Saturday, February 23, 2019

House Committee Schedule

House Floor Schedule

The House is in session Monday through Thursday next week.

Text of Bills for the Week of February 25, 2019

Items that may be considered pursuant to a rule

H.J. Res. 46: Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.

H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

H.R. 1112: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

Senate Committee Schedule

Monday, February 25, 2019

Foreign Relations
To receive a closed briefing on the conflict in Yemen.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Armed Services
Hearings to examine United States Strategic Command and United States Northern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Business meeting to consider pending calendar nominations;
to be immediately followed by hearings to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Following the closing of morning business, Senator Fischer to be recognized to deliver Washington's Farewell Address.

Following the address, Senate resumes consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill at 5:30 p.m.

As noted last week, action has begun and is still pending on four nominations.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Michael Cohen to testify before Congress next week after rescheduling for surgery

US Senators Begin Probe of Rising Insulin Prices

Floor Outlook

The Senate is expected to vote on cloture for S. 311, Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, on Monday evening.

The Equality Act is expected to be introduced in the House on Monday. Speaker Pelosi has said this would be one of the Democrats main priorities this Congress. In the last Congress, the bill number for this legislation was H.R. 2282. This bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. This legislation could lead to parents losing custody of their children if they decline to help them with “gender transition.”

House will vote Tuesday to block Trump wall funding shift

House to vote in March on blocking Trump's border emergency

Once a Dirty Word in US Politics, Socialism is Making a Comeback Among Democrats

Congress Last Week

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