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Today's Floor Schedule

The Senate will next convene on Tuesday, September 21 at 10:30 AM and, following Leader remarks, will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #231, Margaret Irene Strickland, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Strickland nomination.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 PM to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked, at 2:30 PM, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Strickland nomination.

Upcoming Hearings & Events

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Monday, September 20


House Committee on Rules

Business Meeting: H.R. 3755 Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021; H.R. _____ An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30 2022 and for providing emergency assistance and for other purposes; H.R. 4350 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
12:00 PM | H-313 CAPITOL

Tuesday, September 21

Senate Armed Services
To receive a CLOSED briefing on Department of Defense support of Afghan Nationals who have recently left Afghanistan.
Witnesses: Honorable Colin Kahl, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Honorable Michael McCord, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) / Chief Financial Officer; Lieutenant General James Mingus, Director for Operations, J3 Joint Staff
9:30 AM – SD-106

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the landscape 20 years after 9/11, focusing on threats to the homeland.
Witnesses: Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice; Christine Abizaid, Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ALL WITNESSES TESTIFYING IN PERSON)
9:30 AM – SD-342

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nominations of Laura Daniel-Davis, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary, and M. Camille Calimlim Touton, of Nevada, to be Commissioner of Reclamation, both of the Department of the Interior, and Sara C. Bronin, of Connecticut, to be Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
10:00 AM – SD-366

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of Alan F. Estevez, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Industry and Security, and Thea D. Rozman Kendler, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Commerce, and Alexia Marie Gabrielle Latortue, of the District of Columbia, and Graham Scott Steele, of California, both to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
10:00 AM – SD-G50

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Dilawar Syed, of California, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration, and other pending calendar business.
10:00 AM – SR-428A

House Committee on Financial Services | Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
Hearing: Preserving the Right of Consumers to Access Personal Financial Data
Witnesses: Tom Carpenter, Director of Public Affairs, Financial Data Exchange; Raúl Carrillo, Associate Research Scholar, Yale Law School; Deputy Director, Law and Political Economy Project; Kelly Thompson Cochran, Deputy Director, FinRegLab; Chi Chi Wu, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center; Steve Smith, CEO and co-founder, Finicity
10:00 AM | 2128 RHOB & WebEx

House Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy
Hearing: An International Response to Ortegas Destruction of Democracy in Nicaragua
Witnesses: Panel I: Ms. Emily Mendrala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Panel II: Ms. Berta Valle, Journalist and Human Rights Defender;
Ms. Laura Chinchilla, (Former President of Costa Rica), Co-Chair, The Inter-American Dialogue; Mr. Ryan C. Berg, PhD, Senior Fellow, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB

Senate Judiciary – Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
Hearings to examine big data, focusing on implications for competition and consumers.
Witnesses: TBA
2:30 PM – SD-226

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation – Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion
Hearings to examine legislative solutions to revive travel and tourism and create jobs.
Witnesses: Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association; Christopher Bidwell, Senior Vice President of Security, Airports Council International – North America; Chirag Shah, Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs, American Hotel and Lodging Association; Suzanne Neufang, CEO, Global Business Travel Association
3:00 PM – SR-253

Wednesday, September 22


Senate Environment and Public Works

Business meeting to consider S.2205, to designate the United States courthouse located at 201 South Evans Street in Greenville, North Carolina, as the “Malcolm J. Howard United States Courthouse”, S.2126, to designate the Federal Office Building located at 308 W. 21st Street in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as the “Louisa Swain Federal Office Building”, S.1226, to designate the United States courthouse located at 1501 North 6th Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as the “Sylvia H. Rambo United States Courthouse”, S.233, to designate the Rocksprings Station of the U.S. Border Patrol located on West Main Street in Rocksprings, Texas, as the “Donna M. Doss Border Patrol Station”, the nominations of Jeffrey M. Prieto, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Michael Lee Connor,of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, Department of Defense, Stephen A. Owens, of Arizona, Jennifer Beth Sass, of Maryland, and Sylvia E. Johnson, of North Carolina, each to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and 9 General Services Administration resolutions; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the circular economy as a concept for creating a more sustainable future.to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the circular economy as a concept for creating a more sustainable future.to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the circular economy as a concept for creating a more sustainable future.
9:30 AM – SD-406

Senate Finance
Hearings to examine the nominations of Christi A. Grimm, of Colorado, to be Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, and Neil Harvey MacBride, of Virginia, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury.
10:00 AM – SD-215

Senate Judiciary – Subcommittee on Constitution
Hearings to examine restoring the Voting Rights Act, focusing on combating discriminatory abuses.
Witnesses: TBA
10:00 AM – SD-226

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman and a Member, and Tristan Lynn Leavitt, of Idaho, and Raymond A. Limon, of Nevada, both to be a Member, all of the Merit Systems Protection Board.
10:00 AM – SD-342/VTC

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions – Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
Hearings to examine successful on the job, apprenticeship training programs to help workers and business get ready to work.
Witnesses: TBA
10:00 AM – SD-430

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider the nominations of Alexander Hoehn-Saric, of Maryland, Mary T. Boyle, of Maryland, and Richard Trumka, Jr., of Maryland, each to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Grant T. Harris, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the nominations of Victoria Marie Baecher Wassmer, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Mohsin Raza Syed, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Amitabha Bose, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, all of the Department of Transportation, and Meera Joshi, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
10:00 AM – SR-253

House Committee on Financial Services | Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets
Hearing: Taking Stock of “China, Inc.”: Examining Risks to Investors and the U.S. Posed by Foreign Issuers in U.S. Markets
Witnesses: TBA
10:00 AM | 2128 RHOB & WebEx

House Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Hearing: “Putting Kids First: Addressing COVID-19’s Impacts on Children”
Witnesses: TBA
10:30 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
Hearing: Hybrid Hearing on Recognizing and Building on the Success of Pandemic Relief Programs
Witnesses: TBA
2:00 PM | 2154 Rayburn

Joint Economic Committee
Hearings to examine the economic benefits of electrifying America’s homes and buildings.
Witnesses: Mr. Ari Matusiak, Chief Executive Officer, Rewiring America; Dr. Leah Stokes, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara; Mr. Donnel Baird, Founder and CEO, BlocPower LLC; Dr. Eli Dourado, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University
2:30 PM – SH-216

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Hearings to examine a review of the SBIR-STTR Program.
Witnesses: TBA
2:30 PM – SR-301

Thursday, September 23


Senate Judiciary

Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.
9:00 AM – SH-216

House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
Hearing: Pathways to Success: How Practicing Civility Collaboration and Leadership Can Empower Members
Witnesses: TBA
9:00 AM | 2118 Rayburn HOB

Senate Aging
Hearings to examine fraud, scams, and COVID-19, focusing on how older Americans have been targeted during the pandemic.
Witnesses: TBA
9:30 AM – SD-562

Senate Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nomination of Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, USAF for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commander, United States Transportation Command.
9:30 AM – SD-G50

House Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social I
Hearing: Shifting the Power: Advancing Locally-led Development and Partner Diversification in U.S. Development Programs
Witnesses: TBA
10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB

House Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact
Hearing: Shifting the Power: Advancing Locally-led Development and Partner Diversification in U.S. Development Programs
Witnesses: TBA
10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB

House Committee on Financial Services | Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy
Hearing: Lending in a Crisis: Reviewing the Federal Reserve’s Emergency Lending Powers During the Pandemic and Examining Proposals to Address Future Economic Crises
Witnesses: TBA
10:00 AM | 2128 RHOB & WebEx

House Committee on the Judiciary | Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
Hearing: Reviving Competition Part 4: 21st Century Antitrust Reforms and the American Worker
Witnesses: TBA
10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Subcommittee on Aviation
Hearing: Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers Airlines and Airports.
Witnesses: TBA
10:00 AM | 2167 Rayburn HOB

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine national cybersecurity strategy, focusing on protection of federal and critical infrastructure systems.
Witnesses: TBA
10:15 AM – SD-342

Senate Hearings & Meetings

2021 Senate Calendar