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Iranian Terrorism & the State of the Economy - Committee Watch

by Countable | 2.26.18

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

  • Small Business: Field hearing in Newportville, PA titled "Workforce Development: Closing the Skills Gap" ― 11:30am.

  • Intelligence: Hearing on adoption of the committee’s FY 2019 Budget Views and Estimates Letter ― 5:00pm.

  • Rules: Hearing to structure House floor debate around three bills ― 5:00pm:

    • H.R. 4607: Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act

    • H.R. 1865: Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

    • H.R. 4296: To place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate federal banking agency

Tuesday

  • Foreign Affairs: Hearing titled "The FY 2019 Foreign Affairs Budget" with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as a witness ― 9:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade: Hearing titled "Women’s Role in Countering Terrorism" ― 2:00pm.
  • Armed Services: Hearing titled "Terrorism and Iran: Defense Challenges in the Middle East" with General Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command as a witness ― 10:00am.

  • Financial Services: Hearing titled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy" with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as a witness ― 10:00am.

  • Budget: Hearing titled "CBO Oversight: The Role of Behavioral Modeling in Scoring and Baseline Construction" ― 10:00am.

  • Oversight and Government Reform: Hearing titled "Federalism Implications of Treating States as Stakeholders" ― 10:00am.

  • Agriculture: Hearing to markup the committee’s FY 2019 Budget Views and Estimates Letter ― 10:00am.

  • Ways and Means: Hearing to markup the committee’s FY 2019 Budget Views and Estimates Letter ― 1:15pm.

  • Veterans’ Affairs: Joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of the Disabled American Veterans ― 2:00pm.

  • Judiciary

    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations: Hearing titled "Implementation of the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act" ― 11:00am.
  • Energy

    • Subcommittee on Energy: Hearing titled "State of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure" ― 10:00am.
  • Small Business

    • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access: Hearing titled "Occupational Hazards: How Excessive Licensing Hurts Small Business" ― 10:00am.
  • Education and the Workforce

    • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections: Hearing titled "A More Effective and Collaborative OSHA: A View From Stakeholders" ― 10:00am.
  • Science, Space, and Technology

    • Subcommittee on Research and Technology: Hearing titled "A Review of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in Science" ― 10:00am.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    • Subcommittee on Aviation: Hearing titled "The State of Aviation Safety" ― 10:00am.
  • Natural Resources

    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources: Hearing titled "Liquified Natural Gas and U.S. Geopolitics" ― 2:00pm.

Wednesday

  • Armed Services: Continuation of a hearing titled "Terrorism and Iran: Defense Challenges in the Middle East" with General Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command as a witness ― 10:00am.

  • Natural Resources: Hearing to markup legislation ― 10:15am.

    • Subcommittee on Federal Lands: Hearing to markup four bills ― 2:00pm.
  • Veterans’ Affairs: Joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of the American Legion ― 2:00pm.

  • Energy and Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Health: Hearing titled "Combating the Opioid Crisis: Helping Communities Balance Enforcement and Patient Safety" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: Hearing titled "Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Infrastructure" ― 10:15am.

  • Foreign Affairs

    • Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: Hearing titled "Zimbabwe After Mugabe" ― 2:00pm.
  • Armed Services

    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities: Hearing titled "A Review and Assessment of the Department of Defense Budget, Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Cyber Operations and U.S. Cyber Command for Fiscal Year 2019" with Admiral Mike Rogers, Commander of Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency as a witness ― 3:30pm.

Thursday

  • Health

    • Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce: Hearing titled "MACRA and MIPS: An Update on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System" ― 10:15am.

Senate

Wednesday

  • Foreign Relations: Hearing to examine the president’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2019 for the State Department and redesign plans ― 2:30pm.

Thursday

  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to examine the nomination of John F. Ring to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board ― 10:00am.

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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  • KansasTamale
    02/26/2018
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    Stop messing around and fix the Dreamers’ Act, pass a gun bill that limits all purchases of semiautomatic guns of any kind plus the amount of ammo a person can purchase plus enforce gun sellers following the background check laws and make the laws stricter. Start actually caring about people with mental illness and PTSD. AND STOP INTERFERING IN THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. START PUTTING IN PLACE PAPER BALLOTS & adding people to count ballots in the upcoming 2018 Elections.

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  • PaxAmericana
    02/26/2018
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    Iran is the North Korea of the Middle East: a repressive, autocratic regime that preys upon its own citizens whilst fanning the flames of war with its flirtation of nuclear aggression. They must be stopped. #EndtheIranDeal

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  • OldTimer
    02/26/2018
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    Stop messing around and pass a gun law that makes sense and allows honest, legal American Citizens to secure our country, people and children from terrorists threat from both internal and foreign terrorists which allows ‘The People’ to do so by exercising their Second Amendment Right To Keep and Bear Arms.

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  • Terry
    02/26/2018
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    What about DACA and immigration reform ?

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  • Jesse
    02/26/2018
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    Russia and Dreamers and more

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  • Keith
    02/27/2018
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    Iranian terrorism? So, when will congress even mutter a word about the greatest threats to Americans, young and old. Terrorism and terrorist speech has been rampant on American soil this year already in 2 months. But when it comes from the minds and hands of white males and groups like the NRA who line pockets of lawmakers, we never consider the reality. How many “Iranian terrorists” have killed children in schools or people at mass gatherings so far in 2018? The hypocrisy of this country is practically killing people.

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