U.S. House of Representatives

House Floor Activity

Floor Schedule Update from the Office of Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

Members are advised that pending an agreement on the Omnibus and further Coronavirus relief legislation, votes in the House could occur as early as 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15th.

Members are further advised that as we reach the end of the session, the Floor schedule could be very fluid.

Members are urged to keep their schedules flexible during the coming days.

No votes are expected in the House until agreement has been reached on the Omnibus and Coronavirus relief legislation. Further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.


U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity


Subcommittee on Economic Policy
Hearings to examine the United States and China, focusing on winning the economic competition

Wednesday, December 16, 9:30 AM
Witness Panel
The Honorable Will Hurd, Member (TX-23), United States House of Representatives
Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Melanie M. Hart, Ph.D., Director For China Policy, Center for American Progress
Roy Houseman, Legislative Director, United Steelworkers (USW)
More information and webcast available here.



Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
Hearings to examine expanding American entrepreneurship outside traditional hubs

Tuesday, December 15, 2:30 PM
Witness Panel
Ms. Jan Garfinkle, Founder and Managing Partner, Arboretum Ventures
Mr. David Hall, Managing Partner, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Funds
Mr. Ray Hespen, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Property Meld
Ms. Dawn Lippert, Chief Executive Officer, Elemental Excelerator
More information and webcast available here.



Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
Hearings to examine the role of private agreements and existing technology in curbing online piracy

Tuesday, December 15, 2:30 PM
Witness Panel I
Ms. Ruth Vitale, Chief Executive Officer, CreativeFuture, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Probir Mehta, Head of Global Intellectual Property and Trade Policy, Facebook, Inc., Washington, DC
Mr. Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America, Washington, DC
Mr. Joshua Lamel, Executive Director, Re:Create, Washington, DC
Witness Panel II
Ms. Katherine Oyama, Global Director of Business Public Policy, YouTube, Washington, DC
Mr. Keith Kupferschmid, Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Alliance, Washington, DC
Mr. Noah Becker, President and Co-Founder, AdRev, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Dean S. Marks, Executive Director and Legal Counsel, Coalition for Online Accountability, Los Angeles, CA
More information and webcast available here.


Senate Floor Activity
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 PM on Monday, December 14, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #931, Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be US Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

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

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #931, Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be US Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit
  2. Executive Calendar #932, Katherine A. Crytzer, of Tennessee, to be US District Judge for the District of South Carolina

Monday, December 14th at 5:30 PM – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #931, Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be US Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit


The Senate is expected to consider legislation related to government funding, the COVID-19 pandemic response of the federal government, or other business before the end of the week.

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