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Lessons From 2017’s Natural Disasters & Space Warfighting Capabilities ― Committee Watch

by Countable | Updated on 3.12.18

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

  • Oversight and Government Reform

    • Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment: Field hearing titled "The Historic 2017 Hurricane Season: the U.S. Virgin Islands" to be held in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands ― 9:30am.
  • Veterans’ Affairs

    • Subcommittee on Health: Field hearing titled "VA Healthcare: Maximizing Resources in Puerto Rico" to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico ― 10:00am.
  • Small Business: Field hearing titled "Disparities in Access to Capital: What the Federal Government Is Doing to Increase Support For Minority Owned Firms" to be held in Jacksonville, FL ― 10:00am.

Tuesday

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

    • H.R. 1116: TAILOR Act of 2017

    • H.R. 4263: Regulation A+ Improvement Act of 2017

    • H.R. 4545: Financial Institution Examination Fairness and Reform Act

Wednesday

  • Armed Services: Hearing titled "Space Warfighting Readiness: Policies, Authorities, and Capabilities" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces: Hearing titled "Department of the Air Force FY 2019 Budget for Sea Power and Projection Forces" ― 2:00pm.

    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities: Hearing titled "A Review and Assessment of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Department of Defense Science and Technology Programs" ― 3:30pm.

  • Budget: Hearing titled "CBO Oversight: Perspectives from Outside" ― 10:00am.

  • Foreign Affairs: Hearing titled "Modernizing Export Controls: Protecting Cutting-Edge Technology and U.S. National Security" ― 10:00am.

  • Oversight and Government Reform: Hearing titled "Shining Light on the Federal Regulatory Process" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittees on Information Technology & Government Operations: Joint hearing titled "State of Play: Federal IT in 2018" ― 2:00pm.
  • Science, Space, and Technology: Hearing titled "National Laboratories: World-Leading Innovation in Science" ― 10:00am.

  • Veterans’ Affairs: Joint hearing to receive the legislative presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations (FRA, JWV, AFSA, BVA, MOPH, NASDVA, MOAA, TREA, GSW) ― 10:00am.

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

  • Appropriations

    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Hearing - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Defense: Hearing titled "FY19 - Air Force Budget" ― 10:00am.

  • Energy and Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Energy: Hearing titled "DOE Modernization: Legislation Addressing Cybersecurity and Emergency Response" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Health: Hearing titled "Reauthorization of Animal Drug User Fees 2018: ADUFA and AGDUFA" ― 10:15am.

  • Ways and Means

    • Subcommittee on Tax Policy: Hearing titled "Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions" ― 10:00am.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation: Hearing titled "Review of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs" ― 11:00am.
  • Homeland Security

    • Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security: Hearing titled "Examining the President’s FY 2019 Budget Request for the Transportation Security Administration" ― 2:00pm.
  • Rules: Hearing to structure debate around two bills for the House floor ― 3:00pm:

    • H.R. 4293: Stress Test Improvement Act

    • H.R. 4061: Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017

Thursday

  • Homeland Security: Hearing titled "Preparedness, Response, and Rebuilding: Lessons from the 2017 Disasters" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security: Hearing titled "Bang for the Border Security Buck: What do we get for $33 billion?" ― 2:00pm.
  • Armed Services: Hearing titled "Security Challenges in Europe and Posture for Interstate Competition with Russia" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Request on Air Force Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Program" ― 2:00pm.

    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Request for National Space Programs" ― 3:30pm.

  • Appropriations

    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Hearing - Department of Transportation" featuring testimony from Secretary Elaine Chao ― 9:30am.

    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Hearing - Department of Energy" featuring testimony from Secretary Rick Perry ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Hearing - Veterans Affairs" featuring testimony from Secretary David Shulkin ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Hearing - Dept. of Health and Human Services" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Defense: Hearing titled "FY19 - Army Budget" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies: Hearing titled "FY19 Budget Hearing - the Office of the Inspector General, USDA" ― 1:30pm.

  • Foreign Affairs: Hearing to markup four bills ― 9:30am.

  • Science, Space, and Technology: Hearing titled "An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget Proposal for FY19" ― 10:00am.

  • Natural Resources: Hearing titled "Policy Priorities at the Dept. of the Interior and the Administration’s FY19 Budget Proposal" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources: Hearing titled "Abandoned Hardrock Mines and the Role of Non-Governmental Entities" ― 2:00pm.
  • Education and Workforce

    • Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development: Hearing titled "Strengthening Access and Accountability to Work in Welfare Programs" ― 10:00am.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment: Hearing titled "America’s Water Resources Infrastructure: Projects and Policies" ― 10:00am.
  • Veterans’ Affairs

    • Subcommittee on Health: Hearing titled "FY19 Dept. of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration" ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs: Hearing titled "U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs FY19 Budget: Veterans Benefits Administration and the Board of Veterans’ Appeals" ― 2:00pm.

  • Oversight and Government Reform

    • Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment: Hearing titled "An Examination of Federal Permitting Processes" ― 2:00pm.

Friday

  • Judiciary

    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations: Hearing titled "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons" ― 9:00am.

Senate

Monday

  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to consider four nominations, including John F. Ring to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board ― 5:45pm.

Tuesday

  • Armed Services: Hearing to examine U.S. Central Command U.S. Africa Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY19 and the Future Years Defense Program ― 9:30am.

    • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity: Hearing to examine the cyber posture of the services in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY19 and the Future Years Defense Program, with the possibility of a closed session ― 2:30pm.
  • Energy and Natural Resources: Hearing to examine the president’s FY19 budget request for the Dept. of the Interior ― 10:00am.

  • Judiciary: Hearing to examine the Freedom of Information Act, focusing on the Administration’s progress on reforms and looking ahead ― 10:15am.

  • Commerce, Science, and Transportation

    • Subcommittee on Communications Technology, Innovation, and the Internet: Hearing to examine rebuilding infrastructure in America, focusing on investing in next generation broadband ― 10:00am.

    • Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security: Hearing to examine rebuilding infrastructure in America, focusing on state and local transportation needs ― 2:30pm.

  • Foreign Relations: Hearing to examine state fragility, growth, and and development, focusing on designing policy approaches that work ― 2:30pm.

  • Intelligence: Receiving a closed briefing regarding certain intelligence matters ― 2:30pm.

Wednesday

  • Judiciary: Hearing to examine the Parkland shooting and legislative proposals to improve school safety ― 9:30am.

  • Environment and Public Works: Hearing to examine the ACRE Act ― 10:00am.

  • Veterans’ Affairs: Joint hearing to receive the legislative presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations (FRA, JWV, AFSA, BVA, MOPH, NASDVA, MOAA, TREA, GSW) ― 10:00am.

  • Indian Affairs: Hearing titled "Opioids in Indian Country: Beyond the Crisis to Healing the Community" ― 2:30pm.

  • Foreign Relations

    • Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy: Hearing to examine Somalia’s current security and stability status ― 10:00am.
  • Armed Services

    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces: Hearing to examine Dept. of Energy atomic energy defense activities and programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY19 and the Future Years Defense Program ― 2:30pm.
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Hearing to consider two nominations ― TBA

Thursday

  • Armed Services: Hearing to examine U.S. Pacific Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY19 and the Future Years Defense Program ― 10:00am.

  • Foreign Relations: Hearing to examine the president’s FY19 budget request for the State Dept. and redesign plans ― 10:00am.

  • Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing to examine perspectives on the 340B Drug Discount Program ― 10:00am.

  • Intelligence: Hearing to examine the nomination of Lt. General Paul Nakasone to be Director of the National Security Agency, Dept. of Defense ― 10:00am.

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― Eric Revell

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  • Joy
    03/12/2018
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    Way to go! We love when you allow these companies (aka your donors) contaminate our water. You all just keep getting worse. I can’t wait until you are voted out.

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  • Warren
    03/12/2018
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    Congress NRA runs you and Trump what a shame.

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  • RadicalModerate
    03/12/2018
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    Please legalize cannabis.

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  • SneakyPete
    03/13/2018
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    WOW.....What a Great Week Ahead for All to See (???)🤔🇺🇸 Boy O Boy — Will we be seeing any battle lines being drawn, this week, in the areas of: * Oversight and Government Reform. * Veterans’ Affairs. * Armed Services. * Foreign Affairs * Homeland Security And the list goes on and on in the Halls of Congress. What are the odds that much will be accomplished what with the odds that neither side, particularly the Democrats Senator Schumer and Representative Pelosi continuing their efforts of hindering anything that President Trump or the Republicans put forth. Remember that before bills and nominations are brought up for a passage vote in Congress, they typically have to be considered and approved by relevant committees. This weeks Congressional committees hearings will offer BOTH sides of the isle the opportunity to demonstrate, their willingness to compromise, with the other side of the isle. I’m just curious as to how the DACA OR Gun Control Issues are going to surface in any number of Committee meetings. It’s going to be quite interesting to see how the “Pressing Issues of both the DACA and GUN CONTROL will raise their Ugly heads during the Committee meetings this week? The Democrats turned down President Trump’s DACA deal to grant citizenship to 1.8 Million Dreamers for $25 Billion for the wall, an end to chain migration, and the end of VISA lottery. Face it DREAMers, Democrats aren’t interested in the DACA’s peace of mind, DACA’s are being used in their political game. 3–13-18.

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  • Susan
    03/13/2018
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    Sigh! How crazy can we be. We can kill each other easily, dirty our air and water, kill our pollinators - I could go on and on and on. Time for new leadership, better yet an Administration that actually provides leadership.

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  • Alexis
    03/16/2018
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    Natural disasters, I understand. But if companies mess with the environment, then those companies should be punished.

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  • Vanessa
    03/13/2018
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    Anyone else not surprised by the committee investigating tRump closing investigation? I’m surprised this kangaroo group lasted as long as it did. Ashamed at the behavior, but glad our money is not being wasted anymore. Nunes needs to go...

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  • Wallace
    03/12/2018
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    Help people affected by natural disasters and defend us from space warfare!!!

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