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Committee Watch: The Mueller Report, the Border Crisis, and Pathways to Universal Healthcare Coverage

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

by Countable | 6.10.19

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.

MONDAY

  • The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes” featuring testimony from Nixon era White House Counsel John Dean, former federal prosecutors, and a legal scholar. 2pm

TUESDAY

  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Secure and Protect Act: a Legislative Fix to the Crisis at the Southwest Border”. 10am
  • The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Costs of Climate Change: Risks to the U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget”. 10am
  • The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Data Brokers and the Impact on Financial Data Privacy, Credit, Insurance, Employment and Housing”. 10am
  • The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust Law will hold a hearing titled “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press”. 2pm

WEDNESDAY

  • The House Intelligence Committee will hold an open hearing titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Counterintelligence Implications of Volume 1”. 9am
  • The House Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing titled “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage”. 10am
  • The Senate Commerce Committee will hold an oversight hearing for the Federal Communications Commission featuring testimony from the five FCC commissioners. 10am
  • The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will hold a hearing titled “Combating Sexual Harassment in Science”. 10am
  • The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “Assessing FEMA’s Readiness for Future Disasters”. 10am
  • The House Armed Services Committee will hold a markup hearing for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020. 10am
  • The House Judiciary Committee will hold a markup hearing for six bills, including to make lynching a federal crime and permanently reauthorize the September 11th victim compensation fund. 10am
  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled “NATO Expansion: Examining the Accession of North Macedonia”. 10:15am
  • The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust & Competition Policy will hold a hearing titled “Your Doctor/Pharmacist/Insurer Will See You Now: Competitive Implications of Vertical Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry”. 2:30pm

THURSDAY

  • The House Intelligence Committee will hold an open hearing titled “National Security Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media, and ‘Deepfakes’”. 9am
  • The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing titled “Certainty in Global Markets for the U.S. Agriculture Sector”. 9:30am
  • The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to “Examine the Outlook for Wildland Fire and Management Programs for 2019”. 10am

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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