Saturday, June 22, 2019

House Committee Schedule

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (2 bills)
  1. H.R. 2109 BRAVE Act (Rep. Rice (NY) Veterans Affairs)
  2. H.R. 2196 To amend title 38, United States Code, to reduce the credit hour requirement for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Rep. Barr Veterans Affairs)
Continue Consideration of H.R. 3055 Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. Serrano Appropriations)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examinethe state of the derivatives market and perspectives for Commodity Futures Trading Commission reauthorization.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be designated as systematically important financial institutions.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
Hearings to examine the use of persuasive technology on internet platforms, focusing on optimizing for engagement.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examinethe implementation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund program.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1790, National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture. At 5:30 p.m., all post-cloture time expires and Senate votes on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Senate panel advances emergency border funding

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation held a hearing entitled “Protecting Title X and Safeguarding Quality Family Planning Care.”
• During the first panel, the sole witness was Dr. Diane Foley, Director of the Office of Population Affairs at HHS. (Witness Statement, Full testimony)
• During the second panel, Catherine Glenn Foster, President of Americans United for Life, was the minority witness. (Witness StatementFull testimony, highlights).
Pro-life members asked questions of these witnesses.

Floor Outlook

Democratic leader: House will vote on reparations measure

Congress is getting serious about a spending crisis that looms this fall

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

GOP senator slams pro-abortion companies: 'Why do they think babies are bad for business?'Full Floor Speech

Finally, the U.S. Is Getting Some Diplomats in the Field

Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump

Sen. Ben Sasse Tears Into Democratic Candidates’ Abortion Extremism In Blistering SpeechFull Floor Speech

Blocking Saudi arms sales, the Senate endangers alliance


The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2740, appropriations minibus I for FY 2020 by a vote of 226-203. The vote fell primarily along party lines with six Democrats voting in opposition: Reps. Heck, McAdams, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Peterson, Pressley, and Tlaib.

The President’s Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) highlights five of the nine pro-life issues:
• anti-life language in the bill blocking implementation of the Conscience Protection Rule,
• blocking implementation of the Title X Program,
• providing funding for the Teen Pregnancy Program,
• blocking implementation of Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (expanded Mexico City Policy), and
• providing funding to the United Nations Population Fund.
The SAP states that the President’s advisors would recommend that he veto H.R. 2740 in its present form.

Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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