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The Week Ahead

Monday, May 18

  • The House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Recorded votes will be at 6:30 p.m. on several noncontroversial measures under suspension of the rules.
  • Key votes of the week include a 2-month extension of Highway and Transportation funding.

Tuesday, May 19

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate, 12:00 p.m. for legislative business, and is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, and H.R. 2250, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016.
  • Members of the Democratic Caucus meet to discuss legislative strategy.
  • 10:00 AM:The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing entitled “Discussion Draft Addressing Energy Reliability and Security.”
  • Rep. Yarmuth will meet with representatives of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Kentucky Boilermakers, and the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association.
  • 5:00 PM:Congressman Yarmuth will take part in the official portrait unveiling of Former Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D-SC).

Wednesday, May 20

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business, and is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act, and H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act.
  • 10:00 AM:The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a full committee markup of the 21st Century Cures Act.
  • Rep. Yarmuth will meet with Kentucky members of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
  • 2:00 PM: The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will meet to markup pending legislation.
  • The Congressman will meet with local representatives of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, BASF, and the American Land Title Association.

Thursday, May 21

  • The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business, and is expected to consider H.R. 2262 the SPACE Act of 2015.
  • 10:00 AM:The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing entitled “Quadrennial Energy Review and Related Discussion Drafts.”
  • 10:15 AM: The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing entitled “What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?”
  • Congressman Yarmuth will meet with Kentuckians for Better Transportation and US Telecom.