Saturday, March 30, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — April 1, 2019

• H.R. 1585 — Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019;
 S.J. Res. 7 — To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress;
• H. Res. 271 — Condemning the Trump Administrations Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans Health Care.

Committee on Rules 

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 1ST
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. 1433 – DHS MORALE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)

2) H.R. 1593 – CLASS Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)

3) H.R. 1590 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Guest / Homeland Security Committee)

4) H.R. 1589 – CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Walker / Homeland Security Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nominations of
General Tod D. Wolters, USAF, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and
General Stephen J. Townsend, USA, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commander, United States Africa Command.

Aging
Hearings to examine Alzheimer's, focusing on new directions in biomedical research and caregiving.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the application of environmental, social, and governance principles in investing and the role of asset managers, proxy advisors, and other intermediaries.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Energy.

Environment and Public Works
Oversight hearings to examine the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine reauthorizing HEA, focusing on addressing campus sexual assault and ensuring student safety and rights.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine arbitration in America.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Hearings to examine the proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Commerce.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine NATO at 70, focusing on a strategic partnership for the 21st century.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of H.R. 268, Supplemental Appropriations Act (emergency disaster aid), and votes on the motion to invoke cloture on Shelby Amendment No. 201, at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Floor Outlook

House Republicans aiming to force votes on Born Alive bill, Green New Deal


Committee Activity, including pro-life efforts

U.S. Senate judiciary panel head wants special counsel to investigate Trump probe

McConnell backs push for investigation of Russia probe missteps

U.S. House panel again postpones Trump business associate, to focus on Mueller report

U.S. House panel approves measure on FBI records of Trump obstruction probe

House Armed Services chairman denies $1 billion transfer for Trump wall

Bill to let banks work with cannabis companies advances in U.S. House

Oversight panel to subpoena top Trump officials in clearance probe

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House fails to override Trump’s veto over emergency declaration

U.S. Senate Republicans defeat Green New Deal resolution


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Wednesday, Thursday

H.R. 962 discharge petition to be filed Tuesday, April 2

Saturday, March 23, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — March 25, 2019

• H.R. 7 — Paycheck Fairness Act;
• H. Res. 124 — Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals.

Committee on Rules 

Full Committee Business Meeting: Vote on Release of Exhibits for March 27, 2019 — Open Interview
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 

• H.Res.245 and Committee Resolution 116-09
Committee on House Administration 

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

Items that may be considered pursuant to a rule

H.R. 7: Paycheck Fairness Act

H.Res. 124: Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals.


Consideration of the Veto Message

H.J.Res. 46: Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the posture of the Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
Hearings to examine United States policy toward North Korea after the second summit.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine Chairman's housing reform outline, part I.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, focusing on making electronic health information available to patients and providers.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine red flag laws, focusing on guidelines for state action.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Senate resumes consideration of S.J.Res. 8 (Green New Deal) and H.R. 268 (emergency disaster aid).

Congressional Outlook

Floor Outlook

Socialist agenda stalls in the House

Mindful of History, Democrats Hold Off on Attempt to Impeach Trump

U.S. House to vote to reinstate net neutrality rules in April

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record


National Security

Space Force prospects ‘could hardly be brighter’ says Democrat on Armed Services Committee


Homeland Security

U.S. lawmaker says tech companies must quickly remove violent content after New Zealand


Commerce Policy

Joe Manchin on Equality Act: ‘I’m Not Convinced’ it 'provides sufficient guidance' regarding 'students transitioning between genders'


Congress

Obama to meet with freshman Democrats

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pro-Life Committee Activity

Wednesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee marked up H.R. 1585, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2019.”

During the mark-up, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) offered an amendment to prohibit funding from going to any entity that fails to certify it will not perform abortions. A GAO report published in March 2018 showed that abortion provider Planned Parenthood received $340,000 through VAWA over three years (2013-2015).

When offering his amendment, Rep. Johnson noted reports that Planned Parenthood clinics have failed to report child sex abuse. He also said, “The purpose of VAWA is not to fund abortion, obviously; it is to protect women and children. Abortion is the opposite of that."

Wednesday afternoon, Department of Health and Human (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Multiple life-related issues were addressed during the hearing:

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Adam Schiff won’t release Michael Cohen transcripts anytime soon

U.S. Senate to hold crash hearing as lawmakers urge grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8

Released Testimony Shows Lisa Page Admitted the Obama DOJ Told the FBI Not to Charge Hillary Clinton

Mnuchin says he will 'accept' request for Trump tax returns, but not if he'll fulfill it

Pro-Life Committee Activity


Floor Outlook

Disaster aid vote is expected after recess, but what’s in it is still in the works

McConnell Follows Through and Sets Up a Vote on the Green New Deal the week of March 25

Pelosi says U.S. House to vote March 26 on overriding Trump border-wall related veto

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House votes to investigate Vladimir Putin's 'ill-gotten wealth'

‘The American People Deserve to Know’: GOP Rep Releases Transcripts of Lisa Page’s Private Testimony

Senate rebukes Trump over support for Yemeni civil war

House votes 420-0 to release Mueller's report to the public

Senate votes to terminate Trump national emergency

Graham blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be made public


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Saturday, March 9, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — March 11, 2019

• H. Con. Res. 24 — Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress.
Committee on Rules 

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
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. 1122 - Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 974 - Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.R. 1414 - FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Wexton / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 758 - Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Monday, March 11, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nominations of
Ronald D. Vitiello, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary, and
Joseph V. Cuffari, of Arizona, to be Inspector General, both of the Department of Homeland Security.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Neomi J. Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Senate began consideration of the nomination of William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.

Congressional Outlook

Floor Outlook

Pelosi shines spotlight on 'For the People' agenda, not Trump investigations

McConnell: House election reform bill won't get Senate vote

Debate over anti-Semitism charges exposes divide in Democratic Party

Chuck Schumer Wants To Form A Special Climate Change Panel In The Senate

Senate to vote on Green New Deal this month: Republican leader McConnell

McConnell: Senate may consider measure addressing anti-Semitism

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate confirms controversial Trump court pick who backed ObamaCare lawsuit

After days of Democratic hand-wringing, House votes to condemn hate speech

Democratic congressman calls out his party for response to Rep. Omar's anti-Semitism

House passes Democrats' campaign finance, ethics bill


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Saturday, March 2, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Tuesday — March 5, 2019

• H.R. 1 — For the People Act of 2019
Committee on Rules 

Source: House.gov


Wednesday — March 6, 2019

Public Witness Hearing Tribal Programs: Day 1, Morning Session
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations) 

DHS Office of Inspector General
Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security (Committee on Appropriations) 

Electronic Health Record Modernization and Information Technology Oversight
Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations) 

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, MARCH 4TH
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH
On Tuesday, 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. 762 – Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Energy and Commerce Committee)

2) H.R. 347 – Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) H.R. 1138 – To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Reed / Energy and Commerce Committee)

4) H.R. 1381 – Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Raul Ruiz / Veterans Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 1271 – Vet HP Act (Sponsored by Rep. Marcy Kaptur / Veterans Affairs Committee)

6) S. 49 – To designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation (Sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee / Veterans Affairs Committee)

7) H.Con.Res. 14 – Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library (Sponsored by Rep. Ben Cline / Education and the Labor Committee)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

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

H.R. 1For the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes / House Administration Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Monday, March 4, 2019

Foreign Relations
To receive a closed briefing on the status of the global Magnitsky investigation related to the Khashoggi murder.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Senate began consideration of other nominations Thursday:

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Eric E. Murphy, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Senate began consideration of the nomination of John Fleming, of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

House Targets Family Separations in 1st Trump Subpoena

Michael Cohen apologizes for lying to Congress

House panel had 'productive' interview with Trump ex-lawyer Cohen

Neomi Rao Judicial Nomination Advances To Senate Floor Despite Judiciary Committee Bruising

House committee to call Trump Organization CFO to testify: Report

Justices to make rare appearance before appropriators


Floor Outlook

McConnell After Abortion Bill Vote: ‘No Longer Dealing With the Normal, Traditional Democratic Party’

Democrats are just getting started on their gun control wish list

McConnell vows vote on Green New Deal by August

Pelosi Subtly Knocks Green New Deal Without Committing​ to Vote: Must Operate in ‘Evidence-Based’ Way

Earmarks won’t be back this year, at least in the House

Senate Commerce chairman eyes data privacy bill this year

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Abortion survivor protections fail in the Senate

House disapproves of Trump’s emergency declaration on border

House sends Trump major public lands bill that saves key conservation program

Senate confirms Trump's nominee for key IRS role

House passes gun legislation with GOP add-on

House votes to extend wait time for gun background checks

Andrew Wheeler, who's been leading Trump deregulatory charge, confirmed by Senate as EPA chief


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Update: Tuesday an attempt to amend a rule and force H.R. 962 on to the floor was voted down. This puts Representatives on the Record.

Senate: Monday, Tuesday follow-up

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