Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Hearings to examine the nominations of Teri L. Donaldson, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Christopher Fall, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Science, Karen S. Evans, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response), and Daniel Simmons, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy), all of the Department of Energy.
House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy:  The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearings to examine FAST-41 and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, focusing on progress to date and next steps.
House Committee on Natural Resources will consider the following bills: • H.R. 5291 (Rep. Niki Tsongas), To establish an offshore wind career training grant program, and for other purposes. “Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act”; • H.R. 5859 (Rep. Scott R. Tipton), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require that a portion of revenues from new Federal mineral and geothermal leases be paid to States for use to supplement the education of students in kindergarten through grade 12 and public support of institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. “Education and Energy Act of 2018”; • H.R. 6087 (Rep. Liz Cheney), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to recover the cost of processing administrative protests for oil and gas lease sales, applications for permits to drill, and right of way applications, and for other purposes. “Removing Barriers to Energy Independence Act”; • H.R. 6088 (Rep. John R. Curtis), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize notifications of permit to drill, and for other purposes. “Streamlining Permitting Efficiencies in Energy Development Act” or “SPEED Act”; and • H.R. 6107 (Rep. Stevan Pearce), To clarify that Bureau of Land Management shall not require permits for oil and gas activities conducted on non-Federal surface estate to access subsurface mineral estate that is less than 50 percent Federally owned, and for other purposes. “Ending Duplicative Permitting Act”.