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Committee Watch: Executive Privilege, China’s Digital Authoritarianism, and the Black Hole

How do you feel about this week's committee hearings?

by Countable | 5.13.19

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.

TUESDAY

  • The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to receive testimony on two bills to achieve mineral security. 10am
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “5G: National Security Concerns, Intellectual Property Issues, and the Impact on Competition and Innovation”. 10am
  • The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Challenges in the Retirement System”. 10:15am
  • The Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing titled “Fixing a Broken Budget and Spending Process: Perspectives of Two Former Chairmen”. 2:30pm

WEDNESDAY

  • The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing to conduct oversight of financial regulators. 9:30am
  • The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Executive Privilege and Congressional Oversight”. 10am
  • The House Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Economic and Health Consequences of Climate Change”. 10am
  • The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing titled “Keeping Our Promise to America’s Seniors: Retirement Security in the 21st Century”. 10am
  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Future of Arms Controls Post-Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty”. 10:15am

THURSDAY

  • The House Intelligence Committee will hold an open hearing titled “China’s Digital Authoritarianism: Surveillance, Influence, and Political Control”. 9am
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on two election security bills. 10am
  • The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to receive testimony on a carbon capture bill and conduct oversight of carbon capture programs. 10am
  • The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing titled “HIV Prevention Drug: Billions in Corporate Profits after Millions in Taxpayer Investments”. 10am
  • The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing titled “Event Horizon Telescope: The Black Hole Seen Round the World”. 10am
  • The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing titled “Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis”. 10am
  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold confirmation hearings for ambassadors to the Slovak Republic, Sweden, and Turkmenistan. 2:30pm

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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