U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Financial Services

Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance
Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Insuring against a Pandemic: Challenges and Solutions for Policyholders and Insurers
Thursday, November 19, 10:00 AM
Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information and webcast are available here.


Ways and Means

Subcommittee on Oversight
Hearing: Oversight Subcommittee Hearing with the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service

Friday, November 20, 10:00 AM
Witness Panel

  • Charles Rettig, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service

More information and webcast are available here.


House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Under a Rule

H.R. 8294 – National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 [PDF] This legislation, offered by Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA-53), would authorize $3.9 billion to be spent over five years to expand the federal role in apprenticeship programs, creating related grants among other provisions.


Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules

H.R. 1964 Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Recognition Act [PDF]
H.R. 6237 Proper and Reimbursed Care for Native Veterans Act, as amended [PDF]
S. 327 Wounded Veterans Recreation Act [PDF]
S. 1069 Digital Coast Act, as amended [PDF]
S. 910 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
S. 3587 Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act of 2019 [PDF]
S. 900 To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the “Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic,” as amended [PDF]
S. 3147 Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 4499 NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 5688 MODERN Labeling Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 4712 Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act [PDF]
H.R. 2466 State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 2281 Easy MAT for Opioid Addiction Act [PDF]
H.R. 2117 FASTER Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 5855 Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 3878 Block, Report, And Suspend Shipments Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 4806 DEBAR Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 4812 Ensuring Compliance Against Drug Diversion Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 6096 READI Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 6624 USA Telecommunications Act [PDF]
H.R. 7310 Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 2610 Fraud and Scam Reduction Act [PDF]
H.R. 6435 Combating Pandemic Scams Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 8121 Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act [PDF]
H.R. 2914 Housing Survivors of Major Disaster Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 8408 Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 8266 FEMA Assistance Relief Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 4611 Ocean Pollution Reduction Act II, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 8326 Child Care is Economic Development Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 5919 National Children’s Museum Act [PDF]
S. 1869 Secure Federal Leases Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 5953 Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 4358 Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 5586 Haiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 4636 PLASTICS Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 4802 To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards under the Department of State’s reward program relating to information regarding individuals or entities engaged in activities in contravention of United States or United Nations sanctions, and for other purposes [PDF]
H.R. 5408 Ukraine Religious Freedom Support Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 7703 Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Authorization Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 7954 Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.R. 8405 American Values and Security in International Athletics Act [PDF]
H.R. 8438 Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020 [PDF]
H.Res. 672 Expressing support of the Three Seas Initiative in its efforts to increase energy independence and infrastructure connectivity thereby strengthening the United States and European national security, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 825 A resolution urging the United States to continue to be a leader in supporting the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the global nonproliferation regime to reap the benefits the NPT and such regime bring to United States and international security, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 1145 Condemning the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and calling for a robust United States and international response, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 4644 Libya Stabilization Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 6334 Securing America from Epidemics Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 7276 Desert Locust Control Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 7990 FENTANYL Results Act, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 349 Reaffirming the vital role of the United States-Japan alliance in promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 697 A resolution affirming the significance of the advocacy for genuine autonomy for Tibetans in the People’s Republic of China and the work His Holiness the 14th Dalai lama has done to promote global peace, harmony, and understanding, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 809 Expressing the importance of the United States alliance with the Republic of Korea and the contributions of Korean Americans in the United States, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 1012 Resolution Recognizing the historic transformation of the United States-Republic of Korea alliance since the Korean War into a mutually beneficial, global partnership, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 1033 Condemning acts by the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region that violate fundamental rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents as well as acts that undermine Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 1062 Affirming the nature and importance of the United States-Iraq bilateral relationship, including security and economic components of the relationship, as amended [PDF]


U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity


Full Committee
An oversight hearing to examine the Securities and Exchange Commission
Tuesday, November 17, 10:00 AM
Witness Panel

  • Jay Clayton, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

More information and webcast available here.



Full Committee
Business meeting to consider various matters
Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 AM

  • S.1031, to implement recommendations related to the safety of amphibious passenger vessels,
  • S.1166, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to make grants for the establishment or expansion of internet exchange facilities,
  • S.3730, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize and modernize the registered traveler program of the Transportation Security Administration,
  • S.3824, to require the Federal Trade Commission to submit a report to Congress on scams targeting seniors,
  • S.4472, to amend the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Reimbursement Program to include eligible telecommunications carriers and providers of educational broadband service,
  • S.4577, to require online enrollment for the PreCheck Program of the Transportation Security Administration,
  • S.4613, to amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to prevent certain automated calls and to require notice of the availability of contact lens prescriptions to patients,
  • S.4719, to provide, temporarily, authority for the Secretary of Commerce to waive cost sharing requirements for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership,
  • S.4803, to make the 3450-3550 MHz spectrum band available for non-Federal use,
  • S.4827, to authorize the Assistant Secretary of Space Commerce to provide space situational awareness data, information, and services to non-United States Government entities,
  • S.4847, to direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry in the United States,
  • an original bill entitled, “Covid-19 Home Safety Act”, and
  • Coast Guard Promotions

More information and webcast available here.



Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Hearings to examine modernizing Federal telework, focusing on moving forward using the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic
Wednesday, November 18, 3:00 PM
SD-342 and Webex
Witness Panel

  • Ms.  Michelle Rosenberg, Acting Director, Strategic Issues Team, Government Accountability Office
  • Mr.   Keith Washington, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Ms.   Sydney T. Rose, Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Human Resources, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mr.   Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT Operations, Social Security Administration

More information and webcast available here.



Full Committee
Hearings to examine breaking the news, focusing on censorship, suppression, and the 2020 election
Tuesday, November 17, 10:00 AM
More information and webcast available here.


Full Committee
Business meeting to consider S.4632, to amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to modify the scope of protection from civil liability for “good Samaritan” blocking and screening of offensive material
Thursday, November 19, 10:00 AM
More information and webcast available here.


Senate Floor Activity
The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.770 until 3:00pm on Monday, November 16, 2020, and does so as a further mark of respect for the late former Senator Mark Andrews of North Dakota.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.

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

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi
  2. Executive Calendar #891, Benjamin Joel Beaton, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky
  3. Executive Calendar #760, Judy Shelton, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  4. Executive Calendar #862, Toby Crouse, of Kansas, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas
  5. Executive Calendar #566, Stephen A. Vaden, of Tennessee, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
  6. Executive Calendar #894, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida
  7. Executive Calendar #893, Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi

Monday, November 16th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi
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