Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time To Sell Tickets To Attend Congressional Committee Hearings

Good Day World!

By now, anyone who has watched a few heated House committee hearings knows that they are great entertainment.

I think Congress is missing out by not charging attendance fees to witness those hearings first hand. 

Seats should be easy to sell considering that the hearings are packed with more twists and surprises than a good suspense movie.

Consider what a attraction these hearings are. You get the whole spectrum, from drama to comedy. 

From the Brett Kavanaugh comedy confirmation hearing (I like beer. Do you like beer? Everyone drinks beer. I like...) to the raw emotion of Rep. Keith Ellison (the first Muslim elected to Congress), when he denounced the hearing on radicalization in the U.S. community sponsored by NY Rep. Peter King.

The fun part is you're never sure who the star of the hearing will be, as the Democrats and Republicans attack each other relentlessly.

Meanwhile the majority of Americans will be watching these enlightening interchanges between the two parties on TV. As a matter of fact there's a potential barn-burner on today:

You're not going to want to miss watching AG William Barr testify in the House (see local times near you) about the Justice Department's budget, but the conversation is sure to turn to his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Make sure to bring plenty of snacks because it's a double feature. More on that further down the page. 

The Barr questioning will be picked up again in the Senate tomorrow. 

I guarantee you'll be entertained by the differences between a House hearing (with Democrats in the majority) and the Senate hearing (with Republicans in the majority), both dealing with the same subject with so many spins viewers should be warned to wear a neck brace while watching.

Another don't miss hearing today!

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services are meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Internal Revenue Commissioner Charles P. Rettig, about budget requests; but you can expect the questioning will drift off to oversight matters.

They'll be asked to hand over the past six years of Trump's tax returns by Wednesday. If they don't, both will have to explain why to Congress.

As for the ticket sales from my proposal; all of the money raised should go towards providing better shelter and treatment for the immigrants on our southern border.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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