Saturday, September 1, 2018

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hearings to examine the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hearings to examine foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms.

Joint Conference Committee
Meeting of conferees on H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider
• S. 1965, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and traditional mammoth ivory products,
• S. 2773, to improve the management of driftnet fishing,
• S. 3367, to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency,
• H.R. 4323, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research,
and the nominations of
Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors,
Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy,
James Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and
Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation;
to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Transportation Security Administration, focusing on keeping our skies secure.

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

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine the impact of zero tariffs on United States autoworkers.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
Hearings to examine the China challenge, focusing on security and military developments.

Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Tamara Bonzanto, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary (Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection), and
James Paul Gfrerer, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Information and Technology), both of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Bureau of Industry and Security, the International Trade Administration, and the United States International Trade Commission.

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

Environment and Public Works
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Hearings to examine the nomination of Harold B. Parker, of New Hampshire, to be Federal Cochairperson of the Northern Border Regional Commission.

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.

Joint Economic Committee
Hearings to examine the positive economic growth effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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