Saturday, November 30, 2019

House Committee Schedule

MondayDecember 2, 2019

"Promoting Safe and Efficient Travel and Trade at America's Land Ports of Entry"
Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability (Committee on Homeland Security)

Source: House.gov


TuesdayDecember 3, 2019

• H.R. 2534 — Insider Trading Prohibition Act;
• H. Res. 326 — Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution.

Committee on Rules

Full Committee Business Meeting: Consideration of the Report Issued by the Chair
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
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.Res. 517 – Supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 3460 – End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)

3) S. 178 – UIGHUR Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Armed Services
Hearings to examine testimony from the Government Accountability Office on privatized housing findings to include responses from the military services on ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions and services.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the future of United States policy towards Russia.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy, post-cloture, and votes on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Following disposition of the Brouillette nomination, Senate votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Eric Ross Komitee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Schiff Says Intel Committee Is Now Drafting Impeachment Report, Judiciary to Take Over

Trump invited to impeachment hearing next week

3 Senate Committees Now Investigating the Bidens and Ukraine

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record


Foreign Policy

Trump Receives Bipartisan Praise for Signing Bills Backing Hong Kong Protestors


Trade

Mexico Will Urge Pelosi to Move Forward With USMCA, President Says

Trump Urges Pelosi to Bring USMCA to a Vote, Pelosi Says Compromise Within Reach

USMCA Deal Has ‘Overwhelming Bipartisan Support,’ Lawmaker Says

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Senate urgently needs to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

This year, Hong Kong has seen pro-freedom demonstrations against a breakdown of the 1997 agreement of “one country, two systems.” These have occurred every weekend for the past five months. Last week, they didn't stop at the end of the weekend.

As the situation has intensified and police brutality has increased against peaceful protesters (and the media), and some have felt they have been left with no choice but to mount a reciprocal response in defense of their campuses and homeland, US Senators felt a renewed sense of urgency to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (H.R. 3289/S. 1838).

Saturday, November 16, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Tuesday — November 19, 2019

Impeachment Inquiry: Ms. Williams & Lt. Col. Vindman
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

FY2020 — Budget and U.S. - Africa Relations
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

18 bills pending before the full Committee, as approved by one of its five Legislative Subcommittees
Committee on Energy and Commerce

House Floor Schedule

Madam Speaker, we will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 4634, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, a very significant and very bipartisan bill. The complete list of suspension bills will be announced by the close of business today.

In addition, Madam Speaker, the House will be considering a continuing resolution through December 20 to keep the government open and operating on behalf of the American people. Madam Speaker, I am deeply disappointed by the Senate's failure to complete their work on appropriations, forcing us to consider another continuing resolution. This is evidence of failure, not of success. It is absolutely essential that we pass the CR to keep our government operating, but it is an indication that we have not gotten our business done as we should. I would remind House Members that we passed 96 percent of the funding of government by June 26 this year, or approximately 3 months before the end of the fiscal year, a little over 3 months. By the end of the fiscal year, the United States Senate had passed not a single appropriations bill. I am disappointed by that but recognize that passing a CR is absolutely essential. Rather than kick the can further down the road, however, we must use that time between now and December 20 to work on an agreement on 302(b) allocations, which will allow us to move appropriation bills done in line with the bipartisan budget caps agreement.

Lastly, Madam Speaker, the House will consider H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. This bipartisan bill directs the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a standard requiring healthcare and social service employers to write and implement a workplace violence prevention plan to prevent and protect employees from violent incidents at work.

Senate Committee Schedule

Monday, November 18, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Rules and Administration
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Hugh Nathanial Halpern, of Virginia, to be Director of the Government Publishing Office.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Robert J. Luck, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/14, Senate began consideration of the following:

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Robert J. Luck, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of Barbara Lagoa, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of Adrian Zuckerman, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to RomaniaDepartment of State.
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Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

2 Abortion-related hearings last week:

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing entitled, “Examining State Efforts to Undermine Access to Reproductive Health Care.” According to a memo from the Majority staff, the hearing was intended to focus on how state policies “restrict comprehensive health services” and it noted that “Missouri remains at risk of becoming the first state in the country without a single abortion provider.” Allie Stuckey testified as the sole minority witness. Several Member interactions were recorded.

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Rand Paul blocks Senate resolution backing protection for whistleblowers

Retirement bill blocked in Senate amid fight over amendments

Saturday, November 9, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Tuesday — November 12, 2019

• H.R. 4863 — United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019
Committee on Rules

Markup of H.R. 1980
Committee on House Administration

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH

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. 4625 – Protect the GI Bill Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Levin / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 4477 – Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Pappas / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

3) H.R. 4771 – VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Cunningham / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine unprecedented migration at the United States southern border, focusing on the year in review.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine the response to lung illnesses and rising youth electronic cigarette use.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine pending nominations.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and PlansDepartment of Homeland Security, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/7, Senate began consideration of the following:

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and PlansDepartment of Homeland Security.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of Steven J. Menashi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.
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Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

‘Just Calm Down’: Sheila Jackson Lee Sparks Fiery Exchange During Immigration Hearing

Trump impeachment hearings to go public next week


Floor Outlook

House Republicans come out swinging against a full-year CR

Dems could vote on impeachment before Christmas
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has warned Democrats that they may need to stay in Washington longer than scheduled in December, so they can work on a government funding bill. But that could also give them more time to vote on articles of impeachment just before the holidays.

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate unanimously passes bill making 'animal crushing' a federal crime

Saturday, November 2, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Thursday — November 7, 2019

Immigration Raids: Impacts and Aftermath on Mississippi Communities
Committee on Homeland Security

Source: House.gov

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nominations of
James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
Hearings to examine building NASAs workforce of the future, focusing on STEM engagement for a 21st century education.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine threats to the homeland.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
Hearings to examine how corporations and Big Tech leave our data exposed to criminals, China, and other bad actors.

Intelligence
To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate meets in a pro forma session.

Thursday, 10/31, Senate began consideration of the following:

Senate began consideration of the nomination of David Austin Tapp, of Kentucky, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of Danielle J. Hunsaker, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of William Joseph Nardini, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of Lee Philip Rudofsky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
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Senate began consideration of the nomination of Jennifer Philpott Wilson, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
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Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Judiciary Committee and Nadler to regain control of impeachment

Intel panel Republicans press Vindman to identify whistleblower

DC Circuit Halts Disclosure Of Mueller Grand Jury Materials Just Hours Before Release

Democrats in Congress seek new terrorism commission

Pelosi: Public impeachment hearings likely in November

Boeing CEO takes bipartisan heat


Floor Outlook

The House approved an impeachment investigation. Now what?

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate passes transportation spending bill

Senate rejects Paul effort to cut spending

House recognizes and rebukes Armenian genocide in bipartisan vote

Only Susan Collins breaks GOP ranks on Democrat-led ACA resolution

House makes impeachment drive official

Why did two Democrats vote against their party's impeachment resolution?

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