Saturday, January 26, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Tuesday — January 29, 2019

Consideration of Rules of the Committee on the Budget for the 116th Congress
Committee on the Budget 

Organizational Meeting
Committee on Oversight and Reform 

The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook
Committee on the Budget 

Organizational meeting to introduce new members, consider and adopt the Rules of the Committee, report and approve subcommittee Chairs, Ranking Members, and assignments, and present the Committee Oversight Plan.
Committee on Education and Labor 

Examining the Actions of Drug Companies in Raising Prescription Drug Prices
Committee on Oversight and Reform 

• H.R. 790 — Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
Committee on Rules 

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, JANUARY 28TH
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. 624 – Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act (Sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 502 – FIND Trafficking Act (Sponsored by Rep. Juan Vargas / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.R. 56 – Financial Technology Protection Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd / Financial Services Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Intelligence
Hearings to examine worldwide threats.

Armed Services
Hearings to examine China and Russia.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine the nomination of Nicole R. Nason, of New York, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine access to care, focusing on health centers and providers in underserved communities.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, upon reconsideration, at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

House Democrats Eager to Bring DeVos Under Closer Oversight

House Democrats turbocharge committee probes of Trump

Democrat House Judiciary Committee member: It is 'likely' Kavanaugh will be investigated for perjury

House tax panel cancels hearing on shutdown impact on tax season

Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate Intel Committee


Outlook

4 things to watch as government reopens and border security talks begin
  1. When will the employees that have been furloughed or working without pay get their checks?
  2. Does Trump get to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday?
  3. Could the government shut down again?
  4. What about the wall?

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House votes to bar Trump from exiting NATO

Trump plan to fund border wall, reopen government falls short in Senate

Democrats' plan to reopen government fails to clear hurdle in Senate

Bills to Reopen Government Fail in Senate, Temporary Solution Eyed

6 Republicans backed the Democratic plan to reopen government

Senate passes measure funding government until Feb. 15

House votes to temporarily reopen government, sending bill to Trump

Saturday, January 19, 2019

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, JANUARY 21ST
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND
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. 439 – National FFA Organizations Federal Charter Amendments Act (Sponsored by Rep. James Langevin / Judiciary Committee)

2) H.R. 498 – Clean Up the Code Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Judiciary Committee)

3) H.R. 31 – Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)

4) H.R. 353 – To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho / Foreign Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 676 – NATO Support Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta / Foreign Affairs Committee)

6) H.R. 328 – Hack Your State Department Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Lieu / Foreign Affairs Committee)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD 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. 624 – Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act (Sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 502 – FIND Trafficking Act (Sponsored by Rep. Juan Vargas / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.R. 56 – Financial Technology Protection Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 424 – Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)

5) H.R. 480 – Homeland Threat Assessment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers / Homeland Security Committee)

6) H.R. 495 – FIRST State and Local Law Enforcement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Homeland Security Committee)

7) H.R. 428 – Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists Use of Virtual Currencies Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice / Homeland Security Committee)

8) H.R. 449 – Pathways to Improving Homeland Security at the Local Level Act (Sponsored by Rep. Val Demings / Homeland Security Committee)

9) H.R. 504 – DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act (Sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon / Homeland Security Committee)

H.R. 648Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee)

Postponed Vote of H.J.Res. 28Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee)

Legislation Related to FY19 Appropriations

Additional Legislative Items are Possible

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Organizational business meeting to consider committee rules and an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 116th Congress.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine access to care, focusing on health centers and providers in underserved communities.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Senators Hear Praise, Criticism of US Attorney General Nominee

Top 7 takeaways from William Barr’s confirmation hearing

‘This Is an Outrage!’: Protesters Disrupt EPA Admin Nominee’s Confirmation Hearing

US Acting AG Whitaker to Testify Before House Panel on February 8

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Steve King votes for House resolution rejecting white supremacy, one Democrat voted against it

Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in Senate

Ben Sasse led a Senate rebuke of anti-Catholic bigotry and put Democrats in a tough position

U.S. House backs sanctions on Russia's Rusal in symbolic vote

House Special Order Hour: March for Life, Right to Life

Abortion defunding bill fails in Senate — 48-47 with 60 votes required

Saturday, January 12, 2019

No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion

Senators Wicker and Roberts introduced S. 109, the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act this week.

The members used Rule XIV, so it was placed directly on the Senate calendar.

The Senate could take up the bill next week in anticipation of Friday’s March for Life.

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH
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. 116 – Investing in Main Street Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu / Small Business Committee)

2) H.R. 246 – Stimulating Innovation through Procurement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Abby Finkenauer / Small Business Committee)

3) H.R. 206 – Encouraging Small Business Innovators Act (Sponsored by Rep. Harley Rouda / Small Business Committee)

4) H.R. 190 – Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Marshall / Small Business Committee)

5) H.R. 430TANF Extension Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Neal / Ways and Means Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Judiciary
Hearings to examine the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice.

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 votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening Americas Security in the Middle East Act, at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

U.S. House committee queries airport staffing during shutdown

House Democrats Going After Trump's Son First, Says Intelligence Committee Member

House Democrats may assess if shutdown delays IRS tax refunds

Top Senate Dem: ‘Mueller Investigation Front and Center’ of Trump’s AG Nominee Barr’s Confirmation Hearing Next Week

'Race against time': Chair of new congressional climate change panel wants quick action

Trump AG nominee William Barr faces serious scrutiny from left and right

Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress on Feb. 7


Outlook

Nine energy and climate issues to watch in 2019

The trends shaping health care in 2019

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

From day one, Pelosi and the Democrats cement their extreme agenda

First Bill of New US Congress, on Middle East Policy, Stalls in Senate

House passes bill that would end shutdown, but Senate unlikely to take up

U.S. House passes bills that would re-open Agriculture, Transportation agencies

Senate unanimously approves backpay for federal workers after shutdown ends

House votes to reopen Interior, EPA as shutdown fight wages on

Saturday, January 5, 2019

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, JANUARY 7TH
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8TH
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. ___ – Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone / Energy and Commerce Committee)

2) H.R.____– Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) H.R. 251 – Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)

4) H.R. 226 – Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velzquez / Small Business Committee)

5) H.R. 227 – Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velzquez / Small Business Committee)

6) H.R. 128 – Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act (Sponsored by Rep. James Comer / Small Business Committee)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

Complete Consideration of H.Res. 6Adopting the Rules of the House for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer)

Senate Committee Schedule

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Armed Services
To receive a closed briefing on President Trump's recent decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Senate panel sets confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee

GOP braces for battle royal over William Barr as attorney general hearings set for mid-January

House Democrats Plan to Hold Hearings on Medicare for All

Report: Pelosi's Choice To Lead Climate Committee Owned Stock In Corporate Polluters


Floor Outlook

Tops on House Democrats' To-Do List: Try to End Shutdown

Senate will only consider shutdown-ending bills Trump would sign: McConnell

Pelosi: Green energy, gun safety, healthcare will dominate agenda

House Speaker Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of the Union address on January 29

House Democrats Urge Sweeping Reforms to Boost Voting Access

Senate poised to rebut Trump on Syria

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record:

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate confirms dozens of stalled Trump nominees hours before the 115th Congress ends

Senate confirms two FCC commissioners, science adviser

Senate throws hundreds of Trump nominees into limbo

Rep. Nancy Pelosi elected speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi's full speech as she's sworn in as speaker of the House

On Day 1 in power, House Democrats challenge Trump on shutdown

Diversity, climate, debt: Democrats rewrite House rules

House approves new Dem rules package

House Votes to Fund Government, Not Border Wall

House creates panel to 'modernize' Congress

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

House begins undermining pro-life policy

On December 31, 2018, House Appropriations Chairman-designate Nita Lowey (D-NY) released appropriations legislation entitled, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019.” The bill includes funding for six appropriations bills: Agriculture; Commerce, Justice, Science; Financial Services; Interior; State, Foreign Operations; and Transportation. It also includes a Continuing Resolution that funds the Department of Homeland Security through February 8, 2019.

According to an Appropriations Committee press release, the legislation is expected to be considered in the House on January 3, 2019.

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