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Virtual Currencies, Memo Declassification & Budget Reform - Committees This Week

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.

House

Monday

  • Intelligence: Hearing to consider publicly disclosing classified material (Read more here) ― 5pm.

  • Rules: Hearing to structure floor debate related to three bills ― 5pm:

    • H.R. 1153: Mortgage Choice Act of 2017

    • H.R. 772: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017

    • H.R. 4771: Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018

  • House Administration: Hearing to markup two draft pieces of legislation reforming procedures for dealing with workplace harassment in Congress ― 5:15pm.

Tuesday

  • Agriculture: Hearing titled "The State of the Rural Economy" ― 9:30am.

  • Natural Resources

    • Subcommittee on Federal Lands: Hearing to markup three bills ― 10am.
  • 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.

    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa: Hearing titled "Syria: Which Way Forward?" ― 2pm.

    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific: Hearing titled "U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Reassessing Priorities Amid Continued Challenges" ― 2pm.

  • 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.

    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces: Hearing titled "Addressing Physiological Episodes in Fighter, Attack, and Training Aircraft" ― 3:30pm.
  • Veterans’ Affairs: Hearing titled "VA Caregiver Support Program: Correcting Course for Veteran Caregivers" ― 10am.

  • Energy and Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Energy: Hearing titled "DOE Modernization: Advancing the Economic and National Security Benefits of America’s Nuclear Infrastructure" ― 10am.
  • Homeland Security

    • Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications: Hearing titled "Ensuring Effective and Reliable Alerts and Warnings" ― 10am.
  • Education and the Workforce

    • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections: Hearing titled "Reviewing the Policies and Priorities of the Mine Safety and Health Administration" ― 1:30pm.
  • Ways and Means

    • Subcommittee on Health: Hearing titled "The Opioid Crisis: Removing Barriers to Prevent and Treat Opioid ABuse and Dependence in Medicare" ― 3pm.

Wednesday

  • Ways and Means

    • Subcommittee on Social Security: Hearing titled "Ensuring Social Security Serves America’s Veterans" ― 9am.
  • Armed Services

    • Subcommittee on Military Personnel: Hearing titled "Senior Leader Misconduct: Prevention and Accountability" ― 9am.

Senate

Tuesday

  • 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.

    • Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security: Hearing to examine the "Gig Economy" and the future of retirement savings ― 2:30pm.
  • Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

    • Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management: Hearing titled "Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Ways of Funding Government: Exploring the Cost to Taxpayers of Spending Uncertainty caused by Governing through Continuing Resolutions, Giant Omnibus Spending Bills, and Shutdown Crises" ― 2:30pm.
  • Commerce, Science, and Transportation

    • Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security: Hearing to examine data security and bug bounty programs, focusing on lessons learned from the Uber breach and security researchers ― 2:45pm.

Wednesday

  • 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

  • Armed Services

    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities: Hearing to examine defending the homeland, focusing on Dept. of Defense’s role in countering weapons of mass destruction ― 2:30pm.

    • Subcommittee on Airland: Hearing to examine Army modernization ― 3:30pm.

  • Energy and Natural Resources

    • Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining: Hearing to examine 15 bills ― 10am.
  • Veterans’ Affairs: Hearing to examine 18 pending bills ― 2:30pm.

Thursday

  • 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.

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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  • RadicalModerate
    02/05/2018
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    Glyphosate, is a potent carcinogenic herbicide also known a roundup. Overspray from treating genetically modified food crops often contaminates surrounding crops and communities. Glyphosate has also been linked to the worldwide decline in honey bee populations.

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  • Jack
    02/05/2018
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    You and I both know that the democratic memo will never see the light of day. This corrupt administration will never release any facts about this memo. I doubt that you and your GOP colleagues will allow any rebuttal to your politically motivated release of your own memo. You are all guilty of treason and not one of you will stand up and do what is right! Attacking law enforcement seems to be your latest way to protect your traitor in chief. John McCain is the only one to see this as what it is.

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  • Jane
    02/05/2018
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    The current Congressional calendar doesn’t seem to address the fact that the Continuing Resolution ends Thursday. When will you address passing a budget to keep the government running the rest of the year? Isn’t that a major part of your job that was supposed to be completed BEFORE October 1 of each year? This is not acceptable! In any other job this behavior would not be tolerated.

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  • Dicr
    02/05/2018
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    This congress doesn’t seem capable of helping out anyone but themselves.

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  • Jesse
    02/05/2018
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    Dems should fight trump all the way

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  • Khrysten
    02/05/2018
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    Homeland security seems to be involved in whole lot more than what they were before! We have CIA F.B.I. local and state officers as a tax paying citizen I do not see the need for an expansion in their roles our country has had the same influx it did 10 years ago so why give them a bigger budget and more freedoms to do as they please? Checks and balances .... I request that you all do your jobs and not let any one department have too much authority

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  • Kristen
    02/05/2018
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    I didn’t see anything on either the House or Senate agenda about removing Trump, which means you GOP assholes STILL aren’t listening.

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  • Tom
    02/05/2018
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    Thank God there are more conservatives voting than speaking up here. We’d be in seriously sorry shape.

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  • BoldlyGo
    02/05/2018
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    It never fails to people with a modicum of reason how visionless, how ignorant/ stupid, how corrupt and treasonous the right wing so-called conservatives and Republican party have metastasize themselves into☠

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  • Warren
    02/05/2018
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    I just watch trump lying on tv again. Him and Paul Ryan both lye.

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  • Jon
    02/06/2018
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    How the hell can politicians stand by when Trump calls them all “traitors?” I am outraged, angry and deeply concerned that NO POLITICIANS are speaking against this assault....an assault on our men & women and concurrently an assault on our democratic country. Stand up folks, you are our trusted representatives!!!!

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  • William
    02/05/2018
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    The collapse of a society——— “ a strategy in which the political center (republicans??) tends to channel resources and services for its own (elites?) , rather than for societal ends (average Americans??) in which support and legitimization from the periphery (us) are therefore eroded, can lead to collapse. Economic disaster, political overthrow , and societal disintegration are the likely products of the collapse”. ——- written by Norman Yoffee, 1988. ——- he is describing the collapse and total disintegration of the Canaanite society and people’s NEARLY 4000 YEARS AGO!!! NOTHING HAD CHANGED, HAS IT!!!!!!!

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