Saturday, October 26, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — October 28, 2019

Tackling Human Trafficking: Assessing Federal, State and Local Information Sharing Efforts
Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism (Committee on Homeland Security)

• H.R. 4695 Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act;
• H. Res. 296 Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide.;
• H.R. 823 Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act;
• H.R. 1373 Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act;
• H.R. 2181 Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019

Committee on Rules

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House Floor Schedule

The House will consider H.R. 823, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act; H.R. 2181, the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act; and H.R. 1373, the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act. These three bills all recognize the need to protect some of America's most iconic and important public lands.

The House, Mr. Speaker, will also consider H.R. 4695, the Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act. This bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by the chair and ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, provides a strong, targeted response to the crisis caused by Turkey's invasion of Northern Syria. It sanctions senior Turkish officials involved in the decision and those committing human rights abuses, and penalizes Turkish financial institutions involved in perpetuating President Erdogan's practices.

Lastly, the House will consider H.Res. 296 affirming the United States' record on the Armenian Genocide.

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Lisa W. Hershman, of Indiana, to be Chief Management Officer,
Dana S. Deasy, of Virginia, to be Chief Information Officer, and
Robert John Sander, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy, all of the Department of Defense.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine aviation safety and the future of Boeing's 737 MAX.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Roxanne Cabral, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands,
Robert S. Gilchrist, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania, and
Yuri Kim, of Guam, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Albania, all of the Department of State.

Senate Floor Schedule

Congressional Outlook

Congress Last Week

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

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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

Congressional Outlook

Congress Last Week

Saturday, October 12, 2019

House Committee Schedule

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

Congressional Outlook

Congress During Recess

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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There's a saying among Members of Congress:
Vote your conscience first
your constituency second,
and your party third.
If a Member of Congress believes something is a moral imperative, even differing from those who elected them or supported them, then they should do what they fully convinced is right.

Sometimes local issues have national implications, and even though the party may be going a different way on something, the Member should first vote in accordance with their home interest.

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