Saturday, August 18, 2018

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Alan Ray Shaffer, of Virginia, to be Deputy Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment,
Veronica Daigle, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary, and
Casey Wardynski, of Alabama, and Alex A. Beehler, of Maryland, both to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, all of the Department of Defense.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine Russia sanctions, focusing on current effectiveness and potential for next steps.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the energy efficiency of blockchain and similar technologies and the cybersecurity possibilities of such technologies for energy industry applications.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine United States-Russia relations.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services efforts to fight Medicaid fraud and overpayments.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
Hearings to examine financial literacy, focusing on the starting point for a secure retirement.

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
Hearings to examine cyber threats to our nation's critical infrastructure.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearings to examine
• S. 483, to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers,
• S. 1572, to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas,
• S. 1787, to reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992,
• S. 1959, to designate certain Federal land in the State of California as wilderness,
• S. 2078, to maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding,
• S. 2160, to establish a pilot program under the Chief of the Forest Service may use alternative dispute resolution in lieu of judicial review of certain projects,
• S. 2297, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota,
• S. 2721, to designate certain land in San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan Counties, Colorado, as wilderness, to designate certain special management areas in the State of Colorado,
• S. 2809, to establish the San Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic Mining National Conservation Area in the State of Utah, to designate wilderness areas in the State, to provide for certain land conveyances,
• S. 2907, to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico,
• S. 3245, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land in the State of Texas,
• S. 3297, to provide for the expansion of the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, Washington County, Utah,
• S. 3325, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide for the eligibility of national grasslands for grazing leases and permits, and
• H.R. 2075, to adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls and Deschutes Canyon Wilderness Study Areas in the State of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities to protect private property.

Hearings to examine the nominations of
Michael Faulkender, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and
Elizabeth Darling, of Texas, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and FamiliesDepartment of Health and Human Services.

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider the nominations of
Michael A. Hammer, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
John Cotton Richmond, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking, with the rank of Ambassador at Large,
Stephanie Sanders Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, and
Donald R. Tapia, of Arizona, to be Ambassador to Jamaica, all of the Department of State, and a routine list in the Foreign Service;
to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the nominations of
Kevin K. Sullivan, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua,
Francisco Luis Palmieri, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, and
Karen L. Williams, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname, all of the Department of State.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of
William Bryan, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Science and Technology, and
Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, both of the Department of Homeland Security.

Hearings to examine pending nominations.

Rules and Administration
Business meeting to consider an original bill entitled, "Secure Elections Act".

Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine cultural sovereignty, focusing on efforts to maintain and revitalize Native languages for future generations.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine prioritizing cures, focusing on science and stewardship at the National Institutes of Health.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine pending nominations.

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