Energy Hearings This Week

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018

10:00 AM

Subcommittee on Environment (Committee on Energy and Commerce) Discussion Draft: The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on National Parks
Hearings to examine

S.2395, to amend title 54, United States Code, to authorize the provision of technical assistance under the Preserve America Program and to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into partnerships with communities adjacent to units of the National Park System to leverage local cultural heritage tourism assets,

S.2895 and H.R.5613, bills to designate the Quindaro Townsite National Historic Landmark,

S.3291, to reauthorize the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route,

S.3439 and H.R.5532, bills to redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park,

S.3468, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System,

S.3505, to provide for partnerships among State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War,

S.3527 and H.R.5585, bills to extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission,

S.3533, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System,

S.3545, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve home health payment reforms under the Medicare program,

S.3571 and H.R.5420, bills to authorize the acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York,

S.3646, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to accept certain properties in the State of Missouri,

S.3609 and H.R.801, bills to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail,

S.3659, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an “American World War II Heritage City”,

H.R.1220, to establish the Adams Memorial Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 107-62,

H.R.3607, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System,

H.R.3961, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River and its tributaries in the State of Florida for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System,

H.R.5005, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System,

H.R.5706, to establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai’i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai’i,

H.R.6077, recognizing the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York,

H.R.6599, to modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service, and

H.R.6687, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistently with Congress’ long-standing intent to continue to authorize working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore’s unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values.

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018
10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy (Committee on Energy and Commerce) Public Private Partnerships for Federal Energy Management

Energy Hearings this Week

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
10:00 AM
Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nominations of Rita Baranwal, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Bernard L. McNamee, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Raymond David Vela, of Texas, to be Director of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
10:00 AM
Senate Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine funding needs for wildlife conservation, recovery, and management.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
10:00 AM
House Natural Resources Full Committee Markup, Agenda TBD

Energy Hearings this Week

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-406
Environment and Public Works
Hearings to examine successful state conservation, recovery, and management of wildlife from Yellowstone’s grizzly bear to the Chesapeake’s Delmarva fox squirrel.
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
10:00 AM – SR-253
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine consumer data privacy, focusing on lessons from the European Union’s general data protection regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
9:30 AM – SR-253
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Hearings to examine the future of the fleets, focusing on Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship recapitalization.
Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine blackstart and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry.

 

Energy Hearings This Week

Committee Hearings

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Hearings to examine the Department of Energy’s efforts in the field of quantum information science.
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2018
10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (House Energy and Commerce) Built in America: Jobs and Growth in the Manufacturing Sector
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2018
2:00 pm
Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade (House Financial Services) “Administration Goals for Major Sanctions Programs”

 

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
2:30 PM – SD-342
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
Hearings to examine the Federal role in the toxic PFAS chemical crisis.
Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy (House Energy and Commerce) DOE Modernization: The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response
Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
2:00 pm
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment (House Oversight and Government Reform) “Restoring Balance to Environmental Litigation”

Energy Hearings This Week

The House is not in session this week.  The Senate is in session for most of this week.

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
10:00 AM – SR-253
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Hearings to examine conflicts over ocean resources.
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
2:30 PM – SVC-217
Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
Closed hearings to examine interagency coordination in the protection of critical infrastructure.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine blackstart and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry.

Energy Hearings This Week

Date Event Location
09/05/2018 10:00 AM ET Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee – Markup

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation markup to consider S.1965, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and traditional mammoth ivory products, S.2773, to improve the management of driftnet fishing, S.3367, to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency, H.R.4323, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, and the nominations of Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, James Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Transportation Security Administration, focusing on keeping our skies secure.

106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
09/05/2018 10:00 AM ET House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – Hearing

Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Hearing: “Innovation in Surface Transportation”

2167 Rayburn HOB
09/05/2018 02:00 PM ET House Committee on Natural Resources – Hearing

Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Hearing: H.R. 6583 (Rep. Rob Bishop), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain lands and facilities of the Big Sand Wash Project, Utah. “Big Sand Wash Project Title Transfer Act.”; and H.R. 6652 (Rep. Dan Newhouse), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to the Kennewick Irrigation District, and for other purposes.

1324 Longworth HOB
09/06/2018 10:00 AM ET House Committee on Natural Resources – Hearing

Subcommittee on Federal Lands Hearing: The Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: – H.R. 5706 (Rep. Colleen Hanabusa), To establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai’i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai’i, and for other purposes “World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act”; – H.R. 6108 (Rep. Jody B. Hice), To provide for partnerships among State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War, and for other purposes “Preserving America’s Battlefields Act”; – H.R. 6118 (Rep. David Rouzer), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an ‘American World War II Heritage City’, and for other purposes; – H.R. 6365 (Rep. Stevan Pearce), To establish the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Land Grant-Merced Claims Commission and other Federal policies for the restoration of land for hardships resulting from the incomplete and inequitable implementation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, to affirm Land Grand-Merced property rights protected by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and for other purposes “Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Land Claims Act of 2018”; and – H.R. 6682 (Rep. Scott Tipton), To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the transparency and oversight of land conveyances involving disposal or acquisition of National Forest System Lands or Bureau of Land Management public lands, to provide protections and certainty for private landowners related to resurveying such public lands, and for other purposes “Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act”.

1324 Longworth HOB
09/06/2018 10:00 AM ET House Committee on Energy and Commerce – Hearing

Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and Challenges Presented

2123 Rayburn HOB
09/07/2018 09:00 AM ET House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – Hearing

Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Hearing: “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Resources Projects and Policy, Part II”

2167 Rayburn HOB

Energy Hearings This Week

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the energy efficiency of blockchain and similar technologies and the cybersecurity possibilities of such technologies for energy industry applications.
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-419
Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine United States-Russia relations.
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-538
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine Russia sanctions, focusing on current effectiveness and potential for next steps.
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
2:30 PM – SD-226
Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
Hearings to examine cyber threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure.
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearings to examine S.483, to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, S.1572, to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas, S.1787, to reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992, S.1959, to designate certain Federal land in the State of California as wilderness, S.2078, to maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding, S.2160, to establish a pilot program under the Chief of the Forest Service may use alternative dispute resolution in lieu of judicial review of certain projects, S.2297, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota, S.2721, to designate certain land in San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan Counties, Colorado, as wilderness, to designate certain special management areas in the State of Colorado, S.2809, to establish the San Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic Mining National Conservation Area in the State of Utah, to designate wilderness areas in the State, to provide for certain land conveyances, S.2907, to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico, S.3245, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land in the State of Texas, S.3297, to provide for the expansion of the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, Washington County, Utah, S.3325, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide for the eligibility of national grasslands for grazing leases and permits, and H.R.2075, to adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls and Deschutes Canyon Wilderness Study Areas in the State of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities to protect private property.

Energy Hearings This Week

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

4:00 PM – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks Hearings to examine national parks legislation.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018

10:00 AM – Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing to consider the following nominations:

  • Mr. William Cooper to be General Counsel at the Department of Energy; and
  • Mr. Lane Genatowski to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy at the Department of Energy.

10:00 AM – Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to Examine Implementation of Clean Water Act Section 401 and S. 3303, the Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2018

Energy Hearings This Week

The Senate will be in session this week, ahead of a one-week recess (August 6-10).

August 1

Senate EPW Committee markup (vote) of the following nominations:

  • PN 1766, William Charles McIntosh, of Michigan, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of International and Tribal Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency;
  • PN 1681, Peter C. Wright, of Michigan, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency;
  • PN 2136, Mary Bridget Neumayr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality;
  • PN 2171, John C. Fleming, of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development;

Senate EPW Committee (following nomination votes) hearing, “Examining EPA’s Agenda: Protecting the Environment and Allowing America’s Economy to Grow.”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee markup (vote)  to consider the following legislative measure and nominations.

  • S. 3277, Space Frontier Act of 2018, Sponsors: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
  • S. 2242, the COASTAL Implementation Act of 2017, Sponsor: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
  • S. 2773, the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, Sponsors: Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
  • S. 2861, Passenger Rail Crew Protection Parity Act, Sponsors: Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
  • S. 3119, the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act, Sponsors: Sens. James Risch (R-Idaho), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
  • S. 3143, the National Quantum Initiative Act, Sponsors: Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
  • S. 3265, Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act, Sponsor: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
  • S. 3273, Port Operations, Research, and Technology Act, Sponsor: Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
  • Nomination of Rick Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors
  • Nomination of Martin Oberman, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board

Energy Hearings This Week

Congressional Hearings

July 24 – House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing, “DOE Modernization: Legislation to Authorize a Pilot Project to Commercialize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve”

July 24 – House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade Hearing: Product Exclusion Process for Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

July 24 – House Natural Resources hearing: “Assessing Innovative and Alternative Uses of Coal”

July 24 – House Science markup: “H.R. ___, the Improving Science in Chemical Assessments Act”

July 24 – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, “to examine National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s blue economy initiative, focusing on supporting commerce in American oceans and Great Lakes.”

July 24 – Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing “to examine factors that are impacting global oil prices.”

July 24 – Senate Agriculture Committee hearing “to examine the nominations of Dan Michael Berkovitz, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and James E. Hubbard, of Colorado, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment.”

July 25 – House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing: Background on Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard

 

LexBlog