Committee Watch: Asylum Reform, the Border Crisis, and the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
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by Countable | 7.29.19
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.
- The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: What Is Required to Improve Conditions?” featuring testimony from the acting commissioner of Customs & Border Protection & acting inspector general of Homeland Security. 10am
- The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain”. 10am
- The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing regarding The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. 10:15am
- The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing titled “Next Steps for Positive Train Control Implementation”. 2pm
- The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing titled “Colorado’s Roadmap for Clean Energy Action: Lessons From State & Local Leaders”. 9am
- The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to advance the Secure and Protect Act (S. 1494), which would close asylum loopholes and reform rules regarding the detention of migrant children. 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!
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