Saturday, November 9, 2019

Senate Committee Schedule

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine unprecedented migration at the United States southern border, focusing on the year in review.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine the response to lung illnesses and rising youth electronic cigarette use.

Hearings to examine pending nominations.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider
• S. 10, to require the Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia to develop a plan for reducing, mitigating, and controlling harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in South Florida,
• S. 481, to encourage States to require the installation of residential carbon monoxide detectors in homes,
• S. 999, to provide for Federal coordination of activities supporting sustainable chemistry,
• S. 1069, to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a constituent-driven program to provide a digital information platform capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with decision-support tools, training, and best practices and to support collection of priority coastal geospatial data to inform and improve local, State, regional, and Federal capacities to manage the coastal region,
• S. 1640, to require compliant flame mitigation devices to be used on portable fuel containers for flammable liquid fuels,
• S. 1982, to improve efforts to combat marine debris,
• S. 2330, to amend the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to provide for congressional oversight of the board of directors of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and to protect amateur athletes from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse,
• S. 2346, to improve the Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program of the National Marine Fisheries Service,
• S. 2429, to reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 and to establish the United States Coral Reef Task Force,
• S. 2453, to assist in the conservation of the North Atlantic right whale by supporting and providing financial resources for North Atlantic right whale conservation programs and projects of persons with expertise required for the conservation of North Atlantic right whales,
• S. 2472, to redesignate the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Plum Brook Station, Ohio, as the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility,
• S. 2525, to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to conduct a study of personal protective equipment worn by firefighters to determine the prevalence and concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,
• S. 2535, to require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and analysis relating to the decline in the business formation rate in the United States,
• S. 2597, to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make certain operational models available to the public,
• S. 2693, to improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems,
• S. 2775, to improve the cyber workforce of the United States,
• S. 2782, to improve provisions of law relating to sexual harassment and assault prevention at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
• S. 2789, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations,
• S. 2800, to authorize programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
• S. 2805, to improve transit-oriented development financing,
• H.R. 3153, to direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on opioid addiction,
• an original bill entitled, "Marine Mammal Research and Response Act of 2019", the nominations of
Ian Paul Steff, of Indiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service,
Michael Graham, of Kansas, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2020, and to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2025,
Carl Whitney Bentzel, of Maryland, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner,
Theodore Rokita, of Indiana, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, and routine lists in the Coast Guard.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine preserving and expanding clean, reliable nuclear power, focusing on United States commercial nuclear reactor performance trends and safety initiatives.

Joint Economic Committee
Hearings to examine the economic outlook.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

Rules and Administration
An oversight hearing to examine the Smithsonian Institution;
to be immediately followed by a nomination hearing.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Hearings to examine noncompete agreements and American workers.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nomination of Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.

To received a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

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