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Tuesday, Nov. 05 8:00 AM House meets in pro forma session – House of Representatives meets in pro forma session * Chamber is on recess from 1 Nov – 11 Nov

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.house.gov/

Contacts: House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945

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Tuesday, Nov. 05 9:30 AM House Committees due to jointly conduct deposition with OMB official, as part of impeachment inquiry – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform due to jointly conduct deposition with Office of Management and Budget Associate Director for National Security Programs Michael Duffey, with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, following the issuance of a subpoena after the administration informed House Democrats that it is refusing to comply with the inquiry, calling it unconstitutional * The Committees are investigating ‘the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters’

Location: HVC-304, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HFACDemocrats

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Reform, oversightpress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 5051; House Intelligence Committee, 1 202 225 7690; House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021;

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Tuesday, Nov. 05 House Committees due to jointly conduct deposition with NSC official, as part of impeachment inquiry – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform due to jointly conduct deposition with National Security Council International Energy and Environment Director Wells Griffith, with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump * The Committees are investigating ‘the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters’ * The administration has informed House Democrats that it is refusing to comply with the inquiry, calling it unconstitutional

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HFACDemocrats

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Reform, oversightpress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 5051; House Intelligence Committee, 1 202 225 7690; House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021;

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Tuesday, Nov. 05 House Intelligence Committee release transcripts of Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker impeachment inquiry depositions – House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts from the closed-door depositions of U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Amb. Gordon Sondland and former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump * The Committees are investigating ‘the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters’

Weblinks: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HFACDemocrats

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Reform, oversightpress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 5051; House Intelligence Committee, 1 202 225 7690; House Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1 202 225 5021;

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Wednesday, Nov. 06 9:30 AM OMB Acting Director Vought expected to skip deposition jointly conducted by House Committees as part of impeachment inquiry – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform due to jointly conduct deposition with Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought, with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump – following the issuance of a subpoena after the administration informed House Democrats that it is refusing to comply with the inquiry, calling it unconstitutional – although he is not expected to appear * The Committees are investigating ‘the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters’

Location: HVC-304, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HFACDemocrats

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Reform, oversightpress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 5051; House Intelligence Committee, 1 202 225 7690; House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021;

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Wednesday, Nov. 06 9:30 AM House Committees due to jointly conduct deposition with State Dept official, as part of impeachment inquiry – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform due to jointly conduct deposition with State Department Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, , with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, following the issuance of a subpoena after the administration informed House Democrats that it is refusing to comply with the inquiry, calling it unconstitutional * The Committees are investigating ‘the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters’

Location: HVC-304, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HFACDemocrats

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Reform, oversightpress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 5051; House Intelligence Committee, 1 202 225 7690; House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021;

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Wednesday, Nov. 06 10:00 AM Helsinki Commission briefing on Russian mercenaries – Helsinki Commission briefing on ‘Putin’s Shadow Warriors: Mercenaries, Security Contracting, and the Way Ahead’, with experts University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ Dr Deborah Avant, former Department of Defense senior analyst for Russian military capabilities Dara Massicot, and former DoD Director of Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs Col. (Ret.) Christopher Mayer – ‘shining a spotlight on the Kremlin’s destabilizing use of mercenaries around the world’, clarifying the difference between Moscow’s approach and that of the U.S. and its allies, and reviewing efforts underway internationally to develop and promote norms that would govern the use of private security and military companies

Location: Rm 2359, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, USA

Weblinks: http://www.csce.gov, https://twitter.com/HelsinkiComm

Contacts: Stacy Hope, Helsinki Commission, Stacy.Hope@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 1901

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Wednesday, Nov. 06 House of Representatives on recess from 1 Nov – 11 Nov

Weblinks: http://www.house.gov/

Contacts: House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945

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Wednesday, Nov. 06 House Committees due to jointly conduct deposition with State Dept official, as part of impeachment inquiry – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform due to jointly conduct deposition with Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump * The Committees are investigating ‘the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters’ * The administration has informed House Democrats that it is refusing to comply with the inquiry, calling it unconstitutional

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HFACDemocrats

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Reform, oversightpress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 5051; House Intelligence Committee, 1 202 225 7690; House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021;

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Wednesday, Nov. 06 Energy Secretary Perry expected to skip deposition jointly conducted by House Committees as part of impeachment inquiry – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform due to jointly conduct deposition with former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, though the Department of Energy has said Secretary Perry ‘will not partake in a secret star chamber inquisition where agency counsel is forbidden to be present’, with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump * The department added that Secretary Perry would consider an invitation to an open hearing * The Committees are investigating ‘the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters’ * The administration has informed House Democrats that it is refusing to comply with the inquiry, calling it unconstitutional

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HFACDemocrats

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Reform, oversightpress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 5051; House Intelligence Committee, 1 202 225 7690; House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021;

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Thursday, Nov. 07 10:00 AM House Homeland Security Committee field hearing on immigration raids in Mississippi – Field hearing on ‘Immigration Raids: Impacts and Aftermath on Mississippi Communities’, with testimony from Legacy Education and Empowerment Foundation President of the Board Dr Constance Slaughter-Harvey; St. Anne Catholic Church (Carthage, MS) Pastor Father Odel Medina; University of Mississippi School of Law MacArthur Justice Center Director Cliff Johnson; Working Together Mississippi and Mississippi Immigrant Coalition Lead Organizer Lorena Quiroz; Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations New Orleans Field Office Special Agent in Charge Jere Miles; Scott County, MS, Sheriff Mike Lee; and Canton, MS, Mayor William Truly Jr.

Location: Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS

Weblinks: http://homeland.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HomelandDems

Contacts: House Homeland Security Committee, 1 202 226 2616

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Thursday, Nov. 07 House Committees due to jointly conduct deposition with former NSA John Bolton, as part of impeachment inquiry – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform due to jointly conduct deposition with former National Security Adviser John Bolton, with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump * The Committees are investigating ‘the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters’ * The administration has informed House Democrats that it is refusing to comply with the inquiry, calling it unconstitutional

Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov, https://twitter.com/HFACDemocrats

Contacts: House Committee on Oversight and Reform, oversightpress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 5051; House Intelligence Committee, 1 202 225 7690; House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1 202 225 5021;

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Thursday, Nov. 07 House of Representatives on recess from 1 Nov – 11 Nov

Weblinks: http://www.house.gov/

Contacts: House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945

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