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Committee Watch: China’s Espionage, Google’s Data Collection, and the Impact of Mandating a $15 Minimum Wage

What do you think of this week's committee schedule?

by Countable | 12.10.18

Before bills and nominations are brought up for a passage vote in Congress, they typically have to be considered and approved by relevant committees ― which also conduct oversight of federal agencies. Here’s a look at what Congressional committees will be holding hearings on this week.

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

Tuesday

  • The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices” featuring testimony from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. 10am
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to conduct oversight of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 10am
  • The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing to conduct oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission. 10am

Wednesday

  • The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness will hold a hearing on U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Readiness with testimony from Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and Marine Corps Commandant Richard B. Neller, among others. 9:30am
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses”. 10am
  • The House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections will hold a hearing titled “Mandating a $15 Minimum Wage: Consequences for Workers and Small Businesses”. 10am
  • The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust Law will hold an oversight hearing for the antitrust enforcement agencies (FTC’s Bureau of Competition & the DOJ’s Antitrust Division). 2pm
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee will receive a closed intelligence briefing. 2:30pm
  • The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing titled “Missing and Murdered: Confronting the Silent Crisis in Indian Country”. 2:30pm

Thursday

  • The House Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing to adopt several classified and unclassified committee reports. 9am

Tell your reps what you think they should be focusing on and share your thoughts on the week’s schedule in the comments below!

― Eric Revell

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