Saturday, July 13, 2019

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the expected nomination of Mark T. Esper, to be Secretary of Defense.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine Facebook's proposed digital currency and data privacy considerations.

Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider
S. 143, to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve health care services for veterans in the United States,
S. 174, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector,
S. 253, to coordinate the provision of energy retrofitting assistance to schools,
S. 520, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency materials pilot program,
S. 715, to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to develop a national smart manufacturing plan and to provide assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs,
S. 816, to amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas,
S. 859, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives,
S. 903, to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish advanced nuclear goals, provide for a versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source, make available high-assay, low-enriched uranium for research, development, and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts,
S. 983, to amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to reauthorize the weatherization assistance program,
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. 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,
S. 1064, to require the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the national security implications of building ethane and other natural-gas-liquids-related petrochemical infrastructure in the United States,
S. 1085, to support research, development, and other activities to develop innovative vehicle technologies,
S. 1201, to amend the fossil energy research and development provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to enhance fossil fuel technology,
S. 1245, to improve energy performance in Federal buildings,
S. 1286, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to facilitate the commercialization of energy and related technologies developed at Department of Energy facilities with promising commercial potential,
S. 1317, to facilitate the availability, development, and environmentally responsible production of domestic resources to meet national material or critical mineral needs,
S. 1685, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program for the research, development, and demonstration of commercially viable technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide produced during the generation of natural gas-generated power,
S. 1706, to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to encourage the increased use of performance contracting in Federal facilities,
S. 1857, to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to improve Federal energy and water performance requirements for Federal buildings and establish a Federal Energy Management Program,
H.R. 347, to extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado,
H.R. 762, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the dissemination of information regarding available Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for schools, and
H.R. 1138, to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
Hearings to examine United States engagement in Central America.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Ann C. Fisher, of the District of Columbia, and Ashley Jay Elizabeth Poling, of North Carolina, both to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission,
Catherine Bird, of Texas, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and
Rainey R. Brandt, and Shana Frost Matini, both to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearings to examine long-term management options for the Bureau of Land Managements Wild Horse and Burro Program.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
Hearings to examine Iraq, focusing on a crossroads of United States policy.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the 2020 Census, focusing on conducting a secure and accurate count.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Constitution
Hearings to examine Google and censorship through search engines.

Intelligence
Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine unprecedented migration at the United States southern border, focusing on bipartisan policy recommendations from the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Economic Policy
Hearings to examine economic mobility, focusing on whether the American dream is in crisis.

Aging
Hearings to examine combating robocall fraud, focusing on using telecom advances and law enforcement to stop scammers and protect seniors.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans for deep space exploration, focusing on the Moon to Mars.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine electric battery production and waste, focusing on opportunities and challenges.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine pending nominations.

Indian Affairs
Oversight hearings to examine the Government Accountability Office report on tribal access to spectrum, focusing on promoting communications services in Indian Country.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nomination of Michelle A. Bekkering, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
Hearings to examine the Federally incurred cost of regulatory changes and how such changes are made.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
An oversight hearing to examine the United States Copyright Office.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine export control reform implementation, focusing on outside perspectives.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Water and Power
Hearings to examine opportunities to increase water storage and conservation through rehabilitation and development of water supply infrastructure, including
S. 1570, to provide flexibility to allow greater aquifer recharge,
S. 1932, to support water infrastructure in Reclamation States, and
S. 2044, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to establish an Aging Infrastructure Account, to amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to provide additional funds under that Act, to establish a review of flood control rule curves pilot project within the Bureau of Reclamation.

Judiciary
Business meeting to consider
S. 1273, to amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims,
S. 1883, to improve the prohibitions on money laundering,
and the nominations of
Douglas Russell Cole, and Matthew Walden McFarland, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio,
Robert Anthony Molloy, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands, and
Kea Whetzal Riggs, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico.

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine agricultural research and 2018 Farm Bill implementation.

Intelligence
Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters. Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the expected nomination of Mark T. Esper, to be Secretary of Defense.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine Facebook's proposed digital currency and data privacy considerations.

Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider
S. 143, to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve health care services for veterans in the United States,
S. 174, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector,
S. 253, to coordinate the provision of energy retrofitting assistance to schools,
S. 520, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency materials pilot program,
S. 715, to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to develop a national smart manufacturing plan and to provide assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs,
S. 816, to amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas,
S. 859, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives,
S. 903, to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish advanced nuclear goals, provide for a versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source, make available high-assay, low-enriched uranium for research, development, and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts,
S. 983, to amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to reauthorize the weatherization assistance program,
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. 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,
S. 1064, to require the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the national security implications of building ethane and other natural-gas-liquids-related petrochemical infrastructure in the United States,
S. 1085, to support research, development, and other activities to develop innovative vehicle technologies,
S. 1201, to amend the fossil energy research and development provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to enhance fossil fuel technology,
S. 1245, to improve energy performance in Federal buildings,
S. 1286, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to facilitate the commercialization of energy and related technologies developed at Department of Energy facilities with promising commercial potential,
S. 1317, to facilitate the availability, development, and environmentally responsible production of domestic resources to meet national material or critical mineral needs,
S. 1685, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program for the research, development, and demonstration of commercially viable technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide produced during the generation of natural gas-generated power,
S. 1706, to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to encourage the increased use of performance contracting in Federal facilities,
S. 1857, to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to improve Federal energy and water performance requirements for Federal buildings and establish a Federal Energy Management Program,
H.R. 347, to extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado,
H.R. 762, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the dissemination of information regarding available Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for schools, and
H.R. 1138, to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
Hearings to examine United States engagement in Central America.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Ann C. Fisher, of the District of Columbia, and Ashley Jay Elizabeth Poling, of North Carolina, both to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission,
Catherine Bird, of Texas, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and
Rainey R. Brandt, and Shana Frost Matini, both to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearings to examine long-term management options for the Bureau of Land Managements Wild Horse and Burro Program.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counter-terrorism
Hearings to examine Iraq, focusing on a crossroads of United States policy.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the 2020 Census, focusing on conducting a secure and accurate count.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Constitution
Hearings to examine Google and censorship through search engines.

Intelligence
Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

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