by Countable | 2.5.18
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.
Intelligence: Hearing to consider publicly disclosing classified material (Read more here) ― 5pm.
Rules: Hearing to structure floor debate related to three bills ― 5pm:
House Administration: Hearing to markup two draft pieces of legislation reforming procedures for dealing with workplace harassment in Congress ― 5:15pm.
Agriculture: Hearing titled "The State of the Rural Economy" ― 9:30am.
Science, Space, and Technology: Hearing titled "In Defense of Scientific Integrity: Examining Monograph Programme and Glyphosate Review" ― 10am.
Foreign Affairs: Hearing titled "U.S. Cyber Diplomacy in an Era of Growing Threats" ― 10am.
Financial Services: Hearing titled "The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council" ― 10am.
Oversight & Government Reform: Hearing to markup 15 bills ― 10am.
Armed Services: Hearing titled "The National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review" ― 10am.
Veterans’ Affairs: Hearing titled "VA Caregiver Support Program: Correcting Course for Veteran Caregivers" ― 10am.
Energy and Commerce
Education and the Workforce
Ways and Means
Ways and Means
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Hearing to examine virtual currencies, focusing on the oversight role of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ― 10am.
Energy and Natural Resources: Hearing to examine two bills ― 10am:
S. 2182: To provide for the resettlement and relocation of the people of Bikini
S. 2325: To incentivize the hiring of U.S. workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Foreign Relations: Hearing to examine the administration’s South Asia strategy on Afghanistan ― 10am.
Judiciary: Hearing to examine beneficial ownership, focusing on fighting illicit international financial networks through transparency ― 10am.
Armed Services: Receiving a closed briefing on the National Defense Strategy ― 2:30pm.
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on improving college affordability ― 10am.
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Hearing to examine reauthorizing the Dept. of Homeland Security, focusing on positioning DHS to address new and emerging threats to the Homeland ― 10am.
Environment and Public Works: Hearing to examine the impact of federal environmental regulations and policies on American farming and ranching communities
Energy and Natural Resources
Veterans’ Affairs: Hearing to examine 18 pending bills ― 2:30pm.
Energy and Natural Resources: Hearing to examine the evolution of energy infrastructure in the U.S. and how lessons learned from the past can inform future opportunities ― 10am.
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to examine the opioid crisis, focusing on the impact on children and families ― 10am.
Intelligence: Receiving a closed briefing regarding certain intelligence matters ― 2:30pm.
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― Eric Revell
Written by Countable