Save the Internet Act
Looking ahead, House Democratic leaders plan to hold a floor vote on the Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) during the second week of April. The bill has yet to clear the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but Technology and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Doyle (D-PA) has noted a Subcommittee markup could take place as early as next week.
The House Financial Services Committee will also consider legislation on Tuesday to create a safe harbor for financial institutions working with cannabis businesses in accordance with state laws.
Disaster Aid, New Green Deal and More
The Senate is expected to vote next week on a $13.6 billion disaster aid package. Leader McConnell (R-KY) also plans to hold a messaging vote a the New Green Deal resolution. On Thursday, David Bernhardt will testify in support of his nomination to be the next Secretary of the Interior before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. House and Senate appropriations and authorizing committees will hold hearings in the coming weeks to discuss the FY20 budget and the Administration’s policy priorities with Cabinet secretaries and agency heads. A number of hearings are already scheduled for next week, with more to follow.
Meetings with the President
Today, the President will host the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia at Mar-a-Lago. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Washington March 25-26 for meetings with the President.