Saturday, June 22, 2019

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examinethe state of the derivatives market and perspectives for Commodity Futures Trading Commission reauthorization.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be designated as systematically important financial institutions.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
Hearings to examine the use of persuasive technology on internet platforms, focusing on optimizing for engagement.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examinethe implementation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund program.

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider
• S. 727, to combat international extremism by addressing global fragility and violence and stabilizing conflict-affected areas,
• S. 1102, to promote security and energy partnerships in the Eastern Mediterranean,
• S. 1309, to identify and combat corruption in countries, to establish a tiered system of countries with respect to levels of corruption by their governments and their efforts to combat such corruption, and to assess United States assistance to designated countries in order to advance anti-corruption efforts in those countries and better serve United States taxpayers,
• S.Res. 34, expressing the sense of the Senate that the Governments of Burma and Bangladesh ensure the safe, dignified, voluntary, and sustainable return of the Rohingya refugees who have been displaced by the campaign of ethnic cleansing conducted by the Burmese military and to immediately release unjustly imprisoned journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo,
• S.Res. 198, condemning Brunei's dramatic human rights backsliding,
• S.Res. 206, marking the 70th anniversary of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, expressing concern about significant violations of international humanitarian law on contemporary battlefields, and encouraging United States leadership in ensuring greater respect for international humanitarian law in current conflicts, particularly with its security partners, S.Con.Res.10, recognizing that Chinese telecommunications companies such as Huawei and ZTE pose serious threats to the national security of the United States and its allies,
• an original bill entitled, "SAFE Act",
• the Protocol Amending the Convention between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and its Protocol, signed at Madrid on February 22, 1990 (Treaty Doc. 113-04),
• protocol Amending the Convention between the United States of America and the Swiss Confederation for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Washington on October 2, 1996, signed on September 23, 2009, at Washington, as corrected by an exchange of notes effected November 16, 2010 and a related agreement effected by an exchange of notes on September 23, 2009 (Treaty Doc. 112-01),
• the Protocol Amending the Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Japan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and a related agreement entered into by an exchange of notes (together the "proposed Protocol"), both signed on January 24, 2013, at Washington, together with correcting notes exchanged March 9 and March 29, 2013 (Treaty Doc. 114-01),
• protocol Amending the Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital, signed on May 20, 2009, at Luxembourg (the "proposed Protocol") and a related agreement effected by the exchange of notes also signed on May 20, 2009 (Treaty Doc. 111-08),
• the nomination of Eliot Pedrosa, of Florida, to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, and other pending calendar business.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
Hearings to examine technological innovations in transportation.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine unprecedented migration at the United States southern border, focusing on the exploitation of migrants through smuggling, trafficking, and involuntary servitude.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examineAmtrak, focusing on next steps for passenger rail.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Water and Power
Hearings to examine
• S. 325, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Garrison Diversion Unit Project Oakes Test Area in Dickey County, North Dakota, to the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District,
• S. 860, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify the terms of the Jackson Gulch rehabilitation project in Colorado,
• S. 990, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the implementation of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program First Increment Extension for threatened and endangered species in the Central and Lower Platte River Basin,
• S. 1305, to establish a Federal cost share percentage for the Milk River Project in the State of Montana,
• S. 1758, to extend a repayment contract relating to the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District and to authorize the District to develop an excess capacity contract to offset repayment costs, and
• S. 1882, to make available the continued use of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program project use power by the Kinsey Irrigation Company and the Sidney Water Users Irrigation District.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine pending nominations.

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.

Budget
Hearings to examine fixing a broken budget and spending process, focusing on securing the nation's fiscal future.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Hearings to examine reauthorization of the Small Business Administration's Small Business Investment Company program.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine options for the interim and long-term storage of nuclear waste, including
• S. 1234, to establish a new organization to manage nuclear waste, provide a consensual process for siting nuclear waste facilities, ensure adequate funding for managing nuclear waste.

Judiciary
Business meeting to consider
• S. 1227, to require the Federal Trade Commission to study the role of intermediaries in the pharmaceutical supply chain and provide Congress with appropriate policy recommendations,
• S. 440, to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide that a patent owner may not assert sovereign immunity as a defense in certain actions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office,
• S. 1224, to enable the Federal Trade Commission to deter filing of sham citizen petitions to cover an attempt to interfere with approval of a competing generic drug or biosimilar, to foster competition, and facilitate the efficient review of petitions filed in good faith to raise legitimate public health concerns,
• S. 1416, to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit anticompetitive behaviors by drug product manufacturers,
and the nominations of
Peter Joseph Phipps, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit,
Charles R. Eskridge III, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas,
William Shaw Stickman IV, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania,
Jennifer Philpott Wilson, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and
Wilmer Ocasio, to be United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, Department of Justice.

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