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

by Countable | Updated on 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.

Monday

  • 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

Wednesday

  • 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

Thursday

  • 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

Friday

  • 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.

Hit Take Action to tell your reps what you think of the issues being discussed in committees this week, then share your thoughts below!

— Eric Revell

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  • Linda
    04/09/2018
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    Reject Pompeo! He’s a known Warhawk. We need a Secretary of State who believes in diplomacy to solve differences.

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  • Azrael
    04/09/2018
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    Why is Kevin Sabo still on my payroll? Why is Pruitt still on my payroll? Do your jobs Dismiss both

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  • Patty
    04/09/2018
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    Reject pompeo. He is no diplomat!

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  • Richard
    04/09/2018
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    With Pruitt doing Trumps bidding, we will never, ever recover from the destruction occurring across the country. We are, as citizens of the world responsible for what we do to our environment.

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  • Wallace
    04/09/2018
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    Regulate Facebook and do not confirm Pompeo!

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  • Suzanne
    04/09/2018
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    Please stop fooling around with the nonsense and work on the problem all want you to address. Gun Control. Gun Control Gun Control. Everything else can wait. We still have legal assault guns on the street of our nation. By the by, address Gun Control.

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  • Christine
    04/09/2018
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    Re: Zuckerberg, please do not let him get away with “I’m sorry.” We may very well have an illegitimate president due to his greed. Re: Pompeo, please vote NO, we do not need a tea party hawk sycophant as Secretary of State. Bad enough we have Bolton as NSA advisor and he may have deep ties to russia, the nra & cambridge analyitica.

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  • MinnesotaMom
    04/09/2018
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    Corporations like social media are certain they could do a good job of self regulation but only seem keen to try when the government starts talking about regulating their industry for them. Until then they're certain the invisible hand of the market is doing a bang up job without them having to lift a finger. The sad truth is corporate regulation is like kids potty training a dog. It would be easier to let them do it themselves, but eventually the mess they create will compel you to take over.

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  • Nancy
    04/09/2018
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    Mark Zuckerberg seems to have genuine remorse although he still needs to face tough questions. If he answers well and includes well-thought solutions to prevent this from happening again, I would forgive him. Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State and Gina Haspel of the CIA I don’t want because of their Islamophobic tendencies and advocacy of torture.That’s much worse.

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  • Lynn
    04/09/2018
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    Confirm Pompeo.

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  • Louis
    04/09/2018
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    Send the SOB to jail.

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  • Raymond
    04/13/2018
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    he should have been under oath. If he wasn’t that question of how long does the data stay and others he could have lied without being in trouble. I am very upset!

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  • NoHedges
    04/10/2018
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    My guess is one of the next acts of major attack of domestic terrorism will occur sometime near the end of June to the mid of July. All depends on how the special election campaign in Ohio is going.

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  • Aden
    04/09/2018
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    You people are morons! Especially you, Linda! How about you go talk to the Chinese and the terrorists yourself with the line “Can’t we all just get along?” These people want us DEAD! What part of that don’t you understand. When a bunch of criminals kick in your front door, try diplomacy...and let me know how that works for you...

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  • Tooluser1
    04/09/2018
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    It was all okay when Suckberg helped Obama... But it's a Bad Thing now? LOL

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  • Mark
    04/09/2018
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    Fctc

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  • Dara
    04/10/2018
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    Zuckerburg testifying is a good thing. We need to get information about personal information sharing, investigate, and make policy to protect internet users. Pompeo is qualified for this position but he scares me with his positions. That said, he meets the qualifications for CIA Director.

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  • NoHedges
    04/10/2018
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    I can't help but liken one Pompey Magnus to the current Pompeo. I wonder will the same fate befall both men? O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, Knew you not Pompey? Many a time and oft Have you climb'd up to walls and battlements, To towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome: And when you saw his chariot but appear, Have you not made an universal shout, That Tiber trembled underneath her banks, To hear the replication of your sounds Made in her concave shores? And do you now put on your best attire? And do you now cull out a holiday? And do you now strew flowers in his way That comes in triumph over Pompey's blood? Be gone! Run to your houses, fall upon your knees, Pray to the gods to intermit the plague That needs must light on this ingratitude.

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  • Marianne
    04/10/2018
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    Pompeo is an evangelical whack job with an extremely warped world view.

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  • L0u15e.N032L
    04/09/2018
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    I want my privacy. I demand to opt in on EVERY data request. No more just giving my data to anyone. Congress needs to act and support us and our privacy.

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