Saturday, February 29, 2020

House Committee Schedule

MondayMarch 2, 2020

• H.R. 1140 — Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020
Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, MARCH 2ND
On Monday, 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. 5931 – Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. William Lacy Clay / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 5003 – Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.R. 5932 – Ensuring Chinese Debt Transparency Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 4351 – Yes In My Backyard Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Denny Heck / Financial Services Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine an emerging disease threat, focusing on how the United States is responding to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus.

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the posture of the Department of the Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2021 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider the nomination of James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2021 for the Transportation Security Administration.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2657, to support innovation in advanced geothermal research and development, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Lindsey Graham Says FISA Probe Will Focus on Mystery Russian Source and ‘Unreliable’ Dossier

John Ratcliffe: House Intelligence Committee members ‘consistently' leaking to hurt Trump


Floor Outlook

McConnell: Senate Hopes to Take Up Coronavirus Funding in Next 2 WeeksExpected to Leap Political Hurdles

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Efforts to protect born, unborn babies fail in Senate

House of Representatives Passes Anti-lynching Act

Senate unanimously approves bill to ban purchase of Huawei equipment with federal funds


Floor attempts to protect human life, prohibit infanticide

Senate: Tuesday (Debate)

House: Friday

Saturday, February 22, 2020

House Committee Schedule

TuesdayFebruary 25, 2020

Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of the Disabled American Veterans
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Source: House.gov


WednesdayFebruary 26, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services Budget Request for FY 2021
Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Committee on Appropriations)

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH
On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House.


Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 2227 – Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Cheri Bustos / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Judiciary
Hearings to examine rule by district judge, focusing on the challenges of universal injunctions.

Armed Services
Hearings to examine United States European Command and United States Transportation Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2021 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2021 for the Department of Homeland Security.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Baldwin will be recognized to deliver Washington's Farewell Address.

Following the Address, Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Anthony Molloy, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, 2/13, Senate began consideration of the following:

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

House Democrats are using “religious liberty” as an adjective for “assault”


Floor Outlook

Senate prepares to act on two pro-life bills

Let Them Live

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record


Constitution

RBG: If ERA passed, 800 federal laws protecting women would be struck down


First Amendment

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Reorganize VA Chaplains


Federal Spending

Bipartisan Coalition Unites Behind First Federal Financial Management Reform Since 1990


Commerce Policy

Kirsten Gillibrand wants a new privacy agency

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Senate Floor Schedule

The Senate is in a state work period for President's Day week.


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


Thursday, 2/13, Senate began consideration of the following:

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Leaks by Senate Democrats Could Interfere With Hunter Biden Probe, Grassley’s Office Says

Lindsey Graham will call four Carter Page FISA signers to testify before the Senate
• Wants Interviews With 17 DOJ, FBI Officials Over FISA Abuse Case

House Republicans Boycott Intelligence Panel Hearing, Say FISA Abuse More Important

Attorney General William Barr to Testify Before Congress March 31


Floor Outlook

Vote on DC statehood before the summer

Senate to vote on Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act during the week of Feb. 24

McConnell courts Senate floor fight over abortion

The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act is not about restricting abortions

A Law to Protect Abortion Survivors Shouldn’t Be Necessary, but It Is

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Eight GOP Senators Join Democrats in Passing Resolution to Limit Trump’s Iran War Powers

Walorski Leads House in Moment of Silence for Unborn Children Laid to Rest in Indiana

House Votes to Ban Foreign-made Drones at DHS

House drops deadline for ERA

Saturday, February 8, 2020

House Committee Schedule

Monday — February 10, 2020

• H.R. 2546 — Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 [Protecting Americas Wilderness Act];
• H.J.Res. 79 — Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

From the floor colloquy:
Mr. Speaker, the House will consider H.R. 2546, Protecting America's Wilderness Act. This bill is a package of lands bill out of the Committee on Natural Resources and would designate 1.3 million acres as wilderness or potential wilderness areas, preserving these public lands for the benefit of current and future generations.

In addition, Mr. Speaker, the House will consider H.J.Res. 79, Removing the Deadline for the Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. This bill would remove the deadline to ratify the ERA, paving the way for it to be added to the Constitution and taking a historic step forward for women's equality. Mr. Speaker, I would add this is not an adoption of an assumption, that, in fact, the 38 States who have ratified to date have not ratified within the framework of the Constitution, and, therefore, that amendment should in fact be judged to have been adopted.

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Armed Services
Hearings to examine United States strategy in Afghanistan.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine a roadmap for effective cybersecurity, focusing on what states, locals, and the business community should know and do.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Hearings to examine the state of intercollegiate athlete compensation.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, 2/5, Senate began consideration of the following:

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Democratic House committee to discuss increasing corporate income tax rate

John Bolton Will Likely Be Called to Testify in House: Nadler

House Panel Holds First Hearing on Coronavirus Outbreak

Senators: previous administration botched response to election meddling from Russia

Schiff: Bolton Refused to Submit Affidavit Amid Trump Impeachment Trial

House Judiciary Democrats eye campaign finance measures

House committee offers up crony, price-setting ‘solution’ to surprise medical billing

Senate Committee to hold hearing on “Born Alive” bill


Floor Outlook

U.S. House of Representatives set to vote on Feb. 12 or Feb. 13 on dangerous resolution to ratify the pro-abortion“Equal Rights Amendment”would Make Killing Babies in Abortions a Constitutional Right

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate Acquits Trump on Both Articles of Impeachment

House Rejects GOP Resolution Condemning Pelosi for Tearing up Trump’s Speech

Saturday, February 1, 2020

House Committee Schedule

WednesdayFebruary 5, 2020

Creating a Climate Resilient America: Overcoming the Health Risks of the Climate Crisis
Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Committee on the Judiciary

Oversight of the Smithsonian Institution: Opportunities for Growth by Honoring Latino Americans and Asian Pacific Americans
Committee on House Administration

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD
On Monday, there are no votes expected in the House.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH
On Tuesday, 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 8:25 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Intelligence
To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters;
to be immediately followed by a closed hearing to examine certain intelligence matters.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
Hearings to examine stakeholder perspectives on trucking in America.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate continues to sit as a Court of Impeachment to consider the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Program for Next Week:

Monday: Court of Impeachment closing arguments

Tuesday: State of the Union Address

Wednesday: Vote on articles of impeachment at approximately 4 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

House committee advances bill that would give DHS cyber agency subpoena power


Floor Outlook

House to Vote on Bill to Repeal Travel Ban

Senate Impeachment Trial Continues Into Next Week

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House Passes Two Bills Aimed at Limiting Trump’s War Powers in Iran

Senate Votes Down Witnesses, Sets Vote on Impeachment Articles For Feb. 5

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