U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
Hearing: Americans at Risk: Manipulation and Deception in the Digital Age
Wednesday, January 8, 10:30 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Witness panel:
Monika Bickert, Head of Product Policy and Counterterrorism, Facebook
Joan Donovan, Ph.D., Research Director of the Technology and Social Change Project, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Tristan Harris, Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology
Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Associate Professor of Law, Director of the NU Governance and Technology Center, University of Nebraska College of Law, Director of Law & Economics Programs, International Center for Law & Economics
Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF]


Oversight and Reform

Full Committee
Hearing: Reaching Hard-to-Count Communities in the 2020 Census

Thursday, January 9, 10:00 AM
2154 Rayburn HOB
Support Documents


Transportation and Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Hearing: Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020
Thursday, January 9, 10:00 AM
2167 Rayburn HOB
More information available here.

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 535 PFAS Action Act of 2019 [PDFThis legislation would require that the Environmental Protection Agency designate PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) as hazardous within a year of enactment, bar manufacturing of new PFAS, establish criteria regarding drinking water, and authorize related funds.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, and Small Business legislation is expected on the floor.

List of Suspensions:

  • H.R. 5078 Prison to Proprietorship Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 5065 Prison to Proprietorship for Formerly Incarcerated Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 5130 Capturing All Small Businesses Act of 2019 [PDF]
  • H.R. 5146 Unlocking Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
  • H.Res. 575 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all stakeholders in the deployment of 5G communications infrastructure should carefully consider and adhere to the recommendations of “The Prague Proposals”, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 2881 Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 4500 Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 3763 Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity


Full Committee
Business meeting to consider H.R.5430, to implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement

Tuesday, January 7, 9:30 AM
More information available here.

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Carranza nomination.

5:30pm on Monday, January 6th – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
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