|Wednesday, March 11, 2020|
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (2 bills):
S.J.Res. 68 – To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress (Sen. Kaine – Foreign Affairs)
This joint resolution directs the President to not engage in further hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran unless explicitly authorized by Congress by a declaration of war or a specific authorization for use of military force against Iran. This resolution passed the Senate and was introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA).
Click here for a fact sheet from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
H.R. 6172 – USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 (Rep. Nadler/Rep. Schiff – Judiciary/Intelligence)
This bill is a bipartisan agreement sponsored by Chairman Jerry Nadler and Chairman Adam Schiff. The bill reauthorizes three sunsetting FISA authorities for three years, and also makes important reforms to protect Americans‘ civil liberties. The reforms in the agreement place new limits on certain surveillance authorities, increase transparency and accountability of the FISA process, and expand privacy protections in FISA cases.
Click here for a fact sheet from the Judiciary Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Click here for a section by section from the Judiciary Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the respective Chairs and Ranking Members of the Committees on Judiciary and Intelligence.
Postponed Suspension (1 Vote):
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.”