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Happening This Week:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

  • Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm travels to Austria to attend the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna.
  • The U.N. General Assembly continues through Sept. 30.
  • Today marks the start of National Pollution Prevention Week and National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

  • Education Secretary Cardona will launch his ‘Return to School Road Trip.’
  • Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff is scheduled to visit Massachusetts and highlight ‘how the Biden administration is supporting families’.
  • Former Vice President Mike Pence will discuss the Trump and Biden administration’s Middle East policy in a virtual event hosted by the Middle East Forum.
  • Congress returns after a short district work period.
  • The U.S. Senate will convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Margaret Irene Strickland to be U.S. District Judge for the District of New Mexico with an agenda also including a vote on the nomination of Veronica Rossman to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
  • The House Rules Committee will hold a hybrid hearing on ‘H.R. 3755 – Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021’, ‘H.R. XXXX – An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes’, and ‘H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022’.  
  • The Texas Legislature will enter into a special session with an agenda that includes consideration of electoral district apportionment and coronavirus vaccine mandates.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

  • The U.N. General Debate will open, including a keynote speech from President Biden.
  • Secretary of Energy Granholm will conclude her participation in the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Austria and the travel to Poland.
  • The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on ‘Threats to the Homeland’ with testimony from Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Christine Abizaid.
  • The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a nominations hearing to consider Laura Daniel-Davis to be assistant secretary of the Interior for land and minerals management, Camille Touton to be Bureau of Reclamation commissioner, and Sara Bronin to be advisory council on historic preservation chairman.
  • The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a nominations hearing to consider Alan Estevez to be under secretary of Commerce for industry and security, Thea Rozman Kendler to be assistant secretary of Commerce, Alexia Marie Gabrielle Latortue to be assistant secretary of the Treasury, and Graham Steele to be assistant secretary of the Treasury.
  • The Senate Small Business Committee holds a business meeting to consider the nomination of Dilawar Syed to be Small Business Administration deputy administrator.
  • The House Financial Services task force will hold a hybrid hearing on preserving consumers’ right to access personal financial data.
  • The National Academy for State Health Policy’s Annual State Health Policy Conference will take place virtually.
  • The Export-Import Bank of the United States holds their annual conference virtually through Sept. 23.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

  • President Joe Biden will virtually host the ‘Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better’, featuring heads of state and government, chiefs of international organizations, businesses, and philanthropic and NGO leaders.
  • DHS Secretary Mayorkas and FBI Director Wray are expected to testify to the House Committee on Homeland Security on ‘Worldwide Threats to the Homeland’.
  • The Senate Finance Committee will hold a nominations hearing to consider Christi Grimm to be Department of Health and Human Services inspector general and Neil MacBride to be Department of the Treasury general counsel.
  • The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation will hold an executive session to consider the nominations of Alexander Hoehn-Saric, Mary Boyle, and Richard Trumka Jr. to be Consumer Product Safety Commission commissioners and Grant Harris to be assistant secretary of Commerce for industry and analysis. The committee will also consider Victoria Marie Baecher Wassmer to be Department of Transportation CFO, Mohsin Raza Syed to be assistant secretary of Transportation for government affairs, Amitabha Bose to be Federal Railroad Administration administrator, and Meera Joshi to be Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration administrator.
  • The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on ‘Getting America Ready to Work’.
  • The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hybrid nominations hearing considering Cathy Harris to be Merit Systems Protection Board chair, and Tristan Leavitt and Raymond Limon to be Merit Systems Protection Board members.
  • The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds a business meeting to consider the nominations of Jeffrey Prieto to be Environmental Protection Agency general counsel, Michael Connor to be assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Stephen Owens, Jennifer Sass, and Sylvia Johnson to be Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board members, plus four federal building renaming bills and nine General Services Administration resolutions. This will be immediately followed by a hearing on ‘The Circular Economy as a Concept for Creating a More Sustainable Future’.
  • The Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on electrifying the nation’s homes and buildings. 
  • The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a virtual oversight hearing on ‘Veteran Suicide Prevention: Innovative Research and Expanded Public Health Efforts’.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

  • The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing on ‘Frauds, Scams and COVID-19: How Con Artists Have Targeted Older Americans During the Pandemic’.
  • The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing on ‘National Cybersecurity Strategy: Protection of Federal and Critical Infrastructure Systems’. 
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee holds an executive business meeting with agenda including ‘S. 1787, State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021’, ‘S. 2502, Kenneth P. Thompson Begin Again Act’, and the nominations of Toby Heytens to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, Patricia Tolliver Giles and Michael Nachmanoff to be U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of Virginia, Sarala Vidya Nagala and Omar Antonio Williams to be U.S. District Judges for the District of Connecticut, and Hampton Dellinger to be assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Policy.
  • The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing on ‘Pathways to Success: How Practicing Civility, Collaboration, and Leadership Can Empower Members’.
  • The House Committee on Agriculture holds a hybrid hearing on ‘Voluntary Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry’. 
  • The National Federation of Republican Women Biennial Convention opens in Orlando, Florida.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

  • President Biden will host the first ever Quad Leaders Summit with Australian, Indian, and Japanese prime ministers at the White House.
  • The Federal Reserve Board will host a Fed Listens event on ‘Perspectives on the Pandemic Recovery’. 
  • The Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference is held in Michigan through Sept. 26. Speakers include South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham and Rep. Nancy Mace, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

  • This is National Public Lands Day and National Seat Check Saturday which is the culmination of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week.

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