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HOUSE FLOOR

Tuesday, Jan. 20

The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider a measure under suspension of the rules. No roll call votes are expected. At approximately 8:35 p.m., the House and Senate will hold a joint session to receive President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (H.R. 161) that would set statutory deadlines for the permitting of natural gas pipelines.
H.R. 161 — Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

Thursday, Jan. 22

The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (H.R. 36) that would ban abortions past 20 weeks post-fertilization, with certain exceptions for rape and the life of the mother.
H.R. 36 — A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

Friday, Jan. 23

The House is not in session.

SENATE FLOOR

Monday, Jan. 19
 
The Senate is not in session.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

The Senate reconvenes at 10 a.m. and is in morning business for an hour. Senators then resume consideration of a bill (S. 1) that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The chamber recesses from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the weekly lunches, after which the Senate is expected to begin voting on amendments to the bill. The Senate and House plan to meet at 9 p.m. to receive President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Rules for Floor Debate
House Rules Committee
House Rules Committee (Chairman Sessions, R-Texas) meeting to consider rules for floor debate for pending legislation.
Date Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m.
Place H-313 Capitol Bldg.
HR 36 — A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.
HR 161 — Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

Wednesday, Jan. 21

FAA Regulatory Certification Process
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing titled "FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] Reauthorization: Reforming and Streamlining the FAA's Regulatory Certification Processes."
Date Wednesday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.
Place 2167 Rayburn Bldg.
Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Company
Aaron Hilkemann, president and CEO, Duncan Aviation
Chris Hart, acting chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
Dorenda Baker, director, Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration
Gerald Dillingham, director, Civil Aviation Issues, Government Accountability Office

Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Formula
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Health
Health Subcommittee (Pitts, R-Pa.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on adjustments to the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare.
Date Wednesday, Jan. 21, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2322 Rayburn Bldg.
Date Thursday, Jan. 22, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2322 Rayburn Bldg

Committee Rules and Judiciary Legislation
House Judiciary Committee
House Judiciary Committee (Chairman Goodlatte, R-Va.) markup to consider committee rules, subcommittee assignments and pending legislation.
Date Wednesday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.
HR 350 — A bill to direct the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking to identify strategies to prevent children from becoming victims of trafficking and review trafficking prevention efforts, to protect and assist in the recovery of victims of trafficking, and for other purposes.
HR 159 — A bill to stop exploitation through trafficking.
HR 181 — Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
HR 285 — A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a penalty for knowingly selling advertising that offers certain commercial sex acts.

Thursday, Jan. 22

EPA Coal Ash Rule
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
Subcommittee Hearing
Environment and the Economy Subcommittee (Shimkus, R-Ill.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled "EPA's 2014 Final Rule: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities."
Date Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
Place 2123 Rayburn Bldg.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Wednesday, Jan. 21

No Child Left Behind
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (Chairman Alexander, R-Tenn.) hearing titled "Fixing No Child Left Behind: Testing and Accountability."
Date Wednesday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.
Place 430 Dirksen Bldg.
Marty West, associate professor of education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.
Paul Leather, deputy commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord, N.H.
Tom Boasbery, superintendent, Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colo.
Jia Lee, fourth and fifth grade special education teacher, Earth School, New York, N.Y.
Wade Henderson, president and CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Leadership Conference Education Fund, Washington, Wash.

Judiciary Nominations
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Grassley, R-Iowa) confirmation hearing to consider judiciary nominations.
Date Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2:30 p.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.
Alfred H. Bennett, George C. Hanks, Jr. and Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. to be United States district judges for the Southern District of Texas
Jill N. Parrish to be United States district judge for the District of Utah

Thursday, Jan. 22

Job-Based Health Insurance
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (Chairman Alexander, R-Tenn.) hearing titled "Examining Job-Based Health Insurance and Defining Full-Time Work."
Date Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
Place 430 Dirksen Bldg.

Jobs and Economic Issues
Senate Finance Committee
Senate Finance Committee (Chairman Hatch, R-Utah) hearing titled "Jobs and a Healthy Economy."
Date Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
Place 215 Dirksen Bldg.

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