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Committee Watch: Week of January 29, 2018

by Countable | 1.29.18

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.

House

Monday

  • Rules: Hearing to structure floor debate on H.R. 695: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 for Tuesday ― 5pm.

  • House Administration: Hearing to markup two bills to be introduced related to anti-discrimination policies and training in the House of Representatives and reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act ― 5:30pm.

Tuesday

  • Armed Services: Hearing titled "Readying the U.S. Military for Future Warfare" ― 10am.

  • Science, Space, and Technology: Hearing titled "Dept. of Energy: Management and Priorities" ― 10am.

  • Financial Services

    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit: Hearing titled "Examining Opportunities and Challenges in Financial Technology (“Fintech") Marketplace” ― 10am.
  • Energy and Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology: Hearing titled "Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions" ― 10am.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation: Hearing titled "Examination of Reports on the El Faro Marine Casualty and Coast Guard’s Electronic Health Records" ― 10am.

Senate

Tuesday

  • Armed Services: Hearing to examine the situation on the Korean Peninsula and U.S. strategy in the Indo-Pacific region ― 10am.

  • Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Hearing to examine the Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress ― 10am.

  • Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Hearing to examine opportunities to support domestic seafood through aquaculture ― 10am.

    • Hearing to examine the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act one year later ― 2:30pm.
  • Energy and Natural Resources: Hearing to examine three nominations to the Depts. of Energy and Interior, along with an oversight hearing to examine the role of the Geological Survey and the Forest Service in preparing for and responding to natural hazard events, as well as the current status of mapping and monitoring systems ― 10am.

  • Environment and Public Works: An oversight hearing with testimony from the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ― 10am.

  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on accountability and risk to taxpayers ― 10am.

    • *Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security: *Hearing to examine small business health plans ― 3:30pm.
  • Foreign Relations: Hearing to examine the economic relationship between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico ― 2:30pm.

  • Intelligence: Receiving a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2:30pm.

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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  • Sheryl
    01/29/2018
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    As people of a great nation we deserve much better than what both the Dems and repubs have to offer us. DJT won because of the corruption in WA DC; so folks rightfully voted for the non-politician. Average Americans have no voice in their own country as dirty money floods each election. I am therefore proposing at mid-terms we write in OURSELVES as candidate. I call this, EVERYONE WINS. Let’s send a message loud and clear that we VOTE FOR OURSELVES for a change. Pass it on!

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  • Jack
    01/29/2018
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    You are a den of vipers! You do not have any credibility with the American public! All of the GOP are helping Trump obstruct justice. We are not idiots and when you eliminate prosecutors, witnesses, and release your one sided attacks on the intelligence you implicate yourselves! When this is over, we will have to start all over to rebuild our country with zero republican influence. Trump and Nunez are both traders! By your support, you are also traders! Unbelievable!

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  • RadicalModerate
    01/29/2018
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    At your anti-discrimination hearings tonight John Katko, please consider the rights of medical cannabis patients and there caregivers. If its too politically dangerous help them, I get it. At least you can all feel good that you agree rape is bad. Good for you.

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  • Sherie
    01/29/2018
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    To not vote for the best person for us would be a middle finger to the constitution and our own voice. To not vote for the person who has the best policies and who will put a check on Trumps powers would be the same as not voting at all. Just stay home if you don't care do not encourage such a reckless act

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  • Ivana
    01/30/2018
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    Treason! Trump refused to implement the sanctions against Russia that he signed off on.

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  • Justin
    01/30/2018
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    Donald Trump is not a member of the Republican Party ! He is a member of the Russian party ! We and history are witnessing the head of one of our coequal branches of government trying to take over the other 2 ! Supreme Court ☑️ Congress ?

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  • Jbev
    01/30/2018
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    It is vitally important that the integrity of the Russian investigation is maintained. Please protect Mueller. No budget deal without a vote to protect Mueller!

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  • Michael n angie
    02/04/2018
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    You Tube Kevin Shipp

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