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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senate Schedule

Senate Floor Schedule

House Committee Schedule

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

10:00 am
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs meets regarding "An Update on the IRS Response to Its Targeting Scandal"
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154

10:00 am
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Aviation meets regarding Domestic Aviation Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167

10:00 AM

10:00 am
House Committee on Education and the Workforce
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections meets regarding Improving the Federal Wage and Hour Regulatory Structure
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167

10:00 am
House Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs meets regarding Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3109, H.R. 3409, H.R. 5026, and H.R. 5069
Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

10:00 am
House Committee on Homeland Security
meets regarding "The Rising Terrorist Threat and the Unfulfilled 911 Recommendation."
Location: Canon House Office Building, Room 311

10:00 am
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy meets regarding Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2322

10:00 am
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health meets regarding 21st Century Cures Roundtable on Personalized Medicine
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123

10:30 am
House Committee on House Administration
meets regarding Examining the Voting Process How States Can Build on Recommendations from the Bauer-Ginsberg Commission
Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1310

10:30 am
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation meets regarding Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2253

1:00 PM

10:30 am
House Committee on Small Business
Full Committee meets regarding Oversight of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs- Part II
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2253

1:00 pm
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Full Committee meets regarding Terrorist March in Iraq: The U.S. Response
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172

2:00 pm
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere meets regarding U.S.-Dominican Republic Relations: Bolstering Economic Growth and Energy Independence
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172

2:00 pm
House Committee on Armed Services
Full Committee meets regarding U.S. National Missile Defense and the Growing Threat: Is a Limited Defense Enough?
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2118

2:00 pm
House Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources meets regarding Oversight Hearing on "American Metals and Mineral Security: An examination of the domestic critical minerals supply and demand chain"
Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

2:00 pm
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations meets regarding The Troubling Case of Meriam Ibrahim
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172

3:00 pm
House Committee on Rules
meets regarding Business Meeting: H.R. 3393Student and Family Tax Simplification Act; H.R. 4935Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014
Location: H-313 CAPITOL

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

9:30 AM
Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Investigations Hearings to examine abuse of structured financial products, focusing on misusing basket options to avoid taxes and leverage limits, including a set of transactions that utilize financial engineering and structured financial products.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216
9:45 AM

Senate Committee on Finance
Hearings to examine the United States Tax Code.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
9:45 AM

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
Hearings to examine coal miners, focusing on black lung claimants.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 13, 2006, and signed by the United States of America on June 30, 2009 (the "Convention") (Treaty Doc.112-07), and S.J.Res. 36, relating to the approval and implementation of the proposed agreement for nuclear cooperation between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. S-116 10:00 AM Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Hearings to examine anti-semitism, racism and discrimination in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region, including xenophobia, discrimination against Christians, and members of other religions, and intolerance and discrimination against Muslims.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562
10:30 AM

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine leveraging America's resources as a revenue generator and job creator, focusing on the state and local government benefits in terms of revenue generated and jobs created from natural resource production.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366
2:30 PM

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 219
3:00 PM

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
Hearings to examine building economically resilient communities, focusing on local and regional approaches.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538
3:00 PM

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps
Hearings to examine United States security implications of international energy and climate policies and issues.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419
3:00 PM

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine the nomination of Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G50


Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Time to be announced.
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Business meeting to consider S. 315, to reauthorize and extend the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research, and Education Amendments of 2008, S. 2154, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, S. 531, to provide for the publication by the Secretary of Human Services of physical activity guidelines for Americans, S. 2405, to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain trauma care programs, S. 2406, to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the definition of trauma to include thermal, electrical, chemical, radioactive, and other extrinsic agents, S. 2539, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to trauma research, S. 2511, to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to clarify the definition of substantial cessation of operations, and any pending nominations. TBA 9:30 AM
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine meeting the challenges of feeding America's school children.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 328A
9:30 AM

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
An oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 406
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
Hearings to examine saving for an uncertain future, focusing on how the "Achieving a Better Life Experience Act" (ABLE) can help people with disabilities and their families.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Hearings to examine S. 2516, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, focusing on the need for expanded public disclosure of funds raised and spent to influence Federal elections.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 301
1:45 PM

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Hearings to examine empowering women entrepreneurs, focusing on understanding successes, addressing persistent challenges, and identifying new opportunities.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security Hearings to examine insuring our future, focusing on building a flood insurance program we can live with, grow with, and prosper with.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider S. 1804, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, S. 1893, to require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, S. 2030, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, S. 2094, to provide for the establishment of nationally uniform and environmentally sound standards governing discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel, and S. 2250, to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks
Hearings to examine H.R. 412, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 1189, to adjust the boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to include Hinchliffe Stadium, S. 1389 and H.R. 1501, bills to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, as a unit of the National Park System, S. 1520 and H.R. 2197, bills to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 1641, to establish the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area, S. 1718, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, S. 1750, 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. 1785, to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the States of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, S. 1794, to designate certain Federal land in Chaffee County, Colorado, as a national monument and as wilderness, S. 1866, to provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, S. 2031, to amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, S. 2104, 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. 2111, to reauthorize the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, S. 2221, to extend the authorization for the Automobile National Heritage Area in Michigan, S. 2264, to designate memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I, S. 2293, to clarify the status of the North Country, Ice Age, and New England National Scenic Trails as units of the National Park System, S. 2318, to reauthorize the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act, S. 2346, to amend the National Trails System Act to include national discovery trails, and to designate the American Discovery Trail, S. 2356, to adjust the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve, S. 2392, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 2576, to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and S. 2602, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight
Hearings to examine a more efficient and effective government, focusing on the National Technical Information Service.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342
2:45 PM

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearings to examine S. 1340, to improve passenger vessel security and safety, focusing on improving consumer protections for cruise passengers.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253
3:30 PM

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine Indian gaming, focusing on the next 25 years.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628


Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

10:00 AM
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nomination of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Finance
Hearings to examine Social Security, focusing on a fresh look at workers' disability insurance.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine Iraq at a crossroads, focusing on options for United States policy.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine the role of states in higher education.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430
10:15 AM

Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Hearings to examine the nominations of Stephen R. Bough, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, Armando Ormar Bonilla, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and Wendy Beetlestone, Mark A. Kearney, and Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., all to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
10:30 AM

Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the nomination of Anne E. Rung, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and
Senate Committee on the Budget.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia Hearings to examine making the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) more effective for streamlined disaster operations, focusing on the path to efficiency.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342
3:45 PM

Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the nomination of Joseph L. Nimmich, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342


Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

2:15 PM
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nomination of John Francis Tefft, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Department of State.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419
2:30 PM
Joint Economic Committee Hearings to examine increasing economic opportunity for African Americans, focusing on local initiatives that are making a difference.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G50


Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

10:00 AM
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Hearings to examine the next steps for the "Violence Against Women Act" (VAWA), focusing on protecting women from gun violence.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine responses to natural disasters in Indian country.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628

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