This Week in Congress

Date: February 4, 2020

Both the House and the Senate are in session this week. The House will not vote before Wednesday.

Both chambers of Congress meet this evening to hear President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address during a joint session of Congress. During the address, the President will have the opportunity to lay out his policy priorities for 2020. He is expected to address trade relations with China and the recent passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. He’s also expected to address the cost of health care and prescription drugs as well as education.

On Wednesday, the Senate will hold a final vote in the impeachment trial of the President.

Also this week, the House is expected to vote on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 2474), which MEMA opposed during the Committee process.

On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee tomorrow will hear testimony from trucking stakeholders.

Also on Wednesday, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis plans a hearing on health risks associated with climate change.

The House Science, Space and Technology Energy and Investigations and Oversight subcommittees plan a joint hearing Wednesday on management and spending at the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). DOE’s Vehicle Technologies office is part of EERE.

The House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee will discuss trade infrastructure for global competitiveness on Thursday.

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