U.S. House of Representatives
House Floor Activity
Floor Overview
The House will meet with the first votes of the week expected on Tuesday, January 18, at 6:30 PM. Last votes of the week are predicted on Friday, January 21. According to a notice from Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, additional legislative items are possible beyond the measures listed below.
Legislation Considered Subject to a Rule
H.R. 4673 – EVEST Act (Rep. Takano – Veterans’ Affairs) This legislation would require automatic enrollment of Veterans Affairs Department health benefits for qualifying veterans after they leave military service. This legislation would require certain notification provisions of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, allow veterans to opt-out, and direct implementation of online services related to the process of enrollment.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules
  1. S. 2959 – Supplemental Impact Aid Flexibility Act (Sen. Thune – Education and Labor)
  2. Senate Amendment to H.R. 1192 – Puerto Rico Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act of 2021 (Rep. Velazquez – Judiciary)
  3. S. 1404 – Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sen. Markey – Financial Services)
  4. S. 452 – Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sen. Stabenow – Financial Services)
House Committee Activity
Wednesday, January 19
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Hearing: Securing our Energy Infrastructure: Legislation to Enhance Pipeline Reliability, 10:30 AM, 2123 Rayburn HOB
Financial Services, Hearing: Ensuring Equitable Delivery of Disaster Benefits to Vulnerable Communities and Peoples: An Examination of GAO’s Findings of the CDBG Program, 10:00 AM Cisco WebEx
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation, Hearing: Strategic Importance of Digital Economic Engagement in the Indo-Pacific, 10:00 AM, Webex
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber, Business Meeting: Transatlantic Cooperation on Critical Supply Chain Security, 2:00 PM
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, Hearing: Assessing the State of Americas Seaports, 2:00 PM
Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Hearing: Reviving Competition Part 5: Addressing the Effects of Economic Concentration on Americas Food Supply, 10:00 AM, 2141 Rayburn HOB
Natural Resources, Markup: FC Markup on multiple bills, 12:00 PM
Oversight and Reform, Hearing: Price Gouging in Military Contracts: New Inspector General Report Exposes Excess Profit Obtained by TransDigm Group, 10:00 AM
Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, Hearing: Using Budget Principles to Prepare for Future Pandemics and Other Disasters, 10:00 AM
Science, Space, and Technology, Business Meeting: H.R. 4521 the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021 H.R. 847 the Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act H.R. 4270 the Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act H.R. 4819 the National Nuclear University Research Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2021H.R. 6291 the Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act or Micro Act, 10:00 AM
Small Business, Hearing: The Power Peril and Promise of the Creative Economy, 10:00 AM, Zoom & Rayburn HOB
Veterans’ Affairs, Business Meeting: Roundtable: The True Cost of our Promise to Toxic-Exposed Veterans, 2:00 PM
Thursday, January 20
Agriculture Full Committee, Hearing: To Review the State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, 10:00 AM
Coronavirus Crisis (Select Subcommittee), Hearing: A View from the States: Governors Respond to the Omicron Variant, 3:00 PM
Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth (Select Committee), Hearing: Race Ethnicity and the Economy: How Improving Economic Opportunity Benefits All,” 11:00 AM, 2167 Rayburn HOB
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Hearing: “Cleaning Up Cryptocurrency: The Energy Impacts of Blockchains,” 10:30 AM, 2123 Rayburn HOB
Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, Hearing: Ending Homelessness: Addressing Local Challenges In Housing the Most Vulnerable, 10:00 AM Webex
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy, Hearing: Costa Rica the Dominican Republic and Panama: A New Alliance for Promoting Democracy and Prosperity in the Americas, 11:00 AM, Webex & Rayburn HOB
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation, Hearing: Securing Democracy: Protecting Against Threats to Election Infrastructure and Voter Confidence, 2:00 PM
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, Hearing: FEMA: Building a Workforce Prepared and Ready to Respond, 10:00 AM
Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, Hearing: For the Rule of Law An Independent Immigration Court, 2:00 PM
Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Hearing: Voter Suppression and Continuing Threats to Democracy, 10:00 AM, Zoom
Modernization of Congress (Select Committee), Hearing: Making Congress Work Better for the American People: A Recommendation Status Report, 9:00 AM
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Hearing: Remote Oversight Hearing – What More Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leasing Means for Achieving U.S. Climate Targets, 12:00 PM
Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, Hearing: Subcommittee on Government Operations remote hearing on “FITARA 13.0,” 10:00 AM
Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Business Meeting: Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 3: A Status Update and Review of NASAs Artemis Initiative, 11:00 AM
Friday, January 21
Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, Hearing: The First Step Act The Pandemic and Compassionate Release: What Are the Next Steps for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 10:00 AM, Zoom
U.S. Senate
Senate Floor Activity
The Senate will next convene at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.5746, which is the Legislative Vehicle for the Voting Rights legislation.
On Tuesday after the message is laid down, Senator Schumer is expected to make a motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.5746, with an amendment; and file cloture on the motion.
We expect the voting rights cloture vote to occur during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.
There will be no roll call votes on Tuesday. However, Senators are encouraged to be here on Tuesday to debate the voting rights legislation. We will have a caucus meeting on Wednesday.
The Senate may also consider nominations towards the end of next week.
Senate Committee Activity
Wednesday, January 19
Intelligence, To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:00 PM, SVC-217
Thursday, January 20
Judiciary, Business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:00 AM, SD-226
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