Saturday, March 7, 2020

House Committee Schedule

House Floor Schedule

From the floor colloquy:
The House will consider H.R. 2214, the NO BAN Act. This bill would repeal the President's Muslim travel ban and prevent the administration from putting in place other discriminatory travel bans.

In addition, the House will consider H.R. 5581, Access to Counsel Act. This legislation would make certain that those held or detained while attempting to enter the United States are guaranteed access to legal counsel. That legal counsel, Mr. Speaker, would not be paid for by the government.

The current FISA authorization expires March 15, requiring action in this House. Conversations are ongoing, and I hope to bring legislation to the floor next week.

Lastly, following Senate passage of Senator Kaine's bipartisan War Powers resolution, it is possible that the House could also consider the resolution as early as next week.
Full floor colloquy on next week's House schedule

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Matthew P. Donovan, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness, and
William Jordan Gillis, of Georgia, and
Victor G. Mercado, of California, both to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the Department of Defense.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2021 for the Federal Communications Commission.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureaus semi-annual report to Congress

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021 for the Department of the Interior.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Hearings to examine competition in digital technology markets, focusing on self-preferencing by digital platforms.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of S. 2657, to support innovation in advanced geothermal research and development, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Murkowski Modified Amendment No. 1407, in the nature of a substitute, at 5:30 p.m. The first-degree filing deadline with respect to the motions to invoke cloture filed on Thursday, March 5, 2020 is at 3:30 p.m.

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