Saturday, October 6, 2018

Senate Committee Schedule

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine threats to the homeland.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
Hearings to examine United States Air Force readiness.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine consumer data privacy, focusing on lessons from the European Union's general data protection regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine successful state conservation, recovery, and management of wildlife from Yellowstone's grizzly bear to the Chesapeake's Delmarva fox squirrel.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine pending nominations.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Business meeting to consider
• S. 2679, to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses,
• S. 3552, to amend the Small Business Act to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the 7(a) program of the Small Business Administration to bring those thresholds into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators,
• S. 3553, to amend the Small Business Act to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the section 504 program of the Small Business Administration to bring those thresholds into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators,
• S. 3554, to extend the effective date for the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans,
• an original bill entitled, "National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Act", and an original bill entitled, "Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018".

Armed Services
To receive a closed briefing on the military threat posed by near peer adversaries China and Russia.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Hearings to examine the future of the fleets, focusing on Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship recapitalization.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine blackstart and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry.

Judiciary
Business meeting to consider
• S. 2785, to designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in United States elections as inadmissible aliens,
• S. 3178, to amend title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights,
and the nominations of
Jonathan A. Kobes, of South Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit,
Kenneth D. Bell, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina,
Stephanie A. Gallagher, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland,
Mary S. McElroy, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island,
Carl J. Nichols, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia,
John M. O'Connor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, and
Martha Maria Pacold,
Mary M. Rowland, and
Steven C. Seeger, each to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nomination of John Mark Pommersheim, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan, Department of State.

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