Saturday, November 24, 2018

House Committee Schedule

Wednesday — November 28, 2018

BOP Management of its Female Inmate Population, and Other Challenges
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Source: House.gov


Thursday — November 29, 2018

Review of Recent GAO Reports on Icebreaker Acquisition and the Need for a National Maritime Strategy
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)

VAs Development and Implementation of Policy Initiatives
Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

U.S. Policy Toward Syria (Part II)
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH
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) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4254 – Women in Aerospace Education Act (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

2) S. 1768National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

3) H.R. 5273Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)

4) H.R. 1567United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Henry Cuellar / Foreign Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 6207Democratic Republic of the Congo Democracy and Accountability Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)

6) H.R. 4591Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger / Foreign Affairs Committee)

7) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 390Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)

8) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 140Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On 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.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 6032State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of IoT Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)

2) H.R. 6753Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2422 – Action for Dental Health Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the findings and recommendations of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy.

Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
Business meeting to continue to markup the Committee's report, recommendations, and legislative language.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on SeaPower
Hearings to examine Navy shipbuilding programs.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Mindy Brashears, of Texas, to be Under Secretary for Food Safety,
Naomi C. Earp, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, and
Scott Hutchins, of Indiana, to be Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, all of the Department of Agriculture.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine addressing Americas surface transportation infrastructure needs.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine reducing health care costs, focusing on improving affordability through innovation.

Rules and Administration
Hearings to examine the nominations of Donald L. Palmer, of Florida, and Benjamin Hovland, of Maryland, both to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Thomas McCaffery, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, and
William Bookless, of California, to be Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine combating money laundering and other forms of illicit finance, focusing on regulator and law enforcement perspectives on reform.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine the nomination of Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, of Virginia, to be Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Stephen Alexander Vaden, of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

U.S. lawmaker subpoenas ex-FBI chief and former Attorney General

Adam Schiff: Democrats will challenge ‘unconstitutional’ Whitaker appointment

House Oversight Committee to target Ivanka Trump's private emails

House Intelligence to hire money-laundering experts to chase Trump financial trail

U.S. House panel to probe Trump's Saudi ties: Washington Post

Adam Schiff's multifaceted plan to corner Trump on the money trail


Floor Outlook

Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul bullish on the Senate passing criminal justice reform

Divisions in GOP may leave Trump priority in Senate limbo

House ethics panel urges leaders to pass harassment bill

GOP senators call for quick NAFTA replacement vote before Democrats take power

Senate Clash Looming Over Nation's Longest Judicial Vacancy

Congrress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record


Foreign Policy

Senators ask Trump for human rights investigation on Saudi prince

Trump: US Interests Outweigh Harshly Punishing Saudis for Killing Journalist

Top House Democrat on Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi murder: 'Show our annoyance, but I don't think you slam the door'


Federal Spending

Jeff Flake wants Mueller protection legislation tacked onto spending plan


Health Care Policy

House Democrats target DOJ decision not to defend Obamacare

What top Democrats have in mind for healthcare

Saturday, November 10, 2018

House Committee Schedule

Tuesday — November 13, 2018

• H.R. 6784 — Manage our Wolves Act
Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On 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. 2740 – Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velzquez / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 4033 – National Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 5787 – Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Neal Dunn / Natural Resources Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Judiciary
Hearings to examine certain nominations.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine big bank bankruptcy, focusing on 10 years after Lehman Brothers.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nominations of
Steven Dillingham, of Virginia, to be Director of the Census, Department of Commerce, and
Michael Kubayanda, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Tuesday: Senate resumes consideration of the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 140, Amending the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act, with McConnell (for Thune) Amendment No. 4054, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.


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