Saturday, May 11, 2019

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the importance of and path to achieving mineral security, including
• S. 1052, to authorize the Office of Fossil Energy to develop advanced separation technologies for the extraction and recovery of rare earth elements and minerals from coal and coal byproducts, and
• S. 1317, to facilitate the availability, development, and environmentally responsible production of domestic resources to meet national material or critical mineral needs.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine 5G, focusing on national security concerns, intellectual property issues, and the impact on competition and innovation.

Finance
Hearings to examine challenges in the retirement system.

Budget
Hearings to examine fixing a broken budget and spending process, focusing on the perspectives of two former Chairmen.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearings to examine
• S. 242, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain land in the Coconino National Forest in the State of Arizona,
• S. 258, to prohibit oil and gas leasing on the National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Elko and White Pine Counties, Nevada,
• S. 434, to provide for a report on the maintenance of Federal land holdings under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior,
• S. 490, to designate a mountain ridge in the State of Montana as "B-47 Ridge",
• S. 499, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation,
• S. 526, to withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land from mineral development,
• S. 1079, to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico, and
• S. 1262, 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, to withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
Hearings to examine the emerging space environment, focusing on operational, technical, and policy challenges.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine financial regulators.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider
• S. 411, to establish a Counterterrorism Advisory Board,
• S. 1275, to require the collection of voluntary feedback on services provided by agencies,
• S. 580, to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the "Former Presidents Act of 1958", with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President,
• S. 347, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 Fulton Street in Middletown, New York, as the "Benjamin A. Gilman Post Office Building",
• S. 1196, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, as the "Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building", S.Con.Res.15, expressing support for the designation of October 28, 2019, as "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day",
• H.R. 995, to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of settlement agreements,
• H.R. 1079, to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on electronic consent forms,
• H.R. 1608, to amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency of Federal advisory committees,
• H.R. 1654, to amend title 44, United States Code, to modernize the Federal Register,
• H.R. 1590, to require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel,
• H.R. 540, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the "Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office",
• H.R. 828, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the "Congressman Bill Carney Post Office",
• H.R. 829, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the "Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office Building",
• an original bill entitled, "Improve Data on Sexual Violence Act",
• an original bill entitled, "Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program Act",
• an original bill entitled, "Supply Chain Counterintelligence Training Act of 2019",
• an original bill entitled, "Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2019",
• an original bill entitled, "Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2019",
• an original bill entitled, "Early Participation in Regulations Act of 2019",
• an original bill entitled, "Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act",
• an original bill entitled, "Setting Manageable Analysis Requirements in Text Act of 2019",
and the nominations of
James A. Crowell IV, and Jason Park, both to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia,
Ron A. Bloom, of New York, and
Roman Martinez IV, of Florida, both to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service,
Dale Cabaniss, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and
Michael Eric Wooten, of Virginia, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Closed hearings to examine an intelligence program update and global threat assessment.

Appropriations
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of the Treasury.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider
• S. 384, to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to help facilitate the adoption of composite technology in infrastructure in the United States,
• S. 737, to direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood,
• S. 1228, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for pirate radio,
• S. 1289, to require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and analysis of the effects of broadband deployment and adoption on the economy of the United States, and
• S. 1294, to require Federal agencies with jurisdiction over broadband deployment to enter into an interagency agreement related to certain types of funding for broadband deployment.

Environment and Public Works
An oversight hearing to examine the Council on Environmental Quality.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the future of arms control post-Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Indian Affairs
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business;
to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine legislation.

Rules and Administration
An oversight hearing to examine the Election Assistance Commission.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Hearings to examine reauthorization of the Small Business Administration's innovation programs.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Water and Power
Hearings to examine issues and challenges at the Power Marketing Administrations.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the Department of Energys carbon capture, utilization, and storage programs, including S. 1201, to amend the fossil energy research and development provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to enhance fossil fuel technology.

Judiciary
Business meeting to consider
• S. 1328, to designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in United States elections as inadmissible aliens, and
• S. 1321, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit interference with voting systems under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine the nomination of James Byrne, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine certain nominations.

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