by Countable | 12.11.17
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.
Financial Services: Hearing to markup 15 bills ― 10am.
Judiciary: Hearing to markup two bills ― 10am:
Education and Workforce: Hearing to markup one bill ― 10am:
Energy and Commerce:
Subcommittees on Environment and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection: Joint hearing titled "Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles ― 10am.
Oversight and Investigations: Hearing titled "Examining Concerns of Patient Brokering and Addiction Treatment Fraud" ― 10:15am.
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: Hearing titled "Cambodia’s Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights" ― 2pm.
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade: Hearing titled "The Future of the North American Free Trade Agreement" ― 2pm.
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: Hearing titled "Protecting North Korean refugees" ― 2pm.
Transportation and Infrastructure
Rules: Hearing to structure debate around four bills expected on the House floor this week ― 3pm.
Homeland Security: Hearing to markup 12 bills ― 9:30am.
Judiciary: Oversight hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ― 10am.
Ways and Means
Science, Space, and Technology
Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health: Hearing titled "Examining the Drug Supply Chain" ― 10am.
Subcommittee on Energy: Hearing titled "The Impacts and Future of North American Free Trade" ― 10:15am.
Foreign Affairs: Hearing to markup two bills ― 9:30am.
Subcommittee on Federal Lands: Hearing to consider one bill ― 9:30am:
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet: Hearings to examine digital decision-making, focusing on the building blocks of machine learning and artificial intelligence ― 10am.
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard: Hearing to examine national ocean policy, focusing on stakeholder perspectives ― 2:30pm.
Energy and Natural Resources: Oversight hearing to examine the permitting processes at the Dept. of the Interior and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for energy and resource infrastructure projects and opportunities to improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of federal decisions for such projects ― 10am.
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearings to examine the cost of prescription drugs, focusing on an examination of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report "Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative" ― 10am.
Judiciary: Oversight hearing examining the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act ― 10am.
Intelligence: Receiving a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2:30pm.
**Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: **Hearing to examine safeguarding American agriculture in a globalized world *― 9:30am.*
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing examining the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, focusing on mental health needs ― 10am.
Foreign Relations: Hearing to examine using force, focusing on strategic, political, and legal considerations ― 9:30am.
Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Hearing to consider pending calendar business ― 10am.
Judiciary: Hearing to examine the nominations of one circuit court judge and five district court judges ― 10am.
Environment and Public Works: Oversight hearing to examine the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ― 10am.
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities: Receiving a closed briefing on Dept. of Defense global counterterrorism operations ― 10am.
Subcommittee on Personnel: Hearing to examine an update on research, diagnosis, and treatment for traumatic brain injury / concussion in servicemembers ― 10am.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Hearing to examine the Magnitsky Act at five, focusing on assessing accomplishments and challenges ― 9:30am.
Armed Services: Hearing examining U.S. policy and strategy in the Middle East ― 10am.
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Hearings to examine nominees to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and inspector general of the Office of Personnel Management ― 10am.
Intelligence: Receiving a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2pm.
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― Eric Revell
Written by Countable