Saturday, July 22, 2017

Senate Committee Schedule — Week of July 24, 2017

Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017
Hearings to examine commodities, credit, and crop insurance, focusing on perspectives on risk management tools and trends for the 2018 Farm Bill.
Business meeting to consider the nominations of J. Paul Compton, Jr., of Alabama, to be General Counsel, and Anna Maria Farias, of Texas, and Neal J. Rackleff, of Texas, both to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Richard Ashooh, of New Hampshire, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, both of the Department of Commerce, and Christopher Campbell, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
Hearings to examine efforts on marine debris in the oceans and Great Lakes.
Hearings to examine developing and deploying advanced clean energy technologies.
Hearings to examine the nominations of Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, Stephen S. Schwartz, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice.
Business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, "Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018".
Business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, "Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018."
Hearings to receive testimony on options and considerations for achieving a 355-ship Navy from naval analysts.
Hearings to examine assessing the maximum pressure and engagement policy toward North Korea.
Closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters; to be immediately followed by a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017
Hearings to examine progress toward a cure for Type I Diabetes, focusing on research and the artificial pancreas.
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of the Treasury.
Hearings to examine the nominations of Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, and Peter B. Davidson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, both of the Department of Commerce, and Mark H. Buzby, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, and Ronald L. Batory, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, both of the Department of Transportation.
Hearings to examine
  • S. 32, to provide for conservation, enhanced recreation opportunities, and development of renewable energy in the California Desert Conservation Area,
  • S. 90, to survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in the States of Oklahoma and Texas,
  • S. 357, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain exchanged non-public lands,
  • S. 436, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, to substitute certain land selections of the Navajo Nation, to designate certain wilderness areas,
  • S. 467, to provide for the disposal of certain Bureau of Land Management land in Mohave County, Arizona,
  • S. 468, to establish a procedure for resolving claims to certain rights-of-way,
  • S. 614, to require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a pilot program for commercial recreation concessions on certain land managed by the Bureau of Land Management,
  • S. 785, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans,
  • S. 837, to provide for the conveyance of certain land to Washington County, Utah, to authorize the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Utah,
  • S. 884, to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to require the Bureau of Land Management to provide a claimant of a small miner waiver from claim maintenance fees with a period of 60 days after written receipt of 1 or more defects is provided to the claimant by registered mail to cure the 1 or more defects or pay the claim maintenance fee,
  • S. 941, to withdraw certain National Forest System land in the Emigrant Crevice area located in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Park County, Montana, from the mining and mineral leasing laws of the United States,
  • S. 1149, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to repeal a provision limiting the export of timber harvested from land conveyed to the Kake Tribal Corporation under that Act,
  • S. 1230, to prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture,
  • S. 1271, to designate certain mountain peaks in the State of Colorado as "Fowler Peak" and "Boskoff Peak", and
  • S. 1548, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon
Hearings to examine South Sudan's conflict and famine; to be immediately followed by a full committee hearing to examine the nominations of Michael Arthur Raynor, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and Maria E. Brewer, of Indiana, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone, both of the Department of State.
Business meeting to consider
  • S. 873, to amend section 8433 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for flexibility in making withdrawals from the Thrift Savings Fund,
  • S. 288, to require notice and comment for certain interpretative rules,
  • S. 886, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish an Acquisition Review Board in the Department of Homeland Security,
  • S. 906, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for congressional notification regarding major acquisition program breaches,
  • S. 1199, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reauthorize the Border Enforcement Security Task Force program within the Department of Homeland Security,
  • S. 938, to require notice of cost-free Federal procurement technical assistance in connection with registration of small business concerns in procurement systems,
  • S. 1208, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide for an option under the Secure Mail Initiative under which a person to whom a document is sent under that initiative may elect to have the United States Postal Service use the Hold for Pickup service or the Signature Confirmation service in delivering the document, S.Con.Res. 15, expressing support for the designation of October 28, 2017, as "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day",
  • H.R. 1293, to amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees,
  • H.R. 1117, to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster,
  • H.R. 1679, to ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency,
  • H.R. 195, to amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States,
  • H.R. 194, to ensure the effective processing of mail by Federal agencies, and an original bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to reauthorize the Judicial Conference of the United States to redact sensitive information contained in financial disclosure reports of judicial officers and employees
An oversight hearing to examine the Foreign Agents Registration Act and attempts to influence United States elections, focusing on lessons learned from current and prior administrations.
An oversight hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office reports on human trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Natives in the United States.
An oversight hearing to examine Federal infrastructure permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council.
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017
Hearings to examine the nominations of Rostin Behnam, of New Jersey, Brian D. Quintenz, of Ohio, and Dawn DeBerry Stump, of Texas, each to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Hearings to examine the nominations of Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, and Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Reappointment), and to be Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Closed business meeting to markup pending intelligence matters.
Business meeting to markup
  • an original bill entitled, "Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
  • an original bill entitled, "Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018",
  • and an original bill entitled, "Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018".

House Committee Schedule — Week of July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

H.J.Res. 111 — Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to Arbitration Agreements.; H.R. 3219 — Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 [Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018] (Rules Committee Print 115-30, showing the text of H.R. 3219, H.R. 3162, H.R. 2998, and H.R. 3266 as reported by the Committee on Appropriations with modifications.)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Examining Sue and Settle Agreements: Part II

Examining Advancements in Biofuels: Balancing Federal Research and Market Innovation

Deter, Detect and Interdict: Technologys Role in Securing the Border.

Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats

Oversight and Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission

Hearing on the Internal Revenue Services Record Retention Policies

No Regulation Without Representation: H.R. 2887 and the Growing Problem of States Regulating Beyond Their Borders

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Coast Guard Sea, Land, and Air Capabilities, Part II

PTSD Claims: Assessing Whether VBA is Effectively Serving Veterans

Securing Air Cargo: Industry Perspectives.

Evaluating DOD Equipment and Uniform Procurement in Iraq and Afghanistan

Examining the Presidents FY 2018 Budget Proposal for Europe and Eurasia

Held for Ransom: The Families of Irans Hostages Speak Out

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Committee on Natural Resources will convene at 4:00p.m. for opening statements only, for a Full Committee markup in 1324 Longworth House Office Building. The Committee will reconvene the markup on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in 1324 Longworth House Office Building.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Office of National Drug Control Policy: Reauthorization in the 115th Congress"

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Committee on Natural Resources will convene at 4:00p.m. for opening statements only, for a Full Committee markup in 1324 Longworth House Office Building. The Committee will reconvene the markup on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in 1324 Longworth House Office Building.

STEM and Computer Science Education: Preparing the 21st Century Workforce

U.S. Cyber Diplomacy

Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the Nations Wholesale Electricity Markets

Renegotiating NAFTA: Opportunities for Agriculture

Expanding Options for Employers and Workers Through Earn-and-Learn Opportunities

Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans

Oversight of the Library of Congress' Strategic Plan

Protecting Small Businesses from Cyber Attacks: the Cybersecurity Insurance Option

Markup of:
  • H.R. 2626, (Mr. Hurd), the Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act.
  • H.R. 2805, (Miss Rice of New York), To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program.
  • H.R. 3202, (Ms. Jackson Lee), the Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act.
  • H.R. 3284, (Mr. Fitzpatrick), the Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017.
  • H.R. 3328, (Mr. Katko), the Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017.
  • H.R. ___, (Mr. McCaul), The "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017".
  • H.Res. 447, (Mrs. Watson Coleman), Directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to Department of Homeland Security policies and activities relating to businesses owned or controlled by President Donald J. Trump.
Assessing the U.S.-Qatar Relationship

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Challenges to Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1778 (Rep. Liz Cheney), H.R. 3117 (Rep. Evan Jenkins), and the Discussion Draft of H.R. ____ (Rep. Tom Emmer)

Employee Misconduct: How Can FEMA Improve the Integrity of its Workforce.

The Need for the Balanced Budget Amendment

Antitrust Concerns and the FDA Approval Process

Combatting Homegrown Terrorism

Markup of
  • H.Res. 422, Urging adherence to the "one country, two systems" policy as prescribed in the Joint Declaration between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of the Hong Kong
  • H.Res. 445, Honoring the life and legacy of Liu Xiaobo for his steadfast commitment to the protection of human rights, political freedoms, free markets, democratic elections, government accountability, and peaceful change in the People's Republic of China
  • H.R. 2732, North Korea Travel Control Act
  • H.R. 3320, To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes
U.S. Interests in the Asia-Pacific: FY 2018 Budget Hearing

House Committee Meetings ScheduleWeek of July 23 - 29, 2017

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