Today's Floor Schedule

The Senate will convene on Monday, November 16 at 3:00 PM and will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.

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

Upcoming Hearings & Events

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Tuesday, November 17

Senate Judiciary Committee
Hearings to examine breaking the news, focusing on censorship, suppression, and the 2020 election.
Witnesses: Mr. Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, Twitter, Inc; Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook, Inc. (all testifying remotely)
10:00 AM, SD-G50

Senate Rules Committee
Witnesses: Sen. Susan Collins, Maine; Sen. John Cornyn, Texas; Sen. Robert Menendez, N.J.; Mr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution; Mrs. Jane Abraham, Former Chair, Congressional Commission To Study The Potential For A National Women’s History Museum; Mrs. Eva Longoria Bastón, Actor, Activist, And Member Of Commission To Study The Potential Creation Of A National Museum Of The American Latino; Ms. CiCi Rojas, Chair, The Latino Coalition Foundation; Mr. Danny Vargas, Chairman, Friends Of The National Museum Of The American Latino
10:00 AM, SR-301

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee 
Hearings to examine the American manufacturing industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Witnesses: Mr. Ravi Bulusu, Founder, MolMas; Mr. Neil Gilman, President, Gilman Gear; Mr. Rick Krska, President and Chief Executive Servant, InkCycle, Inc.; Ms. Tiffany Stovall, Chief Executive Officer, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions; Mr. Michael Wessel, Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
2:30 PM – SR-253

Wednesday, November 18

Senate Judiciary Committee
Nominations Hearing
10:00 AM, SD-106

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Business Meeting to consider Ms. Allison Clements, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2024, vice Cheryl A. LaFleur, term expired; and Mr. Mark C. Christie, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2025, vice Bernard L. McNamee, term expired.
10:00 AM – SD-366

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Business meeting to consider pending legislation
10:00 AM – SD-G50

Senate Rules and Administration Committee
Hearings to examine the nominations of Shana M. Broussard, of Louisiana, Sean J. Cooksey, of Missouri, and Allen Dickerson, of the District of Columbia, each to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission.
10:00 AM – SR-301

House Committee on Oversight and Reform – Subcommittee on National Security
Hearing: Karshi-Khanabad: Honoring the Heroes of Camp Stronghold Freedom
Witnesses: Dr. Patricia R. Hastings, Chief Consultant, Post Deployment Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs; Dr. David J. Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness, Policy and Oversight, Department of Defense
10:00 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Hearing: Examining the Surface Transportation Boards Role in Ensuring a Robust Passenger Rail System.
Witnesses: Ms. Ann D. Begeman, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board; Mr. Martin J. Oberman, Vice Chairman, Surface Transportation Board; Ms. Romayne C. Brown, Chair of the Board of Directors, Metra; Mr. Stephen Gardner, Senior Executive Vice President, Amtrak; Mr. Ian Jefferies, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads; Mr. Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Mr. Paul Skoutelas, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Public Transportation Association
10:00 AM – 2167 Rayburn HOB

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee – Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearings to examine pending legislation.
Witnesses: Mr. Chris French, Deputy Chief, USDA Forest Service; Mr. Michael Nedd, Deputy Director for Operations, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; The Honorable Art Babbott, Supervisor, Coconino County (Arizona) Board of Supervisors; Ms. Susan Jane M. Brown, Staff Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center
2:30 PM – SD-366

Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Business meeting to consider S.790, to clarify certain provisions of Public Law 103-116, the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act of 1993, S.3264, to expedite and streamline the deployment of affordable broadband service on Tribal land, S.4079, to authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and S.4556, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California.
2:30 PM – SD-628

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee – Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
Hearings to examine modernizing Federal telework, focusing on moving forward using the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Witnesses: Ms. Michelle Rosenberg, Acting Director, Strategic Issues Team, Government Accountability Office; Mr. Keith Washington, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; Ms. Sydney T. Rose, Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Human Resources, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, U.S. Department of Labor; Mr. Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Commissioner and
Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT Operations, Social Security Administration
3:00 PM – Location: TBA

Thursday, November 19

Senate Judiciary Committee
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

Senate Hearings & Meetings

2020 Congressional Calendar

2020 Congressional Calendar