Saturday, February 29, 2020

House Committee Schedule

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

Congress Last Week

Saturday, February 22, 2020

House Committee Schedule

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

Congressional Outlook

Congress Last Week

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

Saturday, February 8, 2020

House Committee Schedule

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

Senate Floor Schedule

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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

House Committee Schedule

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

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

Congress Last Week

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