Saturday, July 20, 2019

House Committee Schedule

Monday — July 22, 2019

How Regulations Stifle Small Business Growth
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access (Committee on Small Business)

Weathering the Storm: Improving Hurricane Resiliency through Research
Subcommittee on Environment (Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)

Source: House.gov


Tuesday — July 23, 2019

Protecting Every Citizen: Assessing Emergency Preparedness for Underserved Populations
Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (Committee on Homeland Security)

Restoring the Partnership: The Future of Federalism in America
Subcommittee on Government Operations (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

Learning from Whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

• H.R. 397 — Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019;
• H.R. 3239 — Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act

Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

Legislative Program:

We will consider several bills, Madam Speaker, under suspension of the rules.

The House will also consider H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multi-employer Pensions Act, commonly referred to as the Butch Lewis Act. The 10 million Americans who have paid into multi-employer pensions deserve to know they will receive the benefits they have earned when they retire. The bill will help ensure a secure retirement for these workers and retirees.

In addition, Madam Speaker, the House will consider H.R. 2203, the Homeland Security Improvement Act. This legislation introduced by Congresswoman Escobar will ensure that the Department of Homeland Security addresses border issues in a responsible and humane manner. The bill fosters greater accountability when it comes to the handling of children and migrant families at all levels within the Department of Homeland Security.

The House is also expected to consider additional legislation, Madam Speaker, related to the current humanitarian crisis on the southern border.

Members are advised that additional legislative items are expected. As we know, it is the last week before we adjourn, and there is an effort to try to get things done that can, in fact, be done within the timeframe we have available to us.

It is my sincere hope that an agreement is reached to raise budget caps and the debt limit. The Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin and others have been working very hard on this objective, and I am hopeful that they will reach an agreement that we can agree on as a House and as a Senate. Assuming an agreement is reached, we will consider that as soon as they reach it, and hopefully, that will be next week.


TUESDAY, JULY 23
On Tuesday, 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. 36 – Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

2) H.R. 3196 – Vera C. Rubin Observation Designation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

3) H.R. 34 – Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

4) H.R. 1665 – Building Blocks of STEM Act (Sponsored by Rep. Haley Stevens / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

5) H.R. 2397 – American Manufacturing Leadership Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Haley Stevens / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Senate Floor Schedule

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Kellyanne Conway defies House subpoena

On a scale of 1 to 10, getting a new defense budget is an 11, Trump's nominee for Pentagon chief says

Google exec denies accusations company has been infiltrated by China

Four Key Takeaways From The Senate’s Google Hearing
• The Communications Decency Act and Google’s Unfair Immunity
• Bias Against Conservatives
• A Roadmap for Pedophiles
• Anti-Competitive by Controlling All Parts of Digital Content

House Oversight Committee chairman shouted down acting Secretary of Homeland Security over conditions in migrant camps


Floor Outlook

Senate to vote on 9/11 victims bill by Wednesday

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House passes resolution rebuking Trump after bitter partisan floor fight
• Speaker Pelosi began her remarks: ‘Mr. Speaker, I come to this floor prayerfully.’
Nancy Pelosi calls out President Trump for 'racist' comments on House floor
House chairman scolds Nancy Pelosi for 'personality' attack on Trump on House floor
'I abandon the chair!' Chaos erupts as Pelosi violates House rules before Democrat vote to condemn controversial tweet
Parliamentary chaos as House Democrats ban and un-ban Speaker Pelosi from House floor
House chairman who dropped the gavel says everyone's statements violated the rules: 'It's embarrassing'
Full debate as recorded in the Congressional Record

Senate ratifies long-stalled tax treaty

Sen. Rand Paul delays attempt to reauthorize 9/11 first responder bill, cites cost as the reason

Democrats reject impeachment in hasty vote to punish Trump
95 Democrats vote to impeach the president for causing "harm to the society" of the United States

In escalating battle with Trump, House votes to hold Barr and Ross in contempt

Senate passes bill making hacking election voting systems a federal crime

House passes repeal of Obamacare tax on high-cost plans

House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

House: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

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