Saturday, November 16, 2019

Senate Committee Schedule

Monday, November 18, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Rules and Administration
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Hugh Nathanial Halpern, of Virginia, to be Director of the Government Publishing Office.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider
• 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. 500, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service,
• 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. 1079, to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico,
• S. 1081, to amend title 54, United States Code, to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and
Water Conservation Fund,
• 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,
• S. 1739, to enable projects that will aid in the development and delivery of related instruction associated with apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs that are focused on serving the skilled technical workforce at the National Laboratories and certain facilities of the National Nuclear Security Administration,
• S. 2368, to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to support licensing and relicensing of certain nuclear facilities and nuclear energy research, demonstration, and development,
• 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,
• 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. 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,
• S. 2714, to amend the America COMPETES Act to reauthorize the ARPA-E program,
• S. 2799, to require the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of the Interior to establish a joint Nexus of Energy and Water Sustainability Office,
and the nominations of
Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy,
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.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine
• S. 1087, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to make changes with respect to water quality certification, and state perspectives on other potential reforms to the implementation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Investigations
Hearings to examine securing the United States research enterprise from China's talent recruitment plans.

An oversight hearing to examine the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
A joint hearing with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment to examine the importance of the Open Skies Treaty.

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
Hearings to examine the Department of Defense audit.

Environment and Public Works
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Sean O'Donnell, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Business meeting to consider
• S. 2877, to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002;
to be immediately followed by hearings to examine the nominations of
Mitchell A. Silk, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury,
Brian D. Montgomery, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary, and
David Carey Woll, Jr., of Connecticut, and
John Bobbitt, of Texas, both to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and
Peter J. Coniglio, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Export-Import.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine highly automated vehicles, focusing on Federal perspectives on the deployment of safety technology.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine the nomination of Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hearings to examine Russian influence in Belarus.

Subcommittee on Health Care
Hearings to examine Alzheimer's awareness, focusing on barriers to diagnosis, treatment, and care coordination.

Joint Economic Committee
Hearings to examine connecting more people to work.

Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine honoring a nations promise to Native veterans, including
• S. 1001, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and
• S. 2365, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize urban Indian organizations to enter into arrangements for the sharing of medical services and facilities.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
Closed hearings to examine implementation of the 2018 Department of Defense Cyber Strategy.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and
International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy

Hearings to examine challenges and opportunities for advancing United States interests in the United Nations system.

Armed Services
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Hearings to examine biological threats to United States national security.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
An oversight hearing examine Federal Communications Commission, focusing on spectrum auctions program, Part II.

Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

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