Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Committee Hearings – Week of 7-3-16

This week the House is in town, back from their extended 4th of July holiday. The Senate is taking their ‘week’ off this week and will only be meeting in pro forma sessions. Currently there is only one hearing of interest scheduled for this week; a Rules Committee hearing on the 2017 NDAA.


The Rules Committee will be meeting on Wednesday to prepare their rule for the consideration of S 2943, the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House already passed their version of the bill (HR 4909) which has some important differences from the Senate bill.

It is too early to tell if the House is just going to substitute the HR 4909 language or actually amend the Senate bill. That should be more obvious as we get closer to the hearing.

On the Floor

The House will take up S 2943 sometime later this week. They will also be considering HR 4361, a federal information security bill; not one that I have been following.

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