Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the “Interior Department’s and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s permitting processes for energy and resource infrastructure projects and opportunities to improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of federal decisions for such projects.”
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

Senate Foreign Relations — Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation hearing on “European Energy Security: U.S. Interests and Coercive Russian Diplomacy.”
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
Place: 419 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses:
Assistant Secretary of State for European And Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources John McCarrick testify

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee markup to vote on the nominations of Linda Capuano to be administrator of the Energy Information Administration; and Timothy Petty to be assistant Interior secretary for water and science.
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg.

House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection and Subcommittee on Environment joint hearing on “Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles.”
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
Place: 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hearing on “Examining Consequences of America’s Growing Dependence on Foreign Minerals.”
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m.
Place: 1324 Longworth Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation — Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard hearing on “National Ocean Policy: Stakeholder Perspectives.”
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m.
Place: 253 Russell Bldg.
Witnesses:
Bonnie Brady, executive director of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association
Christopher Guith, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute
Dan Keppen, executive director of the Family Farm Alliance
Kathy Metcalf, president and CEO at the Chamber of Shipping of America

House Natural Resources Committee markup of H.R.200, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act”; H.R.1157, to clarify the United States interest in certain submerged lands in the area of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge; H.R.1349, to amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas; H.R.1350, to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota; H.R.1675, the “National Landslide Preparedness Act”; H.R.2888, the “Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Establishment Act”; H.R.3400, the “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act”; H.R.3588, the “RED SNAPPER Act”; H.R.4033, the “National Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act”; H.R.4264, the “Hyde Park Land Conveyance Act”; H.R.4266, the “Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act”; H.R.4465, the “Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017”; H.R.4475, the “National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System Act”; H.R.4568, the “Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act”; S.825, the “Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017”; S.1285, the “Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act.”

Note: Markup will continue on December 13.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5 p.m.
Place   1324 Longworth Bldg.
HR 1675 — National Landslide Preparedness Act
HR 1349 — A bill to amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposes.
HR 1157 — A bill to clarify the United States interest in certain submerged lands in the area of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes.
HR 3400 — A bill to promote innovative approaches to outdoor recreation on Federal land and to open up opportunities for collaboration with non-Federal partners, and for other purposes.
HR 4266 — Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act
HR 4568 — A bill to amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under geothermal leases, and for other purposes.
HR 1350 — A bill to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes.
S 1285 — Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act
HR 2888 — Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Establishment Act
HR 4264 — Hyde Park Land Conveyance Act
HR 4475 — National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System Act
HR 4465 — Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act
HR 3588 — Regionally Empowered Decision-making for Snappers Noting the Angling Public and the Preservation of an Exceptional Resource (RED SNAPPER) Act
S 825 — Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act
HR 200 — Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
HR 4033 — National Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act 

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.
Place: 406 Dirksen Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “The Impacts and Future of North American Energy Trade.”
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10:15 a.m.
Place: 2322 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Advancing Solar Energy Technology: Research Trumps Deployment.”
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m.
Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Witnesses:
Steve Eglash, executive director of strategic research initiatives, computer science at Stanford University
Martin Keller, director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Acting Assistant Energy Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons
Kenny Stein, director of policy at the Institute for Energy Research