Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
January 22, 2020
116th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 166, No. 13 — Daily Edition
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Impeachment of President Trump: Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, continued consideration of the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.
Pursuant to the provisions of S. Res. 243, of the 100th Congress, a single one-page classified document identified by the House managers for filing with the Secretary of the Senate, that will be received on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, shall not be made part of the public record and shall not be printed, but shall be made available pursuant to the standing order from the 100th Congress.
Impeachment Reporting--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., while the Senate is sitting as a Court of Impeachment, and notwithstanding the Senate's adjournment, the Senate can receive House messages and executive matters, committees be authorized to report legislative and executive matters, and Senators be allowed to submit statements for the Record, bills and resolutions and cosponsor requests, and where applicable, the Secretary of the Senate, on behalf of the Presiding Officer, be permitted to refer such matters.
Senate will continue to consider the articles of impeachment against President Trump, on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Messages from the House:
Adjournment: Senate convened at 1:06 p.m. and adjourned at 9:42 p.m., until 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S485.)
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 5G workforce and obstacles to broadband deployment, after receiving testimony from Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Jimmy Miller, MillerCo, Gulfport, Mississippi, on behalf of the National Association of Tower Erectors; Lisa R. Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association, and Harold Feld, Public Knowledge, both of Washington, D.C.; and Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, Arlington, Virginia.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION OVERSIGHT
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Economic Development Administration, after receiving testimony from John Fleming, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.
House of Representatives
The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue to sit as a Court of Impeachment to consider the articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 2 p.m.