. 382 (Guthrie) – Pandemic is Over Act: Terminates the COVID-19 public health emergency
      • Passed 220-210
        • Republicans: 220-0
        • Democrats: 0-210
      • The Biden administration released a Statement of Administration Policy on January 30, 2023 announcing the expiration of the COVID-19 public health and national emergency on May 11, 2023
    Standing up to Socialism
    • H. Con. Res. 9 (Salazar) - Denouncing the horrors of socialism
      • Passed 328-86
        • Republicans: 219-0
        • Democrats: 109-86-14
      • Keeps America free from the implementation of socialist policies in the United States

    An Economy That’s Strong ✅

    • H.R.1 (Scalise) – Lower Energy Costs Act: Increases domestic energy production and exportation, reduces regulatory burdens, and reforms permitting across all sectors of the economy
      • Passed 225-204
        • Republicans: 221-1
        • Democrats: 4-203
    • H.R. 21 (Rodgers) – Strategic Production Response Act: Limits the drawdown of petroleum in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until DOE develops a plan to increase percentage of federal lands leased for oil and gas production
      • Passed 221-205
        • Republicans: 220-0
        • Democrats: 1-205
      • Modified open rule allowed for the consideration of 78 amendments on the House floor
      • 147 amendments were submitted for pre-printing
    • H.R. 22 (Rodgers) – Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China: Prohibits the Secretary of Energy from selling petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to any entities under the ownership or influence of the CCP
      • Passed 331-97
        • Republicans: 218-0
        • Democrats: 113-97
    • H.R. 2811 (Arrington) – Limit, Save, Grow Act: Limits federal spending, saves taxpayer dollars, and grows the economy.
      • Passed 217-215
        • Democrats: 0-211
        • Republicans: 217-4
    • H.R. 3746 (McHenry) – Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023: Makes vital and meaningful cuts to government spending, gets rid of red tape that’s limiting American growth, holds the executive branch accountable for its spending, and avoids default on our national debt.
      • Passed 314-117
        • Republicans: 149-71
        • Democrats: 165-46
    Reining In Executive Actions
    • H.R. 347 (Stefanik) – REIN IN Act: Requires the Biden administration to publish the inflationary impact of executive actions before enacting them.
      • Passed 272-148
        • Republicans: 213-4
        • Democrats: 59-144
      • 15 amendments offered on the floor
    • H.R. 1163 (Smith-MO) – Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act: Protects taxpayers by incentivizing states to recover fraudulent payments, improving program integrity to prevent future fraud, and extending the statute of limitations for prosecuting fraud.
      • Passed 230-200
        • Republicans: 220-0
        • Democrats: 10-200
    Protecting Reliable Borrowers
    • H.R. 3564 (Davidson) – Middle Class Borrower Protection Act of 2023: Cancels the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s changes to single-family mortgage pricing framework that makes reliable borrowers with good credit subsidize riskier loans, and makes sure such changes cannot be done in the future.
      • Passed 230-189
        • Republicans: 216-0
        • Democrats: 14-189
    A Nation That’s Safe ✅

    • H.R. 2 (Diaz-Balart) – Secure the Border Act of 2023: Fixes our broken asylum system, hires more Border Patrol agents and provide them with resources they need, reinstates Trump-era policies like Remain in Mexico, and forces the Biden Administration to resume building the border wall.
      • Passed 219-213
        • Republicans: 219-2
        • Democrats: 0-211
    • H. Res. 461 (Miller-Meeks) – Condemning the use of elementary and secondary school facilities to provide shelter for aliens who are not admitted to the United States.
      • Passed 223-201
        • Republicans: 216-0
        • Democrats: 7-201
    • H.R. 467 (Griffith) – HALT Fentanyl Act: Permanently classifies fentanyl-related substances (FRS) in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, guarantees law enforcement has the resources to keep these drugs off the street, and allows for further research of FRS. 
      • Passed 289-133
        • Republicans: 215-1
        • Democrats: 74-132
    • H.R. 3941 (Molinaro) – Schools Not Shelters Act: Bans the use of public elementary schools, secondary schools, or institutions of higher education as shelters for illegal immigrants.
      • Passed 222-201
        • Republicans: 218-0
        • Democrats: 4-201
    National Defense 
    • H.R. 2670 (Rogers) – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024: Counters the Chinese Communist Party’s aggression, boosts oversight of the Biden Administration’s Department of Defense, supports members of our military and their families, and saves taxpayers billions of dollars while still investing in a secure defense industrial base and innovative technologies to support our national defense. 
      • Passed 219-210
        • Republicans: 215-4
        • Democrats: 4-206
    • H.R. 4366 (Carter) – Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024: Provides FY24 appropriations for military construction, the VA, and related agencies that honor our commitment to veterans, support a strong national security, and keep the executive branch in check.
      • Passed 219-211
        • Republicans: 219-2
        • Democrats: 0-209
    •  H. Con. Res. 57 (Pfluger) – Expressing the sense of Congress supporting the State of Israel. 
      • Passed 412-9
        • Republicans: 217-0
        • Democrats: 195-9
    • H.R. 3099 (Lawler) – Special Envoy for the Abraham Accords Act: Establishes the position of Special Envoy for the Abraham Accords within the Department of State.
      • Passed 413-13
        • Republicans: 214-2
        • Democrats: 199-11
    • H. Res. 311 (Wagner) – Encouraging the expansion and strengthening of the Abraham Accords to urge other nations to normalize relations with Israel and ensure that existing agreements reap tangible security and economic benefits for the citizens of those countries and all peoples in the region.
      • Passed 401-19
        • Republicans: 215-1
        • Democrats: 186-18
    • H. Res. 240 (Williams-NY) – Condemning recent actions taken by the Russian military to down a United States Air Force drone.
      • Passed 410-0
        • Republicans: 212-0
        • Democrats: 198-0
    • H. Con. Res. 7 (Tenney) – Condemning the Iranian regime's human rights abuses against the brave women and men of Iran peacefully demonstrating in more than 133 cities.
      • Passed 240-1
        • Republicans: 216-1
        • Democrats: 204-0
    Federal Aviation Reauthorization
    • H.R. 3935 (Graves-MO) – Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act: Reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years.
      • Passed 351-69
        • Republicans: 187-31
        • Democrats: 164-38
    • S. 619 (Hawley) - COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023: Requires the Biden administration to declassify information relating to the potential links between Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of COVID-19
      • Passed 419-0
      • Signed into law 3/20/2023
    • H. Res. 104 (McCaul) – Condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s use of a high-altitude surveillance balloon over United States territory as a brazen violation of United States sovereignty.
      • Passed 419-0 under suspension of the rules 
    • H. Res. 11 (McCarthy) – Establishing the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
      • Passed 365-65
        • Republicans: 219-0
        • Democrats: 146-65
    • H.R. 1107 (Kim) – PRC is Not a Developing Country Act: Requires the Department of State to take actions to stop China from being classified as a developing country by international organizations. 
      • Passed 415-0
        • Republicans: 215-0
        • Democrats: 200-0
    • H.R. 1159 (Wagner) – Amending the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2020: Modifies an existing requirement for the Department of State to review and report on its guidance to federal agencies on the U.S.-Taiwan relationship  
      • Passed 404-7
        • Republicans: 216-0
        • Democrats: 188-7
    • H.R. 1189 (Mast) – Undersea Cable Control Act: Prevents foreign adversaries from acquiring goods and technologies capable of supporting the construction, maintenance, or operation of undersea cable projects.
      • Passed by voice
    • H.R. 1154 (Smith-NJ) – Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2023: Imposes sanctions on persons involved in forced organ trafficking and authorizes the Department of State to revoke the passports of individuals convicted of certain crimes related to organ trafficking.
      • Passed 413-2
        • Republicans: 211-2
        • Democrats: 202-0
    • H.R. 1093 (McCaul) – AUKUS Reporting: Requires the State Department to report to Congress on their efforts to implement the advanced capabilities pillar of the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States
      • Passed 393-4
        • Republicans: 209-0
        • Democrats: 184-4
    Crime & Oversight
    • H.J. Res. 26 (Clyde) – Disapproving the action of the D.C. Council in approving the Revised Criminal Code Act
      • Passed 250-173
        • Republicans: 219-0
        • Democrats: 31-173
      • Signed into law 3/20/2023
      • House Democrats overwhelmingly opposed this legislation.
      • After Biden announced he would sign the bill if passed by the Senate, the Senate passed H.J. Res. 26 by a vote of 81-14.
      • Forced Dems to vote against D.C. statehood or vote against making America safe
    • H.J. Res. 24 (Comer) – Disapproving the action of the D.C. Council in providing voting rights for non-residents
      • Passed 260-162
        • Republicans: 218-0
        • Democrats: 42-162
    • H. Con. Res. 40 (Buck) – Expressing support for local law enforcement officers and condemning efforts to defund or dismantle local law enforcement agencies.
      • Passed 301-119-3
        • Republicans: 214-2
        • Democrats: 87-117-3
    • H.J. Res. 42 (Clyde) – Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022
      • Passed 229-189
        • Republicans: 215-0
        • Democrats: 14-189
    • H.R. 2494 (Garbarino) – POLICE Act of 2023: Makes assaulting a police officer a deportable offense. 
      • Passed 255-175
        • Republicans: 219-0
        • Democrats: 36-175
    • H.R. 26 (Wagner) – Born-alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Requires medical care for children who survive abortion procedures 
      • Passed 220-210
        • Republicans: 219-0
        • Democrats:1-210
      • Republicans protect all Americans, including the unborn
    • H. Con. Res. 3 (Johnson-LA) – Expressing the sense of Congress condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches
      • Passed 222-209
        • Republicans: 219-0
        • Democrats: 3-209
      • Republicans protect all Americans, including the unborn
    A Government That’s Accountable ✅
    Oversight Investigations
    • IRS Whistleblower Investigation:
      • The Ways and Means, Judiciary, and Oversight Committees are working together to investigate allegations by two seasoned IRS agents and a former FBI agent that Hunter Biden and the whole Biden family received preferential treatment from the IRS and DOJ. 
      • These former agents came forward to flag anomalies at their agencies but ended up substantiating allegations that the Biden family engaged in a multinational “pay for play” scheme beginning when Joe Biden was vice president. 
      • Key Evidence:
    • H. Res. 12 (Jordan) – Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary
      • Passed 221-211
        • Republicans: 221-0
        • Democrats: 0-211
    Holding the Biden Administration Accountable
    • S.J. Res. 11 (Fischer) – Trucker Emissions CRA: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards" 
      • Passed 221-203
        • Republicans: 217-1
        • Democrats: 4-202
    • H.R. 277 (Cammack) – REINS Act of 2023: Requires congressional approval before “major rules” – such as those with an annual effect on the economy of at least $100 million or those that cause a major increase in prices – can take effect, instead of expressing disapproval after. 
      • Passed 221-210
        • Republicans: 220-0
        • Democrats: 1-210
    • H.J. Res. 45 (Good) – Student Loans CRA: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Waivers and Modifications of Federal Student Loans" 
      • Passed 218-203
        • Republicans: 216-0
        • Democrats: 2-203
    • H.R. 288 (Fitzgerald) – Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2023 (SOPRA): Restores proper constitutional separation of powers by amending the Administrative Procedure Act to override Chevron deference and require courts to decide disputes over interpretation of statutory text.
      • Passed 220-211
        • Republicans: 219-1
        • Democrats: 1-210
    • H.J. Res. 39 (Posey) – Solar Panel CRA: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Commerce relating to "Procedures Covering Suspension of Liquidation, Duties and Estimated Duties in Accord With Presidential Proclamation 10414".
      • Passed 221-202
        • Republicans: 209-8
        • Democrats: 12-194
    • H.R. 23 (Smith-NE) – Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act: Rescinds funding for 87,000 IRS agents allocated by the Inflation Reduction Act
      • Passed 221-210
        • Republicans: 221-0
        • Democrats: 0-210
    • H.R. 140 (Comer) – Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act: Prohibits federal employees from advocating for censorship of viewpoints in their official capacity
      • Passed 219-206
        • Republicans: 219-0
        • Democrats: 0-206
    • H.J. Res. 30 (Barr) – Disapproving of the Biden administration’s ESG requirements for retirement investments 
      • Passed 216-204
        • Republicans: 215-0
        • Democrats: 1-204
      • Forced first veto of the Biden administration on March 20, 2023
    • H.J. Res. 27 (Graves-MO) – WOTUS CRA: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Revised Definition of 'Waters of the United States'"
      • Passed 227-198
        • Republicans: 218-1
        • Democrats: 9-197
      • After passing the Senate by a 53-43 vote, the White House vetoed this legislation.
    • S.J. Res. 9 (Marshall) – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service relating to "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Threatened Status with Section 4(d) Rule for the Northern Distinct Population Segment and Endangered Status for the Southern Distinct Population Segment".
      • Passed 221-206
        • Republicans: 217-1
        • Democrats: 4-205
    • S.J. Res. 24 (Mullin) – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service relating to "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Northern Long-Eared Bat".
      • Passed 220-209
        • Republicans: 218-1
        • Democrats: 2-208