Committee Watch: Holding AG Barr in Contempt, the Crisis at the Border, and Election Security
How do you feel about this week's committee hearings?
by Countable | 5.6.19
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.
- The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee will hold a hearing titled “Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: Making Electronic Health Information Available to Patients and Providers, Part II”. 10am
- The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Intellectual Property and the Price of Prescription Drugs: Balancing Innovation and Competition”. 10am
- The House Judiciary Committee may hold a hearing to vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt. 10am
- The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “Confronting the Rise of Domestic Terrorism in the Homeland”. 10am
- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Program. 10am
- The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing titled “Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed”. 10am
- The House Administration Committee will hold a hearing on election security. 10am
- The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border”. 2:30pm
- The Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing titled “Fixing a Broken Budget Process: Lessons from States”. 2:30pm
- The Senate Aging Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Older Americans Act: Protecting and Supporting Seniors as they Age”. 2:30pm
- The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to advance the nominations of Jeffrey Rosen as Deputy Attorney General, five district court judges, and three law enforcement bills. 10am
- The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing titled “Understanding the Tax Gap and Taxpayer Noncompliance”. 10am
- The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will hold a hearing titled “Achieving the Promise of a Diverse STEM Workforce”. 10am
- The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Trump Administration’s Response to the Drug Crisis, Part II”. 11am
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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