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


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

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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

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