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February 27, 2017

This week in Congress, Feb. 27-Mar. 3

U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS   Senate Select Intelligence COATS NOMINATION Feb. 28, 2 p.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg. Full Committee Hearing     Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs BORDER INSECURITY/LAX IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT March 1, 10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Bldg. Full Committee Hearing   Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS ISSUES March 1, 10…


February 21, 2017

This Week in Congress, Feb. 21-24

The House & Senate are both in recess this week. They’ll be back in DC next Monday, February 27 to begin a six-week sprint toward a two-week recess around the Easter holiday in April. Check the blog again next Monday for an update on committee activities!


February 13, 2017

This Week in Congress, Feb. 13-17

Here is a selection of committee hearings that are taking place this week.   U.S. Senate   Senate Environment & Public Works ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT MODERNIZATION Feb. 15, 10 a.m., 406 Dirksen Bldg. Full Committee Hearing   Senate Appropriations MENTAL HEALTH CARE Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m., 138 Dirksen Bldg. Subcommittee Hearing   Senate Commerce, Science…


February 6, 2017

This Week in Congress, Feb. 6-10

Here’s a selection of committee hearings that are taking place this week.   House Education & the Workforce HIGHER EDUCATION Feb. 7, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Bldg. Full Committee Hearing   House Energy & Commerce HEALTH CARE ISSUES Feb. 7, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg. Subcommittee Markup   House Science, Space & Technology MAKING EPA GREAT…


January 30, 2017

This Week in Congress, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

  Senate Finance MNUCHIN NOMINATION 6 p.m. Jan. 30, 215 Dirksen Bldg. New Full Committee Markup   Senate Energy & Natural Resources ZINKE AND PERRY NOMINATIONS/COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION  Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m., 366 Dirksen Bldg. Full Committee Markup   Senate Judiciary SESSIONS NOMINATION/ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION  Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m., 226 Dirksen Bldg. Full Committee Markup  …


January 23, 2017

This Week in Congress, January 23-27

This week in committees.   MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017   Senate Foreign Relations Committee NOMINATION OF REX TILLERSON FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 419 Dirksen Bldg. Full Committee Markup   TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017   House Budget Committee FAILURES OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Jan. 23, 10:15 a.m., 210 Cannon Full Committee…


June 20, 2016

The Week Ahead

Congress is back for a few days before the Fourth of July Recess. The House and Senate return tomorrow, and the House will recess on Friday making the Fourth a two week recess. The Senate plans on being in session though Friday, June 24th. The Senate reconvened today and is expected to resume consideration of FY…


June 6, 2016

Congress Gets Back to Work for the Long Slog

The House and Senate return to work this week in what will be the largest number of consecutive legislative days prior to the August Recess.  Both legislative bodies will push pause and briefly come together for a joint session to receive Indian Prime Minister Modi. The Senate returns today to resume consideration on its FY 2017 National…


May 9, 2016

Interesting Week Ahead

The House and Senate return to work this week, including former Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz. The Senate will try for the third time on Monday to advance its $37.5 billion fiscal 2017 Energy-Water appropriations bill, but there is no indication that leaders will find the 60 votes needed to break the logjam caused by…


October 19, 2015

Congress Is Back!

After a one week recess to enjoy Columbus Day, Congress is back in session — the Senate will convene Monday and the House will be back Tuesday. The Senate is back and will be focused on considering S2146, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act. It’s a bit looser on the House-side, which will be…



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