Saturday, August 1, 2020

House Committee Schedule

Monday — August 3, 2020

An Update on the Rohingya Crisis
Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

Hybrid Hearing on "FITARA 10.0"
Subcommittee on Government Operations (Committee on Oversight and Reform)


House Floor Schedule

The Majority Leader's announcement Friday:
Madam Speaker, as the Members know and as the country knows, we have failed to reach an agreement on moving ahead on COVID-19 legislation. Therefore, Members are advised that no additional votes are expected in the House this week after we complete the next two votes.

Members are further advised, Madam Speaker, that as conversations surrounding additional coronavirus relief legislation continues, it is expected that the House will meet during the month of August.

I have told my Members, and I have told the minority leader and whip, that no one should schedule themselves for next week or until such time as we adopt COVID-19 legislation.

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nominations of
John E. Whitley, of Virginia, to be Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation,
Shon J. Manasco, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force, and
Michele A. Pearce, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army, all of the Department of Defense, and
Liam P. Hardy, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine Venezuela, focusing on security and humanitarian situation.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Mark Wesley Menezes, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Senate began consideration of the following:

Senate began consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to S. 178, taking action on the McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 2499, in the nature of a substitute, “Coronavirus Relief Fair Unemployment Compensation Act of 2020.”

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Attorney General Barr hearing zeroes in on protests
• Barr ‘Not Sure’ Congress Would Defend Capitol From Rioters
• 'Reclaiming my time': Tensions soar Democrats repeatedly interrupt Barr
• Democratic attorneys criticize House Judiciary Democrats' questioning of Barr

Park Police head defends tactics, admits missing files

Big questions for Big Tech
• Tech's major powers face heat during House antitrust hearing
• Jordan confronts tech CEOs over claims of anti-conservative bias
Bezos asked about Amazon empowering hate

Sally Yates to testify on 8/5 as part of GOP probe into Russia investigation

Floor Outlook

Congress' fight over the next coronavirus stimulus isn't ending soon

Pelosi rules out liability protections for employers of "essential workers"

Pelosi suggests House could stay in session longer to complete COVID-19 relief bill

McConnell tees up fight on unemployment benefits

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House passes legislation to create Smithsonian Latino museum

House passes bill establishing commission to study racial disparities affecting Black men, boys

Senate rejects dueling coronavirus bills

House votes to end military ban on transgender troops

House adopts Ocasio-Cortez amendments to block HUD rule changes

House approves amendments to rein in federal forces in cities

House passes $1.3T spending bill

Rep. Schweikert sanctioned on House floor

Raising Judicial Selection Standards

Senator Hawley vows to vote against Supreme Court nominees who haven't 'explicitly acknowledged that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided'

Full text of Senator Hawley's floor speech

Senator Hawley is clearly not happy with the Roberts Court. His frustration is understandable given decisions from the Court during its most recent term. The Senator is looking for better methods and a higher standard for how we shape the U.S. Supreme Court.

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