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Senate Committees

note, this is not finished but I decided to post what I have; I am also adding more notes to the Pitstop for February in just a few minutes and I will resume with this list and a list of committees in Congress. 

Aging (/congress/committees/SPAG)
The Senate Special Committee on Aging conducts a continuing study of issues related to older Americans such as health, income, lifestyle, and more. The committee reports its findings back to the Senate at least once a year. No bills are referred to this committee and the committee has no legislative jurisdiction.
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (/congress/committees/SSAF)
The Senate Committee on Agriculture has legislative jurisdiction over agriculture, food, and nutrition.

Appropriations (/congress/committees/SSAP)
The Senate Committee on Appropriations is responsible for legislation allocating federal funds prior to expenditure from the treasury. Appropriations are generally limited to the levels set by the ...

This is altered when you access the linkThe Senate Committee on Appropriations is responsible for legislation allocating federal funds prior to expenditure from the treasury. Appropriations are generally limited to the levels set by the Budget Resolution drafted by the Senate Committee on the Budget. The Committee is also responsible for supplemental spending bills, which are sometimes needed in the middle of a fiscal year to compensate for emergency expenses.

Armed Services (/congress/committees/SSAS)
The Senate Committee on Armed Services has legislative jurisdiction over military and defense.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (/congress/committees/SSBK)
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs not only has legislative jurisdiction on the topics listed in its name, but also on a range of other topics such as economic stability, federal monetary policy, and government contracts.

Budget (/congress/committees/SSBU)
The Senate Committee on the Budget is responsible for drafting a concurrent resolution on the budget for congressional action on spending, revenue, and debt limit legislation. The Budget Resolution must be jointly agreed to by both the House and the Senate, but does not need to be signed by the President. The Committee is also responsible for enforcing the Budget Resolution by informing senators of violations to the budget, and by working with other committees, such as the Committee on Appropriations, to prevent potential violations.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation (/congress/committees/SSCM)
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has legislative jurisdiction on matters related to science and technology, oceans policy, transportation, communications, and consumer affairs. 

Energy and Natural Resources (/congress/committees/SSEG)
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has legislative jurisdiction on matters related to energy resources and development, nuclear energy, Indian affairs, public lands and their renewable resources, surface mining, territories and insular possessions, and water resources.

Environment and Public Works (/congress/committees/SSEV)
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has legislative jurisdiction on matters related to environmental protection, resource utilization and conservation, and public infrastructure.

Ethics (/congress/committees/SLET)
The Senate Select Committee on Ethics is authorized to receive and investigate allegations of improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate, violations of law, violations of the Senate Code of Official Conduct and violations of rules and regulations of the Senate; recommend disciplinary action; recommend additional Senate rules or regulations to insure proper standards of conduct; and report violations of law to the proper federal and state authorities.

Finance (/congress/committees/SSFI)
The Senate Committee on Finance has legislative jurisdiction on matters relating to taxation, debt, customs, foreign trade, and health programs under the SocialSecurity Act such as Medicare, , Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other health and human services programs financed by a specific tax or trust fund.

Foreign Relations (/congress/committees/SSFR)
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations was established in 1816 as one of the original ten standing committees of the Senate. Throughout its history, the committee has been instrumental in developing and influencing United States foreign policy, at different times supporting and opposing the policies of presidents and secretaries of state. The committee has considered, debated, and reported important treaties and legislation, ranging from the purchase of Alaska in 1867 to the establishment of the United Nations in 1945. It also holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations. Through these powers, the committee has helped shape foreign policy of broad significance, in matters of war and peace and international relations. Members of the committee have assisted in the negotiation of treaties, and at times have helped to defeat treaties they felt were not in the national interest.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (/congress/committees/SSHR)
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions has jurisdiction over most of the agencies, institutes, and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Administration on Aging, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (/congress/committees/SSGA)
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is the Senate’s primary oversight committee with broad jurisdiction over government operations generally and the Department of Homeland Security  in particular. Its primary responsibilities are to study the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of all agencies and departments of the federal government; evaluate the effects of laws enacted to reorganize the legislative and executive branches of government; and study the intergovernmental relationships between the U.S. and states and municipalities, and between the U.S. and international organizations of which the U.S. is a  member.

Indian Affairs (/congress/committees/SLIA)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties. These issues include, but are not limited to, Indian education, economic development, land management, trust responsibilities, health care, and claims against the United States. Additionally, all legislation proposed by Members of the Senate that specifically pertains to American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives is under the jurisdiction of the Committee  

Intelligence (/congress/committees/SLIN)
The Senate Committee on Intelligence was created to study the intelligence activities and programs of the United States Government and report to the Senate concerning such intelligence activities  and programs. The Committee is also responsible for proposing legislation and providing legislative oversight to ensure that intelligence activities of the United States are in conformity with the Constitution and the law.

Judiciary (/congress/committees/SSJU)
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary provides oversight of the Department of Justice and the agencies under the Department's jurisdiction, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security. It also plays an important role in the consideration of nominations and pending legislation. Any legislation related to civil liberty, constitutional amendments, immigration and naturalization, and a variety of other topics is referred to the Committee.

Rules and Administration (/congress/committees/SSRA)
The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration has legislative jurisdiction over the organization and operation of Congress. This includes matters such as congressional rules and procedures, corruption, the relationship of Congress with the other branches of government, and general administration of the Senate. The Committee is also responsible for recommending improvements in organization and operation with a view toward strengthening Congress, simplifying its operations, improving its relationships with other branches of the United States Government, and enabling it better to meet its responsibilities under the Constitution of the United States.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship (/congress/committees/SSSB)
The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has legislative jurisdiction over the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA is an independent federal agency meant to assist and protect the interests of small businesses. The Committee is also responsible for studying and problems of American small business enterprises, and reporting back to the Senate.

United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control was created to “monitor and encourage United States Government and private programs seeking to expand international cooperation against drug abuse and narcotics trafficking” and to “monitor and promote international compliance with narcotics control treaties.” As a formal organization of the U.S. Senate, the Caucus has the status of a standing committee. The Caucus exercises oversight on a wide range of issues, including international counternarcotics assistance and domestic drug prevention and treatment programs. The Caucus has held numerous hearings over the years and has issued a number of reports on U.S. narcotics control policy.

Veterans' Affairs (/congress/committees/SSVA)
The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs has legislative jurisdiction over matters relating to veterans compensation and veterans generally, as well as matters relating to the vocational rehabilitation, education, medical care, civil relief, and civilian readjustment of veterans.





Joint Economic Committee

Upcoming Hearings

Tuesday, Feb. 06, 2018
·         10:00 AM —  SD-538
Hearings to examine virtual currencies, focusing on the oversight role of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

·         10:00 AM —  SD-366
Hearings to examine S.2182, to provide for the resettlement and relocation of the people of Bikini, and S.2325, to incentivize the hiring of United States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

·         10:00 AM —  SD-419
Hearings to examine the Administration's South Asia strategy on Afghanistan.

·         10:00 AM —  SD-430
Hearings to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on improving college affordability.

·         10:00 AM —  SD-226
Hearings to examine beneficial ownership, focusing on fighting illicit international financial networks through transparency.

·         2:30 PM —  SVC-217
To receive a closed briefing on the National Defense Strategy.

·         2:30 PM —  SD-562
Hearings to examine the cost to taxpayers of spending uncertainty caused by governing through continuing resolutions, giant omnibus spending bills, and shutdown crises.

·         2:30 PM —  SD-430
Hearings to examine the "Gig Economy" and the future of retirement savings.

·         2:45 PM —  SR-253
Hearings to examine data security and bug bounty programs, focusing on lessons learned from the Uber breach and security researchers.

Wednesday, Feb. 07, 2018
·         10:00 AM —  SD-366
Hearings to examine S.414 and H.R.1107, bills to promote conservation, improve public land management, and provide for sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada, S.441, to designate the Organ Mountains and other public land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in the State of New Mexico, S.507, to sustain economic development and recreational use of National Forest System land in the State of Montana, to add certain land to the National Wilderness Preservation System, to designate new areas for recreation, S.612 and H.R.1547, bills to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City, S.1046, to facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, and to fully implement the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act, S.1219 and H.R.3392, bills to provide for stability of title to certain land in the State of Louisiana, S.1222, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, S.1481, to make technical corrections to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, S.1665 and H.R.2582, bills to authorize the State of Utah to select certain lands that are available for disposal under the Pony Express Resource Management Plan to be used for the support and benefit of State institutions, S.2062, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey at market value certain National Forest System land in the State of Arizona, S.2206, to release certain wilderness study areas in the State of Montana, S.2218, to provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire station, S.2249, to permanently reauthorize the Rio Puerco Management Committee and the Rio Puerco Watershed Management Program, H.R.995, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to modernize terms in certain regulations, and H.R.1404, to provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.

·         10:00 AM —  SD-342
Hearings to examine reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security, focusing on positioning DHS to address new and emerging threats to the Homeland.

·         3:30 PM —  SR-222
Hearings to examine Army modernization.

Thursday, Feb. 08, 2018
·         10:00 AM —  SD-430
Hearings to examine the opioid crisis, focusing on the impact on children and families.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
·         2:30 PM —  SR-222
Hearings to examine the current readiness of United States forces.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
·         9:30 AM —  SR-328A
Hearings to examine the state of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, focusing on pending rules, cryptocurrency regulation, and cross-border agreements.

·         Membership
·         Assignments
·         Hearings & Meetings
Key to Abbreviations
S- Capitol (Senate side)
SR- Russell Building
SD- Dirksen Building
SH- Hart Building
SVC- Capitol Visitor Center (Senate side)

Nomination Hearings
Read Senate Judiciary Committee hearing transcripts for Supreme Court nominees.

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      THANK YOU!                       
    •  Mark Zuckerberg is a CRIMINAL!
ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001! 

Hold Them Accountable!
  • Just perform a DNA test on Zuckface! 
    His real name is Robert T. Morris, who obviously destroyed tens of thousands of computers in the USA in 1989!  

    My Opinions Are My Own 

    That was a CIA job!

    They obviously gave him a new identity!

    He attended Harvard University

    He got his PhD from Cornell

    He changed his image to cover up for his crime!  

    I don't care WHO asks - a crime is a crime!

    Consider how many deaths resulted from the Zuckerberg crimes! 

    Morris's ancester may have been the one who created Morris code, changed to Morse code

    To protect his identity

    Used for the first time when Titanic (or the like, since it may not have been the Titanic that sank and they saved the brand new ship and frauded insurance and got rich off it, and also had money to start the Federal Reserve, which most everyone in the REAL society considers to be nefarious) 


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