U.S. House of Representatives

House Floor Activity

Scheduling Update

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer published the following information for Members on November 27:

Members are advised that the Majority Leader has announced the following changes to the House legislative schedule for the week of November 30th, 2020.

Votes are no longer expected in the House on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st.  First votes of the week will now occur on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m., with last votes of the week on Friday, December 4th.  The House will consider several bills under suspension of the Rules and the MORE Act.

Following last votes on Friday, Members are encouraged to remain in Washington.  As conversations surrounding legislation related to government funding, coronavirus relief, and NDAA are ongoing, these bills will be considered by the House as soon as they are ready. The House may complete legislative business early the week of December 7th.


Legislation Considered Under a Rule

H.R. 3884 – MORE Act of 2019 [PDF] This legislation, offered by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY-10), would decriminalize and deschedule cannabis while expunging previous related convictions. It would create a tax on cannabis and apply generated revenues to support for drug offenders and create programs related to legal cannabis businesses.


Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules

  • S. 4054 U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • S. 945 Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 4403 Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 1830 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 7995 Coin Metal Modification Authorization and Cost Savings Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 7903 To amend the Small Business Act to establish the Community Advantage Loan Program, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 8211 504 Modernization and Small Manufacturer Enhancement Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 8199 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 8229 Parity for HUBZone Appeals Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 5517 Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 1819 War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 3571 City and State Diplomacy Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.Res. 996 Expressing the sense of Congress that the activities of Russian national Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his affiliated entities pose a threat to the national interests and security of the United States and of its allies and partners, as amended [PDF]
  • H.Res. 958 Condemning the practice of politically motivated imprisonment and calling for the immediate release of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and urging action by the United States Government to impose sanctions with respect to persons responsible for that form of human rights abuse [PDF]
  • H.Res. 17 Expressing concern over the detention of Austin Tice, and other purposes, as amended [PDF]
  • H.Res. 1115 Calling for the Immediate Release of Trevor Reed, a United States Citizen who was Unjustly Sentenced to 9 Years in a Russian Prison, as amended [PDF]
  • S. 199 Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act [PDF]
  • S. 212 Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • S. 914 Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • S. 1342 Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • S. 2981 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2020 [PDF]
  • H.R. 306 Kettle Creek Battlefield Survey Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 1049 National Heritage Area Act of 2020, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 1380 Big Cat Public Safety Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 3682 Land Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act, as amended [PDF]
  • H.R. 4153 Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act [PDF]
  • H.R. 7045 To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on lands that could be included in a National Forest in Hawai’i, and for other purposes [PDF]
  • H.R. 8810 National Landslide Preparedness Act, as amended [PDF]



House Committee Activity

Wednesday, December 2

Financial Services Full Committee, Hearing: Hybrid Hearing – Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response, 10:00 AM, 2128 RHOB and Webex

Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, Hearing: Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service, 9:00 AM, 2141 Rayburn HOB

Veterans’ Affairs, Business Meeting: Business Meeting: To Approve the Committee Report: Hijacking our Heroes, 10:00 AM

Veterans’ Affairs, Hearing: A Time for Change: Assessing the Need to Modernize Veteran Eligibility for Care, Following the immediately preceding hearing.


Thursday, December 3

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Hearing: The Unfolding Conflict in Ethiopia, 2:00 PM

Foreign Affairs, Hearing: The Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission: Charting a New Path Forward, 10:00 AM, 2172 Rayburn HOB

Oversight and Reform, Hearing: Ensuring the 2020 Census Count is Complete and Accurate, 10:00 AM, 2154 Rayburn HOB


U.S. Senate

Senate Floor Activity
The Senate will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, November 30th.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

At 5:00pm, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #893, Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.

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

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #893, Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi
  2. Executive Calendar #864, J. Philip Calabrese, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio
  3. Executive Calendar #835, Kyle Hauptman, of Maine, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board
  4. Executive Calendar #650, Kathryn C. Davis, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims


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

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #893, Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi


Senate Committee Activity

Monday, November 30

Foreign Relations, To receive a closed briefing on United Arab Emirates arms sales, 6:00 PM, SVC-217


Tuesday, December 1

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine the quarterly CARES ACT report to Congress, 10:00 AM, SD-106


Wednesday, December 2

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Hearings to examine agricultural research and securing the United States food supply, 2:30 PM, SD-G50

Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Hearings to examine Navy and Marine Corps readiness, 9:15 AM, SD-G50

Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Business meeting to consider the nominations of Gregory Autry, of California, to be Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Daniel Huff, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 10:00 AM, SR-325

Environment and Public Works, Business meeting to consider S.4897, to reestablish United States global leadership in nuclear energy, revitalize domestic nuclear energy supply chain infrastructure, support the licensing of advanced nuclear technologies, and improve the regulation of nuclear energy, and General Services Administration resolutions, 9:45 AM, SD-106

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Hearings to examine state and local cybersecurity, focusing on defending our communities from cyber threats amid COVID-19, 2:30 PM, SD-342


Thursday, December 3

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Hearings to examine Congressional oversight in the face of Executive Branch and media suppression, focusing on the case study of Crossfire Hurricane, 10:00 AM, SD-342

Judiciary, 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, 10:00 AM, SR-325

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