Federal Relations

July 20, 2009

Week at a Glance on Capitol Hill, July 20-24

The House continues to work its way through fiscal 2010 appropriations bills, with votes on Labor-HHS-Education and Transportation-HUD bills this week.

The Senate is expected to spend the week debating its defense authorization bill.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be a Supreme Court justice.


Convenes 2 p.m. for legislative business.

Under suspension of the rules:

H Res 607 — Apollo 11 moon landing

HR 2729 — Environmental research parks

HR 1622 — Natural gas vehicle research

H Con Res 164 — Food and Nutrition Service

S Con Res 30 — Bureau of Labor Statistics

Draft — Ending impeachment of Judge Samuel Kent

HR 2873 — SEC enforcement authority

HR 1675 — Housing for the disabled

HR 2245 — Congressional Gold Medals


Convenes at noon for legislative business Tuesday; 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. Friday.

Under suspension of the rules:

H J Res 56 — Burma import restrictions

H Res 654 — Mediterranean cooperation

HR 1511 — Torture victims relief

H Res 508 — General aviation industry

HR 2093 — Coastal beach monitoring

HR 1665 — Coast Guard acquisition

HR 2510 — Absentee ballot tracking

HR 2728 — William Orton Law Library

H Res 534 — Children and Families Day

Subject to a rule:

HR 2920 — Statutory pay-as-you-go

Draft — Transportation-HUD spending

Draft — Labor-HHS-Education spending


Convenes 1 p.m.

Roll call votes expected.

S 1390 — Defense authorization

Senate Judiciary will vote on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. 10 a.m. Tuesday, 216 Hart

House Education and Labor marks up a bill on student aid ( HR 3211 ). 11 a.m. Tuesday, 2175 Rayburn

House Armed Services marks up a resolution requesting information from the president relating to terrorism detainees ( H Res 602 ). 1 p.m. Tuesday, 2118 Rayburn

House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment marks up legislation on wind energy research ( HR 3165 ), gas turbines research ( HR 3029 ), vehicle technology ( HR 3246 ) and behavioral sciences research program ( HR 3247 ). 2 p.m. Tuesday, 2318 Rayburn

Senate Foreign Relations will consider pending business. 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, S-116 Capitol

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation marks up a draft bill extending transportation programs, a maritime transportation security bill ( S 1274 ), and an air traffic control safety bill ( S 1451 ) and will vote on pending nominations. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, 253 Russell

House Appropriations marks up a draft fiscal 2010 Defense appropriations bill. 9 a.m. Wednesday, 2359 Rayburn

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions votes on nominations and makes subcommittee assignments. 9 a.m. Wednesday, 430 Dirksen

House Natural Resources marks up legislation on Puerto Rico democracy ( HR 2499 ). 10 <a>.m., Wednesday, 1324 Longworth

House Financial Services marks up draft legislation that would overhaul financial industry regulations. Time TBA, Thursday, 2128 Rayburn

Hearing Highlights
Senate Foreign Relations hearing on climate change and global security with former Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va. (1979-2009). Time TBA, Tuesday, 419 Dirksen

House Financial Services hearing on current economic conditions with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke . 10 a.m. Tuesday, 2128 Rayburn

House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the inspector general’s report for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. 10 a.m. Tuesday, 2154 Rayburn

Source: CQ Today Print Edition