Saturday, June 27, 2020

House Committee Schedule

MondayJune 29, 2020

The U.S. Park Police Attack on Peaceful Protesters at Lafayette Square Park
Committee on Natural Resources

• H.R. 2 — INVEST in America Act [Moving Forward Act]
Committee on Rules


House Floor Schedule

From the floor colloquy:
Madam Speaker, on Monday, the House will meet at 9 a.m. for morning-hour debate. I would repeat that because it is unusual. On Monday, we are meeting at 9 a.m. for morning-hour debate and 10 a.m. for legislative business, with votes expected to occur as early as 2:30 p.m. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will meet at 9 a.m. for morning- hour debate and 10 a.m. for legislative business. On Thursday, the House will meet at 9 a.m. for legislative business.

The House will consider H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This bill will significantly increase the ACA's affordability and subsidies, lower prescription drug prices, expand coverage, and crack down on junk plans, while strengthening protections for people with preexisting conditions and addressing racial health disparities.

The House will also consider, Madam Speaker, H.R. 7301, which is the Emergency Housing Protection and Relief Act of 2020. This bill would authorize nearly $200 billion for the dire housing needs arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. H.R. 7301, which was included in the HEROES Act, would help renters and homeowners by extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoria and providing $100 billion for emergency rental assistance; $75 billion for homeowners assistance to cover mortgages, property taxes, and utilities; and more than $11 billion for homeless assistance programs. I would again reiterate that that bill passed as a part of the HEROES Act, which is now pending in the Senate.

Lastly, the House will consider H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. This bill would invest more than $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure, while creating millions of good-paying jobs; combating the climate crisis; and addressing disparities in urban, suburban, and rural communities. The bill includes a 5-year reauthorization of the surface transportation program, invests in schools with the Reopen and Rebuild America's Schools Act, invests over $100 billion in our Nation's affordable housing infrastructure, delivers affordable high-speed broadband internet access to all parts of the country, and promotes new clean renewable energy infrastructure.

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the digitization of money and payments.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine COVID-19 and United States international pandemic preparedness, prevention, and response, focusing on additional perspectives.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on progress toward safely getting back to work and back to school.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture, and votes on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Adam Schiff says House Intelligence Committee may pursue Bolton testimony

Senate Intelligence Committee pushes for public analysis from government about UFOs

Barr agrees to testify in front of House Judiciary Committee July 28 after Nadler flashes subpoena

Floor Outlook

Senate eyes protest-sparked NDAA proposals

House announces July vote on major bipartisan lands bill

House plans to continue proxy voting

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

Senate Democrats refuse to allow debate on police reform measure
Objecting to their own request
Sen. Tim Scott floor speech in response

Senate passes sanctions bill targeting China over Hong Kong law

House Democrats pass police reform bill, includes end to qualified immunity

House fails to override veto of bill blocking student loan rule

House passes DC statehood

Blog Archive