Today's Coverage

10:00 a.m. - SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: The Senate resumes consideration of the nominations of Rob Destro, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Brent McIntosh, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury; and Brian Callanan to be General Counsel for the Department of Treasury, voting on confirmation of the nominations, later voting on a motion to invoke cloture on H.R. 2470 - Minibus Appropriations.

10:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. One Minutes // H.Res. 558 - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1423 - FAIR Act (Rep. Torres / Rules) Postponed Suspension Vote: H.R. 4285 - Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 (Rep. Brindisi / Veterans' Affairs) // Special Orders

10:00 a.m. - House GOP Weekly Briefing: House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY), Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are joined by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) to discuss North Carolina special election successes, an unauthorized impeachment inquiry by the Judiciary Committee, a New York Times article about Justice Brett Kavanaugh, prospects for the USMCA trade agreement, homelessness in California, and approaches to climate change.

(Transcript) - House Democrats Weekly Briefing: House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA)  speak to reporters.

(Transcript) - Esper at Air Force Association Conference: Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks at the Air, Space and Cyber Conference hosted by the Air Force Association.

(Transcript) - House Science on Deep Space Exploration: Officials from NASA, GAO and Cooke Concepts testify about Orion and exploration ground systems in deep space.

(Transcript) - House Judiciary Oversight of FISA: Officials from the Department of Justice, FBI and the National Security Agency testify about implementation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

(Transcript) - House Appropriations on Migrant Children’s Mental Health: The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hears from officials with the Department of Health and Human Services testify about the needs of children in HHS custody.

(Transcript) - House Oversight with Inspectors General: Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horwitz, Labor Department Inspector General Scott Dahl and others testify about the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

(Transcript) - House Armed Services on Military Domestic Violence: The Military Personnel Subcommittee hears from advocates for domestic violence victims and within the Defense Department testify about domestic violence in the armed services.

(Transcript) - House Foreign Affairs on Indo-Pacific Interests: The Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Subcommittee hears from officials with the State Department and USAID on US interests in East Asia and the Pacific region.

(Transcript) - House Veterans Affairs on VA Hiring Practices: Witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs testify about how hiring affects veteran patient access to care.

(Transcript) - Hoyer Pen/Pad: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks with reporters off-camera.

(Transcript) - Joint Committees on Climate Change: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment, and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hear from activist Greta Thunberg and others about next-generation climate activism.

(Transcript) - Joint Economic Committee on Gun Violence: Advocates from the Giffords Law Center, Everytown Survivor Network, Crime Prevention Research Center and others testify about the costs of firearms casualties.

(Transcript) - Senate Commerce on Digital Responsibility: Representatives from Facebook, twitter and Google testify about violence and extremism seen on social media platforms.

(Transcript) - Senate Foreign Relations on Indo-Pacific Policy: Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell testifies about instability in Hong Kong and US posture towards the region.

(Transcript) - Senate Foreign Relations on US-Colombia Relations: The Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues Subcommittee hears from officials with the State Department, USAID, American Foreign Policy Council and others about the bilateral relationship between United States and Colombia.

(Transcript) - ITIF Event on Data-Driven Drug Development: Representatives from the National Center for Advanced Translational Sciences and others testify about accelerating drug development with data at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

(Transcript) - Fed Chair Powell After FOMC Meeting: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell discusses monetary policy and the economy after a meeting of the Federal Open Markets Committee.

Future Coverage

September 19, 2019

10:00 a.m. - SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: The Senate convenes and proceeds to a period of morning business.

10:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. One Minutes // H.R. 4378 – Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes (Subject to a Rule) (Rep. Lowey / Appropriations) // Suspensions (9): H.R. 3625 - PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Garcia (TX) / Financial Services) // H.R. 3619 - Appraisal Reform Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Clay / Financial Services) // H.R. 2290 - Shutdown Guidance for Financial Institutions Act, as amended (Rep. Wexton / Financial Services) // H.R. 2613 - Advancing Innovation to Assist Law Enforcement Act, as amended (Rep. Gonzalez (OH) / Financial Services) // H.R. 550 - Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 (Rep. Garamendi / Financial Services) // H.R. 1396 - Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act (Rep. Johnson (TX) / Financial Services) // H.R. 3589 - Greg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act (Rep. Thompson (CA) / Financial Services) // H.R. 1830 - National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act (Rep. Sean Maloney / Financial Services) // S. 239 - Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 (Sen. Shaheen / Financial Services) // Special Orders

11:30 a.m. - McCarthy Weekly Briefing: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to reporters.

September 20, 2019

9:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. One Minutes // H.R. 1423 - FAIR Act (Subject to a Rule) (Rep. Johnson (GA) / Judiciary) // Special Orders

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