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