U.S. Senate Committees

U.S. House Committees

Senate Hearings

Today

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

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

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

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, an original bill entitled, "Afghanistan Accountability Act", 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, Peter F. Mulrean, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti, Paul Wayne Jones, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, Gayle Smith, of Ohio, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, Kathleen Ann Doherty, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, James Desmond Melville, Jr., of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia, Samuel D. Heins, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, all of the Department of State, and routine lists in the Foreign Service; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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

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

10:30am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Business meeting to continue consideration of an original bill to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States, S.133, to approve and implement the Klamath Basin agreements, to improve natural resource management, support economic development, and sustain agricultural production in the Klamath River Basin in the public interest and the interest of the United States, S.145, 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.146, 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.329, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S.403, to revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, S.521, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, S.583, to establish certain wilderness areas in central Idaho and to authorize various land conveyances involving National Forest System land and Bureau of Land Management land in central Idaho, S.593, to require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets, S.610, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of P.S. 103 in West Baltimore, Maryland and for other purposes, S.720, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, S.873, to designate the wilderness within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska as the Jay S. Hammond Wilderness Area, S.1103, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam, S.1104, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam, S.1240, to designate the Cerro del Yuta and Rio San Antonio Wilderness Areas in the State of New Mexico, S.1305, to amend the Colorado River Storage Project Act to authorize the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir, S.1483, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park System, S.1694, to amend Public Law 103-434 to authorize Phase III of the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project for the purposes of improving water management in the Yakima River basin, and an original bill to provide for reforms of the administration of the Outer Continental Shelf of the United States.

11am (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.

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.

10am (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Business meeting to consider S.1814, to withhold certain Federal funding from sanctuary cities, and S.32, to provide the Department of Justice with additional tools to target extraterritorial drug trafficking activity.

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

9:30am (ET)
Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
Committee on Environment and Public Works

An oversight hearing to examine litigation at the Environmental Protection Agency and Fish and Wildlife Service, focusing on impacts on the United States economy, States, local communities, and the environment.

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.

10am (ET)
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine preserving families and reducing the need for foster care.

10am (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, focusing on non-proliferation, inspections, and nuclear constraints.

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

An oversight hearing to examine the Bureau of Prisons, focusing on first-hand accounts of challenges facing the Federal prison system.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine the nominations of Ann Calvaresi Barr, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, United States Agency for International Development, and David Malcolm Robinson, of Connecticut, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations), and to be Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization.

3pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

Thursday, August 6th

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Armed Services

Hearings to examine the procurement, acquisition, testing, and oversight of the Navy's Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier program.

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.


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