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Committee Watch: Facebook’s Zuckerberg to Testify & Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing

by Countable | 4.9.18

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 some of this week’s high profile committee hearings.


  • The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a field hearing in Cypress, TX titled "Houston Strong: Hurricane Harvey Lessons Learned and the Path Forward" featuring testimony from nine federal and local officials. 10:30pm CT


  • The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled "Facebook: Transparency and the Use of Consumer Data" featuring testimony from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 10am ET

  • The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing titled "Cyber Operations Today: Preparing for 21st Century Challenges in an Information-Enabled Society". 10am ET

  • The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific will hold a hearing titled "North Korea’s Diplomatic Gambit: Will History Repeat Itself?" featuring testimony from three experts on Korea policy. 2pm ET


  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing to consider the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. 10am ET

  • The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the effects of tariff increases on the U.S. economy and jobs. 10am ET

  • The House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security will hold a hearing titled "A ‘Caravan’ of Illegal Immigrants: A Test of U.S. Borders". 2pm ET


  • The House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing about the Military Personnel Posture for fiscal year 2019. 9am ET

See the full House committee hearing schedule here.

See the full Senate committee hearing schedule here.

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— Eric Revell


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