Saturday, September 21, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — September 23, 2019

Presidential Corruption: Emoluments and Profiting Off the Presidency
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (Committee on the Judiciary)

Source: House.gov


Tuesday — September 24, 2019

• H.R. 2203 — Homeland Security Improvement Act;
• H.R. 3525 — U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act

Committee on Rules

Don't Vape: Examining the Outbreak of Lung Disease and CDCs Urgent Warning Not to Use E-Cigarettes
Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

House Floor Schedule

Legislative Program for next week

We will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, as amended. The complete list of suspension bills (is below).

The House will consider H.R. 2203, the Homeland Security Improvement Act, and H.R. 3525, the U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act. These bills will improve how the Department of Homeland Security oversees border issues in a humane and responsible manner, including the care of children.

Members are of course advised that there is additional legislation that may come forward.

Full floor colloquy on next week's House schedule

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Eugene Scalia, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Labor.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
Hearings to examine improving air traffic control for the American people, focusing on examining the current system.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
Hearings to examine key findings from the Syria Study Group report.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Hearings to examine competition in digital technology markets, focusing on acquisitions of nascent or potential competitors by digital platforms.

Intelligence
Closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters;
to be immediately followed by a closed hearing to examine certain intelligence matters.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/19, Senate began consideration of the following:

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Paul objection snags confirmation of former McConnell staffer

House passes temporary funding bill; Senate vote next week

Saturday, September 14, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — September 16, 2019

Combating Veteran Homelessness in the Tampa Bay Area
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

"Examining the Benefits and Potential Challenges for New Jersey's Growing Offshore Wind Industry"
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (Committee on Natural Resources)

Environmental Injustice: Exploring Inequities in Air and Water Quality in Michigan
Subcommittee on Environment (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

Source: House.gov


Tuesday — September 17, 2019

Presidential Obstruction of Justice and Abuse of Power
Committee on the Judiciary

• H.R. 1423 — Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act;
• H.R. ___Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes.

Committee on Rules

Full Committee Business Meeting: I. Motion to release certain executive session material; and II. Motion pursuant to clause (d) (2) of Rule 2 that the Committee waive the one week notice requirement for a hearing.
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
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.

Possible Motion to Go to Conference and Republican Motion to Instruct Conferees on S. 1790 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the sourcing and use of minerals needed for clean energy technologies.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine Holocaust-era insurance claims.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5 p.m.), Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/12, Senate began consideration of the following:

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Corey Lewandowski to be first Trump associate to have public hearing September 17 with House Judiciary Committee

'No House vote needed': Judiciary Democrats approve rules for 'impeachment inquiry'

STRONGER Patents Act ignores real problems with patent mistakes


Floor Outlook

Congress poised to avert government shutdown — for now

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House approves Democratic bills to ban drilling along coasts

House votes to ban drilling in Arctic wildlife refuge, reversing part of GOP tax bill

'Historic milestone': Senate Republicans confirm 150th judge during Trump presidency


Efforts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: End Infanticide Hearing — FRC Summary

Thursday, September 12, 2019

End Infanticide Hearing

On September 10, 2019, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), in partnership with Pro-Life Caucus Chairman Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), held a minority hearing entitled “End Infanticide: Examining the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” on H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. More than 43 Members were present at the hearing.

Hearing MemoVideo

Saturday, September 7, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — September 9, 2019

• H.R. 205 Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act of 2019;
• H.R. 1146 Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act;
• H.R. 1941 Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act

Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 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. 2114 - Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush / Energy and Commerce Committee)

2) H.R. 1760 - Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Flores / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) H.R. 1768 - Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Doris Matsui / Energy and Commerce Committee)

4) H.R. 1420 - Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (Sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo / Energy and Commerce Committee)


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

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

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine housing finance reform, focusing on next steps.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of LaborDepartment of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Education, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Kelly Craft, of Kentucky, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.


Senate has invoked cloture on the following:

Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the nomination of Stephanie L. Haines, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ada E. Brown, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.

Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the nomination of Steven D. Grimberg, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.

Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the nomination of Steven C. Seeger, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

House committee subpoenas 8chan owner


Floor Outlook

House Democrats announce vote on temporary government spending bill this month

Top Democrat: House will consider new gun control measures

McConnell: No Senate votes on gun measures that Trump won't sign

Congress During August Recess

Weekly Digests of the Congressional Record

Foreign Policy

It was a tough July for congressional anti-Semitism

Key US Lawmaker Warns China on Treatment of Hong Kong Protesters


Second Amendment

Trump Administration not backing off idea of "red flag" gun confiscation laws

7 ways for conservatives to counter gun control with criminal control


Federal Spending

Lawmakers Expect a Stopgap Spending Measure to Avoid an October Shutdown

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