Saturday, July 28, 2018

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
Hearings to examine the internet and digital communications, focusing on the impact of global internet governance.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine reducing health care costs, focusing on decreasing administrative spending.

An oversight hearing to examine immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider
S. 2242, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to clarify the authority of the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with respect to post-storm assessments,
S. 2773, to improve the management of driftnet fishing,
S. 2861, to prosecute, as a Federal crime, the assault or intimidation of a passenger train crew member to the same extent as such actions against aircraft crew members are prosecuted,
S. 3119, to allow for the taking of sea lions on the Columbia River and its tributaries to protect endangered and threatened species of salmon and other nonlisted fish species,
S. 3143, to provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States,
S. 3265, to require the Secretary of Commerce to undertake certain activities to supportwaterfront community revitalization and resiliency,
S. 3273, to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of goods through ports and intermodal connections to ports,
• an original bill entitled, "Space Frontier Act of 2019",
and the nominations of
Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, and
Martin J. Oberman, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nominations of
R. Clarke Cooper, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary (Political-Military Affairs), and
John Cotton Richmond, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking, with the rank of Ambassador at Large, both of the Department of State.

Hearings to examine pending nominations.

Environment and Public Works
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business;
to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's agenda, focusing on protecting the environment and allowing America's economy to grow.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
Hearings to examine the search for life, focusing on utilizing science to explore our solar system and make new discoveries.

Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine
S. 3184, to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the requirements for applications for construction of State home facilities to increase the maximum percentage of nonveterans allowed to be treated at such facilities,
S. 1596, to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase certain funeral benefits for veterans,
S. 2881, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to seek to enter into an agreement with the city of Vallejo, California, for the transfer of Mare Island Naval Cemetery in Vallejo, California,
S. 1952, to improve oversight and accountability of the financial processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs,
S. 1990, to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amounts payable by the Department of Veterans Affairs for dependency and indemnity compensation, to modify the requirements for dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at the time of death,
S. 2485, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide payment of Medal of Honor special pension under such title to the surviving spouse of a deceased Medal of Honor recipient,
S. 2748, to amend title 10, United States Code, to require members of the Armed Forces to receive additional training under the Transition Assistance Program,
S. 514, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to veterans,
H.R. 299, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam,
H.R. 5418, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program using multiple prime vendors,
• an original bill entitled, "Veterans Dental Care Eligibility Expansion and Enhancement Act of 2018",
• an original bill entitled, "VA Hiring Enhancement Act",
• an original bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a program to award grants to persons to provide and coordinate the provision of suicide prevention services for veterans transitioning from service in the Armed Forces who are at risk of suicide and for their families, and
• an original bill entitled, "Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act".

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine assessing the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance.

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