Daybook-Tuesday-Congress-House

Associated Press Daybook-Tuesday-Congress-House for Tuesday, Sep. 11.

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM Helsinki Commission hearing on black and minority populations in Europe – Helsinki Commission hearing on ‘Race, Rights, and Politics: Black and Minority Populations in Europe’, with Members of Parliament Olivio Kocsis-Cake (Hungary), Clive Lewis (UK), and Killion Munyama (Poland), German state parliament member Aminata Toure, UK Prime Minister’s Special Adviser for Social Justice, Young People & Opportunities Nero Ughwujabo and Race Disparity Advisory Group Chair Simon Woolley, and European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) Coordinator Alfiaz Vaiya discussing the state of their democracies and recent efforts to address inclusion of Europe’s diverse populations, including findings from the European Parliament’s People of African Descent Week and UK’s Race Disparity Audit Report

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2220, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csce.gov, https://twitter.com/HelsinkiComm

Contacts: Stacy Hope, Helsinki Commission, Stacy.Hope@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 1901

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Ethiopia – Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on ‘Reviewing Current Developments in Ethiopia’, with testimony from Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy Jr.; Ethiopian American Development Council co-founder Girum Alemayehu; Oromo Community of Denver President Jamal Said; Critical Threats Project Senior Analyst Emily Estelle; and Freedom House Senior Program Officer for Africa Yoseph Badwaza

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2172, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.hcfa.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HouseForeign

Contacts: House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM House meets for legislative business – House of Representatives meets for legislative business, with agenda including consideration of legislation including ‘H.R. 6198 – Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018’, as amended, ‘H.R. 5059 – State Insurance Regulation Preservation Act’, as amended, ‘H.R. 6411 – FinCEN Improvement Act of 2018’, ‘H.R. 6662 – Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018′, as amended, ‘H.R. 3635 – Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2018’, as amended, ‘H.R. 4824 – Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act of 2018’, as amended, ‘H.R. 6287 – 9/11 Memorial Act’, as amended, ‘H.Res. 401 – Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade’, as amended, ‘H.R. 1911 – Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018’, as amended, and ‘H.R. 3186 – Every Kid Outdoors Act’ under suspension of the rules

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.house.gov/

Contacts: House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945

12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer regular pen-and-pad briefing

Location: H-144, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.democraticwhip.gov/, https://twitter.com/WhipHoyer

Contacts: Mariel Saez, Office of House Minority Whip Press Secretary, Mariel.Saez@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 3130

No cameras allowed

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 3:00 PM Helsinki Commission briefing on free-trade zones – Helsinki Commission briefing on ‘Free-Trade Zones: Productive or Destructive?’, exploring ‘the value of FTZs across the world and the potential for reform, especially in areas where laws are poorly enforced’. American Enterprise Institute Fellow Dr Clay Fuller, OECD High Level Risk Forum Senior Project Manager Jack Radisch, Crime Stoppers International Regional Director of Caribbean, Bermuda & Latin American Crime Stoppers Alejo Campos, and Europol Liaison Bureau’s Pedro Assares Rodrigues discuss ‘the interplay of globalized corruption, transnational criminal organizations, and authoritarianism in and around FTZs’, provide data on ‘how these factors lubricate the movement of illicit goods’, and recommend policy responses

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Rm 385, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csce.gov, https://twitter.com/HelsinkiComm

Contacts: Helsinki Commission media, info@csce.gov, 1 202 225 1901

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 5:00 PM House Rules Committee hearing – Hearing on ‘H.R. 3798 – Save American Workers Act of 2017’

Location: U.S. Capitol, H-313, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.rules.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/RulesReps

Contacts: House Committee on Rules, Rules.Rs@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 9191

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 14 NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC – National Farmers Union Fall Legislative Fly-In, with 350 family farmers and ranchers in Washington, DC, to meet administration officials and Members of Congress. Day one includes briefing at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (with speakers including Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Chief Agriculture Negotiator Gregg Doud) and ‘Farm Bill Forum’ at the U.S. Capitol (with speakers including Democrats Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, Tina Smith, and Michael Bennet and Reps. Jim McGovern and Chellie Pingree, and Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Chuck Grassley)

Location: Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nfu.org, https://twitter.com/NFUDC

Contacts: Andrew Jerome, NFU press, ajerome@nfudc.org, 1 202 314 3106

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NEW EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 9:00 AM House Financial Services Committee markup hearing – Markup hearing on ‘H.R. 2128, the Due Process Restoration Act of 2017’, ‘H.R. 4753, the Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act’, ‘H.R. 4758, the FOMC Policy Responsibility Act’, ‘H.R. 5534, the Give Useful Information to Define Effective Compliance Act’, ‘H.R. 6021, the Small Business Audit Correction Act of 2018’, ‘H.R. 6158, the Brokered Deposit Affiliate-Subsidiary Moderation Act of 2018’, ‘H.R. 6411, the FinCEN Improvement Act of 2018’, ‘H.R. 6721, the FinCEN Modernization Act of 2018’, ‘H.R. 6729, the Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018’, ‘H.R. 6737, the Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2018’, ‘H.R. 6741, the Federal Reserve Reform Act of 2018’, ‘H.R. 6743, the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act’, ‘H.R. 6745, the Access to Capital Creates Economic Strength and Supports Rural America Act’, and ‘H.R. 6751, the Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2018’

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2128, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://financialservices.house.gov, https://twitter.com/FinancialCmte

Contacts: House Committee on Financial Services press, 1 202 226 0471

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM House Government Reform Committee hearing on federal disaster response and recovery – Hearing on ‘Evaluating Federal Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts’, with testimony from Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long (or a designee); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations Maj. Gen. Scott Spellmon (or a designee); and Milken Institute School of Public Health Dean Dr Lynn Goldman

Location: Rm 2154, Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://oversight.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/GOPoversight

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 1 202 225 5074

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Health Subcommittee legislative hearing

Location: Cannon House Office Building, Rm 334, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://veterans.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/HouseVetAffairs

Contacts: House Committee on Veterans Affairs, 1 202 225 3527

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on U.S. sanctions policy – Hearing on ‘Oversight of U.S. Sanctions Policy’, with testimony from Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh; and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Marshall Billingslea

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2172, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.hcfa.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HouseForeign

Contacts: House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM House Transportation subcommittee hearing on PTC – Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee hearing on ‘The State of Positive Train Control Implementation in the United States’, with testimony from Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Ronald Batory; National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt; Government Accountability Office Physical Infrastructure Team Director Susan Fleming; Amtrak Executive Vice President and COO Scot Naparstek; Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward Hamberger; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel (on behalf of American Public Transportation Association); and Altamont Corridor Express Executive Director Stacey Mortensen

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2167, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://transportation.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/Transport

Contacts: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 1 202 225 9446

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM House Science subcommittees joint hearing on glider truck regulations – Oversight Subcommittee and Environment Subcommittee joint hearing on ‘Examining the Underlying Science and Impacts of Glider Truck Regulations’, with testimony from independent consultant Dr Richard Belzer; and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association President Todd Spencer

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2318, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://science.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HouseScience

Contacts: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 1 202 225 6371

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:30 AM House Appropriations subcommittee oversight hearing on the NASA James Webb Space Telescope – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee ‘FY19 Oversight Hearing on the NASA James Webb Space Telescope’, with testimony from NASA Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate Dr Thomas Zurbuchen; and JWST Independent Review Board Chair Tom Young

Location: U.S. Capitol, H-309, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://appropriations.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/HouseAppropsGOP

Contacts: House Committee on Appropriations, 1 202 225 3481

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 10:30 AM House Homeland Security Committee markup hearing – Markup hearing on ‘H.R. 6620, Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act’, ‘H.R.6735, To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a vulnerability disclosure policy for Department of Homeland Security internet websites’, ‘H.R. 6740, Border Tunnel Task Force Act’, ‘H.R. 6742, Secure Border Communications Act’, and ‘S.1281, Hack the Department of Homeland Security Act of 2017’

Location: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, HVC 210, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://homeland.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HouseHomeland

Contacts: House Homeland Security Committee Dems press, chsdempress@mail.house.gov

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 11:00 AM House Small Business Committee hearing on the opioid epidemic – Hearing on ‘Now Hiring: How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Small Businesses’, with testimony from American Action Forum Director of Labor Market Policy Ben Gitis; Ohio Small Business Development Center Director Katie Van Dyke (on behalf of America’s SBDC); and Ziegenfelder Company President and CEO Lisa Allen

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2360, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://smallbusiness.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/SmallBizGOP

Contacts: House Small Business Committee, 1 202 225 5821

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Thursday, Sep. 13 12:00 PM House meets for legislative business – House of Representatives meets for legislative business, with agenda for the week including ‘H.R. 3798 – Save American Workers Act of 2017’, possible consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany ‘H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019’, and consideration of ‘H.R. 6227 – National Quantum Initiative Act’, as amended, S. 97 – Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017′, Concurring in the Senate Amendment to ‘H.R. 589 – Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act’, and nine U.S. Postal Service facility naming bills under suspension of the rules

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.house.gov/

Contacts: House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945

10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business

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Thursday, Sep. 13 12:30 PM House Foreign Affairs Committee marks up bill on communications between Presidents Trump and Putin – Markup hearing on ‘H. Res. 1017, Requesting the President, and directing the Secretary of State, to transmit to the House of Representatives copies of all documents, records, communications, transcripts, summaries, notes, memoranda, and read-aheads in their possession referring to certain communications between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin’

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2172, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.hcfa.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HouseForeign

Contacts: House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 1:00 PM Environment Subcommittee hearing on ‘Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: Mitigation and Management Strategies’

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2123, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://energycommerce.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/HouseCommerce

Contacts: House Energy and Commerce Committee, 1 202 225 2927

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 1:15 PM Health Subcommittee hearing on ‘Examining Barriers to Expanding Innovative, Value-Based Care in Medicare’

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2123, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://energycommerce.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/HouseCommerce

Contacts: House Energy and Commerce Committee, 1 202 225 2927

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Thursday, Sep. 13 1:30 PM House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on Army Futures Command – Readiness Subcommittee hearing on ‘Army Futures Command: Will it help?’, with testimony from Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy; and U.S. Army Futures Command Commanding General Gen. John Murray

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2020, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.armedservices.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HASCRepublicans

Contacts: HASC Communications, 1 202 225 2539

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing on VA electronic health record modernization – Technology Modernization Subcommittee hearing on ‘The Role of the Interagency Program Office in VA Electronic Health Record Modernization’

Location: Cannon House Office Building, Rm 334, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://veterans.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/HouseVetAffairs

Contacts: House Committee on Veterans Affairs, 1 202 225 3527

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM House Natural Resources subcommittee legislative hearing – Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee legislative hearing on ‘H.R. 4985, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act’

Location: Longworth House Office Building, Rm 1324, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://naturalresources.house.gov, https://twitter.com/NatResources

Contacts: Kristina Baum, House Committee on Natural Resources, kristina.baum@mail.house.gov, 1 202 226 9019

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Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on North Korea – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on ‘North Korea: Denuclearization Talks and Human Rights’, on ‘the importance of incorporating human rights into a credible, verifiable denuclearization deal with North Korea’. Witnesses – Committee for Human Rights in North Korea Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu, Center for Strategic and International Studies Korea Chair Victor Cha, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Roberta Cohen – discuss ‘why human rights are strategic for ongoing engagement and how they are linked to international security’ and offer recommendations to Congress on what integrating human rights into the security discussion could look like in practicality

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2255, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://tlhrc.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/TLHRCommission

Contacts: Kimberly Stanton, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Kimberly.Stanton@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 3599; Jamie Staley, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Jamie.Staley@mail.house.gov;

The hearing is open to Members of Congress, congressional staff, the interested public, and the media

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