Saturday, November 2, 2019

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nominations of
James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
Hearings to examine building NASAs workforce of the future, focusing on STEM engagement for a 21st century education.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine threats to the homeland.

Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
Hearings to examine how corporations and Big Tech leave our data exposed to criminals, China, and other bad actors.

Intelligence
To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.


Wednesday, November 6, 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. 1363, to authorize an AI Center of Excellence within the General Services Administration,
• S. 2618, to strengthen employee cost savings suggestions programs within the Federal Government,
• S. 2560, to amend the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, to require the budget justifications and appropriation requests of agencies be made publicly available,
• S. 2353, to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop guidance for firefighters and other emergency response personnel on best practices to protect them from exposure to PFAS and to limit and prevent the release of PFAS into the environment,
• S. 2513, to provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies to Congress regarding incidents of terrorism,
• S. 565, to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to submit to Congress an annual report on projects that are over budget and behind schedule,
• S. 2712, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the "Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office Building",
• H.R. 1589, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear intelligence and information sharing functions of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security and to require dissemination of information analyzed by the Department to entities with responsibilities relating to homeland security,
• H.R. 2066, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program in the Department of Homeland Security,
• H.R. 495, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require an annual report on the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement,
• H.R. 135, to amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government,
• H.R. 887, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 877 East 1200 South in Orem, Utah, as the "Jerry C. Washburn Post Office Building",
• H.R. 1252, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the "Marilyn Monroe Post Office",
• H.R. 1253, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, as the "Ritchie Valens Post Office Building",
• H.R. 1526, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the "Eva G. Hewitt Post Office",
• H.R. 1844, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the "Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building",
• H.R. 1972, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the "Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building",
• H.R. 2151, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the "Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office",
• H.R. 2325, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the "65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building",
• H.R. 3144, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the "Jose Ramos Post Office Building",
• H.R. 3314, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the "Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building",
• an original bill entitled, "Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2019",
• an original bill entitled, "Congressional Reporting Burden Reduction Act",
• an original bill entitled, "HELP for Small Businesses Act",
• an original bill entitled, "DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act of 2019",
• an original bill entitled, "Operation Stonegarden Authorization Act",
and the nominations of
Joshua A. Deahl, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals,
Deborah J. Israel, and Andrea L. Hertzfeld, both to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and
Robert Anthony Dixon, to be United States Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Department of Justice.

Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of Grant C. Jaquith, of New York, and Scott J. Laurer, of Virginia, both to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Aging
Hearings to examine veteran scams, focusing on protecting those who protected us.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Energy
Hearings to examine
• S. 876, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to prepare veterans for careers in the energy industry, including the solar, wind, cybersecurity, and other low-carbon emissions sectors or zero-emissions sectors of the energy industry,
• S. 1890, to provide for grants for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy improvements at public school facilities,
• S. 2425, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Program,
• S. 2508, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a council to conduct a survey and analysis of the employment figures and demographics in the energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the United States,
• S. 2556, to amend the Federal Power Act to provide energy cybersecurity investment incentives, to establish a grant and technical assistance program for cybersecurity investments,
• S. 2657, to support innovation in advanced geothermal research and development,
• S. 2660, to establish a grant program for wind energy research, development, and demonstration,
• S. 2668, to establish a program for research, development, and demonstration of solar energy technologies,
• S. 2688, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish an Office of Technology Transitions,
• S. 2702, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an integrated energy systems research, development, and demonstration, and
• S. 2714, to amend the America COMPETES Act to reauthorize the ARPA-E program.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine
• S. 2662, to amend sections 111, 169, and 171 of the Clean Air Act to clarify when a physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source constitutes a modification or construction.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hearings to examine Putin's shadow warriors, focusing on mercenaries, security contracting, and the way ahead.

Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine the 477 program, focusing on reducing red tape while promoting employment and training opportunities in Indian country.

Judiciary
Hearings to examine reauthorizing the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill, focusing on rural development and energy programs.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine bipartisan bills to promote affordable housing access and safety.

Energy and Natural Resources
An oversight hearing to examine federal revenues derived from energy development on Federal and Indian lands as well as Federal offshore areas and programs that share those revenues with state, local, and tribal governments, including
• S. 2418, to amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to modify a definition and the disposition and authorized uses of qualified outer Continental Shelf revenues under that Act and to exempt State and county payments under that Act from sequestration, to provide for the distribution of certain outer Continental Shelf revenues to the State of Alaska, and
• S. 2666, to promote the development of renewable energy on public land.

Rules and Administration
An oversight hearing to examine Library of Congress modernization.

Intelligence
To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

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