Saturday, October 19, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — October 21, 2019

Harvesting the Digital Age: Connecting our Communities for a Better Future
Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship (Committee on Small Business)

• H.R. 2513 — Corporate Transparency Act of 2019
Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov


Tuesday — October 22, 2019

Markup of:
• H.R. 3398, the Pathways to Health Careers Act of 2019
• H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Act Now Act of 2019
• H.R. 4650, the Medicare Dental Act of 2019
• H.R. 4665, the Medicare Vision Act of 2019
• H.R. 4618, the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019

Committee on Ways and Means

The End of Affordable Housing? A Review of the Trump Administration's Plans to Change Housing Finance in America
Committee on Financial Services

Human Rights in South Asia: Views from the State Department and the Region, Panel I
Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21ST
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. 4406 – Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden / Small Business Committee)

2) H.R. 4405 – Women's Business Centers Improvements Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Sharice Davids / Small Business Committee)

3) H.R. 4407 – SCORE for Small Business Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Hern / Small Business Committee)

4) H.R. 4387 – To establish Growth Accelerator Fund Competition within the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Adriano Espaillat / Small Business Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine the status of the Consolidated Audit Trail.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine international efforts to increase energy efficiency and opportunities to advance energy efficiency in the United States.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Joshua A. Deahl, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals,
Deborah J. Israel and Andrea L. Hertzfeld, both to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and
Robert Anthony Dixon, to be United States Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Department of Justice.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine sanctuary jurisdictions, focusing on the impact on public safety and victims.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia (Treaty Doc. 116–1), and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, 10/17, Senate began consideration of the following:

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Former Trump Russia adviser Fiona Hill, under subpoena, testifies before lawmakers conducting House impeachment inquiry

'These are not hearings. These are depositions': Democrats justify secret impeachment inquiry

Sheila Jackson Lee disagrees with Schiff on whistleblower: 'It is important for us to hear' the testimony

Cummings replacement: Carolyn Maloney named acting chairwoman of House Oversight committee

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House passes trio of measures supporting Hong Kong protesters

U.S. House passes legislation taking hard line on China over Hong Kong, Huawei

Bipartisan House majority rebukes President Trump's actions on Syria with resolution

U.S. Senate fails to override Trump veto of bill to end border emergency

Saturday, October 12, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Tuesday — October 15, 2019

"Preparing for 2020: How Illinois is Securing Elections"
Committee on Homeland Security

Addressing the Lead Crisis through Innovation & Technology
Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)

• H.R. 1815 — SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act;
• H.R. 3624 — Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019

Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
On Tuesday, 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. 3289Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 4270 – PROTECT Hong Kong Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Foreign Affairs Committee)

3) H.Res. 543 – Recognizing Hong Kong's bilateral relationship with the United States, condemning the interference of the Peoples Republic of China in Hong Kongs affairs, and supporting the people of Hong Kongs right to protest, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman / Foreign Affairs Committee)

4) H.Res. 521 – Commending the Government of Canada for upholding the rule of law and expressing concern over actions by the Government of the Peoples Republic of China in response to a request from the United States Government of Canada for the extradition of a Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., executive (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 95 – Homeless Veteran Families Act (Sponsored by Rep. Julia Brownley / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

6) H.R. 2385 – To permit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program (Sponsored by Rep. Conor Lamb / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

7) H.R. 1199 – VA Website Accessibility Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

8) H.R. 2334 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Conaway / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH 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.


Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 3889 – ONDCP Technical Corrections Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Harley Rouda / Oversight and Reform Committee)

2) H.R. 1496 – Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jody Hice / Oversight and Reform Committee)

3) H.R. 1252 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the “Marilyn Monroe Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Tony Crdenas / Oversight and Reform Committee)

4) H.R. 1253 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, as the “Ritchie Valens Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Tony Crdenas / Oversight and Reform Committee)

5) H.R. 1833 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Tulip Avenue in Floral Park, New York, as the “Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice / Oversight and Reform Committee)

6) H.R. 2151 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the “Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Antonio Delgado / Oversight and Reform Committee)

7) H.R. 2451 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline / Oversight and Reform Committee)

8) H.R. 3144 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the “Jose Ramos Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Linda Snchez / Oversight and Reform Committee)

9) H.R. 3152 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Richard G. Lugar Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Andr Carson / Oversight and Reform Committee)

10) H.R. 3207 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 114 Mill Street in Hookstown, Pennslvania, as the “Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building”, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Conor Lamb / Oversight and Reform Committee)

11) H.R. 3314 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the “Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Oversight and Reform Committee)

12) H.R. 3329 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5186 Benito Street in Montclair, California, as the “Paul Eaton Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Norma Torres / Oversight and Reform Committee)

13) H.R. 1972 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the “Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Gianforte / Oversight and Reform Committee)

14) H.R. 887 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 877 East 1200 South in Orem, Utah, as the “Jerry C. Washburn Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. John Curtis / Oversight and Reform Committee)


H.R. 1815 – SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Casten / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 3624Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne / Financial Services Committee)

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Intelligence
Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Aging
Hearings to examine fall prevention, focusing on national, state, and local solutions to better support seniors.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine feeding America, focusing on making sustainable offshore aquaculture a reality.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine the impacts of diseases on wildlife conservation and management.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine United States-Iran policy.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Tuesday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Barbara McConnell Barrett, of Arizona, to be Secretary of the Air Force, Department of Defense, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/26, Senate began consideration of the following:

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