U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Coronavirus Crisis

Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
Hearing: Remote Hearing on From Rescue to Recovery: Building a Thriving and Inclusive Post-Pandemic Economy

Wednesday, March 17, 11:00 AM


Education and Labor

Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
Hearing: Rising to the Challenge: The Future of Higher Education Post COVID-19

Wednesday, March 17, 1:00 PM
More information and webcast available here.

Financial Services

Hearing: Virtual Hearing – Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide, Part II
Wednesday, March 17, 10:00 AM
Support Documents

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

More information and webcast available here.


Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion
Hearing: Virtual Hearing – By the Numbers: How Diversity Data Can Measure Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Thursday, March 18, 10:00 AM
Support Documents


Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Hearing: The SHOP SAFE Act: Stemming the Rising Tide of Unsafe Counterfeit Products Online

Wednesday, March 17, 10:00 AM
2141 Rayburn HOB
More information and webcast available here.


Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
Hearing: Reviving Competition Part 3: Strengthening the Laws to Address Monopoly Power

Thursday, March 18, 2:00 PM
2141 Rayburn HOB
Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information and webcast available here.


House Floor Activity

Bills Considered Pursuant to a Rule


H.J.Res. 17 – Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment (Rep. Speier – Judiciary) This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment’s ratification, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. The amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.

H.R. 1620 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (Rep. Jackson-Lee – Judiciary) This legislation would authorize various grant programs operated by the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services created to respond to, prevent, and assist victims of violent crimes authorizing appropriations through FY 2026. This legislation would also prohibit individuals convicted of stalking from possessing a firearm.

H.R. 6 – American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (Rep. Roybal-Allard – Judiciary) This legislation would create a path to citizenship for more than 2 million individuals who are currently in the country without legal status by providing conditional green cards and work authorization to illegal immigrants who arrived as children applying similar criteria to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The legislation would also apply similar benefits to those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

H.R. 1603 – Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 (Rep. Lofgren – Judiciary) This legislation would allow undocumented agriculture workers to qualify for a new type of temporary immigration status or permanent legal status and make changes to the H-2A temporary agriculture visa program.

H.R. 1868 – To prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes (Rep. Yarmuth – Budget) This legislation would waive PAYGO considerations related to the American Rescue Plan to avoid certain cuts to mandatory spending programs.


Bills Considered Under Suspension of the Rules


  1. H.R. 1799 – PPP Extension Act of 2021 (Rep. Bourdeaux – Small Business)
  2. H.R. 1502 – Microloan Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Kim (NJ) – Small Business)
  3. H.R. 1487 – Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act of 2021 (Rep. Burchett – Small Business)
  4. H.R. 1490 – 504 Modernization and Small Manufacturer Enhancement Act of 2021 (Rep. Craig – Small Business)
  5. H.R. 1482 – 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Bishop (NC) – Small Business)
  6. H.R. 1528  Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act (Rep. Waters – Financial Services)
  7. H.R. 1602 – Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act of 2021 (Rep. McHenry – Financial Services)
  8. H.R. 1395 – Housing Financial Literacy Act of 2021 (Rep. Beatty – Financial Services)
  9. H.R. 1532 – Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2021 (Rep. Tlaib – Financial Services)
  10. H.R. 1491 – Fair Debt Collection for Servicemembers Act (Rep. Dean – Financial Services)
  11. H.R. 1565 – Senior Security Act (Rep. Gottheimer – Financial Services)
  12. H.R. 1085 – To award three congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, as amended (Rep. Pelosi – Financial Services)
  13. H.R. 485 – CAPTA (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor)
  14. H.R. 172 – United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act of 2021 (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Energy and Commerce)
  15. S. 578 – FASTER Act of 2021 (Sen. Scott (SC) – Energy and Commerce)
  16. H.R. 189 – John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act of 2021 (Rep. Barragan – Energy and Commerce)
  17. H.R. 941 – TRANSPLANT Act of 2021 (Rep. Matsui – Energy and Commerce)
  18. S. 164 – Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act of 2021 (Sen. Hassan – Energy and Commerce)
  19. S. 415 – To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the scope of new chemical exclusivity (Sen. Cassidy – Energy and Commerce)
  20. H.R. 1215 – Fraud and Scam Reduction Act (Rep. Blunt Rochester – Energy and Commerce)
  21. H.R. 1460 – Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2021 (Rep. Kuster – Energy and Commerce)
  22. H.R. 446 – Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams (Rep. Kelly (IL) – Energy and Commerce)
  23. H.R. 1762 – Protecting Indian Tribes from Scams Act (Rep. Mullin – Energy and Commerce)
  24. H.R. 1766 – FTC Collaboration Act of 2021 (Rep. O’Halleran – Energy and Commerce)
  25. H.R. 1002 – DEBAR Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Latta – Energy and Commerce)
  26. H.R. __– Ensuring Compliance Against Drug Diversion Act of 2021 (Rep. Griffith – Energy and Commerce)
  27. H.R. 1651 – COVID–19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021 (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)
  28. H.R. 1652 – VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)



U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity


Hearings to examine the state of housing in America
Tuesday, March 16, 2:00 PM
Witness Panel
Dr. Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Ms. Diane Yentel, President & CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Ms. Nikitra Bailey, Executive Vice President, Center for Responsible Lending
Mr. Edward J. Pinto, Director, AEI Housing Center
Mr. Ed DeMarco, President, Housing Policy Council
More information and webcast available here.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine the 21st century economy, focusing on protecting the financial system from risks associated with climate change
Thursday, March 18, 10:00 AM
Witness Panel
Mr. Gregory Gelzinis, Associate Director For Economic Policy, Center for American Progress
Dr. Nathaniel Keohane, Senior Vice President, Climate, Environmental Defense Fund
Ms. Marilyn Waite, Climate And Clean Energy Finance Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Dr. John Cochrane, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Dr. Benjamin Zycher, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute


Hearings to examine the income and wealth inequality crisis in America
Wednesday, March 17, 11:00 AM
More information and webcast available here.


Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Hearings to examine recent Federal actions to expand broadband
Wednesday, March 17, 10:00 AM
More information and webcast available here.


Hearings to examine the nomination of Julie A. Su, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor
Tuesday, March 16, 10:00 AM
More information and webcast available here.


Hearings to examine the Equality Act, focusing on LGBTQ rights
Wednesday, March 17, 10:00 AM
More information and webcast available here.

Small Business

Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Hearings to examine the Paycheck Protection Program, focusing on performance, impact, and next steps
Wednesday, March 17, 2:30 PM
More information and webcast available here.


Senate Floor Activity

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #31, Debra Anne Haaland, of New Mexico, to be Secretary of the Interior, post-cloture.

At 5:30pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Haaland nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #26, Isabella Casillas Guzman, of California, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
  2. Executive Calendar #29, Katherine C. Tai, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Trade Representative.


Monday March 15 at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #31, Debra Anne Haaland, of New Mexico, to be Secretary of the Interior.
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