U.S. Senate Committees

U.S. House Committees

Senate Hearings

Tuesday

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearings to examine lifting the crude oil export ban.

10am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Business meeting to consider an original bill to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States.

10am (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine the State Department's proposal to construct a new diplomatic security training facility.

11:30am (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

2pm (ET)
Joint Economic Committee

Hearings to examine dynamic scoring, focusing on how it will affect fiscal policymaking.

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

Wednesday

9am (ET)
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Hearings to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on combating campus sexual assault.

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Business meeting to consider S.284, to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, S.1632, to require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram, and the nominations of Michele Thoren Bond, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Consular Affairs), and Sarah Elizabeth Mendelson, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, both of the District of Columbia, Sheila Gwaltney, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Perry L. Holloway, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Laura Farnsworth Dogu, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua, and Peter F. Mulrean, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti, all of the Department of State.

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Business meeting to consider S.1400, to amend the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses, S.1756, to help small businesses take advantage of energy efficiency, S.1857, to amend the Small Business Act to provide for expanded participation in the microloan program, S.1866, to establish the veterans' business outreach center program, to improve the programs for veterans of the Small Business Administration, an original bill entitled, "A Sense of the Committee on the Small Business Tax Compliance Relief Act of 2015", and an original bill entitled, "Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Act of 2015".

9:45am (ET)
Committee on Armed Services

Hearings to examine the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on United States interests and the military balance in the Middle East.

10am (ET)
Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearings to examine the role of bankruptcy reform in addressing too-big-to-fail.

10am (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

10am (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Business meeting to consider an original bill entitled, "Department of Homeland Security Border Security Metrics Act of 2015", an original bill entitled, "Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2015", an original bill entitled, "EINSTEIN Act of 2015", S.1073, to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, an original bill entitled, "Quarterly Financial Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2015", S.1607, to affirm the authority of the President to require independent regulatory agencies to comply with regulatory analysis requirements applicable to executive agencies, S.1526, to amend title 10 and title 41, United States Code, to improve the manner in which Federal contracts for construction and design services are awarded, to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and construction services procurements, to amend title 31 and 41, United States Code, to improve the payment protections available to construction contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers for work performed, S.1820, to require agencies to publish an advance notice of proposed rule making for major rules, S.1817, to improve the effectiveness of major rules in accomplishing their regulatory objectives by promoting retrospective review, S.1808, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a Northern Border threat analysis, S.779, to provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency, S.Res.104, to express the sense of the Senate regarding the success of Operation Streamline and the importance of prosecuting first time illegal border crossers, S.708, to establish an independent advisory committee to review certain regulations, S.1170, to amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research, H.R.1531, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide a pathway for temporary seasonal employees in Federal land management agencies to compete for vacant permanent positions under internal merit promotion procedures, an original bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 West 2nd Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as the "Lieutenant Colonel James 'Maggie' Megellas Post Office", S.1596, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the "Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office Building", and the nomination of Denise Turner Roth, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of General Services.

10:30am (ET)
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Hearings to examine wireless broadband and the future of spectrum policy.

2pm (ET)
Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine the financial crisis in Greece, focusing on implications and lessons learned.

2pm (ET)
Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine IRS targeting, focusing on progress of agency reforms and congressional options.

2:15pm (ET)
Committee on Indian Affairs

Business meeting to consider S.383, to provide for Indian trust asset management reform, and S.732, to amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the true costs of alcohol and drug abuse in Native communities.

2:30pm (ET)
Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee
Committee on Armed Services

Hearings to examine best practices at public and private shipyards.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Hearings to examine ending veteran homelessness.

Thursday

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Armed Services

Hearings to examine the nomination of Admiral John M. Richardson, USN, to be Chief of Naval Operations.

9:30am (ET)
Investigations Subcommittee
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine the impact of the United States tax code on the market for corporate control and jobs.

10am (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine sanctions and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

10:30am (ET)
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
Committee on Appropriations

Hearings to examine whistleblower claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

2pm (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine the nominations of Lucy Tamlyn, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr., of California, to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic, David R. Gilmour, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Togolese Republic, and Daniel H. Rubinstein, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia, all of the Department of State.

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

Tuesday, August 4th

10am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle and related legislation, including S.854, to establish a new organization to manage nuclear waste, provide a consensual process for siting nuclear waste facilities, ensure adequate funding for managing nuclear waste.

3pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

Thursday, August 6th

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.


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