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U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Sets on Hearing Digital Advertising Ecosystem
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following hearing information: Understanding the digital advertising ecosystem and the impact of data privacy and competition policy at 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10 a.m. on May 21:

Witnesses

* Avi Goldfarb, Ellison Professor of Marketing

*Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

* Fiona M. Scott Morton,

Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, New Haven, CT

* Brian O'Kelley, Founder and Former CEO, AppNexus Inc., New York, NY

* Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy & Industry ... Show Full Article

House Ways & Means Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Protecting Patients From Surprise Medical Bills
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The House Ways and Means subcommittee on Health issued the following hearing information: Protecting patients from surprise medical bills at 1100 Longworth House Office Building at 2 p.m. on May 21:

PANEL 1

* Katie Porter, Representing the 45th District of California

* Jaime Herrera Beutler, Representing the 3rd District of Washington

PANEL 2

* James Patrick Gelfand, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC)

* Tom Nickels, Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, American Hospital Association (AHA)

* Jeanette Thornton, ... Show Full Article

House Science, Space & Technology Committee Sets Members Day Hearing
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The House Science, Space and Technology Committee issued the following hearing information: Members' day hearing at 2318 Rayburn House Office Building at 9:30 a.m. on May 17:

Opening Statement:

* Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

Witnesses:

* Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)

* Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)

* Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO)

* Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)

* Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)

* Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL)

* Rep. Randy Weber (D-TX)

House Science Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Preparing Transportation Infrastructure for Climate Change
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight issued the following hearing information: Need for Resilience: Preparing America's Transportation Infrastructure for Climate Change at 2318 Rayburn House Office Building at 10 a.m. on May 21:

Witnesses:

* Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Energy, New York City Mayor's Office of Resiliency and Office of Sustainability

* Gregory D. Winfree, Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

* Jason D. Averill, Chief of the Materials and Structural Systems Division, NIST

* ... Show Full Article

House Oversight Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Examining For-Profit College
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy issued the following hearing information: Examining for-profit college oversight and student debt at 2247 Rayburn House Office Building at 2 p.m. on May 22:

PURPOSE

The hearing will examine for-profit college closures, accreditation, and funding and their impact on student debt.

WITNESSES

* Diane Auer Jones, Principal Deputy Under Secretary, Department of Education

* Robert J. (RJ) Infusino, Former Student, Illinois Institute of Art

* Christopher Madaio, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection ... Show Full Article

House Natural Resources Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The House Natural Resources subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife issued the following hearing information: Responding to the global assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at 1324 Longworth House Office Building at 10 a.m. on May 22:

Witness List

* Robert Watson, Immediate Past Chair, IPBES

* Eduardo S. Brondizio, Co-Chair, IPBES Global Assessment

* Yunne Shin, Coordinating Lead Author, IPBES Global Assessment

House Financial Services Committee Sets Hearing on Oversight of HUD
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The House Financial Services Committee issued the following hearing information: Housing in America: Oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 2128 Rayburn House Office Building at 10 a.m. on May 21:

Legislation

* H.R. ____, the "Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019" [DRAFT]

* H.R. 2763, prohibit HUD from implementing, administering, enforcing, or in any manner making effective the proposed rule entitled "Amendments to Further Implement Provisions of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980." [DRAFT]

* H.R. ____, the "Fair Chance at ... Show Full Article