The House Rules Committee met to consider H.R. 88, the legislative vehicle for two tax-related amendments that had been added earlier in the week by Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX). Due to audio difficulties, the first words heard from Rules Committee Chair Pete Sessions (R-TX) occurred mid-sentence as he was introducing the amendments to be considered. At the end of this portion of the meeting, the committee recessed subject to the call of the chair. ... When this portion of the meeting concluded, the Rules Committee, as well as the full House, was still waiting on potential Senate action on legislation to provide short-term government funding through February 8, 2019.
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Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, spoke to reporters upon his arrival for the second closed-door interview in two weeks with former FBI Director James Comey.
Center for Public Integrity's Carrie Levine discussed campaign finance laws as they relate to the so-called "hush" payments Michael Cohen made during the 2016 campaign and questions of alleged illegal foreign donations to President Trump's inaugural committee.
Speakers during the first panel included several Northern Ireland civil rights activists who recounted stories from the ground during the political violence, known as The Troubles, as well as the former Irish Justice Minister and the chair of the Northern Ireland 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Commemoration Committee.
Incoming Budget Committee Chair Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY) and incoming Appropriations Committee Chair Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) talked about their respective committee agendas in the 116th Congress.
Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and James Inhofe (R-OK) talked about the agendas of the committees they will chair in the 116th Congress, talked about their committee agendas. Senator Grassley will chair the Finance Committee, and Senator Inhofe chair yhe Armed Services Committee.
Two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees held a hearing to consider alternatives to fetal…
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