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The fiscal 2020 budget finally drops

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Tuesday, March 12

House Appropriations — 10 a.m. — 2358C Rayburn
State Department budget
Administration officials will discuss their request for the fiscal 2020 State Department budget and related foreign operations.

Senate Foreign Relations — 10 a.m. — 419 Dirksen
Nominations
The committee will consider several pending nominations, including the nominee to be ambassador to Ecuador and El Salvador.

House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs — 10 a.m. — G-50 Dirksen
Veterans groups
The committees will hear the legislative priorities of seven groups, including the Military Officers Association of America, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Fleet Reserve Association.

House Appropriations — 10:30 a.m. — 2362-B Rayburn
VA budget
The committee will hear from VA benefits and cemeteries officials on their budget request for fiscal 2020.

House Armed Services — 2 p.m. — 2212 Rayburn
Military personnel policies
Outside experts will testify before the committee on current military personnel policies and potential reforms.

Senate Armed Services — 2:30 p.m. — 232A Russell
Artificial intelligence
Officials from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Defense Innovation Unit will testify before the committee on artificial intelligence research.

Wednesday, March 13

House Armed Services — 10 a.m. — 2118 Rayburn
Europe
Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, head of U.S. European Command, will testify before the committee on security challenges in his region.

House Foreign Affairs — 10 a.m. — 2172 Rayburn
NATO
Outside experts, including former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, will testify before the committee on the value of the NATO alliance.

Senate Appropriations — 10 a.m. — 192 Dirksen
Air Force Budget
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will testify before the committee on their fiscal 2020 budget request.

Senate Foreign Relations — 10:15 a.m. — 419 Dirksen
China
Outside experts will testify before the committee on U.S.-China competition on the world’s stage.

House Appropriations — 11 a.m. — HT-2 Capitol
VA Inspector General
The VA inspector general will testify before the committee on his office’s fiscal 2020 budget request and ongoing work.

House Armed Services — 2 p.m. — 2212 Rayburn
Climate change
Outside experts will testify on the potential impact of climate change on future military operations and national security threats.

House Armed Services — 2 p.m. — 2118 Rayburn
Cyber Command
Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command, will testify before the committee on the fiscal 2020 budget request.

House Foreign Affairs — 4 p.m. — 2172 Rayburn
Venezuela
The committee will consider legislation prohibiting U.S. military activities in Venezuela without prior congressional approval.

Thursday, March 14

House Armed Services — 9 a.m. — 2212 Rayburn
Air Force budget
Service officials will testify before the committee on their seapower and projection forces budget requests for fiscal 2020.

Senate Armed Services — 9:30 a.m. — G-50 Dirksen
Defense budget
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. will testify before the committee on the president’s fiscal 2020 budget request.





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