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.
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:
Foreign Affairs: Hearing titled "The FY 2019 Foreign Affairs Budget" with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as a witness ― 9:00am.
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.
Education and the Workforce
Science, Space, and Technology
Transportation and Infrastructure
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.
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.
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― Eric Revell
Written by Countable
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.
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
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.
What about DACA and immigration reform ?
Russia and Dreamers and more
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.