Saturday, December 1, 2018

House Committee Schedule

House Floor Schedule

On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

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. 5513 – Big Bear Land Exchange Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Natural Resources Committee)

2) H.R. 3008 – George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Conaway / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 6118 – To direct the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an American World War II Heritage City, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer / Natural Resources Committee)

4) H.R. 6665 – Offshore Wind for Territories Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Bordallo / Natural Resources Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nominations of Lieutenant
General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., to be General and Commander, Central Command, and Lieutenant
General Richard D. Clarke, to be General and Commander, Special Operations Command, both of the Department of Defense.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Michael S. Klecheski, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mongolia,
Matthew John Matthews, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, and
W. Patrick Murphy, of Vermont, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, all of the Department of State;
to be immediately followed by a Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy hearing to examine the China challenge, focusing on democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.

Hearings to examine the nomination of Courtney Dunbar Jones, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.

Rules and Administration
Business meeting to consider
• S. 1010, to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights,
and the nominations of
Donald L. Palmer, of Florida, and Benjamin Hovland, of Maryland, both to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Carol Z. Perez, of Virginia, to be Director General of the Foreign Service, and
Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia, both of the Department of State.

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
To receive a briefing on fighting terror, focusing on comparing notes across the Atlantic.

Senate Floor Schedule

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

House Democrats have Betsy DeVos in their investigative sights

Top Democratic lawmaker to probe hate crimes and surveillance of minorities

U.S. House panel sets Google CEO hearing for December 5

James Comey takes House Republicans subpoena fight to federal court

Goodlatte simmers over subpoena fight: Looks like Comey 'believes he deserves special treatment'

Floor Outlook

Senate Republicans may allow vote on bill to protect Mueller's job, No. 2 GOP leader says

Senate moves toward vote on Trump's replacement for Mick Mulvaney as top financial regulator

Flake to ask again for vote on Mueller protection bill next week

House Democratic leader threatens to tie Mueller protections to spending bill

Senior House Democrats tap brakes on investigating Trump

Judicial Nominations, Congressional Probes Likely to Flourish in 2019

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