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Committee Watch: Week of January 22, 2018

by Countable | 1.22.18

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

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

Senate

Tuesday

  • Armed Services: Receiving a closed briefing on the Nuclear Posture Review ― 9:30am.

    • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity: Closed hearings to examine cyber warfighting policy ― 3:30pm.
  • Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Hearings on the nominations of Jelena McWilliams to be a Chairperson and Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Marvin Goodfriend to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Thomas Workman to be a Member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council ― 10am.

  • Energy and Natural Resources: An oversight hearing to examine the performance of the electric power system in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic during recent winter weather events, including the bomb cyclone ― 10am.

  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to examine 21st century public health threats, focusing on our nation’s preparedness and response capabilities ― 10am.

  • Commerce, Science, and Transportation

    • Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security: Hearing to examine surface transportation security, focusing on addressing current and emerging threats ― 2:30pm.
  • Intelligence: Receiving a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2:30pm.

Wednesday

  • Aging: Hearing to examine turning 65, focusing on navigating critical decisions to age well ― 9:30am.

  • Judiciary: Hearing to examine the nominations of Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, Daniel Domenico to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado, and Adam Klein to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board ― 10am.

  • Budget: An oversight hearing to examine the Congressional Budget Office ― 10:30am.

  • Armed Services

    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces: To receive a closed briefing on global nuclear developments ― 2:30pm.

    • Subcommittee on Personnel: Hearing to examine officer personnel management and the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act of 1980 ― 3:00pm.

Thursday

  • Armed Services: Hearing to examine global challenges and U.S. national security strategy ― 10am.

  • Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Hearing to examine Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. reform, focusing on Administration perspectives on the essential elements ― 10am.

  • Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Hearing to examine the nomination of Frank Brogan to be Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Dept. of Education ― 2:30pm.

    • Subcommittee on Investigations: Hearings to examine the opioid crisis, focusing on exploiting vulnerabilities in international mail ― 10am.
  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on access and innovation ― 10am.

  • Intelligence: Receiving a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2pm.

House

Friday

  • Judiciary: Field hearing titled "Music Policy Issues: A Perspective from Those Who Make It" at the Fordham School of Law in New York, NY ― 2pm.

Hit the Take Action button to 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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  • Chickie
    01/24/2018
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    Any nominees should be vetted and checked to ensure the candidate understands the job. Otherwise, we end up with another useless DeVoss ~ in charge of the public education in our country. Which means we end up with more clueless government employees ~ just like #45!

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  • Wallace
    01/24/2018
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    Bar all Trump nominees!!!

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  • David
    01/24/2018
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    Get your priorities straightened out. Campaign finance reform, fix gerrymandered districts and stop anything related to a border wall. Use money to begin infrastructure repairs. Let’s return to when America was great and moving towards an open society.

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  • William
    01/24/2018
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    It really doesn’t matter what’s on the docket of the 115th Congress this week as this is the most dastardly pitiful Republican Party lead Congress in the history of the United States of America!!! Their legacy will be the total destruction of American democracy - HOW TRULY SAD - as well as enabling the first fascist autocratic President ever in this country - what a horrible way to be remembered by history!!!!!!!

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  • SneakyPete
    01/24/2018
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    New California policy opens door to illegal immigrant voting. California this spring will begin automatically registering adults who obtain or renew a driver’s license to vote, including potentially large numbers of noncitizens and immigrants illegally living in the state. The only way drivers who say they are legal won’t have their information sent to state voter rolls under the latest implementation of the California Motor Voter Act is if they opt out -- which opens the door to the potential of widespread voter fraud, according to critics of the plan. Are we seeing an environment in California where citizenship is treated as a “Don’t Ask -Don’t Tell” situation. Is California is being set up as an state for a disaster. YES!!!! This is my “Conspiracy Theory” opinion, California is being a means of setting a precedent of getting, additional illegal immigrants a means to the voting 🗳 booth. Is this conspiracy plot, too far out in,left field? 1*33*18. SEE: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/23/new-california-policy-opens-door-to-illegal-immigrant-voting.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

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  • Shai
    01/24/2018
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    Tuesday’s Meeting on Science includes NOTHING ON SCIENCE! Why the facade? This administration has made it clear it doesn’t believe in science. Doesn’t think it’s relevant. Ok then, I’d like to see the lot of them live for a week without ANY of the fruits of science over say, the past 100 years. You don’t need any of that stuff Mr. T. It’s all fake anyway, right?

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  • Chris
    01/23/2018
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    How the F* do we contact Countable? They seem very unaccountable to their users. Getting sick of this app. #CountableUnaccountable

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  • Michael n angie
    01/23/2018
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    Chris close this page and hit ◀️ in the upper left corner until you see your silhouette/picture then click on it and then click on support.

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  • SneakyPete
    01/24/2018
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    OK, so what is the Democratic Party's (Senate & House) plan for immigration? 1). They oppose the border wall. 2). They oppose Kate's Law. 3). They oppose ICE raids. 4). They oppose partial amnesty. What's their plan? Any Ideas folks?

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  • Stephen
    01/25/2018
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    This serves as a casual reminder that the US is currently threatened by no one and spends more on their military than everyone.

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  • Michael n angie
    01/29/2018
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    RE: SneakyPete re: ...in left field: not at all SP! I’ve got one that seems near to Mars on prison camps popping up everywhere that are not only functional but also have a staff. Also involves FEMA and Martial Law and us conservatives and Christians and red flags and black flags and re-educating. Oh believe me it’s far-r-r out. But it’s also a very real possibility. By the way thank you for your service to OUR country. All Americans if you would like to see some interesting reading about the conditions of OUR Liberty and freedom check out whosarat.com. Absolutely mind boggling.

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  • Ken
    01/24/2018
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    Are we ignoring h.r. 38? At least give us a yes or no without amending the bill so we know what we need to do to fix it and get something passed.

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