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NOTE: A new Congress begins at noon January 3 of each odd-numbered year following a general election, unless it designates a different day by law. A Congress lasts for two years, with each year constituting a separate session. A congressional calendar is an agenda or list of business awaiting possible action by the House or Senate

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House of Representatives Schedule

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hearing: American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing

9:00 AM | 2007 Rayburn
Host: Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Hearing: Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the 21st Century

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on Reviewing Recent State Successes with the Rigs to Reefs Program

10:00 AM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Host: Committee on Natural Resources |

Hearing: Energy Opportunities in South America

10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Hearing: The State of Social Capital in America Today

10:00 AM | 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Host: Joint Economic Committee | Full Committee

Hearing: The Need to Reform FAA and Air Traffic Control to Build a 21st Century Aviation System for America

10:00 AM
Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure |

Hearing: State of the Rural Economy: Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

10:00 AM | 1300 Longworth HOB
Host: Committee on Agriculture |

Hearing: Oversight Hearing - Advances in Biomedical Research

10:00 AM | 2358-C Rayburn
Host: Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Hearing: House of Representatives: FY2018 Budget

10:00 AM | HT-2, The Capitol
Host: Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

Hearing: Initial Findings of the Section 809 Panel: Setting the Path for Streamlining and Improving Defense Acquisition

10:00 AM | 2118 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Armed Services |

Markup: H.R. 2353, "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"

10:00 AM
Host: Committee on Education and the Workforce | Full Committee

Hearing: SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program: A Detailed Review

11:00 AM
Host: Committee on Small Business |

Hearing: Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond

11:00 AM | 1310 Longworth HOB
Host: Committee on House Administration |

Hearing: American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing

1:00 PM | 2007 Rayburn
Host: Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Hearing: Oversight Hearing on Seeking Better Management of America's Overgrown, Fire-Prone National Forests

2:00 PM | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Host: Committee on Natural Resources |

Hearing: The Balkans: Threats to Peace and Stability

2:00 PM | 2200 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Hearing: Architect of the Capitol: FY2018 Budget

2:00 PM | HT-2, The Capitol
Host: Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

Hearing: The Judiciary

2:00 PM | 2359 Rayburn
Host: Committee on Appropriations | Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Hearing: Revitalizing U.S.-ASEAN Relations

2:30 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Hearing: Military Personnel Posture: FY 2018

3:30 PM | 2118 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Armed Services | Subcommittee on Military Personnel

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Library of Congress

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The Madison and Adams buildings are closed on all federal holidays.