Saturday, February 2, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Wednesday — February 6, 2019

Full Committee Organizational/Business Meeting (Closed)
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 

"Time for Action: Addressing the Environmental and Economic Effects of Climate Change"
Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (Committee on Energy and Commerce) 

The Power of the Purse: A Review of Agency Spending Restrictions During a Shutdown
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations) 

U.S. Policy in the Arabian Peninsula
Committee on Foreign Affairs 

Oversight Hearing: Impact of the Administrations Policies Affecting the Affordable Care Act
Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations) 

• H.R. 1: Strengthening Ethics Rules for the Executive Branch
Committee on Oversight and Reform 

Evaluation of the Department of Defenses Counterterrorism Approach
Committee on Armed Services 

"Climate Change: The Impacts and the Need to Act"
Committee on Natural Resources 

Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action
Committee on the Judiciary 

Texas v. U.S.: The Republican Lawsuit and Its Impacts on Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce) 

Examining Threats to Workers with Preexisting Conditions."
Committee on Education and Labor 

• H.J. Res. 37, Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.
Committee on Foreign Affairs 

World Wide Threat Assessment and Intelligence Community Posture Hearing
Subcommittee on Defense (Committee on Appropriations) 


House Floor Schedule

On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House.

The House will reconvene at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President’s State of the Union Address. Members are requested to be on the Floor and seated no later than 8:20 p.m.

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

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 876 – Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

2) H.R. 866 – Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

3) H.R. 543 – To require the Federal Railroad Administration to provide appropriate congressional notice of comprehensive safety assessments conducted with respect to intercity or commuter rail passenger transportation. (Sponsored by Rep. Albio Sires / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

4) H.R. 831 – Reviving Americas Scenic Byways Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

5) H.R. 66 – Route 66 Centennial Commission Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examinethe outlook for energy and minerals markets in the 116th Congress.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine how primary care affects health care costs and outcomes.

Hearings to examine the nominations of
Neomi J. Rao, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, and
Aditya Bamzai, of Virginia, and Travis LeBlanc, of Maryland, both to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
Hearings to examine an implementation update on the Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health record modernization.

Closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters;
to be immediately followed by a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, with votes on or in relation to amendments to the bill, and on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill at 5:30 p.m. The filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the bill is at 4 p.m.

After actions taken by New York and Virginia to allow abortion up until the time of birth, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) announced Thursday on the floor that he would be calling a live unanimous consent on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, S. 130, Monday evening.  He also reintroduced the bill, S. 311, under Rule XIV, to place it directly on the legislative calendar, as opposed to being referred to committee.
Mr. SASSE: I am going to be asking unanimous consent for Senators to come to the floor and pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act legislation. I am going to ask all 100 Senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn't be complicated.
Congress meets in joint session Tuesday for an address by the President on the State of the Union.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

William Barr: Democrats force delay in attorney general vote over concerns about oversight of Russia probe

Democrats may pull 'so help you God' from House committee's witness oath

House Cmte Rejects Dem Proposal to Remove ‘So Help You God’ From Witness Oaths — It Was a ‘Mistake’

Michael Cohen to testify at closed House hearing on Feb. 8: panel chair

U.S. Senate judiciary chair requests FBI briefing on arrest of Trump ally

Senator to Question FBI in Arrest of Trump Ally

House panel launches inquiry over voter rights roll-backs


Pelosi Invites Trump to Address Nation Next Week

Trump to give State of Union on Feb. 5

The shutdown is over, but the gridlock in Congress is just beginning

In a divided Congress, there are still no-brainer bipartisan bills that can pass

Congress Last Week

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