Committee Watch: Mueller’s Report, Budget Implications of Single-Payer Healthcare, and Syria Strategy
How do you feel about this week's committee hearings?
by Countable | 5.20.19
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 Foreign Relations Committee will receive a closed briefing on the prospects for Afghan peace. 5pm
- The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing titled “Climate Change and the Agriculture Sector”. 9:30am
- The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to conduct oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. 10am
- The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Understanding the Digital Advertising Ecosystem and the Impact of Data Privacy and Competition Policy”. 10am
- The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing titled “Combating Illicit Financing By Anonymous Shell Companies Through the Collection of Beneficial Ownership Information”. 10am
- The House Education & Labor Committee will hold a hearing titled “Eliminating Barriers to Employment: Opening Doors to Opportunity”. 10:15am
- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining Legislation to Address the Risks Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)”. 9:45am
- The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing titled “Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System”. 10am
- The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Searching for Solutions in Syria: The Trump Administration’s Strategy”. 10am
- The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing titled “Facial Recognition Technology (Part 1): Its Impact on our Civil Rights and Liberties”. 10am
- The House Judiciary Committee will markup immigration bills. 10am
- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a closed hearing on “The Reconciliation Process in Afghanistan”. 10:15am
- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a markup hearing for several bills, including to protect the human rights of Uyghur Muslims in China and sanction war criminals in Syria. 2pm
- The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing titled “Creating a Climate Resilient America”. 9am
- The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “Resources Needed to Protect and Secure the Homeland”. 9:30am
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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