Saturday, October 6, 2018

Senate Committee Schedule

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine threats to the homeland.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
Hearings to examine United States Air Force readiness.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine consumer data privacy, focusing on lessons from the European Union's general data protection regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine successful state conservation, recovery, and management of wildlife from Yellowstone's grizzly bear to the Chesapeake's Delmarva fox squirrel.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine pending nominations.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Business meeting to consider
• S. 2679, to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses,
• S. 3552, to amend the Small Business Act to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the 7(a) program of the Small Business Administration to bring those thresholds into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators,
• S. 3553, to amend the Small Business Act to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the section 504 program of the Small Business Administration to bring those thresholds into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators,
• S. 3554, to extend the effective date for the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans,
• an original bill entitled, "National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Act", and an original bill entitled, "Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018".

Armed Services
To receive a closed briefing on the military threat posed by near peer adversaries China and Russia.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Hearings to examine the future of the fleets, focusing on Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship recapitalization.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine blackstart and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry.

Judiciary
Business meeting to consider
• S. 2785, to designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in United States elections as inadmissible aliens,
• S. 3178, to amend title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights,
and the nominations of
Jonathan A. Kobes, of South Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit,
Kenneth D. Bell, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina,
Stephanie A. Gallagher, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland,
Mary S. McElroy, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island,
Carl J. Nichols, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia,
John M. O'Connor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, and
Martha Maria Pacold,
Mary M. Rowland, and
Steven C. Seeger, each to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nomination of John Mark Pommersheim, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan, Department of State.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Senate committee advances bill saving conservation fund for national parks


Floor Outlook

US Senate Could Hold Final Kavanaugh Vote Saturday

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate sends FAA authorization to Trump’s desk

Congress, eying China, votes to overhaul development finance

Senate passes multi-pronged legislation to battle nation's opioid crisis

Senate Votes to Move Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Forward

Supreme Court Nominee Update

Lindsey Graham promises 'full scale' probe into Democrats' handling of Ford-Kavanaugh allegation

Jeff Flake: Kavanaugh 'was a little too sharp' with Senate Democrats during his hearing

Kavanaugh Says He Might Have Been ‘Too Emotional’ in Senate Hearing   

Jeff Flake: 'Not a chance' I would have suggested FBI investigation into Kavanaugh if seeking re-election

Emboldened protesters step up effort to block Kavanaugh confirmation

McConnell slams anti-Kavanaugh protests, 'intimidation tactics'

The FBI Has Filed Its Investigation Report of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford to the Senate

Factbox: Witnesses in the Kavanaugh FBI probe

Brett Kavanaugh: Who are the key votes for him to get confirmed to Supreme Court?

Republican Sen. Steve Daines at daughter's wedding Saturday

Kavanaugh advances in 51-49 Senate vote with help from Flake, Collins, Manchin

Collins Announces Support for Kavanaugh, Ensuring Confirmation

Republicans cheer Susan Collins, compare Kavanaugh allegations to McCarthyism

Kavanaugh likely to be pivotal U.S. high court vote

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Constitution
Hearings to examine threats to religious liberty around the world.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.

Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine Russia's role in Syria and the broader Middle East;
to be immediately followed by a closed session in SVC-217.

Finance
Hearings to examine the nomination of Andrew M. Saul, of New York, to be Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019.

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