Committee Watch: Five More Impeachment Hearings, Highly Automated Vehicles, & Debt Relief for Defrauded Students
How do you feel about this week's committee hearings?
by Countable | 11.18.19
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 confirmation hearing on the nomination of Peter Gaynor to be Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator. 5:40pm
- The House Intelligence Committee will hold impeachment inquiry hearings featuring testimony from National Security Council Director for European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and Jennifer Williams, Office of the Vice President Special Advisor for Europe and Russia. 9am
- The Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) will hold a hearing titled “The Importance of the Open Skies Treaty”. 10am
- The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. 10am
- The House Education & Labor Committee will hold a hearing titled “‘With Extreme Displeasure’: Examining the Education Department’s Refusal to Provide Debt Relief to Defrauded Students”. 10:15am
- The House Intelligence Committee will hold impeachment inquiry hearings featuring testimony from former Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, and Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Europe and Russia Timothy Morrison. 2:30pm
- The House Intelligence Committee will hold an impeachment inquiry hearing featuring testimony from Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. 9am
- The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing titled “Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology”. 10am
- The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing titled “Reexamining the Economic Costs of Debt”. 10am
- The House Intelligence Committee will hold an impeachment inquiry hearing featuring testimony from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs Laura Cooper and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale. 2:30pm
- The House Intelligence Committee will hold an impeachment inquiry hearing featuring testimony from former National Security Council Senior Director for Europe and Russia Dr. Fiona Hill. 9am
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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