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Senate Schedule for MAY 22, 2019
National Defense Authorization Act

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Armed Services Committee (Chairman James M. Inhofe, R-Okla.) closed markup of the "National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020."
Interior Budget

MAY 22, 2019 -- Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska) of Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2020 for the Interior Department.
Quality of Life Technology

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Special Aging Committee (Chairwoman Susan Collins, R-Maine) hearing on "Aging and Disability in the 21st Century: How Technology Can Help Maintain Health and Quality of Life."
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Risks

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo.) hearing on legislation to address the risks associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including: S.638, the "PFAS Action Act of 2019"; S.950, the "PFAS Detection Act of 2019"; S.1251, the "Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act of 2019"; S.1372, the "PFAS Accountability Act of 2019"; S.1473, the "Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019"; and S.1507, the "PFAS Release Disclosure Act."
Missile Defense Agency Budget

MAY 22, 2019 -- Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala.) of Senate Appropriations Committee closed hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2020 for the Missile Defense Agency.
Pending Nominations

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.) hearing on the nominations of Daniel Aaron Bress to be U.S. circuit judge for the Ninth Circuit; Michael S. Bogren to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Michigan; Stephanie Dawkins Davis to be U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; Jason K. Pulliam to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Texas; Frank William Volk to be U.S. district judge for the Southern District of West Virginia; and David Austin Tapp to be a judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Afghanistan Reconciliation Process

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Chairman Jim Risch, R-Idaho) closed briefing on "The Reconciliation Process in Afghanistan."
Pending Business

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Chairman Jim Risch, R-Idaho) markup of S.178, the "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019," with an amendment; S.249, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to gain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization; S.1025, the "Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance, and Development Act of 2019," with an amendment; S.1340, to authorize activities to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with an amendment; H.R.31, the "Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019," with an amendment; S.Res.74, marking the fifth anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity by honoring the bravery, determination, and sacrifice of the people of Ukraine during and since the Revolution, and condemning continued Russian aggression against Ukraine, with an amendment; S.Res.81, calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemstov, with amendments; S.Res.135, expressing the gratitude and appreciation of the Senate for the acts of heroism and valor by the members of the United States Armed Forces who participated in the June 6th, 1944, amphibious landing at Normandy, France, and commending those individuals for leadership and bravery in an operation that helped bring an end to World War II, with an amendment; S.Res.184, condemning the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, offering sincere condolences to the victims, to their families and friends, and to the people and nation of Sri Lanka, and expressing solidarity and support for Sri Lanka; S.Res.188, encouraging a swift transfer of power by the military to a civilian-led political authority in the Republic of the Sudan, with an amendment; and vote on the nominations of Jeffrey L. Eberhardt to be special representative of the president for nuclear nonproliferation; Bridget Brink to be ambassador to the Slovak Republic; Kenneth Howery to be ambassador to Sweden; Matthew Klimow to be ambassador to Turkmenistan; and John Jefferson Daigle to be ambassador to the Republic of Cabo Verde.
Veterans' Health/Benefits Legislation

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.) hearing on S.123, the "Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act"; S.221, the "Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act"; S.318, the "VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act"; S.450, the "Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2019"; S.514, the "Deborah Sampson Act"; S.524, the "Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019"; S.711, the "Care and Readiness Enhancement for Reservists Act of 2019"; S.746, the "Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act of 2019"; S.785, the "Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019"; S.805, the "Veteran Debt Fairness Act of 2019"; S.850, the "Highly Rural Veteran Transportation Program Extension Act"; S.857, to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of special pension for Medal of Honor recipients, and for other purposes; S.980, the "Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2019"; S.1101, the "Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans Act of 2019"; S.1154, the "Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee Act"; the "Janey Ensminger Act of 2019"; and legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue to pay educational assistance or subsistence allowances to eligible persons when educational institutions are temporarily closed.
Tribal Public Health Partnerships

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D.) meeting on "Roundtable: Advancing Tribal Public Health Partnerships."
SBA Office of Advocacy Reauthorization

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee and Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee joint hearing on "Reauthorization of the SBA (Small Business Administration) Office of Advocacy."
SBA Office of Advocacy Reauthorization

MAY 22, 2019 -- Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee and Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee joint hearing on "Reauthorization of the SBA (Small Business Administration) Office of Advocacy."
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