The Congress.gov site provides with detailed and up-to-date information about bills. However, I fail to find the information about any planned/anticipated actions related to an arbitrary bill, e.g. future hearing in Committees.

Can I get this information — either on Congress.gov or another U.S. Government site?

Here's what I mean. Using S.814 - Ukraine Security Partnership Act of 2021 as an example because it is of a special interest to me.

As of April/26, this bill has an outstanding amendment by Senate Foreign Relations Committee, so I'm sure there must be an anticipated future event for this bill.

The bill page contains "Tracker", but it only shows the bill's past, not the anticipated future events (e.g. hearings or pending amendments).

Bill page

The Committees tab shows past Committees hearings.

Committees tab

And the same with Actions tab; only past Actions are listed.

Actions tab

Question: is there a possibility get a list of anticipated future events related to a bill?

  • An amendment doesn't mean action on it is planned. It could have been added just to kill the bill but I don't know about this case.
    – Joe W
    Apr 26, 2021 at 1:26

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Congress moves at its own pace

Following a bill from introduction through passage can be frustrating. Ultimately, Congress moves at whatever speed it feels like for a given bill. That's why there aren't any future actions listed on Congress.gov. Since the bill in question has been assigned to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, you can watch the committee website to see if there's a hearing coming up. You could also try calling the committee at (202) 224-4651 to see if they have any information on a scheduled action (it's a long shot but the committee has been working on the bill recently so they might have additional info). If you're fortunate enough to have representation in the Senate (as a resident of Washington DC I do not) then you can call your Senator's office to see if they have any additional information.

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