U.S. Senate Committees

U.S. House Committees

Senate Hearings

Today

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

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.

9:45am (ET)
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine the United States Tax Code.

9:45am (ET)
Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Hearings to examine coal miners, focusing on black lung claimants.

10am (ET)
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.

10am (ET)
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.

10:30am (ET)
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.

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

3pm (ET)
Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearings to examine building economically resilient communities, focusing on local and regional approaches.

3pm (ET)
International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine United States security implications of international energy and climate policies and issues.

3pm (ET)
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Hearings to examine the nomination of Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Wednesday

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Hearings to examine meeting the challenges of feeding America's school children.

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Environment and Public Works

An oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

10am (ET)
Taxation and IRS Oversight Subcommittee
Committee on Finance

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.

10am (ET)
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.

1:45pm (ET)
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Hearings to examine empowering women entrepreneurs, focusing on understanding successes, addressing persistent challenges, and identifying new opportunities.

2:30pm (ET)
Department of Homeland Security Subcommittee
Committee on Appropriations

Hearings to examine insuring our future, focusing on building a flood insurance program we can live with, grow with, and prosper with.

2:30pm (ET)
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.

2:30pm (ET)
National Parks Subcommittee
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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.

2:30pm (ET)
Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine a more efficient and effective government, focusing on the National Technical Information Service.

2:45pm (ET)
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.

3:30pm (ET)
Committee on Indian Affairs

An oversight hearing to examine Indian gaming, focusing on the next 25 years.

Thursday

10am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine the nomination of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

10am (ET)
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine Social Security, focusing on a fresh look at workers' disability insurance.

10am (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine Iraq at a crossroads, focusing on options for United States policy.

10am (ET)
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Hearings to examine the role of states in higher education.

10:15am (ET)
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.

10:30am (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine the nomination of Anne E. Rung, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget.

2:30pm (ET)
Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine making the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) more effective for streamlined disaster operations, focusing on the path to efficiency.

3:45pm (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and 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.

Tuesday, July 29th

10am (ET)
Committee on the Budget

Hearings to examine the economic and budgetary consequences of climate change, focusing on the cost of inaction.

2:15pm (ET)
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.

2:30pm (ET)
Joint Economic Committee

Hearings to examine increasing economic opportunity for African Americans, focusing on local initiatives that are making a difference.

Wednesday, July 30th

10am (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine the next steps for the "Violence Against Women Act" (VAWA), focusing on protecting women from gun violence.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Indian Affairs

An oversight hearing to examine responses to natural disasters in Indian country.


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