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Committee Watch: Defending Elections, U.S. Forces in Korea, and Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis

How do you feel about this week's committee hearings?

by Countable | 2.11.19

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 Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea in review of the FY2020 NDAA and the Future Years Defense Program. 9:30am
  • The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee will hold a hearing titled “Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis”. 10am
  • The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Use of Sanctions and Economic Statecraft in Addressing U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy Challenges”. 10am
  • The House Education & Labor Committee will hold a hearing titled “Underpaid Teachers and Crumbling Schools: How Underfunding Public Education Shortchanges America’s Students”. 10:15am

Wednesday

  • The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Invasive Species Threat: Protecting Wildlife, Public Health, and Infrastructure”. 10am
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on nominations. 10am
  • The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “Defending Our Democracy: Building Partnerships to Protect America’s Elections”. 10am

Thursday

  • The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the status and outlook for cybersecurity efforts in the energy industry. 10am
  • The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “The State of Competition in the Wireless Market: Examining the Impact of the Proposed Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint on Consumers, Workers, and the Internet”. 10am
  • The House Administration Committee will hold a hearing on the For the People Act (H.R. 1). 10am

See the full Senate committee schedule here.

See the full House committee schedule here.

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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