U.S. Senate Committees

U.S. House Committees

Senate Hearings

Today

9:30am (ET)
Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Hearings to examine Lifeline, focusing on improving accountability and effectiveness.

10am (ET)
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearings to examine perspectives on the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

10am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine the status of drought conditions throughout the western United States and actions states and others are taking to address them.

10am (ET)
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine Internal Revenue Service data theft affecting taxpayer information.

2pm (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine the IRS data breach, focusing on steps to protect Americans' personal information.

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

5pm (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Closed hearings to examine understanding Iran's nuclear program.

Wednesday

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Environment and Public Works

Hearings to examine challenges and implications of EPA's proposed national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone, including S.638, to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to exceptional event demonstrations, S.751, to improve the establishment of any lower ground-level ozone standards, and S.640, to amend the Clean Air Act to delay the review and revision of the national ambient air quality standards for ozone.

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine implications of the Iran nuclear agreement for United States policy in the Middle East.

10am (ET)
Committee on Finance

Business meeting to consider an original bill entitled, "Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act of 2015".

10am (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine top government investigator positions left unfilled for years.

10am (ET)
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Hearings to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on ensuring college affordability.

10am (ET)
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Business meeting to consider S.1292, to amend the Small Business Act to treat certain qualified disaster areas as HUBZones and to extend the period for HUBZone treatment for certain base closure areas, an original bill entitled, "Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act of 2015", an original resolution expressing the sense of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate that the rule relating to the definition of the term ``waters of the United States┬┐┬┐ under the Clean Water Act will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, the nomination of Douglas J. Kramer, of Kansas, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration, and other pending calendar business.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Hearings to examine S.207, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran, S.297, to revive and expand the Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S.425, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs, S.471, to improve the provision of health care for women veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs, S.684, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of services for homeless veterans, and other pending calendar business.

2:30pm (ET)
Joint Economic Committee

Hearings to examine the employment effects of the Affordable Care Act.

Thursday

9:30am (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Business meeting to consider S.1137, to amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and the nominations of Dale A. Drozd, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California, Lawrence Joseph Vilardo, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York, LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall, and Ann Donnelly, both to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, John W. Huber, of Utah, to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah for the term of four years, Eileen Maura Decker, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Central District of California for the term of four years, and Eric Steven Miller, of Vermont, to be United States Attorney for the District of Vermont for the term of four years.

10am (ET)
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

An oversight hearing to examine the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

10am (ET)
Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine security assistance in Africa.

1:15pm (ET)
Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine practical solutions to improve the federal regulatory process.

2pm (ET)
Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine the process that led to the Affordable Care Act subsidy rule.

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Tuesday, June 9th

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine S.15, to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to recognize the authority of States to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, development, and job creation, S.454, to amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Energy, S.784, to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish microlabs to improve regional engagement with national laboratories, S.1033, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to replace the current requirement for a biennial energy policy plan with a Quadrennial Energy Review, S.1054, to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to develop a national smart manufacturing plan and to provide assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs, S.1068, to amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system from cyber security threats, S.1181, to expand the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program to include commercial trucks and United States flagged vessels, to return unspent funds and loan proceeds to the United States Treasury to reduce the national debt, S.1187, to improve management of the National Laboratories, enhance technology commercialization, facilitate public-private partnerships, S.1216, to amend the Natural Gas Act to modify a provision relating to civil penalties, S.1218, to establish an interagency coordination committee or subcommittee with the leadership of the Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior, focused on the nexus between energy and water production, use, and efficiency, S.1221, to amend the Federal Power Act to require periodic reports on electricity reliability and reliability impact statements for rules affecting the reliable operation of the bulk-power system, S.1223, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to improve the loan guarantee program for innovative technologies, S.1229, to require the Secretary of Energy to submit a plan to implement recommendations to improve interactions between the Department of Energy and National Laboratories, S.1230, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program under which the Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall enter into memoranda of understanding with States providing for State oversight of oil and gas productions activities, S.1241, to provide for the modernization, security, and resiliency of the electric grid, to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out programs for research, development, demonstration, and information-sharing for cybersecurity for the energy sector, S.1256, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy storage research program, loan program, and technical assistance and grant program, S.1258, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a distributed energy loan program and technical assistance and grant program, S.1259, to establish a grant program to allow National Laboratories to provide vouchers to small business concerns to improve commercialization of technologies developed at National Laboratories and the technology-driven economic impact of commercialization in the regions in which National Laboratories are located, S.1263, to provide for the establishment of a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund to assist United States businesses with exporting clean energy technology products and services, S.1274, to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to reauthorize Federal agencies to enter into long-term contracts for the acquisition of energy, S.1275, to establish a Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program in the Department of Energy to provide financial assistance to promote energy efficiency and onsite renewable technologies in manufacturing and industrial facilities, S.1277, to improve energy savings by the Department of Defense, S.1293, to establish the Department of Energy as the lead agency for coordinating all requirements under Federal law with respect to eligible clean coal and advanced coal technology generating projects, S.1306, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to use existing funding available to further projects that would improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, S.1310, to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing new oil or natural gas production leases in the Gulf of Mexico under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to a person that does not renegotiate its existing leases in order to require royalty payments if oil and natural gas prices are greater than or equal to specified price thresholds, S.1311, to amend the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to modify certain penalties to deter oil spills, S.1312, to mode

10:30am (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

An oversight hearing to examine the Transportation Security Administration, focusing on first-hand and government watchdog accounts of agency challenges.

Wednesday, June 10th

2:15pm (ET)
Committee on Indian Affairs

Business meeting to consider S.248, to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine addressing the need for victim services in Indian County.

2:30pm (ET)
National Parks Subcommittee
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine S.145, to require the Director of the National Park Service to refund to States all State funds that were used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the October 2013 shutdown, S.146, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into agreements with States and political subdivisions of States providing for the continued operation, in whole or in part, of public land, units of the National Park System, units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and units of the National Forest System in the State during any period in which the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture is unable to maintain normal level of operations at the units due to a lapse in appropriations, S.319, to designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Mount Denali, S.329, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S.403, to revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, S.521, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, S.610, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of P.S. 103 in West Baltimore, Maryland and for other purposes, S.782, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a bison management plan for Grand Canyon National Park, and S.873, to designate the wilderness within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska as the Jay S. Hammond Wilderness Area.

Thursday, June 11th

10:30am (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine accounts of current and former federal agency whistleblowers.

Tuesday, June 16th

10am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine the nominations of Jonathan Elkind, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (International Affairs), and Monica C. Regalbuto, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environmental Management).

Thursday, July 9th

10am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle and related legislation, including S.854, to establish a new organization to manage nuclear waste, provide a consensual process for siting nuclear waste facilities, ensure adequate funding for managing nuclear waste.


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