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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan & Worldwide Threats ― Committee Watch

by Countable | 3.5.18

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

  • Rules: Hearing to structure floor debate around two bills this week ― 5:00pm:

    • H.R. 1119: Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act

    • H.R. 1917: Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017

Tuesday

  • Armed Services: Hearing titled "National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activities in Africa" with testimony from General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of U.S. Africa Command ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces: Hearing titled "Department of the Navy FY 2019 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces" ― 2:00pm.

    • Subcommittee on Readiness: Hearing titled "Marine Corps Readiness Posture" ― 3:30pm.

  • Transportation and Infrastructure: Hearing titled "Examining the Administration’s Infrastructure Proposal" ― 10:00am.

  • Natural Resources: Oversight hearing titled "Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior’s Maintenance" ― 10:00am.

  • Oversight and Government Reform

    • Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment: Hearing titled "Examining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers" ― 10:00am.
  • Energy and Commerce

    • *Subcommittee on Communications and Technology: *Hearing titled "Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration" ― 10:00am.
  • Small Business

    • Subcommittee on Health and Technology: Hearing titled "Disconnected: Rural Broadband and the Business Case for Small Carriers" ― 10:00am.
  • Judiciary

    • Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice: Hearing titled "Examining Class Action Lawsuits Against Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual DIsabilities (ICF/IID)" ― 10:00am.
  • Appropriations

    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Request - Department of Labor" with testimony from Secretary Alexander Acosta ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Hearing - Department of Treasury" with testimony from Secretary Steven Mnuchin ― 10:00am.

  • Science, Space, and Technology

    • Subcommittee on Energy: Hearing titled "The Future of U.S. Fusion Energy Research" ― 10:00am.
  • Education and the Workforce

    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education: Hearing titled "Strengthening Welfare to Work WIth Child Care" ― 10:00am.
  • Veterans’ Affairs: Joint hearing to receive the legislative presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations (PVA, AMVETS, VVA, AXPOW, IAVA, AUSN, WWP, NGAUS, NCOA) ― 2:00pm.

Wednesday

  • Budget: Hearing on "Oversight of the Congressional Budget Office" ― 10:00am.

  • Veterans Affairs: Joint hearing to receive the legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: Markup hearing to consider three bills ― 2:00pm.
  • Armed Services: Hearing titled "Assessing Military Service Acquisition Reform" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces: Hearing titled "The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II Program" ― 2:00pm.

    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces: Hearing titled "U.S. Strategic Forces Posture and the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request" ― 3:30pm.

  • Natural Resources: Markup hearing to consider three bills ― 10:15am.

  • Homeland Security: Markup hearing to consider 11 bills ― 10:30am.

    • Subcommittees on Cyber Security and Infrastructure, Oversight and Management Efficiency: Joint hearing titled "Examining DHS’ Efforts to Strengthen its Cybersecurity Workforce" ― 2:00pm.
  • House Administration: Hearing titled "Management of the Government Publishing Office" ― 10:30am.

  • Small Business: Hearing titled "Regulatory Reform and Rollback: The Effects on Small Businesses" ― 11:00am.

  • Science, Space, and Technology

    • Subcommittee on Space: Hearing titled "An Overview of the NASA Budget for FY 2019" ― 10:00am.
  • Ways and Means

    • Subcommittee on Social Security: Hearing titled "Lacking Leadership: Challenges Facing the SSA after over 5 Years of Acting Commissioners" ― 10:30am.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit: Hearing titled "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Long-Term Funding for Highways and Transit Programs" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation: Hearing titled "Implementation of Coast Guard Programs" ― 2:00pm.

  • Appropriations

    • Subcommittee on Defense: Hearing titled "FY19 - Navy and Marine Corps Budget" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Request - Commodity Futures Trading Commission" ― 10:00am.

  • Energy and Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection: Hearing titled "Review of Emerging Tech’s Impact on Retail Operations and Logistics" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Environment: Hearing titled "The Future of Transportation Fuels and Vehicles" ― 10:15am.

  • Foreign Affairs

    • Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: Hearing titled "China in Africa: The New Colonialism" ― 2:00pm.
  • Oversight & Government Reform

    • Subcommittee on Information Technology: Hearing titled "Game Changers: Artificial Intelligence Part II, Artificial Intelligence and the Federal Government" ― 2:00pm.

Thursday

  • Armed Services

    • Subcommittees on Readiness, Seapower & Projection Forces: Joint hearing titled "Mobility and Transportation Command Posture" ― 9:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: Hearing titled "Examining U.S. Public Health Preparedness Response Efforts to Seasonal Influenza" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Military Personnel: Hearing titled "Arlington National Cemetery - Preserving the Promise" ― 10:30am.

Senate

Tuesday

  • Armed Services: Hearing to examine worldwide threats, with the possibility of a closed session following the open session ― 9:30am.

    • Subcommittee on Sea Power: Hearing to examine Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program ― 2:30pm.
  • Energy and Natural Resources: Hearing to examine the nomination of James Reilly to be Director of the U.S. Geological Survey ― 10:00am.

  • Finance: Hearing to examine protecting e-commerce consumers from counterfeits ― 10:00am.

  • Veterans’ Affairs: Joint hearing to receive the legislative presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations (PVA, AMVETS, VVA, AXPOW, IAVA, AUSN, WWP, NGAUS, NCOA) ― 2:00pm.

  • Intelligence: Closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2:30pm.

Wednesday

  • Intelligence: Hearing to examine security clearance reform ― 9:30am.

  • Veterans Affairs: Joint hearing to receive the legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. ― 10:00am.

  • Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Hearing to markup one bill ― 10:00am.

  • Judiciary: Hearing to examine the nominations of one circuit judge, three district judges, and an assistant attorney general ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts: Hearing titled "Small Business Bankruptcy: Assessing the System" ― 2:30pm.
  • Budget: Hearing to examine Dept. of Defense audit and business operations reform at the Pentagon ― 10:30am.

  • Aging: Hearing to examine stopping senior scams ― 1:00pm.

  • Joint Economic Committee: Hearing to examine the Economic Report of the President ― 2:00pm.

  • Foreign Relations: Hearing to examine the nomination of Joseph Macmanus to be Ambassador to Colombia ― 2:30pm.

  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to consider four nominations, including John F. Ring to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board ― TBA.

Thursday

  • Armed Services: Hearing to examine U.S. European Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program ― 9:30am.

  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to examine the opioid crisis, focusing on leadership and innovation in the states ― 10:00am.

  • Environment and Public Works

    • Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight: Hearing to examine one bill ― 10:00am.
  • Intelligence: Closed briefing on certain intelligence matters ― 2:00pm.

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― Eric Revell

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  • Abbe
    03/05/2018
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    How about you help the Dreamers! Use Trump’s Wall dollars to fix infrastructure and if he’s so dead set on a wall tell him to start a GoFundMe Page!

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  • Wallace
    03/05/2018
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    Let’s punish Russia for meddling in our elections!!! Increase our cyber security!!! Fix our infrastructure!!

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  • NoHedges
    03/06/2018
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    Trump's public idolizing of China's move to dismantle term limits is absolutely unacceptable. Get that man out of office.

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  • SneakyPete
    03/06/2018
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    NAACP Urges National Gun Confiscation. ‘America will remain a deadly nation for our children…unless we insist politicians and the NRA curb their lobbyist efforts…’ Does this also apply to cutting all the “NAACP” lobbying efforts across the land. I concur in the efforts to, in the NAACP efforts to curb “The disproportionate damage gun violence is having on our communities, and the advocates for sane, sensible laws, to help eliminate or at least to decrease the damage and death caused by gun violence. Sadly all one has to do is look back at the constant gun violence seen in our inner cites, primarily Chicago, New Orleans, and Baltimore as examples, and see the lack of efforts being taken by their Democratic administrations. The NAACP’s own gun statistics are frighteningly we are seeing. Over 80 percent of gun deaths of African Americans are homicides. Roughly speaking, 1 out of every 3 African American males who die between the ages of 15 and 19 is killed by gun violence. Further they report that “African American children and teens were less than 15 percent of the total child population in 2008 and 2009, but accounted for 45 percent of all child- and teen-related gun deaths. These numbers are tragic and intolerable, but most of all they are preventable,” Johnson wrote. It’s sad 😢 to see that there is no down turn in the statistics only an increase. Again look 👀 sadly at Chicago and then lack of efforts being taken by Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration to reduce gun violence in the city. The Democrats end game goal is the confiscation, of all guns, make it no mistake. Every time a shooting happens it fuels their rhetoric, so they can push through one more small law. “Do SOMETHING” they say, knowing full well that none of their proposals will stop this. 3*6*18. SEE: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor.html SEE: https://www.libertyheadlines.com/naacp-urges-national-gun-confiscation/

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  • Jeff
    03/07/2018
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    Both the House and Senate unanimously passed sanctions against Russia ( for meddling in US elections). There was a primary tonight in Texas. Are we sure our ballots are safe.... yet? I have my theory as to why this administration won’t act against Russia but mysteriously refuses to sanction or even condemn the Putin regime. Not remotely acceptable!

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  • PaxAmericana
    03/06/2018
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    Let’s fix this country, together. With President Donald J. Trump

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  • Stephanie
    03/06/2018
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    My Whole Committee, I’m Watching all of you, I’m Speaking to all of your Insults and Sexiest Lies in Congress, and I’m hiding behind their backs, and Shadows, or really I have my Eyes popping Everywhere in the whole corner of the Hall itself, every move you make I will put my Hands on them.

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  • Teri
    03/06/2018
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    Trump and his administration have acted and continue to act in support of Russia. Trump is clearly under the control of Putin, which is TREASON. Trump Supporters, the NRA, the Christian Coalition, etc are supporting TREASON. When are you in the Legislative Branch going to Do Your Job!

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