Shortcut Navigation:

This Week in Congress

HOUSE FLOOR

Monday, Dec. 8

The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules and a bill (HR 5781) that would facilitate water production in California's Central Valley. No votes are expected.
HR 5781 — California Emergency Drought Relief Act

Tuesday, Dec. 9

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules.
HR 5705 — Propane Education and Research Enhancement Act
HR 5185 — EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2014
S 1691 — Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act
 
Wednesday, Dec. 10

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill providing consolidated and further appropriations for Fiscal 2015.
 
Thursday, Dec. 11

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill that would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.
 
Friday, Dec. 12

No votes are expected.

SENATE FLOOR

Monday, Dec. 8

The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. and is in a period of morning business until 5:30 p.m. At that time, the Senate will hold confirmation votes on the three nominations.
 
Jeffery Martin Baran of Virginia to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Lauren McGarity McFerran of the District of Columbia to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Ellen Dudley Williams of Maryland to be director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy at the Energy Department.

Cloture on nominations to Tennessee Valley Authority

Tax extenders package (H.R. 5771)

Defense authorization (H.R. 3739)

Omnibus/CR budget bill(s)

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Health Care Law Enrollment Issues
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Chairman Issa, R-Calif.) hearing on health care enrollment numbers.
Date Tuesday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Jonathan Gruber, economist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Health Care Budgetary Priorities
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Health
Health Subcommittee (Chairman Pitts, R-Pa.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled "Setting Fiscal Priorities."
Date Tuesday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Place 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Mark Miller, executive director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Chris Holt, director, Health Care Policy, American Action Forum
Marc Goldwein, senior policy director, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

House Oversight and Government Reform — Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census
Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census Subcommittee (Chairman Farenthold, R-Texas) of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled "Addressing the Backlog in the Federal Employee Retirement Process."
Date Wednesday, Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.
Place 2247 Rayburn Bldg.

EPA Renewable Fuel Program Assessment
House Oversight and Government Reform — Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements
Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements Subcommittee (Chairman Lankford, R-Okla.) of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled "Examining EPA's Management of the Renewable Fuel Standard Program."
Date Wednesday, Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.
Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors
House Judiciary — Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee (Chairman Gowdy, R-S.C.) of House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "The Impact on Local Communities of the Release of Unaccompanied Minors and the Need for Consultation and Notification."
Date Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Women and Social Security
Senate Finance Committee
Senate Finance Committee (Chairman Wyden, D-Ore.) hearing titled "Social Security: Is a Key Foundation of Economic Security Working for Women?"
Date Tuesday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.
Place 215 Dirksen Bldg.
Barbara Perrin, beneficiary, Eugene, Ore.
Catherine J. Dodd, chairwoman of board of directors, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Sita Nararaj Slavov, professor of public policy, George Mason University, and visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Janet M. Barr, actuary on behalf of the American Academy of Actuaries, Chicago, Ill.

Civil and Human Rights Issues
Senate Judiciary — Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin, D-Ill.) of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States."
Date Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.

Obama Immigration Policy
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Leahy, D-Vt.) hearing on the impact of President Obama's executive action on immigrant families.
Date Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.

Passenger Rail Outlook
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation — Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee (Chairman Blumenthal, D-Conn.) of Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing titled "Passenger Rail: Investing in our Nation's Future."
Date Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.

Judicial Nominations
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Leahy, D-Vt.) markup to consider pending nominations.
Date Thursday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.
Joan Marie Azrack to be U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of New York
Loretta Copeland Biggs to be U.S. district judge for the Middle District of North Carolina
Elizabeth K. Dillon to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Virginia
Michael P. Botticelli to be director, National Drug Control Policy

Online Community

Take Action

Stop Fast Track

Sign the petition and tell Congress to stop the Fast Track bill, it's undemocratic and bad for working families.

Join Us Online