This week is a busy one on Capitol Hill. Here’s what you need to know.
President Trump’s lawyers will continue his defense against impeachment that began on Saturday. After the defense is finished presenting its case, Senators will have up to 16 hours to submit written questions to either the defense or the prosecution.
In the House of Representatives, seven Homeland Security bills are scheduled for markup this week, including one that would require all vehicles entering the United States by land to be scanned at the border.
Several hearings are also scheduled to occur in the House this week. For example, the House’s Ways and Means Committee will meet to hear proposals related to paid family and medical leave. The Financial Services Committee will also discuss the Community Reinvestment Act—a law designed to encourage banks to better meet the needs of low- and moderate-income members of the community.
Another important hearing will center around the state of due process in our immigration courts, which could potentially address the large backlog of more than one million cases.
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