Saturday, July 25, 2020

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
Hearings to examine the PACT Act and Section 230, focusing on the impact of the law that helped create the internet and an examination of proposed reforms for today's online world.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the development and deployment of large-scale carbon dioxide management technologies in the United States, including technological and natural carbon removal, carbon utilization, and carbon storage.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine COVID-19 financial relief packages.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
Hearings to examine how the DMCA contemplates limitations and exceptions like fair use.

Finance
Hearings to examine protecting the reliability of the United States medical supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nominations of Lieutenant General D. VanHerck, USAF, to be general and Commander, United States Northern Command/Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and General James H. Dickinson, USA, to be general and Commander, United States Space Command.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
Hearings to examine modernizing telework, focusing on a review of private sector telework policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Intelligence
Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

Joint Economic Committee
Hearings to examine reducing uncertainty and restoring confidence during the Coronavirus recession.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider the nominations of
Natalie E. Brown, of Nebraska, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda,
Sandra E. Clark, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso,
William Ellison Grayson, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia,
Joseph Manso, of New York, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, to be the Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador and the Deputy Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, and Henry T. Wooster, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, all of the Department of State,
Jason Myung-lk Chung, of Virginia, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador,
J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and
Ramsey Coats Day, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator, and
Jenny A. McGee, of Texas, to be an Associate Administrator, both of the United States Agency for International Development.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's semi-annual report to Congress.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine building a stronger and more resilient seafood sector.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine lessons learned from remote working during COVID-19, focusing on if the government can maximize use of leased space.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine certain pending nominations.

Finance
Hearings to examine WTO reform, focusing on making global rules work for global challenges.

Intelligence
Closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters;to be immediately followed by a closed hearing to examine certain intelligence matters.

Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine preparing to head back to class, focusing on how to safely reopen Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Constitution
Hearings to examine the right of the people peaceably to assemble, focusing on protecting speech by stopping violence.

Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine VA telehealth during and beyond COVID-19, focusing on challenges and opportunities in rural America.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021 for the Department of State.

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nomination of Anthony J. Tata, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Finance
Hearings to examine protecting the reliability of the United States medical supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Security
Hearings to examine the China challenge, focusing on realignment of United States economic policies to build resiliency and competitiveness.

Judiciary
Business meeting to consider
S. 4212, to amend title 28, United States Code, to strip foreign sovereign immunity of certain foreign states to secure justice for victims of novel coronavirus in the United States,
and the nominations of
David W. Dugan, and Stephen P. McGlynn, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois,
Hala Y. Jarbou, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan,
Iain D. Johnston, and Franklin Ulyses Valderrama, both to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, and
Roderick C. Young, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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