Saturday, July 20, 2019

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine challenges for cannabis and banking, focusing on outside perspectives.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the United States interests in the Freely Associated States.

Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider
S. 398, to support the peaceful resolution of the civil war in Yemen, to address the resulting humanitarian crisis, and to hold the perpetrators responsible for murdering a Saudi dissident,
S. 2066, to review United States Saudi Arabia Policy,
S. 1441, to impose sanctions with respect to the provision of certain vessels for the construction of Russian energy export pipelines, protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia (Treaty Doc. 116-01),
and the nominations of
Pamela Bates, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador,
Jonathan R. Cohen, of California, to be Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt,
Kelly Craft, of Kentucky, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations,
Philip S. Goldberg, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, Christopher Landau, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the United Mexican States,
Doug Manchester, of California, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Richard B. Norland, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to Libya,
John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates,
Adrian Zuckerman, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to Romania,
Andrew P. Bremberg, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador, and
Jennifer D. Nordquist, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of two years.

Judiciary
Oversight hearings to examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Finance
Hearings to examine promoting elder justice, focusing on a call for reform.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
To receive a briefing on pipeline politics, focusing on energy and power in Europe.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather
Hearings to examine America's waterfronts, focusing on addressing economic, recreational, and environmental challenges.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
An oversight hearing to examine enforcement of the antitrust laws.

Intelligence
To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
To receive a closed briefing on Department of Defense Cyber operations.

Armed Services
Business meeting to consider pending military nominations.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider
S. 2162, to require the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to annually hire at least 600 new Border Patrol agents, to report quarterly to Congress on the status of the Border Patrol workforce, and to conduct a comprehensive staffing analysis,
S. 1976, to amend the FAST Act to improve the Federal permitting process,
S. 2065, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish an annual report on the use of deepfake technology,
S. 2183, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to analyze certain legislation in order prevent duplication of and overlap with existing Federal programs, offices, and initiatives,
S. 2177, to provide taxpayers with an improved understanding of Government programs through the disclosure of cost, performance, and areas of duplication among them, leverage existing data to achieve a functional Federal program inventory,
S. 2169, to amend section 3116 of title 5, United States Code, to clarify the applicability of the appointment limitations for students appointed under the expedited hiring authority for post-secondary students,
S. 2107, to increase the number of CBP Agriculture Specialists and support staff in the Office of Field Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection,
S. 2193, to require the Administrator of General Services to issue guidance to clarify that Federal agencies may pay by charge card for the charging of Federal electric motor vehicles,
S. 764, to provide for congressional approval of national emergency declarations,
S. 439, to allow Members of Congress to opt out of the Federal Employees Retirement System, and allow Members who opt out of the Federal Employees Retirement System to continue to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan,
S. 2119, to amend title 5, United States Code, to appropriately limit the authority to award bonuses to Federal employees,
H.R. 2590, to require a Department of Homeland Security overseas personnel enhancement plan,
H.R. 3305, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2509 George Mason Drive in
Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the "Ryan Keith Cox Post Office Building", and the nominations of
Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, and
William Bryan, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Science and Technology, both of the Department of Homeland Security,
Robert M. Duncan, of Kentucky, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service,
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.

Armed Services
Hearings to examine the expected nomination of David L. Norquist to be Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize, focusing on innovative solutions to reduce human-predator conflict.

Finance
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Under Secretary,
Brian Callanan, of New Jersey, to be General Counsel, and
Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary, all of the Department of the Treasury, and
Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider
S. 496, to preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen,
S. 893, to require the President to develop a strategy to ensure the security of next generation mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the United States and to assist allies and strategic partners in maximizing the security of next generation mobile telecommunications systems, infrastructure, and software,
S. 1148, to amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to give preferential consideration to individuals who have successfully completed air traffic controller training and veterans when hiring air traffic control specialists,
S. 1341, to adopt a certain California flammability standard as a Federal flammability standard to protect against the risk of upholstered furniture flammability,
S. 1349, to expand enrollment in TSA PreCheck to expedite commercial travel screening and improve airport security,
S. 1625, to promote the deployment of commercial fifth-generation mobile networks and the sharing of information with communications providers in the United States regarding security risks to the networks of those providers,
S. 1822, to require the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules relating to the collection of data with respect to the availability of broadband services,
S. 1858, to ensure the Chief Information Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission has a significant role in decisions related to information technology, proposed legislation entitled, "Regional Ocean Partnership Act",
S. 2035, to require the Transportation Security Administration to develop a strategic plan to expand eligibility for the PreCheck Program to individuals with Transportation Worker Identification Credentials or
Hazardous Materials Endorsements,
S. 2134, to extend the transfer of Electronic Travel Authorization System fees from the Travel Promotion Fund to the Corporation for Travel Promotion (Brand USA) through fiscal year 2027, and a promotion list in the Coast Guard;
to be immediately followed by hearings to examine the nominations of
Theodore Rokita, of Indiana, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors,
Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, and
Michael Graham, of Kansas, both to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board,
Carl Whitney Bentzel, of Maryland, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner,
Michael J.K. Kratsios, of South Carolina, to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and
Ian Paul Steff, of Indiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service.

Rules and Administration
Oversight hearings to examine the Government Publishing Office, Office of the Inspector General.

Indian Affairs
Hearings to examine the nomination of E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
Hearings to examine confronting Ebola, focusing on addressing a 21st century global health crisis.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, "Small Business Administration Reauthorization Act".


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine hemp production and the 2018 farm bill.

Armed Services
Hearings to examine pending military nominations.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine state and Federal recommendations for enhancing school safety against targeted violence.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the importance of energy innovation to economic growth and competitiveness.

Intelligence
Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hearings to examine the state of media freedom in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe region.

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