Saturday, July 18, 2020

House Committee Schedule

MondayJuly 20, 2020

Federal IT Modernization: How the Coronavirus Exposed Outdated Systems
Subcommittee on Government Operations (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

Source: House.gov


TuesdayJuly 21, 2020

"Pathway to a Vaccine: Efforts to Develop a Safe, Effective and Accessible COVID-19 — Vaccine" (Virtual Hearing)
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Getting Veterans Back to Work After COVID-19
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Legislative hearing on H.R. 970, H.R. 4135, & H.R. 7550
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Committee on Natural Resources)

An Overview of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations (Committee on Agriculture)

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

MONDAY, JULY 20TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected as early as 11:30 a.m.

Begin Consideration of H.R. 6395 - William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee)

The Rule provides for One Hour of General Debate and makes in order 407 amendments.


TUESDAY, JULY 21ST
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. Members are advised that first votes are expected to occur at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Complete Consideration of H.R. 6395 - William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee)

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Aging
Hearings to examine the COVID-19 pandemic and seniors, focusing on racial health disparities.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Hester Maria Peirce, of Ohio, and Caroline A. Crenshaw, of the District of Columbia, both to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and
Kyle Hauptman, of Maine, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board.

Finance
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Michael N. Nemelka, of Utah, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Investment, Services, Labor, Environment, Africa, China, and the Western Hemisphere), with the rank of Ambassador, and
Christian N. Weiler, of Louisiana, and Alina I. Marshall, of Virginia, both to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security,
C. J. Mahoney, of Kansas, to be Legal Adviser, and
Carlos Trujillo, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary (Western Hemisphere Affairs), all of the Department of State.

Budget
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Derek Kan, of California, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and votes on confirmation thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Graham says he will call Mueller to testify before Senate panel about Russia probe

Senate GOP ramps up Burisma probe

'National security risk': Rubio seeks declassification of UFO secrets

Coronavirus committee demands DeVos clarify plan to cut funds from schools


Floor Outlook

House to vote next week on ridding Capitol of Confederate statues

Senate to begin debate on new coronavirus bill next week: McConnell

McConnell in talks with Mnuchin on next phase of coronavirus relief

An update on the next coronavirus bill: the two sides are still far apart

Pelosi willing to delay August recess to work on coronavirus relief

House to vote on creation of Smithsonian Latino museum

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record


National Security

Concerns Emerge As Congress Moves to Hand Airport Security to Private Sector


Foreign Policy

China Sanctions Cruz, Rubio for Criticism of Human Rights Abuses

70 progressive groups call for next Foreign Affairs chair to reflect 'progressive realism'

Trump signs bill sanctioning China over Hong Kong security law

GOP lawmakers push amendment to rescind authority for troops in Afghanistan

House committee votes to restore congressional war powers authority


Constitution

California Rejected 100,000 Mail-In Ballots Because of Mistakes


Federal Spending

House panel advances health bill with $24B in emergency COVID-19 funds

Life-related issues in the Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill

Life-related issues in the Defense spending bill

Life-related issues in the Financial Services spending bill

SBA questioned about PPP funds to abortion providers

SBA questioned about PPP funds to abortion providers

The House Committee on Small Business held a hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury Pandemic Programs,” which included as witnesses Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza.

During the hearing, Congressman Dan Bishop (R-NC) stated, “It is now widely known that abortion provider Planned Parenthood brazenly violated the law concerning business affiliation by taking $80 million of PPP loans via its affiliates. The American people want to know how the SBA failed to act in real time to prevent this wrongdoing and how it will act quickly to compel the return of those funds and prosecute those responsible.”

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