Saturday, September 12, 2020

Senate Committee Schedule

Monday, September 14, 2020

Foreign Relations
To receive a closed briefing on 2020 global nuclear threats.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine compensating college athletes, focusing on the potential impact on athletes and institutions.

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Hearings to examine whether Google harmed competition in online advertising.

Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider
• S. 804, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and fossilized ivory products,
• S. 1626, to require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to estimate the value of electromagnetic spectrum assigned or otherwise allocated to Federal entities,
• S. 3831, to authorize the position of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism, to statutorily establish the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board,
• S. 3969, to amend title 49, United States Code, to reform the Federal Aviation Administration's aircraft certification process,
• S. 4015, to provide funds to assess the availability, accelerate the deployment, and improve the sustainability of advanced communications services and communications infrastructure in rural America,
• S. 4159, to amend the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act to accommodate emerging technologies,
• S. 4286, to authorize appropriations for offsetting the costs related to reductions in research productivity resulting from the coronavirus pandemic,
• S. 4462, to establish a national integrated flood information system within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
• S. 4472, to amend the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Reimbursement Program to include eligible telecommunications carriers and providers of educational broadband service,
• an original bill entitled, "Forensic Science Research and Standards Act", the nominations of
Eric J. Soskin, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation,
Robert E. Primus, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board,
Theodore Rokita, of Indiana,
Sarah E. Feinberg, of West Virginia, and
Chris Koos, of Illinois, all to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors.

Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
Hearings to examine the Department of Health and Human ServicesCoronavirus response, focusing on a review of efforts to date and next steps.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Allison Clements, of Ohio, and
Mark C. Christie, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine the Navigable Waters Protection Rule under the Clean Water Act, focusing on the stakeholder reaction.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider a motion to authorize the Chairman to issue notices for taking depositions, subpoenas for records, and subpoenas for testimony, to individuals relating to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation; the DOJ Inspector General's review of that investigation; and the "unmasking" of U.S. persons affiliated with the Trump campaign, transition team, and Trump administration, as described in Schedule A (Items 1-3), a motion to authorize the Chairman to issue subpoenas for testimony and notices for taking depositions to individuals relating to Burisma Holdings and actual or apparent conflicts of interest with U.S.-Ukraine policy, as described in Schedule A (Item 4),
and the nominations of
John Gibbs, of Michigan, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and
John M. Barger, of California, Christopher Bancroft Burnham, of Connecticut, and Frank Dunlevy, of California, each to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Hearings to examine Federal housing assistance programs.

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearings to examine
• S. 180, to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize fee ownership for certain oil and gas drilling or spacing units,
• S. 1295, to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop and maintain a cadastre of Federal real property,
• S. 1765, to sustain economic development and recreational use of National Forest System land in the State of Montana, to add certain land to the National Wilderness Preservation System, to designate new areas for recreation,
• S. 1870 and H.R. 722, bills to designate a mountain in the State of Utah as "Miracle Mountain",
• S. 2533, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to Alaska Native elders for determining eligibility for certain programs,
• S. 2828, to require the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement allowing for adaptive management of certain Federal land in Malheur County, Oregon,
• S. 2890, to promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for sensible development in Douglas County, Nevada,
• S. 3241, to amend the
John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act to establish the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico,
• S. 3366, to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at no cost to members of Gold Star Families,
• S. 3427, to require the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to digitize and make publicly available geographic information system mapping data relating to public access to Federal land and waters for outdoor recreation,
• S. 3485, to expand the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to expand revenue sharing for offshore wind, to reauthorize the National Oceans and Coastal Security Act,
• S. 3670, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Gila River System in the State of New Mexico as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico,
• S. 4431, to increase wildfire preparedness and response throughout the United States,
• S. 4475, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, and
• H.R. 255, to provide for an exchange of lands with San Bernardino County, California, to enhance management of lands within the San Bernardino National Forest.

Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
Hearings to examine whether the reforms to Section 1201 are needed and warranted.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Armed Services
Hearings to examine matters relating to the budget of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine advancing U.S. engagement and countering China in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine fixing theFree Application for Federal Student Aid.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hearings to examine Albania's chairmanship of theOrganization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

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