by Countable | 11.13.17
Before bills and nominations are brought up for a passage vote in Congress, they typically have to be considered and approved by relevant committees. Here’s a look at what Congressional committees will be holding hearings on this week.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
Rules: Structuring debate around two bills expected on the House floor Tuesday― 5pm:
House Administration: Hearing on preventing sexual harassment in the Congressional workplace ― 10am.
Oversight & Government Reform: Joint hearing for two subcommittees titled "Regulatory Reform Task Forces Check-In: Part II" ― 10am.
Science, Space, and Technology
Energy and Commerce: Hearing on the response and recovery to environmental concerns from the 2017 hurricane season ― 10am.
Oversight & Government Reform: Hearing on recommendations and reforms from the Inspectors General ― 10am.
Foreign Affairs: Markup hearing for nine bills ― 10am:
H.Res. 336: Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership
H.Res. 401: Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade
H.Res. 407: Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world
H.R. 1164: Taylor Force Act
H.R. 1415: End Neglected Tropical Diseases Ac
H.R. 2712: Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2017
H.R. 3542: Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act
H.R. 3776: Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017
H.Con.Res. 90: Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma
Judiciary: Markup of one bill ― 10am:
Education and the Workforce: Hearing examining the policies and priorities of the Dept. of Labor ― 10am.
Energy and Commerce
Energy & Natural Resources: Oversight hearing examining hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands ― 9:30am.
Armed Services: Hearing to consider three nominations, including the Dept. of the Army’s general counsel, an appeals court judge for the Armed Forces, and a principal deputy under secretary of defense ― 10am.
Environment & Public Works: Meeting to consider four bills ― 10am:
S. 1857: Establishing a compliance deadline of May 2023 for emissions standards for home heating systems.
S. 203: Reaffirming that the EPA can’t regulate vehicles used solely for competition.
S. 839: Allowing for the judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from brick and clay structural products.
S. 1934: To prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to emission control devices.
Foreign Relations: Meeting to consider the nomination of of Eric Ueland to be Under Secretary of State (Management), a hearing on the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, and to consider one bill ― 10am:
S. 1928: Establishing a review of U.S. multilateral aid.
Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy: Hearings to examine American leadership in the Asia-Pacific, focusing on the view from Beijing ― 2:30pm.
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearings to examine gene editing technology, focusing on innovation and impact ― 10am.
Commerce Science, and Transportation
Intelligence: To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2:30pm.
Energy and Natural Resources: Meeting to consider reconciliation legislation to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer a competitive oil and gas program in the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ― 9am.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Hearings to examine the victims of Turkey’s failing rule of law ― 9:30am.
Environment and Public Works: Hearings to examine promoting American leadership in reducing air emissions through innovation ― 10am.
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearings to examine encouraging healthy communities, focusing on perspective from the Surgeon General ― 10am. Hearings to examine four nominations ― 2:30pm.
Judiciary: Hearings to examine the nominations of two judges to circuit courts and four judges to district courts ― 10am.
Armed Services: Hearings to examine two nominations to the Dept. of Defense, an under secretary for policy and an assistant secretary ― 10am.
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Foreign Relations: Receiving a closed briefing on new counterterrorism guidance ― 10am.
Judiciary: Meeting to consider one bill ― 10am:
Intelligence: To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2pm
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*― Eric Revell
Written by Countable